• Private room – CAD $1,400.00
  • Private with ensuite – CAD $1,500.00
  • Shared Cabins – CAD $1,245.00
  • Camping – CAD $1,115.00

Date & Time Details: Check in 4pm July 19th 2019 and check out 12 noon July 24th 2019

Location: Mountain Waters Retreat

Address: 2129 Svoboda Rd Nelson BC

Yogita Bouchard

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The Pilgrimage Within

With Sharon Abbondanza and Yogita Bouchard

July 19 - 24, 2019

A Pilgrimage Within: A Women’s Journey into the Heart of Being

A Pilgrimage is a step by step journey toward a deeper reverent relationship with ourselves, and the  living world that surrounds and supports us. Informed through intention, a pilgrimage is a turning inward, a return to our essential and loving selves.

During this sacred time you may notice more clearly what stands in the way of your reverence for life, where you disconnect from yourself or others. As Clarissa Pinkola Estes reminds us, “Within every woman there is a wild and creative creature, a powerful force filled with good instincts, passionate creativity and ageless knowing.”

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Please NOTE : EARLY BIRD Registration Before May 1st 2019. Receive $150 off .

This July, join Sharon and Yogita for 5 days  to relinquish the busyness of day to day concerns so that you may reconnect to the wild and wise one within. Drawing on the decades of experience and expertise, they weave together a beautiful, strong and safe container to support women to discover, each in your own way, how you may reconnect with that part of you that hold a reverence for life. Through movement, silence, inquiry, creative process, yoga and ritual, we shall open to more fully feel our lives from the inside. The circle of women reflects back to each one of us in a different way what it means to Belong… to live fully with ourselves and others.

As one past participant shared, “This retreat revived my soul;it’s like my heart has been hugged and sang to for 5 days.”javardh-680975-unsplash

In whatever stage of life you find yourself, The Pilgrimage Within brings a reverence to what and who we are in new expansive way. A circle of women is an ancient medicine path to share, reflect, empower each other, welcome the mystery and illuminate the shadow. In the beauty and stillness of Mountain Waters Retreats, we  can naturally open to more expansive ways of being.

Join us to slow down and access your own deep well of wisdom within. Be renewed through morning meditation, invigorating vinyasa and reflective writing. We will promote the integration of this experience through somatic  practices of body awareness  that connect us heart and soul. In addition through creative processes and movement we will have opportunity to be nourished through ritual, to attend to grief  nourished by sisterhood and silence.A beautiful senior mexican woman smiling in nature

This retreat would be one of the most loving gifts you could offer to yourself.


Under their guidance and superb organization, I was though methods in which to deal with the difficult aspects of life. In an atmosphere of respect all women participated in rituals that celebrated our lives. There experience was invaluable and transformative. I continue to use to this day the tools I learned and received.” P.D. from BC.

“This retreat was the most meaningful experience of my life. The magic created in these few days was palpable. I have found the courage and learned lifelong tools to heal and navigate the flow of life. Thank you for such transformative experience, for such heart and thought was put into this and it showed immensely.” Mia from BC

“This retreat was way more then I expected. My heart has been opened wide, my feet are grounded, I am walking taller on the earth and I bless everything in my life.”

“This retreat was a great opportunity for Unplugging and giving time for self examination and learning self care. Sharing with women is so conformational.” Sandy from BC.

“I have been so touched by the whole experience;tremendous willingness from both Sharon and Yogita to be vulnerable, share ancient teachings in a pertinent way, allow things to unfold in harmony with the group.Create a safe space for the group to share authentically. The experience was enriching, deeply moving and transformative. Thank you Thank you.” Azmina BC

“I felt safe to share with other women and be open and learn and grow in ways not expected or planned. Yogita is gentle, rich in experiential knowledge;it was a privilege to gain insight from her teachings. Sharon is a grounded inspired teacher; I am grateful to learn from her. The setting is beautiful and I know I will value this retreat for a long time to come. ” Sarah AB


Sharon Abbondanza
Sharon Abbondanza’s has a thriving private yoga therapy practice in Vancouver and brings empathy and insight to the journey of integration. She teaches group classes, various workshops and trainings…
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Yogita Bouchard
Yogita brings presence and passion to her work with others. She has a private practice offering counselling, Somatic Relational Therapy and Massage in Nelson BC. She facilitates couples retreats…
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