Welcoming the Spring and Preparing for Summer

At ICSS we are welcoming the Spring with two events for Women, taught by Barbara Midnight Rose – read more about these below. Plus, we have opened up registrations for our Summer programs!

Teachings for Women – March 29th & April 18-19. Register for either of these here.

sherisesemailWomen’s Equinox  Celebration: A day-long event on the Toronto Islands.
March 29th, 2014
We will gather to align with the equinox shift and celebrate the return of the light.
Awaken from the dream of winter, refreshed and renewed through time  with the beauty of nature, ceremony and the mysteries of woman.
Time: 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Cost: $141.25 includes a specially prepared, delicious luncheon.
Sisterhood Birthing Wheel of the Goddess.
April 18 evening and April 19th
A teaching on the 13th Shield of the Matriarchy shield of our Path with Heart.
This is a shield to explore the mystery of women through the key driver wheel of the Shield, “The Sisterhood Birthing Wheel of the Goddess”.
Woman’s power lies in her mystery of her emotions, her limitless physical form, her relationship with the moon, her womb knowings. The Woman’s shield provides insights into this mystery. It is a time for change. We women need to re-remember the knowledge of women and assume authority for that knowledge so we can heal, and thus heal the masculine and together heal the world.
Cost: $197.75 HST included
Location: ICSS, 1173 Davenport Rd., Toronto
About Barbara Midnight Rose:
My journey with the women’s teachings of the Sweet Medicine SunDance Path began on a healing island in the Great Lakes, and with a dreaming circle of women ‘grandmothering’ what it is to be a woman.
Out of the circle danced the image of a great spider’s web, blessing this Turtle Island with the beauty of the interconnectedness of women; an image of sisterhood.
The silken threads of the web crossed and re-crossed the continent and where the threads intersected, a heart light lit up, until this continent was alive with a weaving of the light of the power and mystery of woman. This is the way my journey began with the women’s shield.


Spirit Camp – August 10-16

This program offers  individuals who desire to connect deeply to Nature and Spirit the opportunity to go on Vision Quest in our ceremonial land in Bancroft. At the same time, we have teachings, ceremonies and fun for families and children, bringing together seekers of all ages and walks of life.

Gateways (August 3-9) and Katana Edge (July 31st-August 10) are for students and apprentices of the SMSD Path, offered also at Rainbow Gate Farm near Bancroft. Online registration is available. Contact us  for more information.

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Shamanic De-armoring

Fully Tranform and Free Yourself this Spring

de-armoringvitalitymarchWe are in full swing in our preparations for this year’s Shamanic De-armoring, coming up April 20- May 4th.

This 2-week transformational process is an ancient ceremony, adapted to modern times to release energetic blocks, stagnant energy, pain and trauma from the body. Participants transform themselves and birth their Natural Self through the use of breath, pressure points, vibratory machines and their own life-force energy, directed to loosen up and break armor.

Registration to this program is by personal interview only – so if you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact us. Spaces are limited.

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Quodoushka 1 Coming up!

Your Sexuality is Sacred

Feb. 27 – March 2, 2014


If you have been seeking deep healing in your relationship to your sexual energy, or are curious about exploring its spiritual potential, then look no further.

Barbara Butterfly Dreamer and John Thunderwolf lead this exciting weekend and support you in opening up to your own natural sexual expression. Read more about the Quodoushka program here or contact us if you wish to speak with one of our staff about it.

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Shamanism 101

At ICSS we would like to wish you a Happy New Year!
We are glad to invite you to our 2nd year of the Shamanism 101 series of evening classes.
Each of these classes will deal with a different topic and they are open to everyone.
If you have been wanting an introduction to Shamanism and its application to everyday life, drop by for one of the following dates:

Inner Space, the Final Frontier – Shamanism and the Quest for Enlightenment
Taught by John Ardagh

March 11, 2014
Shamanic Approach to Addictions
Taught by Jay Tropianskaia

April 15, 2014
Life and Laws of Cycles
Taught by Anne Trebilcock

May 6, 2014
Life After Fear: Shamanic Wisdom for a Changing World
Taught by Shira Stern

June 17, 2014
Ceremony and Rites of Passage
Taught by Carolyne Edwards

These Shamanism 101 sessions will take place at 7:30pm at ICSS Toronto – 1173 Davenport Rd.
Please RSVP by signing up through our Registration section, or by calling (416) 603 4912.

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Women and Sexuality: The Awakened Sexual Self

womenandsexualityA woman’s awakening to her sexual self is a spiral journey that takes her both deeply inward into the core of herself and fully outward into the fullness and richness of life.

Join us on October 18 and 19, 2013 as we come together in a circle of women to learn knowledge and tools that will support that journey, no matter what age and stage of life you are at.

We will explore desire, passion, and intention in sexuality, how to hold our center of power and autonomy within relationships, how to negotiate life changes that impact our sexual sense of self, and how to empower our connection to our sexual energy so we can have prowess, health, and pleasure in our physical bodies.

On Saturday night, we will conclude with a powerful purification lodge ceremony to help us integrate our new knowledge .

Of course, as always happens when a group of women dream and learn together, many more surprises are likely to turn up over the course of the weekend.

This weekend is experiential and respectful of a women’s sense of self.

Dates: October 18 and 19, 2013 (Friday: 7:30pm to 11:00pm, Saturday 10:00am to 11:00pm with a 1-2 hour dinner break)

To register:
Women’s Mystery School Participants are already registered for this weekend ( included in the year- long tuition fee)
Women who are not currently students of the WMS can register online here.

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ICSS opens its doors this summer…

Be sure to pay us a visit!
We will be holding several open houses during the summer, where we will be presenting two of our programs: Spirit Camp and Red Lodge. Join us for a lovely evening of discussion and sharing.

All our open houses take place at ICSS

1173 Davenport Rd., Toronto

@ 7:30 pm

Sign up online or give us a call at 416-603-4912 to let us know you’re coming!

Check out our schedule to see the dates, and make sure to let us know you’ll be there.

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She Rises: Return of the Goddess

Calling all women, especially apprentices!sherisesemail

We invite you, sister, to this exciting 1-day ceremonial gathering, in which Barbara Butterfly Dreamer will share with us the significance of this crucial time in human history: the beginning of the 13000 years of the Matriarchy.

During this day of teachings, practical experiences and ceremony, we will learn about:

  • What our role is in this transition from Patriarchal to Matriarchal power;
  • How to recognize the dysfunctional patterns we have acquired to cope with the imbalance of energies on the planet, and how we can heal and shift into our power;
  • How we can support the men in our lives by understanding the part the Masculine plays in this planetary change.
  • How we, as women of power, can lay the foundation for a future of Harmony and Balance.

We will conclude our day together with a  Purification Lodge so we may truly transform at a cellullar level.

We look forward to seeing your beauty and shining in this circle!

Register now


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