You are invited to a day of rhythm, restoration and revitalization...
In the midst of February cold, we invite you to warm yourself by the fires of our communal rhythms. We will gather in circle, sharing in the healing and joy of djembe drumming. Taking time for nourishment, we will enjoy a simple and delicious homemade lunch. Moving to the beat of ancient rhythms, we will feel the power of Dundun Dance.
Dunduns are large cylindrical bass drums played with sticks. When played these drums offer the medicine of connecting to your own personal strength and power. They also have the ability to help us invite healing rhythms of joy and possibility into our lives, while helping us to loosen old patterns and stuck energy.
"The fastest way to still the mind is to move the body." - Gabrielle Roth
Indigenous people around the world have suffered the destructive forces of colonization. For many of us, the sacred songs, dances and drummed rhythms have been seemingly completely lost.
However, our bones are made of our great great grandmothers. Our DNA is encoded with the wisdom and knowledge of past times, when our ancestors knew how to work together with the land and the magic of seasons and cycles. Our heart remembers the beat of the drums, that connect us to all of Creation.
When we still our minds, we can open to the knowledge held within our bodies. During this retreat you will be guided through movement, drumming, ceremony and reflective experiences that support you to reclaim the wisdom / cultural heritage that is seeking you at this time.
We will be using the Labyrinth and Celtic Stone Circle on the land to support our journey.
Situated on 34 acres of forested land, Nature's Retreat Centre is a haven woven with a love of the Earth and respect for the Land. The beautiful property hosts a labyrinth, celtic stone circle, medicine wheel garden and plenty of trails to follow throughout the forest.
Our retreat centre is a cozy place to nestle in, with an open fireplace, large kitchen and multiple washrooms adorned with indigenous art from around the world!
We can host up to 13 women, rooms are shared with one or two women, or for an additional fee you can have your own private room. Caledon is just one hour from both Toronto and Newmarket.
We will have spaciousness and free time during our retreat, so that you can unwind, explore, nap, share stories with sisters...etc. Our retreat centre is just a 5 min drive from the Cheltenham Badlands, a beautiful place to stop and connect with potent earth energies! This location has been a sacred gathering place for indigenous people for thousands of years.