This workshop is the first of many to take place around the world. Its goal is to open up a real conversation about growth - creative growth, spiritual growth, and the growth of a like-minded community.
This retreat is all inclusive, with your accommodations and meals covered. Designed with a mixture of group activities and individual sessions, this weekend is aimed at letting go and tuning into your truest self. As with all our retreats, you're welcome to participate as much or as little as you would like. From morning meditation to group discussions, our hope is that you go home feeling more in-alignment with your inner-self.
Over the course of the weekend you will have the option of participating in a range of group and individual sessions including: yoga, meditation, Reiki, art therapy, journal exercises, as well as discussions on law of attraction, the power of setting intentions, discovering and developing your intuition as well as a group reading session with a spiritual medium. You will also have the opportunity for an individual photo session over the weekend.
Again, all sessions are optional! Downtime is supported and no excuse necessary!
A photojournalistic wedding photographer, business owner, educator, and writer. Elena is passionate, first and foremost about storytelling. With a background in Anthropology and an endless curiosity about people, Elena sees the world as an opportunity to connect.
A mindset coach, holistic nutritionist, acupuncturist, and EFT practitioner with a specialty in energy work and the law of attraction. Jessica is a modern day healer, who has carved out a unique path guiding others towards their best lives.
An internationally sought-after portrait and wedding photographer, creative entrepreneur, and educator. Maggie is a professional photographer who uses her creative gifts to inspire others through her images, her writing, and her passion for teaching.
A gifted project coordinator with experience planning educational arts-based workshops in every corner of the world. Erin has managed several successful businesses and combines an eye for logistical detail with heart, dedication, and a knack for empowering women.
Joining us on at this inaugural event of the Modern Muse Collective is a lineup of independent and talented women with a wide variety of skills and knowledge, including:
Megan Boyle: Halifax Art Therapy
Lacey Gallant: The Higher Learning Academy
Jen Lloy: Intuition 101: Soul Speak
Ronita Baird: Ronita Baird PEI's Medium
Additional guests to be announced as the event gets closer!
All guests will stay in either single (with ensuite) or shared (double room ensuite) guest rooms at the Firedance Country Inn located in beautiful St. Catherine's, Prince Edward Island. Breakfast will be served each morning in their dining room overlooking the West River.
Most group discussions, individual sessions, lunch and dinner will take place at the historic Portshell Farm, located 5 minutes away. Home to a 125+year old barn on 10 acres of PEI countryside, the venue houses barn, conference room and individual meeting space.
Detailed venue descriptions will be provided to participants prior to the event commencement.
For guests flying in, our main airport is in Charlottetown (YYG), located 20 minutes away by car. For those driving, we are located 25 minutes east of Confederation Bridge and one hour west of Wood Islands Ferry Terminal.
We are really pleased to be able to offer an all-inclusive package for the weekend. Prices range from $1050 CAD- $1250 CAD including tax and include:
In maintaining with the spirit of giving back, a percentage of total sales will be donated to a PEI charity at the end of the weekend.
Payment options: $400 (non-refundable) deposit due upon registration with balance due by July 15, 2020 or full payment upon registration.
All tickets for The Surrender Project are non-refundable but are transferable. It is the participants' responsibility to find a buyer should they wish to sell. Once arrangements have been made, please contact email@example.com to transfer to registration. In the improbable case that The Surrender Project is cancelled by the hosts (unforeseen circumstances - i.e. safety related, Acts of God), all deposits/fees will be refunded to participants with the exception of any associated travel costs.
We encourage all guests to have travel and medical insurance.
~ A Message from Erin, founding member, Modern Muse Collective:
Project Surrender has been a while in the making. In 2016, I took a solo trip to Bali, a week to remove myself from reality and open the door to a new type of adventure. Something that would be just for me. Bali was beautiful and so peaceful - it remains near the top of the list of all the places I've traveled. The retreat that I found catered to women from all over the world - all in search of the same thing: a place where they felt safe and could fill up their schedules or keep them empty on any given day. There was no requirement to be with anyone but there were always people around if you wanted company. This idea really resonated with me - a lot of the other trips that I had considered had set schedules and that was exactly what I didn't want. I was leaving a very routine and structured life for a week, the last thing I wanted was for someone to tell me what to do - I was open to having options but not open to being committed to anyone else's plan. I had an incredible week. I visited temples, read poolside, saw the sunrise from the summit of Mount Batur, went to bed and woke up when I wanted. I chose my week. It was made for me.
Upon my return from Bali to my small island on the other side of the world, I often wondered if such a retreat would work here. Anne's Land. The smallest of Canadian provinces but the one that I chose and continue to choose to call home for so many reasons. None more powerful than the wave of calm that I have always felt as I cross Confederation Bridge or as I have driven off the ferry upon docking in Wood Islands. This island has a magical draw for me.
Moving forward, life and reality got in the way of this idea that still sat in the back of my mind. Enter Jess. A wonderfully smart, incredibly talented, healer and life coach - a wealth of knowledge in so many areas. In my living room one evening I told her about my Bali experience - the weird and wonderful - tarot cards and energy healing, downtime and amazing food - and asked what she thought of bringing the idea here with our own modifications and personalization. She was sold.
Over the next year(s), we talked a lot about what it looked like to us. What was important to us. What the actual draw would be. After a lot of talking and dreaming and visualizing and, a side trip to Sedona, a draft of Project Surrender was born. The word “surrender” was the theme of our Sedona trip. We went with no plan and were completely at ease with letting the universe guide our choices. We surrendered to knowing that whatever we did, it would be the right thing. And, it was - even when the universe threw us a couple loops, we eventually had a laugh and a story for the memory bank.
We came home with the draft. It was good but not great. We felt confident in the outline but were missing some key components which the universe quickly delivered on.
Enter Maggie and Elena. Creative masterminds, intuitive souls, successful businesswomen. Both bring heart and wisdom to the table and their very unique personalities. Joining forces with these two made perfect sense. They had already launched a photography based workshop together and were ready to expand to a different creative audience. On top of that, we have a lot of fun together - in whatever combo we happen to be in.
Our first meeting in 2020 set the tone. The date was picked. Email and messenger lit up. Ideas were everywhere. Our stellar line up was confirmed. Nothing too big or too small to share and discuss. A safe spot to throw out whatever came to mind- mostly on topic but some windy paths off topic, too.
And, now, here we are. It’s real and it’s out there and I couldn’t be more proud. Proud of myself. Proud of my partners. Proud of the idea. And, proud to be surrounded by these women who have lifted me and believed in me when I needed it the most.
This inaugural weekend of the Modern Muse Collective promises to open your mind and your soul. It promises to give you some well deserved time for you. We hope you'll join us to experience the power of surrender.
Owner, Island Aire Event Management