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 :

  • "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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  • "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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  • "It’s difficult to put into words just how much transformation can come from a weekend where all we do is eat and breathe into the question of creation, and dig into ourselves in a way we might not in our ordinary reality ...  Something changed in me. Something deep in the roots of my heart and something that outreached beyond myself."
    -Vanessa Brown, Trout Creek, February 2018
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