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Nourish Your Soul 

A Weekend Women's Retreat

to nest, nurture & nourish yourself

Mel Grime & Nat Kipling

Friday 1st November - Sunday 3rd November

Buckhorn, Ontario

Welcome to Nourish Your Soul, our transformative weekend retreat. We invite you to embrace the serenity of our sanctuary as you embark on a journey to nurture your inner self, find your peaceful nest, and nourish your body, mind, and soul.

Be surrounded by the beauty of nature and lakefront views. A time to go inwards, connect with yourself and share space with other like-minded women as you immerse in rejuvenating practices such as yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness practices. 

Our retreat will take place at the beautiful Green Nest Lodge in Buckhorn, Ontario. This stunning property sits right on the spring-fed, turquoise coloured lake called Sandy Lake, also known as "Lake of Spirits". This lake has been worshipped by the Indigenous people of the area for thousands of years.  

THE RETREAT INCLUDES:

  • Nutritious & Nourishing Meals & snacks 

  • Daily Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness practices*

  • Fire Circle (weather permitting)

  • Nature immersion (weather permitting)

  • Wellness Workshops

  • Women's Circles

  • Free time to relax or be held by Mother Nature 

  • Rich connections with like-minded women

  • Use of onsite indoor 22 jet swim spa & spring fed lake (weather permitting) 

  • A gift bag just for you

*No experience needed, beginners welcome

WHEN: Arrive anytime after 4pm on Friday November 1st and depart at 12pm on Sunday 3rd November.

VENUE: Green Nest Lodge & Retreat, Buckhorn, ON

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“Nourish yourself in a way that helps you blossom. You are worth the effort."

Deborah Day

Green Nest Lodge

Green Nest Lodge is Mother Natures paradise, the property is on 2 acres of land & overlooks the spring-fed, turquoise coloured lake called Sandy Lake, also known as "Lake of Spirits". This lake has been worshipped by the Indigenous people of the area for thousands of years.  

There are 6 Indoor Common Spaces including a yoga shala, panoramic lakeview dining hall, main library living room, lakeside fireplace lounge, blue zone sun lounges as well as a heated 22 jet swim spa.

 

There are also 5 levels of lakefront outdoor space & 6 outdoor patios including a firepit and private beachfront on the clear spiritual waters of Sandy Lake with access to kayaks, canoes & SUP paddle boards.  

 

Green Nest can sleep a large group comfortably with 10 bedrooms & 7.5 baths in 5 unique private suites. Sleeping accomodation will be booked directly with Green Nest Lodge once you are registered.  For more information on accommodation and property visit https://thegreennestlodge.com/accommodations

Meet Mel & Nat

Past Retreat Pictures

Past Retreat Reviews

"Inviting, calm, comfortable, good women of like mind. Humour was good too! I appreciated the experience of going to my first yoga retreat, after years of practicing yoga. Mel facilitated the day's experiences and discussions beautifully, her "human- ness" and sharing appreciated. Thank

you." - Judy

“Everything was perfect, very warm and welcoming, supportive

Just what I needed.”- Cathy

“It was beautiful, magical & grounding.

Can’t wait for the next one. Count me in!! Worth every dollar!!”- Sylvie

"Atmosphere felt relaxing, calm, non judgmental people supporting each other, has reinforced my desire to do more retreats" - Teresa

“I felt very enlightened by the entire experience. I have been wanting to practice meditation so this weekend had lead me down the path on where to start

I absolutely would refer many people I know to your retreat, there is so much to benefit.”- Nicole

“Really nice, great group of women was nicely relaxed at the end of the retreat. The retreat fulfilled more than my expectations!” - Marion

"Welcoming, non judgemental, a very safe space. You offer a safe space for people to land. I love how you meet people where they're at. I am confident in recommending a retreat with you any time!!"- Trudy

“Being around such wonderful people and having the feeling that they are truly there for you and you are in a safe place is one of the most beautiful experiences I have had in a long time

Thank you for a perfect weekend, it was even better than I expected.

I would definitely recommend it, I would love for others to experience this.”- Joanna

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“Nurturing yourself is not selfish, it's essential to your survival & wellbeing"

Renee Peterson Trudeau

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Retreat Options

Quad Getaway

Weekend retreat for four. Register with up to three friends or get paired with three others in a shared space with four separate beds, shared bathroom, kitchenette & patio.

$850 each person (4 spots available)

Early bird rate: $750 each person (ends August 15, 2024)

Double Getaway (Separate Beds)

Weekend retreat for two. Register with one friend or get paired with another person in a shared space with 2 separate beds, shared bathroom, kitchenette & patio.​

$850 each person (4 spots available)

Early bird rate: $750 each person (ends August 15, 2024)

Solo Getaway (Private Room)

Weekend retreat for one. Private room with 1 bed (Queen/double), shared bathroom, kitchenette & patio​

$950 each person (5 spots available)

Early bird rate: $850 each person (ends August 15, 2024)

Solo Adventure (Private Room + Ensuite)

 Ideal for those who cherish personal space and seek rest or solitude. Enjoy a private room with an ensuite bathroom, shared kitchenette & patio.

$1000 each person (1 spot available)

Early bird rate: $900 each person (ends August 15, 2024)​

Solo Escape (Private Suite)

Perfect for those who value personal space and seek rest or solitude. Stay in a private suite with a King bed, ensuite bathroom, kitchenette & a panoramic lake view.

$1090 each person (1 spots available)

Early bird rate: $990 each person (ends August 15, 2024)​

Find out more information on the accommodation options at 

https://thegreennestlodge.com/accommodations

Please note, prices shown are the full cost of the retreat, they are $CAD & subject to HST. 

$444 is in exchange for retreat services, programming & meals payable upon registration. The remaining money is to secure your accommodation & this will be booked & paid directly to Green Nest Lodge, contact details will be provided after registration.

Registration

Nourish Your Soul
Women’s Weekend Retreat
 
Friday November 1 - Sunday November 3, 2024

Early Bird Pricing Ends 15 August 2024

Deposit of $444 is due upon registration*

*$444 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot & is in exchange is for retreat services, programming, food and event experience payable upon registration.

The remaining money is to secure your accommodation & this will be booked & paid directly to Green Nest Lodge, contact details will be provided after registration.

Payment options available - please contact to arrange. 

Cancellation/Refund policy: A  full refund if you cancel more than 30 days before the date of the retreat. A 50% refund if cancellation is within 30 days of the retreat unless we can get their spot filled, then you will receive 100% refund. If retreat is cancelled due to Covid-19 or any other reason, a 95% refund is provided. **Please note: Melanie Grime RHN follows government guidelines for Covid-19. Following travel policies of Ontario, above is registration for retreat services, programming, event experience & meals only. Accommodation will be arranged & rooms will be secured and paid for separately between participant & Green Nest Lodge directly after registration. Contact information will be provided.

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"Everyone needs time to develop their dreams. An egg in the nest doesn't become a bird overnight."

Lois Ehlert

GOT QUESTIONS?

"I'm thinking about coming alone...is this ok?"​

Absolutely! YES YES YES! Going to a retreat alone can be extremely powerful and transformative. Common feedback we also receive is the welcoming, safe and connected vibe we create and the relationships you create on retreats sometimes turn in to lifelong friends. Over 50% of past attendees have come on their own.

"I'm not too experienced in yoga & meditation...is this ok?"​

Another big YES! We welcome women of all levels and complete beginners too! Retreats are a great place to learn or to solidify established practices and routines. 

"Is there a what-to-bring list?"​

Yes, once you reserve your spot, a Retreat information email will be sent out immediately and again 2 weeks prior to the retreat.

"What if I have dietary restrictions?"​

Most of the food and meals are gluten free with vegetarian and vegan options. Send an email to melaniegrimerhn@gmail.comif you have any dietary restrictions to ensure that weekend's menu will accommodate you.

"Do I book my accommodation through you?"​

No, as retreat hosts, Nat & myself offer the retreat services, programming, events & meals. Following travel policies of Ontario, the accommodation is provided by Green Nest Lodge and once you have registered with us, we will provide their contact information for you to select your room and arrange payment directly with them.

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