Awakenings Womens Retreat

Awakenings Women's Retreat

This spiritual women’s retreat is focussed on waking up to the gifts in nature and tuning into the signs all around us. This is a chance to explore our connections to who and what we truly love. Come and discover the wisdom in nature, the angels around us, and to receive the signs, gifts and healing that nature provides. Our retreat embraces the miracles of springtime, while being taken care of in a beautiful nature-based setting.

This two night, three day retreat includes all of your meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages. It features incredible experiences, including a sound healing event with the talented Trevor Grant , forest bathing, yoga, floral crowns workshop, and most importantly, the talented, Karen Forrest, “Angel Lady of the Maritimes,” who will be doing private angel readings and talking to the group about the angels around us. All this while staying in beautiful, unique accommodations with private hot tubs, on-site hot cold therapy with saunas and cold plunges, walking trails, a meditation walking labyrinth, and much more.

Date – September 27-29, 2024

This is an intimate retreat with space for only 11 beautiful souls. Keeping our group size small allows you unparalleled opportunities to interact with your facilitators to provide a deeply meaningful and healing weekend.

Let us take care of you during this all-inclusive retreat experience

All inclusive retreat package includes:

  • 2 night stay in Authentic Mongolian Yurt or our Eagle’s Nest Loft perched above the boathouse. All accommodations have private hot tubs. There is an additional $50 charge for the Eagle’s Nest loft
  • A chance to intimately connect with Karen Forrest, the Angel Lady of the Maritime’s during meal times.
  • Chakra Clearing Workshop with Karen Forest – Discover how angels and nature can clear your chakras to increase your vibrations; increase your physical energy
  • Private 20 minute Angel Readings with Karen
  • SoundEscapes Experience with Trevor Grant
  • A chance to explore nature in a unique forest bathing experience, which is a deeply immersive, meditative forest walk to truly enjoy the signs of spring
  • A creative opportunity to make your own floral crown or halo with Carina  from Sweet Pea Farms, using locally grown flowers
  • Beautiful yoga, movement, and meditation practices
  • All supplies, and retreat materials
  • All meals included (able to accommodate most food sensitivities/preferences including dairy-free, gluten-free & vegan)
  • Restorative healing through connecting to nature in a unique setting with Mongolian yurts, hot tubs, sauna, cold therapy elements, and a chance to explore natural elements on our trails, meditation labyrinth and our lakeside setting
  • Optional Massage add-ons are available with Isabelle Arsenault, RMT

Weekend Itinerary

3:00-5:30pm – Check in’s

6:00pm – Welcome, Supper with Karen & Introductions

7:30pm – SoundEscapes sound healing journey with Trevor Grant

7:00-8:00am – Sunrise Yoga

8:15-9:00am – Breakfast

9:15-12:15 – Chakra Clearing Workshop with Karen Forrest

12:15-1:00pm – Lunch

1:00-6:30pm – Private Angel Readings with Karen Forrest

1:00-6:00pm – Optional Massage with Isabelle Arsenault (Add-On)

1:00-6:00pm – Forest Bathing Experience with Heather (will be two separate 1-hour sessions  to ensure everyone is able to experience)

6:30-7:30pm – Supper

8:00-9:15pm – Bedtime Yin Yoga

8:00-9:00am – Breakfast

9:00-10:15 – Loving Kindness Yoga with Heather 

10:30-12:30 – Flower Crown making with Sweet Pea Farms

12:30-1:30pm – Lunch and Closing

Retreat Pricing

The Awakenings Women’s Retreat has multiple accommodation types and a variety of pricing options based on the size of your group.  The prices below are all-inclusive and include accommodations, retreat registration, food & activities. Groups must be pre-arranged with friends/family as we do not sell single beds for our retreats.

Mongolian Yurts

Our authentic Mongolian Yurts are suitable for up to 3 adults (one queen bed and 2 twin beds)

Group of 1 in Yurt – $999+tax total

Group of 2 in Yurt – $1399+tax total ($699/pp)

Group of 3 in Yurt – $1849+tax total ($616/pp)

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Eagle’s Nest Loft

Our Eagle’s Nest Loft is a self-contained suite with own kitchen & washroom. Suitable for up to 3 adults (one queen bed and 2 twin beds).

Group of 1 in Yurt – $1049+tax total

Group of 2 in Yurt – $1449+tax total ($724/pp)

Group of 3 in Yurt – $1899+tax total ($633/pp)

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GlowBug Cottage

Our GlowBug Cottage is a self-contained 2-bedroom cottage with own kitchen & washroom. Suitable for up to 4 adults (one queen bed and 2 twin beds).

Group of 1  – $1149+tax total

Group of 2 – $1649+tax total ($824/pp)

Group of 3 – $2099+tax total ($699/pp)

Group of 4 – $2599+tax total ($649/pp)

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No accommodations (just retreat programming)

The no accommodation option is $479/pp+tax

Meet Your Facilitators

Karen Forrest

Karen Forrest, Angel Lady®, is the Canadian bestselling author of Angels of the Maritimes: By Your Side, Canadian Angels, Angels of the Maritimes Volume Two and her autobiography Angel Lady of the Maritimes. Considered a foremost expert in the field of angelic communication, mediumship and spirituality Karen has guest spoken on various international radio shows (Maritime Morning, Sheldon MacLeod Show, X-Zone). In addition, Karen has guest appeared on television shows including Breakfast Television, Live at Five, Supernatural Investigations and CTV News. Having been quoted in newspapers across North America, Karen is internationally recognized. Click on the Button below to go to her personal story and website:

Trevor Grant

Trevor Grant has been performing his magical SoundEscapes sound journeys here at Nature Space Resort since we opened. Trevor says "I have been fascinated by sound for as long as I can remember, be it the wind in the trees, a metal railing echoing in a great hall, a rock band in full flight or the most delicate tap of a cymbal, it all speaks to me. As a percussionist I get to explore and release all sorts of frequencies, from primal beats of a drum to the gentle sparkle of tiny bells, Adding the breath of wooden flutes creates a palette of sounds that allow for a full range of expression. For me, music is a multi-sensory experience, something that is not only heard, but felt. My hope for my SoundEscape sessions is for people to experience sound and music in a deeper more attentive way than usual and to bring attention to the important role our sonic environment can play in our daily lives."

Carina Phillips

Artist-Farmer turned Flower Aficionado! She can make a beautiful arrangement on your plate with as much joy as she can create a beautiful bouquet for you to carry in your hands. Making Sweet Pea Farm attractive to beneficial insects and biodiversity is her endgame.

Isabelle Arsenault

Isabelle offers her attuned intuition and deep understanding of how injuries, whether emotional or physical, exist in the body. Treating the body as a whole to help relieve it from chronic pain, past injuries, dysfunctional movement patterns, poor posture and stagnation. Isabelle’s advanced training in Kinesiology and continuing education in massage therapy, gives her the ability to uncover the root cause of symptoms and discomfort to provide each client with an individualized treatment plan. Isabelle uses various techniques and approaches to encourage soft tissue release. She specializes in myofascial release, gentle deep tissue release, trigger point therapy, Guasha and manual lymphatic drainage. She loves to educate and guide her clients in developing body awareness and their own self-care practices.

Heather & Jarrod Gunn McQuillan

Heather is the co-owner of Nature Space Resort in beautiful St. Peter’s Harbour, PEI. She is a certified RYT 200hr Yoga Alliance Teacher (500h currently in process with certifications in Vinyasa, Yin, Yoga Nidra, and Chair Yoga). Heather has actively practiced yoga since 2009, is trained in Mindfulness Meditation (MBSR graduate), and has practiced meditation since 2013. She is also certified as a meditation and mindfulness instructor and is a graduate from Canada's only graduate-level University program in Mindfulness (Mindfulness Based Teaching and Learning offered from The University of the Fraser Valley). Heather is also a certified MBSR facilitator from the Centre for Mindfulness Studies. Jarrod is the co-owner of Nature Space Resort and brings a wide variety of life and work experiences to their project at the resort. His educational background includes Commerce and Science degrees and early in his career his work focused on sustainability & localizing food systems and he worked closely with primary food producers, community groups, sustainable food advocates and First Nations communities in Ontario and British Columbia. More recently, prior to opening the resort, he spent more than 10 years as the Oyster Biologist for the Province of Prince Edward Island and still grows his own oysters and shares experiences and his passion for oysters with guests at the resort. Jarrod has used cold water therapy for years through his athletic career, but recently has begun to implement many of the breath work and mindfulness strategies to broaden his understanding and use of cold water. He is currently completing his Cold Water Therapy Diploma and has begun training on the Wim Hof Method. He is also a passionate naturalist and outdoor leader. He is one of the most highly certified sea kayak instructors in Atlantic Canada with Paddle Canada and has had the pleasure of leading programs & expeditions as well attending sea kayak gatherings as a guest coach all across Canada, the United States and beyond through his sea kayak instructional business – Cloud 9 Adventures.