Retreat November 9-11, 2018

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Roots Retreat November Theme: 

Remembering. Renewing. Reconnecting. 

Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine,
Under every grief and pine,
Runs a joy with silken twine.
It is right it should be so,
We were made for joy and woe,
And when this we rightly know,
Through the world we safely go.

~ by William Blake

The War Within 

Some say it's a battle...

Joy and Woe

Good and Evil 

Dark and Light 

Right and Wrong

Love and Hate 

Love and Love 

Missing The Mark and Hitting the Mark 

I say it's an opportunity to Reflect. 

All of it. 

It's about Remembering

and Overcoming all of That

Resolving all of That


It felt like loss and chaos and a mess.  

It felt like loneliness and sadness. 

It felt like a Renewal of the mind wasn't possible. 

And it was. And it is. 

We will Remember and Reflect on all of that, and turn it into something to grow from. 

We will Renew our souls and strengthen their track

We will Reconnect with our faith and belief systems (whatever that is for you) and find courage here to tap into this place. 

This is what this retreat will cover, and what Jill Drader will teach. 

We will share experiences together in a safe place.

We will share our strengths, hopes, joys and challenges as we workshop through what you're ready to surrender. 

We will grow together in community. 

We will nourish our bodies and souls with slow cooked plant-based meals eaten together. 

We will exercise our spiritual and mental fitness with hiking and guided meditations. (*no previous experience necessary) 

You will leave with not only a new journal filled with healthy transformations, goals, desires and a new way to serve, and also a deeper understanding of who you are. 

Who is this retreat for? 

Women who are looking for a getaway and desiring to spend some time reflecting on where you're at, what you want, what you're willing to shift, and those looking to rest and retreat. While these retreats were for women in recovery in the past, I have shifted the offerings and these are for women, any women any where. Women like you who have come and desire rest or a retreat, time away from family or partners, those women who have overcome or are living with cancer or other diseases, those who have overcome addictions, have experienced loss or are experiencing grief, and those just wanting to getaway and make some new connections this weekend! 

This retreat is not for you if you think you need detox and can't be away from drugs or alcohol for a weekend, you think this will 'fix' you in a weekend, you're not willing to shift anything, you're closed minded, or you're wanting to stay stuck! 

Where is it?

In a private retreat centre we will meet for a 3-day Women's Only Retreat. 

Field, BC (2.5 hours west of Calgary, 25km west of Lake Louise) 

*Photos above are from a private 1:1 retreat in November 2017*


How much? 

This retreat is $450 (Regular $600) and is all inclusive. Your accommodation, meals, beverages, snacks, workshops, and meditation classes are included. All of our retreats are drug and alcohol free. The town of Field has some small businesses (pottery, jewelry, souvenir, coffee) you can support if you want to bring some extra monies. 


This retreat is facilitated by me, Jill Drader – I am a retreating advocate, a speaker, a workshop creator and facilitator, an addiction counselor, and an entrepreneur. 

I created these retreats when I needed to recover from life - you know, life! I was dealing with loss, deaths, grief, changes in careers, motherhood, and living life in recovery free from my past addictions. As a couple friends from the west coast say, 'we are all recovering from something'. 

Through the 12 retreats I ran the last few years, I found retreat and healing in the forest around Field and at Emerald Lake.  I would love for you to join me to experience it for yourself. People have joined me who are recovering from addictions, recovering from diseases or cancers, recovering from change/loss, recovering from a tough year, recovering from divorce or separation, recovering from grief, and more.

I also customize private 1:1 workshops/retreats, and nature based leadership retreats for teams and corporations.

*References available upon request. 

Questions? Email me or use the contact form below. 




A retreat centre? Is it nice?

Yes. It's a family owned and operated luxury hostel. Each room has co-sleeping bunks and the beds are made with cozy animal free duvets, soft sheets and cozy pillows. Each room has a mountain view. Four people share a room and each has their own bed. We also use the Parks Canada community centre beside the hostel for our yoga classes and group sessions. 


What do I bring?

Cozy clothes (lounge/yoga/hike), a wind/rain/snow jacket and pants, shoes or boots you can walk in, a toque and gloves, an open heart, a yoga mat if you have one, a blanket to stay cozy during workshops, and desire to be better when you leave than when you arrived.

It might be snowing, it might not. It might be raining, it might not. Bring jackets and pants and footwear you're ok wearing to hike in below zero weather and that is water repellant.  

Do I need to bring my own food?

No, we fully cater the meals. The meals will be plant based and we will try to source as much local food as possible. If you want your own snacks, you are welcome to bring them. We will have water, coffee and teas to drink. If you have allergies we will work with you and get you your own meals. 


How do I get there?

You can drive yourself or ask to arrange a carpool. 


Are payment plans available?

Yes, of course! You can arrange with Jill how you're able to pay. 

 You can pay by e-transfer, or by Credit Card. 

**Payments are non-refundable 30-days before retreat start date, but are transferable to another retreat within one year from date of purchase**


What if I have other questions? What if I don’t know if this is right for me?

Email Jill at and set up a call to discuss. 



Testimonials of past weekend retreat participants: 

"I just wanted to tell you that it's happening...The big move to the island happens at the end of August! It took longer than the 6 months I envisioned at the dream is becoming a reality! I just wanted to thank you because you made me write that shit down and DO IT!" - Participant, 2018

"I just wanted to let you know I will be graduating on Thursday as a yoga teacher! Your retreat inspired me to work that much harder to become a yoga teacher. Thank you!" - Participant, 2018 

"After 10 years in recovery I didn't know what I needed for myself. I knew it wasn't more therapy, more meetings, more doctors, more of what I had been trying. This was it, a retreat in the forest. Changed my life" - Participant, 2017

"Best thing I ever did for myself" - Participant, 2017

"Life changing for our team" - Corporate Retreat Participant, 2017

"Exactly what I needed!" - Participant, 2017

"Not what I expected and everything I needed" -Participant, Field, BC,  May 2016

"Overall just an amazing place to be. Comfortable and cozy. Quaint and quiet." Participant, Field, BC, May 2016

"Gone with the old, in with the new! I am so looking forward to this new journey. Putting closure and ridding the parts of my past that I no longer want to be interrupted by. Time to write my new story!" -Participant, Field, BC, May 2016