Heart Foundations Retreat Series

Come home, and remember how to live in ceremony, nourish and grow the passions that give you great fulfillment, and connect with inner wisdom to help guide your purposeful journey.

The Heart Foundations series offers one gathering each season, open to participants of all experience levels on their spiritual paths.  Each seasonal gathering has a guiding theme & inspiration, exploring different aspects of building a strong and sustainable foundation of heart-centered living.

Each retreats program is co-created with participants through a process we call the Way of the Circle.  Participants tap into their intuition, unique gifts, soul yearnings, day and nighttime dreams, ancestral wisdom, and helping spirits to co-create living ceremony, going deeper into rediscovering their greatest teacher and healer within.  This allows us each to receive a magical learning experience that meets 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 see in the world around us. 

Universal Teachings

Heart Foundations programming at Northern Edge Algonquin is not informed by any one cultural practice.  Our circle is a diverse community of heart-centered individuals from a variety of cultural & spiritual backgrounds.  While a circle member may choose to share a special tradition from their practice with our circle, the teachings we aim to impart are universal to all forms of spirituality:

  • The Circle.  The importance of community.
  • Mother Nature.  Coming home to nature and the elements.
  • The Heart.  Love, support, and our foundation.

What’s Involved?

How will I grow?

“The Heart Foundations are vehicles for change. Within the safe and supportive structure of the Way of the Circle, we realize our inter-connectedness, travelling deep within to retrieve the gifts we came into this world to share. Being seen, feeling heard, inspiring each other, and honouring 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

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

“If shamanism is calling to you, it is not an invitation that you will be able to decline. It calls like wild geese and it is the wildness within you that will answer.”

~ Trae Robinson, Circle Member & Participant

“I am more ME than I have ever been, and I am becoming more and more me all the time now. When we heal our hearts, we can share our inner gifts with the world.”

– Jane Large, Circle Member & Participant


Self Investment:

All-inclusive: Heart Foundations Program, all meals from arrival day dinner to departure day lunch, comfortable forest accommodation, program materials, mentoring, and administration are all included, from $658/person.


  • Heart Foundations Investment: $200/person
  • Meals & Accommodations: from $229/person/night (2 nights)

Subscriptions & Savings

Upcoming Training Dates:

Heart Flame

January 25 – 27, 2019

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

Heart Flow

April 12 – 14, 2019

Flowing with renewed life, embrace your child-like innocence and plant the seeds of new dreams.

Heart Blossom

July 19 – 21, 2019

Step outside to daydream in nature, honouring our ability to create in this time of abundance.

Heart Wood

October 18 – 20, 2019

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

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