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The Insider ...rediscover ourselves, empower each other, and heal the earth...

The Insider, Autumn 2008!

Northern Edge Algonquin Call: 1.800.953.3343/ 705.386.1595 Email: NorthernEdgeAlgonquin@gmail.com Web: www.NorthernEdgeAlgonquin.com Skype: Call us now! Photos: http://picasaweb.google.ca/northernedgealgonquin Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/northernedge Facebook: Become a fan!

Book Now! Call by Friday (Sept 26th) to book any trip mentioned in this newsletter and receive 15% off.


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Upcoming Events We’ve got a calendar full of events. Here is the latest from Alexis, Wendy M, and Martha, of Shamanism Canada

Adventure Retreats- Alexis Burnett!

Yoga Retreats-Wendy Martin

Shamanism Canada-Martha Lucier

Wolf Howl Yoga, 4 day canoe trip, Sept 27-30, 2008

Yoga and the Zen of Winter, Feb 6-9, Mar 20-23

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The spirit of the wolf has attained mythological proportion but what is fact and what is fiction? Building on our popular Running with Wolves Women’s retreat, we hope for a closer encounter with these intriguing animals including an education in wolf ecology, animal tracking and the chance to find your voice when you try out your own wolf howl in Algonquin Park. Sometimes our calls get answered and the shy but curious pack ventures within a safe distance. On September 27-30, our Women’s Fall Colours Wolf Howl Yoga Canoe trip (featured as a Yoga Journal’s Dream Vacation returns. Don’t miss this one! Practice yoga in Algonquin Park.

Join Certified Yoga Instructors Wendy Martin and

Shamanism Canada’s 2 year advanced shamanism training is for those who have a strong desire to deepen their practice of shamanism. The first year will be focused on personal healing. Weaving our healing stories together, we will gain insight as to our purpose and how we can use our gifts to serve the planet. The second year will be focused on working on behalf of others. Building upon our relationships with our spiritual allies, we will learn and practice a wide variety of shamanic healing principles and techniques.

The Art and Science of Tracking, WAII, Feb 6-9 Developing Animal Tracking Skills brings to retreat attendees an awareness and much broader appreciation of the instinctual nature of what it means to live as a human being in the natural ecosystem of earth. Learn the basics of tracking large and small animals who make their home in and around Algonquin Park, including track identification and analysis, gait patterns, sign tracking, scat identification, and how to follow a trail while developing naturalist skills. "When we track, we pick up a string. At the far end of that string a being is moving, existing, still connected to the track. ” ~ Tom Brown Jr.

Emily Johnson in the beauty and solitude of Winter in Algonquin Park. In this Yoga Retreat we will deepen our practice through the study of breathing practices that enhances our capacity for breath. By breaking down and dissecting postures we will create a solid foundation in which to move from, Breath guided movement will enhance our inner fire and restorative and reflective movement will calm our nervous systems. A workshop forum will provide a place in which all participants can work with inner obstacles in all capacities and move deeper into their own stillness. Your free time can be spent wandering the vast open landscape of the lake on snowshoes or curling up with a journal or good book. Both Emily and Wendy will be available to facilitate in the building or enhancing of your own personal practice. Spend a weekend nourishing yourself with Yoga, Amazing food, Self Reflection and Environmental Solitude.

Shamanism” Course, November 2008

Congratulations to our recent grads of the Two Year Program! It was bitter sweet but it was time. We enjoyed immensely getting to know this group of wonderful individuals, who we quickly became friends with. Stay tuned for updates to Martha’s “ShamanismCanada.com” website, we’ll be posting links to all of these very special and talented practitioners.

Stretch your Limits... Come To The Edge...

Link here, at the Shamanism Canada blog to view the latest news from Shamanism Canada.

Wendy can be reached at YogaAtTheEdge@gmail.com

Martha can be reached at Edge@ShamanismCanada.com

Alexis can be reached at EarthTracks@gmail.com

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Food Corner Fairly unique fare enjoyed at Northern Edge Algonquin. Whether dining fire side, retreat style , or en route to next campsite, NEA meals are as unique and unpredictable as your experience!

With Greg W Healthy Treats for the Holidays Nuts: Nuts are an extremely nutritious food if properly prepared. Nuts are best soaked before being eaten. This is because nuts contain numerous enzyme inhibitors that can put a real strain on the digestive mechanism if consumed in excess. Nuts are easier to digest, and their nutrients more readily available, if they are first soaked overnight in warm, salted water, then dried in a warm oven. Crispy Pecans 4 cups raw pecan halves 1 tsp. Celtic sea salt water

sionally, until completely dry and crisp. Store refrigerated in an airtight container. Crispy Almonds 4 cups raw almonds 2 tsp. Celtic sea salt filtered water

skins; they can be irritating to the mouth for some people. Spread the almonds on two stainless steel cookie sheets and place in a warm oven (no more than 150ºF) for 12 to 24 hours, stirring occasionally, until completely dry and crisp. Store refrigerated in an

A delicious meal prepared by Greg W, a scrumptious bay side lunch, and the immaculately prepared dinning room at Northern Edge Algonquin. filtered

Soak the pecans in salt and water for at least 7 hours or overnight. Drain in a colander. Spread the pecans on two stainless steel cookie sheets and place in a barely warm oven (no more than 150ºF) for 12 to 24 hours, stirring occa-

Soak the almonds in salt and water for at least 7 hours or overnight. Drain in a colander. Place in a bowl and pour boiling water over them. Let sit for two minutes, then drain again. You will be able to easily slip off the brown

airtight container. Tamari Roasted Pumpkin Seeds 2 Cups Organic Pumpkin Seeds (Pepita) 1 tablespoon tamari 1 tablespoon water

Northern Edge Algonquin, Algonquin Park, Ontario, 800 953 3343, northernedgealgonquin@gmail.com"

Mix water and tamari in a small bowl. On medium heat place pumpkin seeds in a heavy skillet (try to avoid Teflon). As the seeds heat up they will start to pop. If the popping is more than once per second the heat needs to be reduced. Slowly stir the seeds with a spatula. The seeds will start to brown after 8 to 10 minutes of stirring. Watch that the seeds do not burn. The seeds will “puff up”. Once the seeds are a golden brown turn off heat and pour the tamari and water mix into the pan. Quickly mix with the spatula. The mix will initially be sticky, continue to mix until the liquid dries out. Let seeds cool, enjoy. Listen here as Greg W and Todd L chat about the gardens at Northern Edge, our gourmet style retreat meals, and how it all fits together. Read, Watch and Listen to the blog, http://www.algonquincanada.com/b log/2008/09/slow-food-local-food/

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