The Pilgrimage Within

A Women’s Journey into the Heart of Being
July 19th - 24th 2019
Nelson, BC

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A Pilgrimage is a step by step journey toward a deeper reverent relationship with ourselves, and the living world that surrounds and supports us. Informed through intention, a pilgrimage is a turning inward, a return to our essential and loving selves. During this sacred time you may notice more clearly what stands in the way of your reverence for life, where you disconnect from yourself or others. As Clarissa Pinkola Estes reminds us, “Within every woman there is a wild and creative creature, a powerful force filled with good instincts, passionate creativity and ageless knowing.”

This July, join Sharon and Yogita for 5 days to relinquish the busyness of day to day concerns so that you may reconnect to the wild and wise one within. Drawing on the decades of experience and expertise, they weave together a beautiful, strong and safe container to support women to discover, each in your own way, how you may reconnect with that part of you that hold a reverence for life. Through movement, silence, inquiry, creative process, yoga and ritual, we shall open to more fully feel our lives from the inside.

As one past participant shared,
“This retreat revived my soul; it’s like my heart has been hugged and sang to for 5 days.”

In whatever stage of life you find yourself, The Pilgrimage Within brings a reverence to what and who we are in new expansive way. A circle of women is an ancient medicine path to share, reflect, empower each other, welcome the mystery and illuminate the shadow. In the beauty and stillness of Mountain Waters Retreats, we can naturally open to more expansive ways of being.

Join us to slow down and access your own deep well of wisdom within. Be renewed through morning meditation, invigorating vinyasa and reflective writing. Promote integration through somatic practices of body awareness that connect us heart and soul. Through ritual, inquiry and touching grief, we will have opportunity to remember our wholeness and be nourished by sisterhood and silence.

This retreat would be one of the most loving gifts you could offer to yourself.


“Under their guidance and superb organization, I was though methods in which to deal with the difficult aspects of life. In an atmosphere of respect all women participated in rituals that celebrated our lives. There experience was invaluable and transformative. I continue to use to this day the tools I learned and received.” P.D. from BC

“This retreat was the most meaningful experience of my life. The magic created in these few days was palpable. I have found the courage and learned lifelong tools to heal and navigate the flow of life. Thank you for such transformative experience, for such heart and thought was put into this and it showed immensely.” Mia from BC

“This retreat was way more then I expected. My heart has been opened wide, my feet are grounded, I am walking taller on the earth and I bless everything in my life.”

“This retreat was a great opportunity for Unplugging and giving time for self examination and learning self care. Sharing with women is so conformational.” Sandy from BC

“I have been so touched by the whole experience; tremendous willingness from both Sharon and Yogita to be vulnerable, share ancient teachings in a pertinent way, allow things to unfold in harmony with the group. Create a safe space for the group to share authentically. The experience was enriching, deeply moving and transformative. Thank you.” Azmina from BC

“I felt safe to share with other women and be open and learn and grow in ways not expected or planned. Yogita is gentle, rich in experiential knowledge; it was a privilege to gain insight from her teachings. Sharon is a grounded inspired teacher; I am grateful to learn from her. The setting is beautiful and I know I will value this retreat for a long time to come. ” Sarah from AB



Shared Cabins ~ Early Bird $1095 ~ After May 31st $1245
Private Room ~ Early Bird $1250 ~ After May 31st $1400
Private Room with Ensuite ~ Early Bird $1350 ~ After May 31st $1500
Camping ~ Early Bird $965 ~ After May 31st $1115

LOCATION: Mountain Waters Retreat at 2129 Svoboda Road in Nelson, BC


Dates & Details

Check In 4pm July 19th 2019
Check Out Noon July 24th 2019


Contact & Registration

Sharon Abbondanza  (604) 228-8268
Yogita Bouchard (250) 3547758


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