Rhythm For Your Soul

Women’s Retreat

September 9-11, 2022

Do you find yourself…

  • Feeling the need to connect with nature?
  • Desiring to take time away to relax & release?
  • Wanting to transform challenges into gifts? 

Are you ready…

For deep inner transformation work of the 7 major chakras?

  • Take time away to relax and release through
    moving meditation.
  • Grow to the fullest version of yourself
  • Transform challenges into gifts
  • Expand your sense of self
  • Discover greater harmony between your
    inner and outer self
  • Connect with nature..

Do any of these describe you?

Then this Women’s Retreat is for you.

Tell me about Rhythm For Your Soul…

The Ryhthm For Your Soul Retreat welcomes a sisterhood of women 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 Rhythm For Your Soul Retreat is a transformational, life-changing experience that will give you clarity, self-confidence, and new knowledge.

Each day will offer mindfulness practices, physical practices, meals and snacks, Forest Bathing, hikes, workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, and more!

Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge invites you to discover your authentic self, to take back the power within you and to visualize your life the way it could be by getting to the root cause of dysfunction. For many, the root cause is trauma and emotional repression. These energy blocks disrupt our relationships, take away our self-worth, and invite illness and dis-ease in our lives.

Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge has incredible facilitators that will help you feel empowered, restore your emotional balance and connect to your Inner Self. She uses traditional and alternative modalities that she has learned and applies since 2001. Some of the modalities that will be used are Mindfulness, Guided Meditation, Moon Medicine, Moving Meditation, ThetaHealing, Narrative Therapy, Soul Realignment, Reiki, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. You see growth while you are here and you will leave feeling “different”, i.e. peaceful, happier and less anxious about the future.  And you will walk away with new friends, many of which will continue to support and love you for years to come! 

Tell me more…

Connect or reconnect with friends.

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!

The Rhythm For Your Soul 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 good friends

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 blossoming sisterhood. Welcome!

Who should attend?

  • If you want to heal guilt, shame and fear
  • If you have unresolved issues with the important people in your life
  • If you have experienced painful loss or situational endings
  • If you are frustrated, irritated and angry with those you love
  • If you want more vitality, purpose and passion in your life
  • If you feel overburdened or stressed out
  • If you’re feeling alone, depressed, anxious and disconnected 
  • If you need clarity about your life
  • If you have experienced traumatic events as an adult or a  child
  • If you want a deeper spiritual connection
  • If you have experienced betrayals or infidelity in your relationships
  • If you want to forgive yourself and others for past mistakes

Many women are competent in their life and seem to be coping well in some area of their life. As women, they’ve learned to juggle their many roles starting as a daughter and sister as a child, then becoming a mother, lover, friend, wife, a working woman and so on. Most women don’t show that Inner-self … those parts of themselves that they keep hidden.

It could be an abusive past (or present), blocked emotions, illness (theirs or someone else’s), burnout, loneliness, separation, divorce, loss or spiritual emptiness. There are so many pressures for women to “make everyone happy”, “do it all” and “be it all”. Every woman has her own untold and unhealed story taking away any hope of  happiness and peace. Through various exercises, you’ll have the opportunity to share your unique story. You will learn to reconnect with your Authentic Self, learning to be compassionate and receive encouragement as you continue your journey.

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 blossoming sisterhood. Welcome!

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 with a guided tour by the owners, Jenn or Tzach. But, we also have plenty of time to pause and reflect and to appreciate some of life’s simple pleasures.

What’s Included?

  • 2 Nights Accommodation offered by Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge
  • Homemade Meals – Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday breakfast and lunch
  • Variety of workshops including Art, Yoga and Moving Meditation 
  • Campfire Friday and Saturday evening (weather permitting)
  • Access to Sauna both Friday and Saturday evening
  • Exploring nature and guided tour of the grounds (weather permitting)
  • A few other gifts & surprises

Dates: September 9th, 10th, & 11th

Location: Ma’ayan Chalet

Cost: $547.00 CAD Per Person

Spaces are limited to a capacity of 11 women. 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. If you’re coming with a friend, let us know.

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).

Ask your Employer to Sponsor You!

“In 2011, mental health problems and illnesses among working adults in Canada cost employers more than $6 billion in lost productivity from absenteeism, presenteeism and turnover.” (Mental Health Commission of Canada) This means that many organizations (public and private) spend millions of dollars so their employees can stay home on ‘stress leave’. What if you could reduce their stress by giving them the tools to feel more productive at work and happier at home?

Women who have attended these retreats report feeling more in control of their stress, less anxious, inspired and more content. With a background in mental health and addictions, Rollie helps women learn resilience, self confidence, self awareness, emotional intelligence, and increase in self-esteem so they can bring their passion, creativity and enthusiasm back to their workplace. If you have an open-minded manager, ask if they would be willing to support you as you do this very important work. Make sure to tell them that you will be doing intensive work this weekend on your own time. You have nothing to lose!

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.

Retreat Outline

The Rhythm For Your Soul Retreat Outline:

We begin the Retreat at 4pm on Friday and end at 4pm on Sunday.

Take a peek at how the weekend will flow

Arrival Friday anytime between 4 pm – 6 pm for check in and dinner at 5 pm followed by introduction to workshop

6 pm -8 pm

8 pm -10 pm FREE time options

Camp Fire (weather permitting) and Sauna

Saturday

8 am -9 am Hot Breakfast

9 am -1 pm Workshop with interactive and self-reflective exercises with various forms of meditation.

1 pm Lunch

2 pm -4 pm Connection with Nature. This time will also include our Guided Hike to lookout with Jen or Tzach (weather permitting Saturday or Sunday).

4 pm -6 pm Workshop with interactive and self-reflective exercises with various forms of meditation.

6 pm Dinner followed by FREE time

7 pm -10 pm FREE time options

Camp Fire (weather permitting) and Sauna

Sunday

8 am -9 am Cold Breakfast

9 am -11 am Workshop with interactive and self-reflective exercises with various forms of meditation.

11 am -1 pm Connection with Nature. 

1 pm Lunch

2 pm -4 pm Workshop with interactive and self-reflective exercises with various forms of meditation.

Workshop ends at 4pm Sunday. 

FAQ

Meal Preference

All food will be prepared together 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.

Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge 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 by the host (Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge), 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), and access to the sauna. In your spare time feel free to explore the grounds of Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge, 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

This event is one of many hosted by Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge. Rollie Allaire, Holistic Life & Wellness Coach is excited to be hired by Nature’s Harmony Ecolodge to facilitate this event.