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NICOLE NESCI / MANIFESTATION MASTERCLASS
Nicole - The Energy Empress - is a certified Intuitive Life + Mindset Coach, Reiki Healer, Neuro-linguistic Programmer, Course Creator, and a Taurus. She helps women around the world cultivate their souls’ purpose, activate their authentic energies, and create massive quantum shifts in their lives.
In the Manifestation Mastermind interactive session, you will learn how to become a vibrational match for your desires and manifest the life that you want with ease. This workshop is all about embodying the POWERFUL CREATOR that you are! You will discover advanced manifestation techniques so you can easily and freely attract the things you want. When you raise your inner vibration, you will begin to manifest your desired reality.
DENISE YUEN / DISCOVERING THE SELF IN THE STARS
Denise is a budding astrologer who first fell in love with the ancient art (and science!) of astrology three years ago during a particularly challenging time in her life. She credits it with her radical shift toward self-discovery, self-acceptance and self-love, and now works to help transform the lives of others through birth chart analysis and evolutionary astrology to guide seekers toward their deepest self-knowing and soul purpose.
ASTRO 101: DISCOVERING THE SELF IN THE STARS will be a quick snapshot of how to look at a natal chart; what your sun, moon and rising signs mean; and where to find your purpose! P.S. Your astrological chart is the best personality test you will ever take— did you know Carl Jung was an astrologer?
Denise will also be offering 10 mini birth chart readings to the first 10 campers who sign up. Sign up sheet will be posted in the 2019 RAW Retreat FB group 2 weeks in advance!
JENNIFER MANSELL / FIND YOUR WILD & BREATHE IT IN
Jenn has a bursting passion for freedom. Helping women feel more free in their bodies and self expression feels like her greatest life purpose. She uses movement and breathwork taking women on sacred journeys deep into themselves to find and explore who they are and what next layer of themselves is ready to emerge. By holding a sacred safe container she encourages women to rediscover their aliveness and wildest selves in community with other women.
In her FIND YOUR WILD transformational dance session she will be facilitating the group on an epic dance journey like no other to explore different parts of themselves through dancing and free movement.
She will also be holding a BREATHE IT IN breathwork session to unblock, unlock, and set free the parts of yourself that are ready to fly.
Jenn’s energy is incredibly contagious, nurturing, loving and enthusiastic making her the perfect guide your inner journey. All those who attend will leave feeling alive, inspired, connected and moved.
PALUNA SANTAMARIA / WAVES & SPIRALS
Movement is my job, my hobby and my passion. From dance, to sports to playing outside I’m into it all. Let’s play! I will be leading us through a session called Waves & Spirals - not yoga, not Pilates, not dance but all of it at the same time. I can't wait!
SEIDY RAYO / RAW HOST
Seidy is outgoing, fun and adventurous. She has a thirst for life and loves to learn a little bit about a lot of topics. She is a huge advocate for women supporting and uplifting women. The RAW Retreat is one of the things she looks forward to each summer. Since food is one of her passions, you can usually find Seidy cooking up something delicious in her kitchen. Want to know her secret ingredient? LOVE!
CINDY MARQUES / FINANCIAL LITERACY 101
Licensed Financial Advisor and female powerhouse, flipping the script on the "Boys Club" industry I work in, one stiletto at a time. Empowering Millennials with the direction and know-how needed to realize their financial goals without being knocked out by the high costs of city living. We are a generation of freelancers & side hustlers and want to live life on our own terms. My personal mission is to make that a reality for you.
Ready to start #adulting but intimated by all the financial jargon and don't know where to start? Join me for a session of nonsense-free financial literacy and make sense of your money! Financial independence looks good on everyone... come try it on for yourself :)
TIMEA URBAN / INTUITIVE FLOW
Timea - The Urban Healer - is a Toronto based yoga instructor, Reiki Master, holistic healer and Registered Nurse. Her passion lies in mindfulness, neuroscience and giving the body the opportunity to play and explore while connecting to the breath and listening to the body. Timea is passionate about finding stillness within chaos, moving your body mindfully and creating community.
Take an opportunity to get grounded, connect to your breath and ignite your inner fire as we playfully move through a vinyasa flow. All levels welcome so don't be shy. This flow is all about honouring your body's needs, listening to your intuition and mindfully releasing what not longer serves you.
MICAH NELSON / CHAKRA BALANCING & ENERGY CLEARING ART WORKSHOP
Through deep meditation and energy work, I guide clients to clear blockages and balance their energy. After the session we journal and draw about the clearing process and share if sharing feels right. Participants are welcome to be artistic as they choose to be to share their experience.
As a natural health practitioner, I use yoga, holistic health modalities and art to help balance and empower clients. I became an elementary school teacher to share my passion for yoga, art and meditation with children within the classroom. I love working with women and I am currently teaching a meditative art class at a young women's empowerment centre. As the owner of Balance First Workshops, I look forward to facilitating transformative workshops at the Raw Retreat once again.
ASHLEY MILLER / NUTRITIONAL THERAPY
Ashley believes you’ve got to deal to heal. In a distracted time of social media, numbing through addictions, food, work, and Netflix – we’ve swept our feelings under the rug and ignored our bodies cries for help. Join Ashley as she talks about intuitive eating, food sensitivities, and the gut-brain connection. Learn how to support your body to elevate your mind and mood, shed weight, reduce inflammation, and get some sleep!
Ashley is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner at a multidisciplinary clinic in Toronto, where she uses a holistic approach to assess clients and develop comprehensive care plans to attain their goals. With a specialty in the mental health realm, she works with clients via phone and video to make nutritional therapy more streamlined.
KIM LI / WHO RUNS THE WORLD?
Join Kim for an organized run through the beautiful trails around camp.
LINDA V. CARTER / COLOURFUL & STYLISH YOU
I have lived in fashion and film for nearly forty years. I always say, "I came of age when I moved to Paris". There I met legendary style icon Coco Chanel and brilliant author, activist James Balwin and visionary filmmaker Federico Fellini. My fashion career began in Paris, I modelled for Ungaro, Paco Rabanne. Kenzo, Givenchy, and Yves St. Laurent, to name a few. Living in both Paris and Rome really set the mould for the rest of my life in fashion and film. I continue to this day to be an actor, interviewer, film producer and stylist. One thing that makes me the happiest is to help people look and feel their best!!
Choosing the right colours to enhance your skin tone is very important to make you look and feel your best. When this is partnered with knowing what shape or silhouette of clothing really suits your figure type, it's a winning combination for empowered, easy dressing.
STEPHANIE RANKINE / CREATIVE DREAM WEAVER
Connecting with other beautiful souls is my passion. With each step of my own journey, I strive to be a compassionate, kind, loving space for others to come home to. Each moment of my life, I contribute to others by being bold, vulnerable and raw about my own experiences so that others feel comfortable to share themselves openly and freely with both myself and others who are important to them in their lives. Through community, I love creating connections and experiences for others to recognize their own greatness and creativity.
From a space of love, trust, acceptance and inclusion, I will be leading a Creative Dream Weaver Workshop. If you love the beauty of dreamcatchers and have always wanted to manifest your dreams through creating your very own, then this workshop is for you! Before starting, we will actually ‘dream’ together! If called to do so, you will each have an opportunity to share one of your dreams or deepest desires for your life with the other women and you can set an intention or possibility that you would like to weave into your dreamcatcher. I will also provide an Oracle Deck reading to those who are interested and can give guidance with regards to setting an intention at any time throughout the workshop. I am so excited to connect with each one of you and to experience what you will create!
JENNIFER MARTINO / BEHIND THE MASK: INTRO ACTING EXERCISE
Jennifer works with a non-profit funding agency to support non-profits in telling their story of impact. She also teaches Communications and Writing & Reasoning at Fanshawe College. In Fall 2018, Jennifer played Achilles in a production of the Greek Tragedy Iphigenia in Aulis. This role was made possible through the power of mask work, which Jennifer is excited to share with peers at the 2019 RAW retreat.
Masks are a powerful tool to step out of yourself and explore forms of expression. No experience required - we will be talking about the basics of mask work in theater and trying some simple but impactful exercises. Masks will be provided, but if you have a mask if you would like to use from theater or elsewhere please do bring it. The more diversity of masks we have the richer the experience will be for all.
ASHLEY MICHAELIS / DANCE FOR WELLNESS
Ashley is a holistic wellness practitioner at Toronto’s Soul 7, a mindset shifter, and passionate latin dance teacher. This 1 hour experience is ‘out of mind, into body & heart’. All levels welcome. Reignite your body while letting go of where you think you should be. Group intentions, guided latin-inspired movements to latin-inspired music, and self exploration through dance will all be apart of the experience.
Let’s connect with our sensual side in a sacred and safe way, embody it, and then learn to dance with it and express
ANNA GALA / MANIFESTING MAGIC WORKSHOP
Anna Gala is a Self Empowerment + Mindset Coach who helps millennials unlock their potential by overcoming limiting beliefs, reprogramming their mindset and tapping into their inner power, so they can live a life of abundance and magic.
Discover what may be blocking you from attracting more abundance, and learn how to realign your mindset and energy in order to manifest more magic in your life and business.
CAIT BRENCHLEY / HOST
RACHEL WARD / FOUNDER
HANNAH KOVACS / HIIT WITH HANNAH
HIIT with Hannah utilizes a team-based approach to fitness that combines speed, strength and agility for a fun and effective workout. As a former competitive soccer player, Hannah’s training style in functional and fast-paced. Suitable for all fitness levels. Be prepared to get sweaty!
JENNA PHILLIPS / YOGA BURN
Jenna loves adventure, nature and staying active. She is a reiki certified yoga instructor, who thoroughly loves mixing nature with a good sweat. She does yoga because it is a wonderful way to get in touch with body, mind and spirit. She believes the connection between the three is very important to the physical and spiritual self. Jenna is hoping to encourage others' growth and their willingness to listen to their own bodies. Join her for a spicy yoga burn class, where we will not only be tuning into our breath and bodies....but throwing in some strength, abs and booty as well!
ANNIE N / LET’S GROUND
I thrive off of unveiling others ability to make space. Creating mental movement through physical movement- becoming unstuck. We all struggle with this. Once the tools are clear, we can share this with others. Building a community. A giant, beautiful, healthy community.
Let’s wake up and move. Movement is medicine at our fingertips. Flowing through a 60 minute practice focused on mobility, breath and balance. Can we let go. Will we let go. Yes.
PAIGE SOPIK / VINYASA FLOW
Move through a vinyasa flow with Paige to connect to your breath, use postures as a way to arrive in the present, and find sweetness in moments of challenge.
LINDSAY FARRER / RAW HOST
Lindsay is a lover of nature, animals, personal growth, spirituality and spending time with like minded people. Which makes the RAW Retreat one of her most favourite weekends of the year! Can’t wait to see you at all RAW 2019!
AMANDA STOKES / PADDLEBOARD YOGA
Amanda is a keen believer in the body’s ability to heal itself, and works with Yoga, Reiki & Thai Yoga Massage to assist clients in their self discovery, healing and growth.
She recently graduated from the Spiritual Psychotherapy program at the Transformational Arts College and has a psychotherapy practice out of the Health Annex at Bloor and Spadina. She believes therapy should be a collaborative and creative process that engages all aspects of the Self so that relief will be experienced on emotional, physical, and spiritual planes. Her therapy clients are separate from her yoga clients, however her knowledge and experience are transferred between all modalities that she practices.
Grab a board and improve your strength, balance and flexibility on the water, while enjoying the peace and tranquility of the lake and surrounding nature during Amanda’s SUP Yoga Class.
JADE VALDEZ / RELAXING IN THE BATH
A simple no-nonsense no additives basic bath bomb class. Wanting to relax and not worry about SLS, parabens or other additives when you are taking a bath. Here is an simple easy way to make them, with new friends and share them with loved ones and family as gifts made with love.
I am artistic, giving, creative and I love to laugh. Over the last year I have gotten more and more into a healthier, cleaner lifestyle, eating plant based and watching what I put into and onto my body. Trying to enjoy life more, and realize that the time we have here is precious, we should embrace it and look after ourselves more.