6 Day/5 Night Retreat with Brianne Grogan and Kim Vopni
August 23-28, 2023 | Stowel Lake Farm, Salt Spring Island, BC
With 30+ combined years of experience in the world of pelvic floor physical therapy and women’s health and fitness, Dr. Bri and Kim will help you unlock your true potential, fall in love with your body, and regain your vitality.
Join us for daily movement, pelvic wellness practices, and delicious food, with plenty of time to relax and rest in between. This retreat is for all women - all levels welcome.
Stunning Stowel Lake Farm on Salt Spring Island BC is a short ferry from Vancouver BC or Victoria BC. This location offers a beautiful and supportive setting for retreat. Stowel lake is a full time retreat center and organic farm set amid acres of meadows, forest, and organic garden. Find travel details below, in the FAQ of this page.
WORKSHOPS AND WELLNESS PRACTICES
Dr. Bri and Kim will be offering multiple yoga, fitness, and wellness workshop sessions daily. Practices will be suitable for all students and all fitness levels, and will emphasize breath, the mind-body connection, and pelvic floor friendly fitness (safe for all types of pelvic floor dysfunction).
PRIVATE INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE
If you’d like to work with Dr. Bri and/or Kim privately, they will be offering the opportunity for private sessions on a first come, first served basis for an additional fee. Details furnished in the FAQ.
Organic gourmet meals will be prepared by a personal chef with a diverse collection of talented help. The farm produces organic food year-round and collaborates directly with farmers which means that food served during retreats is truly 'farm to table’. Meals are vegetarian, and accommodations for dietary restrictions can be met.
PRACTICE SPACE and COMMON AREAS
Light-filled warm handcrafted buildings provide a supportive setting for retreat. There is plenty of space to curl up with a book by the woodstove, or practice in the cherrywood room with panoramic views of the farm.
There is one complimentary shuttle to get to and from the farm if arriving by ferry without a vehicle. Details in the FAQ below.
Beyond the scheduled wellness classes and workshops, attendees are encouraged to relax in the beautiful common spaces, explore the gorgeous property and gardens, and enjoy the optional activities, tours, bodywork, and practice room.
Dr. Brianne Grogan,
Dr. Brianne Grogan graduated as a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, in 2006 and earned her Bachelor's in Health Sciences from Linfield College in 2002. Soon after starting her physical therapy career, Bri specialized in pelvic health... and she's never looked back! Her post-doctoral training includes coursework and certifications with the American Physical Therapy Association's Section on Women's Health, the Integrative Women's Health Institute, Holistic Pelvic Care™ with Tami Kent, Pelvic Floor Yoga™ with Leslie Howard, and more. Bri became a 200-hour certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher in 2017 and is a certified Yin Yoga instructor as well.
Today, Bri works with clients both in-person and online. She leads a global online community, helping people all over the world with a special emphasis on incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain. With 300,000+ subscribers on YouTube, articles featured on MindBodyGreen, courses on DailyOM, and a 5-star reviewed book, Brianne Grogan is a leading voice in the field of holistic pelvic health and wellness. She is loved for her down-to-earth, compassionate approach and for making pelvic floor fitness and holistic pelvic health fun and accessible.
The Vagina Coach
Kim Vopni is a self-professed kegel maven and is known as The Vagina Coach. She is a certified fitness professional who became passionate about spreading information on pelvic health after the birth of her first child over 18 years ago.
She is an author, a passionate speaker, and a women’s health educator. She is also a hypopressive method instructor - a technique that helped her reverse her own stage 2 uterine prolapse. Her most recent book Your Pelvic Floor launched in March 2020 and was on the bestseller list immediately.
Kim offers pelvic health programs and coaching for women and is also a menopause support practitioner. Her Buff Muff app is an ever-growing community where people from around the world find support through her 28 day challenges and monthly membership.
Kim also certifies other fitness and movement professionals to work with women with core and pelvic floor challenges through her Core Confidence Specialist Certification and Pre/Postnatal Fitness Specialist Certification.
You can find her on-line at www.vaginacoach.com and on social media @vaginacoach
Retreat prices include all classes & workshops, all meals, and 6 day/5-night accommodation. Price varies by room type. Rooms are filled on a first come, first served basis.
All rooms are cozy and clean with amenities including comfortable duvets, towels, and a complimentary welcome bag. If you’d like to share a room with someone specific, please email [email protected] and we’ll place you in the same room.
Prices include all taxes and fees. Prices are in Canadian Dollars (CAD).
Please use the payment button below to hold your spot. Your 50% non-refundable deposit will hold your space, with final payment due 30 days prior to the retreat (retreat start date: August 23, 2023).
Not included in the retreat pricing is your travel and insurance. We recommend purchasing trip insurance through https://www.travelguard.com/ or your preferred travel insurance provider in the event that you need to cancel your reservation.
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PRIVATE DELUXE ROOM
Description: 5 nights / 6 days accommodation in the Douglas Fir Suite. Your suite is fully outfitted with a kitchen, private bathroom and queen bed. Price includes all workshops, classes, and meals.
$2500 CAD - SOLD OUT
Description: 5 nights / 6 days accommodation in a private room (single and double bed options), with a shared bathroom. Price includes all workshops, classes, and meals. Only left!
$1900 CAD SOLD OUT
SHARED DELUXE ROOM
Description: 5 nights / 6 days accommodation in shared rooms with 2 beds (single, double and queen options) and a private bathroom. Price includes all workshops, classes, and meals.
$1900 CAD SOLD OUT
SHARED REGULAR ROOM
Description: 5 nights / 6 days accommodation in a shared room (single and double bed options) and a shared bathroom. Price includes all workshops, classes, and meals. Only 1 room (with 2 beds) and 1 bed in another room remain.
$1700 CAD per personREGISTER
Description: 5 nights / 6 days accommodation in a Yurt with 2 single beds and a shared bathroom. Price includes all workshops, classes, and meals. Only 1 Yurt (2 beds)
$1600 CAD per personREGISTER
Wednesday, August 23rd
- 3pm – Arrive
- 4:30pm – Cacao Ceremony and Opening Circle with Bri and Kim
- 6pm – Welcome Dinner
- 8pm – Gentle Yoga for Deep Sleep with Bri
- 8-8:30am – “Morning Primer” Movement Practice with Bri or Kim
- 8:30am – Breakfast
- 10am-12pm – Workshop with Bri or Kim (Examples: Intro to Hypopressives with Kim, Vagina Timeline with Bri)
- 12-12:30pm – Free time
- 12:30pm – Lunch
- 1:30pm-4pm – Optional farm activities, free time, and opportunities to schedule private sessions with Bri and/or Kim for an additional fee
- 4-6pm – Workshop with Bri or Kim (Examples: Hoo-Ha Biohacking with Kim, Breathwork for Emotional Release and Next-Level Health with Bri)
- 6pm - Dinner
- 8:30pm - Evening “Wind Down” Movement Practice with Bri or Kim
Monday, August 28th
- 8-8:30am – “Morning Primer” for Your Pelvic Floor
- 8:30am – Breakfast
- 10am-11am – Gentle Stretches and Guided Energy Practice for Pelvic Healing with Bri
- 11-12pm – Final reflections and Closing Circle
- 12-12:30pm – Free Time / Pack
- 12:30pm – Lunch
- 1:30pm – Checkout
* Classes and activities are always optional.