The Canadian Centre for Shamanic Studies

Since 1996, we have offered a variety of shamanism training and workshops, nature adventures, and shamanic healing retreats.

Shamanism experiences at the Edge are deepened by experiences in nature, and creation of the time and space to seek wisdom of the spirits of nature for empowerment and healing. Shamanism at the Edge involves journeying within and using our natural senses to find answers.

A subsidiary of Northern Edge Algonquin, CCSS is dedicated to fostering leaders and growing community in the strengthening Way of the Circle. In the unified shape of the circle, we recognize the infinite potential of what we can achieve together as an empowered community.

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Nourishing our connection to Spirit, honouring our ancient wisdom, and creating Love, Unity and Peace with all our relations.

Upcoming Retreats

Some words from our guests :

  • "As soon as I arrived, I knew this was my home away from home. I had found my shamanic family. Martha and the circle of facilitators she has trained are all highly skilled shamanic practitioners, heart-centred and integrity based . . ."
    -Jan Beaver, July 2015
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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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  • "Heart Flow of Shamanism 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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  • "I had a wonderful weekend at the Edge, participating in ceremony with others and enjoying the natural beauty around us. Staff made me feel at home and well taken care of, and the other participants were lovely. I would highly recommend the Edge to anyone looking for a meaningful and rejuvenating experience in nature!"
    -Emily Hartman, August 2016
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