I’m so excited to have you join me in Gros Morne for the Introduction to Shamanism Retreat: Reclaim your Feminine Gifts and Unlock your Power.
I have learned that the Universe responds when you respond to your soul’s calling. So pay attention to the signs and messages that can come from anywhere, in your dreams and in your waking life. Synchronisities affirm you are on the right track and remind you of the support and guidance you are receiving from the unseen realms. Congratulations for answering the call and taking this next step.
What You Need to Know to Prepare
Here’s what you need to know to get here, and to prepare for your transformative experience on the magical island of Newfoundland.
Retreat Location: Killdevil Camp and Conference Center, Lomond, Newfoundand, Canada. If you are flying, the closest airport is Deer Lake, Newfoundland (YDF). Killdevil Camp is approximately 30 minutes from Deer Lake. Both Air Canada and WestJet fly into Deer Lake Airport. To get the best flights and prices, I recommend you book your flights right away.
Transport Options From/To Airport: There are three options. You can book a rental car (recommended if you intend to extend your stay beyond the retreat); book a taxi or arrange to ride with others coming to the Retreat. I can provide contact information so you can coordinate rides, just ask.
Start and End Times: The Retreat starts with registration at 4:00 pm Friday, May 29. You may want to arrive a little earlier to settle in and get oriented. The Retreat ends at 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 31.
Directions to Lomond, if driving: From Deer Lake, take Route 430 (Viking Trail) north to Wiltondale (about 20 minutes). Turn left on Route 431 and drive for about 10 minutes to Lomond, a few minutes past Lomond River Campground. Turn right onto the Killdevil Camp entrance, just before the Gros Morne National Park Campground Entrance Gate.
You will be staying in the Killdevil Lodge, an historic large two-storied building with meeting rooms and dorm style bedrooms, to the left as you drive in. Accommodations are rustic, designed for school kids. Rooms are double occupancy, but depending on the number of people, you will most likely have your own room. There are shared washrooms with showers. Towels are provided. If you are able, please bring you own bedding. Bedding will be provided for those who are flying or unable to bring their own. Please let me know if you require bedding.
Meals and Food:
Three meals a day are included. Meals are Newfoundland camp style, hardy cooked dinners, soups and sandwiches, dessert, tea and coffee. While the staff are very accommodating, there are limited local resources to provide for special dietary needs, ie. vegetarian, gluten or dairy free. If you have food restrictions please let me know in advance. Due to severe allergies of some of the school children who may be on site at the time, please note this is a PEANUT FREE facility.
There are refrigerators in the dining hall and in the Lodge with 24-hour access for storing personal food items. The well water on site is great for drinking. The food is plentiful, but do bring any special teas or snacks you might like for between meals.
The average temperatures at this time of year range between a high of 10 degrees Celsius during the day and a low of 2 degrees at night. We will be spending a lot of time outside so dress for warmth and comfort, i.e. layers, wool sweaters, wind and waterproof coat, hat, scarf and gloves, comfortable hiking boots. Bring more than you think you’ll need, just in case! Also bring some inside shoes or slippers.
There is limited cellphone and WiFi reception at Lomond, which makes it super easy to unplug, a real bonus for this Retreat! For emergency contact you may give my cellphone number, 709-660-2719 for calls or texts, or Sharon Major (camp custodian) at 709-636-2267; email:
Other Things to Bring:
Flashlight (the camp is on a generator and lights may go out at night)
Rattle, drum, flute or whistle, if you have one or more of these
It is tradition to give a gift to the person who is transmitting Rites of Initiation. It is a token gift only that is offered in the spirit of Anyi, a gift from the heart (reciprocity).
Your big curious child heart!
Again, I’m so glad you are joining me in this place of powerful ancestral and elemental energy. Together we will explore timeless shamanic wisdom practices that awaken and cultivate feminine power. Get ready for a rich weekend of sacred play in the midst of the boreal forest!
Reading my book, Return to Pangaea, will get you in the perfect frame of mind to make the most of your immersion experience. You can download your copy of Return to Pangaea here.
The journey begins when you take your first step. And signing up for this Retreat is a giant step in the direction of your soul’s calling. So pay attention to the signs and synchronisities that show up. There are no accidents, only remembering of the connections that were always there, waiting for you to notice.
I look forward to greeting you on behalf of the Ancestors in Gros Morne.
Til then, sweetest blessings on your journey,