The LunaHolistic Retreat is happening July 28 to 30, 2023!! I wanted to take a minute to share with you why it was so important to put it together. I recorded this little video because I thought it would be much easier just to chat directly with you! If you have any questions, please share them in the comments below this post! 🙂
Hello, my name is Geneva Robins, and I’m a Reiki Master here at LunaHolistic in Calgary. And I just wanted to chat a little bit about the LunaHolistic Reiki Retreat, and why I put it together and why we’re putting it together for you. So about March 2022, right after winter had finished, I was feeling very, very depleted. I noticed just how much the stresses of the pandemic and business stuff and personal stuff, and just all of the stuff of the last couple of years, of just how intense it all been.
It really built up and I had this feeling of just wanting to kind of retreat and run away a little bit. But really, more importantly, I wanted a place to go where I could go out into nature, and recharge and rejuvenate myself.
I know how important being in nature is for your spiritual growth and development. And some of the most profound experiences I’ve ever had in my life have happened in nature in this beautiful landscape. And we’re so lucky to be in, you know, shooting distance of the Rocky Mountains, really. Here in Calgary, it’s only about a two-hour drive to get outside of the city and to get into some pretty beautiful, real powerful nature in the mountains here. And that was something that I was doing, personally, to recharge, but I thought — wouldn’t it be so nice to create a space where we could all go and do some Reiki and some healing and some meditation, and really, really connect into our hearts and our soul and do this really important retreat part of our spiritual progression and journey.
Going on a retreat is a big part of almost every spiritual tradition of really returning to the source of all energy which is basically nature. And taking that time to reintegrate, to ground, and to regroup and get in touch with the energy that flows through all of life and all living things.
And so the retreat was born, and I started getting the the insight and the guidance from basically the Divine. After Reiki sessions, and basically would, I would sit down and I would write out the format, I wrote out a bunch of meditations. And over this past year, the structure of the retreat has really taken form. This will be the first in 2023. This will be the first retreat that we are offering in the mountains. First of many, I’m sure. And I’m really, really excited with it.
We had a chance to workshop the content with the LunaHolistic staff here this summer, July 2022. We all went out to Canmore and worked through all of the material, and it just, it was just amazing. It was like being saturated in pure, Divine unconditional love for a whole weekend. Of course, that amount of intense spiritual energy and connection can bring up the stuff that needs to be healed. But we want that! We want to leave all of the stuff that’s holding us back and holding us down, and the stuff that you don’t need anymore in where your life is going.
So that’s also a really big part of your retreat is giving yourself this opportunity to regroup and reground and clear out the stuff that is clogging the pipes, you know. To really get into that clear, vibrant space where you can be fully you. It is so grounding; it’s so clearing; it’s so supportive and nurturing. Really, I’m really excited to be offering it. Honestly, I can’t wait to go! Especially during the coldest day of the year, where I’m recording this right now.
Yeah, it’s gonna be it’s gonna be a magical experience. And I’ve got a bunch of meditations planned, some group work, and solo work. You don’t need to know Reiki at all; it’s an entirely a self-healing retreat. And we’ll guide you through all of the steps. So if you’re brand new to meditating, if you’re brand new to doing self-healing, or energy sessions for yourself, don’t worry; we’ll walk you through it. Attendees won’t be doing Reiki on each other; it’ll just be us as staff providing you sessions; if you choose to receive some one-on-one sessions with our staff, we’ll have lots of time for that.
The place where the retreat is happening is gorgeous. We’re in the Mountain Engadine Lodge, which is just two hours west of Calgary. It’s a beautiful drive. It’s outside of cell service, so it’s got this real feeling of like going into the wilderness, which was high on our list of things that we wanted. And, yeah, it’s got some amazing chefs out there. So we’ll be able to meet all of your dietary needs, and nice cozy beds, and really, you know, really exquisite hotel experience, really in the wilderness of the mountains. So it’s, it’s really, really a magical place. And I can’t wait to see you out there.
So Yeah, the Retreat is happening July 28th to 30th, 2023, at the Mount Engadine Lodge in Kananaskis. And it’s just a gorgeous, gorgeous place.
But don’t worry if the retreat seems a little bit out of reach for you timewise, or, or any other reason of why you couldn’t attend the retreat. Don’t worry because we’ve got you covered. Because each Reiki session here is like a little mini-retreat. We even offer a longer session, a two-and-a-half-hour session, which we call a mini-retreat. Because it gives you all of those same benefits of retreating from the busyness of your day, the busyness of the world, coming back to your center, your soul, and your intention for what you want to bring into your life. And we as practitioners hold that space; we create this environment where you can connect to that flow and let that energy flow through.
So we have that, and then we also have Reiki courses that are starting up in the new year. And start throughout the year. Where if you’re interested to learn how to do self-healing and you want to explore a little bit more about that, you can check that out too. Because there’s just lots of different ways of connecting to that energy. And also we’ve got lots of meditations on Insight Timer, and on our website, LunaHolistic.com; just check out all of our blog material; we’ve got a lot of resources that are already posted and free for you to explore and use, and use to boost up that inner connection to yourself.
Really, a retreat is about that inner connection to your soul to your spirit. And even though we’re going outside, the going to place, on this retreat, what it really is about is gathering all of your resources to you. Gathering energy to your heart, so that you can then use that spiritual wisdom that’s always been inside of you, and bring it back into the world. So we really gather all of that energy, integrate it, and then make a plan basically, of how you’re going to continue to bring that energy forward throughout your day, throughout the weeks, and months in between retreats.
So we hope to see you there. Otherwise, I would love to hear what you think about retreats in general. Please leave a comment or a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If you have any questions about the retreat at all, please do send us a message. We’re happy to hear from you and answer any questions you might have. Otherwise, be safe and warm and just know that I’m really rooting for you. You are an amazing, amazing spark of light in the world and we here at LunaHolistic love to see you shine! Take care. Bye!
You can send us your question in the comments below or record your question here: https://www.lunaholistic.com/podcast/
We are also very happy to share the gift of Reiki through our Giving Back Program! Every month we give away free Reiki sessions to exceptional people.
Learn more here: https://www.lunaholistic.com/giving-back-program/
We’ve got Staycation Retreats happening in-person at our Calgary location and Virtual Retreats happening through Zoom. Our next Mountain Retreat is currently being planned!
You can also do a self-guided Retreat with our LunaHolistic Retreat Journal.
Learn more here: https://www.lunaholistic.com/retreat/