Grail Springs Founder Madeleine Marentette
Wayfarer, Author, Spiritual Thought Leader
Madeleine was born in Toronto, Canada. She began a career in hospitality while studying art history and design in college. Her passion and appreciation for nature, ancient history, design and beautiful spaces were nurtured while living in Germany with her grandparents. Under the canopies of the black forests and hikes to mountaintop monasteries along with stories of secret passageways, hidden treasures and noble knights, all fueled her love for adventure and understanding the mysteries of the human condition. Her mission today as a spiritual entrepreneur and leader is to continue to evolve as a person as well as nurture her creation, the awe-inspiring Grail Springs Retreat for its visitors to continue to trust and enjoy as a sacred place for personal transformation.
During the last months of completing college her career plans were interrupted by a serious health crisis. The illness pushed her towards a life journey in self-discovery and self-healing. The changing day in her life would come in 1988 when she attended a discourse given by His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the University of Toronto. Inner revelations about the mind and it’s profound connection as the in-between mediator between soul and spirit led her to immerse herself in the study of meditation, metaphysics and the ancient practice called Raja Yoga, known as the ‘Royal Path’ or ‘King’s Way’. Through a dedicated process of daily meditation, she not only found herself healed over time, but has she become a knowledgeable teacher, soul coach and writer in metaphysics and soul sciences.
Dedicated to a life of service she continues to write, teach and create events at Grail Springs that inspire and bring awareness to the sacred relationship between ourselves, each other, animals and planet. Madeleine holds a series of lectures throughout the year at Grail Springs. She is presently working on her next book to be released in 2017, a semi-autobiography on the quest for the human-soul integration including the launch of her personal brand and website on March 9th, 2017.
Productions & Accomplishments
- 2015-2016 Member of the Clinton Global Foundation: Health & Wellness Initiatives.
- Becomes the first qualified member in Canada for Healing Hotels of the World.
- 'Grail Lady Faire', Canada’s summer festival & conference for empowering women, won 'Festival of the Year' award for 2012 and recognition from the Canadian House of Parliament.
- 'The Grail Mantra', 6-minute moving meditation practice filmed in California, adopted by thousands of individuals as a morning practice in mindfulness. Youtube Video
- '100 Women of Destiny', 31-day marathon tele-event in honour of the 100th year of International Women's Day. Interviews included Lindsay Wagner, Ingrid Newkirk (PETA), Debbie Travis, Ricki Lake, Rickie Beckwith, Mallika Chopra and Marci Shimoff.
- ‘Awaken the Dreamer Symposium’ hosting international transformational leaders, interviewing the likes of Neale Donald Walsch, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Rev. Michael Beckwith and Jack Canfield.
- Hosted several Sacred Travel Journeys for Women to Machu Picchu, Peru including the Sacred Valley, assisting Andean villages with agricultural equipment, food, nutrition, hygiene items, blankets.
- 2008-2009 Served on the UN Millennium Development Goals Award Committee
- 1993 Founded HART; Highland Animal Relief Team, rescue and foster care organization which continues its work to this day.
- Grail Springs Holistic Detox: For Body, Mind & Spirit (McArthur Publishing 2008)
- Recipes for Life: Beautiful Food & Words to Live By (M&M Productions 2015)