We offer beautifully curated retreats for professional women striving to balance home and work. We focus on the cultivation of grit and grace by providing tools to tap into passion (i.e. what gets you fired up) and ways to persevere (i.e. how to summon and maintain strength to overcome setbacks over the long haul). Tapping into passion is a critical component for doing great work, but tuning into grace provides the tools to move through adversity and setbacks in a different, more balanced way; this is relevant to employees, employers and any and all individuals.Your inner gritty badass is waiting to emerge, you may just need the right fire, the right tools or community to help get you started. We’re ready for you.
We’ve been on quite a journey since our inception. Started in 2011, Live It Active offered stress management seminars and Zumba classes (Morgan loves getting people out of their comfort zone and shaking their tail feathers). In 2012, Morgan took a leap of faith and moved out west to start her career in workplace mental health and thus, Live It Active took a few years off. During that time, Morgan continued to travel across Canada and speak to the importance of mental health and it got her wondering, “is there a market for this?” (of course there is).
After maternity leave numero uno, Morgan re-launched Live It Active and ran the first Rejuvenation Retreat, a retreat for women of all ages and stages to find pause, rest, calm and new tools to explore well-being. Morgan continued to speak to workplaces on mental health and resilience (and will still do so happily), but realized she wanted to dive in, give her retreatants more, to give them the tools to get grittier and explore the dark abyss of the heart.
The Rejuvenation Retreat: Cultivating Grace & Grit provides the space, workbook, conversation, community, and post-retreat support to facilitate the development of grit and grace. It’s not just a day of rest, it’s a day to ask big questions, explore worth and compassion with the ultimate goal of writing your Personal Manifesto: a declaration to the world of your life’s work; your overarching passion; the macro goal that drives all micro goals. It isn’t easy work, but it’s imperative (in Morgan’s opinion) to live a wholehearted, courageous life.
We are focusing on the individual right now, but we’re planning on entering the workplace. We know there is a need for this work in the corporate space. We know there is more we can offer in terms of in-person and online support. We’re coming for you (in a good way).
Are you an individual looking for something different? Check out our retreats here.
Are you an employer and want to book us? Email Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can support you.
“Whatever you put around yourself, you will be the mirror of it. Surround yourself with things (and people) you love.”
We are so excited to share our oh-so-amazing team with you. At the beginning of 2019, Morgan decided she didn’t want to go it alone anymore, that she wanted to create a posse of awe-inspiring women who will take Live It Active’s retreats to the next level. Come meet these awesome folks…
Chief Wellness Officer
Live It Active is owned and operated by Morgan Craig-Broadwith, a health and wellness specialist with a genuine passion for helping individuals become gritty badasses while ensuring they remain compassionate to themselves along the way (we can’t soldier on if we aren’t well, right?).
Her personal and professional journey compelled her to develop the Rejuvenation Retreat because she believes we need and crave greater connection to our work, our family, our community and our selves. She believe writing a Personal Manifesto is a key ingredient to leading a wholehearted life: a life of vulnerability, openness and courage.
Morgan’s background is psychology and exercise physiology, with a specific focus on psychological health. Throughout her career thus far, she has developed and implemented countless workplace psychological and physical health programs, initiatives and education sessions / workshops. She loves challenging the status quo, asking the big questions and incorporating the odd high kick into her presentations.
Morgan lives in Calgary, Alberta, with her husband, daughter and son. She received her M.Sc., Exercise Physiology and B.A. (Hons.), Psychology from Queen’s University. In addition to operating Live It Active, she works full-time in oil and gas leading the diversity and inclusion portfolio. As an Albertan from Ontario, Morgan spends as much time in the mountains as possible – hiking, meditating and exploring the great beyond.
Master Retreat Guide
I’m so excited to welcome Caroline to the team. Our paths collided many years ago and as soon as I met Caroline, I knew she was special as heck. She’s the most calm, cool, collected woman I’ve ever met and I know this strength and energy will bring so much to our retreats. As a former equestrian and current nature-lover, Caroline’s deep connection to the natural world will undoubtedly strengthen our retreats and help take Live It Active to the next level.
For many years, Caroline watched Live It Active and was moved by the topics, the passion and opportunity to help individuals find and live their genuine self. She was flattered when asked to be a part of the team, and embraced the chance to influence how people reveal their grit and grace. For her, Live It Active demonstrated a perspective that we need to actively lead our lives – that we have a choice about prioritizing what is important to us; we have choice how we respond to our circumstances; and finally, we are active leaders in creating our best life.
Professionally and personally, Caroline has always enjoyed facilitating different human interactions. She believes progress is made through recognition of our unique starting points, styles and realities, and how awareness of our unique and others’ unique perspectives make us stronger. She loves the insights brought by group dialogue, deep one-on-one conversation, and allowing the time and space for deliberate reflection. She brings a calming influence and strives to build meaningful connections with and between participants.
Caroline lives in Calgary, Alberta with her husband, two young children and dog. She has her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Calgary and work full-time in Human Resources in the Oil and Gas Industry. She was born and raised in Calgary, and while she loves to travel, she’s a truly homebody for everything this beautiful province has to offer. She’s fortunate for so many role role models in her family and circles of friends – those that actively live their best life and embody grit and grace.
Our paths collided at a previous employer – we were both active participants at the company’s wellness centre (yes, we were spoiled) and became fast friends over wine. Tamie has taught yoga (of all types) at all my Alberta retreats and her presence, participation and power is an essential ingredient to the day. I’m so glad she’s become our resident Yoga Guru.
Tamie discovered yoga in her early twenties and has been practicing ever since. There have been times in her life when she has deviated off the yogic path to pursue a trending fitness craze, but time and time again she’s returned to her mat to breath, ground and centre herself.
Leaving the corporate world in 2016, Tamie decided to take a leap of faith and begin her training. She 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 and feels, without a doubt, she is now on her life’s path; her soul’s journey. More recently, Tamie completed her Yoga Nidra training with Tanis Fishman, based in Calgary, Alberta.
In her spare time (when she is not playing with or driving her daughter to her various activities) you can find Tamie running the Calgary paths or with her nose in a book; she is hungry to learn. As Aristotle once said “The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.”
As a yoga teacher, Tamie guides and shares her passion and knowledge of yoga with her students, but her students teach her so much. After rejoining the corporate world in 2018 and then joining the Live It Active team in 2019, Tamie continues to strive for balance, a somewhat unattainable, but important life-long goal. How lucky we are to have her be a part of our team.