Women’s Fall Equinox Retreat





Women’s Fall Retreat and Sweat Lodge |  September 22-24, 2017


Come for a Weekend Retreat of Refuge, Spiritual Practice, Yoga,  Spiritual Development, and allow yourself to be immersed into an ancient and sacred ritual for cleansing the mind, body, and spirit. The “Lodge” is an event of cleansing and purifying…not only your mental aspects of Self-hood, but also the physical, emotional and spiritual body.


This experience is Limited to 14 Spiritually Minded women.
$300 pp.  Solo Rooms + $65



Reflect. Restore. Center into Absolute balance.




Our lodge ceremony is authentic.  These ceremonies have belonged to the Lakota Tribe in this region, and the tradition has been passed down from elder to elder.

This is a participatory event, in which YOU gather the wood, dedicate it, and learn the chants and blessings as we prepare for the ceremony.  Come into Holy Union with the Self as YOU walk on the sacred grounds in which this ceremony is held and enter your sacred place within.



The ceremony prepares you for a deep inward immersion where the self meets the Self.  The “Lodge” is the perfect place to shatter those and any other resistance so you may truly and authentically experience the divine aspects of self-hood, which can only be revitalized in a place of acceptance and Stillness.

If you find yourself struggling between the two voices “within,” this sacred ritual will bring you a profound state of clarity and freedom.

Release what no longer serves you.



What to expect on this retreat…



fb sunAuthentic Participation in this Sacred Ceremony.

fb sun Comfortable Lake front Accommodations with plenty of Privacy

fb sun Time for reflection, Nature Walks, Hiking, and Exploring

fb sun A transformation that will lift you into a higher understanding and place of Peace.

fb sun Energy Healing

fb sun Opportunity to commune with Spirit Guides.





How to Register:


Please check out below, or contact Buddhi Institute directly: 585-672-5250.

A deposit of $150 per person is due to reserve your space, and is non-refundable.

Upon registration, you will be sent a Booking Form, a What to Pack List, and driving directions.



Questions??? Call 585-672-5250, or email insight@buddhiinstitute.com


About the Sweat Lodge Ceremony




You are welcome to participate in the pre-ceremonial activities, which involves gathering of the firewood, and dedication of the stones.

The actual Lodge ceremony occurs in “rounds” as we honor the four directions, and there is a break between each round, yet you are welcome to leave the lodge at any time.

You may participate in the singing and chanting, or choose to remain silent as you travel your journey inward.

It is recommended that no jewelry be worn inside the actual Lodge.

The Lodge ceremony will occur rain or shine. Depending on “Spirit” the pre-ceremony and actual lodge ceremony can last anywhere from 4 to 6 hours.

Light cotton clothing is recommended, such as loose fitting t-shirts, and sarongs.

No plastic items or cell phones are allowed in the actual lodge.


Your All-Inclusive Weekend Retreat Highlights:



fb sun 2 Nights Accommodations at Lily Dale in Private Retreat House on Lake

fb sun All Healthy, Organic Meals.  Please let us know of any diet requirements you may need.

fb sun Authentic Pipe Ceremony

fb sun Authentic Sweat Lodge Ceremony

fb sun Energy Healing and Meditation Ceremony

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Spirit Guide Ceremony

fb sun Optional Yoga and Pranayama Practices

fb sun Plenty of Free Time to play, kayak, canoe, journal. reflect, hike…or go into Lily Dale for your own personal adventures!



Trip Leader and Host


Melinda Johnston, M.Msc.
International Author, Inspirational Speaker, Spiritual Philosopher and Coach, Intuitive Healer, Wellness Consultant

Melinda JohnstonMelinda has over 25 years of study and practice in religious culture, practical philosophical, metaphysical sciences and understanding for the historical “webs” of human history, which have impacted most of our modern religions and spiritual practices.

She has created a variety of alternative methods for celebrating life and seeing the “sacred” in simplicity. Her knowledge offers students and clients a unique insight into mindful inner dialogue, which in turn honors and expands one’s innate wisdom and allows for one’s perfect state of wellness to exist.

Because she is well versed in multiple facets of religious and sacred philosophy, including the Eastern philosophies of Buddhism and Vendata, Metaphysical consciousness, and the Science of Yoga, her gentle teaching method allows one’s self knowledge to expand to deeper level, naturally.

As owner of The Buddhi Institute her goal is to teach practical methods and programs that incorporate mindfulness, along with other ancient wisdoms, for the integration of mind and spirit so a sense of complete wellness arises almost effortlessly into one’s day to day living.

Her teaching process is simple, kind, nurturing, and Absolute.  From personal experience, and in years of guiding others, she knows,:

“We all have this wisdom within. Each of us have the Inner Guru that is waiting to Awaken.”


Rev. Teresa Schaeffer
Ordained Minister, Registered Lily Dale Spiritual Medium, Usui Reiki Master Teacher, Yoga Siromani, Workshop Presenter, Inspirational Speaker, Etheric Photographer, and Sacred Ceremony Leader.
TeresaEagle@EagleClaw-1024x689Teresa facilitates Sacred Ceremonies, meditation and development circles and continues with Ministerial and Spiritual studies, as well as Native American Teachings.

“Balancing our mental, emotional, spiritual & physical bodies is extremely important! Balance brings harmony, health and happiness to our lives!”

She also holds certifications from the Academy of Holistic Fitness in Holistic Fitness and Enlighten Your Body.




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Questions?  Call 585-672-5250, or email: insight@buddhiinstitute.com