PRIVATE RETREATS FOR WOMEN
At crucial times in our lives,
we all need a safe space to shed an old skin
and give birth to the new.
A Grey Heron retreat is an opportunity for you to come home to yourself in an extraordinary suburban oasis. Each retreat is specifically tailored to your needs. Located just minutes north of Toronto, Grey Heron is a beautiful restored heritage house where Andrea facilitates a transformative time of rest, reflection and renewal.
Retreats vary from one to three days. Each retreat includes private accommodation, home-cooked meals, access to flower essences, creative supplies, divinatory tools, two hours of intuitive counseling per day, and a visit to a local spa. Click here to view a body-map that was created by a participant in a three-day retreat.
Cost: a 24-hour retreat is $300, two days and nights is $500, three days $700.
Spring and summer retreats are particularly special. The ‘ensouled’ garden is the heart of the Raven Essence project. However, at any time of the year, the gracious, newly renovated heritage house is a sanctuary for deep body-soul restoration. (Click on the link for a brief video of the space.)
Self-Directed Retreats — Grey Heron’s Emergence Room
Prompted by a client, I decided to turn a beautiful upstairs room into an artist-in-residence space. Over the years, many creative projects have been born in that room. There is a tremendously rich precedence for emergence. Now the space is ready for guests! I’m inviting guests to come into creative ‘labor’ on the projects pressing to be born… a book, an idea that has been rumbling in your mind for far too long, an artistic project that requires time and space to emerge.
An Emergence Room Retreat is entirely self-directed. You rent the space and work in peace and quiet within Grey Heron’s nest. I provide meals and, if needed, accommodation. Cost: $100 per day (includes 3 meals and accommodation); $50 for day-rental, includes lunch. If you want to book an intuitive consultation during your visit, this is a separate fee.
To book a Grey Heron private retreat or to reserve the Emergence Room, please email or call Andrea at 905-832-8245.
My personal 48 hour retreat with was all and more than I expected. Stepping into Andrea’s home took me immediately out of the hustle and bustle of my “doing” life and brought me gently to a place of “being” – connected with nature, serenity, a sense of well being, and myself. Andrea’s peaceful home, healing garden and delicious cooking put the finishing touches on a time that allowed me deep personal reflection, insight and journey work. I came with what I thought was a clear idea of what I wanted to explore during my “retreat.” I left with so much more. Andrea’s accurate intuitive ability, amazing healing plant essences, and unfailing instinct for using just the right technique or methodology for the moment, allowed me the confidence and security to experience life-altering insights.
Bev Haskins, Lakeside Retreats, Beamsville, ON; http://www.bevslakesideretreats.com
Andrea is a masterful teacher and guide, always sensing when to give space and when to instruct. She doesn’t go through the motions — she is with you step by step, glowing and basking in your becoming. Her home is sacred space; when you are not ‘working,’ you are enveloped with love and caring. S. Solomon, Richmond, Virginia
I arrived at Grey Heron stressed, spent, empty, with big questions about my life. I left three days later feeling more whole, renewed, and connected to inner purpose and direction. Grey Heron is a magical place where anything can happen… and it did. The retreat was an incredibly precious gift to myself. D. Kinsinger, Newmarket, Ont.
You coaxed me beyond my comfort zones… and something got resolved on a very deep level. Your sensitivity, profound experience and your deep willingness to facilitate these processes engendered the trust and confidence for me to let go and follow the stream of my own consciousness. I wrote quite a bit in my journal – prompted by the ‘soft animal of my body’ basking in the sunshine. Grey Haven is a special place for me. I enjoyed being free to be in the space without feeling a guest or interloper. I really felt welcome and at ease. I appreciated the times between when you were attending to your business and I attended my solitude. I slept peacefully and deeply in that hug of a room. M. Harding, Toronto
Artist-In-Residence Retreat Testimonials:
Truly, the Muse dwells here at Grey Heron! My three days of writing and restoration have been successful as the space allowed me to remember my natural flow and process. J Wells
Thank you for your generous sharing of your enspirited home and garden — an enlivening and calming time for me, and a wonderful opportunity to go wild with my camera. S. R.