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Autumn River Leaves

Schedule

wellness comes from within

 

Saturday

September 16, 2023

 

8:00am - 8:25am Check-in

Start off this beautiful weekend of wellness as a collective to honor your retreat experience with an opening ceremony to celebrate connection, community, and intention.

8:30am - 9:00am

OPENING CEREMONY

Presenters: Todd and Lisa Moroz

We honor the intentional gathering of this Fall Retreat with our opening ceremony. We welcome the magic of the weekend into a sacred container of community, shared knowledge, and fresh inspiration to plant the seeds of intention for the Retreat. Welcoming gratitude for everything we need to arrive in the here and now. We will open with setting intentions for the day/weekend through meditation and drum wash, which allows us to soften into the present moment, bringing deeper connection and potential for expansion in the relationships we cultivate, as well as the experiences that lie ahead of us. 

 

PRESENTATIONS

Chinook Room

9:15am – 10:15am

Reconnection to Self Through Journaling

Presenter: Danielle MacWhirter

Come discover the whisperings of your heart through the practice of journal writing. Learn journaling tips that will help take your writing practice from ordinary to sacred as we discuss common obstacles and resistance to personal writing. Dive deep into your inner wisdom with guided journal prompts that will peel away the layers, revealing truths that are ready to come forth onto paper. We will journey through a guided visualization and practice a variety of ways to journal, opening the portal to a more authentic journaling practice.  

Bring your journal, pen and an open heart. 

10:30am - 12:00pm

Shamanism For The Modern World

Presenter: Dr. Jared McCollum

Healing Elements

Shamanism has always been a way for our ancestors to interpret, interact with, and understand the world around them. Shamanism remains a powerful and transformative practice, but perhaps it’s time to modernize it somewhat and begin to interpret our universe based on our current understanding of reality and modern complexities. With fresh inner eyes and building on our current knowledge of the universe, shamanism can be a gateway to take humanity into the future with a modern interpretation of life and our purpose. It is a beautiful and powerful practice that can help anyone feel connected to the universal consciousness and find clarity and peace. In these sensitive times, with concerns about cultural appropriation, it is important to honor the origins of Shamanism and be considerate and mindful of indigenous culture and traditions. By reimagining Shamanism in a modern way, perhaps it can be more accessible to those who could benefit from its connecting teachings and rituals, and all those who resonate with Shamanism can feel comfortable in practicing.  In this class, Dr. McCollum will lay out the foundational elements of Shamanism and guide you through a framework to create your unique Shamanic practice.

Bring a journal and pen.

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Psychology of The Chakras

Presenter: Michelle Agopsowicz

Illuminated Path Counselling

What you experience in life as an individual, as well as in the collective, has a tendency to shape and affect how the chakras move in and out of balance.  In this presentation, you will learn about the seven major chakras and how trauma affects them.  Learn and explore what characteristics and coping strategies develop as a result of how trauma gets stored in each of the chakras.  You will also expand your knowledge to include how trauma affects five additional universal and collective chakras.  Discover how to bring awareness to our individual, as well as collective trauma, as a means to find balance and healing in our lives.

Bring a journal and pen.

2:45pm - 3:45pm

The Hidden Messages Held in Your Personal Numerology Chart

Presenter: Amber Pavey

Present Possibilities

 

Did you know that each number in the universe holds a unique blueprint or frequency? These vibrational frequencies hold messages and wisdom about our own lives and universal truths. You will learn about your top three personal numbers in your individual numerological profile. Learn how to calculate your own life path number, soul number, and destiny number. Learn the meaning behind the numbers in your personal numerological chart. Join me to discover how the hidden messages in the numbers all around us impact our lives.

 

Bring a journal and pen.

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Harness The Power of Your

Human Design Energy Type

Presenter: Kristell Court

Have you been hearing about Human Design everywhere? Are you ready to embrace your strengths and navigate obstacles with more ease? Look no further than your Human Design energy type! In this session we will explore the five Human Design Energy Types and learn how they shape our decision-making, relationships, and life purpose. Through reflective exercises and discussions, embrace your strengths, improve communication, overcome challenges, and align your life with your authentic nature. Join Kristell for this transformative journey to self discovery as you develop this new awareness.

 

In advance of this session, click here to obtain your free Human Design Chart. Please print it to assist with note taking.  

Bring a journal and pen.

5:00pm - 6:30pm Dinner Break

6:30pm - 8:00pm  

Burlesque- The Unbridled Art of Sensuality

Presenter: Lola Frost (She/They)

Full Circle Movement

Dip yourself into the world of Burlesque where strength, fluidity, ownership, and raw power converge. The suggestive nature of Burlesque is not only powerful and primal but adds another level of embodiment and agency to your movement repertoire. Burlesque can be artistic, scrumptious, and vivacious. It has no rules on how one expresses it, but it yearns to be connected with. This workshop will give you a sensual and intrinsic vocabulary of moves that will be taught to a soundtrack of deep and salacious music, culminating in a luscious choreography. Guests will be encouraged to explore and get curious about how sensuality is represented for themselves through the lens of unbridled ostentatiousness.

What to bring/wear: 

Wear what you want! It can be something saucy, unique, or chill as long as you feel comfortable! Shoes/heels are optional. If you want to wear them; a backstop is recommended. 

This class is open to all gender expressions but will be taught with a Femme lens. This class is done primarily standing/strutting/dancing. Some variations of getting up and down from the floor may be offered. 

Session will be offered in dim light.

8:15pm - 9:00pm

Restore Your Frequency

Presenter: Lisa & Todd Moroz

 

 

Come surrender to the quiet and stillness of the body and the mind.  Yoga Nidra is often referred to as yogic sleep; the body and the mind are primed for deep rest through intention setting (sankalpa), meditation, and relaxing all parts of the body. Traveling through brain states and energy layers, you will explore a power which can be accessed when it's in the receptive hypnogogic state of alpha brain. This practice activates a physical and mental release of emotional tension, slows down the nervous system and allows the muscles to relax, helping the body rest, heal, and change limiting beliefs. We then allow the sound vibrations of the crystal sound bowls, chimes and hand drum to wash over us, restoring our frequency on a cellular level.

 

Bring a yoga mat, blanket, pillow, journal and pen.

Big Rock Room

9:15am - 10:15am

Mimosas & Movement

Presenter: Shalyn Madigan

The Real Yogi Wellness Studio

Cheers to you! When is the last time you thanked yourself?! I bet it’s been awhile, so let’s start your day off right by showing yourself some love and gratitude. Grab a non-alcoholic mimosa, settle into your mat and get ready to move. We will begin on our mats, move through some standing postures and then return to our mats for the final part of our practice. This practice is for everyone and no prior yoga experience is necessary. You will leave feeling refreshed and energized with a heart overflowing with gratitude. This is a great way to start your morning and kick-off your retreat!

Bring a yoga mat, yoga blocks (if you have them) and a water bottle.

10:30pm - 12:00pm

Presence & Alignment

Presenter: Amanda Blaire

Amanda Blaire Wellness

 

We live in a fast paced world where our attention is often divided between multiple things at a time. We worry about work, our families, our social lives, and more all while hearing about the concepts of presence, self care, and stillness. It can feel impossible to settle into the quiet alignment that our soul desperately craves. In this hour and a half long class you will be guided through intention setting, a powerful meditation giving you permission to be in full presence, journal prompts, gentle yoga movements, and chakra alignment to settle you deeper into the comfort of your mind and body. You will leave feeling nourished and at peace as you enter back into your day to day life.

 

Bring a journal, pen, and yoga mat.

 

 

12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Medium- Feel The Energy 

Presenters: Charlotte Lomenda

The Silver Lining Healer

Everything is energy. Our thoughts, the vibration we hold, the earth we touch, hear, feel, sense and smell, we are all connected and that includes the energy of our loved ones on the other side. As a medium, I place my energy between both worlds and deliver evidence that is relative for you and your loved one from when they were physically here. They show me specific details, tell me with their voice things they need you to hear, share stories from the past, and feelings they felt when you were together. They give me the information that they need you to receive, so that you can be at peace knowing that they are at peace.

Details of what you might be experiencing presently in your world tend to come through as well. Above all else, the time we are all together is one that is intended to be joyful and fun with possible tears of relief and/or healing. 

Bring meditation cushion or yoga mat, journal and pen.

2:45pm - 3:45pm

Sound Frequency for the Soul

Presenter: Jessica Meister

Mindful Body Experience

Immerse yourself in the ancient art of sound therapy, where stress dissipates, emotions find equilibrium, and chakras awaken. Picture yourself reclined in a group setting, surrounded by fellow seekers, as the resonance of crystal alchemy bowls envelops you. The alchemy crystal bowls hold the key to vibrational healing, their high-frequency sound waves washing over you, cleansing and revitalizing your energy. As you lay upon your meditation cushion or yoga mat, wrapped in a cozy blanket, let the symphony of sound transport you. The alchemy bowls, each with their unique essence, orchestrate a dance of harmony within you, guiding you toward alignment with your truest self. In this sonic embrace, tensions release, unwanted energies transmute, and your journey beyond – a transformative experience that leaves you refreshed and in tune with the universe.

 

Bring meditation cushion or yoga mat, blanket, pillow, journal and pen.

4:00pm - 5:00pm

A Journey Through Emotions

Presenter: Amanda Blaire

Amanda Blaire Wellness

Emotions are often suppressed or ignored as society tells us that expression isn't always appropriate. In this class you will be held in a safe space as we journey into a meditative state through some of the more painful emotions that we tend to carry. We will walk through moments of sadness, anger, and shame together as we allow ourselves to fully feel what we need to, in whatever capacity that may look like, and allow ourselves the opportunity to process. As you journey through your emotions you will feel lighter, refreshed, and supported so that you can move forward without carrying dis-ease in your heart, body, and soul.

Bring meditation cushion or yoga mat, journal and pen.

5:00pm - 6:30pm Dinner Break

6:30pm - 8:00pm  

Witches Magick Circle: Celebrating Mabon

Presenter: Gillian White  

Weaving Soul Magick

It is time to gather by the sacred fire and celebrate as our ancestors did many moons ago, for it is Mabon, the Witches' Thanksgiving! A glorious time of gratitude and joy! A time to harvest what we have sown and make time-honoured pledges. Let's honour the deities, perform sacred rituals, and dance by the holy flame. All are welcome to join this sacred Sabbat, whether you are a seasoned witch or a curious muggle who wants to connect with the magickal world. You will experience what it's like to be in a witch's coven through circle casting, banishing rights, ritual work, and spell casting. Blessed Be.

Bring a yoga mat, journal and pen.

8:15pm - 9:00pm

Creating New Realities

Presenter: Shannon Shumski

 

 

When a client is in a state of hypnosis and being led through a treatment, I refer it to a virtual reality game experience, in the sense that both are a type of an immersive approach to experience and create new realities. Yet, there is so much more to clinical hypnotherapy than that. Confront and change the things that are holding you back, utilizing neuroplasticity and clinical hypnotherapy. This group hypnotherapy session will include a powerful reframing of limiting beliefs and/or challenges in your present life, as well as a future progression to boost the positive changes.

Bring meditation cushion or yoga mat, blanket, pillow, journal and pen.

Sunday

September 17, 2023

Chinook Room

9:00am - 10:00am

Discover a New Path Forward

Presenter: Kristel Boon 

Unhaltered Hope

 

Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) is an experiential way of growing and overcoming personal obstacles through gentle guidance and interaction with horses. Participants engage in objective-oriented exercises and find themselves learning valuable life lessons and skills in the positive, affirming company of horses. During this presentation you will learn about my story and how EAL improved my life. We will deep dive into what is an Equine Assisted session, along with the many benefits. You will have an opportunity to learn about the team members; Whisper and Courage, practice haltering, un-haltering, and ample time for Q&A.


Bring pen, paper and your curiosity.

10:15am - 12:00pm

Anchoring to the Archetypes in Your

Human Design Profile Numbers

Presenter: Kristell Court

Discover the profound archetypes embedded within your Human Design Profile numbers in this hands on workshop.  Explore the symbolism and meaning behind your conscious and unconscious energies. Gain self-awareness, unleash your creative expression, and learn practical applications for relationships and personal growth.  In this workshop, Kristell will guide you through an exploration of the archetypal energies embedded in your Human Design Profile numbers.  You will learn to interpret and relate to these archetypes in your profile.  We will be getting crafty during this session, an experience to anchor you to your unique profile archetype.  (No artistic ability required!) Whether you are new to Human Design or have already explored your Profile numbers, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to dive deeper into the archetypal energies that shape your being. 

 

In advance of this session, click here to obtain your free Human Design Chart.  Please print it so you have it on hand for the session.  

Bring a journal and pen.

 

 

12:00pm - 1:15pm Lunch Break

1:15pm - 2:45pm

Discover Your Wealth Mindset 

Presenter: Tanya Lleigh

Tanya Lleigh Coaching

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase money mindset? It’s fascinating how this one question can take on so many unique forms for each of us, yet money and a healthy mindset remains something we all strive for.  

Our wealth mindset plays a profound role in how money shows up in our lives and it influences our current financial experiences. In this workshop, we will explore thoughts, language, relationships and beliefs that surround money. Challenging the restrictions that keep us in scarcity and embrace the truth that money only holds the power we give it.  Together, you will gain a fresh perspective on money and wealth, learn strategies to shift yourself into a space of abundance, break free from limiting beliefs and unlock your financial thermostat. Ending with a beautiful meditative activation to increase your money mindset and leave you embracing the abundance you deserve. 

Bring a journal and pen.

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Diffusing Mental Wellness

Presenter: Fawna Bews

 

Everybody has Mental Health and while we have come a long way there continues to be stigma and misunderstanding. When you or a loved one are struggling it’s scary! It can reach into your physical & relational health. In this down to earth and conversational workshop, we will be taking some of the leading research in mental health and making it easy to understand and apply to daily life. We will be boiling down to some essentials and my hope is that you will be taking away tangible ways to tend to mental wellness both as a preventative practice and as an intervention when things are not going well.

Bring a journal and pen.

Big Rock Room

9:00am - 10:00am

Morning Energize

Presenter: Claire MacEachen

Create energy in your body and positivity in your mind! Explore that part of you that is innate and channels you to be in your experience, which is more powerful than circumstances.  This sequence will use movement (asana) to target uplifting energy (prana) from your navel center to tap into your internal fire, adding focused breathwork along with intention.  We will complete the practice with relaxation and a short meditation to prepare for your day and leave you feeling centered and vibrant.

Bring yoga mat, journal and pen.

 

10:15am - 12:00pm

Breathwork Ceremony

Presenter: Tabitha Kolodziej

Your breath brings oxygen into your body so that you can thrive. When you are physically or emotionally stressed, it affects how you breathe. Breathwork helps to calm your stress and bring balance to your body. ‌Breathwork may also have a positive impact on your central nervous system. When you feel stressed, your breath tends to become fast and shallow. This limits the oxygen entering your bloodstream. Your brain tells your body that there is a threat, and your body responds in fight or flight. Breathwork can help you reach a deeper state of mind. While in this state, you may be able to access buried emotions, grudges, and traumas, and ultimately release yourself from their grip on your mental state. When you practice, you can move beyond your body and mind, and connect with your core spirit—your Self. In other words, you can remove your ego and connect to your true Self and the Universe. Many people who practice breathwork experience spiritual awakenings or attunements to their inner being.

 

Disclaimer:

Breathwork has the potential to bring about intense feelings. Because of the strong physical and emotional releases that may arise, it’s not recommended for some people. Talk to your doctor before practicing this type of breathing if you have, or have a history of: cardiovascular disease, angina, heart attack, high blood pressure, glaucoma, retinal detachment, osteoporosis recent injury or surgery, any condition for which you take regular medications, history of panic attacks, psychosis, disturbances, severe mental illness, seizure disorders, and/or family history of aneurisms. Breathwork is also not recommended for pregnant women or breastfeeding women. 

Bring meditation cushion or yoga mat, blanket, pillow, journal and pen.

 

 

12:00pm - 1:15pm Lunch Break

1:15pm - 2:45pm

Celebrate Your Creative Flow & Vibration

Presenter: Theresa White

Warrior Arts & Wellness

“Creativity is Intelligence having Fun” -  Albert Einstein

Everything begins with a seed, an idea, a moment of inspiration. This initial seed unfolds as our creativity flows. As we increase energy flow of prana and movement in the body, the mind’s imagination and creative force is expressed more as a torrent than a trickle! Support yourself to move past self-limiting ideas and beliefs into an inner space of expansion where your mind can dance and play! This workshop offers you an experience to connect to your creative energy and vibration through the power of conscious breath, movement, and meditation. Finally surrender and relax to the sound that encompasses all universal frequencies to raise your creative frequency (28” symphonic gong).

Expand your consciousness, insights and elevate your perspective to experience a freedom of spirit, opening the flow to creative wildness and expression!

The key to a happy and fulfilled life is tapping into our creative flow.

“Creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.” Brene Brown

Bring yoga mat, journal and pen.

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Movement for Midlife

Presenter: Shauna Laubman

Midlife Wellness

 

Hormonal changes in women during the transition of perimenopause and menopause can often impact well being and quality of life. Often misunderstood, it impacts women in their mid-30’s and lasts usually until their 50’s and beyond. Through a potpourri of movement including hormone balancing yoga, breath work, energy movement, Pilates, relaxation and authentic discussion, participants will learn how to influence their hormonal imbalances wholistically. Practical strategies are offered in a dynamic and supportive environment.
 

Bring yoga mat, journal and pen.

4:15pm - 5:00pm

CLOSING CEREMONY

Presenter: Cara Marshall

Let’s wrap up our Fall Foothills Wellness Retreat with a light, playful celebration circle where, as a group, we will come together to celebrate all the amazing elements from the retreat.

 

The circle will close with a healing drumming ceremony, where Cara will drum over you to bring you into balance and spiritual renewal with the knowledge, awareness and healing you received throughout the weekend. You will leave the retreat feeling empowered, inspired and ready to move forward living YOUR best life.

Bring meditation cushion or yoga mat, journal and pen.

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