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(Re)Treat Yourself

July 15,16,17

Early Bird Pricing On Now
Until May 15th, 2022


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Experience a Weekend of Connection to Yourself & Others

Located at Pure Awareness Yoga Retreat in Winfield, Alberta, discover the art of yoga, sacred ceremony, labyrinth walks and meditation and we allow ourselves to sit in the seat of the heart, to listen to what our soul whispers

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About the Retreat

While not practicing Yoga, use of more than 4 km of walking trails, Meditation Hill & Circle of Trees

Use of Zen Garden and Labyrinth

Use of outdoor Coffee Lounge with fridge, counter space, couches, table chairs & patio


Use of fire pit & fire wood

Connect with amazing people in your community.

The Daily Schedule


Day 1:

4:00 pm: Check in 

5:00 pm: Meet and Greet

6:00 pm: Ayurvedic Dinner

7:00 pm: Group Hip opening Yoga class 

8:00 pm: Cacao & Fire Ceremony with aromatherapy

10:00 pm: Bed Time


Day 2:

7:00 am: Morning Yoga

8:30 am: Breakfast

9:30 am: Forest Walk

10:30 am: Free Time

12:00 pm: Lunch

1:30 pm: Free time - Swimming, reading, journaling, relax in the hammock, walk the labyrinth, explore the trails 

6:00 pm: Dinner

8:00 pm: restorative yoga (sound bowl healing with Carmon)

8:30 pm:Healing Circle - Salt Bowl Ceremony  - group SIT session & meditation


Day 3:

7:00 am: Morning Yoga

8:30 am  Breakfast

10:30 am: Pack up

12:00 am: Lunch 

1:00 pm:  Closing 

2:00 pm: Departure 

Delicious & nutritious meals

Your Instructors


Samantha Paulson

Samantha Paulson is an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner and Yoga teacher living in Edmonton, AB. After completing her yoga teacher training from Sacred Seed Yoga and Ayurveda Yoga, she obtained her 1200hr certification in Ayurvedic Health Counselling through the California College of Ayruveda. She is currently working with Jaisri M Lambert, Ayurveda Doctor (NAMA) creating Ayurvedic Programs through Ayurveda Seminars & Consulting and currently working on the Canadian Ayurvedic Research and Education  Foundation. 


After attending her first yoga class in 2010, Samantha fell in love with the practice and knew she had to teach Yoga. She also started Getaway and Namaste, an organization dedicated to the practice of Ayurveda and Yoga through private and group sessions as well as magical retreats.


Her intention is to create a warm, welcoming space for anyone to enjoy the great outdoors and connect back to nature. To be supportive and share health with the community around her.


In Ayurveda, we learn how to live with the laws of nature and the laws of cause and effect.  It's to take responsibility for our health, without blaming others.

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Suzy Alcantara

Suzy is a Registered Massage Therapist who is passionate about your healing journey and being your guide to your own personal transformation. Suzy has 17 years of experience as an RMT integrating various holistic modalities into her treatments. She loves integrating both western and eastern philosophies of medicine and overall body function. With her knowledge and experience she works intuitively to select modalities that work best for you and your nervous system.

Aside from guiding her clients to the best version of themselves, Suzy also is inspired by facilitating the growth of amateur massage therapists by mentoring and empowering them to flourish at their best so they can create a positive impact in the world. Building conscious connections and creating community through her studio by hosting healing circles and Subconscious Imprinting Technique group healings lights up her soul.


Suzy is a heart centered entrepreneur and owner of Reveal Wellness Studio. Her core values of support and leadership continue to thrive and flourish to build deep and meaningful relationships within the community.


Jessica Kruse

 is an Ayurveda Practitioner, Remedial Massage Therapist, E-RYT 200 & S.I.T (Subconscious Imprinting Technique) Practitioner who studies across the globe. She’s continued to apprentice and mentor with her first teacher of Ayurveda Dr.Jaisri Lambert (NAMA) since 2008. She’s been fortunate to experience a unique apprenticeship of advanced clinical studies with renowned Ayurveda physicians Dr. Kesari and Dr. Ramkumar at Vaidyagrama in India and studies with Dr. Vasant Lad in both the USA and India over the past decade. 

Jessica specializes in Ayurvedic pulse reading, diet and lifestyle consultations & counseling, Ayurveda cuisine, Ayurveda Yoga Therapy, Turiya Therapy (Marma Chikitsa), Clinical and Ayurveda massage therapy, holistic aesthetics & beauty treatments and S.I.T – a science based healing system designed to uncover and release repressed emotions and unresolved trauma that’s contributing to chronic physical symptoms. 

Jessica currently has a flourishing practice in Costa Rica and travels to Canada annually to stay connected to clients and family. She is the founder of La Vida Veda Ayurveda & Yoga Spa & School and facilitates international yoga retreats, Ayurveda seminars and Yoga Teacher Trainings. While in Edmonton you can find her at her work home of the past decade, the urban sanctuary; Wellness on Whyte.


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Stay in a Cabin, Tipi or Bring Your Own Tent for Single Occupancy. 

Use of Zen Garden and Labyrinth

Use of outdoor Coffee Lounge with fridge, counter space, couches, table chairs & patio


Use of fire pit & fire wood


What Clients Say

What Suzy offers is unlike any kind of body work I have ever experienced. The first time I went in to see her, I was expecting a massage to release some low back tension. What I received felt like a massage / spa treatment / emotional therapy session all rolled into one. Suzy truly has a gift of using so many different modalities in her treatments that just flow together and make you feel so cared for. If you are looking for a body therapy, I highly recommend trying out Suzy’s treatments. You will not be disappointed. "

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Frequently Asked Questions


What do I need to bring? 

Clothing for the weekend, yoga clothes, warm clothes for sitting around the fire, yoga mat, water bottle, bug spray, sun screen, bring a bathing suit if you want to go to a nearby lake, a book or a journal. 


Are the yoga classes for all levels?

Yes, absolutely. Anyone can do all of the yoga classes that are included in the retreat.


Are all the meals vegetarian ?

Yes, but feel free to bring any meat and put it in the fridge for any extra protein you may need. 


What is a subconscious imprinting session?

Imagine having the space held for you and taking the time to work through some of the deepest parts of yourself in community with others. Diving deep into some original programs that you know you have that seem to keep replaying in your life. Imagine facing it all and feeling the energy within a group to know you're not alone to work through this. Feeling your way through all the feelings you need to move and metabolize them out of the body and build new neural pathways to serve who you are today and who you aspire to be. 


SIT group sessions allow you to dive deep within your own patterns with others. This healing doesn't have to be done alone and you don't have to be done alone. With Group SIT, we will have the time to shine the light on what we know no longer serves us and our being. Together, we will work to reprogram and restore these original programs through reciting statements meant to trigger the emotions attached to these programs. This helps us to deepen our awareness and develop and imprint new empowering beliefs and decisions to propel new outcomes that align with the life, emotions, health and actions that you desire.


What is a cacao ceremony?

Using an ancient shamanic tool of moving medicine through the body through the magic of the cacao. 

Combined with meditation, voice improvisation, breathwork, music and mantra we create a space to raise the vibration and connect with the spirit.


We use a cacao beverage made from 100% raw (unroasted) cacao paste which Jessica brought from her home in Costa Rica, 

where it was processed from bean to paste by a small female founded business. 

Cacao is an abundant superfood with numerous medicinal properties when it's kept in its raw form.


During this ceremony we'll focus on letting go of the illusion of stress, separateness and duality. 

Connect with your heart chakra, lightness, light being and your birthright of bliss with the magical vehicle of Cacao.


Cacao ceremonies are a unique and beautiful experience inspiring love, freedom, growth and expansion through music and the magic of raw cacao.

Bring an open heart, mind, voice, drum, shakers or any other instrument you feel call


Is there a cancellation fee?

Free cancellation up until June 15th, 2022.

** feel free to bring extra snacks and food. There will be a fridge that you can use.

Questions? Contact Us

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