Heart Foundations

What might it be like to come home to your heart, remembering how to live by the guidance of your inner wisdom, while nourishing and growing the passions that fulfill you?

The Heart Foundations series offers one retreat program each season, open to participants of all experience levels. Each retreat has a guiding theme that explores different aspects of building a strong and sustainable foundation of heart-centered living.

Each retreat experience is co-created by the participants through a process we call the Way of the Circle. Participants tap into their intuition, unique gifts, soul yearnings, day and nighttime dreams, innate wisdom, and helping spirits to co-create living ceremony. Going deep within they rediscovering their greatest leader, teacher and healer within. This allows the retreat group to receive magical learning experiences that meet both our individual needs while being of service to the greater Circle. Through the heart’s gateway within, we are able to respond with our innate gifts and abilities, fulfilling the greatest needs we perceive in our lives and the world.

No matter who we are, or where we are on our journey in life, the heart is our meeting place . . .

Universal Teachings

Our Circle community is comprised of a beautifully diverse group of heart-centered individuals from a variety of cultural and spiritual backgrounds. During a retreat program participants may feel called to share a personal tradition or practice with the group. We welcome the universal learnings that come through our diverse Circle culture that nourish love, peace, unity, and connection.

What will I experience?

Curious about what to expect?  Read The Unexpected: What to expect at a circle gathering at Northern Edge Algonquin

“The Heart Foundations are vehicles for change. Within the safe and supportive structure of the Way of the Circle, we realize our inter-connectedness, traveling deep within to retrieve the gifts we came into this world to share. Being seen, feeling heard, inspiring each other, and honoring one another’s values, we heal the root cause of isolation and scarcity. Coming together we undergo a joyous alchemical process, transmuting the dream of fear, divisiveness and disharmony into the dream of Love, Unity, and Peace. Our survival as a human species depends on us remembering ancient wisdom, and our connection to the Spirit that lives in all things.”

Martha Lucier, Co-Founder

Upcoming Retreat Dates:

Heart Wood

October 14 – 17, 2021

Harvesting the wisdom from the wind and trees, root deep into the earth and restore your soul.

Heart Flame

February 3 – 6, 2022

Come home to the Fire Within, gathering under the stars in the stillness of winter to re-ignite your passions.

Heart Flow

May 12 – 15, 2022

Flowing with renewed life, embrace your child-like innocence as you nurture and grow the seeds of new dreams.

Heart Blossom

August 11 – 14, 2022

Playing outside and daydreaming in nature, honour your ability to create in this time of abundance.

Self Investment:

All-inclusive: Heart Foundations participation, all meals from arrival day dinner to departure day lunch, comfortable forest cabin accommodation, program materials, mentoring, and administration are all included, from $1099/person + HST.

Please note: We have evolved the Heart Foundations from a 3-day retreat to a 4-day retreat!


  • Heart Foundations Investment: $200/person
  • Meals & Accommodations: from $899/person (3 nights, 4 days)

Learn about scholarships & options for financial assistance.

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