Motherwise Retreat 2020


This weekend is for Mamas only. Chelsey Magness and Millissa Greenwood will be leading discussions, writing exercises and movement practices in the art of creating more space with in you and around you so that you can have more bandwith to play, focus and just be more present with you and those that matter most to you. 

Everyday we will be doing a mix of yoga, acro yoga, slacklining AND getting outside to PLAY in the amazing outdoors that surrounds us. One of the days will be a rock climbing day, where we face our fears and come out the other side feeing stronger and braver. Another day will be more of a self reflection day where we hike through the beautiful lush forests meditating on every step until we end at a beautiful lake.

Chelsey and Millissa, while still young in their motherhood journey (both with a toddler and a baby on the way at the time of writing this) have put in the time and each have had their own challenges and life altering experiences where they have come out stronger, braver and more confident. Motherhood can either drag you down, or it can make you feel like you have special super powers. It is always changing, moment to moment. We are here to give you tools, to support you and to listen as you walk your path on this amazing journey

Have you been afraid to change it up? Feel stuck in rut? Need a radical shift? Well, as much as we’d love to guarantee a drastic life altering experience “or your money back” we can’t. That is ultimately up to you.  We can, however, promise a damn good weekend that will give you the tools and confidence to walk to the beat of your own drum.

Place: Squamish, BC Canada

Dates: To be announced SOON

Price: TBA

What to expect:

-Delicious meals and snacks (vegetarian and meat options)

-Lodging surrounded by beautiful nature 

-4 days of retreat living including: yoga, meditation, functional fitness, and personal challenges

-Some free time. Plenty of space for conversing, movement, and stillness

-Support from an entire group of attendees and amazing staff of tough and compassionate fellow mamas

-Nature at it’s finest, with trails, a river, and mountains at your doorstep.

-Swag from various sponsors!

What you’ll get out of it:

We can’t really say for sure. WE do not have the answers for YOU – those have to come from within yourself. What we do have is knowledge to share from our own personal experiences that can help you put together YOUR road map you may need to physically, mentally, and emotionally get through your next storm – whether that be going grocery shopping or running your first marathon.

Our advice is to come as open as you can and without expectations. At the end of the retreat, you will not want to go home, but at the same time you will feel ready and empowered because we will equip you with an individualized self maintenance routine We will consider ourselves a success as the weekend facilitators if we reach our goal in creating:

-A safe, sacred, space where mothers can share anything they want, ask anything they want, and be whomever they want. 

We will consider your weekend a success if you leave having discovered that:

– To change, to say one thing but mean another, to make “mistakes”, to be vulnerable, to be scared, to put up a wall, to not be ok in every single moment is absolutely FINE.

The days will be full on, but only if you want them to be. All of our activities are optional but will encourage you to participate in everything that you can. 

Chelsey Magness is a professional adventure racer, world renowned acrobatics teacher and a new mother.  While she is no stranger to challenges, her entry into motherhood was one that rocked her hard. The beginning of 2017 saw her giving birth to two twin boys. One boy stayed who we call Max, and the other, Spirit B left his body shortly before coming into this world. Needless to say, her first many months as a new mother were filled with many tears of both sadness and joy.  Now, a year later while the wounds are still fresh and sometimes barely covered, she has developed tools to help her and her family cope with this great loss. Through meditation, movement, open communication, self- care and writing she has healed herself and many others with their own traumas and tribulations.