'Return to Self'

Off the Grid - Lake Life Retreat

September 27-29th 2019


How beautiful a sound that word is. A sigh of the heart, of the soul.

I am Returning.

For so long we have been suspended, lost, floating and disconnected; unsure of ourselves and our Knowing. Disconnected from our own beautiful Self - our Soul.

Let us guide you back home — discover a deep, never-ending inner spaciousness within, that gives you a sense of pleasure and inner-richness to help you live life more vibrantly with all parts of your Self.

Retreat Activities:

Daily breath work, yoga for all levels, sharing circles, bonfires, drumming & dancing, journaling, and creative activities. Guests will also have opportunities for personal time to reflect, meditate, socialize and take in the beautiful grounds while integrating the beautiful teachings & experiences. 



Camp Koinonia is located on 55 wooded acres with the turtle mountains south of Boissevain just off highway #10; the property has numerous outdoor activities including trails for walking/biking, canoes, archery and peaceful little meditation spots.



Shared accommodations (bunk-bed style) offered in the Main Cabin.

One group of 6 may be accommodated in a private cabin close to the Main Cabin, email us if booking with a group and are interested in this group option.

We have 4 spots available for single occupancy on a first come first served basis at an additional cost. See below.



Price includes delicious and nutritious meals, from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. Diet restrictions and allergies will be accommodated, please email us with a detail of your requests. We recommend you bring extra snacks for hikes etc.



Early Bird Special until July 31, 2019 11:59pm **Save $50!**

  • Shared Occupancy     $249+GST
  • Single occupancy       $349+GST

Regular Rates begin August 1st. Registration deadline is September 15th

  • Shared Occupancy     $299+GST
  • Single Occupancy       $399+GST


Spots are limited, so save yourself money and guarantee your spot by registering EARLY!


Payment Plans available with deposit!

Payment Plan Schedule

Early bird:

  • Deposit  min $50 **non-refundable** followed by equal payments on these dates:
    • July 1st
    • Aug 1st
    • Sept 1st

Regular Pricing:

  • Deposit minimum $150 **non-refundable** followed by final payment due by Sept 1st.

Late fees will apply if not received on the above dates.

A welcome letter and list of what to bring with you will be emailed to every registrant once registration concludes. The main thing is to bring yourself, your whole self, even the messy bits - come exactly as you are.

Be Here. Be You. Be Open. —Join Us!

Meet the Founders

We believe in the power of connection. Our mission is to inspire, empower, hold space, and enable women to engage in selfcare practices for their own wellbeing. Helping you live your best life.


Nicole Barclay

Founder of Viva La Lemon. A Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) and wellness leader at the sweet little wellness studio in her small home town of Souris, Manitoba.

Jenn Shields

Founder of Open Hearts Wellness. A Yoga and Mindfulness teacher & holistic wellness advocate in the heart of downtown Brandon, Manitoba.