Women's Empowerment Wilderness Experience

Apostle Islands—Summer 2017

Thursday August 3rd-Sunday August 6th- Shining Brightly

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Thursday July 20th-Sunday July 23rd-Getting into the Flow


Bayfield, Wisconsin

This retreat is an amazing opportunity to get into the flow of life.  What better way to do that than in a sea kayak, exploring world class sea caves on Lake Superior!

An ideal introduction to the world of sea kayaking, our three day format provides enough time to immerse in the outdoors and recapture the spirit of your adventuresome self. First time paddlers learn a range of skills and safety considerations that allow you to feel comfortable embarking on your own future trips. Experienced paddlers fine tune technique and deepen their knowledge of navigation, leadership and decision making on the water. Island features such as lighthouses, sea caves, wildlife, beaches and forests are included!

What do I mean by "getting into the flow?"

  • Being in the flow is a state of conscious connection and inspiration.  It's a state that is open to possibility, redirection, and expansion.

  • When I am in a state of flow I am open to guidance and unique forms of inspiration.
  • Getting in the flow also has much to do with quieting the mind.  Getting out of a state of doubt and self-sabotage.
  • Yoga is yin/hatha


What's "shining brightly" all about?

  • Developing unshakable confidence and self-worth
  • Working with the inner critic
  • Feeling like you belong (even when it seems like you don't)
  • Embodying your inner brightness
  • Letting go of thoughts/beliefs that get in the way
  • Terra Yoga

About the program:

-Yoga and meditation practices everyday to guide you deeper into your unique gifts and creative inspiration

-Guided group practices in the evenings to inspire authentic connection and spark new truths

-Teacher available for support and questions throughout the journey and after

-8 Participants Maximum for each trip

-No experience necessary

What's Included:

-All gear rental (That includes kayaks, tents, etc. All you need is a sleeping bag and pad and we can help you out with that if you let us know in advance)

-Expert guide

-Delicious and nutritious organic/local meals (we can accommodate almost any diet, just ask!)

-Daily yoga, meditation and inspiration

-3 nights of camping (one on the mainland 2 nights on the islands)

-Note: Tents are typically shared with 1-2 people.  If this is an issue for you please contact me directly for options.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: Set up camp on the mainland, hang out, explore.  Program begins at 7pm with an opening circle. 

Day 2: Delicious breakfast with organic fresh fruits and vegetables! We'll begin the day with yoga followed by a kayak instruction and safety course.  We'll eat lunch, pack up the gear and get on the water.  The Sand Island is a short paddle away. We'll have a nice cooked meal made by our guides.  In the evening we'll have a special program and a fire.  There will be free time to relax, explore, and socialize.


Day 3: Wake up to a freshly cooked breakfast.  We'll do yoga and meditate in the morning.  Then we'll pack up camp and do a day-trip to sea caves and if another island!  One the way we'll have lunch and get to the campsite mid-afternoon.  We'll have an evening program followed by fire, star gazing, and reflection.

Day 4: Wake up to a freshly cooked breakfast we'll do some more yoga and meditation to set ourselves up for the day.  We'll head out mid-morning to explore sea caves and a lighthouse if people want.  We'll take a break and have lunch on a beach.  We'll make our way back to the mainland early afternoon.  We'll close with a circle on the mainland and bless each other as we go our separate ways.  The program closes at 3pm. 

Investment: $550

Special Bonuses for Retreat Participants:

1) 30 minute "check in" with me via Skype, phone, or in person before, during (limited spots available), or after.  We can talk about anything related to the kayaking trip, meditation/yoga practice, and/or emotional/spiritual issues.

2) Free enrollment in Laura's online Global Community Practice Intensive (Fall 2017)


Getting into the Flow—July 20th-23rd SOLD OUT

Shining Brightly—August 3rd-6th

1) Fill out the information form at the bottom of the page.

2) Pay in Full

To pay via Paypal: There is a 3% processing fee.  You may pay for the whole retreat at once or pay the deposit.  

To pay via Check: There is no processing fee.  Total fee for the retreat is $550.

Make checks to Laura Adrian and send to:

Laura Adrian

9760 Alaureate Trail

Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077

3) You will receive a welcome email regarding trip specifics, how to prepare, and plan.  I will be available for pre-trip questions. 


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Registered already? Make your final payments for early bird and regular pricing here.

Cancellation Policy:

Event is subject to cancellation due to adverse weather conditions.  If we cancel the event and you are unable to make the rescheduled event we will give you 100% refund.

If you cancel we will offer you a 100% credit towards a future event. Note that not all events based on venue will be eligible.