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nurture your nature
a reconnection retreat for midlifing women

July 20-24, 2022
Pinawa, MB


A mindful retreat    experience guiding women to re-connect with  joy through play, nature and friendship.


If you're a woman somewhere in the middle of your life, chances are you're experiencing at least one (but likely more) significant life transitions.

  • kids leaving home

  • job change or retirement

  • change in or loss of relationships

  • changes in your body

  • caring for aging parents

Along with these changes, you may notice a disconnection from yourself, from your joy, from the things that really matter to you, from your dreams for the future.  You may hear a quiet voice that calls you to pay attention and take time to reconnect.






Playful Activities + Nature + Community + Sharing Circle Discussions +

Nurturing Environment  = Re-Connection 

Spend three mindfully guided days and easeful nights renewing yourself and reconnecting with your authentic self at the Nurtured by Nature Retreat and Playhouse in beautiful Pinawa Manitoba along the shore of the Winnipeg River.

It's no fun feeling stuck with the responsibilities of always having to act like an adult, in a pattern of doing the same old "supposed-to" things that do little to make your soul smile. 

Our Nurture Your Nature Retreat is intended to find the just right middle ground between the freedom of childhood  and mindful, guided growth that comes with the wisdom of midlife. We trust that play and nature therapy activities will be our greatest teachers. Then we add guided conversations for intention setting, consciousness raising, self reflection and to integrate the learning so that the lessons learned find their way back into your regular life.


The Nurture Your Retreat is designed to support you to connect with your child-like spirit and nourish your mind, body and soul.

  • It's a space to let go of adult responsibilities and self-judgement.

  • It's an opportunity to remind yourself just how brave and resilient you are.

  • It's the chance to have fun, do what brings you joy and connect with your authentic self.

  • It's a setting where you can fully immerse yourself in nature for healing, connecting and learning.

  • It bring together tenderhearted women who are committed to personal growth, emotional healing and self discovery.

Sample 5 Day Agenda

Day 1

  •  Arrival 10:30 am - 11 am

  • Tour, introductions and orientation

  • Noon - Lunch

  • Afternoon -  Circle Share for Intention Setting

  • Tour of town (walking or biking)

  •  6:00 pm Supper

  • Evening Circle Share activity    


Day 2

  • 9:00 am           Breakfast and Circle Share

  • Morning           Introduction to Nature Therapy        

  • Noon                Lunch

  • Afternoon       Field trip to Whiteshell Provincial Park

  • 4:30 pm           Free Time

  • 6:00 pm           Supper

  • Evening           Pedal or Paddle option

  •                          Circle Share around campfire and/or table games

Day 3

  • 9:00 am           Breakfast and Circle Share

  • Morning           Guided Forest Bathing and Meditation

  • Noon                Lunch

  • Afternoon        Pinawa Channel tubing/float

  • 4:30  pm           Free Time

  • 6:00 pm           Supper

  • Evening           Circle Share around campfire and/or table games

Day 4

  • 9:00 am           Breakfast and Circle Share

  • Morning           Guided Forest Bathing and Meditation

  • Noon                Lunch

  • Afternoon        Road trip to explore the history of the Winnipeg River

  • 4:30  pm           Free Time

  • 6:00 pm           Supper

  • Evening           Circle Share around campfire and/or table games


Day 5

  • 9:00 am           Breakfast and Circle Share

  • Morning           Guided Forest Bathing and Meditation

  • Noon               Lunch

  • 1:30                  Closing Ceremony

  • 3:00 am           Departure



Wendy F.

At the Nurture Your Nature Retreat I got to do all the things I wanted to do and met some really great women. I got away without it costing me a fortune and the location was nice and close to Winnipeg. It was a nice relaxing experience with fun activities that I had been neglecting because of my other commitments. I especially appreciated being taken care of. That was a well needed treat!

Suzanne J.

I wanted to have fun doing things that I haven't done in a long time or had never tried before. The Nurture Your Nature Retreat provided me with the opportunity to be active and do some creative things with a completely clear head and just be present in the moment. The retreat was a nice balance between fun, challenging and creative.

Joanne K.

The joy that came from hiking, painting, campfires, and tubing made me more mindful of the value of play and I’m committed to making it a part of my daily life with a fresh confidence in my ability to try new things. I made new friends and the “campers” are staying in touch and enjoying supporting each other beyond our retreat experience.

My advice to any woman who is looking for a safe space to just “BE”, without the daily obligations of being an adult, is to go to Nurture Your Nature. Patti and Amy were dedicated to ensuring that all needs, big and small, were exquisitely attended to throughout the retreat. It’s a gift of self care you deserve. It will nurture every part of you.

Karen B.

For me, this opportunity of the Nurture Your Nature Retreat was about taking time for myself and letting myself be challenged by new opportunities and connecting with other women with similar interests.  The setting in Pinawa, the range of different activities, and the lodging created the perfect place to relax, get away and truly connect with the kid in me!

What's Included

Home-Style Accommodations and Meals

  • beautiful natural setting of Pinawa; only a one hour drive from Winnipeg

  • single room accommodations in hotel quality beds (linens and towels supplied)

  • indoor and outdoor shared spaces

  • indoor and outdoor quiet spaces

  • access to library filled with personal growth books

  • healthy, whole food, home cooked meals 

  • wifi free zone

  • resident pets (two dogs and cat)


Activity Possibilities

  • Nature Connection/Forest Bathing facilitated by Patti Phillips -Certified Nature Therapy Guide

  • hiking

  • biking

  • crafting

  • group challenges

  • tubing the Pinawa Channel

  • relaxing

  • swimming

  • pickelball

  • paddling (kayaks, canoe, stand-up paddleboard)

  • campfires

  • field trips

All activities will be led by your co-hosts, Amy and Patti, who will share their love of the outdoors and knowledge of the local area.

Patti is a certified life re-creation coach, certified Grief Recovery Specialist, and Manitoba's first Certified Nature Therapy Guide.

Learn more about your guides here.

Ready to nurture your nature and reconnect with your authentic self?

This all -inclusive retreat is priced at $250/day - $1250 for 5 full days

The pricing breakdown per day.

  • private bedroom and all linens (with a cozy daybed when you need your own space) 

  • full access to house and amenities; 2 shared bathrooms; living room; screenroom; library; two decks, hammocks, bikes, various watercrafts, games 

  • whole food, home cooked meals plus snacks and beverages available throughout each day 

  • minimum 4 hours of guided programming; facilitated sharing circle discussions (what Patti does best); guided nature therapy walks; outdoor, play and creative activities 

  • curated community of like-minded, like spirited, tender-hearted women - PRICELESS

  • BONUS #1: opportunity for spontaneous, individual life coaching support from Patti, always with permission and never with advise (regular life coaching price is $120/hr)

  • BONUS #2: pre-retreat  and post retreat 1-on-1 30 minute session with Patti to explore retreat intentions and reflections ($120 value)

Space is limited to 4 participants per retreat. Private, single rooms only.  Let's talk to make sure Nurture Your Nature is right for you before you register.

If you're interested in another date or a private retreat, let's talk to see what we can create together.

Email to set up a time to talk to ask questions.    Contact

P.S. All tenderhearted women are welcome. I would be honoured to have you to share your voice and your experiences at any of the Nurtured by Nature Retreats. If you have been marginalized due to race, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability and there are barriers to your participation, let talk to see how they can be overcome.

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