Zen on the River
A HEALING & EMPOWERING WEEKEND retreat with
MEDITATION, YOGA & BREATHWORK TEACHER, + PSYCHOSPIRTUAL COACH,
PREVIOUS MENTAL HEALTH NURSE
March 22-24th, 2024
Lewiston, New York
Join me for a transformative women's weekend retreat that nourishes mind, body & soul.
This 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.
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.
A beautiful, luxurious, riverfront mansion in Lewiston, New York - see pictures below! (Address provided on registration)
What it includes:
Saturday Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (cooked by our private in-house chef)
Sunday Breakfast (cooked by our private in-house chef)
Daily Waterview 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)
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)
Sacred Letting Go Ceremony - Sunday morning
Daily Group Coaching Circles for inner reflection, journaling, connection & healing
Evening circle chats/hangouts beside the indoor fireplace
Waterfront downtime for personal rest and relaxation
Arrive anytime after 4pm on Friday March 22nd (to relax and enjoy the home), and depart at noon on Sunday March 24th. Programming starts at 6:45PM Friday.
*Note - Dinner will not be served Friday night - welcome to bring a dinner (and put in fridge) or go out in Lewiston prior to retreat. Evening circle snack provided Friday night.
This retreat is led by meditation, breathwork & yoga teacher + psychospiritual coach, Shawna Thibodeau. Shawna has been a meditation teacher and teacher of inner work for over 10 years. As a previous mental health nurse, and having transformed her own life through inner work and holistic practices, she is passionate about helping others improve their mental, emotional and spiritual health, as well as their life through a psychospiritual approach. She runs retreats and programs online and across the world including Canada, United States, Costa Rica, Portugal and Italy.
**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.
A luxurious colonial-style mansion located in Lewiston, New York. A riverfront property, immersed among the trees, this is your luxury escape into relaxation, healing & rejuvenation.
Pictures from Past Retreats
Registration - Lewiston, New York
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 paid minus non-refundable deposit) 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 double or trio getaway, the spot becomes open for another registration. Exchange for 5 Weeks of Manifestation or RISE DIY Digital online programs available if cancelling 60 days or less prior to retreat. If retreat is cancelled, a full refund is provided.
*Following travel policies of Ontario businesses, above registration is for retreat services, programming & meals. Accommodation and transportation is not included in retreat pricing however, accommodation for the retreat is graciously donated (at no extra cost) from the venue. Rooms are booked separately by contacting venue directly after retreat registration.
Past Retreat Reviews
Thank you to all past participants who have joined us at these magical retreats!
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"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 email@example.com if you have any dietary restrictions to ensure that weekend's menu will accommodate you.
Meet Your Guide
MENTAL HEALTH NURSE, WOMEN'S COACH, MEDITATION & BREATHWORK TEACHER
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
200 hr Yoga Teacher Traning - YogaRenew
Yoga.Psyche.Soul (2015) - 120hr Yoga Psychology Speciality Certificate on the Psychology of Yoga - Ashley Turner (MA,LMFT)
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
Breathe to Heal - Max Strom
Navigating Psychedelics for Clinicians and Therapists Certificate - Psychedelics Today