Breathe & Release Mini Retreat

Saturday July 20th, 2024 9:30-12:00pm or 2:00-4:30pm

A mini retreat led by Shawna Thibodeau + Laurie Oakes. Experience breathwork, sacred cacao ceremony and group mediumship for channelled guidance.


Saturday, July 20th, 2024


9:30am-12:00pm EST 

or 2:00pm-4:30pm EST


Zen House Yoga Studio

6150 Valley Wy suite 101, Niagara Falls ON


Join us for a mini retreat including breathwork, sacred cacao and channelled guidance in group mediumship! 


Breathwork & mediumship are two powerful tools that can provide deep release, healing, clarity, insight and shifts within.

During this circle we’ll first do a sacred cacao ceremony and a 60-minute group mediumship session led by Laurie Oakes. Participants will then be guided in a 60-minute breathwork session by Shawna Thibodeau (introduction & instruction provided for beginners).

Journaling, reflection time and group discussion will also be included.

What to expect...

Breathe & release

Morning circle
$ 150
  • Join us Saturday, July 20th 2024, from 9:30am-12:00pm EST

breathe & release

afternoon circle
$ 150
  • Join us Saturday, July 20th 2024, from 2:00pm-4:30pm EST


What is group mediumship + And Breathwork?

What is breathwork?

Breathwork is a practice of consciously working with your breathing pattern, lying down, to music. The rhythmic breathing in breathwork helps put the mind into different meditative states.

What can this do?

Putting our mind into meditative states allows us to experience our thoughts, emotions, and situations in life in a different way compared to the analytical/thinking mind. It’s also a space for going inwards and connecting with your inner truths and your heart’s needs & desires.

What is a group mediumship session? 

Laurie Oakes is a gifted medium who channels messages from the Divine that assist you on your life path. During a group channeling session, Laurie works around the room and channels a message for each person.  Often these messages provide guidance, clarity and direction on different areas in your life and guidance is often provided on ways to work through and approach different challenges. You can also ask Laurie for guidance on a certain area of life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Breathwork refers to various breathing techniques and exercises that are used to improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It involves consciously controlling the breath to achieve specific outcomes, such as relaxation, increased energy, or emotional release.

Mediumship is the ability to connect with a higher power. We are all souls experiencing life in a physical body, here for the purpose of soul growth. This growth comes from learning lessons, which often present themselves as challenges or obstacles we need to overcome. Working with a medium can provide clarity about what you are experiencing in life and why. Laurie channels guidance to offer insight and direction, helping you determine the next steps to take to align with your highest path.

Dress comfortably, bring your yoga mat, a blanket or eye mask to help enter a deeper state of comfort and relaxation, and a journal to reflect and take notes on any messages provided through mediumship session.

And as always, bring an open mind, heart, and soul!

We encourage participants to dress comfortable (ie. yoga attire). Bring a sweater in case you cool down during meditation, savasana, etc. 

No prior experience is necessary. Spiritual worshops often cater to individuals with varying levels of experience. They are designed to be inclusive and welcoming to both beginners and those more experienced in meditation and spiritual concepts. The facilitators will usually provide guidance suitable for all attendees.

Spirituality is non-synonymous with religion. Laurie aims to help each participant foster their own individual relationship with spirituality, source, and the Divine. Her beliefs are what she resonates with, but encourages each individual to take what feels best to them.

About your Guide

Shawna Thibodeau

Shawna has been a meditation teacher and teacher of inner work for over 10 years.

As a previous mental health nurse, and having transformed her own life through inner work and holistic practices, she is passionate about helping others improve their mental, emotional and spiritual health, as well as their life through a psychospiritual approach. 

Shawna offers online programs, classes, workshops and retreats to help individuals develop inner wisdom and skills that can provide greater peace, balance, empowerment and happiness within one’s life.

She uses a unique psychospiritual approach, combining knowledge in science and mental health with spiritual principles and practices such as meditation, energy healing and breathwork. She runs retreats and programs online and across the world including Canada, United States, Costa Rica, Portugal and Italy.

About your Guide

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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