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A Return to Love
Yoga & Meditation Retreat

A WATERFRONT retreat with MEDITATION & BREATHWORK TEACHER, WOMEN'S COACH & MENTAL HEALTH NURSE,
Shawna Thibodeau

November 18-20th, 2022
Fort Erie, Ontario

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Join us for a Women's Yoga & Meditation retreat that nourishes the mind, body, spirit & soul!

 

This weekend retreat is for any woman needing self-care time to help heal, rejuvenate and connect to oneself and other women. Throughout the weekend you'll be learning and exploring different skills & practices that help facilitate healing, growth and the development of greater self-love and empowerment within.

WHERE?

A beautiful lakefront venue in Fort Erie (South Niagara) - see pictures below!

WHEN?

Arrive to the venue anytime after 4pm on Friday November 18th (to relax and enjoy the views). Programming starts at 7PM Friday. Programming on Sunday November 20th ends at noon.

*Note - Dinner will not be served Friday night - please eat prior to arrival.  

WHO?

This retreat is led by mental health nurse, women's coach & meditation teacher, Shawna Thibodeau. Other healers and yoga instructors will be joining us throughout the weekend. It will be a small group size for a more connected, intimate experience and so you can fully enjoy the beautiful venue and property. 

 

 

What it includes:

  • 2 Nourishing Lakeview Breakfasts

  • 1 Private Lakeview, Chef-Cooked Lunch (Saturday)

  • 1 Private Lakeview, Chef-Cooked Dinner (Saturday)

  • 3 Lakeview Yoga Practices (no experience needed, beginners welcome)

  • Guided Meditation Workshop + 3 Guided Meditation Circles

  • Breathwork Workshop + 2 Breathwork Healing Ceremonies (Saturday afternoon & Sunday morning)

  • Nature Forest Walk

  • Private Sound Healing Session - Saturday night

  • Sacred Fire Burning Ceremony (indoors) - Sunday morning

  • Daily Group Coaching Circles for inner reflection, journaling, connection & healing 

  • 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

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Location
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Registration

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. 

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DOUBLE GETAWAY

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.

$997 CAD + tax (each spot)

 

***now on for $697 CAD + tax***

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​ LUXURY SOLO SPOT

Retreat registration for one spot, coming solo.

$1197 CAD + tax (each spot)

 

or 3 payments of $399 CAD + tax

[SOLD OUT!]

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 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

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Got Questions?

"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 befree@shawnathibodeau.com if you have any dietary restrictions to ensure that weekend's menu will accommodate you.

Meet Your Guide

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Shawna Thibodeau

Mental Health Nurse, Meditation Teacher

& Women's Coach

  • 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 

  • 200hr Yoga Teacher Training - YogaRenew

  • Yoga.Psyche.Soul (2015) - 120hr Yoga Psychology Speciality Certificate - 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