The Heal & Empower
Yoga & Meditation Retreat
A WATERFRONT retreat with MEDITATION & BREATHWORK TEACHER, WOMEN'S COACH & MENTAL HEALTH NURSE,
November 4-6th, 2022
Fort Erie, Ontario
Join me for a transformative Women's Yoga & Meditation retreat that nourishes the mind, body, spirit & soul!
This deep-dive retreat is for any woman needing time to connect inwards, heal, rejuvenate and learn skills & practices that can help navigate life's challenges and stressors with greater ease & ability.
There have been specific practices that have deeply helped me on my own journey of healing and growth. My passion is to now teach these skills to other women so that they can experience the benefits and gifts of these healing modalities.
Throughout the retreat you'll be learning and exploring the most effective skills & practices I've found that help facilitate healing, growth and the development of greater self-love, inner peace, joy and empowerment within. You'll take home with you, a PDF booklet of the skills & practices that are covered to help equip you with resources for continued practice at home.
A beautiful lakefront retreat home in Fort Erie, Ontario (South Niagara) - see pictures below!
Arrive anytime after 3pm on Friday November 4th (to relax and enjoy the views), and depart at noon on Sunday November 6th.
Programming starts promptly at 6:30PM Friday.
*Note - Dinner will not be served Friday night - many options available in the town of Fort Erie - can either bring a dinner (and put in fridge) or arrive, unpack and then go into town prior to retreat start. Evening circle snack provided Friday night.
This retreat is led by mental health nurse, women's coach & meditation teacher, Shawna Thibodeau, with additional healing practitioners joining us for different offerings throughout the weekend. It will be a small group size for a more connected, intimate experience and so you can fully enjoy the beautiful home and property.
What it includes:
2 Nourishing Lakeview Breakfasts
1 Lakeview Lunch (cooked by our private in-house chef) - (Saturday)
1 Lakeview Dinner (cooked by our private in-house chef) - (Saturday)
4 Waterfront Yoga Practices (no experience needed, beginners welcome)
Guided Meditation Workshop + Daily Guided Meditation Circles
Self-Love & Healing the Inner Child Workshop - Saturday morning - **a favourite of past retreat guests!**
Working With Challenging Emotions + EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique) Workshop (Saturday)
Belief Systems Workshop: Letting Go of Limiting Beliefs & Stepping into Beliefs That Serve Us (Saturday)
Breathwork Workshop + 2 Breathwork Healing Ceremonies (Saturday afternoon & Sunday morning)
Empowerment Workshop: Using Law-of-Attraction & Manifestation to Step Into a Life of Greater Empowerment (Sunday)
Private Sound Healing Session - Saturday night
Sacred Fire Burning Ceremony - Sunday morning
Daily Group Coaching Circles for inner reflection, journaling, connection & healing
Nature Forest Walk
Evening circle chats/hangouts beside the indoor fireplace
Lakeside downtime for personal rest and relaxation
Where: Fort Erie, Ontario (Niagara region) - right on the water
**A retreat that includes skills, practices & concepts that can continue to heal, empower & benefit you for the rest of your life**
A take-home PDF booklet of the skills & practices covered is provided to help equip you with review & resources for continued use at home.
Pictures from Past Retreats
Retreat Bonus Gift!
MY 5 WEEKS OF MANIFESTATION ONLINE PROGRAM
**A $444 added gift value!**
**With every retreat registration, you receive a bonus gift of my 5 Weeks of Manifestation Online Program! Law-of-Attraction & Manifestation has dramatically shifted my life and is one of my favourite and most transformative practices. Continue your growth & empowerment journey with this online program that includes at-home practices and 7 downloadable MP3 meditations.**
A LIVE version of this program is happening October 18-November 15th, which you're automatically included in, if desired or you can explore the material in a DIY, self-paced way. Lifetime access to program material.
Following travel policies of Ontario, below is registration for retreat services, programming & meals. Accommodation and transportation is not included in retreat pricing. Accommodation for the retreat is graciously donated (at no extra cost) and rooms are booked separately by contacting venue directly after retreat registration.
HEAL & EMPOWER
Register with a friend or register alone and get paired with another woman. If registering with a friend, please register both spots at the same time.
$1197 CAD + tax (each spot)
or 3 payments of $399 CAD + tax
HEAL & EMPOWER
LUXURY SOLO SPOT
Retreat registration for one spot, coming solo.
$1297 CAD + tax (each spot)
or 3 payments of $433 CAD + tax
Cancellation/Refund policy: If using payment plan, the first payment/first instalment is non-refundable at any time of cancellation. If paying in full, 33% of payment is a non-refundable instalment at any time of cancellation. No exceptions to this policy. A 50% refund (on total amount) is available if cancelling 61-90 days from retreat start date. Then, due to limited retreat spots and costs to cover retreat, no refunds are available if cancelling 60 days or less prior to retreat. No transfer of dates available at any time. If one spot is cancelled in a shared room, the room becomes open for another random registration. Exchange for 5 Weeks of Manifestation or RMA DIY Digital online programs available if cancelling 60 days or less prior to retreat. If retreat is cancelled due to Covid-19 or any other reason, a full refund is provided. **Please note: Be Free follows government guidelines for Covid-19. Status/numbers of covid-19 may change by your retreat date - above policy remains in place including reasons related to covid-19.
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Past Retreat Reviews
"I'm thinking about coming alone...is this ok?"
Absolutely! YES YES YES! Going to a retreat alone can be extremely powerful and transformative. Common feedback we also receive is the welcoming, safe and connected vibe we create and the relationships you create on retreats sometimes turn in to lifelong friends. 50% of past attendees have come on their own.
"I'm not too experienced in yoga & meditation...is this ok?"
Another big YES! We welcome women of all levels and complete beginners too! Retreats are a great place to learn or to solidify established practices and routines.
"Is there a what-to-bring list?"
Yes, once you reserve your spot, a Retreat information email will be sent out immediately and again 2 weeks prior to the retreat.
"What if I have dietary restrictions?"
Most of the food and meals are gluten free with vegetarian and vegan options. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any dietary restrictions to ensure that weekend's menu will accommodate you.
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – McMaster University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Trent University
Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Certification - Canadian Nurses Association; 8 years experience as a mental health nurse
Certified Meditation Facilitator (2014) – Naturality, Hamilton (in association with Yoga Alliance, Canada)
Certified Breathwork Facilitator (1:1 & Group) - Breathwork by Jon Paul Crimi, California
Level 1 & 2 EFT Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique) Certification - AAMET International
Level 1 & 2 Reiki + 35 hr Hands of Light Energy Healing Training - Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, New York
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Fundamentals Program (2014) – University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Yoga.Psyche.Soul (2015) - 120hr Yoga Speciality Certificate on the Psychology of Yoga - Ashley Turner (MA,LMFT)
Breathe to Heal - Max Strom
Navigating Psychedelics for Clinicians and Therapists Certificate - Psychedelics Today