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Self-Guided Winter Retreats  

Needing a quiet get-away to reflect & recalibrate?

Treat yourself to a self-guided, Winter retreat.

Pause ~ Find Quiet ~ Reset 

Weekend or mid-week bookings in February & March 2024 currently available. 

Single rooms or entire home available ~ Sleeps 8 

Near Manitou, MB 

(2 hr SW of Winnipeg, 30 min W Morden) 

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What is a Self-Guided Retreat? 
A self-guided retreat is exactly what you need it to be;
  • Time away from the go-go pace of your life
  • A chance to slow down, tune in, & reconnect
  • A container to practice holding space for yourself and reconnect to your own needs 
  • A quiet space to focus on a project (art, writing etc)
  • Permission to simply rest & do less
  • A home base for exploring South-Central Manitoba
  • Perfect for artists, writers, caregivers, therapists, nature lovers, knowledge keepers, and stressed out professionals who need a place to land.

 I had a self-led retreat in December 2023. It was amazing! The yard is so peaceful and relaxing. The accommodations felt familiar, although I had never been there before.  The "salt of the earth" country feel was exactly what I needed, and the wood stove was the perfect end to my day. The great food was highlighted by amazing farm fresh eggs. I would strongly recommend staying here if you are looking for a self-led country retreat!! ~ Glenn Schroeder, True Listening

Recently renovated, 70 yr old farmhouse on private, treed 7.5 acres

Located in South Central Manitoba, 1 mile from scenic Pembina Valley
2 hr SW Winnipeg,
30 min West of Morden
10 min South of Manitou  - expect 10 min of gravel and 
snow-covered country roads
What's provided;
  • Private, spacious bedroom ​or whole home, depending on your booking
  • 2 modern bathrooms (1 tub, 2 shower) & full kitchen (dishwasher) 
  • Wood burning stove (wood provided)
  • All linens, towels, shampoo, bath salts, herbal massage oil
  • Laundry facilities & detergent
  • Attached garage parking
  • 2 sets of snowshoes
  • Self-massage equipment, yoga straps & mats
  • Farm eggs, oatmeal, great coffee, bread, bread, homemade jams/jellies
  • Ample garden potatoes, squash, brown & white rice, lentils, beans, flour, pickles, condiments, seasonings, and more available to use (included).
  • Bring your own meats, dairy, and fresh produce. 

RATES
Single Room: $250/wknd or $400 Monday-Friday
Entire Home: $750/wknd or Monday-Friday 

A 50% deposit is required to confirm reservation.
Balance due upon arrival.
Cancellation: 48 hr in advance (full refund minus 10% of full reservation).
Arrival 3pm ~ Departure noon
Storm and travel advisories will be accommodated (refunded or rescheduled) 
~ Always check local forecasts & Manitoba Highways before driving ~


Loving what you see so far?
Contact joy@joysomatics.ca or text 204-918-2829 for availability. 
Optional add-ons to consider:
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Meet your hosts, Joy & Matt Onyschak

Joy i
s a Somatic Practitioner who helps adults recovering from chronic stress and trauma become more present for their lives with body-based practices and breathwork.  She sees clients 1:1 in St. Vital and Manitou, and hosts intimate retreats and events. 

Matt works in Winnipeg, teaches Taekwondo and has practiced Vipassana meditation for over 30 years. In his spare time, he loves to strum his guitar by the fire. 

Matt Joy & Matt restored this rural family home in 2021 with the intention of hosting others so they too can experience the benefits of quiet, connection and slowing down. 
 

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