Sacred Journey: Healing Within Through Personal & Cultural Awareness

Friday, October 1 – Sunday, October 3, 2021

Retreat on a sacred journey into a world full of natural ancient wisdom and teachings. The wisdom of your body and soul.  Arrive with an open mind, and leave with an open heart.  Explore ancient and modern traditions to connect with parts of yourself which may be neglected or unexplored. Join healer Arrole Lawrence and our Indigenous educator as you are guided through inner transformation practices and traditional Indigenous teachings.

medicine wheelEverything will be taken care of for you so you can immerse and relax in the teachings and practices you experience.  The itinerary has plenty of free time for you to unwind and enjoy the beautiful natural environment you’ll find yourself in.  It’s a getaway for simplicity and returning to basics to embody the wisdom you already have within. All you have to do is show up, and do what serves you!

With daily yoga and meditation, healthy meals, and workshops that will heighten your knowledge and awareness of our ancestral and historical roots and your innate wisdom and creativity, you will leave this experience with newfound awakening. Find balance in your life; taking techniques and memories home that will strengthen your mind, body and spirit.

The sacred healing traditions you will be introduced to are a gift not be missed. You will be taken through a journey of Indigenous ancestral teachings, traditional plant medicine wisdom (not ayahuasca or anything else ingested), smudging, and a fire circle.  All this with the backdrop that is Sugar Ridge, pure nature, wholesome food, yoga and meditation.

If you feel your soul longing for this connection then join us!

You will be guided through many different processes over the retreat.  Everything is optional and you are welcome to observe rather than participate and treat this time as a gift to yourself, participating in what serves you the most.  Feel free to nap, skip sessions or join in to everything that is offered.  Here’s a taste of what you will learn and experience:
 
Medicine Plants are plants considered sacred to aboriginal people due to their medicinal properties.  They are believed to have spiritual as well as physical healing properties.  You will learn about some of the medicinal plants common to North America and still used locally.
 
Smudging is a cleansing ceremony which involves gently burning a medicine plant or a combination of several to “bathe” in the smoke and cleanse your body, mind, spirit, the environment or possessions.
 
Medicine Wheel Teachings involve walking the medicine wheel garden with a particular intention in mind.  As you walk the wheel you may find answers to questions
 
Awakening Your intuition: accessing your own ancient wisdom.  Spend a day guided by Arrole Lawrence to explore  spirit, soul, higher heart and the higher mind.  Understand how the imprints of emotional energy become stored within your cellular structures, and the blueprints of the mind, emotions and spirit and how to clear them.  Understand the nature of trauma, emotional charge and the effects on the human body system. The discourse provides an understanding of how trauma can also pass from one generation to the next and have an impact on family and cultural structures.
 
Schedule
 
Friday
3-4pm        Arrival and settle in to cabin
5:00pm      Gentle Somatic Yoga with Jenny
6:00pm      Dinner
7:00pm      Welcome Circle, Smudging & Medicine Teachings
 
Saturday
7:30am       Gentle Yoga Flow with Jenny
8:30am       Breakfast
10am-4pm  Awakening your Intuition with Arrole Lawrence
5:30pm       Dinner
7:00pm       Bonfire
 
Sunday
7:30am       Gentle Yoga Flow with Jenny
8:30am       Breakfast
9:30-10:45  Exploring Indigenous History in Canada
11-12:15     Contemporary Indigenous Issues
12:30pm     Lunch
Enjoy the grounds, depart at your leisure. 

 

Meet Your Teachers!

 

Arrole Lawrence is a Saulteaux healer and band member of the Keeseekoowenin First Nation located in Elphinstone, Manitoba.  Before healing became his main focus, Arrole worked in economic and financial policy analysis after completing a BA from the University of Toronto in 1993,

For the past 12 years, Arrole has worked as a First Nations healer and teacher at aboriginal community health centres throughout Ontario.  He currently resides in Orillia, Ontario.

As an indigenous healer, Arrole helps individuals to quickly resolve, crippling physical ailments, patterns of depression, grief and trauma. Arrole’s knowledge of accessing DNA blueprints and soul memory have lead to accelerated and long term healing for his clients.

 

 

Jenny Jackson has been immersed in Movement Education for more than 20 years. Jenny is a seeker of inner well-being, and she consciously aligns herself living with an open mind, an open heart and embodies joy & vitality which is reflected in her welcoming & inclusive style of instruction. She teaches with a strong anatomical influence while still deeply honouring the classical roots of yoga. Jenny believes that feeling vital and in harmony with others & within our own selves is the primary goal (in life and in our bodies), and practice should reflect this.

Expect well-planned, responsible, creative & intuitive instruction within Jenny’s classes and retreats. Trust that your needs will be supported and a sense of inclusion & community will always be a focus. Jenny takes her offerings (but not herself) very seriously, so you can relax and be yourself as she leads with humour and vulnerability.
Jenny is a certified and experienced schoolteacher, yoga teacher, personal trainer, group fitness coach, and Health & Wellness coach. Jenny finds her own sense of centering while mountain biking in the forest and enjoying her stand-up paddleboard. She is the founder of Body Balanced Wellness, which offers registered Yoga Teacher Training Programs, both online & in person.

 

Registration Details

Date:
Friday, October 1, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – Sunday, October 3, 2021 @ 1:30 pm
2021-10-01T15:00:00-04:00
2021-10-03T13:30:00-04:00
Cost:

Cost for this adventure is $485 + HST for shared accommodation (up to 4 people in a cabin)

Semi-private – $565 + HST each (2 people per cabin)

Private – $725 + HST for a cabin to yourself

This includes all of your meals from Friday evening until lunch on Sunday, all classes, ceremonies and accommodation.

With social distancing protocols in place, you will need to book semi-private or private accommodation if you are attending as a single.  If you are coming with someone you can share with please book semi-private (2 ppl) or shared (3 – 4 ppl) accordingly.  Max group size will be determined by the gathering limits allowed at the time of the retreat.

For more information about our COVID-19 protocols click here.

Retreat on a sacred journey into a world full of natural ancient wisdom and teachings. The wisdom of your body and soul.  Arrive with an open mind, and leave with an open heart.  Explore ancient and modern traditions to connect with parts of yourself which may be neglected or unexplored. Join healer Arrole Lawrence and our Indigenous educator as you are guided through inner transformation practices and traditional Indigenous teachings.

medicine wheelEverything will be taken care of for you so you can immerse and relax in the teachings and practices you experience.  The itinerary has plenty of free time for you to unwind and enjoy the beautiful natural environment you’ll find yourself in.  It’s a getaway for simplicity and returning to basics to embody the wisdom you already have within. All you have to do is show up, and do what serves you!

With daily yoga and meditation, healthy meals, and workshops that will heighten your knowledge and awareness of our ancestral and historical roots and your innate wisdom and creativity, you will leave this experience with newfound awakening. Find balance in your life; taking techniques and memories home that will strengthen your mind, body and spirit.

The sacred healing traditions you will be introduced to are a gift not be missed. You will be taken through a journey of Indigenous ancestral teachings, traditional plant medicine wisdom (not ayahuasca or anything else ingested), smudging, and a fire circle.  All this with the backdrop that is Sugar Ridge, pure nature, wholesome food, yoga and meditation.

If you feel your soul longing for this connection then join us!

You will be guided through many different processes over the retreat.  Everything is optional and you are welcome to observe rather than participate and treat this time as a gift to yourself, participating in what serves you the most.  Feel free to nap, skip sessions or join in to everything that is offered.  Here’s a taste of what you will learn and experience:
 
Medicine Plants are plants considered sacred to aboriginal people due to their medicinal properties.  They are believed to have spiritual as well as physical healing properties.  You will learn about some of the medicinal plants common to North America and still used locally.
 
Smudging is a cleansing ceremony which involves gently burning a medicine plant or a combination of several to “bathe” in the smoke and cleanse your body, mind, spirit, the environment or possessions.
 
Medicine Wheel Teachings involve walking the medicine wheel garden with a particular intention in mind.  As you walk the wheel you may find answers to questions
 
Awakening Your intuition: accessing your own ancient wisdom.  Spend a day guided by Arrole Lawrence to explore  spirit, soul, higher heart and the higher mind.  Understand how the imprints of emotional energy become stored within your cellular structures, and the blueprints of the mind, emotions and spirit and how to clear them.  Understand the nature of trauma, emotional charge and the effects on the human body system. The discourse provides an understanding of how trauma can also pass from one generation to the next and have an impact on family and cultural structures.
 
Schedule
 
Friday
3-4pm        Arrival and settle in to cabin
5:00pm      Gentle Somatic Yoga with Jenny
6:00pm      Dinner
7:00pm      Welcome Circle, Smudging & Medicine Teachings
 
Saturday
7:30am       Gentle Yoga Flow with Jenny
8:30am       Breakfast
10am-4pm  Awakening your Intuition with Arrole Lawrence
5:30pm       Dinner
7:00pm       Bonfire
 
Sunday
7:30am       Gentle Yoga Flow with Jenny
8:30am       Breakfast
9:30-10:45  Exploring Indigenous History in Canada
11-12:15     Contemporary Indigenous Issues
12:30pm     Lunch
Enjoy the grounds, depart at your leisure.