Participating in this retreat, you will be guided on one of the most empowering experiences of your life by Dr. Frances Carns, ND.
Monday - Friday
$350.00 For Full Retreat
August 16th - August 20th
$25.00 Off - 13 Stages Participants
12:00 pm Mon - 12:00 pm Fri
Wednesday, August 11th
540 Shumway Rd • Brockport  MAP
$50.00 Deposit Required (Non-Refundable)
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Participating in this retreat, you will be guided on one of the most empowering experiences of your life by Dr. Frances Carns. Dr. Carns has been awakening people for over 35 years in dedicated practice under the supervision of the Elders. She has grown and lived most of her life according to Native American Ways. Her Grandfather, Grey Feather, gave her the name “One Who Brings Hope”. She is very humble for all that crosses her path as a gifted clairvoyant and visionary. She will guide you through a profound transformation, and in reaching your authentic self you will not discover who you are, but will remember who you are.

On this journey you will:
  • Participate in Opening Fire Ceremony on Monday night
  • Awaken to the four directions and Mother Earth and Father Sky
  • Gather your talking stick and open to its teaching
  • Journey to good and bad medicine
  • Awaken to the creation of your medicine bag
  • Work with spirit rock and stone people
  • Stargaze and learn symbols of the stars
  • Participate in Cornmeal Circle and creation of Sacred Space
  • Learn how to love Sacred Space
  • Participate in Council Fire as we journey into the soul
  • Awaken the child within
  • Accept the grace of all experiences as they unfold
  • Participate in Healing Lodge
  • Release and surrender that which serves no purpose
  • Learn survival skills, tracking, and identifying herbs and plants
  • Participate in light physical challenges (like hiking) at your own pace
  • Participate in Closing Ceremonial Dinner on Thursday night
Retreat Information

Program Rules

Absolutely no drugs (other than prescribed medication) or alcohol will be permitted at the gathering. We also ask that you to abstain from recreational drugs and alcohol for at least four days prior to the retreat. As we all know, drugs and alcohol are a distraction, and we need not be distracted. We need to work with a clean mind and clean body.


All participants are required to attend the entire retreat except by special circumstance and prior approval from Frances Carns. Monday night is very important to the retreat. After tents are set up and participants are settled in there will be an Opening Fire Ceremony at 7:00 pm where we welcome our spirit guides and ancestors, and ask for their help to guide us through our journey. All participants are strongly encouraged to arrive in time to attend this ceremony.

Cancellation Policy

A $ 50.00 deposit is required to reserve your space for the retreat. Registrations on hold with a $50.00 deposit are non-refundable if you choose not to attend the retreat. A $50.00 cancellation fee will be applied to refunds on all paid registrations cancelled prior to registration deadline. Paid registrations cancelled after the registration deadline will not be considered for a refund. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

What To Bring

  • Outdoor camping – please bring your own equipment
  • Personal cell phone use allowed for emergency and absolute necessity only
  • Flashlight and batteries, sleeping bag, toiletries, towels, and bug spray
  • Layers of clothing to adaptable to changes in temperature and weather conditions
  • Plan for a lot of hiking – hiking boots and changes of appropriate socks are recommended
  • An ankle-length skirt (women) or bathing trunks and wrap-around towel (men) for participation in Healing Lodge
  • You will also need to bring a blanket you are no longer in need of for Healing Lodge
  • Loose tobacco to offer Mother Earth and Sacred Fire and a drum or rattle if you likeu
  • You also may bring a sacred object of your own to carry on your journey
  • A notepad or journal and pen or pencil for personal reflections about your journey
  • Bring ½ yard of red cloth, white ribbon, and red ribbon for your medicine bag – many gifts on the walk may be offered to you

Food and Beverage

  • Bring a cooler with light foods and snacks – it is best not to eat heavy when doing healing and cleansing work
  • Recommended foods include veggies, fruits, tuna fish, trail mix and yogurts
  • Water will be provided along with a Closing Ceremonial Dinner on Thursday night

Location and Departure

  • The new location for the retreat this year is 540 Shumway Road in Brockport. A location map is provided below.
  • No carpooling is necessary this year with the new location being local with plenty of on-site parking.
  • Please plan to arrive at the retreat location by 12:00 pm.

Map & Directions

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