The Embrace Retreat
What if instead of forever punishing and struggling with your body, you lived in a place of acceptance and appreciation for it? What if you could truly see your body the way others do? As the house of your amazing spirit and energy!
The Embrace Retreat Day is about coming together as a community of women to acknowledge the challenges we face to have a positive relationship with our bodies. To explore what holds us back so we can break free and develop a new perspective. Through conversations, meditations, exercises and a unique photography experience you’ll have an opportunity to shift the conversation to a place of peace and gratitude for all your body can do!
Your transformative day includes:
- A full day of connection with fabulous women
- Coach-led conversations, meditations and exercises to explore your relationship with your body
- A perspective changing photography experience
- Fully catered fresh wholesome snacks in the morning and afternoon and a delicious Mexican Fiesta lunch (dietary restrictions can be accommodated – please advise on registration)
- Digital copies of our group shot and 2-3 individual shots
When & Where:
Our August date filled within 24 hours! WOW! We are thrilled the announce a second date!
Saturday September 21st from 9-5:30pm
Our September event will also be held on Protection Island, a short passenger ferry ride from Nanaimo, BC. The private address of our retreat location will be provided upon registration.
$159*+GST for everything listed above!
*ferry fees are not included. Participants are responsible to be to our retreat location on Protection Island by 9am. You can view the ferry schedule here. If you’re hoping to make a weekend of it here is a link to overnight options on Protection.
What to bring:
- A black bathing suit or black bra and panties or whatever you would wear to the beach in black.
- Towel and beach footwear.
- An open mind and great attitude (and just a little bit of your brave)!
Your Retreat Facilitators:
This one-day retreat is a collaboration between Super You (Gillian Goerzen) and Captured Essence Photography (Brooke Hewitt-Morgan). We are both passionate about changing the way women view their bodies and are so excited to share this day with you!
What participants had to say:
I’ve rarely known such a caring and non-judgmental environment and that it included perfect strangers made it even more of an experience for me. The island location was beautiful as was the quaint space that we shared. I never felt pressure to say or do anything I did not feel comfortable with. Gillian guided the conversations through tough topics with thought-provoking grace and ease. Brooke deserves an award for chasing away demons as well as capturing beautiful moments. It was an experience that I’ll ruminate on as I continue to grow. One of the most special things for me was that the physical attributes of each woman was so varied. Body consciousness is not limited by size and it meant a lot to me to participate with such an inclusive group. I recommend this retreat for anyone looking to feel included by others sharing similar life experiences.Melissa
What a day that was spent at the Embrace Retreat. Women coming together to support and reflect. This world needs to hear this and change their mind on body positivity. The photo shoot was spectacular and was all about supporting each other and feeling great about ourselves.Erin
If you are considering joining this retreat STOP and sign up!!!! It was very well thought out and the content was impressive and empowering. The food… Delish! Very worth the price paid. I was so very happy to be a part of the wonderful group of diverse women. The personality’s just worked. I felt safe and respected. I give huge compliments to Gillian and Brooke for this collaboration. Excellent!!!Chelaine
What an incredible day, listening, learning and sharing. There is such power in a group! Gillian and Brooke were amazing at facilitating conversations with respect and kindness. I recommend this retreat to anyone wanting to get closer to body peace.Justine
I found the embrace retreat to be a real eye opener and an AMAZING experience ! I felt safe and guided, was able to really express myself without any anxiety or fear. The process of listening to other women and their experiences and thoughts reminded me that I am not alone in how I feel, the fears I have and that I DO have the ability to change the story I tell myself and to help others do that as well. After a couple of weeks I am still feeling the love and gratitude that I felt that day and am feeling more comfortable in my own skin – it was and continues to be a strong life changing force. I soooo look forward to more retreats, more growth, more self love and more connection with strong badass women in all phases of their life and growth! The connection, realness and truth I felt filled my soul with a peace I have not felt in a long time – I saw a glimpse of “me” that has been missing!Jen