I almost feel like I shouldn’t share as I don’t want my hidden oasis to be over run…but I love it so much that since I’m heading there for my 4th year I thought I would share. Every year in June I go off to a silent retreat in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Its my place to relax and regroup after a busy spring at work and winter.
Healing Hearts Womens’ Retreat is a silent retreat that takes place at Sanctum Retreat Centre in Caroline, AB. Rosemarie takes you through group processes that engage your thoughts with a topic to do with women and helps you to move past some things. She does a variety of topics and they have changed each year I’ve gone.
From Healing Hearts Website:
Who are you, and how do you feel about yourself? How are your relationships with others impacted by your relationship with yourself? What “baggage” do you carry that holds you back from being the best you that you can be? Are you ready to spend some quality time with the most important woman in your life – YOU – and to build a better relationship with that amazing woman?
A Healing Hearts Women’s Retreat will help you to nurture and grow that important relationship, whether you’ve already begun developing it, or whether you are just now ready to take the first step toward doing so.
I go for the silence. Yes. It is a silent retreat. No talking, no social media, no music…absolute silence. I love it. I crave it. It’s what takes me back every year. That and the amazing food. Mariette, one of the hosts at Sanctum Retreat Centre is an awesome cook and caters to any dietary preference. I crave her hot cereal, its so good!
I go for the scenery. It’s beautiful there. Natural trails, a little stream goin through the property, flowers, butterflies! I love the Adirondack chairs all over the property too. I do lots of journaling, deep thinking and breathing while I’m there. This retreat is not religious but at the Center there is a sanctuary where you can spend time if you choose. It is so peaceful there… I go for me. I need a break after my busy spring at work, after a long winter cooped up, after being a Mom for 362 other days the year. I work through lots of deep thoughts, do some self care journaling and relax while having all my needs taken care of. As long as these are offered I will be attending… thank you Rosemarie for offering such a great retreat!