Sacred Renewal A Women’s Retreat for healing, reclaiming, AND celebrating the divine feminine

Welcome to this retreat space for women...

A sacred container for celebrating the divine feminine through our connection with the wilds of nature, the holy temple of our body, our spirit, and a community of divine sisters. This experience is about soul work. It will be rich in symbolism, creativity, ritual, and self-reclamation. It’s meant to awaken and restore the feminine principle - a fundamental part of us. It’s time to heal and reclaim our deep connection with the divine goddess within ourselves, with other women, and with the Earth Mother, as a fundamental energy on the planet at this time. It's time to rise together!

A long weekend experience: APRIL 18-22, 2024


Wintergreen Studios, an off-grid lodge located in the beautiful Frontenac biosphere, 45 minutes from Kingston, Ontario. WEBSITE:


Labyrinth Walk


Each day will begin in noble silence as we attune mindfully and sensually to our bodies and ourselves, through meditation and mindful movement. Spacious mealtimes, as well as time in nature, and integration opportunities are part of this experience.


  • Arrival between 4-6 pm ET
  • Dinner and settling in
  • Welcome Circle. Creating our container.

DAY 2: Friday, April 19

  • Awakening through meditation and movement
  • Breakfast
  • TALK: The Feminine Principle, followed by a nature-based activity
  • Lunch
  • Creative Expression: Connecting to self
  • Deepening through integration and personal time
  • Dinner: Cultivating community
  • Fire Ceremony

DAY 3: Saturday, April 20

  • Meditation & Movement: An intentional practice
  • Breakfast
  • TALK: Ceremony overview & preparation: What to expect
  • Light Lunch
  • Sacred plant medicine journey with Cannabis or Cacao (New*)
  • Integration begins. Closing of ceremony space
  • Dinner, then time for processing and self-care

DAY 4: Sunday, April 21

  • Meditation & Movement: Connecting with the heart
  • Breakfast
  • Deepening the integration process: Meaning making
  • Lunch
  • TALK: Returning to the world: Considerations & practices
  • Personal time and 1:1 time with facilitators: Intimate moments
  • Dinner and evening celebration

DAY 5: Monday, April 22

  • Meditation followed by breakfast
  • Wrap-up: Closing ceremony and final words
  • Departure


Delicious and homemade meals will be a supportive feature of this retreat.

"You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together" ~Anthony Bourdain

"Mouthwatering food is a significant part of the Wintergreen experience. Our menus feature local foods and much of our produce is grown in our own gardens. We provide gourmet meals to meet all dietary needs." Specific dietary needs will be noted in the Application Form.


  • A variety of cozy room options are available in the main lodge. These range from shared and single accommodations with shared bath, to one private room with an ensuite bath. For more details, see: Rooms
  • Two cabin options may be available upon request. These are within walking distance to the main lodge. For more information see: Cabins
  • Prices vary according to the room selected.


This event includes a sacred plant medicine ceremony featuring Cannabis Sativa. NEW* If this medicine is not accessible or resonant for you, Cacao will be offered as an alternative. To take part in this offering, the following is required:

  • Complete an Application Form
  • Schedule a meeting: After submission of the completed form, an intake meeting with Shannon and Denise will be scheduled beginning January 30, 2024. Together, we’ll review important safety questions to establish suitability for this type of offering. NOTE: In joining this offering, you are consenting to take part in sacred ceremony with Cannabis as a plant ally.
  • Upon acceptance, you will be invited to hold your spot by 1) Completing a follow-up form that includes accommodation selection, a review of a policies and disclaimers document, and payment options, and 2) Paying either a non-refundable deposit, or the full fee.


Throughout history, women have worked with Cannabis Sativa as a sacred plant ally in spiritual ceremonies. This is ancient women’s medicine. The oracular smoke of Cannabis supported women’s bodies during transformative periods in their lives. Participants of this retreat will be guided - through ceremonial use of Cannabis - into an altered state of consciousness where deep healing and self-reclamation is possible.

Cacao is another powerful plant medicine. When used ceremonially, it connects us deeply with life on the planet through a practice of gratitude, intention, and reciprocity . "Cacao is a teacher that is skilled at helping us reconnect with our own hearts, tend our relationships, and walk through life purposefully and guided by clear vision" (Ora).

Either medicine will be a powerful plant ally to work with as we deepen into the theme of Sacred Renewal. Preparation and Integration sessions will be an essential part of this experience. Participants who choose to work with Cannabis, will be required to bring their own medicine to the experience. All details regarding the purchase of Cannabis will be reviewed during the intake interview.


Two weeks before the retreat - on April 5, 2024 - an information session will be held for all registered participants (those who have been accepted and paid for the retreat). This will be an online offering and will introduce some key concepts central to this experience. Time: 6-8 pm ET. A Zoom link will be provided in advance of this event.


  • All prices include room, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and retreat facilitation for 5 days / 4 nights.
  • Base pricing: $1500 for dorm style accommodation.
  • Mid-range pricing: $1600 for single rooms with shared bath.
  • Upper limit pricing: $1750 for a private room with ensuite bath.
  • EARLY BIRD RATE: If paying before March 15, 2024, a 10% discount will be applied to the prices listed.
  • Scholarship and payment options, will be provided upon acceptance.

Information Sessions are offered on the dates listed, and will include a sound bath as one element of the retreat experience. These will be FREE online events.


Interested in the retreat but either uncertain or unfamiliar with Cannabis as a sacred plant medicine? A Sacred Cannabis Circle "sampler" will introduce participants to Cannabis as a sacred plant ally used to create altered states of consciousness for deep transformative work.

  • Date: March 10, 2024 from 1-5 pm ET
  • Fee: $100
  • Maximum: 8 persons
  • Location: Neuma: The Centre for Social Wellness, 623 King St. W., Kingston, ON
  • Register here. Completion of a Safety Questionnaire is part of the registration process, and is required to attend this experience.


Shannon Brown

SHANNON BROWN, Sound Therapist, Spiritual Coach, and Plant Medicine Guide is a true creative force, a magical being who effortlessly weaves together diverse artistic and healing traditions to help people tap into their soul’s purpose and sacred dream. With her gentle guidance and innate sensitivity, Shannon is a beacon of light for those seeking transformation, healing, and growth. Her multifaceted approach to healing combines the power of sound therapy, expressive arts therapy, plant medicine guiding, and shamanic healing, creating a unique and deeply immersive experience. During her sound therapy sessions, you'll hear the otherworldly sounds of traditional shamanic instruments and futuristic frequencies, as Shannon's angelic voice guides you through a journey of self-discovery and healing. Shannon is certified in Sound Therapy with Toronto’s ITM and is a Psychedelic Guide, having trained with the Centre for Medicinal Mindfulness and in Trauma Informed Plant Medicine facilitation and somatic integration with Atira Tan. She has University degrees in Fine Arts, Artist in Community Education and Human Psychology. With Shannon as your guide, you'll unlock the full Potential of your creativity, intuition, and inner wisdom, and emerge from each session feeling renewed, empowered, and inspired.

Denise Neumann-Fuhr

DENISE's work is grounded in transcendent realms of thought and practice stemming from graduate work in Transpersonal Psychology and Shadow Work, as well as years devoted to her own psychospiritual journey. As a certified Transformational Coach, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, Psychedelic Cannabis Guide, and RN, Denise helps others cultivate a greater sense of their own divine wholeness. Trainings that support this work include Hakomi, Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy, Compassion cultivation, Internal Family Systems for coaches, as well as various wisdom, energy, and mystery school trainings. More recently, a deep and evolving exploration of the Divine Feminine, the Dark Goddess, luminous darkness, and the impacts of the patriarchy on the sister/witch wound is informing her practice with profound results. Work with plant medicines augment this further with training completed through the Centre of Medicinal Mindfulness, Therapsil, and Gathering Groups with breathwork, and Psychedelic Harm Reduction, important adjuncts. Under-scoring all of this is a deep resonance with indigenous spiritual worldviews.

Denise works in private practice where she offers 1:1 coaching sessions as well as a variety of workshops that focus on the transpersonal dimension of life. She also leads a mindfulness meditation Sangha and participates as a Sitter and Guide in Psychedelic Cannabis offerings (Neuma, Kingston) where she invokes the Divine Feminine as a guiding force in journey space.

“When we can notice, and then shift the internal dialogue that prevents us from living from our deepest and wisest Self, we realign our inner compass. We come home."

Revised January 2024