Root Down to Blossom - Day Retreat: Summer session

Root Down to Blossom - Day Retreat: Summer session

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From $157.50


Yoga Spirit

12 Balsam Ave

Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0


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A getaway in the Foothills of AB, immersing yourself in nature ...Rejuvenating your Self, and connecting with other women!

About this 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.

A scenic 45-min drive from YYC's city centre, this prairie 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

• nature walk in the beautiful outdoors (weather-pending)

• a guided meditation

• relaxation tools

• an Expressive Art Therapy session

• 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 (you can bring your own lunch or eat at the cafe next door).

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 Yoga Spirit 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, September 18, 10am - 4pm

Early-bird price: $150 (until July 31, 2022)

Regular ticket price: $165 (effective August 1, 2022)


10am: meet at the retreat centre

10-10:15am: coffee/tea time, informal socializing, introduction to the space and the day's activities

10:15am: roll out our mats to begin our day! Introductions as a group to get to know each other.

10:30-11:30am: 50min Yoga Flow practice and 10min meditation & poem reading

11:30-11:45am: 15min bathroom & refreshment break, open journaling

11:45am-12:45pm: Open time — soak in Mother Nature together outside or take a moment to yourself. Nestled in the centre of Bragg Creek, Yoga Spirit provides space for a nature walk outside in the trees and along the creek, sit outside in conversation with others, or take a moment alone at various outdoor seating spaces — option for casual group activity, or individual time!

12:45pm-1:30pm: meet back inside for our lunch break

1:30pm-2:30pm: Expressive Art Therapy session; including poem readings, rhythmic intuitive movement, and prompted journaling in light of art therapy reflections

2:30-2:45pm: bathroom & refreshment break, open journaling

2:45-3:30pm: Relaxing self-care tools & techniques, followed by a 30min Yin Yoga practice

3:30-3:45pm: guided meditation

3:45-4pm: Closing circle

~ Space is limited to 12 participants. Sign up early to secure your spot! ~

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 the calendar year. Our retreats run seasonally; see our website for 2022 dates.

"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

Facilitator Bios:

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 for 6 years, 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 preteen boys, she's experienced the highs & lows of parenthood, which is why she 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!"

Root Down to Blossom - Day Retreat: Summer session image
Root Down to Blossom - Day Retreat: Summer session image
Root Down to Blossom - Day Retreat: Summer session image
Root Down to Blossom - Day Retreat: Summer session image
Root Down to Blossom - Day Retreat: Summer session image

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