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'Breathwork & Brushstrokes'

Experience healing breath & artful wholeness
in a nourishing intimate day retreat.


  • Learn and practice wholistic tools to support with yourself through the busy season ahead

  • Find stillness and ancestral connection to support going inwards 

  • A connection to flow and play through creative expression

  • Release stored stress, emotion and tension to tap into a felt sense of freedom 

  • Experience authentic connection with yourself, others and Creation

  • Nourishment through food, community and nature


This event is open to all. No previous experience with breathwork or art is necessary.

What to expect

  • Opening intention circle & smudge

  • 20 min gentle, guided somatic movement to connect with your body 

  • 40 min Conscious Connected Breathwork with recorded music, live drumming, light touch (with permission), support as needed 

  • Lunch 

  • 90 min Artistic creation time with Kisa MacIsaac

  • Time in nature for integration (14 acres including duck pond and labyrinth)

  • Tea & cookies 

  • Closing circle 

Conscious Connected Breathwork has been used in ancient cultures as medicine for 'dis-ease' and to gain insight into life and our role within it.  This gathering is an opportunity to find a slower, more conscious space within and tap into your creativity to balance the pace of the season. 

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$175 Early Bird Rate (until November 12th) 

$198 November 13th onwards

1 scholarship seat for those experiencing reduced income ($90)

(to claim this spot email

Advanced registration and payment is required.

Max 12 participants.

 The fine print: 
~ Although facilitators are trauma-informed and trained in working with trauma & sensitivities, group sessions are very powerful and NOT suitable for people experiencing severe psychological conditions or symptoms.
~NOT suitable for 2nd/3d trimester pregnancy or those with heart conditions, glaucoma or kidney disease. 
~No refunds ~A waiver is required to participate 

Meet Your Hosts


Lee Mae Spence

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    Lee is a proud Ininew Metis Iskwew. She is an independent consultant, facilitator, student breathwork facilitator and advocate who bridges the liminal space between Indigenous knowledge and practices with the goal of creating a more interconnected world. She carries teachings from Knowledge Keepers and Elders and has a bachelor of Recreation Management and Community Development from the University of Manitoba.

    Learn more about Lee Mae

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    Kisa MacIsaac

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    Kisa (she/her) is Métis with family ties to manitow sâkahikan, the Métis community of Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta, Treaty 6. She also is part settler (Scottish, European), and calls Treaty 1 her home since moving to Winnipeg as a teenager. Kisa is a mother of three children, an artist, educator, and workshop facilitator. She has been leading wellness through art workshops since 2015 - sharing how art brings stillness, peace and healing, connection to culture; a powerful way to be free, to feel in balance, to be wild and courageous: art is medicine.

    Learn more about Kisa  


    Joy Onyschak

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    Joy is a Somatic Practitioner, Circle Way Host and Conscious Connected Breathwork Facilitator. She has 400-hr Numa Breathwork facilitation training, (including advanced training working with trauma sensitivities) and 13 years experience leading groups and individuals back home to themselves. She offers her services primarily in 1:1 settings, and co-hosts community breathwork events and intimate retreats. 

    She is a mother of 2 young adults and her cat, Hobbes.


    Learn more about Joy 

    Questions or trouble booking? email for this event.
    Learn more about Conscious Connected Breathwork here
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    Private appointments with Joy or Lee are also available.

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