Anahata Wellness WomEn's Retreat
UPDATE: WE ARE SOLD OUT!!! Thanks for visiting. To be put on the waitlist for this year (or to find out about next year's event, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you're ready for a retreat that leaves you feeling refreshed, relaxed, rejuvenated and educated then the Anahata Wellness Women's Retreat (formerly the Women, Wellness and Weed Retreat) was designed for you!
As you drive down the beautiful driveway to Camp Kintail, you immediately feel the week's stresses slip away as you look forward to a weekend of workshops, classes, nourishing meals and endless relaxation.
The next three days you will be free to wander around the gorgeous property....walk the trail along Lake Huron and through the woods, bask in the sun drenched sitting rooms, cozy up on a sofa or overstuffed chair to read or journal, enjoy yoga as you gaze out the windows into nature, enjoy a glass of wine or a joint by the fire, and retreat each evening to your warm and cozy quarters. We have an awesome program of activities planned of which you can do as much or as little as you like- perhaps you prefer to simply relax and enjoy the beautiful space- whatever is best for you and is what your body, mind, and soul are calling for.
Friday is all about RELAXING and freeing your mind of the hustle and bustle of everyday life!! After arriving, and settling in to your accommodations, explore the grounds before enjoying a home-cooked meal in the dining room. If you have cannabis you'd like to swap with other ladies, join the Nug Swap and get some new strains to try. Then, you can join the Meditation and Mantra Class where we'll set our intentions for the weekend, let go of tension and stress and learn some beautiful new practices that you can take home and incorporate into your life. After some tasty snacks, we'll settle in around a roaring bonfire.
On Saturday morning you'll wake up to the birds chirping and Rise and Shine Yoga. This class is meant for ALL bodies and ALL levels of yoga-ness (totally a word). After a nourishing breakfast come to the How to Choose the Right Cannabis for You Workshop which is focused on teaching you how to pick the right strains of cannabis. You'll learn about terpenes and cannabinoid ratios and when you're done, you'll know exactly what to look for when shopping for cannabis next. Then, we'll have a delicious lunch followed by the Cannabis Infusions Workshop. You'll learn how to make cannabis oil, butter, tinctures, salves, edibles and so much more. Learning these skills can save you so much money and you know exactly what you're putting in your body. Next, head over to the Vaginal Steaming Workshop. Yup, you heard it here first. This ages-old practice has been helping women with menstrual pain, leaky bladder, menopause symptoms and more. After a relaxing dinner (that someone makes for you!) it's time for your Women's Soul Journey Class which combines cannabis, breath-work, stretching and more to leave you feeling glorious. Then it's time for snacks, a bonfire and our favourite women's circle topic, Bitching, Boasting and Loving.
On Sunday, you'll wake up feeling relaxed and refreshed. After all, you're on day three of pampering! Join us for Rise and Shine Yoga and then a hearty breakfast. The class today is the Grow Your Own Cannabis Workshop. Learn the intricacies of how to plant, grow and harvest so that 2020 can be the year that you grow your own medicine. We finish off the weekend with our Mindfulness and Meditation Class and then it's time to pack up and head back to reality feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and excited!.
HI! We're Andrea and Andrea
We have a passion for teaching women how to use wellness tools like yoga, mindfulness, mediation and cannabis to help them live better lives. We planned this retreat with the hopes of providing a small group of women a truly relaxing, educational and magical weekend. We hope you'll join us.
This picture of us is when we visited (and fell in LOVE with) Kintail.
Excellent food is a priority for us. You'll be served delicious, healthy meals that you don't have to cook (or clean up after!!). If you're staying for the weekend, you'll have dinner on Friday. breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and then breakfast again on Sunday, plus snacks and drinks. Meals are served family style to the table or by buffet. There is always lots for seconds. There is a vegetarian option prepared at every meal and fresh fruit, coffee, tea and juice are available on the kitchen counter at all times.
We've booked the Nest at Camp Kintail which is the newest building on the site. You'll be staying in a dorm-style room with up to 5 other ladies on comfy bunk beds (bottom bunks only) just like summer camp. All accommodations have individual climate control systems for heating and cooling. All you need to bring is a sheet, your comforter and a pillow.
All the yoga, meditation and mindfulness classes are taught by certified yoga instructor, Andrea Zapf. She has 5 years of experience and ensures that everyone has feels comfortable and welcome. From beginners to seasoned pros, you'll leave these classes with a newfound sense of peace and wellness.
Rise and Shine Yoga
Start the morning off with Rise and Shine yoga! We will wake up the mind and body through gentle stretching and a focus on breath work. Our goal is to leave class feeling grounded and ready for our day.
Saturday and Sunday morning
meditation and mantra
Offered around the bonfire, this class is a combination of quiet and active meditation using mantras. You are invited to join in the mantras, or sit quietly and just enjoy the beautiful sounds to help clear the mind and soothe the soul.
MINDFULNESS and MEDITATION
In this class, we will work to connect our mind and our body. Turning our focus inwards, connecting to our senses, allowing our body and mind to fully relax.
All the cannabis workshops are presented by Andrea Meharg of www.revealcannabis.com. She's been teaching for 14 years and is excited to share her passion for using cannabis as a health and wellness tool.
grow your own cannabis
From seed to harvest, this workshop will teach you all you need to know to get growing outdoors this year. You'll learn how to propagate seeds, when and how to fertilize, how to clone, and when and how to harvest. Make 2020 the year you grow your own medicine. It saves you so much money and is incredibly satisfying. All workshop participants will plant a cannabis seed. This class is taught with The Canna Grower, Rebecca!
DIY cannabis infusions and edibles
After you learn to grow your own cannabis, the real fun begins. Now you can turn that plant into cannabis infused oils, butter, tinctures, drinks, salves edibles and more. You'll learn all the tricks of the trade so that you can start making your own canna-creations after the workshop. All participants leave with a recipe book chock-full of cannabis goodness.
how to choose the right cannabis for you
Some cannabis makes you sleepy, others makes you paranoid and yet others still leave you foggy. What's up? In this workshop, you'll learn why different types of cannabis affect you differently and how to figure it all out. Participants will have a full understanding of what to look for when buying cannabis so they get the experience they want.
the Nug Swap
This is a great way to get your weekend started. Bring your own dried cannabis to the Nug Swap and leave with some different strains to try. Here's how it works:
- You can bring up to 30 grams of dried cannabis to swap. It's great if you know what strain(s) you have, but if you don't, no worries.
- We will provide scales, baggies and sharpies.
- At the beginning, people go around in a circle and describe their cannabis. Then decide how much you want to trade and start swapping!
- Friday after dinner
Bonus workshop: Vaginal steaming
Presented by Shannon and Terri of The Nourished Woman, the vaginal steaming workshop will open your eyes to an ancient (and current) practice. Steaming has proven to be of incredible benefit for the many common complaints of women; cramps, bladder leakage, constipation, chronic infection, regulating hormones and moods, as well as libido and lubrication, the list goes on! When women have accurate knowledge and information, that quickly becomes power, and new choices in personal health care become available.
Bonus workshop: Woman's soul journey
Mary Foran, from Dreams the Edge will guide you in a “Woman’s Soul Journey” - a sacred cannabis-assisted yoga practice to let go of deeply held tension and reconnect with your body and soul. This 90 minute practice will nourish your entire being through a cannabis ceremony, restorative stretches, energizing breath work and guided soul journey
Weekend Passes: SOLD OUT!
Saturday only including all meals $125
To get your tickets, please fill out the form below and then you'll see information on how to e-transfer your payment. Thank you!
When is the retreat?
- Friday, April 17-Sunday, April 19, 2020
What's the location?
What is the cancellation policy?
- Unless the retreat is cancelled by the organizers, there will be no refunds. If you're unable to make it after purchasing a ticket, you can transfer it to a friend, or reach out and we may be able to find someone to buy it from you. If we have to cancel the retreat, you'll get 100% refund.
What do I need to bring?
- The great thing about this weekend is that you won't need much. Bring a sheet, your pillow and a blanket, your clothes and toiletries, a great book, your yoga mat, and that's it!
Can I bring cannabis or alcohol?
- For sure! We want this to be a relaxing, enjoyable weekend for you so bring your personal stash of cannabis or your favourite bevvie to enjoy. All smokers MUST deposit all waste into trash cans, we are not to leave butts anywhere on the grounds.
We don't want you to miss a thing. Here are some suggestions for packing:
- bedding (twin size sheet, comforter, pillow, etc.)
- toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, brush, soap, shampoo, conditioner, towels, make up, medication, etc.)
- clothing for the weekend (bring layers), slippers for inside
- yoga mat, warm blanket and pillow for yoga classes
- cannabis (joints, vaporizers, edibles, etc.)
- travel coffee mug (so you can have warm drinks all day!) - you'll get a water bottle in your SWAG BAG!
- crafting supplies if you like - we have a large room set up for you to get your craft on (think knitting, colouring, cross stitching, etc)
- books so you can curl up and read
Camp Kintail is north of Goderich, Ontario on Highway 21.