Who is the retreat for?
Inhale + Exhale is perfect for you if:
You haven’t been living the life you imagined. You may feel like something is vaguely wrong, or your may feel like a change need to happen NOW! You are seeking other women experiencing the same challenges and you know how transformative giving and receiving support can be. Perhaps you see others making progress toward their goals with less effort than you and you are interested in acquiring the tools to help you find your path. Of course, it helps if you have a sense of humour, love relaxing in nature, connecting with new friends, eating delicious and healthy food, and moving your body in restorative ways.
I have food allergies, can I still participate?
Your registration includes a place to list your food allergies and dietary preferences and your information will be passed on to the chef creating meal and snacks for the retreat. The retreat is 100% vegetarian and we always have vegan and gluten free options available.
Am I too old/young for this retreat?
No and no. At Inhale/Exhale we support women of all ages and encourage them to share their experiences and wisdom with one another. We invite women of all ages to attend.
I’m not self-employed, will I still get benefit from this retreat?
While many women attend because they want to advance or launch a creative business, we see that as a side benefit of getting clear about their values and desires and not the main purpose for attending. Living purposefully is the focus of all of our experiences and we attract participants from all professions from stay-at-home Moms to tradespeople, artists, retirees and professionals.
Do I have to share a room with someone?
We design these retreats to build community and break down the barriers to intimacy that we are all conditioned to put up with one another. It is normal to be nervous about sharing with someone you may have never met, since most of us are used to spending time with immediate family or closest friends.
If you have a conflict with your roommate, please speak to Anastasia or Megan directly and we’ll do everything we can to ensure you are comfortable with your sleeping arrangements. For the most part, you will be spending your time outside, attending workshops and gathering together for meals as a group. Rooms are primarily for sleeping and storing your belongings.
I am a nervous driver/traveller, what are the options for transportation or carpooling?
Our co-organizer Megan will make sure you find your way to the retreat with ease. She will help arrange carpool groups or assist you in finding comfortable transportation.
Please contact Megan at email@example.com for all of your questions regarding travel.
What should I expect when I arrive at the retreat?
Expect to be greeted like family. We are incredibly excited to meet each new participant. You will be welcomed by the organizers and have some time to orient yourself and unpack before gathering together for an abundant and delicious dinner, followed by restorative yoga.
What if a full day is too much for me and I need some down time?
We hope you’ll be surprised by how much energy you have surrounded by nature away from your day-to-day responsibilities. Our full days vary and consist of: tea and meditation or yoga before breakfast, morning workshops, lunch, outdoor adventures, speakers, dinner, group discussions, journaling and visualizing sessions. You will get the most out of your experience by participating at your own pace. Free time is built into the schedule and we offer a mix of activity and quiet time during our workshops. If you have any medical needs or require assistance with activities for any easy, please contact Anastasia at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the retreat and she will ensure you can participate comfortably, or make reccomendations for the activities that meet your requirements.
What is your cancellation policy?
100% of the registration is non-refundable. If the event is cancelled by Inhale + Exhale for any reason, all paid fees will be refunded back to you.
If you cannot attend the retreat for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible. We welcome you to find a replacement for your spot; once your replacement pays in full, we will refund all money that you have paid Inhale + Exhale. You can also put your fees towards our next retreat which we will give you priority booking.
When will you contact me?
Two weeks before the retreat, we’ll send you a link to a page with all of the details. This includes a finalized list of things to pack, your retreat schedule and some mandatory forms we need to collect before we embark.
What should I pack?
We will email you a finalized list two weeks before the retreat. The following list will get you started:
Warm and cold clothing layers: since we will be spending most of our time outdoors, be sure to pack light layers for daytime and warm layers for the evening, plus a winter coat, sweater, gloves and hat. When the sun sets and cooler air moves in, you will be surprises at how quickly the temperatures drop.
Sturdy hiking boots/rubber boots and socks
Camera and batteries
Small first aid kit for hiking. We will have a large first aid kit available at the lodge