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October 5-8, 2023
YMCA Camp Menogyn
55 Menogyn Trail, Grand Marais, MN 55604

Here we find laughter in the silent woods. Glimmering waters. Crackling fires. Beckoning stars. 
Here we find the wildest, sweetest air. A moment of breakthrough. A clearer understanding of ourselves. 
Here we find the whispering voice meant just for us, beautifully illuminating the path ahead. 
Be seen by fellow explorers, held by women who hold deep wisdom and perspective and joy. 
Your life has led you to this moment: pristine natural beauty ready to receive you tenderly, making way for the truth to find you and delight you, forever transforming you into the woman you were created to become. 

Wholehearted Gatherings are a sacred weekend retreat to reflect, restore, connect, and envision. Through nature, community, breathwork and yoga, playful movement and peaceful quiet, you’ll find a space perfectly designed for deep reflection and replenishment. You will arrive at the world’s ultimate beauty and leave grounded and aligned to everything ahead of you. Here you can follow your intuition and explore what you need to fill up according to your own pace and preferences.


Peace and reflection
We’ll have the entire camp to ourselves, with dozens of cozy comfy nooks to read, journal, and connect with each other. Piles of art supplies and inspiration, with all the basics plus a handful of seasonal craft ideas to try. Bring something you’ve neglected working on or grab what you like from the pile and play around!

Hiking and Canoeing
Camp Menogyn is located off the grid in the pristine boundary waters of northern Minnesota. We have endless wilderness to explore, whether you choose to paddle a canoe or kayak, hike the trails, or swim in the sparking waters. Your retreat includes unlimited adventures guided by resident staff who know the most beautiful destinations to bring us to. Daily offerings will include hikes or paddling excursions of various lengths to choose from. Longer outings include the option for pack lunch, included.

Enjoy the wood-fire sauna day or night, and take a wild and refreshing dip in the lake to cool down off! The sauna is a Wholehearted Gathering highlight for almost everyone who attends, you can hear the laughter and sisterhood bubbling out of the sauna clear across the lake.

Unlimited Yoga with Emily Nicoll 
Your experience included unlimited yoga offerings throughout the weekend in multiple styles. Options will include a power vinyasa flow, yoga nidra meditation and yin yoga. This will be space to work, play, heal, and explore with something for all experiences and abilities. We’ll have options both indoors in one of the lodge spaces and outdoors by the fire or among the fall leaves and trees. 

Bonfires and Stargazing
Gather in small or large groups around the fire under the most incredible night sky you will ever experience. We’ve seen countless shooting stars, the northern lights, and the crystal clear milky way on the shores of this wonderful lake.

Unlimited Breathwork with Helen Buron
70871708_10100352649475864_7053384684369084416_nHelen Buron will offer small group breathwork sessions throughout the weekend. This active, guided, rhythmic meditation allows us to release the day to day mind and tap into our bodies using the power of the breath to cherish ourselves. Through the inhales and exhales, we viscerally feel where our blocks lie and actively move through them to access the deeper, clearer, centered parts of our being, bringing in more energy, flow, creativity, clarity, and healing. Breathwork is a dynamic and wild journey that brings us back to a restful, grounded space. We’ll begin the small group with a guided grounding meditation and setting intentions for your practice. Then lying down in a nest of blankets, Helen will teach you the breath technique and guide you through the journey with a curated playlist, essential oils, reiki, and affirmations. We’ll end the group with a beautiful savasana rest and singing bowl vibrations.


The following services come at an added fee to enhance your retreat experience. You will pay the providers directly for services, please bring cash/check/card or Venmo. In some cases a waiver is required, which will also be available for your convenience on site.


Massage Services from The Well
(see options below)

The Signature Massage (60 min, $120)

Includes hot rocks, hot towels, and aromatherapy can be a full body or a focused area. This traditional massage is customizable to meet your specific needs. With pressure ranging from light to firm, it will soothe and relax the body improving circulation, relieving tension and eliminating muscle fatigue.

The Invigorating Signature (60 min, $140)

Includes everything in the signature while incorporating dry brushing. The gentle strokes of enhanced lymphatic circulation immediately calms the nervous system, and destresses the body. The lymphatic system is the body’s filtration mechanism that provides many critical functions. The lymphatic network manages the fluid levels in tissues, removes waste and toxins, and brings nutrients and antibodies to our cells. You will also be able to keep your dry brush after your session.

The Stress Away (60 min, $130) massage of face (if choosing the facial) neck, arms, hands, calfs, and feet.

Includes a foot soak, and hot towels with aromatherapy with a cup of our in house mixed loose leaf tea. Options of choosing either, the foot scrub and mud OR facial.

Our foot scrub and mud will begin with a foot soak then, an exfoliating sugar scrub followed by a detoxifying mud mask for your feet. We seal the process with a deep honey based. moisturizer.

Our facial will start out with a hot towel, to open pores. Then we will use our in house made toner to remove any oils and dirt, before applying our rose clay. This amazing clay helps removes dirt and oil from pores gently without stripping the skin. This can help pores appear smaller. Contains silica to boost skin cell regeneration and elasticity. Brightens skin by gently exfoliating to remove dead skin cells. Includes copper to promote collagen and elastin production, improving skin tone. Balances oils and sebum production. Improves circulation. We will finish with our in house made Franky Face moisturizer that is sure to make you glow and feel amazing.

The Ultimate Stress Away (60 min, $140)
This is sure to make you melt in to ultimate relaxation. Combining both our foot scrub and mud and facial with an massage of face neck, shoulders, arms, hands, calfs, and feet. While enjoy our in house mixed loose leaf tea. Making you feel unraveled and at peace.


Development & Well-Being Coach, Kate Nelson – ACC, RYT200
Kate Nelson is an ICF-certified coach in Target’s Executive Development consultancy, where she leads the Executive Coaching practice. Additionally, as a registered RYT200 Yoga Teacher, she teaches meditation and breathing exercises to people of all levels of experience. She has seen first-hand the effects of using meditation as a tool for reducing stress and anxiety, improve sleep and stimulating creativity.​​ Kate has designed and facilitated development programs for hundreds of leaders on a diverse range of topics, including developing greater resilience, building emotional & social intelligence and cultivating self-awareness. She is best known for her infectious calm, which she lovingly brings to all her coaching engagements.

Group Resiliency Workshops (2 hrs, $40 per person)

Kate will lead group coaching circles to support you in leaving the retreat feeling empowered
and refreshed. In our fast-paced world, many of us lack critical self-care and renewal strategies,
leaving us feeling overwhelmed and depleted. Kate will share a powerful energy management
framework and equip you with techniques to build greater resilience to everyday challenges and

Kate’s coaching approach is collaborative and supportive. You will have the opportunity to
clarify your goals, recognize obstacles and commit to specific habits for greater well-being.
These interactive sessions will incorporate a variety of techniques, including guided meditation
suitable for all experience levels, self-reflection through journaling or collage and guided
conversation. The space is inclusive for all women; you can choose to engage in activities based
on your desired outcomes and comfort level.

Personalized One-on-One Coaching Sessions (60 min, $90 per session)
Take advantage of a unique opportunity to deepen your retreat experience through one-on-one coaching with Kate (limited sessions available). In these personalized 60-minute sessions, you can tap into the wisdom of a seasoned coach to tackle a personal or professional challenge. Kate
is committed to making coaching accessible to as many women as possible, therefore she’s offering a retreat-only discounted rate.

These sessions are ideal for working through a specific obstacle or to gain greater clarity. You might even find that a question or challenge arises during the retreat that you’d like to unpack further. Kate will draw from her “bag of tricks,” utilizing various coaching tools and techniques
to fully customize your one-on-one coaching session.


img_4358.jpgThe menu will focus on wholesome nourishing foods to restore us. We can accommodate a full range of dietary needs including gluten and dairy-free. You can share your needs via the registration form.

All meals are included in your fee, from refreshments Thursday evening through Sunday brunch. Two breakfast options are served daily, both a light “early bird” and a more complete meal later in the morning. Snacks served in the morning and afternoon. Hot and cold beverages are available anytime, day or night.


56EDEBA1-23DC-4E37-BA8F-703B3B59A160.jpgShared bunk rooms ranging from 6-12 beds per cabin or room. If you have a preference on cabin size or location, or specific people you want to bunk with, let Ashleigh know upon registration and we’ll accommodate. Camp Menogyn offers various spaces dedicated to activities, creativity, etc. including a beautiful lodge and dining hall, and plenty of quiet spaces conducive to rest and reflection.

— COST —

$1295/person — 10% deposit will hold your spot. This includes:

  • 3 nights lodging (Thursday-Sunday)
  • All meals (Thursday dinner – Sunday brunch) plus 24/7 hot and cold beverage and snack station
  • Unlimited professionally guided hiking and canoe excursions
  • Unlimited breath work
  • Unlimited yoga
  • Unlimited guided song circles
  • Discounted access to massage and spa services
  • Discounted coaching and therapy sessions

You can register and pay your deposit any time. Wholehearted Gatherings fill up fast and spots will go to those who have paid their deposit. 50% due by August 1, and payment in full required by September 1, 2023.


Round-trip coach transportation may be available from the Twin Cities pending demand. Please indicate interest on the registration form

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