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Meditating in Nature

RESTORE. CONTROL.

Restore and take back control of your life with the ultimate retreat experience. Immerse yourself in a transformative journey of wellness and adventure, where serene paddle boarding meets mindful practices in breathtaking locations. Perfect for finding yourself again amongst all the pain and suffering you are experiencing. Join Kerry and some other incredible women to elevate your wellbeing and find harmony within.​

IT’S NOT A PADDLEBOARD, IT’S A PORTAL
A MEANINGFUL TAKE ON A WOMAN’S RETREAT IN NATURE

I’m Kerry Lewis, founder and director of Paddle A Board. My mission involves serving women by facilitating paddleboard experiences that include more than the float, because of my core values and story.

 

There was a time when I would have to close my eyes for a few seconds just to reset myself from the emotional and physical overwhelm in life.

Have you ever done that?

Created a scene on the back of your eyelids, just for a moment, that resembles your definition of serenity? Or have you become so depleted or unsatisfied that you can’t even make a three second movie about renewal in that tiny closed-eye break?

 

What does nature, water, and a big floaty board

have to do with the universal need of humans: to be valued and loved?

Everything… and more.

Oh, and sisterhood.

Sisterhood is the only reason humans are here in the 21st century.

 

You deserve more than just a few seconds of imagining your version of tranquility.

You deserve to understand how, in a reset, to feel valued and loved by you.

I want to make that experience a reality for you. And I can.

There’s no going back when nature shows a group of women who they really are.

And not going back is an incredible place not to return to.

 

Gliding on tranquil waters,

engaging in deep meditation,

and absorbing nature

creates a curated sanctuary

for you to strengthen

 your mind, body, and spirit

not to mention it will affect your core.

 

Stay with me as I’ll explain after I’ve redefined the word ‘retreat’.

 

RETREAT: Verb – withdraw from oppressive forces that are wearing you out and down.

RETREAT: Noun – the act of taking a step back to a safe-to-you space for personal restoration. RETREAT: Noun – a peaceful place where the questions inside you meet the answers inside you.

 

I have an amazing team and have partnered with a brilliant co-facilitator.

Join us over 4-7 days in finding solace, discovering a self you either lost or have never met, and unearthing the generational strength of sisters who lived before you and are within you.

Empower
Growth

Women with Sparklers

When you invest in you, the whole world benefits… and changes for the good.

Maybe you’ve been waiting for a sign—maybe you’ve slammed a few doors or contemplated closing a few. How about, first, opening this one and stepping over the threshold that will help you deal with what you have going on: grief, worry, career, and/or demands of family, work, and society in general.

Replace lessons with sessions as each thoughtfully planned event nurtures and feeds your body, mind, and soul—blending physical activity with mindfulness in a harmonious song as individual as your heartbeat.

I’ve explained all the feels here. I serve women by facilitating paddleboard experiences that include more than the float, because of my core values and own story. If you send me a message I’d be happy to have a real conversation about this invitation—to offer reassurance and answer your questions be they logistical or otherwise. I can also customize for a group you represent.

 

My official stats: Certified Mindset Coach, Card Reader, Level 3 UK College Diploma, Personal Trainer, Advanced Paddle Canada Instructor for flatwater.

Co-facilitator Reba Hopf stats: Rumble Motivator & Educator, Certified Nutrition Coach, Meditation Teacher - 200hr and Lululemon Ambassador YYC.

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Mini Retreats
 
September 20th - 23rd 2024
Woodland Micro Cabins Resort 
Sorrento, British Columbia
$999 per person


October 11th - 14th 2024
Northaven Retreat Centre, Overlander Hinton/Jasper, AB
$1,129 per person

Day 1 - Arrive and Connect

4pm - Arrive and settle in with some light refreshments

5:30pm - Opening Circle

6:30pm - Dinner

7:45pm - Setting your intentions 

9pm - Guided Meditation

Day 2 - Channeling Your Intuition

7am - Morning HIIT Workout

8am - Breakfast

9:30am - Self Regard 

11am - Guided Meditation

12:30pm - Lunch

2:30pm - Paddleboard. Facing fears and identifying boundaries

6pm - Dinner

7:30pm - Recap of the day followed by Guided Meditation

Day 3 - Setting Boundaries

7:30am - Walk with Nature

8:30am - Breakfast

9:45am - Empathy Exercise

11am - Guided Meditation

12:30pm - Lunch

2pm - Flexibility and Stress Management

4:30pm - Paddleboard. Be with nature and your thoughts

7pm - Dinner

8pm - Guided Meditation

Day 4 - Grounding

7:30am - Walk with Nature

8am - Breakfast

9.30am - Closing Ceremony. Loving What Is.

What Is Included?

3 nights, 3.5 days (Mini) 7 nights, 7 days (Full)

Private rooms

All catering included *Menus designed and delivered by a professional Chef

Guided Meditation

Mindset/Emotional Intelligence Coaching

Walks in Nature

Paddle boarding

Free time to be with your emotions and journal

Loving, guided support throughout

Invest in yourself for a small price and see a lifetime of benefits, as I will be there with you every step of the way, before, during and after your retreat.

Payment plans are available. Please enquire with me today.

*Mini retreats available now. I am working on bringing a full week transformation in 2025, so stay tuned.

  • What are some things we should consider to bring with us?
    When planning for your paddleboard trip, there are several important items to consider bringing with you. These include a change of clothes, a towel, a waterproof bag to keep your belongings dry, a waterproof phone case to protect your device, a waterproof camera like a GoPro to capture your adventure, snacks to keep your energy up, plenty of water to stay hydrated, a hat to protect you from the sun, sunscreen to shield your skin from UV rays, bug spray to ward off insects, and carabiners to attach items securely to your board. These items will help ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable paddling experience, allowing you to fully embrace the beauty of your surroundings while being prepared for any situation that may arise.
  • Do you provide payment plans? What do they look like?
    At Paddle A Board Vacations, we understand the financial commitment that comes with booking a tour or retreat. We do offer payment plans on a case by case basis to make it more manageable for our guests. A deposit is required at the time of booking, and the payment plan is then broken down over the course of the remaining months leading up to the tour or retreat. The balance is due no later than 2 weeks before the start of your tour/retreat. Our goal is to make the booking process as flexible and convenient as possible for our guests, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to join us for an unforgettable experience. If you have specific questions or need to discuss a personalized payment plan, please don't hesitate to reach out to our team.
  • Do you offer a discount for group bookings?
    Yes, we offer a discount for group bookings of 4 or more people. At Paddle A Board Vacations, we believe in promoting the enjoyment of paddleboarding experiences with friends and family. Therefore, we encourage group bookings by providing a discounted rate for larger groups, allowing everyone to share in the excitement and adventure of our guided paddleboard tours. This discount is our way of making our services more accessible and appealing to groups who want to explore the beauty of the natural environment and waterways together. We want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to create memorable experiences while paddleboarding with Paddle A Board Vacations. Please contact us with your enquiry.
  • How much should we be tipping our tour guide/instructor at Paddle A Board Vacations?
    At Paddle A Board Vacations, we strive to provide exceptional service and unforgettable experiences for our customers. We recommend tipping your tour guide/instructor as a gesture of appreciation for their hard work and dedication. While tipping is not mandatory, it is customary to show your gratitude by giving 5% of the total value of the tour per person as a minimum. However, if you feel that the service exceeded your expectations, feel free to tip more. Your generosity is greatly appreciated by our team, and it helps us continue to provide top-notch experiences for all our customers. Thank you for considering tipping your tour guide/instructor at Paddle A Board Vacations.
  • What qualifications do the paddleboard instructors at Paddle A Board have?
    Our paddleboard instructors at Paddle A Board are certified by Paddle Canada and hold current CPR and first aid certifications. In addition to their professional qualifications, our instructors are passionate about sharing their love for paddle boarding and have extensive experience in teaching students of all skill levels. They are dedicated to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for our clients, and always prioritize their students' learning and enjoyment on the water. If you have any specific questions about our instructors' qualifications or teaching approach, please feel free to reach out to us and we'll be happy to provide more detailed information.
  • My question hasn't been answered
    If your question is not listed in our FAQ, please head to our contact page to message us directly and we will be sure to respond within 24 hours.
  • What is the cancelation policy for Paddle A Board Vacations Lessons?
    At Paddle A Board Vacations, we understand that circumstances can change. If you need to cancel your lesson, we ask that you provide at least 72 hours notice so that we can offer the spot to another participant. If you cancel within 72 hours of the lesson, the booking is non-refundable. The 6 week lesson program is non-refundable at the time of booking. We want you to be committed. If you miss the first lesson, you would be required to book a basic skills lesson prior to the second lesson. Please reach out to our team as soon as possible to discuss any changes to your booking.
  • What happens if the minimum number of participants for a paddleboard lesson is not met?
    If your paddleboard lesson does not meet the minimum number of participants, the lesson will be cancelled and rescheduled. Alternatively, you will have the option to upgrade to a 1-1 lesson for an additional cost of $20 per person, with a maximum of 2 people for the price increase. This ensures that you still have the opportunity to enjoy a personalized lesson, even if it does not meet the initial group requirement. We strive to provide a tailored and high-quality experience for all our customers, and the option to upgrade to a 1-1 lesson reflects our commitment to delivering exceptional paddleboard instruction.
  • What is the minimum number of participants required for paddleboard lessons with Paddle A Board Vacations?
    At Paddle A Board Vacations, we require a minimum of 3 participants for our paddleboard lessons. This ensures that our instructors can provide personalized attention and guidance to each participant, creating a safe and enjoyable learning experience. We believe in the importance of small group sizes to maximize learning and ensure that every participant receives the necessary support and instruction. If you have a group of less than 3 people, we can discuss options for private lessons or find suitable alternatives to accommodate your needs. Our focus is on delivering high-quality paddleboard instruction tailored to the unique needs and abilities of each participant.
  • Will we be getting wet on a lesson?
    Yes, during our paddleboard lessons, you can expect to get wet as part of the learning process. Learning how to paddleboard involves practicing self-rescue techniques, which are important for safety and confidence while out on the water. Our instructors will guide you through the process of falling off the board and getting back on, ensuring that you feel comfortable and prepared for any situation that may arise. Embracing the possibility of getting wet is all part of the fun and adventure of paddleboarding, and our lessons are designed to provide a safe and enjoyable learning experience for everyone.
  • Will you do a lesson on a different date and time to what is available?
    Absolutely! At Paddle A Board Vacations, we understand that scheduling can be tricky, so we strive to be as flexible as possible. If the available lesson times don't work for you, simply get in touch with us, and we'll do our best to accommodate your preferred date and time. We want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to experience the joy of paddle boarding with our expert instructors, so don't hesitate to reach out and discuss alternative lesson times. Your satisfaction and enjoyment are our top priorities.
  • Do you teach children and adults with special needs/disabilities?
    Yes, at Paddle A Board Vacations, we are committed to making paddle boarding accessible to everyone. We have certified instructors who are trained to work with individuals of all ages and abilities, including children and adults with special needs or disabilities. Our instructors are skilled at adapting their teaching methods to accommodate each individual's unique needs and provide a safe and enjoyable experience on the water. If you or a family member have special requirements, please feel free to contact us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure a positive and fulfilling paddleboarding experience.
  • What reasons would Paddle A Board Vacations cancel our paddleboard lesson?
    The safety and well-being of our customers is our top priority. There are a few reasons why we may need to cancel a paddleboard lesson, with the primary factor being adverse weather conditions. We closely monitor the weather and will cancel a lesson if there are thunderstorms, lightning, hail, or tornado warnings in the area. These conditions pose significant risks to our customers and our staff. In the event of a cancellation, we will make every effort to reschedule your lesson for a later date or issue a refund as per our cancellation policy. We will not cancel the lesson if it is raining.
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