The Way of the Circle Centre

We host and facilitate transformative experiences that awaken us to our gifts and inspire heart-led action in our families, our communities, and on our planet; for a beautiful & sustainable future.

The Way of the Circle Centre empowers the dreamers within. Connecting with our hearts, stepping into nature, and claiming our space in the circle, we celebrate the infinite potential of what we can achieve together as an empowered community. Since 1996, we’ve delivered spirit quest canoe trips, women’s empowerment programs, basic and advanced shamanism trainings, and hosted a variety of programs with special guests from around the world.

Our programming begins with the Heart Foundations, a series of four seasonal retreats that participants can attend in any order. These create a foundation for living in ceremony and working in the Way of the Circle.

When participants are ready to go deeper, they are welcomed to co-create the next spiral level, a year-long program themed in response to the greatest collective need at the time. Examples of past one-year programs include 2015’s The Soul Pathways, and 2017’s Algonquin Journey: Reconnecting with the Songlines of Nature.

Growing connection, honouring innate wisdom, and co-creating Love, Unity and Peace.

– Our guiding Inspiration

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Some words from our guests :

  • "I feel so grateful to write a second review for this unique and authentic facility, its programs, its values and its spiritual grounding. Once again, the physical setting was so ideal for this [Heart Blossom] retreat. We drummed, danced, dined like kings and played in the water to reconnect with our inner selves and our collective power to support and care for one another. All the superlative adjectives in the world would barely scratch the surface of how special this place is in so many ways. Make time for it, if it calls to you. You won't be disappointed."
    -Tanya Marwitz, August 2018
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  • "It is hard to describe in words how much I love the Edge. Felling beyond grateful for an experience filled with awe and wonder. Far more fulfilling than a week down south and has restored my childhood love of the winter! Every person, place and thing at the Edge contributed to an experience that left me replenished, whole and happier than I had been in months... Staff at the Edge helped me figure out how to help myself. Leaving me able to replenish myself in my regular crazy and hectic life!"
    -Joanne Hofinger, February 2018
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  • "Beautiful area set back into the woods on a lake. It was an entire weekend of meditation on a personal level, of which, assisted me to work through personal stressful events of every day life. Very clean, and organized, comfortable for certain. The Staff, are very kind, and friendly. LOVE THE EDGE!"
    -Jane Mathers, April 2019
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  • "Nature has a way of creating a deep play for young ones, but also for adults too. At the Edge, I was able to dream, create, and become mindful at the moment, leading by my heart centre. My heart had been broken, my sense of identity lost. Coming to the circle, an ancient community practice, at the Edge, helped me understand what my new normal would become."
    -Jennifer Casement Buttineau, Barrie, September 2018
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