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Friday, July 13th to Sunday, July 15th, 2018

A Weekend Wellness & Adventure Experience.

Seeking a mind-body refresh? Wild At Heart awaits.

On July 13-15, revive whole body well-being. Unlock creativity & inspire the inner adventurer. This weekend retreat at St. Eugene Golf Resort & Casino offers a restorative experience for those craving quality time with the good things in life.

Learn new ways to lead a balanced lifestyle. Dine on wholesome, chef-inspired meals. Savour fresh, locally-pressed juices. Get centred with yoga and meditation. Rest. Play. And, become immersed in the Rocky Mountains’ rugged beauty while floating on a guided journey down the St. Mary’s River.

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For all package and ticket reservations, call us toll free at 1.866.292.2020 or email us at [email protected]

Schedule of Events

Friday, July 13th

  • Arrive & Check In. Settle in with a mimosa and a eucalyptus towelette.
  • Welcome Reception. Enjoy wine and appetizers while mingling with the Wild At Heart group.
  • Dinner is served. Tapas!
  • Art Space & Oracle Card Reading. Create a unique throw pillow cover for home, led by Urban Restoration Design. Look into the past and future with tarot card reader Violet Flame.
  • Nightcap. Night owls are invited to head to the Casino and try their luck with free slot play vouchers!

Saturday, July 14th

  • Morning Meditation with Danette Polzin
  • Grab & Go Breakfast
  • Board the bus with the Kootenay Whitewater Rafting Co. and head out on a whitewater river experience down the St. Mary’s River.
  • Lunch at the Resort. Savour a meal of wholesome, organic food and locally-made Stoke Juices.
  • Vision & Share Class. Dream big with the help of creative materials and story boards.
  • Yoga. Aroma Massage. Reiki Massage Class.
  • Free time. Go to the pool. Take a nap. Walk the land. Stretch. Rest. Rejuvenate.
  • Long Table Dinner. Enjoy an intimate dinner in the Courtyard with food prepared by celebrity chef Aaron Day, Indigenous cuisine specialist.
  • Dinner Entertainment with Tom Butler.
  • Mingle and dance in the Courtyard. Or, head back to the Casino!

Sunday, July 15th

  • Morning Meditation with Danette Polzin
  • Spirit Walk. Join Martina Danzer of Animal Magic Worldwide on a walk to connect with the spirit of the land.
  • Brunch & Check out
  • Final Circle with Emma Gourlie in the Courtyard

Guides, Gurus & Guitarist 

Danette Polzin – Facilitator – Violet Flame Holistic Healing, Kimberley, BC

Danette Polzin is an energy healer who’s passionate about bringing people together as a community and breaking down conditions, agreements, and self-limiting beliefs that hold people back from their soul purpose. She loves to help people become their most authentic selves by working through their shadows in order to find divine love and light.

The teachings of Heatherash Amara and Don Miguel Ruiz are deeply embedded in her work. She is a Reiki Master/Instructor, is steps away from being a Certified Warrior Goddess Facilitator, and is working through a Shamanic Priestess Apprenticeship program. In addition to the numerous classes, workshops, and events she offers in the community, you can book private sessions with her for reiki treatments, oracle card readings, and spiritual coaching sessions.

Chelsea Boyd Gibson – Yoga Instructor & Massage Practitioner – Meadowsweet Yoga & Wellness, Kimberley, BC

Chelsea Boyd Gibson is the owner of Meadowsweet Yoga & Wellness in Kimberley, BC. She loves to teach Yin, Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga and has been diving deep into the world of teaching yoga for over 5 years now. She is also a massage practitioner, and with her education in herbalism and holistic nutrition, is the creator of Meadowsweet body care products. She loves all things wellness related and is happiest when practicing yoga alongside all the students at Meadowsweet.

Denise Holden – Yoga Instructor & Reiki Practitioner – Elements of Self Healing, Kimberley, BC

Denise is grateful to have many loves, including teaching yoga and sharing reiki at Top of the World Treatment Center, facilitating kundalini yoga, Dance Church and Women’s Circle, as well as spending time with children as an Early Childhood Educator in her hometown of Kimberley. In her free time, she likes to get out into the woods with her partner Woody and her friends to hike and watch the flowers grow.

Like the stories of many, life has happened, traumatic/challenging experiences have dimmed her light, but all of that is also the catalyst for her growth, her gifts, and her inner burning bright. Dis-ease has challenged her on all the levels—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual—and at times still come to visit. She is grateful to be very well resourced and committed to walking with and sharing the teachings and healing modalities that have helped her and continue to help her along the way.

Martina Danzer – Spirit Walk Faciliatator – Animal Magic Worldwide, Kimberley, BC

Martina Danzer lives and works at a secluded cabin in the Rocky Mountain Trench near Kimberley, BC. She shares life and work with her herd of 7 horses. Together they offer equine-facilitated therapy as a powerful way to effectively assist clients of all ages to heal trauma, collapse outdated belief systems, and activate new neuro-pathways. She works with youth, adults, families, and companies. With her business Animal Magic Worldwide, she facilitates internationally.

Martina’s background is in teaching, but she is also a professional art therapist, an animal communicator, an intuitive public speaker, a wisdom keeper of Northern European traditions, and a published author of her book, “I Will Carry You to Power – A Journey of Transformation with Horses.”

Her ability to connect intuitively and multidimensionally into the field of her audience and the environment makes her facilitations powerful and transformative.

Janet Borger – Yoga Instructor & Reiki & Massage Practitioner – Kimberley, BC

Janet Borger has always been very passionate about holistic living. Her journey into this realm began when she first moved away from home to Calgary, AB in 2008 to receive her massage therapy training. This opened up a whole new world for her—one that she had been seeking. Shortly thereafter, she received her reiki training. Around this same time of her life, Janet also attended her very first yoga class, which turned out to become a huge part of her life. She went on to receive her yoga teacher training in Thailand in 2010.

Janet believes in empowering people to come to a place of understanding of the self to become the best version of themselves. Janet finds peace and balance in her own life by connecting to nature, cooking, practicing yoga, and spending time with loved ones while always on a journey of self-discovery. After many years of travel and living in several places, she is so grateful to call Kimberley, BC home!

Emma Gourlie – Ki-FLO Holistic Healing Studio

Emma is a Sacred Space holder and Energy Practitioner who works with women seeking to break old paradigms to create soul-level connections. She is passionate about circle work and

the power of sound healing. Vibrational medicine is deeply imbedded in her soul and she desires to share the healing that comes with creating and finding the voice of the Red Drum with other Women. Her curious mind has lead her to take the following teachings: Shamballa Reiki Master, I AM SISTERHOOD Circle Leader, Integrative Drum Circle Facilitator & Red Drum Leader. She is a gypsy at heart who thrives on self-exploration, sisterhood, travel and humour. You can find Emma nestled in the East Kootenay’s of British Columbia with her husband and three sons.

Mission: To be a Kootenay leader in providing authentic adventures in a unique natural environment.

Values:  Guest satisfaction, Safety, Sustainability, Fun!

Qualified:  Each guide has passed industry standard training protocols, including Swiftwater rescue and first aid training.

The Kootenay Raft Co prides itself upon offering consistent, excellent customer service. The guides staff are more than just high calibre river bums: they are great people with a shared passion for a healthy outdoor lifestyle.

Nobody can accuse Tom Butler of taking the easy route. After picking up his first guitar at 14, he soon made his move from Seattle to London, where he crafted his heart-felt sound over four years whilst holding down a full-time job.

The result? A story-telling musician who combines the big catchy choruses of The Lumineers with the authentically written ballads of John Mayer. It’s then delivered with a killer live performance that packs a real emotional punch.

Years later his hard work is finally starting to pay off. His debut EP ‘On the Line’ had a successful radio re-release in October 2014, and he received a PRS for Music Songwriting Prize. In 2015 Tom performed at several prestigious events including the BRIT Awards, Feast of St George’s at Trafalgar Square in London and Glastonbury Festival on the PRS for Music VIP Stage. Tom also played shows at Canadian Music Week (Toronto), Greenbelt Festival and International Pop Overthrow (Liverpool). In 2016, he released his second EP “Highway” which includes his popular song “Malea”.
Tom has big things coming in 2018. He’s currently working with producer Nate Yaccino (who produced WHITE NOISE by Noah Gundersen) on new tracks!

Pricing & Packages

All Inclusive Package 

Starting at $599 per person

Weekend stay package includes accommodations for the nights of Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July 14th and access to all classes and seminars, meals and entertainment. Rate based on double occupancy in a standard Lodge room, upgrades available upon request. Gratuities included, taxes are extra, cancellations available up to 72 hours prior.

Retreat Takeaways

  • Re-energize or start your yoga practice
  • Develop your personal set of mindfulness tools
  • How to recognize and cope with the stresses of day-to-day life
  • Inspire your inner adventurer

For all package and ticket reservations, call us toll free at 1.866.292.2020 or email us at [email protected]

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