Aug. 4 to 8 2022

Theme:

The 3 hearts of nature spirits.

 

Enjoy four days of camping in our private Lake, yoga, meditation, great food, and mindful ways to go deeper into what you already know.

Our Center in Lady Smith

Imagine yourself for five days in front of the pure waters of a Canadian lake, gazing into the immensity of the stars and being nourished by the songs of loons, birds, and silence. Our center had hosted retreats since 2013. The retreat is held at our private Lake in Lady Smith.- The site has space for camping, an outdoor kitchen, a meditation hall, and an outhouse. Your camping site has a view of the Lake, the evening starts, and the Canadian loons’ songs.

The Teachings

In our shamanic retreat, we honor ancient earth spirituality, We based our teachings on “ceremonial” meditation. We don’t use Medicine plants. However, we facilitate tribal practices that enhance earth connection and healing. Berdhanya and Matthew had 30 years of experience in leading retreats and honoring natural teachings from multiple cultures.

Nature facilitates a deeper alignment with Self than anyone could ever do for you.

Ayurvedic Bodywork

We support your body with the ancient science and art of Ayurveda. Our qualified ayurvedic practitioner offers:

1.- Abhyanga massage. $ 100.00

2.- Ayurvedic head and shoulder massage.

$ 50.00

3.- Nasya ( Nasal purification.) $ 45.00

His bodywork is very popular. You need to reserve in advance. info@viveda.ca

 

What do I need to do now?

The cost of the retreat is $ 550.00 CD.

Include camping on our grounds and the teachings.It does not include food.

Where to go: 

18 Cosgrove. Lake Thorn. Quebec.

Our location is remote. At times the GPS does not work. Make sure you have a hand map.

Directions from Wakefield;
at the roundabout take 366 towards St-Celine de Masham, continue through Masham until Lac des Loups after passing lake keep straight at church towards Pontiac to Rugged chute, immediate right on Twelves (12th) line road, after passing 2 bridges continue to stop, right on Thorne lake road, to right Killoran to left at fork on Cosgrove.
PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY AROUND LAKE AS THE ROAD GOES THROUGH PRIVATE PROPERTIES.

Time and date of the retreat.

We meet on the first day at 4 pm.- Supper is on us that day. The retreat finish on the last day at 3 pm.

Set up;
Please drive in to unload and before setting up, right away drive out and park cars in parking areas across the road.

Pre-requisite: Practical Awakening Course.

 

Day 1- Arrival and Set-up 

4:00 pm Arrival at 18 Cosgrove. Lake Thorn. 

5:00 pm Set up, registration, and orientation 

6:00 pm vegetarian dinner supply by us.

 7:00 pm Swimming follow by a Bonfire. 

Day 2: The spirits of nature 

7:00 am The Sunlight yoga 

9:00 am Breakfast 

10:00 am Satsang/meditation with Berdhanya 

11:00 am Shamanic group session with Matthew and Berdhanya 

12:30 pm Lunch 

3:00 pm Seva 

5:00 pm Swim, contemplation, and study groups. 

6:00 pm Dinner 

7:00 pm Evening session with Lisa and Maya. 

9:00 pm Rest 

Day 3  :

 6:00 am Sadhana Yoga and meditation            

 8:00 am Breakfast 

10:00 am Mediumship session with Lisa and Maya

12:30 pm Lunch 

3 pm siesta and seva 

5:00 pm. Dinner  

7:00 pm Evening session.        

Bonfire: 

 Day 4:  

6:00 am Sadhana

8:am Breakfast.

10 am Preparation for the Lodge.

12:00 Lodge.

1 pm, Lunch, rest, and integration.

5;00 pm Dinner and rest.

 

Day 5:

6:00 am Sadhana

8:00 am Breakfast

10:00 am  Conclusions.

1:00 Lunch

3;00 pm end of the retreat.

Our site has an outdoor kitchen to cook your food. Our kitchen has pans, dishes, soup, and clean water. You need to bring your food and coolers. Usually, the participants of the retreat form cooking and cleaning teams. After registration, we will put you in contact with the food coordinator.

You are welcome to bring your own stoves and cookware.
If you bring additional ice packs for coolers we can  keep them frozen.

Note that we supply the first  meal of the retreat.

Your Camping gears.
Personal toiletry ( please include biodegradable soap.) Bathing suit, towel.
Your meditation Kit ( Yoga mat, meditation cushion, blanket, hat, notebook, herbs.
Your food.

“J’ai eu le bonheur de participer à la retraite Sha  cet été, dans un lieu magnifique  en nature, au bord du lac. Ca été un moment riche de  partage humain de par la qualité de l’accompagnement humain et spirituel  de Bhunaneswari et Mathew. Être en retraite avec  eux ,c’est d’avoir l’occasion de s’amener plus  loin, Voir ce qui est là en  pleine conscience pour laisser émerger le Soi . De plus j’ai apprécié la simplicité du déroulement qui nous as permis aussi de s’amuser, et de nous détendre. Merci!“ Cristine

Over the years, the Sha retreat has become for me a merging encounter of inner and outer worlds. It is a journey, that allows me to sustain my relationship with the flow of life itself, reminding me that life is forever changing and alive within me on different levels; it is a knowing that I am the consciousness of life. I always leave with greater awareness and deeper gratitude. Isabela

“Extend my love and deep thanks to you both. You opening and sustaining this sacred land. The logistics were great, even with the rain and absence of the assigned cook. We all managed to pull it together. The process of fasting was very supportive for the body and mind as it prepared us well for the vision quest. Matthew and Berdhanya, I bow to you both, because as teachers, you have a beautiful complicity and I am infused not only by nature spirits but also with you. Your frequency, your presence and all the wisdom that you carry. With all humbleness, I thank you for the experience, as the experiencer is full. The Being, the Now Is. “ Karina

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