The high demand nature of many women's lives and professional roles can leave us more vulnerable to overwhelm and burnout. When women advance in their leadership, we can come under increased scrutiny and judgment, and managing this drains energy and can impact our resilience.

What deepens and maintains your resilience?

This unique leadership development retreat blends body-mind-spirit practices, yoga asana, pranayama, and leadership coaching specifically incorporating what the research tells us has women thrive as leaders.

We explore practical strategies, which you can integrate so you can respond to and rebound from the everyday challenges to better engage in the world and in your work with agility and confidence.

The Essence of the Retreat

This is an all-inclusive retreat with a supportive community environment for frank and empowering dialogues designed so you will:

  • Learn the dynamic model of resilience-building and regenerative leadership

  • Learn where your energy comes from, where it goes, and how to manage it

  • Explore tools and strategies to deepen your well of resilience. Identify and break through limiting beliefs

  • Enhance adaptability and resilience through focused self-knowledge and restorative strategies

  • Design your Personal Resilience Plan with concrete practices to replenish your well of physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual energy

  • Gain an ability to be proactive and responsive rather than reactive and rigid

  • Cultivate self-compassion



  • Meals and snacks (1 dinner, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, plus snacks)

  • An energy audit

  • A workbook brimming with self-reflection exercises, resources, and extras for building your personal resilience

  • Time outdoors, connection with nature... and horses!

  • Opportunities to create lasting connections with vibrant, inspiring women

  • Innovative approaches to your yoga practice that deepen the learning through somatic experience

  • Group discussion, group coaching, and self-reflection

  • Guided Mindfulness practices to rewire the amygdala and pre-frontal cortex to support your optimal performance

  • Membership on our exclusive Phoenix-Hearted Woman Retreats community giving you access to further resources

  • Discounts on future retreats that build on the Revitalize Retreat

Do You Have Questions? Contact either Nancy or Delaney. Click here for our contact information.

Program Overview:

To be determined closer to the date.

Why attend:


Better understand where you draw your energy from, how you can rebound from the responsibilities and the challenges that deplete you, and harness the practices that help you quickly return to and stand strong in your power despite what life throws at you.

Show up as more authentic in your leadership so you feel confident and better inspire trust in your team.

This is a highly unique leadership development retreat specifically designed around what the leadership research and neuroscience tells us helps women to thrive as leaders.

And when we say 'leader' we take that to mean whatever it means to you, be it leading a new direction in your life, leading in an organization, leading as an entrepreneur, leading in a way that has a bigger impact in the world. Whatever it is, you want to have a clear and strong voice and to be able to engage people in your vision.

Who this retreat is for:

Women who:

  • Understand the importance of having a deep well of physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual strength to draw on.

  • Want practices to keep this well full so they can create personal achievements and fulfillment, and inspire others into their greatness.

  • Are intelligent and accomplished yet have a growing sense of frustration with being expected to follow the grooves laid down by a history that expects them to play by a constricting rulebook.

  • Are either emerging leaders brimming with enthusiasm and ready to be their most powerful selves, or mid-career leaders wanting to leverage unique strengths and reinvigorate their presence as leaders.

  • Desire a retreat that takes a holistic and evidence-based approach to leadership development specifically for the female leader.

*This retreat includes yoga practice, so if you are differently abled, please let us know. We will do our best to be inclusive within the parameters of our venue.

What you will find here:

An open and supportive environment for purposeful time for self-reflection, yoga, discovery and growth.

Things to know: 

Fees:  To be announced closer to the retreat date.

Accommodation: Wisteria Acres Retreat Centre offers shared accommodation, which entails two people per room, each room having two single beds. Washroom facilities are shared.

What to expect:
Several yoga sessions interspersed with coach-led self-reflection and group discussion activities—all designed to help you identify what drains your energy and creativity and what fills your well of resilience and fuels your energy.

Meals and snacks will be provided and include dinner on the Saturday evening, breakfast and lunch and energy snacks on Sunday. Meals are vegan/vegetarian and include gluten-free options. Please advise us if you have dietary restrictions.

*This retreat includes yoga practice, so if you are differently abled or have medical challenges, please let us know. We will do our best to be inclusive within the parameters of our venue.

Please be aware: Wisteria Acres Wellness & Retreats Centre is an entirely non-smoking/non-vaping environment. Guests are asked to smoke off the property.

What to bring: Comfortable clothing suitable for yoga, layered clothing for changes in temperature, water bottle, outdoor gear (walking shoes, rain coat) for outdoor self-reflection time, your overnight kit (p.j.’s, toiletries and change of clothes) and a sense of adventure.

Mats are provided, but you are welcome to bring your own and whatever else will have you feel comfortable.

Where to go: Wisteria Acres Retreat Centre, 8648 Armstrong Road, Langley, BC.

Just east of Vancouver, Wisteria Acres offers a tranquil space for small-group retreats. Imagine being bathed in the tranquility of Mother Nature--nestled amongst old growth cedars that seem to impart an ancient wisdom and an invitation to sit awhile in quiet reflection. The delightfully restored farmhouse offers a country-chic charm and the warmth of home. Acres of private lush green space with gardens offer a vivid display of colour, and are shared with a very special herd of horses who offer a quiet strength and grounding presence.


What you will receive: Group coaching/discussions, four to five yoga sessions, self-reflection exercises, a workbook detailing the retreat’s journey with space for your own reflections, nourishing seasonal meals and snacks (please inform us of any allergies or dietary preferences).

About the refund policy: If you cancel your participation in the retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc.), but we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centres. We have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans change. However, to protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance that covers pre-paid packages. Otherwise, there is the option for you to find someone who would love to attend in your place.

If you cancel the registration: your registration is refundable minus a 20% administrative fee up to 30 days prior to the retreat. No refunds after February 13, 2019. If you find you are unable to attend during the no-refund period, please contact the facilitators by email so we can arrange for refunds and/or transfers.

Who to contact with questions:  contact either Nancy or Delaney.  Our contact details are on our CONNECT page.


Your facilitators:

Nancy Chenier, RYT-200 Yoga Instructor

The strength and agility of the body and mind are gifts that we carry off the mat and into the world, enabling us to face life’s challenges—be they great or mundane—with steadiness and ease. My hope is to nurture those gifts on the mat with mindfulness as well as a sense of joy.

Having studied yoga and meditation (Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Kundalini) and trained with some incredible teachers in Canada and abroad, I’m honoured to be able to share the practice with others.

Delaney Tosh, PCC, CPCC

My desire is a world fundamentally changed by the contributions, voices and participation of women who are living and leading from their essential, most powerful selves.

My sixteen years experience coaching leaders, leadership teams and business owners, supporting them in leadership development, strategic planning, business development and team productivity has made one thing clear to me: that women continue to come under intense pressure and scrutiny when they take the lead.

Frustrated by witnessing brilliant women playing down their brilliance to fit in and not stepping wholly into their power authentically, I have evolved my work to focus solely on coaching women of vision; women who wish to lead from their whole selves with confidence and the savvy to navigate the challenges they face.

What we believe:


It is not BS that women's brains are wired differently than men's - the research is in and it overwhelmingly outlines these differences.

However, what the research also shows is that these differences are women's superpowers, or could be, so long as we know how to harness them.

It is critical that the inspiration that is inherent in how women think and operate emerges as a paradigm shift to the concept of leadership.

Women do leadership differently.  This matters. 

Women who lead like women—from inspiration, intuition, interrelation and inclusion—will be our change agents, co-creating a more positive and inclusive world. 


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