May 5 – 7, 2017

Igniting the Spirit

with Diane Longboat

We have to change as human beings and fall in love with Creation. If you never fall in love with Creation, you will never defend it.  – Diane Longboat

Join in a ceremony to honor the Mohawk ancestors in their traditional homeland territory.

Come with the burning questions in your life, the questions that you have for the Creator.

Participate in a powerful healing ceremony that will help you to touch the infinite joy and love that is the Creator. Feel the Soul of the Mother's Fire, whose purpose is for the spiritual awakening of humanity and the healing of Mother Earth.

Friday: arrival between 4 pm and 6 pm

Friday 6:30 dinner

Friday night: Ancestor Ceremony with an Ancestor Fire in our tradition to align our Ancestors in the great work before us, unity of purpose to gather our Minds as One, honoring the Haudenosaunee Ancestors of the homeland, seeking their guidance in dreams and visions

Saturday 9:00 am to 12:00 noon: Sharing Circle with participants voicing their concerns, questions, needs

Saturday 2:00 to 5:30 pm: Teachings in response to the morning concerns

Saturday 7:00 to 9:00 pm: Healing Ceremony for participants

Watch a video with Diane Longboat


Diane Longboat

Diane Longboat is from the Mohawk Nation, Turtle Clan, from Six Nations Grand River Territory, Canada. Diane is the leader of Soul of the Mother, a dedicated team of spiritual leaders and healers seeking unity of the human family and building peace. They travel amongst First Nations and globally, to carry the Sacred Fire for the transformational healing of self, community and the Earth.

Details & Pricing

We ask that you attend the entire weekend’s events.


Meals: Friday Dinner through Sunday Breakfast: $65.00 per person

Meals plus Lodging, if needed: $145 per person…first come, first serve

Program Fee:

This program will be offered within a gift economy, you can decide the value of the exchange, for what we receive.

Donations Welcome and Appreciated…

A gift economy reminds us of the interconnection of our lives to other human lives, to non-human lives, and to the non-living world. It offers a broader perspective on the ripple effects of our other-regarding actions, even if the specific consequences remain mostly invisible to us. It demonstrates, transaction-by-transaction, that each of us has the power to positively influence collective behavior within our communities and throughout the world.

“Even after all this time, the Sun never says to the Earth 'You owe me'. Look what happens with a love like that, it lights up the whole sky.”

Please contact Linda at with any questions you may have about this program or registration. 

Please plan to arrive at the Blue Deer Center between 4 and 6 pm on May 5th. The program will be over after breakfast on May 7th.  For information on transportation options, please click here or check your registration confirmation. 

We offer the option of special meals for those with certain dietary restrictions (gluten-free, dairy-free, gluten- and dairy-free) for an additional fee of $25. If you have other dietary restrictions, please email to discuss your needs.

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellation of your reservation more than 14 days prior to arrival entitles you to a full refund of tuition less a $10 processing fee. If you cancel 8 to 14 days prior to arrival, your program fee, less a $10 processing fee, will be held for you to use in another future program up to a year.  If you cancel 2 to 7 days prior to arrival, your program fee, less a $10 processing fee and food costs, will be held for you to use in another future program up to a year. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations received less than 48 hours before a program’s start date.