ShaMaSha, the spirit lives on!
Connect to Mother Nature through hiking, boating, yoga, meditation and more in Newfoundland on a five-day immersive experience. Give yourself the gift of reflection, reconnection and relaxation in a beautiful rural environment guided by owner Daphne March, a strong Mi’kmaq woman, who draws on her heritage to share stories, wisdom and her Culture. Discover something new; learn Mi’kmaq culture and teachings; feel spiritually nourished in our sanctuary from modern life.
Gather around a fire on the beach to watch the flames, hear the wood crackle and smell the wood smoke; listen to healing stories and learn to cook over an open flame; take time to nourish your mind, body and spirit in a drug and alcohol-free environment, amongst like-minded people who enjoy life and all its blessings.
“After hikes, we’ll do a foot bath of mint, sage, thyme, basil, lavender and lemon balm,” March says. “Studies show one of the world’s biggest problems is loneliness. We want to heal that.” The name ‘Sha Ma Sha’ honors her father, who lived off the land. “‘Sha ma sha’ was a household word when I was growing up — I never knew the precise meaning… just that it conveyed comfort and the spirit of human connection. Now I’m giving the phrase new life.”
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ShaMaSha Centre / R&R House by Effie13 Burdell Place
St. Johns, Newfoundland & Labrador, A1E 6A4
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PLANNING YOUR TRIP
Immerse yourself in Indigenous culture
Join us for genuine cultural experiences and build meaningful connections between our past, present and future. Hear stories, songs and legends that have been passed down through countless generations, take part in a cultural tour or workshop, and witness the intricate beauty of Indigenous arts and crafts.
See nature and wildlife through Indigenous eyes
Step out into the wild and take in the beauty of the natural world through an Indigenous lens. From the seas, mountains and rainforest to the prairies and the tundra, explore unique landscapes and experience the wonder of respectful animal encounters with your Indigenous hosts and guides.
Welcome to the heart of Indigenous hospitality
From rustic camping and upscale glamping to lakeside cabins, luxurious resort spas, casinos and golf courses, authentic Indigenous accommodation and relaxation options offer something for every vacation. No matter whether you want to get away from it all or be at the heart of the action, you’ll feel at home with your Indigenous hosts.
Take an important step towards reconciliation
Walk along with us as we share the stories of our resilience and will to survive in the face of the atrocities visited upon us, mostly at the hands of the Government of Canada and church policies. Visit the sites of former “Indian” Residential Schools, where thousands of our Peoples were abused and murdered at the hands of those who were meant to protect them. Hear heartwarming stories of our perseverance despite odds that continue to be stacked against us, and find hope for the future.
TAKE A DELICIOUS JOURNEY INTO INDIGENOUS CULTURE
Pull up a seat at one of the many Indigenous owned eateries from sea to sea to sea. All across the country, authentic Indigenous chefs and culinary experts are cooking up delicacies that infuse modern recipes with traditional techniques and flair. Here, you’ll find everything from cozy bistros and premade spice mixes to large catering operations and upscale restaurants.
UNIQUE PRODUCTS, AUTHENTIC INDIGENOUS QUALITY
Find everything from unique gifts, treasured keepsakes to modern art pieces of epic proportions—lovingly crafted by Indigenous makers and artisans across the country. Every piece, from the smallest bracelets to the largest sculpture, tells a story that transcends generations and the ages. Every purchase you make helps to keep those stories alive.