Bring all your own tenting gear. Washroom facilities available in the main hall. Space is limited.
Private Room or Private Cabin
Cabins are sold out. Private room with shared bathroom available for $25 extra.
Please complete the form below. A $200 non refundable deposit is required to secure your space.
Upon registration, you may choose to pay the full payment or only the deposit. A payment plan is also available.
To benefit from the early bird rate, full payment is due by May 31st.
All retreat payments are due one month prior to the retreat, by June 18th 2019. Payments methods include cash, cheque, or e transfer and PayPal sent to email@example.com
Closer to the retreat, you will receive an email with what to bring, the full schedule, and any other details. Arrival on Thursday July 18th is from 2:30 – 5 pm, and departure on Sunday July 21st is after lunch at 1:30 pm.
The $200 deposit to secure your space is non refundable.
In the case of a cancellation prior to June 18th, full payment is refundable minus the deposit.
In the case of a cancellation after June 18th, 50% of payment is refundable minus the deposit.
In the case of a cancellation after July 1st, there is no refund.
I see you, I honor you and I celebrate you sister!
What a blessing to share this life with you!
Sister, I feel so honored and privileged to share this with you during such a powerful time of transformation on the planet.I have been timelessly nurturing this vision in my heart, and the time has now come for me, for you, for all of us to gather in this way. I am here in service to the awakening of women, communities and all Beings in the name of Love, Truth and Harmony. I lovingly invite you to join us, in sisterhood, for this transformative and healing four day retreat.
In love and devotion, Lacey
Create space from your daily routine to slow down, center, and awaken to your true essence. Immerse yourself in nature’s stillness and connect with the renewing and harmonizing energies of Mother Earth and her elements. Purify, nourish and recharge all layers of your being. Spend time in sacred silence (mauna) for contemplation and rejuvenation.
Emergence Women’s Retreat 2017 ~ Anishnabe Spiritual Center
You will be held in a safe, nurturing and supportive container to rediscover the peace, love and joy that is already available to you, as you are NOW. Experience the magic, mystery, and beauty of sisterhood. Sing, dance, praise, and celebrate the inner Goddess!
Emergence Women’s Retreat 2017 ~ Anishnabe Spiritual Center
Initiation is a rites of passage retreat for women who are open, ready, and truly willing to reawaken to and discover the Truth of who they are, and have always been. A rites of passage is a time of transition & transformation marked by a special ceremony. Our retreat includes a variety of ceremonies, ancient practices and rituals honoring rebirth and renewal, including a traditional sweat lodge ceremony, guided by a local elder.
The sweat lodge is a symbolical return to the womb and will invite us to deepen our connection with the womb of the earth, the celestial womb of creation and our own womb blueprint. We will be supported and witnessed by our sisters as we release to mother earth what is not serving us, and remember how to walk the Beauty Way. We will emerge from this ceremony with a sense of renewal and rejuvenation. A separate ritual will be offered for women who will be on the first 3 days of their moon time during the retreat.
With the lotus flower as our inspiration, we too shall root, ground and spiral into the earth as we honour the feminine lunar path of descent. Our yoga, movement and temple arts practices will focus on the first and second chakras, the seat of the feminine throne. Since we spend so much of our time “up in our minds,” we will invite our energy back into our lower power centers. As the empowered woman you are, you can self initiate this profound remembrance and reawaken lost feminine knowledge living within you.
Sacred Lotus Flower Offerings
Photos captured during Egypt Priestess Pilgrimage
Sacred Lotus Offering ~ Photos Captured during Egypt Priestess Pilgrimage
Beautiful, remember that you are so much more than you believe yourself to be. When you say YES to this remembering and initiation into the next layer of your journey, it is a gift for yourself, your family, friends, community, the entire planet and all of consciousness! It is your birthright to come home to who you are, and to live it in an embodied way.
Unidentify from the pain, fear, shame, limiting beliefs, control, judgement, toxic patterns, never ending thoughts, stress and wounding from “your story.” Step into the portal of rebirth & renewal. Radiate this newly rediscovered essence in all you do whether you yearn to birth a project, a child, a more conscious and loving way of being or a more intimate connection with this phase of your feminine cycle.
Recognize there is a deeper dimension of your Being that is also pulsing in all of creation. It is here, right now. Can you feel it?
Emergence Women’s Retreat 2017 Anishinabe Spiritual Center
Nourishing our Temple Body
To ensure the highest quality, consciousness and vibration of what we put into our temple body during the retreat, my Beloved King will be preparing all nine meals as an offering to the Goddess and rise of the divine feminine. You will be nourished by lovingly prepared plant based-dairy free meals that will cleanse, energize and nourish. Everything is homemade. Organic and local produce will be used as often as possible. Plus, a daily fresh pressed green or veggie juice is also included!
Breakfast: Coconut Berry Chia Seed Pudding with superfood toppings, fruit bowl and fresh pressed green juice
Lunch: Salad Bar featuring a variety of seasonal veggies, olives, sprouts, herbs, nuts, seeds and a tahini dressing; hummus and crackers.
Dinner: Creamy Cashew Kale Caesar Salad; Cumin Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas with Cranberry Orange Vinaigrette, Lemony Herb Quinoa followed by a sweat treat!
About the Retreat Center
Anishinabe Spiritual Center is situated in the wilderness of Northern Ontario, in the Manitoulin Island–North Shore region, nestled among trees at the edge of scenic Anderson Lake. It is quiet, peaceful, natural, and the perfect sanctuary for our time together. The vision of the center, Wasse’aandimikaning – a place of enlightenment for spiritual nourishment, growth and healing – truly supports the intention of the Initiation Retreat. The center is 4.5 hours from Toronto, 6 hours from Ottawa, 1 hour from Sudbury and minutes outside of Espanola. The closest airport is Greater Sudbury Airport (YSB).
The undulating shoreline of birches, maples, pines, fir, and spruce trees offers secluded places to appreciate the water, while the rocky elevated areas provide some prominent views of the lake and surrounding hillsides.
The retreat schedule includes ample opportunity to connect with nature and the retreat’s swimming area, walking trails, canoes, kayaks, labyrinth, bonfire and waterside meditation and relaxation nooks.
Goddess Hathor Temple, Dendera Egypt, December 2018
This retreat is being curated with utmost love, intention and respect and is open to 22 sisters.
Your time is now sister. Do not delay this embodied awakening. The time to BE FREE is here.
You are LOVED.
You ARE Love.
You ARE life itself.
Sacred Sisterhood Service (Seva)
New to this retreat is an opportunity for 4 sisters who are ready to deepen their goddess-priestess path by stepping into sacred service throughout the retreat.
Selfless service is an invitation from me to we; to go beyond “what’s in it for me?” and into “how can I be of service to our community of sisters and the benefit of all through my own journey.” Sacred Service, mentored by Lacey, includes the role of Kitchen Angel to assist with clean up of lunch and dinner as well as Temple Keeper to assist in pre retreat set up; maintaining cleanliness and purity of the space, setting up as needed for various ceremonies throughout the retreat, and post retreat clean up of the space. Please inquire if you are interested in this opportunity. Space is on first come first serve basis, by application. You will not miss any programing, however you will be required to arrive a few hours early on day one, and stay a few hours later on day 4.
Pre RetreatPreparation LIVE Group Video Call
Post Retreat Integration Live Group Video Call
Three nights accommodation at Anishinabe Spiritual Center. Choose from
1) Semi Private. Rooms are simple and modest and include 2 twin beds, linens, towels and a sink. Shared washrooms are located on each floor.
2) Nature Camping. Please provide all of your own tenting gear. Washroom facilities are available nearby in the main building. Space is limited.
3) Private Room / Private Cabin. Space is limited. Please inquire for more details.
Nine healthy, homemade and nourishing plant based meals with daily fresh juice.
Embodied Guidance & Mentorship by Lacey including:
Opening and Closing Ceremony
Daily Morning Spiritual Self Care
Daily Morning Yoga & Movement Practice – a fusion of breathwork, yoga (hatha, chakra, goddess flow, restorative), tribal movement and ecstatic dance
Temple Arts Evening Gatherings with Ceremonies, Rituals, Song Circles and Sharing of Ancient Feminine Wisdom
Sweat Lodge Ceremony guided by local Elder or special ritual for women on their moon time
Bonfire and Song circle
Access to swimming area, canoes, kayaks, walking trails and labyrinth
Invitation to Emergence Sisterhood Private Facebook group
Sample Daily Schedule
Arrival on Thursday July 18th is from 2:30 – 5 pm. Departure on Sunday July 21st is after lunch at 1:30 pm.
Please observe sacred silence upon rising and until morning yoga (9 am).Choose to rise with the sun (6 am) and enjoy some self guided nature time (morning walk, sit waterside with an herbal tea) or sleep in and join us at 8 am for the morning program.
8:00 – 9:00 am Morning Ritual: Spiritual Self Care
9: 00 amBreakfast & Fresh Green Juice
10:00 am – 12:30 pmMorning Yoga, Movement & Temple Arts Practice
1 pmLunch & Leisure/ Sweat Lodge
4:30 pmAfternoon Gathering / Workshop
6:30 pm Dinner
8:00 pmEvening Gathering followed by bonfire
This retreat offering is being curated for only 22 women.
Feel into your heart, and if this is a YES! for you,
I am writing from a beautiful winter wonderland in Northern Ontario in Canada, where I am currently spending time at my parent’s home where we are all on a family healing journey.
In October 2018, we found out that my father was diagnosed with throat and tongue cancer, and so I felt called to be of service in the deepest way. Some travels plans were cancelled, and i left my job! I was on a mission to Educate and Inspire (the vision behind Holistic Lacey) a natural, non traditional, healing pathway without chemo or radiation (and to save my father’s life!). Long story short, fast forward 3 weeks, my dad said YES!
You can read more below about all the many ways we are healing cancer naturally and holistically with the help of a naturopathic doctor as well as all the steps we take at home. I share this with you as some of you may either have/ will have/had cancer, or know a friend or loved one who will walk this path. It is my deepest prayer that all Beings have the education and knowledge to make informed treatment choices and know that natural options are available and effective.
If you feel inspired to make a contribution to our GO Fund me campaign to cover the $20 000+ cost, we welcome this fully.
There are some simple and easy steps that you can take to bring more awareness to what you are putting into your pantry..and therefore into your body (and that of your family).
I have selected some popular “food products” that unfortunately may still be found in the common pantry. Below, I share with you WHAT to replace it with, WHY you would want to replace it and HOW to become more educated on reading ingredient lists and food nutrition labels.
Bringing Mindfulness to Reading the Ingredient List
“Ingredients” that you want to be on the look out for when trying to purify your body, mind and spirit include sugar, high fructose corn syrup, partially/hydrogenated oils – especially soy, corn & canola (most likely GMO), maltodextrin, BHAT & BHT, the many names for MSG, and food colourings. For more types of added sugars of which to be mindful, see Sugar Explained by the Canadian Cancer Society. Although the packaged and processed foods you are eating at home may not be extremely high in sugar (i.e.: crackers, soups, frozen meals), they are filled with many other non-nutrient dense “foods”… or let’s say additives, fillers or preservatives.
Making the Lifestyle Change … Beyond Sugar-Free
You may want to start by first focussing on reducing sugar intake, or maybe you are ready to clean up shop a little bit more. Remember to make it work for you and your lifestyle and that small changes are more likely to last long term.
Pantry Makeover … Making Healthier Choices!
Peanut Butter (Kraft, Jif, Skippy) ….TRY 100% natural peanut butter or any nut/seed butter without any added ingredients.
“Oh great! Only 1 gram of sugar in my favourite Kraft Peanut Butter”…. Not such great news, unfortunately. Although it may seem like a low amount of sugar, this product is not filled with only roasted peanuts… it contains all the the additives from the list above and is sweetened with refined and processed sugars.
I invite you to make the transition to all natural peanut butter or nut butters than can now be found at most local grocery stores. Look for brands that contain only nuts.. no added oils or sugar necessary. Want to take it to the next step? It’s so easy (and cost efficient) to make your own nut butter at home with a food processor. Add your own natural sweeteners like maple syrup and a pinch of Himalayan sea salt to preserve it and feel good knowing that you are conscious of what you are eating or feeding your family.
2. White Refined Sugar (baking, morning coffee)…TRY a natural sweetener such as Canadian pure maple syrup, honey or Medjool dates.
Numerous amounts of research shows that white, refined sugar is a very addictive substance and even more addictive than drugs like cocaine!!! Utilise this 30 day challenge and fundraiser as an opportunity to break free from any addictive relationships with sugar and start to feel the Health Benefits of going sugar free. Stay tuned for my series Sugar Free Essentials which includes a delicious and satisfying way to enjoy your morning cafe latte free of refined sugar! As for baking, replace sugar with dried fruit like dates or even mashed bananas. Get the recipe for a sugar free Zucchini Cranberry Loaf sweetened with ripe bananas.
3. Sugary Breakfast Cereals… TRY homemade granola or chia pudding.
Today, I am using the example of Frosted Mini Wheats, a store bough cereal promoted as a “nutritious and delicious bite size snack, whole grain, and a high source of dietary fiber.” This product contains 11 grams of refined sugar per serving, as do many cereals. The ingredients consist of: Whole grain wheat, icing sugar, glycerin, gelatin, bht. Vitamins and Minerals: iron, thiamine hydrochloride, d-calcium pantothenate, zinc oxide, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid.
I strongly believe that there are alternate breakfast options to offer our body a daily source of fiber, vitamins and minerals without the icing sugar, gelatin (sorry vegetarians!) and BHT.