Soulful Nature & Wellness Retreats

Rooted in Natura Mini-Retreats

Experiences and retreats that inspire a rediscovery of soulful ways of living.

These retreats offer a deep connection with nature that awakens the remembrance of our truest essence (Natura). 

Rooted in Natura offers in-person retreats, as well as and online community (classes, workshops, and trainings).

All retreats include a tea ceremony and plant connection, a creative activity, a restful practice (such as a fire ceremony or Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra), and a cleansing ritual. Our programs nurture a sense of belonging, creativity, reflection, and empowerment that sow the seeds of transformation within as we evolve on the journey from sense to soul.

Soothing & Regenerative Salves

Sunday, February 26, 2023 @ 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre (Oakville)

Yoga Events. Create salves with beeswax, calendula and ayurveda abhyanga massage restorative yoga

Location: Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre
This beautiful art gallery/barn is a hidden gem surrounded by nature.
Address:
1086 Burnhamthorpe Rd E,
Oakville, ON L6H 7B2

Website: https://www.joshuacreekarts.com/

Investment: $108 (no HST) – All materials needed will be supplied.
Guides: Shanine & Diana (Rooted in Natura)

Winter can wreak havoc on the skin, and chances are your skin could use some love and attention this February!

In this fun and relaxing half-day retreat at the picturesque Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre, you will learn the folk technique for salve-making using botanicals and herbs while immersed in a community circle. We will get creative, and experience first-hand one of the best all-natural soothing moisturizers mother nature offers with no harsh chemicals or preservatives. Using Calendula as our base herb for your jar of goodness will hydrate and replenish your skin.

We will also learn about abhyanga (self-massage) as a daily ritual to soothe and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit.

We will end the afternoon by surrendering into a restorative yoga practice, followed by deep meditation.

What’s included:

  • Make a calendula salve* to take home
  • Learn about abhyanga (Ayurveda self-massage)
  • Connection with a sacred tea – Stinging Nettle
  • Restorative Yoga Practice
  • Meditation
  • Time to journal & reflect

* Salves are ointments or balms used and applied to the skin to aid skin rejuvenation and healing. They are made of concentrated herbal extracts infused with oils or wax. 

Wholistic  Folk  Remedies – Distinctive Dogwood

Sunday, March 26, 2023 @ 1:00 – 4:30 pm
ThinkSpot (Burlington)

Spend an afternoon connecting with nature in beautiful Lowville, Burlington. This magical place, surrounded by forests and with the stream flowing through, offers deep healing and nourishment.

We will be working with the plant, Dogwood. Once you connect with the essence of this plant, you’ll notice it everywhere. This plant is associated with loyalty, secrets and offers us protection. It helps with pain relief, sleep problems, menstrual cramps, and more.

What’s included:

  • Nature walk, collecting & connecting with Dogwood
  • Fire ceremony & story-telling
  • Connection with a sacred tea
  • Meditation
  • Craft making with Dogwood (for protection)
  • Make a Dogwood tincture*
  • Time to journal & reflect

* Tinctures are concentrated herbal extracts made by soaking the bark, berries, leaves (dried or fresh), or roots from one or more plants in alcohol or vinegar.

Yoga events. Nature wellness retreat with hike, dogwood tincture, fire ceremony, meditation at ThinkSpot, Lowville, Burlington

Location: ThinkSpot (Burlington)
This beautiful intimate space is surrounded by nature and rock art.
Address:
6210 Lowville Park Rd, Burlington, ON L7P 0A8

Investment: $88 + HST
(Email hello@shaninedennill.com to reserve your spot. E-transfer prior to event to secure your spot.)
Guides: Shanine & Diana (Rooted in Natura)

Wild  Wicks – Aromatherapy Candle Crafting

Sunday, April 30, 2023 @ 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre (Oakville)

Yoga events and retreats. Candle making Aromatherapy Nature and Wellness Retreats with restorative yoga and candle gazing meditation

Location: Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre
This beautiful art gallery/barn is a hidden gem surrounded by nature.
Address:
1086 Burnhamthorpe Rd E,
Oakville, ON L6H 7B2

Website: https://www.joshuacreekarts.com/

Investment: $108 (no HST) – All materials needed will be supplied.
Guides: Shanine & Diana (Rooted in Natura)

Feeling stressed and depleted? Looking for some new ways to rest and renew yourself? Try aromatherapy and candle-making!

Aromatherapy has many therapeutic benefits, including calming the nervous system and relieving stress. Scent molecules from essential oils such as lavender travel from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain, soothing the body instantly and connecting to feelings of calm and well-being.

In this half-day retreat, you will learn how to craft your unique aromatherapy candle using all-natural ingredients infused with hand-picked wild plants sourced from the land in a supportive and community environment.

We will infuse the candles with personal intentions and crystals, making them soothing, relaxing, and a beautiful addition to your home. We will close the afternoon with a candle-gazing meditation and candlelight yoga practice.

What’s included:

  • Make an all-natural aromatherapy candle using herbs and crystals
  • Connection with a sacred tea 
  • Candle-gazing meditation
  • Candlelight Restorative Yoga Practice
  • Time to journal & reflect

Sacred Cacao Journey into the Heart

Sunday, May 28, 2023 @ 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre (Oakville)

Nurture your heart and connect with the sacred rhythms of the earth (making room in hearts for the Spring/Summer magic). We will connect with this beautiful land of Joshua Creek by doing a walking labyrinth meditation (a journey to the centre of our hearts). We will then move inside to enjoy warm cacao.

Cacao is a potent plant medicine that helps us to move into our heart, reflect, explore our wishes & dreams, heal what needs to be healed, & move with love. In this plant journey, gathered in circle, we will work with ceremonial-grade cacao from Guatemala. 

A rich, restorative yoga practice will open our hearts while being deeply nurtured. This will be followed by a sweet Yoga Nidra practice gently guiding us into the Cave of the Heart. 

This is an afternoon for those who want to reflect, heal, or bring more vibrancy to the heart.

What’s included:

  • A ritual to cleanse our heart space
  • Nature labyrinth walk
  • Connection with the plant medicine, Cacao
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Yoga Nidra practice
  • Mantra meditation for the heart
  • Time to journal and reflect
    yoga events and retreat. Sacred Cacao journey move into heart with restorative yoga, yoga nidra, and labyrinth meditation walk.

    Location: Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre
    This beautiful art gallery/barn is a hidden gem surrounded by nature.
    Address:
    1086 Burnhamthorpe Rd E,
    Oakville, ON L6H 7B2

    Website: https://www.joshuacreekarts.com/

    Investment: $88 (no HST)
    Guides: Shanine & Diana (Rooted in Natura)

     

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