September 2019 – Body, Mind and Spirit Retreat – Woody Island

When? September 9,10,11, 2019
(Monday ,Tuesday, Wednesday)

Where? Woody Island, Placentia Bay 

Brought to you by: Lucy O’Driscoll M.Sc., B.Ed. Phone: 895-0544, cell 689-2244

Share in the 9/9/9 energy of the 9th month, 9th day, of 2019.  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 + HST.  Your cost is 480.00 (taxes included). This is an amazing price for what you are getting!   I will pair you up if you are registering single and would like a partner for your room.  Some single rooms are available for additional $150.00.  Some Financial assistance is available for single parents and students. There is a very 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 10th, 2019.

Number 9 is the number of Universal love, eternity, faith, Universal Spiritual Laws, the concept of karmaspiritual enlightenmentspiritual awakening, service to humanity, lightworking and lightworkers, leading by positive example, life purpose and soul mission, intuition, and strength of character. 

The number 9 also resonates with learning to say ‘No’, it heralds the end of a cycle, closure, problem-solving, inner-wisdom, self-love, freedom, optimism and Divine wisdom.

If the number 9 and any of its connotations speak to you, join us for an amazing 3 days, 2 nights, on Woody Island where we can smell the salt spray of the ocean, see the dark night sky with its amazing stars, relax, and be pampered.

At this retreat, you will experience the beautiful Newfoundland landscapes and seascapes.  In September the earth is warm, the berries are ripe, and the bugs are gone!  Don’t Get Much Better Than That!!!


Alison Normore Ph.D,  is an Ancestral Wisdomkeeper, Author, Master Teacher and Human Potential Visionary with a passion for ancient wisdom traditions that restore our sacred connections with nature, and a gift for empowering healers and leaders to create joyful, purposeful lives.  For more information on Life Coaching, Community Blessings, Shamanic Training Retreats and Journeys, and her new book Return to Pangaea, visit   

Lucy O’Driscoll M.Sc.B.Ed.  is a Certified Crystal Practitioner and Professional Facilitator.  She has been studying various energy and healing modalities for over 30 years and has been offering retreats for 19 years. Lucy O’Driscoll M.Sc.B.Ed.  is a Certified Crystal Practitioner and Professional Facilitator.  She has been studying various energy and healing modalities for over 30 years and has been offering retreats for 19 years.

Helga Schleeh is coming to us from Montreal where she uses art, music and dialogue in her workshops, uniting with others in community in co-creating our lives from the source of all creativity.  She has led workshops for over 30 years, in places like Vietnam, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Spain, and all over the US and Canada.  She has also joined with the United Nations for peace on many occasions, including workshops with Israelis and Palestinians, creating a program for peace and spirituality with the World Council of Churches for the UN conference on Climate change, as well as producing a video on the beauty of the planet for this event.  She has a degree in Fine Arts, (minor in music) and is a certified (3 years training) leader of the Dances of Universal Peace.  Websites:

Nora Squires is a registered Naturotherapist using Reiki, Foot Reflexology, Therapeutic Touch (TT), EMF Balancing, EFT Emotional Freedom Technique, Focusing and the Pendulum to bring clients to deeper levels of healing.  She is also a member of the Canadian Reiki, TT and Reflexology Association.



Illuminate Your Soul (Helga)Let us invoke the light within us together as a community! We will create prayer lights, placing our individual and collective wishes and awareness as words and/or images with paint and markers onto paper. After a blessing ceremony and sacred sharing, the papers are rolled around a metal base and lit by candles from within. They are yours to keep. No experience needed! 

Mayan Astrology: Navigating Your Path to the Stars (Alison).  As master astronomers and mathematicians, the Classic Maya understood the cosmic patterns of light and shadow that exist beyond our solar system and Earth time and space. Their cosmology was based on the Earth’s relationship with the Pleiades, and they used this knowledge for selfempowerment, alignment of one’s life path with the galaxy, and ultimately, for the unification ofHumanity with the Creator.

In this session you will learn the fundamentals of cosmic time, the faces and spirit of the Creator at the core of the Mayan calendrical system. You will receive the tools to discover your personal Sun Sign and Galactic Tone, and connect with its spiritual energy and qualities so they can shine forth in your life, and bring you into alignment with the forces of creation.

Moonology (Lucy).   Join us as we connect with the feminine power of the moon.  Learn about the moon cycles: waxing, waning, new moon, and full moon.  Learn how to do a full moon ceremony to let things go, forgive and shift that which no longer serves.  Learn how to do a new moon ceremony to manifest that which you desire to draw into your life.  You will be able to continue to use these ceremonies, stay in tune with moon magic, long after the retreat.  

Bio-Spiritual Focusing (Nora).  Bio-Spiritual Focusing is a simple, practical process that re-awakens your ability to allow the gift of your body’s wisdom to guide you into greater wholeness.  It is more than just “thinking” or “feeling.”  It is “felt-sensing” unique personal meanings and directions that come from deep inside you.  Feelings are so important, even if they make you feel uncomfortable.  They are a compass guiding you to your next steps.

Actualizing your Potential: Mayan Calendar and Sacred Geometry: (Alison).This session will take you deep into the mysteries of the Mayan Calendar and its implications for this time, and your own evolutionary path. The Mayans left a legacy encoded in their architecture and few surviving books about the order and structure behind creation. They reveal a plan for the evolution of life that spans billions of years and is complete during our lifetimes. It describes the end of time as we know it, and the beginning of a new age of life on Earth. As the Mayans foretold, we are living through a quantum leap in evolution and a great spiritual awakening during this shift of the ages.  Each of us carries within us the accumulated wisdom of all our Ancestors in preparation for fulfillment of our destinies.

You will learn practices for activating re-membering of what is written on your soul’s fabric and coded within your bodies so you can evolve into your fullest potential at this evolutionary threshold.

Vessels (Helga).  We are all vessels for spirit. Our willingness to participate and receive in the creation process determines its unique and beautiful shape. We will create our earth vessels in clay, after exercises designed to open ourselves to the universe both individually and as a group. You will be guided and given demonstrations how to create these unique and expressive clay pots. No artistic experience necessary- this is about connecting to soul. Clay will be provided. We will leave our vessels at the base of special trees as offerings. 

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) (Nora).EFT uses the body’s own energy system by “tapping” on the meridians or energy pathways to remove blocked or stuck energy.  This technique enables healing to occur. EFT can address issues such as fears, addictions, emotional trauma, depression, physical and other issues. 

BONUS OFFERING: Dances of Universal Peace with Helga and Sacred Fire Ceremony with Alison.  You will also experience the beautiful Newfoundland landscapes and seascapes.  In September the earth is warm, the berries are ripe, and the bugs are gone! 

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Woody Island: A Body, Mind and Spirit Retreat
September 9,10,11, 2019

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Instructions: Indicate your first (1) second (2) and third (3) choices for each session, as space is limited in each session. Place a number: 1,2,3 in the box provided next to session description

Session One, Monday 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Illuminate Your Soul (Helga)

Mayan Astrology: Your Path to the Stars (Alison)

Session Two, Tuesday 9:00am – 11:30am

Moonology (Lucy)

Bio-Spiritual Focusing (Nora)

Actualizing Your Potential: Mayan Calendar and Sacred Geometry (Alison)

Session Three, Tuesday 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Vessels (Helga)

Emotional Freedom Technique (Nora)

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

Community Activity and Closing Ceremony. Everyone will participate. At 11:00 we will board the Marasheen for a “Trip on the Bay”, a mug-up on another island, and have reflection time. We will arrive back at Garden Cove at 3:00.

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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: . 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 before August 9, 2019. You can also complete the registration on line at my website: . No registration will be accepted without partial or full payment. If you cancel by August 9, you will receive a full refund. After that date, a $50.00 processing fee will be deducted from your refund. If you cancel within 10 days of the retreat you forfeit your full payment. We accept registrations up to September 9th.

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For Woody Island: Body, Mind and Spirit Retreat, September 9-11, 2019

I acknowledge and fully understand that as a participant in the Body, Mind and Spirit retreat at Woody Island, Sept 9-11,2019, 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.

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