The Way of the Circle Centre

We host 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 was welcomed with open arms, love and so much faith and support. To be here exactly as I am, without the need to validate my existence or justify myself in any way. To just, be. I could feel myself gaining a small piece of my heart back, with the realization that I do have something to offer, that my story is worth sharing and that I am capable of teaching and guiding others. To understand that I have the answers to my questions and I don’t need to constantly seek out validation for them is completely empowering and motivating to keep looking deeper within myself."
    -Amanda Urbanski, May 2016
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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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  • "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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  • "Heart Flow was without a doubt the most deeply extraordinary experience that I've ever had which provided me with clarity and assurance that nature knows the way, when we are truly connected within ourselves and are brave and willing -- deep down we know the way, and that when we hold a dream within a community we can co-create the way. The way to love, to peace, to acceptance, to balance, to harmony, to beauty --- I'm on my way."
    -Courtney Sinclair, May 2016
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