Your Permaculture Garden
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This introductory course is designed for your home, rural or urban garden

“Permaculture” = Permanent Agriculture
a gardening design system of restoring the land to natural diversity toward the end goal of enabling a permanent perennial food supply that is in harmony with all life within it and surrounding it.

As food growers we are becoming increasingly concerned with growing healthy produce for our families in resilient soil and gardens. This course will introduce strategies and ideas that you can easily implement in your own home garden.

We will discuss the how to’s and what for’s of composting, mulching, various garden designs and companion planting.

Vegetarian dinner optional for an additional $25.

Andrea Connell is a Peterborough resident, an active transitioner and long time practicing and certified Permaculturist. Her business New Leaf Permaculture provides workshop programs for a well-grounded life.

Calm Confidence: Renewing Your Inner Essence
May 5 @ 5:00 pm – May 7 @ 2:00 pm

Are you exhausted inside and out and need a breather?

Would you like to reset you Inner Dialogue to a calmer station and stop the broken record?

Can you imagine quieting that Inner Critic and learning some inner kindness instead of being so hard on yourself?

Can you imagine letting someone else cook for you, gourmet vegetarian meals and snacks AND be surrounded by nature as She blooms forth in May?

Over the 3 days we will be exploring facets of self-compassion, getting in touch with our “Inner Authority, playing our “bigger game, and learning how to question our thoughts and turn them around. All this with lots of time for individual reflection and quiet.

For even more information check out this link or call Pamela at 749-0461 to register.
Who knows maybe the deer will venture back again with their message of gentleness and self-care!

Register by April 1st for just $407* incl. HST for shared indoor accommodations, $307 incl. HST for camping option.

*Payment plans are available

Does not include transportation to and from retreat center.

To register and make sure it’s a fit for you, call Pam Van Nest at 705-749-0461.

A little about Pam Van Nest:

Pam has been coaching individuals, leading workshops and speaking to women about how and why their inner self-talk can hold them back for over 4 years.
Through visualizations, and self-compassion tools and coaching, women learn to face how they put themselves aside, and how to reconnect to their own Divine Essence, and embrace the fear and hesitation that keep them playing small.

Full Moon Dinner & Drumming Circle – Wait List
May 13 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Full Moon Dinner & Drumming Circle - Wait List @ Norwood | Ontario | Canada

Discover the healing properties of a drumming circle. Throughout history, women have gathered in circles to drum, sing and connect with one another as a community. Thirteen Moons’ drumming circles offer an excellent way for women to explore their own personal rhythms while sharing in the spirit, song and safety of a circle with other like-minded women. Anyone can participate regardless of spiritual or musical background.

$50 for all of the above plus dinner, which is served at 5:30 and drumming, which starts at 7pm.  Drums available for $5 extra.  Overnight packages also available.

Note winter drumming circles are held indoors. Mark your calendar for future monthly drumming dates: June 10.

Mother’s Day Brunch & Drumming Circle
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Mother's Day Brunch & Drumming Circle @ Norwood | Ontario | Canada

Discover the healing properties of a drumming circle. Throughout history, women have gathered in circles to drum, sing and connect with one another as a community. Thirteen Moons’ drumming circles led by Adele Passmore offer an excellent way for women to explore their own personal rhythms while sharing in the spirit, song and safety of a circle with other like-minded women. Anyone can participate regardless of spiritual or musical background.

Join us for this special daytime circle to honour mothers and the full moon. Whether you still have your mother around, are disconnected from her in some way, or wish to bring her with you, this event will help you connect with positive mother energy.

Drums are available if you don’t have your own.

Mark your calendar for future monthly drumming dates: June 10, July 8.

Spirit, Drums and Horses
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – May 22 @ 2:00 pm

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Do you ever ask yourself WHO AM I? WHY AM I HERE?

Are YOU ready to create your very own drum and explore the possibilities that come from that experience?

Are YOU ready to connect with your ancestral wisdom as you seek to heal yourself and your family in the present?

Are YOU ready to remember all you are meant to be through Spirit, Drums and Horses as you walk in circle with life?

Are YOU ready to shout out HERE I AM?

Here’s a video message from Adele.

Then join in and be inspired by two sisters who are living with passion and purpose. Be transformed by this unique life enhancing experience filled weekend of heart medicine like no other. Adele Racine Passmore, Heart Medicine Woman of In Circle with Life and Louise Racine, owner of Thirteen Moons Wellness would be honoured to share this experience and hold space for you along with the horses at Glen-Te-Gal Stables, home of Adele’s two rescue horses for this transformational weekend.

This four day offering is open to women wanting to create their own drum with Adele and who are looking to FEEL and learn from being in the medicine of the horses and all they have to offer. It is designed for those who are looking to develop and learn to blend instinct, intuition and intellect to help discover what is possible in life and those who are ready to invest in themselves.

Your home for the weekend will be the sacred and healing land that is Thirteen Moons Wellness in Norwood, Ontario. The land on which we made our drums more than fourteen years ago and where Adele experienced much personal healing. She has since made drums with over a hundred women, men and children, as well as sharing her personal medicine with thousands of beautiful souls facilitating drumming circles. This is an amazing opportunity for those of you who have been longing to make 2017 the year you say YES to life, to your life.

This opportunity to join us for a most unique, intimate and personalized experience is limited to 6 participants.

During our time together, you will:

Create you own drum and explore ancestral wisdom (an untapped resource within us all)
Expose key beliefs, attitudes and emotions that may be limiting your happiness
Learn to work with emotions simply as information for greater self-awareness and emotional agility
Connect with your heart wisdom and allow clarity of your passions and purpose to begin to make itself known.
On day one, your heart will be stimulated as Adele guides you through making your personal drum. This magical journey is meant to prompt ancestral curiosity and awaken your connection to your own heritage and hearts’ calling.
Day two and three, participate in a series of unique, one-on-one exercises with the horses. Using Facilitated Equine Experiential Learning (FEEL), where no experience is needed as participants engage in ground exercises with horses in a safe and controlled setting, discovering what’s it is truly possible within you, while gaining new insights that can be applied at home and at work.

On day four, you will take part in a drum awakening ceremony, where the unique voice of each drum will be heard for the first time. During this ceremony, you will have an opportunity to share your ancestral stories and food, exchange heart gifts, drum and sing in celebration.

Your time with us will allow you to benefit from a key component of a Thirteen Moons experience: the power of food to heal, nourish and soothe our bodies, minds and spirits.

You will also enjoy an evening of pampering with a spa night featuring facials and foot soaks.

Package includes shared overnight accommodation for 4 nights, all meals, workshop activities, and materials. Private accommodation available for an additional cost, space permitting.

Money, Mind & Transformation
Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm – Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm

MMTThe Money, Mind and Transformation retreat is a powerful and enriching  workshop and weekend retreat that past participants report changed their relationship with money. Through awareness practice, reflection and exercises, you will explore hidden money patterns, money related  beliefs and the obstacles that have prevented you from experiencing a include daily mindfulness meditation practice and time for relaxation and reflection in this country retreat setting. Over the weekend you  will work through the four-step money coaching foundation process of:

• identifying underlying “hard-wired” patterns • determining “core  issues” that stem from this patterning • beginning to gain new  awareness and understanding about these patterns • accessing insight  into unconscious money attitudes, beliefs & behaviors.

Money Coaching is exciting work that provides you with the opportunity to experience tremendous growth both personally and professionally. During the weekend you will examine and come to understand your own relationship with money and bring to awareness blockages that may have been keeping you from experiencing your potential.

Participants will be required to complete preparatory work before coming to the retreat. Through this workshop process you are fully immersed and engaged in your own money growth and as such need to  attend all sessions. There are limited spaces available for this  weekend retreat for women and a commitment to this process is  required.

Note: Individual coaching to work more deeply with the foundational activities is available post retreat.

*Rates include shared accommodation and all meals, which are vegetarian. They do not include any instructor fee. Sharon is sharing  her experience within the traditional understanding of Dana.
To understand Dana, please read the following:
What is Dana?
Teachers teaching by “Dana”, teach freely so that anyone, no matter  their financial means, can attend classes. Each time one receives teaching it is an opportunity to consciously practice generosity.
Giving money and other means of support expresses gratitude and continue. Each person receiving teachings determines the kind and amount of Dāna/Generous donation that they wish to give. This is not an exchange; it is a practice of openness and giving freely. This  practice brings awareness to thoughts, feelings and actions around money. A suggested general amount is $20-40 per day, (cash or
cheque) however one gives according to ones heart and one’s financial means. When deciding how much to offer one should think about what these teachings mean to you and try to give accordingly.
It is recommended that an offering of dāna be made at the beginning of a class or retreat, to establish the intention to make the most of  this opportunity. One can give additionally and to whatever amount
they choose. Dana is given at the time of the retreat.

The Facilitator:

Sharon e. Davison is a facilitator, coach, trainer, and meditation  practitioner who holds a degree (B Ed. Adult) from Brock University, a Career and Work Counsellor diploma, and is certified Money Coach
through the Money Coaching Institute in California. The common focus in her work is increasing awareness and making behavioural shifts.