Emerging Futures™ Retreat

Renaissance Women:
A Five Day Collaborative Experience


The Call.

This is simple and complex.

The simple part is hearing the call, your call.

You will hear it with your body, your soul will touch your skin and your skin will rise.

The complexity is what you cannot explain, where your trained logic mind wants to know

and all you have to go upon is…. it’s a feeling.

It’s Quantum.



Take a breath or three and BE seated in your body. Notice what moves.

This is not a call to surfers, however, within this community there is a connection, a calling, a commitment and a courage that lives in the

simple act of doing what they LOVE.

“You Can’t Script This” celebrates the unpredictability of surfing in the most powerful and dynamic playing field in the WORLD.


You have come here with a KNOWING,

a purpose, a chord to play that IS vital in the world’s orchestra of change and

in playing your music you come alive.

You have come here, not to live life as it exists today,

but to create the life you hold to be possible for yourself and the world.

At times many of us have been lost in the sea of ‘culture’ and ‘patriarchal’ ways in which we SEE the world.

Despite what you believe, what you have been told or modeled throughout your life that KNOWING has never been lost.

This is a time to stop, listen, speak and embody your ancient knowing unlike ever before… first as women and then collectively, as the Global Living Village.

This is NOT a distant myth.

This is an ancient memory coming alive in a new way.

What we will create will depend on what we touch and bring to life inside ourselves.

This is where we go beyond the horizon and truly live as though anything IS possible and where NO separation exists.

It’s about seeing the unseen and manifesting potential.

It’s about a sacred embodiment of authenticity and truth unlike ever before.

It’s about an opening to ALL without needing to define it.

It’s an ALLOWING of the primal, wild, raw and uniquely amazing parts of ourselves that live just beneath the current of our lives.

Is this for you?

This is for women who intuitively know the force of nature within themselves and are here to bridge their inner and outer worlds.

This is a BOLD call to the trailblazers, edge-workers, pioneers and fierce creators who are HERE for a much larger expression.

This is about insane courage and commitment to Self.

This is about connecting and collaborating on a local and global scale, to embody and accelerate the evolution of consciousness.

Simply put. This will be unlike anything you have ever experienced in the most radically- enlivening way.

Taking the leap?

This experience will be limited to a small group of extraordinary women who have already committed toIMG_6274 their own evolution and who know that while it never ends

the past does not define their potential.

Journey to Hawaii (the island of Oahu) on April 18-23, 2016

Invest in yourself, your family, your community and the planet. Embark on five days of life altering conversations set in a WEL-Systems® context, with ocean side room, meals, yoga, Nia and more. $2300 USD (includes accommodations and meals), or $1700 USD (includes meals)

Visit www.theruralconsciousnessproject.com for the latest information and posts regarding this Earth shifting experience

Contact Naomi Irons to register and arrange payment


Renaissance Women: A 5 Day Collaborative Experience


 Your Hosts:






Naomi Irons: A powerfully compassionate and visionary woman who is choosing to midwife one of the greatest shifts in our humanity. She is a mother, a partner, a daughter, a friend and deeply spiritual being committed to discovering the vast potential that lives inside us all, in these exciting and uncertain times. She is a WEL-Systems Institute Affiliate® and Co-Creator of The Rural Consciousness Project where she continues to discover the power of her own evolving creative force within the local and global ‘Living Village’.

Raina McDonald: Raina is here on Earth to experience the fullness of her life’s adventure while contributing to the expansion of collective consciousness. As an artist, designer, doula, yoga instructor, grower of organic food, steward of land, Co-creator of The Rural Consciousness Project, and mother to two wild and free daughters, Raina weaves an enlivening tapestry of mindful living. Awake to both the devastating realities that humans have created and the potential that lives within each of us to create very differently, Raina is passionate about mobilizing positive change that begins with personal evolution.

Angela Arbuckle: Opens her eyes every morning with renewed excitement to create magic and is truly in love with life. A writer, entrepreneur, adventurer and epic mother of three amazing boys who she is unschooling while living in Hawaii. She believes in coffee, possibility, living authentically and that we each carry a force of nature within us just waiting to re-awaken. She is a Holistic Nutritionist and has been on an intense and wild spiritual adventure for over 20 years. She’s a Co-Creator of the Rural Consciousness Project.

Mandy Sandbach: Mandy is a fiercely caring and deeply passionate Force of Nature who mindfully spends time in the good company of the bees, lady bugs, plants, trees, worms, soil, and compost. Mandy KNOWS that each species, whether human or not, is whole, unique and essential to our world. Without one piece of the Matrix, none of the other can exist or flourish. Mandy is a partner, mother, permaculturist, steward of SOIL, farmer of diversity, lover of food and all things ALIVE! Mandy is a Co-Creator of the Rural Consciousness Project and is trusting in her own Magic to lead her in the creation of the “better world our hearts know is possible”.
Nancy Hanlon: Wakes each day knowing herself as a visionary choosing to invite and allow the Alchemy required for the Great Shift in Humanity. She lives fully in her authenticity, unbound passion, and love of life as the expression of her spirit dancing through tissue. Nancy is one of the many midwives here to Co-Create the Living Village, Locally and Globally as a Co-Creator of The Rural Consciousness Project. Her days are infused with movement, Nia, gardening and conversations that ignite, move and fuel evolution of consciousness for Self, Family and the Living Village. She has a diverse background in dance, social work and is a WEL-Systems® Institute Affiliate.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”

- Martin Luther King





The Great Transition:
Moving Beyond Who We Have Been


“In our high-tech, high-stress environments with our fast-paced, high-demand lifestyles, much attention seems to be focused on the notion of finding balance in our lives. That mythical place where all unfolds with grace and ease; time and attention equally apportioned to family, friends, work and – if you’re lucky – self, with a minimum of bumps along the road. Perhaps what we seek is not balance but our rediscovered capacity to ride high and delight in the trip. Without the highs, we would never get to know the extent of our own ability to soar. Without the lows, we would never discover the strength of our ability to set things in motion. Without those swings, we would neither notice nor welcome the stillness that sits between them … and the invitation to simply observe.”

~Louise LeBrun

The Great Transition happening in our world cannot only be seen, it can be felt; calling us beyond the distraction of ‘balancing’ our lives and into a much greater expression of who WE are capable of becoming as individuals. Like the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly; we must begin to honor a new way of Being and intuitively seek to shape our new world with ease, allowing the old story of who we have needed to be to simply fall away.

“Step into the fire of self-discovery.
This fire will not burn you, it will only burn what you are not.”

We are in a time like no other. A time that demands we find a new space and a new story to connect to inside, inviting both our willingness and ability to see, feel, know and OWN our truth while daring ourselves to relax into and gracefully engage the great chaos of our own transition.

Chaos: the formless and disordered state of matter preceding Creation.

Instead of a familiar way of being that has our outer world informing our inner sense of self, this Retreat will be an invitation to STOP and discover that it is in listening to and for a much deeper expression of our inner world that our lives become more touchable and designed with greater meaning and play when we emerge from the pause.

This experience will end with a sweat lodge ceremony. It will be an honour to hold the space for this sacred ceremony. It will be a time to engage with ourselves as we enter the womb of our original Mother the Earth. It will be an opportunity to truly know our connection to Creation, our spirit helpers, our ancestors and to be reborn anew. We will honour the elements in this sacred unfolding.

Join Naomi Irons and Betty Carr Brant in a 3 day experience designed for you to move out of your own way and go deep within yourself, engaging the journey to move towards who you are capable of becoming. In this open space you will be invited to connect to your body, your mind and your Spirit through a potent WEL-Systems Approach®.

Body…With the recognition that the body IS the visceral gateway for our becoming; each morning will begin with movement, offering you the opportunity to relax deeper into yourSelf.

Mind…The WEL-Systems® Approach offers a framework to understand how the body, mind and Spirit interconnects and how potential is birthed simply and safely through Quantum TLC™.

Spirit…As the mind and body continues to open through movement, conversation, writing, quiet reflection and a sacred Sweat Lodge, we will hold the intimate space for our own potential to be birthed, as the full expression of our truth awakens and transforms tissue.

Date: Sunday June 14th- Tuesday June 16th

Location: Sundridge Studio near Pictou Nova Scotia

Investment: $600.00+hst

Please register on or before June 3rd

To register please contact Naomi Irons or Betty Carr Brant (bettyc_b@yahoo.ca)

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Betty Carr-Brant: WEL-Systems Institute Affiliate and Certified CODE Model Coach™ – has been living ceremony all her life. At the core of her community, she also knows intimately the impact of ceremony when it’s present and when it is missing in the lives of others.

Betty currently works as an Elder in Residence at Queens University. She has her Masters of Social Work, infused with Indigenous knowledge. She holds a Certificate in Traditional Healing and Counseling; a Certificate in Returning the Bundle (Traditional Practitioner) program and is a Recovery Specialist through the Grief Recovery Institute. She has also obtained her Indigenous Addictions Services Certificate from the Nechi Institute.

“I know well the power of embracing our authentic Selves as expressions of the ancestral vibrations that come from beyond the membrane of our Source. That is who we are! As we come to know our magnificence as an elemental people, we can move beyond the illusions of struggle to reclaim our sacredness.”

900x528Naomi Irons is a WEL-Systems Affiliate®, Certified CODE Model Coach™ who is passionate about discovering the depths of her own boundless vision through the emergence of a New Story, as well as engaging with Others who hunger to know themselves well beyond the surface of who and what they have been taught to believe themselves to be. Her enthusiasm lies in moving beyond the search, to discovering our inate willingness and ability to find within, that we as women are already whole and hold the organic potential, to birth very different worlds, that are as unique as we are.

“As Women reclaim the sacred territory of their bodies, tilling the soil for consciousness to live fearlessly embodied; the seeds of Potential that each of us are will flourish. From us, a New World will be birthed and sustained through our inner connection and interconnection with that which holds meaning.”

Click here to view the short video between Louise LeBrun and Naomi Irons on Transition.

Click here to listen to Betty Carr Brant’s Radio Show on Ceremony.




Awakening and Reclaiming Paradise:
Coming Home



Aki’s Beach

Hawaii is one of the most powerful and active sacred places on the globe. It is known around the world as a top destination for people seeking the feeling of Aloha and ‘being’ in paradise. It is a reminder of what it ‘feels’ like to be alive and connect to the wild elements, both inside and outside of us.

Thousands of tourists arrive daily, but, how many really see, feel and know Hawaii and the magic that lives and breathes here? How many return home and soon forget that fleeting glimpse of an external notion of paradise?

IMG_9584Through this WEL-Systems® Retreat we will infuse ourselves through rich conversations and island experiences; powerfully awakening a redefined paradise by intimately reconnecting to a much deeper, sacred, authentic and touchable truth about ourselves, within the tissue of our being.

Most of us have an entire lifetime of constructed notions of peace, happiness and paradise. We have become programed to consume and distract ourselves from our internal state to achieve a surface feeling that does not sustain itself much beyond our traditional vacations.

This retreat is a deep pause to ‘come home’ to ourSelves in a much more expansive context for Being and Living. A pause in paradise to discover the deep intimate connection to that which lives and breathes in the depths of our bellies, that which is indeed not separate from the beauty we seek to create around us…leading us to all that we seek, already inside, simply waiting to be rediscovered and reclaimed as our birthright.

Every ancient culture has known that there are times that it is important to walk out into the desert or into the mountains, to go on retreat and listen. This pause is your chance to stop, breathe, hear and awaken to a deeper truth inside. The spirit world in Hawaii is more alive and palpable than almost anywhere in the world. The islands have a consciousness of their own, acting as an invitation and meeting you exactly where you are on your journey. Everything is amplified andunnamed accelerated in Hawaii and there is a sense of timelessness like no other place in the world.

Like many WEL- Systems® programs there is no outlined agenda for the day and where we will each find ourselves at the end of this retreat will be unlike anything you’ve yet experienced.

Naomi Irons and Angela Arbuckle each offer a unique and powerful expression of Aloha and Ohana, inviting you to discover and awaken more and claim the paradise that lives within.

You will be well taken care of with an all-inclusive package from arrival to departure that will include:

~Awe-inspiring, spacious accommodations (with your own personal bedroom) on the ocean within walking distance to a secluded sacred beach with sea turtles. (Accommodations will be provided from Sunday March 1st-Saturday March 7th with the option of extending your stay at the end for an additional cost)

~Delicious and nourishing food (a stocked fridge for you to create your breakfast and lunch will be provided and a prepared evening meal will be part of the experience)

~Time between conversation and group activities can be best spent in quiet reflection, utilizing the two minute walk to the beach with swimming, snorkeling or resting, or perhaps a lazy afternoon stroll through the rainforests.

~Wine on the beach at sunset

~Many special extras that are in the works

~This life enriching experience is infused with Hawaiian culture and is set in the majestic West Coast of Oahu in Makaha.

IMG_9264Date: Monday March 2nd-6th 2015

Location: Makaha, Oahu (click on this link to see pictures of the stunning accommodations)

Open to a maximum of 8 participants. Please book early to ensure your spot.

Investment: All inclusive package (airfare not included) $2500.00 USD if you register by paying in full before December 20th. After Dec 20th $2800.00 USD. 

To register please contact Naomi Irons or Angela Arbuckle (angearbuckle@hotmail.com)

Boundless Self:
Awakening and Intimately Revealing the Full Expression of Our Being


Join Naomi Irons and other courageous women on this 4 day Retreat for those with a great hunger for the adventure of rediscovery…of the Boundless Self that is waiting to be revealed in this conversation.

If you have been taking a peek under the lid of your own evolution and hunger to take the lid off to experience your own full immensity, this conversation will be for YOU!

All we have to do is look around our world these days to see that everything is accelerating and what no longer holds or sustains life is already coming apart at the seams. Instead of fighting the current or ‘trying’ to put it back together, we are now coming to see everything is ‘on it’s way’ and already in a process that we have FULL access to for our own accelerated evolution. Redefining and reclaiming the full expression of our Beings will become essential in this time of great change to carve out and create worlds that become life giving and life sustaining, moment to moment, breath to breath.

This conversation will invite and compel you to discover, integrate and BECOME the immense Force of Nature you instinctually know yourSelf to be. Allowing that force to be what dismantles what no longer holds life in your world, for you to birth your World as a reflection of the unlimited, unbound, infinite and immense expression of Creation you already are.

As we allow the momentum unleashed in this conversation to be what invites a much deeper, intimate and oftentimes jagged truth we carry about ourSelves, it will not always be neat and tidy, polite and appropriate but all experiences necessary to come to see and own our massive capacity to create life in a lush and meaningful way.

Throughout these 4 days you will be invited to discover the organic intimacy you already carry to be open, clear, honest and direct in what is unearthing from deep inside your Being, reclaiming your ability to sustain your connection to Self and interconnectivity with each Other, allowing more ease in the simple and yet complex nature of becoming ourselves and telling our truth in the presence of another.

New perspectives, coupled with intimate real life, real time experiences will allow you to transform the eyes in which you see your world…coming to see with more clarity that YOU are the Creator of your World!

This Emerging Future Retreat will be set in the WEL-Systems context for Living and is open to anyone hearing the call deep inside themselves!

Date: Monday September 23th-26th 2013

Location: Sail Loft, Hubbards, Nova Scotia

Investment: $1995.00+hst
Register on or before August 24th: $ 1695.00+hst

Food and Lodging separate.

Please contact me to register or if you have any questions.