Mother & Daughter Retreat

September 30-October 2, 2022

Do you find yourself…

  • Desiring a better connection to your daughter/mom?
  • Wanting to discover more about yourself?
  • Ready to build your self-esteem?
  • Needing to communicate better?

Are you ready…

For working to create an amazing & genuine relationship with your daughter/mom?

  • Take time away to relax and release through
  • Grow to the fullest version of yourself
  • Transform challenges into opportunities
  • Build your self-esteem
  • Discover greater harmony between you and your mom/daughter
  • Connect with nature.

Do any of these describe you?

Then this Emerge Retreat is for you & your daughter

Tell me about Emerge…

The Emerge Retreat welcomes mom’s & daughters who are invested in enriching their lives by stepping out of the busy-ness of their everyday life. By gifting themselves the chance to focus on healing past wounds, to breathe through present-day chaos, and to make self-care a priority. The Emerge Retreat is a transformational, life-changing experience that will give you clarity, self-confidence, and communication skills.

Each day will offer opportunities to talk about getting out your comfort zone & resilience, finding your authentic self, positive self-talk, journaling, stress reduction, daily meditations, creating affirmations, self-understanding and self-esteem discussions, positive body image, negative media and technology effects (Instagram, etc), and more!

Rollie Allaire invites mothers and daughters, who want to have fun together, and build a deeper understanding of each other while increasing the bond between them. In this space, we will see communication, respect, and relationships flourish in this positive uplifting environment.

You will be led through mental and physical exercises and activities that will leave you laughing, questioning, relating, and bonding with each other through positivity helping you further develop your understanding of your personal and mother/child relationship strengths and weaknesses while discovering ways to develop for the future.

We will have the opportunity for moms to go back into their childhood/teen years and find the relationship between their own experiences that bring about the fears for their daughter. We will be exploring the strengths of their daughter,  as well as their hopes and desires for their daughter’s future. We will have the opportunity to understand their daughter’s perceived strengths and where, as a mother, they can uplift their daughter’s own hopes for the future.

Daughters will have the opportunity to reflect on their mother’s strength and develop a deeper understanding of their mother’s experience at this age to encourage an appreciation and understanding of their mom’s attitudes, ways of coping, and rules.

Rollie will help you feel accepted, your values appreciated, and where there is no judgment. We will learn that there is no ‘right’ way to be a mother and no ‘right’ way to be a daughter and we will try and find a way to be the best mother and daughter combo that WE can be based on who we each are. This weekend is about self-discovery and the discovery of team strengths that need to be encouraged and areas that need to be developed.

Whether you have an almost ‘perfect’ relationship or whether you have challenges that you face daily we will attempt to break down walls of misunderstanding and build castles from your foundation.

Our mother/daughter retreats are geared toward daughters aged 9 to 18yrs.

Tell me more…

Connect with other mom’s…

We will gather from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon. We will be connecting within and discovering new wisdom and fresh tools for expansion in life. Make new friendships or reconnect with friends. Gather with women who share similarities and an opportunity to be truly IN THE MOMENT for an entire weekend!

Nourish your mind, body, heart & soul with the delicious homemade meals coming out of the kitchen. (Whether that be paleo, vegetarian, or gluten free, your belly will be full!) Throughout the weekend your Soul will be fuelled by the rich energy of nature with the wide variety of workshops included in this fabulous getaway!

Connect with other young ladies…

The Emerge Retreat is a perfect opportunity to step away from the hustle and bustle of every daily life. This is a time for you to let go of stress and responsibilities. To simply relax into peace and calm. This is a wonderful time to escape and have some time just for you or an amazing opportunity to get away with other girls that are working on their relationships with their mom’s too, as well as self-esteem just like you.

There’s no denying that magic happens when women gather. This journey within has the most beautiful scenery. Expand your horizons, discover more of yourself and join us for a weekend of positive energy! We can’t wait to ignite the fire within and see the blossom. 

Empowerment Trail

  • Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge will be taking us on a guided “Empowerment Trail”.
  • The Empowerment Trail has been in the works for quite some time now, beginning as a vision, and growing into an incredible & impactful experience for all.
  • The intention behind the Empowerment Trail is to lead moms and daughters on an enlightening experience through nature where they will explore, integrate and embody six different, yet connected, core values including: mindfulness, gratitude, community, sustainability, perseverance, and intention.
  • The mission is to provide a transformational trail adventure that encourages everyone to pursue new challenges and interact presently and intentionally with the surrounding environment, as well as, one another.
  • The expedition seeks to spark curiosity and creativity within those who embark on the trek, leaving each individual inspired and empowered to weave these values into their everyday lives and create ripples of change in their community and beyond.
  • It’s been so amazing to watch this trail bloom into its beginning stages and to witness the profound inspiration & empowerment it planted within the first young student group.

About our Accommodations…

Each year, we gather at the Ma’ayan Chalet which is set in its own secluded surroundings and is perfect for our getaway. Where we can enjoy a warm cozy atmosphere curled up by the fireplace or relax in the large walk-out gazebo.

This cabin is completely self-sufficient; complete with two solar panels to provide basic electricity, a fully equipped kitchen with a propane fridge and stove and an indoor composting toilet.

At this time, there is no running water in the cabin; however, jugs of water will be provided from our natural spring for drinking, washing, etc.

The ‘Ma’ayan’ chalet can comfortably accommodate 2 to 14 people. There is a large bedroom on the main floor and an open concept loft that is arranged to meet requirements.

The beauty of Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge is that in the morning, you can wake up to the sun rising over the Laurentian Mountains. At night, we can let ourselves be mesmerized by a campfire. On a clear night, the stars will take your breath away. Don’t forget to make a wish on a shooting star. And if it’s near a full moon, the forest looks as though it is catching fire as the moon rises over the mountain range.

We will have the opportunity to explore the grounds. But, we also have plenty of time to pause and reflect and appreciate some of life’s simple pleasures.

What’s Included?

  • 2 Nights Accommodation
  • Homemade Meals – Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday breakfast and lunch
  • Variety of workshops including Art, Campfire, Drumming, and Meditation 
  • Campfire Friday and Saturday evening (weather permitting)
  • Access to Sauna both Friday and Saturday evening
  • Exploring nature and guided tour of the grounds – Empowerment Trail *
  • A few other gifts & surprises

Dates: September 29- October 2

Location: Ma’ayan Chalet

Cost: $975 + HST CAD for 2

Spaces are limited to a capacity of 7 pairs. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to by waiting to register.

Payment plans are available. Don’t let money stand in your way. We can make this work, reach out!

Note: We will make every effort to accommodate special requests, but they are not guaranteed especially for late registrations.

Please note: We spend very little time in the loft. The program is intense, so most of your time will be spent in the living spaces as well as out in nature (weather permitting).

About Your Facilitators & Practitioners

Meet Rollie Allaire

Rollie Allaire, Life & Wellness Coach, is an experienced Holistic Life & Wellness Coach. 

Since 2001, she’s drawn on her extensive career background of clinical psychotherapy skills in combination with Chakra work, Crystal Reiki, Akashic Records reading, and Moon Medicine teachings to facilitate her clients’ journey to wellness.

Rollie strongly believes that each person has the ability to heal themselves and that her job is to bridge the gap between the client and the methods that best suit their process.

Meet Jessi Dawn

Jessi Dawn, is an experienced Empowerment Trail Facilitator. 

Jessi lives at Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge, fully immersed in the off-grid lifestyle & thriving in the abundance of this beautiful land. It will be her honour to lead you and your daughter through the magical experience of the Empowerment Trail. She will lead you through the trail and share with you her greatest passions. 


Meal Preference

All food will be prepared and served in the Ma’ayan Chalet. These meals will include; Friday: dinner Saturday: breakfast, lunch and dinner Sunday: breakfast and lunch Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate are readily available throughout the day.*

  • Anything Goes!
  • Vegetarian
  • Paleo
  • Gluten Free
Sleep Accommodations

There is an open concept loft upstairs. You are required to bring my own pillow and blankets (sheets are provided).

You understand that although you may choose to go swimming, who knows what Mother Nature has in store for us, there is no lifeguard on duty at any time and you swim at your own risk.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

We get it, life happens sometimes and we are sorry you can’t join us.

Bridging the Gap Wellness will refund your paid fee, less a 50% non-refundable deposit on the total fee, if we receive your cancellation notice in writing no less than 30 calendar days prior to the closing of the event registration date.  Alternatively you can transfer your “spot” to another person for an additional $50 admin fee for the Retreat.  The person taking your spot must fill out a registration form and agree to the liability agreement.

Absolutely no refunds or transfers will be given once you have registered for and arrived at the weekend retreat.  Should you decide to leave the weekend for any reason and at any time prior to the final session on Sunday, you will forfeit your entire registration fee.

Suggested Packing List

The list below is things you may find useful on your Retreat weekend away.  These are suggestions only and we suggest bringing anything that you feel will make your weekend more comfortable.

  • Enough warm and cool clothes for the weekend, please come prepared for all types of weather
  • Rain Coat (umbrella, rain pants, and boots optional but nice if it rains)
  • Sunscreen, hat (for warmer weather)
  • Swimsuit & Towel
  • Sturdy shoes/ hikers
  • Blanket & pillow (sheets are provided on the beds)
  • Flashlight
  • Face Cloth/Bath Towel
  • Ear plugs (great for light sleepers!)
  • Cash (for purchases of products and/or services)
  • Yoga Mat/Lounging Blanket
  • Toiletries
  • Bug Repellent
I live close-by, can I travel back and forth?

No. A very important part of Bridging the Gap Wellness retreats is building trust within the group. When women come and go, it breaks that bond being formed that builds the trust within the group, changing the dynamics.

What is the cost of the Retreat?

Cost includes meals and accommodations. Cost per woman is $547 – See discount options. All prices are including tax. 

What is included in the cost of the Retreat?

2 Nights Accommodation, 6 meals and a variety of workshops.

Where do I park?

Parking is free and on site.  You will be able to drive your vehicle to the cabin to unload.

What are the accommodations like?

Accommodations in the ‘Ma’ayan’ chalet can comfortably accommodate 2 to 14 people in an open concept loft. This cabin is completely self-sufficient; complete with two solar panels to provide basic electricity, a fully equipped kitchen with a propane fridge and stove and an indoor composting toilet.

Are there bathrooms in the cabins?

No! There is a compost toilet within the cabin. At this time, there is no running water in the cabin; however, jugs of water will be provided from our natural spring for drinking, washing, etc.

Do I need to bring my own bedding?

Yes!  A bed is supplied with sheets but you need to bring your own blankets and pillows. Feel free to visit the suggested packing list page.

Are there showers? Where?

There is an outdoor shower for the warmer seasons and the main lodge is always open for guests to come and take a warm shower.

Will there be spare time and what can I do in my spare time?

The schedule is busy with many opportunities to relax and self-reflect. Our evenings will be fireside (weather permitting), access to the sauna and a choice of Reflexology or Access Bars for fabulous energy and experiences. In your spare time feel free to explore the grounds of Nature’s Harmony, relax in the large walk-out gazebo, lounge inside or outside or whatever your heart desires

Do I need to pay for anything once I’m there?

Although all your food, accommodations and workshops are covered in the Weekend Fee, you may like to bring some cash for other products and/or services that may be available.

What happens if it rains all weekend?

The Ma’ayan Chalet has games,  activities and books that are available, should we need to remain indoors during our downtime should Mother Nature not cooperate.  The weekend will continue as scheduled in warm and dry protected areas.  Please pack for weather conditions.

Is there Wifi or Cell Service?

No. Emergency calls can be made at the main lodge. In case of emergency, your family can reach you by leaving a message with Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge by emailing rest@naturesharmony.ca or calling 705-223-4340.

Please note: Their home phone operates through the satellite internet and there will be a few second delay before they pick up and possibly a short delay in the conversation.

Can I come alone or do I need to come with friends?

A Bridging the Gap Wellness Weekend is a great place to come with friends and it is also a wonderful way to make new friends. Whether alone or in a group there will always be something to do and people to meet.  Not everyone is coming with friends and not everyone is coming alone. One of our favorite feedback mentions is that everyone felt so welcome and included.

Will I get a receipt?

Upon registration, you will receive a receipt in your email. If you have any difficulties, please let us know.

Why haven’t I booked already?!

We don’t know but here’s the link; Registration Form