The Retreat

Saturday, June 8, 2024 – 10:00am – 4:30pm EST
Location: Rooted Woodland (Kolapore, ON)

Welcome! Thank you for being here and checking out this event 🙂

GRIEF, GRACE + GRATITUDE is a 1 day Retreat focused on learning, release + connection.

Over the course of the day, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of:

  • what grief is
  • how it plays into your life
  • simple tools to process it without shame, while feeling safe and supported in the moment.

At the end of our time together, you’ll feel more confident within yourself to navigate grief and to easefully process the spectrum of emotions that often surface with it.

As we sit in a circle around the fire, Edie will shed light on what grief is and how it affects us all (stress, disconnection, nervous system health). Then, she’ll share powerful somatic practices + breathing techniques that help you process grief in real time – when it arises – so you feel more grounded and at ease in all aspects of life. 

We will transition with some intentional movement and stretching.

Jodie will then lead you through a gentle yet cleansing breathwork session as we embrace the natural environment, situated around the wood fire.  Moving from the breath, Jodie will guide you through a contrast therapy journey, using the heat from the sauna and deliberate cold immersion of a cold plunge, to help you release grief as well as other heavy emotions that no longer serve you.

Following the opening session + contrast therapy experience, lunch will be served – and – you’ll have time to connect with fellow participants, or take the time for solitude in the forest. 

In the afternoon, Edie will lead everyone on a silent mindful walk in the forest with a grounding meditation + gentle stretching before returning to the fire pit where you will have time for journaling + reflection.

We will end our time together with an optional discussion + closing circle, complete with a warm cup of rose infused cocoa, to anchor you into your resilient heart as you return to your life outside of Rooted Woodland.

What to bring for the day:

  • bathing suit/ your choice of clothing to plunge in 
  • towel
  • easy slip on shoes/sandals for between the plunge and sauna
  • mug/travel cup for tea
  • water bottle
  • journal/notebook & pen
  • Footwear + clothing to walk in the forest / on a hiking trail
  • a snack if you would like to have something to eat as you drive home 🙂

Post retreat: 

  • All guests will have access to Edie’s Journey Through Grief online program ($555 value)
  • On Thursday June 13 at 7:30pm guests can join Edie and Jodie on Zoom for a post retreat check in.

* This retreat is for anyone who identifies with experiencing grief and who would like support and new tools. Examples of grief – loss of loved one, miscarriage / late term loss, health decline, chronic illness, loss of job /career change, financial loss, loss of independence/ aging, child(ren) moving out, transition into retirement, loss of a pet.

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Date: Saturday, June 8, 2024

Location: Rooted Woodland

Arrival time: 10:00am EST
Start time: 10:30am EST
Departure Time: 4:30pm EST

Early Bird Investment: $333 + tax (till May 31)
Regular Investment: $444 + tax


*Pre-registration and pre-payment is required to reserve your spot. Space is limited*

* Disclaimer: In signing up for our retreats, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in the activities offered at the retreats + assume all risk of injury to yourself while at the property, for the duration of the retreat.

* Cancellation policy: This ticket is non-refundable. In the event you cannot attend, you can transfer your ticket to a friend or family member.

From awareness comes acceptance and accountability. From acceptance and accountability comes action, change and transformation. From transformation comes freedom + joy.

Edie Gudaitis

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