The Sacred Soul


A Weekend of Spiritual Ceremony to Reconnect, Reflect & Renew: Nourish Your Soul on a Journey Within


September 27th-29th, 2024


Zen On The River

(A beautiful, luxurious, riverfront mansion in Lewiston, New York – see pictures below! Address provided on registration)


The Sacred Soul Retreat includes a combination of powerful modalities such as meditation, intuitive healing, medium readings, yoga, inner child work and sound healing practices.

It’s for any woman who desires to prioritize their wellness, personal development, spiritual and healing journey.

If you’re seeking a serene sanctuary to dive into self-care practices, explore new spiritual avenues, reconnect with your innermost desires, or simply relax, this retreat is for you.

Join us on a healing journey toward greater self-awareness, and inner peace, and step into your power.

Early bird discount of $100 off from June 1st through to June 30th 2024. Use code SEPTEARLYBIRD

Are you connected to and do you follow your own inner truths?

We all have deep inner wisdom that is here to help us evolve onto our highest path. The problem? Usually our minds are too busy to hear this wisdom and guidance or we doubt its’ validity and our ability to trust and follow it. 

THE SACRED SOUL RETREAT aims to deepen the connection you have to yourself, your soul and your own inner wisdom and guiding compass. It also aims to work on healing things from the past that may be affecting your growth & evolution, drop the limiting beliefs that are keeping you stuck and aims to help build confidence, self-trust and self-love to help you move towards your highest truths. 

Modalities included on the sacred soul Retreat...

The Sacred Soul Retreat includes a powerful combination of modalities that can provide deep release, healing, clarity, insight and shifts within. These include meditation, group mediumship sessions & channellings, gentle yoga, intuition development exercises, inner child work, reiki, and crystal sound bowl healing.


Meditation is a part of this retreat for its ability to reduce stress, foster self-awareness, and promote spiritual connection. By providing a sanctuary of calm amidst life’s demands, meditation empowers women to explore their inner landscape, manage emotions, and cultivate a deeper sense of well-being. It also offers a great opportunity to practice releasing self-criticism or judgement.


Receiving divine guidance through mediumship brings your inner dialogue to light and allows you to feel seen. These messages gift you with a lightness that can foster the development of a successful career, healthy, happy relationship and peace with the difficulties of the past. We all want to live a lighter, happier life with ease, but we rarely know how to get there. Mediumship provides you with a “roadmap” of where you are, why you’re there, and how to get where you are meant to go – which is ultimately where you want to be.

Intuition Development Exercises

Practices and group exercises to practice developing the skill of hearing and strengthening your own intuition, your own inner wisdom and your own messages of guidance. The practices of meditation and breathwork throughout the week will also help to strengthen and connect to this inner voice.

Inner Child Work & How it relates to the soul

You are a soul experiencing life in a physical body. At one or more points in our lives, whether large or small, we have experienced trauma. At times, in order to protect ourselves, our minds block out the traumatic event—if you cannot remember what happened, you may struggle to understand it and let it go. Inner child work from a parts & soul perspective to helps us gain insight into our limiting beliefs, allowing us to process and reparent, and understand the connection between mind, body, and soul.

Gentle Yoga

Yoga promotes relaxation and reduces stress through controlled breathing (pranayama) and mindfulness techniques. It activates the parasympathetic nervous system, which counters the body’s stress response, leading to decreased levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) and increased feelings of calm and well-being. Yoga postures and movements massage internal organs, promoting better circulation and detoxification. Poses like twists stimulate digestion, while inversions aid in lymphatic drainage, benefiting the immune system. And so many more benefits!

Sound bath & Reiki

Sound baths and Reiki offer holistic healing benefits for the mind, body, and spirit. They promote deep relaxation, stress reduction, and emotional healing by balancing energy and releasing tension held within the body. These modalities also enhance mental clarity, support the body’s natural healing processes, and facilitate a deeper connection to one’s spiritual self.

The combination of these modalities can help with

All the details

Arrive anytime after 4 pm on Friday, September 27th (to relax and enjoy the home), and depart at noon on Sunday, September 29th. Programming starts at 6:45 PM on Friday.

*Note – Dinner will not be served Friday night. You are welcome to bring dinner (and put it in the fridge) or go out in Lewiston before the retreat. Evening circle snack provided Friday night. 

A take-home PDF booklet of the skills, material, and practices covered is provided to help continue the journey once you have returned home.


About the Venue:

Zen on the River is a grand riverside villa on a sprawling 2.5-acre lot of delightful gardens and breezy trees, with 288 feet of waterfront along the Lower Niagara River in Lewiston, New York. 

While we’re sure you’ll want to connect with the elements, even from inside with wall-to-wall windows looking at expansive sky, trees and water, 

you do have the readily available WIFI and a smart TV. 

A Great room with a gorgeous gas fireplace and large window views of the River, adjacent to the year-round solarium. The solarium with its wall-to-wall windows and heated floors is perfect for yoga, meditation, or dancing.

What's Included...

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Sacred Soul Retreat

$ 797
00 + hst
or 4 payments of $199.25 + hst
  • Register with two friends or get paired with other women.
  • If you are registering with a friend, pease add to the notes!


double getaway
$ 897
00 + hst
or 4 payments of $224.25 + hst
  • Register with a friend or get paired with another woman.
  • If you are registering with a friend, pease add to the notes!


$ 997
00 + hst
or 4 payments of $249.25 + hst
  • A luxury private room for the ultimate self-care experience
  • Limited number of solo-spots available

Pictures from Past Retreats

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely! YES YES YES! Going to a retreat alone can be extremely powerful and transformative. Common feedback we also receive is the welcoming, safe and connected vibe we create and the relationships you create on retreats sometimes turn in to lifelong friends. Around 50% of Shawna’s past retreat attendees have come on their own and this % increases with international retreats.

Another big YES! We welcome women of all levels and complete beginners too! Retreats are a great place to learn or to solidify established practices and routines.

Yes, a retreat information email with all this information will be sent out closer to the retreat date.

The villa is able to accommodate for dietary restrictions. Send an email to if you have any dietary restrictions to ensure that week’s menu will accommodate you.

Absolutely! Email me at and I am happy to answer any of your questions or hop on a quick phone call with you to help you feel more comfortable about your decision.

Meet your facilitator

Laurie Oakes

Her journey to find answers about spirituality and life outside of the physical body began at a young age. She found herself questioning her soul’s purpose, following her intuition, and receiving messages and “inner knowings” as young as she can remember.

Today, she shares her wisdom through various platforms, including workshops, retreats, and online courses. Her teachings empower individuals to awaken their spiritual potential, find inner peace, and live authentically.

Laurie gently guides her clients into letting go of the trauma and that which no longer serves them and empowers them with channelled guidance on their journey of personal growth and spiritual exploration.

She believes in the inherent divinity within each person and strives to help others discover their own inner truth and connection to their Creator.

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Cancellation/Refund policy: If using a payment plan, the first payment/first instalment is non-refundable at any time of cancellation. If paying in full, 33% of the payment is a non-refundable instalment at any time of cancellation. No exceptions to this policy. A 50% refund (on the total amount paid minus the non-refundable deposit) is available if cancelling 61-90 days from the retreat start date. Then, due to limited retreat spots and costs to cover the retreat, no refunds are available if cancelling 60 days or less before the retreat. No transfer of dates is available at any time. If one spot is cancelled in a double or trio getaway, the spot becomes open for another registration. 

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