Trae Robinson

Way of the Circle Centre Coordinator

Tracy (Trae) Robinson loves facilitating ‘aha’ moments.

She balances health promotion, community engagement and strategic planning in her role. While Trae has only recently taken on the role of the Way Of The Circle Centre Coordinator, she brings with her nearly two decades of learning and growing with The Edge.

Her first experience with Northern Edge Algonquin came in the form of an outdoor recreation program, then for a period as a marketing assistant, and while raising her children, a facilitator.

It is a place that has always been near and dear to her heart, and she has a deep love for the growth of the Edge as an eco-retreat centre, what it stands for, and what it represents as a potential solution for healing our relationship with the earth.

After attending the second two-year shamanism training program through the Canadian Centre for Shamanic Studies (now the Way of the Circle Centre), Trae brought her learnings back to her own community in the form of environmental activism, and facilitating sharing circles out of a women’s centre in London, ON where “women could go to be supported, tell their stories and trade them like bracelets.”

Years of participating in this group lead to qualitative studies on the circular process and academic research on the concepts of co-leadership and collectivity.

Throughout all of this, she has remained steadfast in her active participation in the Way of the Circle Centre and is excited to step into her role as the centre’s coordinator.

She has a BA in Communications and an MSc in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with years of experience in non-profit management.  Inspired by nature, conscious living and a gypsy heart, Trae spends her time in London and Northern Ontario between travel adventures. She recently completed a camino across Costa Rica that helped her embrace “pura vida.”

As a facilitator, she says it’s a privilege to witness “aha” moments, or quantum leaps in understanding.

I am learning that growth doesn’t have to be painful if we can let play lead the way.