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Cluster of Pine Trees

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Hi there. I'm Patti Phillips and I'm a certified therapeutic life coach and certified Grief Recovery Specialist with my business called Explore Life Coaching. I've been coaching for many years and love to incorporate nature and playful activity into my services. 


Before I became a life coach, my previous career was as a therapeutic recreation specialist. I worked in a residential youth treatment program and each summer we would take the kids to summer camp in the Whiteshell Provincial Park. It was watching these kids blossom at camp that I came to understand the power of playing in nature.


I wanted to create this kind of opportunity for my friends so I organized small groups to do hiking, canoeing, or biking trips over the years. I've been leading groups of women on outdoor adventures for years. As with the youth, I also witnessed the healing and growth power of nature and play in these women.


When I transitioned to become a life coach, I had a dream to create a safe space where women could be free to be themselves, without the overload of external expectations. With The Nurtured by Nature Retreat and Playhouse, this dream is an ongoing evolution of my journey to help others experience a life of inner peace, joy, and purpose.

Most recently, I have begun my training to become Manitoba's first Certified Nature Therapy Guide with G.I.F.T., the Global Institute of Forest Therapy. "Guided by nature, we heal."

Through all of this, my partner of over 25 years, Amy, has been supporting my life purpose and passions. With quiet strength, she in turn has been supporting the people I serve.

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Hi, I'm Amy Mohr and I like to think of myself as the facility manager. 


I am currently employed full time as an accountant and experience first-hand the daily stresses of managing work life balance.  I have the amazing opportunity to escape to the playhouse every weekend and I look forward to seeing the water as I pull into town and feeling the tension and stress fade away. 


It's amazing to see other people experience this when they spend some time with us at the playhouse and enjoy all that Pinawa has to offer.  I am proud to support Patti and see the results of her skillful facilitation.


Come join us and experience it for yourself.

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