CAMPING - Tent or RV Trailer: FREE
*Note there are no Hook ups. There are compostable toilets
Private Rooms $55/Night 3 LEFT
Shared Room $40/Night SOLD OUT
Medicine Lodge - Rustic with no bathroom $25/Night.
Use the Compostable toilets or Come into the main house to use the amenities)
During this 4 Day & 3 Night Retreat, you will enjoy your days without glasses, or a reduced prescription, in a calm, safe, unhurried environment to enjoy your natural vision - inner and outer.
80% of people have eyesight issues, that is because our precious perceptual orbs (eyes) are portals to systemic health. Stressors that affect our well-being, affect your eyes. The Windows to the Soul do not lie.... The retreat will focus on exploring your Light Reflex (Your ability to take in light) and how this impacts your visual clarity, emotional and spiritual well-being.
The retreat will focus on exploring your Light Reflex and how this impacts your visual clarity, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Your precious perceptual orbs (eyes) will be surrounded by visual beauty and you will be invited and coached as to how to receive the visual information with your Light Reflex and heart in a open and expansive state.
Each morning we will enjoy Eye Yoga, and will participate in IN-OWT , daily. IN-OWT teaches you how to trust your inner being, images and body to understand the underlying reasons for your visual blur (and other underlying symptoms and illnesses)
You will be immersed in visual stimulation & conscious seeing exercises through nature & go on extended vision walks. You will experience spiritual depth and clear flashes with your opening awareness to how visual stimulation impacts your whole being.
The ancient mystics thought of vision as a "Marriage of Inner and Outer Light"... as such, you will be guided in specific visual meditations and eye exercises to learn how to take what you see on the outside and reflect inwardly to it's meaning to improve your visual clarity. We will also reflect on the eyes spiritual significance as windows to the soul.
We are born to affect the world with our presence. Because the energy of the soul is to be brought into the world, the ability to express ourselves freely, without the fear is essential.
"If the soul experiences absence of Light from a part of itself, the personality will experience this absence of Light as fear" (Zukav. Seat of the Soul. 1989, 96)
Our life essence contributes to the ever-evolving process of Creation and the Universal Web of human consciousness.. Many people have fear around creativity & true authentic expression, but the soul needs a forum from which to express itself.
During this retreat, we will be challenging our fears that prevent us from 'seeing' , expressing and taking our true authentic and empowered place in the process of Creation.
As the Culmination of your Inner experiences, you will be invited to express your Souls' Light, through the medium of fluid acrylic paint on stretched canvas.
Through the process, you will take the entirety of your visual, emotional and spiritual experiences and express this visual-energetic information onto a canvas. A unique painting will emerge to reflect your journey and it will be your keep-sake and an every present reminder of your souls voice.
GALLERY OF IMAGES:
What participants are saying.
"Be prepared to amaze yourself. Even the most creatively challenged will come away with a belief in their ability to create something of beauty and meaning."
Bette Emery, Social Worker, Edmonton.
"I have attended countless leadership seminars, motivational speeches, yoga workshops and read self-help books that ranges in the multitudes in order to feel reconnected to myself, my purpose and others. The messages I received from all the previous courses and methods I studied was that to be "good enough" I needed to do this, think that, put these habits into practice, imagine that if ... Although many had profound wisdoms, I still felt that in order to feel my own worth, I was expected to change, to be a better model of what I currently was.
After the course in IN-OWT, the message of how valuable I am, being who I am right here and now an that it IS good enough was a gift I received. IN-OWT has given me a profound experience of spiritual reconnection and a day-to-day inner tool that helps me navigate conflict and negative emotions. So much so I was able to wean myself off of medication for depression and anxiety.
As I integrate IN-OWT into my life, I feel less out of control and less reactive when I am experience conflict and turmoil in my life. When I have "negative" emotions I use IN-OWT to feel it, accept it and move through it, knowing that I will come out on the other side with a better understanding of who I am and who I want to be. I am feeling more and more empowered and this has translated into many aspects of my life including my communications with my friends and family. I am understanding and more importantly, I am more able to act on this understanding of what I need, want and desire for myself because of IN-OWT.S.K. - Edmonton
"I have been to three of Summer's retreats because I love her approach - she makes it so easy to be creative. I learned that I really can paint from my imagination! It was one of the most freeing and exciting things I have ever done. I can paint from my heart now and not feel the restrictions I had before. I also learned a dialogue technique to use with my painting that taught me so much about my own spiritual journey and direction."
Pam Junck - Reiki Practioner - Sherwood Park
"I had wanted to work on canvas for a long time but had been apprehensive about it. Summer's teaching technique opened endless creative possibilities for me as I felt I had permission to play and explore. The process of painting deepened the process of opening and getting to know myself."
Gillian Watson - Sherwood Park
When a group of friends invited me to a Soul-Paint workshop facilitated by Summer, I decided to go. Never having painted before, I felt a lot of trepidation. I went in order to be with my friends, none of whom were artists or painters.
Summer used a combination of giving permission to do things my way and encouraging me to move beyond my comfort zone. She remained in the background while offering support at crucial points in the process. I felt emotionally safe. As I eased into trusting the movement of the paintbrush a sensation of warmth spread through my chest on the left side. Then heat flowed up into my shoulder and down my arm. It poured out my fingertips onto the canvas. Fiery anger that I had carried for most of my life released into my brush. The emotion was intense but it moved through me quickly. I felt lighter, freer and more playful. Painting brought about a significant breakthrough in the healing of an inflamed rotator cuff and frozen shoulder." That event marked a turning point in the healing of my rotator cuff. The inflammation began to decrease. Blood was able to flow into the tissue, cleansing it of toxins and repairing it with oxygen and nutrients. Peggy Voth, Jungian Analyst & Clinical Social Worker- Calgary
I approached Summer (Natural Vision School) after two years of feeling that my left eye was not working. I was also near the point of emotional breakdown.
I grew up with a condition called Amblyopia (lazy eye) and it was reappearing in my adult life. I also had constant tension around that eye and was having trouble with reading.
Since my optometrist offered no advice except to say I was “aging,” my friend mentioned Summer to me. Through Summer, I learned that trouble with eyesight can be a result of stress and emotional trauma, which fit the timeline both for my childhood vision troubles and the recent onset of other symptoms. She indicated her INside-OWT program would be appropriate for me and we began to work with some inner work that dealt with the trauma I had experienced alongside gentle, eye muscle training (tools and exercises). We also engaged in some creative expression and painting that was a profound experience.
Through her, I have learned to listen to and trust what my body and inner self have to say. I feel at home in my own body and life. My eye very quickly strengthened, and I can see with both vision fields and wear glasses less. I also wear a lower prescription that I had originally. The tension around my eye is gone. I found Summer to be knowledgeable, authentic, and so warmly compassionate and supportive as she guided me in learning to trust and listen to my inner self.
I found this to be a healing and empowering process which has influenced my view of physical symptoms and why people have them. I feel that anyone who has been recently diagnosed with vision changes, feeling emotionally fragile or experiencing other symptoms that physicians cannot explain or dismiss would do well to consult with Summer.
Naomi R., Edmonton,