September 2021 – Body, Mind and Spirit Retreat – Woody Island

When? September 12,13,14 – 2021
(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)

Where? Woody Island, Placentia Bay 

Join us in Garden Cove, 2 hour drive west of St. John’s and east of Gander.  From Garden Cove, we get aboard of the Merasheen for the 40-minute sail to Woody Island. This rugged, quaint, beautiful Island resettled in the early 1970’s has preserved much of its original heritage.  Woody Island offers a step-back-in-time, a magical retreat location like no other.  You will feast on home-cooked meals of pan-fried fresh cod, pea soup, toutons & Molasses, and fresh homemade bread, to name a few. 

Your fee covers boat travel to and from the island, two nights’ accommodations, meals, workshops, and evening programs. Individually these services would cost over $800.00.  Your cost is 525.00 (taxes included).   Some Financial assistance is available for those on a limited income (single parents and students).  Some single rooms are available for additional $75.00.  

There is a limited number of spaces and will fill on a first come basis. You can pay $100.00 now to hold your space and pay the remainder before August 17th, 2021.

Register for both Max Simms and Woody Island Retreats and take 50.00 off the cost of each retreat.


Awesome Facilitators:D

Dominique Hurley is an intuitive visionary artist, educator, and certified naturopath who guides you to explore and express your True Self as you connect to your intuition. Grounded in her love of beauty and the beauty of love, Dominique delivers insight and inspiration through her “Intuition into Action Treasure Map: 5 Steps to a Happy Healthy Life”. Her energy-infused art, intuitive services, workshops, and writings are all designed to nourish your transformational journey, so that you can see yourself through the eyes of your soul and live in alignment with your Higher Self. For more information and free gifts, visit www.DominiqueHurley.com.   

Meranda Squires grew up in the Ferryland lighthouse in Newfoundland.  At age 20 she moved to India where she lived in the spiritual community of the International Meditation Institute, Kullu, HP India for seventeen years.  There, under the guidance of an enlightened teacher, she had many transformational experiences in meditation yoga and Vendant philosophy.  She returned home in 2000 and opened the Lotus Centre, in the Gerald Squires Fine Art Gallery, at 52 Prescott St. St. John’s.  She received her Certification in India as a teacher in Advanced Studies in Yoga Scieces, in Vendant Philosophy, in the Theory and Practice of Meditation, Soma Yoga.  In Florida she received certification as an Enlightened Master, a Mind Clearer, and Emotion Clearer.  She is also certified by ITM, Chaing Mai, Thailand, as a Thai-yoga bodywork practitioner.  She is a 200 hour Kripalu Certified yoga teacher.  The Lotus Centre is a Registered Yoga Aliance School.  She feels her life purpose is to empower people to live in true freedom, and to raise awareness of the Truth of who we are: our interconnectedness with the whole.  Checkout her website: thelotuscentre.ca

Regina Wright is a Wisdomkeeper, Modern-Day Shaman, Spiritual Teacher and Soul Coach. She has been guiding people to access their deepest wisdom for over two decades in private sessions, workshops, women’s circles and ceremonies. She sources from many wisdom traditions including the Q’ero of the High Andes, Hawaiian, Celtic and North American medicine. She is certified in several energy modalities Including advanced energy medicine with the Light Body School. She is a certified Woman’s Mystery School facilitator, Heal Your Life teacher and coach, certified Chakradance facilitator, and certified Warrior Goddess/Warrior Heart facilitator.   


Workshops: 

How to Make Energy Work for you.  (Nora).  

Chakradance (Regina). 

Chakradance is a powerful way to help regulate the human energy field through sacred movement.  When you discover the power and energy that resides within you, it is like coming home!  Chakradance is a form of nourishment for you true self – for your soul.  Blending free-flowing movements with frequencies of sound, Chakradance will free the energy in your body and open you up to a deeper level of life.  In a darkened room, lit only by candlelight, we move to music created to resonate with the vibration of each of your seven major chakras.  We dance with our eyes mainly closed, and our attention turns inwards – making the connection to our inner world – the world our imagination!  Regina has been studying the charka system for many years with the world’s top teachers. After experiencing Chakradance she was immediately hooked and knew she had to become certified to offer this amazing modality to others. 

Intuition into Action: 5 Steps to a Happy Healthy Life (Dominique).  “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ~ Albert Einstein

Do you feel your life is off track? Is it time to make changes that are aligned with who you truly are? Or are you ready to feel even more fulfilled daily? Intuition is your inner GPS – giving you the guidance you need to make the decisions that are right for you. In this workshop, you will learn about intuition, why it’s important, and a few techniques to develop and access it so that you’re using your intuitive right brain to receive direction and your action-oriented left brain to help implement the next inspired steps in your life. You need both for a happy, healthy, successful life.

Relating to God (Meranda). 

Would you like to improve your personal conscious contact with the God of Your Heart?  Perhaps resolve unaddressed spiritual experiences, move forward in your spiritual lifestyle and study, and clear your Religious Education.  If you truly desire to deepen your relationship with your God, this is the workshop for you.  

Ritual and Ceremony (Regina). 

For over twenty years ceremony and ritual have been a central part of Regina’s life and work. They are a powerful way to bring us into a deeper relationship with all that is and reconnect with self. In this workshop you will learn what ceremony/ritual and sacred practice are and why they are important in the modern world. You will learn how to bring ceremony and ritual into your everyday life. As we are in the last few days leading up to Fall Equinox, you will participate in a special ceremony to give thanks for the harvest and prepare to enter the darkest six months of the year!  

Build Healthy Boundaries (Meranda).

Are you feeling disempowered?  Feeling controlled by others and even outside forces?  Do you feel you have a lot of bad luck?  Do you have a voice that tells you, “You’re not good enough, “I will probably fail anyway so I won’t invest too much. Or I know there is something deeply wrong with me.”  Do you feel it is usually your fault when something goes wrong? Take back the self that was lost through childhood boundary violations.  Learn how to manage present-day personal boundaries.  Release guilt and regrets you may carry from violating the boundaries of others. 

A lack of sense of self is the lack of boundaries being respected in our relationships.  Establishing clear, enforceable boundaries will build our Self-esteem.  We are in control when we have Healthy Boundaries.

Intuitive Walkabout & the Power of Symbolism (Dominique).

Using the framework of my Intuition into Action Treasure Map: 5 Steps to a Happy Healthy Life, you will be guided on how to use this easy technique to access the answers your heart & Team of Divine Helpers want to you have. Need guidance? Come explore your world of personal symbolism as a source for creative decision making while enjoying the benefits of time in nature. There are so many ways to connect to your intuition. An intuitive walkabout is a quick, easy, and fun way to get the answers you need. You can do it anywhere, anytime. However, when you do it while walking in nature, you get the added support of fresh air, movement, and Mother Earth’s wisdom. Although this workshop builds upon her first, you don’t need to take both to benefit from either.


 BONUS OFFERING: Monday and Tuesday before breakfast we are offering morning yoga and mediations.


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Woody Island: A Body, Mind and Spirit Retreat
September 12,13,14 – 2021

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Instructions: Please select your session in priority as space is limited in each session.

Session One, Sunday 6:30 – 9:00 p.m

Chakradance (Regina)
Your Intuition into Action Treasure Map (Dominique)

Session Two : Monday 9:00am – 11:30am

Relating to God (Meranda)
Ritual and Ceremony (Regina)

Session Three : Monday 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Build Healthy Boundaries (Meranda)
Intuitive Walkabout & Divine Storytelling (Dominique)

Session Four, Tuesday 9:00am – 11:00am

We will have a guided community gathering before getting on the boat for our "mug up" on a different island before returning to Garden Cove.

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This Program will fill quickly, so register early! There is a limited number on the boat. Send completed registration and cheque, money order or e-transfer to: odriscoll16@gmail.com . Lucy O’Driscoll, 115 Tuckers Hill Road, St. Philips, NL. A1M 1N4.

If you don’t want to pay the full registration now, you can send $100.00 to hold your place and send the remainder by August 23, 2021. You can also complete the registration on line at my website: www.lucysretreats.com . No registration will be accepted without partial or full payment. If you cancel by September 1, you will receive a full refund. After that date, a $50.00 processing fee will be deducted from your refund. If you cancel within 7 days of the retreat you forfeit your full payment.


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For Woody Island: Body, Mind and Spirit Retreat, September 12-14, 2021

I acknowledge and fully understand that as a participant in the Body, Mind and Spirit retreat at Woody Island, Sept 12-14,2021, I will be engaging in a program that involves physical and emotional activity and specialized equipment. I fully understand that in such a setting accident may happen and I hold blameless the organizers, equipment, property owners or others either taking part in the activity or instructing at the time.

In understanding that there is some risk to any activity of this type, I accept personal responsibility for any and all physical and emotional damage that may result from accident, injury or disability however caused. In this understanding, I release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue Lucy O’Driscoll, Lucy’s volunteers or employees or other participants.

I take full responsibility for any demands placed upon me, losses or damages on account of injury caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of anyone, including the organization, involved or otherwise.

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