URBAN RETREAT - Women's Empowerment Event


URBAN RETREAT - Women's Empowerment Event


"The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters." - Audrey Hepburn

9:00 - 1:00PM - Glorification of Being Busy


Introducing our URBAN retreats. Yes, right here in the Queen City, you can find balance, expression and reflection.

Need a break? Life can feel like a bit of a mad house. Feeling like a ball of stress? There’s never a better time to detox & start living your life with more intention, more presence and more authenticity. You have permission to be as creative as you need – this art will not end up on walls, it might not even end up on your fridge - this art lives in you and you deserve to express it.

Inhale… exhale… and scroll on to discover the value of expressive art and how it can bring balance to your life.

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When asked “how are you”, how do you respond? 
The most often used phrase is “busy”. Well…I have a secret for you... Busy isn’t actually a feeling, it’s a state. Busyness does not equal productivity and productivity does not equal your self-worth. You don’t have to be “busy” all the time to lead a happy, balanced life. 

"Our culture is infamous for this, and unfortunately even more so as women. In our society we tend to measure our self worth by how busy we are and how stressful our schedules have become. I don’t know about you but this is how I have lived for years and I am exhausted. Let’s stop glorifying busyness and slow down a little.  Stop overscheduling our children, stop saying yes to every bloody thing you are asked to do, and start making down time a priority in your life. "
- Tanya Lea (Red Fox Blogger)

Cost for the retreat is $75

  • Snacks and drinks are supplied 
  • Personalized art & mindful guidance
  • Expressive Art facilitation
  • Art technique facilitation
  • Intimate setting (10 participants total)

The day will be spent:

  • Nurturing self-love, resilience and worthiness
  • Guided mindful exercises
  • Plenty of free time to reflect & journal
  • Connecting….lots of connecting, connecting with yourself, others and nature.


  • Creating trust in yourself and in the process. Letting your body speak to you.
  • Acceptance of what you cannot control (aka. other people)
  • Increased self love and self acceptance.
  • Moving towards living a more intentional and authentic life
  • The ability to move past distractions and scattered thoughts
  • Accessibility to unconscious thoughts - and your ability to alter them (aka. cognitive distortions, "the stories we tell ourselves")
  • Realizing the "part you play" in your life & interpersonal communications
  • Sitting with your feelings, beginning to know them, learning from them
  • Permission to go into the deepest parts of yourself
  • Something new will come into being - enhancing your desire for self expression (and to be seen & heard)
  • Increased blood flow while creating
  • Improvements in immune system, blood pressure, heart rate and respiration


Who is this retreat for?
YOU! Anyone. Everyone. If you’re feeling bogged down with duties and responsibilities and you want a place to play, a place to have some fun and a place to feel grounded & balanced again. You will be recharged and rejuvenated by diving into the bottomless well of your own creative energies. You will be supported to reclaim your personal courage. You will develop greater trust in your intuition, your inner guidance and your authenticity. 

Do I have to be "good" at art?
First things first, "good" is a matter of opinion and here "opinions" are not part of the process. I personally guarantee that you and your creativity will feel embraced and validated. Your personal expression will be encouraged to bloom, blossom and grow like some beautiful prairie crisium!

Do I have to have experience with meditation?
No, this is not the Eat, Pray Love version where you sit in robes and meditate in silence for hours. This is the kind of meditation that flows, is easy and most importantly short.