Connect Deeply to a Divine Realm

Do you trust that you are cared for by a Universe that is compassionate and wise beyond your ability to measure?

Do you live 
life filled with a knowing that you are not alone  - that your life is guided?

Would You Like to Explore Your Past Lives?, Your Animals Allies?

Are You Ready to Forgive Your Past & Live Fully in the Present?

Are You Interested in Comprehending the Larger Meaning of Your Relationship to Other People in Your Life?

Are you Ready to Heal Relationships with Help from Spiritual Beings Once and for All so You Can Move Forward in Your Life and Be Open to New Fulfilling Relations?

Are You open to a Radical Shift that will take Your life to Greater Levels of Harmony, Joy 
and Compassion?

Are you Ready to Meet & Connect with Spiritual Helpers?

Discover Practices that You can use Daily to Enhance your Connection to: Creator, God, Goddess, Angels, Spiritual Guides.




Strengthen Your Relationship 
to Earth, Plants and Animals

What is your comfort level with nature? The outdoors the animals

Where is your range of understanding about other beings and their level of consciousness?

Do you feel safe and at home on the earth?

Can you communicate with the earth the animals and plants?

Experience a profound connection to nature.

Meet an animal ally and learn what it has to teach you about yourself.

Learn why it’s so important especially now to be open to communication from nature

Experience Firsthand how nature and the animals can show You Yourself beyond what a human being can fathom and outside of societal limitations

Learn simple things you can do in your own backyard to care for your earth neighbors.

Send blessings and thanks to the earth and all beings.




Heal Your Relationship to Others.

We grow and contribute largely in our relations to others: our parents, spouse, siblings, children, family, friends colleagues, and  community

Are your relations with others how you would like them to be?

Do you live to impress or please others over self?

Do you trust others? Are you able to forgive others?

Do you set healthy boundaries? Do you try too hard to control others around you?

Are You ready to Let Go of  Relationship that is Not Working?




Heal Your Relationship to Yourself:

Do you trust yourself? Accept yourself body, mind and soul?

Do You Trust Yourself?  Forgive Yourself?

Do You Know that you are Enough?

Do You Accept that Your Natural Body is amazing, beautiful, self healing, life giving, nurturing, strong and flexible?

Do You Try for What You Love

Do You Know that You are not Alone? That You are Loved.

Since 2012 she has discovered the Hawaiian dancing arts during her Maui Artist Quests ® with ‘Center' of Indigenous Arts’ and Currently studies this Ancient Danceform here in Marin. Studying with Kumu Shawna Alapa’i has integrated a further understanding of indigenous dance and the importance of our connection to the Earth, we are nature.  

She has taught Afro-Roots, Sol-Roots and World-Roots Dance in Marin for the last 7 years. As well as teaching Inspired dance workshops and offering her Dance “Storyography” at various Women’s Retreats in California.

Brycken also teaches private dance lessons and offers private somatic therapy sessions.   She loves to share her Joy and Heart with others through movement and cultivating creativity together. She has an optimistic sunny disposition and her energetic love for dance is always present in her Smile! 

"A Quest of any kind is a heroic journey. It is a rite of passage that carries you to an inner place of silence and majesty and encourages you to live life more courageously and genuinely. I highly recommend Catriona's quests. They are truly sojourns of the heart."~Denise Linn

Participants will benefit from innovative and powerful practices that support new ways of living while clearing away limiting emotional and mental clutter and old habits. 

Catriona will provide every participant with a private and unique reading that will help them identify their strengths as well as limitations that may be holding them back. Through gentle and supportive processes each woman will be guided to better understand her unique nature, let go of blockages and old ways of thinking, and embrace a future filled with purpose and passion.

This woman focused retreat  includes: Reuniting & Strengthening your connection to the Divine Feminine, Tapping into “Different Ways of Knowing, Understanding Your Energy Field, Conducting Powerful Meditations & Going on Shamanic Journeys, Connecting with the Land, Animals and Trees, Exploring Your Past Lives, Connecting to Your Spiritual Allies, Tapping into Your Intuition, Applying Practices that Can Connect You to Your Inner Guidance Daily, Healing Relationships, Connecting to the Deep Wisdom of Your Body.

The Retreat Lovingly Includes:

Four nights and four days of retreat - with powerful shamanic, spiritual and mystical practices every day, along with beautiful outings in nature

Visit to STUNNING 17,000 Tulip Garden, Beautiful terraced gardens, expansive vistas, and peace at a beautiful garden with Chapel inspired by the Porziuncola of Saint Francis. Enjoy vegetarian lunch and meditate on the grounds of this spiritual haven.

Hikes to the Sacred Yuba River:  

Your Own Insightful Celtic Trilogy Reading (Normally $120)

Free Pre-Quest Clearing Program: A Powerful Program (Normally $260)

Rekindle your Spirit through Dance

During this retreat, participants will get in touch with their bodies & powerful feminine spirit by learning to move and dance from your core. Led by Brycken Olive, participants will experience African technique & Hawaiian inspired movements. C
horeography will follow a storyline that can be metaphorically related to your life, connecting you to nature and your inherent dancing roots. Together we will invite a joyful celebration of dance! 


Your Destination! Owl Lodge in the Sparkling Sierra Foothills


Owl Lodge is easy to get to - it is located in Nevada City, California just 1.5 miles from the downtown area and approximately 1 hour drive from the Sacramento Airport, and 90 minutes from the Oakland and San Francisco Airports. (Go To http://gonevadacounty.com/getting-here/ for more local travel information).


Nevada City, has been listed among the top 10 travel destinations by Lonely Planet. !
and is rated #2 of best “river cities” in America by Outside magazine. !


Much of the city's downtown area (bisected by Broad Street) is in the National Register of Historic Places. Many beautiful Victorians date from the 19th century.


This is the gateway to Tahoe National Forest with theater companies, alternative film houses, bookstores and live music venues put on shows almost every night. Nevada City’s streets, best navigated on foot, are especially lively in the summer. To learn more about the region click go to: http://gonevadacounty.com/popular-itineraries/


Book Early & Obtain Accommodations at Peaceful Owl Lodge: Our Retreat Center or Receive Recommendations for other Local Accommodations.

-Owl Lodge Offers the perfect retreat/get-away for those seeking a peaceful, private and beautiful spot. Available for only $59 per night (*$79 single) for participants. (Note Limited Availability!!) Enjoy inspiring views of forest lands from the deck. At night observe thousands of stars in the sky.   The Lodge sits on top of a hillside on four acres overlooking Tahoe National Forest Lands while just 2 minutes drive from historic Nevada City's theater, local shops, and gourmet restaurants.




Women’s Spirit & Nature Quest

Rekindling the spirit

Friday, April 12th to Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Nevada City in the Sierras of California



"Teach us to walk the soft earth

As relatives to all that live”


Sioux Prayer



No less than Modern Day Alchemy - The Women's Spiritual Nature Quest is a  Life Changing Experience.

Powerfully Transform Your Life through a deeply profound inner and outer journey & by way of Healing Your Relationships: to Self, Others, the Earth & the Sacred.

Nature Quest ®

Brycken Gwyn Olive

Dancer ~ Choreographer ~ Performer ~ Visual Artist ~ Guest Teacher


Brycken was born into a family of artists and considers creativity to be her medium in life. She is a professional Choreographer, dancer, performer and visual artist. Brycken has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver BC. As a Tamalpa Institute Practitioner, she specializes in a Movement-Based Expressive Arts therapy approach and is actively living and teaching the Halprin Life/Art Process ®. Brycken did her Expressive Arts internship with 'Art for Recovery' at UCSF Hospital, San Francisco, CA. She is currently in her 8th Year International teaching internship with the Center' of Indigenous Arts ~ Sound/Movement IntegrationTM.

Brycken has studied African dance for over 18 years, focusing on traditional and contemporary afro-roots genres. Blending her own unique style with her afro-roots foundation is an ongoing practice. Before moving to California in 2011 from Vancouver BC, she studied with Jacky Essombe and was part of her African dance troupe "the Makalas". Brycken has taught workshops and Jacky Essombe's Afro'Robics dance fitness, and was also seen dancing on various TV segments of Global TV's "African Workout" Series.


Program Pricing:

Regular price is $595 (Includes 3 Breakfasts & 3 Dinners & Guest Visit and Dance Lessons with 
Brycken Olive - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVVRmMG7f7k).


Special Discount for Pre-Booking By
,February 28, 2019 is $495.  

A Deposit of $250 is required to Hold Your Place along with a completed registration form.


To Register: Contact Catriona by Clicking Here



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            > Gain Insight About Your Unique Strengths and Limitations    
  • Discover Simple Techniques to Enhance Your Strengths & Overcome Your Limitations
  •         > Find inner peace
  •         > Find answers from the heart
  •         > Connect deeply with nature and other living things
  •         > Face fears and step into courage
  •         > Deepen meditation practice and/or learn to meditate
  •         > Communicate with animals, the trees, the earth, and spirit helpers
  •         > Contemplate life's purpose and receive signs about life's meaning
  •         > Be at one with god/the creator/the universe, oneself.


"I work with ancient mysteries, the energy in the land, the animals & trees to help people experience beauty & connect with their inner wisdom and find a path with a heart.


I simply believe that all life is sacred and that nature can be a portal to a divine realm.


My beliefs and practices are reflected in many traditions, from around the world that respect, and learn from, nature including pilgrimages, walkabouts and vision quests.


It is my honor to connect with you."


 Your Spirit and Nature Quest Guide


Catriona, (Scottish Gaelic for Catherine & a descendant of one of the most ancient clans, the  MacGregors,)  helps people find meaning in their own lives through Vision Quests, Nature Retreats, and Spiritual Teaching & Coaching.


Catriona’s book,”Partnering with Nature: The Wild Path to Connecting with the Earth” was awarded a Gold Medal from the 2011 Nautilus Book Award, which recognizes "world-changing books" that "promote spiritual growth, conscious living and positive social change as they inspire the reader to new possibilities for a better world." Previous winners include His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, Thich Nhat Hanh"

"I have been deeply impressed by Catriona MacGregor for many years. Her striking kinship with the animal world and her vision of the natural world are compelling and apparent when you are in her presence.  Many people carefully copy native traditions, hoping for a shamanic experience. Catriona MacGregor is a shaman.” - Jim Gilkeson, - author of A Pilgrim in Your Body: Energy Healing and Spiritual Process

" Catriona is truly a wise woman who weaves her many life experiences, spirituality and intuition into a tapestry of hope. She is gentle, honest and provides a safe space for your dreams to grow and emotions to bound forward. I thank her for helping me to rediscover my dreams and find clarity and peace. " ~ E. G.  San Francisco

Working with Catriona is a wonderful experience and a blessing. Our time together fed my heart, body and soul. I feel stronger and better able to fulfill many of the dreams and visions that I have."
L.W. Canada