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‍‍‍PATHWAYS to peace

let it go, let it flow


bobcaygeon, Ontario

NOVEMBER 23 -25, 2018‍‍‍


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reflections on Personal Transformations AT PREVIOUS MOONSET WISDOM RETREATS‍‍‍





Yes, we love meditation!

But our meditation retreat‍‍‍ is‍‍‍ about more than just meditation. We help you build a tool-kit to bring more balance and well-being into your life.‍‍‍


Over the course of our time together, you'll be guided through a number of experiences that will build on our transformational theme for the retreat. We'll gather Friday evening, begin each day at 8am with a morning meditation, enjoy a full day and evening together on Saturday and finish mid-afternoon on Sunday. There will be group sessions to enjoy, bonding with amazing women, personal exercises to delve in to, and savouring wonderful food. All of our Pathways to Peace retreats will include the following:

You will learn to meditate and/or build your existing practice.

Enjoy teachings from modern & ancient wisdom traditions.

Experience the calming effect of mini-Reiki sessions.

Express your learning through a creative project.

Enjoy the physical movement of Qigong as a moving meditation.

All meals, snacks, beverages & activities are included, from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon.

Everything that you do at our retreats is experiential and meant to enhance your journey.

You'll experience Aha! moments, joy, laughter, celebration and friendship. It's the perfect time to give yourself the gift of a fresh perspective and a renewed You!

Desire map empowerment, womens retreat ontario, womens retreat canada

What Are You Looking For?

To feel less stress?
To find more inner peace?
To enjoy a journey of Self-Discovery in  a like-minded community?

Life is infinitely easier when you can learn to let things go. But this is not always so easy to do. At this retreat we will delve into strategies to help you do just that. Let It Go & Let It Flow.

Strategy #1 - You guessed it - Meditate! It doesn't matter if you are brand new to meditation or have a regular practice. We'll work with you according to your needs.

Strategy #2 - Discover the strength in being vulnerable.

Strategy #3 - Forgiveness - how do we do that?

Strategy #4 - Own Your Story!

Strategy #5 - Manifest the life that you want.

‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍WHAT ‍‍‍ARE WE GOING TO DO?

Feeling comfortable and being able to make yourself at home, is a key element of the weekend that our participants love.

We'll be spending our days and evenings in Glenda's beautiful home in Bobcaygeon. Everyo‍‍‍ne feels free to plug in the kettle, grab a snack, snuggle into a comfy chair with a blanket, cuddle with Stewey the Zen Poodle or a kitty, and simply be comfortable in the space.

Glenda’s husband Bill is our chef extraordinaire (he also works at a local restaurant), who kindly makes himself scarce when not doing kitchen duty or helping with our art creations – he also cleans up after us!

  1. You'll be able to begin or strengthen your meditation practice through our guided meditations and teachings.
  2. You'll leave the weekend with positive change happening on all levels - mind, body and spirit.
  3. You will have concrete strategies and ideas to take home and use every day.
  4. A stronger meditation practice leads to experiencing more of the benefits of meditation.You handle stress more easily, have more patience, become more self-aware and your body will benefit physiologically.
  5. Did we mention food?? You don't have to cook! We'll feed you welcoming goodies Friday night plus breakfast, lunch, dinner (with wine if you want it), beverages and snacks from Saturday morning to Sunday brunch. It will be healthy, delicious and plentiful! We do our very best to accommodate everyones dietary needs.

‍‍‍Your investment to join us for these transformative retreats is $475.00 per weekend. Save your spot by October 26, and choose to pay in full or over 2 payments. The first amount of $238.00 will be required at the time of registration. The final payment of $237.00 will be due November 02, 2018. Registrations after the 2 payment option date must be paid in full at the time of registration. Payment dates are noted on the registration forms.

CLICK THE REGISTER BUTTON BELOW and let us know your preferences. Payment may be made via e-transfer, cheque, or paypal.

Would you love to attend? Do you have questions? TALK TO US ; we want you to be there!  

(‍‍‍ Please note that there are resident dogs and kitties at the venue.)

Cancellation Policy:  If you need to cancel more than 30 days before the retreat start date, the full amount that you have paid will be refunded less a $50 cancellation fee. There are no refunds less than 30 days before the retreat start date, but you may sell, gift your spot or use it for a future retreat.

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Here Are 5 Reasons Why You Need To Join Us!

  1. You will take home something tangible and marvellous - that you have created. Each retreat includes a creative activity to go with the theme of the weekend. Don't worry - no pre‍‍‍vious artistic ability is necessary.
  2. Your time with us will be memorable. There are lots of special touches and happenings that add magic to your retreat
  3. You will be part of a private group facebook page - set up just for our retreat participants - it will help keep you connected and on-track when you go home.
  4. To enhance your renewal and growth, Sarah draws on her Native roots to guide us in some very special group ceremonies.
  5. This weekend is a time for YOU. We are here as your guides; ready and available to support you over the entire weekend.


Pat shares why she attended and how the weekend made her feel.


Time to Watch

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Thoughts on the activities and overall experience.


Imagine‍‍‍ if we could spend our life helping, healing or serving others doing exactly the thing we love to do. Your challenge is not to figure out every other person’s purpose – simply to understand your own .   davidji  

We are two like-minded souls who met in late 2014 while training to become Certified davidji Masters of Wisdom & Meditation Teachers. First bonding through our class Facebook group, that bond became solid as we traveled together from Toronto to Carlsbad California for our in-residence week of training.

When the women in our first Desire Map workshop told us we made a powerful team and needed to continue “doing what we do" together - we listened. Their comments simply confirmed what we'd discovered – we loved working together and our separate strengths and talents complemented each other perfectly. Thus, Moonset Wisdom Retreats was created to become an integral part of our separate businesses – InnerOm Wisdom and Moonset Meditation.

I'm passionate about the transformation that meditation and 'digging in' can bring to people. These actions have both had a significant impact on my life and if I can help others though what I've learned, then my journey has been worthwhile.

Meditation is what saved my sanity when I went through very stressful times in a recession-hit business. It had a tremendous impact on my healing in the following years and lead me on the path to studying with davidji and becoming a teacher.

If I had taken the time time for self-care and to know and acknowledge what I really wanted for my life, I would have made decisions very differently during those times. I ignored how I felt – because that’s what you're supposed to do. Right? Wrong! As you embrace your own personal wellness and transformation it will be my honour to help guide you along your path.


BA, Certified davidji Masters of Wisdom & Meditation Teacher - Advanced Certification,‍‍‍‍‍‍ Reiki Master

Sarah Ritchie

Nothing has affected me more profoundly than the experiences of becoming a meditation teacher.  My journey with healing work began in 1992 with the unique opportunity to study Shiatsu in Japan as an apprentice. Today, I AM deeply committed to the role that meditation and intuitive healing work can play in bringing us on our path towards wholeness.

As an R.M.T. and R.Ac. (Registered Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist), I have been fortunate enough to witness the deep link between the mind, emotions, body and spirit, and have come to know the importance of balancing all of these aspects within our being. This knowledge combined with intuitive personal insight allows me to help bring healing and guidance to others. Creating and holding a space within which others can heal is a large part of my purpose in this life.


BA, B.Ed., RMT., R.Ac., Reiki Master,

Certified davidji Masters of Wisdom & Meditation Teacher

Glenda van Koot

who we are and why we offer retreats

cindy - january 2016

pat - january 2016

pam - january 2016

jo-anne - april 2016

"When I let go of what I am,

I become what I might be."

We love this quote from Lao Tzu. We transform the world by transforming ourselves. It's funny how the way we perceive something or look at things can change. Actually, it can be down right amazing and both ourselves and our students have experienced this.

Taking care of yourself is often something that gets left behind or put off. Someday we will do it, just not now - and then 'someday' never comes as we get wrapped up in everyday life.

So we ask you - will you do it? Will you do it now? For yourself? It is important work, this taking care of ourselves.

‍‍‍If not now, when?‍‍‍

It's your time

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"I am most comfortable when I can truly connect with my heart. I often deny my feelings to focus on what I think is logical, but I am able to be most genuine when I let go of control and follow my feelings.

I need to think about all facets of my life. To give myself self-love is the greatest gift to me and the world.”

"I think the realization that everyone is on their own journey and each path is different, yet similar in many ways was a good takeaway."

“Too many to list but if I had to pick one it was my three desires ... The steps that brought me to these three words was a mini-journey. I am so happy with where this weekend took my heart and soul!!”

"I think the greatest thing I am grateful for is this feeling that I have something tangible, a tool akin to a compass to navigate a more authentic life path. I am also grateful too, that I know that I am not alone on this journey, that I have a front row supporting and loving me along the way."

"I know I was ready and you were both there at the right time but you helped me to take the right steps at the right time and it all worked out just beautifully.  I feel so free inside and out."

joanne - october 2016

lisa - october 2016

"This was my first 'just for me' retreat and I couldn't have picked a more grounded, loving group of like-minded sisters to share it with."

joy - april 2016

Do you need accommodation?

As you will be spending the vast majority of your time with us and very little time at your accommodation, these locations that are just minutes from the house have kindly offered you a special rate. There are other hotels in the area as well, and of course, you are free to stay where it suits you best. If you are coming with a friend, we can inquire about sharing a room.

Birch Nest Bed & Breakfast. You can learn more about their location here.  They have offered a special rate of $70/night. One room available.‍‍‍

Rippling Waters Bed & Breakfast. You can learn more about their location here.  They have offered a special rate of $70/night. Three rooms available.‍‍‍

If you would like to stay at one of these locations we are happy to make the initial contact to give them your name and let them know you would like to use one of their rooms. You will then pay and communicate with them directly for further arrangements.

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"For years Glenda has been telling me about the benefits of meditation. My response was always, "Oh yeah.  That's good."  In all honesty I never had even an inkling of interest in meditating.  Fast forward to April 2016 - I attended a retreat that was offered by Glenda and Sarah.  Meditating every day was part of the retreat.  Wow! Life changing. I now meditate on a daily basis. Internal calmness and putting everything into perspective is my new norm. I can now go with the flow of life.  Internal and external chaos is minimized.  Thank you Glenda and Sarah."  

nancy - may 2017

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"Thank you again for believing in me and allowing me to be vulnerable and not judged. Your retreat was just what I needed to get back to being ME. I learn’t a lot about myself and where I need to be in my life. This was a fabulous weekend filled with love, honesty, laughs and great company. You ladies are truly amazing at what you do. Love you both, so glad to have you in my life."

aimee- novem‍‍‍ber 2017

‍‍‍This short video from past retreats will show you more

of what you can expect when you join us.