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What would it be like if every decision that you had to make from now on was a little easier - Or a lot easier?

what if you could first get really clear on how you actually want to feel in your life and then set your intentions?

what would happen if your goal setting and planning was done from the inside out - rather than the outside in?

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A Womens empowerment retreat,

featuring the desire map

bobcaygeon, Ontario   october 19-22, 2017


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reflections on Personal Transformations





Can you imagine what it would be like if you were more aware of exactly how you want to feel when planning your day, your work, your free time? Your life?

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Over the course of the weekend, you'll be guided through 5 life areas to explore how you most want to feel in:

Lifestyle & Livelihood

Body & Wellness

Creativity & Learning

Relationships & Society

Essence & Spirituality

What you discover will be your "core desired feelings". They can become your guidance system for decision-making.

And they can make a world of difference.

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What Does Your Heart Want?

To feel renewed and revitalized?
More clarity for the next steps in your life?
For each day to be a reflection of how you want to feel?
A positive, nurturing and supportive experience?
Inner peace and contentment?

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Our body is like the 'library' of our experiences.

It stores all of our memories, including the painful or challenging experiences, until we reach a place where we are ready to release them.

Your restorative sessions will help to awaken your own innate healing mechanisms, pull the old threads of blocked energy, and create space for you to embrace the new and the NOW.

These sessions are a powerful part of your transformative experience as they help to peel away the layers of the past, resulting in deeper acceptance, inner stillness and greater clarity.


You'll meditate, enjoy group and personalized sessions, bond with amazing women, and savour wonderful food.

Our journey together begins Thursday evening as we gather to meet and set the stage for what lies ahead.

We'll start each day at 8am with a morning meditation, and end our days later in the evening.

You'll experience Aha! moments, joy, laughter, celebration and friendship.

Your personalized coaching and healing time will help you embrace your core desired feelings and your future.

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Feeling comfortable and being able to make yourself at home, is a key element of the weekend that our participants love.

We'll be spending our days and evenings in Glenda’s beautiful home in Bobcaygeon, which allows us to include an art workshop. Everyone feels free to plug in the kettle, grab a snack, snuggle into a comfy chair with a blanket, cuddle with Stewey the Zen Poodle or a kitty, and simply be comfortable in the space.

Glenda’s husband Bill is our chef extraordinaire (he also works at a local restaurant), who kindly makes himself scarce when not doing kitchen duty or helping with our art creations – he also cleans up after us!

  1. You'll uncover your own GPS. Glenda guides you and provides everything you need to journey through the Desire Map Level 1 workshop and uncover your core desired feelings.
  2. You'll leave the weekend with positive change happening on all levels - mind, body and spirit. Your transformation will be brought to a deeper level with Sarah's personalized Intuitive Coaching and individual energy healing sessions.
  3. You'll be able to begin or strengthen your meditation practice through our guided meditations and teachings.
  4. Did we mention food?? You don't have to cook! We'll feed you welcoming goodies Thursday night plus breakfast, lunch, dinner (with wine if you want it), beverages and snacks from Friday morning to Sunday brunch. It will be healthy, delicious and plentiful! We do our very best to accommodate everyones dietary needs.
  5. To enhance your renewal and growth, Sarah draws on her Native roots to guide us in some very special group ceremonies.
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/retreat-registration-formYour investment to join us for this transformative weekend is $595.00. Save your spot before September 01 and choose to pay in full or over 2 payments. The first amount of $298.00 will be required at the time of registration. The final payment of $297.00 will be due September 19. Registrations after September 19 must be paid in full at the time of registration.

SAVE Your spot HERE and let us know your preferences. Payment may be made via e-transfer, cheque, or paypal.

Would you love to attend? Do you have questions? Talk to us; we want you to be there!  

(Please note that there is a resident dog and kitties at the venue.)

Cancellation Policy:  If you need to cancel more than 30 days before the retreat start date, the full amount that you have paid will be refunded less a $50 cancellation fee. There are no refunds less than 30 days before the retreat start date, but you may sell, gift your spot or use it for a future retreat.

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Here Are 5 Reasons Why You Need To Join Us!

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    1. You get to become an artist! Don't believe it? Our Paverpol Art Workshop has become an integral part of the experience. Taught by Glenda and Bill it's a definite hit with everyone as they wholeheartedly embrace creating a piece that amazes themselves and everyone else when they take it home. No previous artistic ability is necessary.
    2. Your weekend will be memorable. There are lots of special touches and happenings that add magic to your weekend.
    3. You will be part of a private group facebook page - set up just for this weekends participants - it will help keep you connected and on-track when you go home.
    4. You're supported after the weekend. Roughly one month later you will see everyone again via the internet when we have a group video call.  You can ask questions and share any successes and challenges you've had in learning to live your core desired feelings.
    5. This weekend is a time for YOU. We are here as your guides and available to support you in your journey over the entire weekend.
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    Pat shares why she attended and how the weekend made her feel.


    Our Participants Share Their Thoughts.


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    Cindy comments on why she attended and her impression of the weekend.

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    Thoughts on the activities and overall experience.

    Joanne shares what she experienced at the retreat.

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    Imagine if we could spend our life helping, healing or serving others doing exactly the thing we love to do. Your challenge is not to figure out every other person’s purpose –   simply to understand  your own.  davidji  

    We are two like-minded souls who met in late 2014 while training to become Certified davidji Masters of Wisdom & Meditation Teachers. First bonding through our class Facebook group, that bond became solid as we traveled together from Toronto to Carlsbad California for our in-residence week of training.

    When the women in our first workshop told us we made a powerful team and needed to continue “doing what we do" together - we listened. Their comments simply confirmed what we'd discovered – we loved working together and our separate strengths and talents complemented each other perfectly. Thus, Moonset Wisdom Retreats was created to become an integral part of our separate businesses – InnerOm Wisdom and Moonset Meditation.

    I'm passionate about the transformation that meditation and the Desire Map can bring to people. They've both had a significant impact on my life and if I can help others though what I've learned, then my journey has been worthwhile.

    Meditation is what saved my sanity when I went through very stressful times in a recession-hit business. It had a tremendous impact on my healing in the following years and lead me on the path to studying with davidji and becoming a teacher.

    If I had gone through a process like The Desire Map, I would have made decisions very differently during those times . I ignored how I felt – because that’s what you're supposed to do. Right? Wrong! As you embrace your own personal wellness and transformation it will be my honour to help guide you along your path.


    BA, Certified davidji Masters of Wisdom & Meditation Teacher, Licensed Desire Map Facilitator, Reiki 2nd Degree

    Sarah Ritchie

    Nothing has affected me more profoundly than the experiences of becoming a meditation teacher.  My journey with healing work began in 1992 with the unique opportunity to study Shiatsu in Japan as an apprentice. Today, I AM deeply committed to the role that meditation and intuitive healing work can play in bringing us on our path towards wholeness.

    As an R.M.T. and R.Ac. (Registered Massage Therapist and Acupuncturist), I have been fortunate enough to witness the deep link between the mind, emotions, body and spirit, and have come to know the importance of balancing all of these aspects within our being. This knowledge combined with intuitive personal insight allows me to help bring healing and guidance to others. Creating and holding a space within which others can heal is a large part of my purpose in this life.


    BA, B.Ed., RMT., R.Ac., Reiki Master,

    Certified davidji Masters of Wisdom & Meditation Teacher

    Glenda van Koot

    who are we and why are we hosting this retreat?

    cindy - january 2016

    pat - january 2016

    pam - january 2016

    jo-anne - april 2016

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    "When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be."

    We love this quote from Lao Tzu. We transform the world by transforming ourselves. It's funny how the way we perceive something or look at things can change. Actually, it can be down right amazing and both ourselves and our students have experienced this.

    Taking care of yourself is often something that gets left behind or put off. Someday we will do it, just not now - and then 'someday' never comes as we get wrapped up in everyday life.

    So we ask you - will you do it? Will you do it now? For yourself? It is important work, this taking care of ourselves.

    If not now, when?

    It's your time

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    more testimonials

    "I am most comfortable when I can truly connect with my heart. I often deny my feelings to focus on what I think is logical, but I am able to be most genuine when I let go of control and follow my feelings.

    I need to think about all facets of my life. To give myself self-love is the greatest gift to me and the world.”

    "I think the realization that everyone is on their own journey and each path is different, yet similar in many ways was a good takeaway."

    “Too many to list but if I had to pick one it was my three desires ... The steps that brought me to these three words was a mini-journey. I am so happy with where this weekend took my heart and soul!!”

    "I think the greatest thing I am grateful for is this feeling that I have something tangible, a tool akin to a compass to navigate a more authentic life path. I am also grateful too, that I know that I am not alone on this journey, that I have a front row supporting and loving me along the way."

    "I know I was ready and you were both there at the right time but you helped me to take the right steps at the right time and it all worked out just beautifully.  I feel so free inside and out."

    joanne - october 2016

    lisa - october 2016

    "This was my first 'just for me' retreat and I couldn't have picked a more grounded, loving group of like-minded sisters to share it with."

    joy - april 2016

    Do you need accommodation?

    **We are currently finalizing the accommodation arrangements below.

    As you will be spending the vast majority of your time with us and very little time at your accommodation, two locations that are minutes from the house have offered you a special rate. There are other hotels in the area as well, and of course, you are free to stay where it suits you best. If you are coming with a friend, they have told us that you are welcome to share a room.

    1) There are two rooms on hold at Federico House Bed & Breakfast in town. You can learn more about their rooms here. They have offered a special rate of $70/night, depending on your room choice.

    2) We have two spaces on hold at Birch Nest Bed & Breakfast in town. You can learn more about their location here.  They have offered a special rate of $70/night.

    If you would like to stay at one of these locations we are happy to make the initial contact to give them your name and let them know you would like to use one of their rooms. You will then pay and communicate with them directly for further arrangements.

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    "I just completed an amazing weekend with Sarah and Glenda at their retreat. I don’t have words to explain the weekend. I feel blessed to have been a part of it. My life will forever be better for it. If this retreat sounds interesting to you, take a leap of faith and GO. You will be thankful that you did."

    Sharon - March 2017

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