• Private room – CAD $1,315.00
  • Shared Cabins – CAD $1,215.00
  • Camping – CAD $1,135.00

Date & Time Details: Check in 4pm May 14th 2020 and check out 12 noon May 18th 2020

Location: Mountain Waters Retreat

Address: 2129 Svoboda Rd Nelson BC

Yogita Bouchard

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

With Sharon Abbondanza and Yogita Bouchard

May 14 - 18, 2020

A  Women’s Journey into the Heart of Being

“Within every woman, there is a wild and creative creature, a powerful force-filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing.”A beautiful senior mexican woman smiling in nature


Yet now more than ever women are experiencing a sense of disconnection from who we are.

Often run down from “doing,” a busyness has taken precedence over the way we live.

Our sense of self and inner wisdom has been replaced with burnout, anxiety, low-grade depression, and an inability to let go and trust ourselves.

This pilgrimage is a step by step journey that invites you to slow down, rediscover an essential loving relationship with yourself, and follow the path back to your innate, inner knowing and wisdom.Junge Frau betet im Wald zum Sonnenuntergang

“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 were put into this and it showed immensely.” Mia from British Columbia 

We use deep inquiry to access your rich inner landscape, where true healing can happen. 

Through meditation, sacred silence, journaling, yoga, time in nature, deep rest, restorative practices, and supportive women’s circles, you’ll strengthen your connection to yourself.

This retreat offers you the opportunity to:

  • Reconnect with your deep sense of self
  • Renew your spirit when you unplug, slow down and immerse yourself in nature
  • Recognize and release thoughts and behaviours that hold you back and keep you feeling stuck  
  • Awaken the ability to tap into your innate wisdom 
  • Learn somatic practices that align your body, mind, and spiritphoto shoot 350

The beauty and stillness of Mountain Waters Retreats is an oasis for self-discovery, relaxation, and nourishment.

This is a place you will feel utterly safe, welcomed, and cared for.

Join Sharon and Yogita for 4 days and relinquish the busyness of day to day and reconnect to the wild and wise one within. Drawing on decades of experience and expertise they weave together a beautiful, strong and safe container to support your journey. 

Through movement, silence, inquiry, creative process, yoga and shared ritual, we’ll open up to fully feel our lives from the inside. 

“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 and create a safe space for the group to share authentically. The experience was enriching, deeply moving and transformative. Thank you Thank you.” Azmina, from British Columbia

  • Spend 4 nights & 5 days amid the wilderness of West Arm Provincial Park
  • Participate in daily group instruction, meditation and healing circles
  • Learn integrative and somatic practices you will take home
  • Nourish your body with lovingly prepared, healthy gourmet meals

A circle of women is ancient medicine that reflects something back about what it means to Belong – to live fully, share, reflect, and empower each other.

What People Are Saying About The Pilgrimage Within

“This retreat is one of the most loving gifts you can offer 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. Their 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 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 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 A

Please note this workshop will fill up fast as this will be offered to a small group of women. We look forward to hearing from you and having you join us.


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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