Nature Quest ®

This Quest is offered on the Celtic Festival of Samhain (Samain) - The Celtic roots of Halloween.It is one of four Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lughnasadh. Samhain is when the Celtic New year began as the sun wanes in the sky getting ready for winter. This is the time of year for putting to rest any past mistakes or habits and start anew.

It is also the time of honoring the ancestors and connecting to one's lineage. As one heals ones' own life, ones ancestors are also healed in the same way.

Traditionally the veil between the real world and the other world is considered thin - and one can experience mystic happenings, profound healings, and intuitive insight from those beyond our time and place.

  •         > Identify and Clear Blocks and Limitations
  •         > Gain Insight About Their Unique Strengths and Weaknesses
  •         > 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 exprience 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 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 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. !

Nevada County’s many historic buildings, museums, state parks and sites offer an intriguing look into the region’s fascinating history.

This is the gateway to Tahoe National Forest, but linger a few days, and you’ll experience a distinctly inviting NorCal culture. The 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

 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

“The Spirit & Nature Retreat is a spiritual journey to find the clarity of one’s soul calling.”

Experience a deeply profound inner and outer journey leading to renewal and transformation.

Benefit from innovative and powerful practices that support new empowering ways of living, while clearing away limiting emotional and mental clutter and old habits.

Gain greater self  understanding, and the strength and clarity to  re-engage in their life’s purpose with passion and joy.

The Retreat Lovingly Includes:

  • 40 day powerful clearing and renewal program - that can be done at your own pace before or after the retreat.
  • Shared accommodations at Owl Lodge for 4 nights
  • Healthy Breakfasts and Two Dinners
  • Celtic Trilogy Reading
  • Shamanic Journeys with Catriona
  • Five days of retreat - with profound shamanic practices and beautiful outings in nature
  • Visit to the Stunning Yuba River
  • Creation of Your Own Dream Stick

Women’s Spirit & Nature Quest



November 1-5, 2019

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