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T H E  M U S K O K A  
E X P E R I E N C E 

6 - D A Y  R E S I D E N T I A L  

 

M E D I U M S H I P  R E T R E A T 

 J U N E  2 5 - 30  2023

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T H E  W A Y  O F  T H E  S P I R I T 

Join us on an intensive, 6-day residential mediumship retreat at the lakeside resort Bayview Wildwood, on Sparrow Lake, Muskoka, Southern Ontario. 

This retreat is a fantastic opportunity to come together, and learn from a very experienced team of tutors over the course of 6-days against the majestic backdrop of Muskoka and Sparrow Lake.  

The retreat will focus on working with your sensitivity to enable you to meet the need of the spirit communicator. Quite often mediums try to demand and control what kind of information they receive from the Spirit World. This course will place emphasis on the medium surrendering to the power of the Spirit, and allowing the spirit communicator to decide what information they want to communicate, and how they want to communicate it. In this sense rather than trying to lead the way the medium enables themselves to actually follow their communicator, which leads to more natural, emotional and evidentially accurate communications from the Spirit World.

Your team of tutors will cover many different aspects of mediumistic and personal development over the 6 days, and will help you to unlock and make sense of the clairvoyant pictures and clairsentient feelings you receive, which will help you to deliver more accurate and practical information, but also help you to work with the essence of the communicator.

" Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher."

JAPANESE PROVERB

J O H N  J O H N S O N

John is a Course Organiser and Tutor at the world-renowned Arthur Findlay College.

 

John’s greatest passion is teaching others how to unfold their mediumistic gifts, as well as working and supporting others to express and understand themselves, allowing them to find their own truth. Self-development, which is the foundation of mediumistic development, has always been a passion for John and he continues to use this in his teaching and philosophy today.

 

As John says:

 

“I am becoming more and more who I am as a person. Understanding all the parts of me to help me to become myself as I am today. In being the best version of myself, I can be the best for others”.

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A N D Y  B Y N G

Andy is a Course Organiser and Tutor at the world renowned Arthur Findlay College. Originally hailing from Birmingham (UK), he currently resides in Toronto, Canada.  Andy’s passion and dedication to the spirit world is clear: he works tirelessly to reunite people with their loved ones and to teach others how to develop their own mediumship, his work as an Evidential Medium takes him across the world.

 

Andy has spent six years studying the philosophy and history of mediumship at university. In 2010, Andy began studying at King's College London. He graduated from King's in 2013 with a BA in religion, philosophy and ethics. In 2016, the University of London awarded Andy his Master’s degree, which he passed with distinction. Andy shares this knowledge with his students, as he strives to give them a rounded spiritual education. 

D O N N A  B A R K E R

A British medium who trained at the Arthur Findlay College, Donna demonstrates and teaches her mediumship across the UK and overseas.

Donna is passionate about nurturing students of mediumship through the various workshops and intensive seminars she delivers, as well the regular training sessions she holds at her very successful spiritual center in the UK.

Donna holds the Spiritualist National Union’s Certificates in Speaking, Demonstrating and Teaching, and was awarded The Exponent’s Prize in 2020 for outstanding achievement. She also tutors on two of the SNU’s education theory courses.

T H E
T R A I N I N G 

At the beginning of the retreat, your tutors will split you into groups based on your level of experience. This will ensure that you will receive training that is relevant to your level of experience, allowing your tutors to push the boundaries of your mediumship. 

There is a limited number of places available on this retreat. There will be a maximum of 16 students in each group so that you receive individual attention over the course of the retreat. 

Although you will have one main tutor for the 6-days, you will spend several sessions with each tutor over the week so that you can benefit from everyone's teaching.

The sessions will focus on your mediumistic expression: working with your sensitivity to enable you to meet the need of the spirit communicator. 

Quite often mediums try to demand or control what kind of information they communicate on behalf of the Spirit World. This retreat will place emphasis on the medium surrendering to the power of the spirit, and allowing the spirit communicator to determine what information they need to communicate, and how they need to communicate it. In this sense, rather than trying to lead way, the medium allows themselves to follow The Way of the Spirit, which leads to more natural, emotional and evidentially accurate communications from the Spirit World. 

The team will help you to unlock and make sense of the clairvoyant pictures and clairsentient feelings you become aware of, which will help you to deliver more accurate and practical information, but also help you to work with the essence of the communicator. 

If you are seeking to bring forward the emotion and presence of the communicator in your work; if you are wanting to go back to, or find, the naturalness of your mediumship; and if you are wanting to build a closer relationship and blending with your spirit communicator, then this course will help you to achieve this. 

Your team of tutors will deliver a practical and intense programme during the retreat to make sure that you get the most out of our time together. 

" Providing a balance between intensive mediumistic training, and creating lasting memories."

 

S U N D A Y 

M O N D A Y 
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W E D N E S D A Y 

T U E S D A Y 
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T H U R S D A Y 

F R I D A Y 

T H E  P R O G R A M 

 

 

Arrive at Bayview for check - in at 3:30 PM and the Retreat will commence at 5 PM giving you enough time to relax and take in the amazing venue beforehand. 

 

 

 

3:30 PM | Arrive at Bayview to check-in

5 PM | Introduction

6 PM | Dinner

7:30 PM | Group

9 PM | Camp Fire & Social 

 

 

Monday & Wednesday are intensive 12-hour days, focussing purely on your mediumistic and personal development. 

9:30 AM | Sitting in the Power

10 AM | Spiritual Talk

11 AM | Refreshment Break

11:30 AM | Group

1PM | Lunch

2:30 PM | Group

4 PM | Refreshment Break

4:30 PM | Tutorial

6 PM | Dinner

7:30 PM | Group

9 PM | Social Time

 Tuesday & Thursday focus on your mediumistic and personal development, but also give you time during the afternoon to relax and enjoy the majesty of Muskoka and Sparrow Lake. This is how lasting friendships and memories are made. 

9AM | Sitting in the Power

9:30 AM | Spiritual Talk

10:30 AM | Refreshment Break

11 AM | Group

12 PM | Lunch & Free Time

4 PM | Group

6 PM | Dinner

7:30 PM | Group

9 PM | Social Time

 

The retreat doesn't finish until after lunch on Friday, and we will spend every moment we can focussing on your mediumship.

 

 

9AM | Group

10:30 AM | Refreshment Break

11 AM | Group

12 PM | Lunch 

1:30 PM | Closing Ceremony

A C C O M O D A T I O N

Bayview has an excellent reputation for the quality of their food.

All of your meals are included as part of the retreat.

Each day there will be two refreshment breaks. The drinks and snacks available during these times are included as part of the retreat. 

B R E A K F A S T 

Breakfast will be served in the Echo's Lounge between 8am and 9am each day. Please click here to see a sample breakfast menu

L U N C H 

Each day a full buffet lunch will be served in the Echo's Lounge between 12pm-1pm. Please click here to see a sample lunch menu. 

 

 

D I N N E R  

A full three-course buffet dinner will be served in the Echo's Lounge each evening between 6pm to 7:30pm. Please click here to see a sample dinner menu. 

R E S O R T
F A C I L I T I E S 

If you are flying to Toronto, and you do not feel comfortable making you own way to the retreat, then we will arrange a pick-up service to take you from the airport to Bayview. 

As check-in starts at 3:15pm, the bus will leave Toronto Pearson Airport at 1pm on Sunday 25th June. We recommend that you arrive at the airport either the day before and stay the evening at an airport hotel, or make sure you flight lands Sunday morning to give yourself plenty of time to pass through customs and make the bus. 

The cost of the transportation will be split equally among the students using the service. If you require this service please just indicate this on the booking form that will be sent to you once you have secured your place on the retreat. 

T H E  V E N U E 

You have the option to book either a Single or Double occupancy room.

Due to Covid-19, shared rooms will only be available to those who are attending the retreat with a friend or loved one (someone they know and are comfortable sharing with).

We will not be putting people together in shared accommodation if they do not know each other. 

If you are travelling to the retreat by yourself then please select a single room occupancy. 

 

B O O K I N G  A  S H A R E D  R O O M 

For those who are booking double occupancy rooms, you can choose between a room equipped with a queen bed, or a Twin Room, which will have two queen beds. Please indicate which option you need when you receive the booking form after you have secured your place on the retreat.

The standard of accommodation at Bayview Wildwood Resort is excellent, and if you would like more details about the rooms please click here.

F O O D

Bayview has been welcoming guests to Sparrow Lake since 1898, and is a resort that prides itself on the quality of its facilities and service. 

Bayview Wildwood Resort is a short 90-minute drive north of Toronto in the Muskoka area. It is just past Orillia off Highway 11.

 

The address is: Bayview Wildwood Resort, Muskoka Resorts Ontario, 1500 Port Stanton Parkway, Severn Bridge, P0E 1N0

Between 12pm and 4pm on Tuesday and Thursday of the retreat, there will be the opportunity to enjoy the resort facilities and Sparrow Lake.

Rent a boat or canoe, take a swim, or sunbath on the private beach; here is a full list of the resort facilities:

BW Market Eat - Drink - Shop | Laundry Service | 24hr lounge providing coffee, tea, microwave, internet and television | Outdoor Recreation Center | Free Car Parking | Exercise Room |Games Room | Indoor & Outdoor Swimming Pool | Pool Towels | Nature Trails | Boat Rentals | Boat Cruises | Fishing Docks (Fishing Equipment is available at the waterfront) | Bicycles | Canoe and Paddle Boards | Tennis | Hiking Trails | Bocce Ball | Waterpark  Beach | Billiards

T R A N S P O R T
S E R V I C E 

P A Y M E N T 
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O P T I O N 

This 5-night, 6-day, retreat is $1,912 CAD (approx $1,420 USD) plus tax for a single room, and $1,615 (approx $1,200 USD) plus tax for a twin room.

 

With this option $450 CAD is required to secure your place on the retreat. 

A payment of $750 CAD is due 28th February 2023

The balance is then due 31st May 2023

P A Y M E N T 
P L A N 

O P T I O N  T W O

R E G I S T R A T I O N 

This 5-night, 6-day, retreat is $1,912 CAD (approx $1,420 USD) plus tax for a single room, and $1,615 (approx $1,200 USD) plus tax for a twin room.

 

If you decide to pay-in-full you will also be invited to attend any  5-week online seminar that is on Andy's website, which is worth $230 CAD ($170 USD).

To see a list of online courses you can choose from please click here

P A Y M E N T 
P L A N 

O P T I O N  O N E

This 5-night, 6-day, retreat is $1,912 CAD (approx $1,420 USD) plus tax for a single room, and $1,615 (approx $1,200 USD) plus tax for a twin room.

 

With this option $450 CAD is required to secure your place on the retreat. 

 

The remainder of your balance will be spread across the amount of months left until the retreat begins. For instance, if you booked a twin room in November 2022 your payment would be $166.43 CAD each month between December and June 2023  . 

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