Heart Foundational Shamanism Trainings
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 of Shamanism 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.
- Participate in diverse forms of shamanic journeying and meditation.
- Learn how to co-create ceremony in a circle community.
- Experience drum circles, sound healing, sauna ceremonies, and other in-spirited creative expressions
- Learn peacemaking tools and skills such as active, deep listening, and holding space.
- Come into harmony with the seasons and elements by spending time outside in nature.
- Deepen your connection to the circle and nourish your home practice with 2 circle conference calls (pre-retreat and post-retreat) and continuing home practices & stories from our newsletter.
How will I grow?
- Develop trust and love within, and with others.
- Join a heart-centered community working in the way of the circle.
- Empower yourself and learn to empower others.
- Tap into the deep well of ancestral wisdom within you.
- Heal the past; nourish present living; prepare for the future.
- Transform with love and support from your soul family.
- Come home to your true nature.
“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
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
- Our subscription plan allows participants to attend all four seasonal gatherings with a discount and simplified monthly payments.
- Learn more about our CCSS Scholarship Fund.
Upcoming Training Dates:
January 25 – 27, 2019
Come home to the Fire Within, gathering under the stars in the stillness of winter to re-ignite your passion.
April 12 – 14, 2019
Flowing with renewed life, embrace your child-like innocence and plant the seeds of new dreams.
July 19 – 21, 2019
Step outside to daydream in nature, honouring our ability to create in this time of abundance.
October 18 – 20, 2019
Gathering wisdom from the wind and trees, root deep into the earth and restore your soul.
Some words from past attendees :
- "As you are driving down the road, becoming unplugged to the world around, you can reconnect with your core, discovering who you are and embracing your belonging. 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."
-Jennifer Casement Buttineau, Barrie, September 2018
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- "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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- "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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