Welcome to 72 High Street
Get a glimpse of the beautiful spot where our workshops will be held.
This beautiful historic house is situated right in the heart of downtown Barrie, near the shores of Kempenfelt Bay. Located in the central portion of Southern Ontario, Canada, Barrie is approximately 90 km (56 mi) north of Toronto. and is nestled within the northern region of the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
If you have yet to visit my hometown, you are in for a treat! Barrie offers a true getaway feeling, a retreat feel, and an amazing creative space… allowing for a cozy and intimate Desire Map experience.
Our workshop location at 72 High Street is close to everything in downtown Barrie — shops, cafes, restaurants, a large waterfront park with a marina, beach, playground and splash pad. So many places to see that are just a short walk away! There is plenty of parking on site so you could then drive, walk or take public transit easily to various sights and locations.
Why this location?
Choosing the right space was a top priority for me because your surroundings will set the tone for your Desire Map workshop experience. When sourcing locations, I took into consideration the design, noise levels, and decor because that can all influence the flow of our day together.
Have you ever walked into a room and immediately felt welcomed and at home? Well, that’s exactly how I felt. The seating, the lighting, the fresh flowers, the big, beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, and the overall effort put into making these interiors spectacular were what gave me that feeling. It’s about getting the right space.
Sacred. Healing. Functional. Cozy.
When I came across this hidden gem, I knew it was the place I wanted to host my workshops! I know you’ll love it, too.
Setting the scene…
At in-person workshops, the sacred energy should be charged up. Envision candles, flowers, sage, aromatherapy oils, pillows and blankets, yoga mats, boxes of tissues… yes, I said tissues. You can expect to shed a tear or two during this experience as we dig deep and get to the heart of it all.
In setting the scene, perhaps we will crank some groovy music before we get down to business. Or maybe we could all use a moment of silence, a prayer or a poem to transition from a busy day into this time for reflection and connection. In workshops, we go with the flow and allow the day to unfold as it’s meant to.
I hope you enjoy this space as much as I do. Now let’s Desire together.