Sinking your body into the warm, healing water of the hot pools....your body relaxes and the gentle evening breeze carries a slight smokey aroma across your face, traces of campfire lingering.
A warm vapoury mist floats past you creating a mystic maze around the women who surround you, the warmth of the water relaxing you to your very core.
Floating lazily you feel your heart expand as a powerful energy seems to surge from deep within the water, up through your body, extending all the way up to the darkening sky above. You've never felt so grounded, so certain and connected to YOU.
Your gaze is pulled upward as a greenish light dances in the sky above connecting you to the breathtaking phenomena, of the Aurora Borealis.
When I got back to work this week, my colleagues thought I had some sort of makeover or something. It was pretty funny (I hadn't done anything other place my hair elastic in a different place) and kind of flattering.
I had just returned from helping out at the women's Soul Power retreat in Takhini Hotpools. (Thank you Maureen Caley Verdonk for orchestrating this opportunity)
It was relaxing, rejuvenating and inspiring to spend time with other like minded souls who were willing to put themselves first for a weekend.
Away from the less-than-cheerful news of the world and overstimulation from electronics and every day demands, truly felt like I was in another place.
I haven't felt this soulfully inspired since Awesomenessfest a couple of years ago. Despite what is going on in my life, I have learned that I need this type of inspiration and connection every few years to keep me and my dreams going for the long run.
say YES TO YOU...
You have the confidence to be honest with yourself. Saying YES to you and no to others - guilt free.
You'll have more energy, be more productive with less effort while having more fun!
You amplify your ability to ask for and accept help from others without feeling indebted to them.
And since you understand that building a compassionate relationship with yourself is the foundation to supporting others at the level you know you are capable of...
You'll walk your talk...making time for nourishing your own soul care as you expand your capacity to deepen your connection and hear the whisperings of your inner wisdom and distinguish between your ego (aka inner critic) and your true voice.
Tranquility. Positive emotions. Confidence. Down time.
TUNE IN to what makes you strong.
TAP INTO what makes you different.
TURN ON your power.
TAKE BACK yourself
Step Into Your Soul Power Each Day
By day we'll enjoy a gentle awakening of your body, mind and spirit! We'll ground our energy with a guided meditation before eating a scrumptious breakfast.
Following breakfast, you'll learn some of my ninja strategies for saying YES to you while going for the life of your dreams, so you'll have an easy formula to follow when you get home.
We'll be off for mellow hikes in the tranquil landscape of the woods giving plenty of opportunity to reconnect to our natural, healthier, grounded selves.
As we stop to "smell the roses" we'll activate special nature meditations and you'll have plenty of time to rejuvenate. Time to nurture YOU! We know how much you give to others.
Afternoon is You time...There is plenty of time to take a sacred pause, walk the wilderness trails, visit the nearby Yukon Wildlife Preserve or find a nook or cranny that is carved out just for you - to be alone, to journal, to stop and smell the roses.
Evenings, after a gourmet dinner we'll wander over to the campfire for sharing circle before soaking in the healing mineral waters of the hot pools.
No! The food at the retreat is not just roasted hotdogs and marshmallows but rather a mix of fresh local produce and ingredients prepared perfectly to make your mouth water!
So whether you're hankering for a cup of freshly brewed coffee ( from locally roasted beans) or a bowl of fruit and yogurt sprinkled with toasted nuts or in the mood for grilled burgers and crisp salad or fries -- you'll be savouring delicious food.
Problems with what you can eat...Gluten free? Vegan? Can't do dairy? Don't worry, our gourmet menu will have plenty of options for you.
Prepare to have some fun with a special cook off challenge! Show off your talents...and of course, I'll reveal how to tap into the energetic qualities of preparing devoted meals!
Meals will be served family-style in the homey kitchen, on the deck at picnic tables or around the campfire.
Located just 28 km from downtown Whitehorse, Yukon's capital city, Takhini Hot Springs Campground & Hostel offers you (well almost) traditional camping back-to-nature, edge of wilderness experience featuring dorm-style rooms with comfy bunk beds and pillows (with only 2 to a room, there'll be no "fighting" over who gets the top!), shared washrooms, coin-operated showers, spacious kitchen and common area, wonderful sun-room and adjoining deck.
This venue offers a retreat of peace, adventure and freedom in the edge of the wilderness.
Taking your first deep breath of the crisp Northern autumn air, you look around you, standing still, feeling a sense of calm envelop you, you realize that YOU HAVE ARRIVED.
Indulge yourself in the tranquility of the wilderness, the healing warmth of the hot pools, the gourmet menu, a special pampering time, the sacred sisterhood and the simplicity of life.
This weekend, you promise to simplify, pause and be present to the surprises that are in store for you.
Nature is like a university for our soul and there's no better "power spot" than Takhini "the jewel of the north" to touch your heart and soul and ripple out into the lives of your families, your communities and your workplaces for years to come.
You are so glad you have taken this opportunity - so much in life can take priority.
You will return home feeling more alive, more productive, less stressed and ready to take on the change you've been craving.
We'll use a special parting ceremony to activate the power of our word to commit to taking 3 actions to saying YES to YOU with confidence.
That "wall" that has been keeping you stuck has been gently released and you'll have specific strategies to tap into and use time and again when you feel stuck.
You'll feel confident that you are living the life of your dreams and have what it takes to face whatever comes your way, knowing that you have your own back.
You'll know how to deal with your life in a calmer, more centered place that you can return to time and time again!
You'll have re-discovered what brings you pleasure and joy. You'll have your custom crafted self-care plan handy to help ensure you continue to enjoy living a vibrant life.
You'll leave feeling deliciously connected to your deepest inner wisdom and juiced up to go for your life like never before.
As with all of our events, we will create a sacred, restorative space for sharing and practicing exceptional self care.
Anyone who is not willing to get out of her comfort zone, who doesn't believe she is capable or who doesn't believe she deserves the best in her life.
To be clear, this is not a passive experience! This is a 3-day immersion experience that is designed to take you and your life to the next level (whatever that is for you) and to give you the clarity to make it so.
Just a simple warning: you will leave this retreat on fire to implement the changes you know you need to make!
To respect the transformational possibilities of the retreat this is an alcohol and drug free event -- allowing your body to do what it does naturally.
co-facilitator + coach + food wrangler!
Lue, an engaging coach, facilitator and host - believes that there are tasty ways to optimize your wellness without deprivation and medication. Lue empowers women with the knowledge and tools they need to create their own recipe for delicious living.
Her passion for travel, people and cooking sends her on international adventures to seek ways to marry these three loves together while running half marathons across the country.