Sun, Nov 26|
Location is TBD
Root Down to Blossom - Day Retreat: November 2023 session
Join us for a getaway immersing yourself in nature ...Rejuvenating your Self, and connecting with other women!
Time & Location
Nov 26, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location is TBD
About The Event
Join us for a getaway surrounded by the rich beauty of nature in the foothills of Southern Alberta...
...Rejuvenating your Self, and connecting with other women.
Within a 1-hour drive from YYC's city centre, this nature escape will provide the space for you to disconnect from daily life, and Reconnect to your authentic Self!
In this retreat, we will be guiding you through a rejuvenating infusion of the following healing modalities:
• an all-levels Yoga Flow practice to build strength & endurance
• an Expressive Art Therapy session
• nature walk in the beautiful outdoors (weather-pending)
• a guided meditation
• relaxation tools
• grounding Yin Yoga practice
• pranayama (breathing techniques)
• mantras, affirmations & poem readings
• prompted & open journaling
• a sharing circle where we can bring our hearts & minds together
•...and the space to simply be... in the sweetness of stillness, silence + serenity
In addition to morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, the day will also include a mid-day lunch break.
A special gift for you
Each participant will also receive a take-home Self-Love Package, curated with intention by co-facilitators Erica & Cher, to continue your journey of care + rejuvenation in the days that follow the retreat.
Facility and amenities will be taken care of, including all yoga props and art supplies. Transportation to the retreat centre is the responsibility of each participant to arrange on their own. Free parking on-site; carpooling is encouraged if feasible amongst fellow participants. Ask us for further details if you would like assistance with facilitating carpooling arrangements.
Day Retreat Package:
Sunday, November 26, 930am - 330pm
Early-bird price: $160 (until October 31, 2023)
Regular ticket price: $175 (effective November 1, 2023)
~ Spots are limited for our intimate getaway. Sign up early to secure your spot! ~ Ticket sales close Nov. 25, 2023 at 12pm.
***Once registered, be sure to watch your email inbox for any updates to our retreat info! Email notifications + reminders are sent out to participants closer to our retreat date.
Cancellation policy: please understand that we will do our best to accommodate you, however we have limitations due to the third-party venue requirements for our retreat. For any circumstances that may alter your plans, Covid-related or otherwise, we *will not* be able to issue a refund for your ticket price; however, we would be happy to extend a credit to you for use towards a future retreat with us, within 6 months from ticket purchase date. Our retreats run seasonally; see our website for upcoming dates.
Should any changes or inquiries arise for you leading up to, or on, our retreat day -- please call us to speak with one of our team members at 587-316-0822. Emails are not monitored on the day of our event.
"The circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we are weak and sing with us when we are strong. ~ Sark
Erica Pretty BA, RMT, YT
Erica is a mother of an energetic toddler and has been a facilitator of healing for 15+years. She currently practices at a fertility and post-natal clinic, facilitating healing on the journey through motherhood. Through her many years of training and practicing Meditation, Hatha and Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Massage Therapy, Expressive Arts, and a Degree in Anthropology and Indigenous Studies, her aim is to allow you to connect deeply to your true authentic self whilst encouraging you to blossom into your fullest potential.
"After becoming a mother I've learned even more how self-care is crucial to our mental, physical, and emotional health. We must fill our cup first so we can be there for ourselves, our children, and our families. Taking time out to re-connect to who we are as individuals makes us more present and able to weather the constant navigating that is motherhood. Workshops and retreats with other mothers allows us a safe space to feel a sense of connection and ease where we feel supported, revived and loved. A place to blossom and just be as we are."
Cher Compton Owner of Dragonfly Maternity
Cher has been guiding others on their healing journey through Yoga & Meditation since 2016, with certifications in 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training, 85-hr Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga Training, 30-hr Yin Yoga Training, 50-hr Kids Yoga Training and a 108hr Yogini Path Immersion. As a mother of two adolescent boys, she continues to experience the highs & lows of parenthood and find support through connection. It was her own transition into motherhood that brought Dragonfly Maternity to life -- building relationships and having a place where moms & parents can be supported in a variety of ways, is the true essence of what Dragonfly is about.
"In the early days of being a first-time mom -- along with the joy & excitement, I also felt a lot of anxiety, isolation, and depression. It was my connection to others and the support that I felt through relationships -- my family, friends, and new moms that I was forming friendships with -- that got me through those tough times. Connection with others is so important for our emotional & mental well-being; which is why I believe that holding the space for us mamas is so instrumental on this journey -- holding space to experience healing, rejuvenation, education, inspiration, laughter, tears... the full range that can emerge when we come together!"