'Return to Self'

Off the Grid - Lake Life Retreat

October 2-4, 2020


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 — ground yourself while you discover a deep, inner spaciousness within, that simultaneously gives you a sense of joy, peace, and inner-richness to help you live life more vibrantly with all parts of your Self.

Come disconnect from your outer world and your various responsibilities. Give yourself permission to arrive just as you are and begin the re-charging process with us in a supportive, safe, confidential and loving environment. Allow us to hold space for and with you so that you may find what you long for — your soul’s deepest desire.



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, top bunks will be left empty) 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 May 1st .

Shared Accommodation -> Pay only $340+GST ...SAVE $35!!!

Single occupancy $440+GST



Regular Rates:

May 1st - September 15th

Shared Accommodation $375+GST 

Single occupancy $475+GST


Contact us for information on payment plans at

Payment Plans available with deposit!

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


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 Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT200) 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.