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‘Inward Somatic Retreat 2023'
Go inward, balance your nervous system & befriend your body.
March 10-12, 2023
(Friday 7pm to Sunday 3pm)
Join Joy at her rural retreat space for an intimate weekend of connection and self-exploration. Set your busy world aside and tune into your own needs. Increase your self-awareness, and explore practices to balance your nervous system, release tension, breathe optimally, and befriend your body.
Over the weekend, you will:
Experience and practice circle - listen with attention and speak with intention
Tune into your 'gut sense' with guided body-based practices designed to increase your felt-sense awareness (weave of basic yoga, somatic movement, conscious connected breathwork)
Learn strategic self-care by exploring a variety of body-based practices to regulate your nervous system.
Experience meaningful and authentic connection through circle, nourishing meals, and fire-side chats.
Release stress and find inner calm, while being held in the container of this home, the quiet countryside, the wood-burning sauna, and the circle we co-create.
This retreat takes place a week prior to Spring Equinox, so it's an ideal time to pause, release the density from winter, and shift our outlook towards lighter days and the potential of a new season.
Located in Southern Manitoba, 1 mile from scenic Pembina Valley
(2 hr SW Winnipeg, 2 hr SE Brandon, 1 hr S Portage, 30 min West of Morden - Expect 10 min of gravel road travel)
Recently renovated, 70 yr old farmhouse on private 7.5 acres
Features: New pillow-top mattresses, spacious, modern, shared washrooms,
wood burning stove, wifi
Includes 5 nourishing, locally sourced meals plus snacks.
No pets on site - just the birds, fox and deer.
A mobile wood-burning sauna has been rented for this event!
Limited, space (4-6 participants, depending on accommodation preferences)
Fees - Early Bird Deposit by Feb 24 (add $25 to all fees after):
Shared Occupancy (Queen bed): $395 pp (Book with a friend or family- 2 rooms available)
Single Occupancy Deluxe (Double Bed- Garden view): $525
Single Occupancy (Daybed): $450
Sleep offsite: $250 (option for local participants - 2 spots available)
To book: Click on the 'Book It' button below then email Joy to confirm your room preference.
A deposit of $100 is required to reserve your seat.
Balances due March 3
About Joy Onyschak
Joy helps people get out of their heads and into their bodies, so they can find self-kindness, presence and connection in their lives. As a Trauma-Informed Somatic Guide, she weaves movement, breathwork, nervous system literacy and the power of human connection into unique classes, courses & intimate retreats. She is Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Holding Space Practitioner, Numa Breathwork Facilitator and Circle Way Host. Learn more about Joy
Past Retreat Testimonials
"With the wisdom of the hosts, the supportive environment, and the collective energy of the group I had an amazing insight that is nothing less than profound. With loving guidance I was able to connect some dots within myself that has created a shift that peppers all my thoughts and conversations with myself. I highly recommend this experience to anyone seeking to improve their mental and physical health through self discover." ~ Rebecca Lea Flores
"This was my first weekend retreat I’ve ever gone on so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I came back feeling so grateful and so much more connected to myself then I was when I arrived. It sort of blew my mind what a weekend away with the right people and experiences could do. It was exactly what I needed… and I am so thankful I chose to go. I received so much from the weekend, and am seeing and feeling the shifts in my life that are happening now after the “ work “ we did on ourselves. Thank you Joy and Natalie for pouring your hearts into this retreat and to all of the woman who showed up. Such a magical and heart expanding weekend." ~ Marla
"The weekend retreat was a perfect blend of practical information and somatic energy release" ~ Sofia Goswin
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