The Rejuvenation Retreat: The Rocky Mountains
- Audience: New or experienced moms; childcare not provided
- Location: The Crossing at Ghost River, Cochrane, Alberta
- Date: Saturday, August 19, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
The intention of this retreat is to provide the space, time and environment for gentle reflection and rest for new or experienced moms. We want you to leave feeling grounded, a sense of contentment, and better prepared to address future stresses by adding a few new coping strategies to the toolkit.
During this retreat, you will:
- Connect with new and experienced moms to share the never-ending challenges and joys of parenting little beings;
- Engage in a gentle and restorative yoga practice with yoga specialist, Tamie Murphy (bio below);
- Hear from a child specialist on a topic of interest (registrants will be polled for top child-rearing concerns);
- Enjoy a delicious and soul-warming meal by renowned and resident Chef at The Crossing at Ghost River;
- Explore the grounds at The Crossing, listen to the soothing sounds of the ever-moving Ghost River, and most importantly, rest. Free time will be interwoven throughout the day;
- Experience Shinrin Yoku (forest bathing or forest therapy; a recent Japanese creation that involves walking in nature), facilitated by Ronna Schneberger, a local expert (bio below);
- Book a thirty or sixty minute massage therapy session with Leah Haveman (bio below), registered massage therapist with Maximum Centre Wellness. Massage treatments are not included in the Retreat fee.
For those interested in enjoying the wilderness a little longer, there will be a wine and cheese* event held shortly after the retreat ends. Participants also have the option of booking a one night stay The Crossing. If you wish to do so, please contact Carol Pegg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Morgan will facilitate an evening bonfire gathering and complimentary guided morning meditation for those who wish to stick around!
*additional costs may apply.
Cost: Early bird (before June 30): $145 per person; Regular rate: $195 per person.
To register, click here (you will be directed an Eventbrite site). If you would like to avoid Eventbrite fees, please email me at email@example.com to pay by e-transfer.
Meet our Retreat Facilitators
Tamie Murphy, Yoga Goddess
Tamie discovered yoga in her early 20’s and has been practicing ever since. In 2016, she left the corporate world and hasn’t looked back. Tamie completed her Yoga Alliance certified 200 RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) training with Yoga Works based in California, as well as Yin teacher training with Stephanie Staniforth. Tamie feels she is now on the path that is her life path, her soul’s journey.
Ronna Schenberger, Shinrin Yoku Specialist
Ronna is a speaker, coach, yoga & meditation teacher and professional naturalist, hiking guide and owner of Walk with Ronna. She is one of the first people in Canada to guide the simple yet powerful Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku. As faculty with Leadership Development at the Banff Centre, Ronna has been working with professionals and executives using nature as the teacher to create powerful reflections and transformation. When people feel connected to nature they become connected to themselves, others and everything else in their life becomes clear.
Leah Haveman, Registered Massage Therapist
Leah has been practicing massage therapy since graduating in 2004 from an extensive three-year massage therapy program at Lambton College in Sarnia, Ontario – which exceeded the 2,200 hour requirement in Alberta. Her massage technique has been informed by thirteen years of experience working in high end spas and in clinical settings with a diverse clientele base. She has a keen interest in the interconnectivity of the human body and strives to continue to improve her knowledge of massage therapy and its complementary modalities with focus on anatomy, women’s health and infant massage. She works thoughtfully and thoroughly to ensure that each client receives a treatment specific to their needs and to help each client achieve better functionality in their daily lives.
Please stay tuned for information on our upcoming Fall 2017 Retreats.