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August 22-27, 2018: Healing Retreat with Eliot Cowan: Five Days of Traditional Huichol Shamanic Healing


“The shamanic view is a deeply spiritual view in which the questions of health, illness and healing are always seen as involving spiritual dynamics. The natural world is seen as having great awareness and wisdom and offers profound help in seeing what’s needed and also supplies it.”    – E. Cowan

Healing Retreat consists of five days of Huichol Shamanic Healing with Eliot Cowan at Maple Sweet Rural Retreat Centre in the beautiful Grey Highlands, on the edge of the Beaver Valley and the Blue Mountains in Ontario, Canada.

Eliot Cowan, Tsaurirrikame (Huichol shaman) and author of "Plant Spirit Medicine", lived and studied with the Huichol people - an indigenous people who live in the Sierra Madre Mountains of central Mexico. Over the years, Eliot has gathered extensive experience working with the full spectrum of life events from birth to death. He brings the sacred healing traditions of the Huichol people to all of us.

Your stay at Healing Retreat includes daily private sessions with Eliot, time for contemplation and reflection, gathering in community around the warmth of the fire, and an opportunity to connect with the natural world.

The cost of the retreat is $1,350 which includes your daily shamanic sessions with Eliot, teaching fires, lodging and meals. The maximum number of participants is 13 and your space is confirmed upon receipt of full payment or a non-refundable deposit of $675.

Everyone can benefit from Healing Retreat, whether you are experiencing serious or persistent health concerns, desire guidance on your spiritual path, or need support in your daily life.

Maple Sweet is a lovely retreat centre located on over 75 acres in the stunning Grey Highlands, two hours north of Toronto on the edge of the Beaver Valley and the Blue Mountains.

For more information or to register, please contact Monika Ghent at   monika@dreamingwillow.ca; (416)537-8842; www.dreamingwillow.ca