A Forest Medicine Journey
Experience the power of intention and plant medicine.
Join us on a sacred journey across the veil.
You are invited to a deliberate group journey to amplify your intention to deeply connect to Crone wisdom, ancestral healing and dispelling grief.
Deborah Hollins and Kim LeDuc are offering to teach and hold space for learning the ways of the sacred journey across the veil, accessing the realms of our ancestors and connecting to the time of the Crone.
This retreat will lay the foundation of the journey of the spirit from a druidic tradition. Our influences are traditional to our ancestry, creatively remembered and borrowed from the many sacred wisdom traditions of the world. Samhain is a time when the veil between our known world and the ‘otherworld’ is at its thinnest. This is a time for deep connection to crone wisdom, ancestral healing and dispelling grief.
Using sacred forest medicine we will propel ourselves into the journey with support and sacred intention.
This retreat is for those people who feel truly ready to deepen within a group of women, build community, and who have experienced sacred medicine.
During the retreat we will be exploring:
- Ceremony: setting our intentions as individuals and as a group
- Honouring and healing our Ancestors: calling in those who would journey with us
- Yoga: calming and expansive
- Earthing: deeply grounding to the land
- A Keening Circle: giving voice in the ancient tradition of women, to our shared grief
- Community building: coming together to heal, renew and refresh
- Integration: integrating the insights of the journey into your life
If you are interested in this experience, please email and Deborah or Kim will be in touch to assess your readiness for welcoming this experience at this time.
Meet Your Teachers!
Deborah Hollins is a ceremonialist, folk healer, dance/drum circle facilitator, teacher and social worker. After many years of seeking Deborah found herself in Ireland…land of her Ancestors. Walking upon the green, rolling hills and valleys she felt as though she was truly home. This had a deep impact on her as she realized that her sense of being lost was due to the disconnection between herself and the great and ancient experience of her kin. Sitting within the ageless mounds of Ireland, she came to a deep understanding of what is lost when we don’t know our roots, the stories of our folk, the rich and illustrious history of our clans, tribes and people.
Deborah says: “My best teachers have been those with whom I have sat in circle; danced, drummed, laughed and cried with, and been privileged to learn from their collective stories, wisdom and experiences.”
I have been formally trained in counseling, shamanic healing practices, Reiki, Celtic faith traditions, Integrated body psychotherapy, 5 rhythms dance (core connexion), and have mentored and apprenticed many students through my school (The Whispering Earth School of Remembering) in the healing arts.
Kim LeDuc is a body worker, healer, seeker and explorer. Kim knows that healing is possible for all and that we heal within a web; not only for ourselves but for one another.
Kim has committed her life to the healing path and walks this path in the company of her Ancestors and those healers who have come before. Awakening the healer within and remembering the beauty of life is her greatest joy.
Trained in counseling, yoga, massage and body therapies, Kim has honed her natural, empathic abilities to read the body and to work with energy and plant medicine to restore and rejuvenate mind, body and spirit. By studying ancient wisdom traditions and learning from the Plant Nation, Kim has come to deeply trust in the power of transformational ceremony.
Kim is deeply committed to ethical and wise practices and creates safe and sacred space within which others can explore transformation. From Kim: “May beauty, wonder, delight and peace return balance to your being; body, mind and spirit.”
Date: Friday October 28, 2022 – Sunday October 30, 2022
Deadline to Register is October 14, 2022
Cost: Cost for this journey is $500: includes shared accommodation, light meals and sacred medicine. You will be asked to bring any substantial food needs for yourself and perhaps to share.
*It is our commitment to make this an affordable experience. If you are able to give more, please know that will be used to enable someone who may not otherwise be able to attend.