Radical Self Nourishment Retreat
Self Care for Changemakers
Radical Self Nourishment Retreat:
Self Care for Changemakers
Deborah Brodey & Michele Meehan
At Rosseau Sanctuary
Friday July 20 – Sunday July 22, 2018
$325 plus HST
Early Bird fee is $275 before June 22, 2018
Join Deborah Brodey and Michele Meehan in this powerful weekend at Rosseau Sanctuary, a beautiful retreat centre near the Muskoka Lakes!
The purpose of this weekend retreat is to take a time out from the busyness of everyday life and to connect with the land and give ourselves the gift of self nourishment to support the journey of coming into right relationship with ourselves and the Earth.
In this retreat we will dive in deep to explore 5 potent yogic attitudes that are essential for our self care as Changemakers. We will explore each of these attitudes through an interdisciplinary experiential approach through the practices of Yoga, Shamanic practices, Sacred Sound, Chanting, Integrative Breath work and Ceremony, while being held in a safe and nourishing container.
In this powerful weekend we will:
Cultivate new capacities of Self Compassion, Self Love, and the Art of Receiving.
Deepen your experience of spiritual and embodiment practices.
Tap into the power of your voice and begin releasing old patterns and trapped energies.
Learn how to connect more deeply to the land and experience the power of ceremony.
Experience the power of sharing in community in a Sacred Circle.
Cultivate more joy, magic and playfulness and experience greater levels of energy, health and vitality.
Friday evening Program
Saturday full day and evening Program
Sunday morning and afternoon Program
5 Home made Delicious simple meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner)
Accomodation: Dormitory and there are other options available for shared or single accommodation for an additional fee.
About Deborah Brodey
Deborah Brodey is a Transformation Guide, Vini Yoga Teacher/ Sound Healer, Ritual artist and a student of the Earth from Toronto. She has spent years studying and travelling the world learning from teachers, healers, Elders and Indigenous wisdom keepers and has a passion for co-creating ceremony wherever she goes through sounding as a way of righting our relationship with Mother Earth. She is the founder of the Radical Self Nourishment Program for Changemakers, a self care program designed for Healers, holistic practitioners and other change makers out there changing the world. She has an MA in Adult Education and Transformative Learning and began her career working on the frontlines in social agencies in Toronto working in Native literacy, addictions as well as with women, youth, homeless and newcomers to Canada.
About Michele Meehan
Michele Meehan is a Registered Psychotherapist, Shamanic practitioner and Integrative Breathwork facilitator. She has training in flowyoga and Reiki. Michele is passionate about healing body, mind, heart and spirit and restoring right relationship with the worlds of Grandmother Earth. She is a graduate of the Institute for Sacred Activism. Michele has a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counselling and has worked with people with traumatic injuries, illness, and disabilities to support them to find new ways of living with meaning and purpose.
What people said about the last RSN Retreat:
I joined the retreat very last minute. I think my soul knew this was not something I could afford to miss out on. The retreat was like a little taste of heaven. The perfect combination of everything! The most validating proof of the importance of the work (and play) that we did was that time seemed to slow down entering kairos to allow just the right amount of space for everything that was needed. The space itself is wonderful. The company in the space was perfect! Thank you to my newfound sisters who laughed with me and cried with me and held me and supported me to let go in a way that I know I could only do because of your beautiful company. the combination of what we learned from Deborah and Wendy was exquisite. I loved remembering how to breathe again! And to cautiously hear the power of my voice in its beauty and non beauty. The chanting was scary and awesome. The movement was so yummy. The combination of breathing chanting voicing and movement was WOW! I can’t even find the words to describe how amazing this weekend was. Finally the greatest proof about how incredible this weekend was is that every single day since the weekend I have been able to effortlessly create space in my day to continue practising the breathing, chanting, movement practises that we learned and they are starting to shift and change as my body takes over and tells me how it wants to move and what sounds it wants to make. I feel like I am humming and more solid and at peace. as I release the pain that was stored in my body for years it’s just so weird that it feels so exquisite to move through that pain and feel the warmth that comes after….and I love it!! If you’re reading this right now and you need some radical self nourishment….when the course comes up again…all I can say is take it take it take it! dare to do the nicest thing you could ever do for yourself. And bring your sisters, your daughters, your mothers, your coworkers and delight in the biggest experience of love I have ever felt.Lisa.Huffman
I was at Deborah Brodey and Wendy Roman’s fabulous retreat up North at Rhythmwood this past fall and the experience gave me insight and perspective about myself. I learned how to connect to nature and I felt safe in this environment to explore different parts of the self. It was a wonderful experience and I would highly recommend doing a Radical Self Nourishment Retreat! Thank you so much for the insightful journey!Beverley Rosenberg
What a radical weekend this was. I am a fan and even a lover of transformation… I never thought that I could heal through movement.. and expressive arts! This combination of Deborah Brodey’s Radical Self nourishment through Niyamas, vedic chanting, sounding and yoga ..mixed and beautifully integrated with Wendy Roman movement and Nia facilitation was MY winning combo!!! Introspection and dance … instinctual and effortless.
We as a powerful group shared through dance, words, chant, sound and even our food. Our lake dip to finish the cleansing…. magical and bonding! This weekend will stay with me for a long time. I am in awe of this powerful combination and Rhythmwood, the space, the land, the forest. Thank you for being there for me and for all… Shifting the web together and now a time for sacred sisterhood.Maria J Diaz
I appreciated how Deborah infused sacred ceremony to create a safe container as we dove into our cleansing retreat using sanskrit chanted with yoga, self inquiring meditations, and sound circles. It was an absolute pleasure to meet Wendy and bask in the energy of the wonderful Rhythmwood and her loving vibration and spirit of dance. I appreciated how she blended her soft caring voice with the musical and poetic selections as she led all of us through a cleansing flowing DOWH session. Overall, there were many different aspects of the retreat that I loved: Rick’s cooking (Yummy!), the dance studio, the artwork on the walls, the hens, your dog, the trees, the sunrise at Huron Lake, the use of the drum, and all the women that attended. The environment and the loving group called forth songs from my heart. Thank you once again for everything. I am looking forward to attending another event! Much love and light!Naomi Benoist