The Circle Way Newsletter: So Without

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Circle Wedding

Come Unity

By Gwenith Kikkawa & Kevin Alexander (CCSS Collective Members)

Why get married?

We knew it wasn’t about doing what was socially expected to do after having been in a relationship for a while. We knew it wasn’t about the legal benefits of marriage. What we did know is that we had a deep heart longing to get married, and we trusted that our heads would come to understand why along the way.

Kevin: “I was excited from day one. The second we decided we were getting married I had butterflies in my stomach, I was ecstatic. I Love you Gwen and I look forward to the many deep layers of love you help me explore with your truth, your mirror and your wonderful soul.”

Gwen: “He had been asking me to marry him since the very beginning of our relationship, when we were still in the phone calling stage. I said yes to him most of the time, joked with him no other times, then threatened him not to ask it again unless he was serious. But he was serious, and very playful about it. A year and a half into our romantic relationship we really started talking about it, picturing, dreaming it, talking about ideas, letting our curiosity taste the pieces.”

And then we seized it, setting the date for November 2nd, 2013. A meaningful date which also honoured the anniversary of Gwen’s fathers death.

Keep it Simple and from the Heart; we knew this was our guideline. Planning a wedding in 5 weeks helped us ensure we kept it that way.



Home Practice

Take a walk outside, or find a place in nature to sit and be with yourself. Connect with your heart and ask:
* In what areas of my life do I feel disconnected from? (i.e. your career, your friends, your family….)
* How are these areas reflecting a yearning and need to unify within me?
* What thoughts, dreams and actions help me feel unified within?

We invite you to connect and share your insights with others onPeace Villages.


Grounding Through Winds of Change

How can we renew peace and clarity in our lives? Yoga teacher, Carly Stong, shares a restorative yoga journey in this video, inviting you to tap into a feeling of tranquility, and unity of the heart, body, mind and spirit.

Carly Stong Video


Yoga Owl

Restore & Renew Yoga Retreat

November 14-17, 2014

This all-inclusive yoga and nature retreat features four days/three nights of forest accommodation, delicious restorative meals, rejuvenating yoga program, and plenty of time spent in nature.

All experience levels welcome.

Join yoga teacher and owner of Life Yoga Studios in Kingston, Carly Stong, assisted by CCSS members, Gwenith Kikkawa and Vicki Arsenault.


Book Now

$100 Discount Extended!

Two weeks to register

▪ Save 15% with code: FOC100
▪ Follow link to “Book it now” or, call 1-888-383-8320

Owl Mother by Stephanie Lostimolo

Heart Flame of Shamanism Training

January 16-18, 2015

In the dark and quiet night of winter we gather around the shaman’s flame to spark creativity, restoring the soul and emerging anew.

Unite with:
* Your helping spirits
* Power of Nature
* Ancestral wisdom
* Your indigenous soul
* Teacher within


Book Now


Save 5% with CCSS Affinity Member code:ccssgwen*
* Follow link to “Book it now” or, call 1-888-383-8320

Homecoming Barn Owl

Soul Pathways of Shamanism

One Year Program

Is your heart yearning to unite with with your soul?

Weaving our healing stories together, we will gain insight as to our souls purpose and how we can use our gifts and power to serve our families, our communities and our planet.

Program Dates:
* Feb. 20 – Feb. 22, 2015
* May 22 – May 24, 2015
* Aug. 19 – Aug. 23, 2015
* Nov. 20 – Nov. 22, 2015



Requirements for applying:
* An existing shamanic practice with a confident ability to journey and connect with spirit guides.
* Completion of a ‘Heart Foundation of Shamanism Training’, ‘Journey Within: Basic Shamanism Retreat’, or ‘Two Year Advanced Training in Shamanism’ with CCSS.
* Special consideration will be given to those with other equivalent shamanic experience or training.

To apply: Fill out online application form by January 15, 2015

Owl Talisman

Celtic Shamanism Two Year Program

Two Year Program

With Andrew Steed

Training will explore:
* The Wild Hunt
* Celtic Gods & Goddesses
* Brighid medicine
* The 4 Gateways and the Centre
* Tuatha De Dannan
* Working with the 3 strands of poetry: sorrow, joy, and peace
* Journeying into the strands of life, death, and rebirth
* The way of the Bard
* Celtic story telling and reclaiming
* Rhiannon and Celtic aspects of Sovereignty
* Amrum & the sacred breath of the Dragons, weaving dragon lines within us
And beyond……..!

Program dates:
* Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, 2015
* Apr. 20 – Apr. 24, 2016
* Oct. 12 – Oct. 16, 2016
* Apr. 5 – Apr. 9, 2017


CCSS Affinity Program

Financial Assistance?

CCSS Affinity Program
* Earn credits for your attendance of a CCSS program, or,
* Earn referral revenue for your personal income, community or business

Sign up for one-year subscription plan
* Attend all four seasonal Heart Foundation of Shamanism trainings at discounted price
Follow link to find out more

Sign up with friends or family members
* Each save 10% with referral code: 2ormore

Co-create a personalized payment plan just for you!

Contact CCSS Coordinator Gwenith Kikkawa: [email protected], 888-3838320 x4

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