I am thrilled you are giving yourself the gift of self discovery ~ time to renew, rejuvenate and dream. The Loon Call Retreat is a wellness destination that uses yoga, mindfulness, nature and positive psychology to chart your course.
My name is Laurie, I will be your yoga teacher and facilitator during your stay at Loon Call Retreat, where you will find all the comforts of home. I am proud to share my space with you, I will ensure that your stay will leave you refreshed and your imagination ignited .
Together we will practice yoga, mindfulness, share meals, socialize, and experience the four-step appreciative inquiry process in order to help reignite dreams.
I love to travel, Loon Call Retreat is a fusion of my family's time spent living in Thailand and the quintessential Canadian weekend getaway. The call of the loon and the tranquility of Otty lake provide a perfect backdrop.
I began my self-discovery journey 30 years ago, after a year at university in the sciences. I re-evaluated my desires and goals and found myself completing a degree in Drama in Education. This is where I was first introduced to yoga and the power of mindfulness. I completed my yoga certification in 2015 after my time exploring the beauty of Asia.
I have spent more than twenty years working in education as a teacher and administrator. My passion for collaborative leadership has fueled my energy to create space for people to come and discover their own dreams and establish a plan to achieve them.
Throughout the last two years I have been pursuing a Master’s of Education in Leadership with an emphasis of Mental Health, in addition to earning a certificate to teach Mindfulness through Mindful Schools.
I find creative energy in the dramatic arts, I have extensive experience performing, directing and teaching drama. Drama in Education opened my mind and strengthened my resolve to try to make the world a better place. I have come to learn that process is more important than product and that happiness is a life long endeavour.
The way to make the world a better place is by having people in it who are happy and content with their life, inspite of the messiness of living. I like to see people empowered and developing healthy relationships with themselves and others.
One of my greatest joys is being able to appreciate what someone has within them - their true self, to help them find and release their creative energy and voice. I love life, people, adventure, and cultivating authentic grit and resiliency.
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Let's trade in all our judging for appreciating. Let's lay down our righteousness and just be together. Baba Ram Dass