Thursday July 18th – Sunday July 21st 2019
Anishinabe Spiritual Center | Espanola, Ontario
“Are you willing to undergo the necessary transformation from caterpillar consciousness to the butterfly of freedom?” ~Mooji
I am already a full embodied yes!
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,
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.
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!
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 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.
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 Retreat Preparation 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 am Breakfast & Fresh Green Juice
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Morning Yoga, Movement & Temple Arts Practice
1 pm Lunch & Leisure/ Sweat Lodge
4:30 pm Afternoon Gathering / Workshop
6:30 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Evening 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,
we welcome you so fully sister!