Champion Yourself to Wellness Women’s Retreat

November 12 -14, 2021
Windhorse Farm, Wenzell Lake, Nova Scotia

We’ve all been through it, the last 18 months have tested us in ways that we never imagined possible.  Now, with the end of the tunnel in sight, it’s time to take control again, to put you back in the driver’s seat.

That’s why we are so excited to announce our first ever Champion Yourself to Wellness Women’s Retreat.  

Join us for 3 days of whole health wellness specifically curated for women who are experiencing physical, mental, emotional and hormonal life changes.  Our Champion Retreat is both personalized and adaptable, focussing on the specific skills you need to thrive in an imperfect world.


Areas of focus include:

  • How to eat healthy for your stage of life
  • How to stay body positive with movement while maintaining hormonal health
  • How to focus on self-care – you take care of others in your life but who takes care of you? Take this weekend to create simple and empowering ways to bring self-care into your everyday life, so you can be the best for others AND for yourself
  • How to truly relax and enlighten your inner champion
  • How to jump start your wellness routine

This retreat is for you if you are:

  • Needing to find clarity and redirection in your life
  • Needing to take the time to truly listen to your physical, mental and emotional needs in a safe environment
  • Looking for ways to manage stress and find more moments of calm
  • Struggling to find balance and are neglecting your health
  • Ready to be empowered to make lifelong sustainable change
  • Constantly being told to “follow this plan”, “buy this diet”, “just think this way”, etc, but not getting sustainable results
  • Wanting to learn how to design a better relationship with food, knowledge around hormonal health, and simple and sustainable ways to create a healthy and well life
  • Wanting to create a roadmap for your wellness intentions in a loving, supportive nurturing environment
  • Wanting to reconnect with nature, yourself and other like-minded women in your stage of life
  • Ready to just take time for YOU!

What’s in it for you?

At the Champion Yourself to Wellness Women’s Retreat, you’ll learn simple and sustainable ways to physically, mentally and emotionally thrive at your stage of life.

In this impactful weekend retreat, you’ll leave with:

  • An actionable road map designed just for you, to start (or continue) your journey to a Champion Lifestyle.
  • You will feel refreshed, and have gained knowledge and energy to take on the holiday season and 2022 with a Champion Lifestyle
  • Gained self-confidence to take on cravings, critics (internal and external) self-care and body image with courage and authenticity
  • You’ll find tools to help you feel healthy, strong, and empowered during this time of your life.

It’s time to make an investment in yourself.

You have spent your entire adult life caring and creating the momentum to get you here.  For many, this is a time for reflection and movement, for changing priorities and bringing the focus back to what makes you, you, right now.

Join a group of like-minded women, for 3 days of giving back to yourself, to taking a deep dive into what makes you tick and to carve out your path for this next stage of the journey.

Spend time getting to know yourself again at the beautiful Windhorse Farm

Windhorse is a magical natural landscape and vibrant community located on ​Nova Scotia’s beautiful South Shore; it comprises an ancient forest, a wood products business, organic permaculture gardens, a conference centre with state-of-the-art facilities, off-the-grid cabins, and unlimited opportunities for visitors to connect in nature.

In all its activities,Windhorse is about experiencing the depth of the human experience, ​and the essence of genuineness, as reflected in natural systems.

Ready to Champion Yourself to feel better physically, mentally and emotionally so you can thrive?

Here is a look at what you can expect at the Champion Yourself to Wellness Women’s Retreat
(Please note: there may be slight programming revisions as we get closer to the event):

Friday – November 12

  • 5pm – Begin your Champion wellness weekend with registering upon arrival, meeting your newest friends and receiving your welcome packet
  • 6pm – Meet at the incredible garden pavilion to hear the history and magic of Windhorse by the owner
  • 6:30pm – Dine on organically prepared farm to plate dinner – Sponsored by: Your PEAS
  • 7:30pm – We’ll regroup with an orientation for the weekend activities  
    • Determining your ‘why’ – You’ll be invited to identify which intentions you have for Championing a healthier you.
  • 9:30pm – We’ll end the evening with a wonderfully relaxing bedtime mind-body meditation to help you get the deep sleep you deserve
  • 10pm – Nighty Night

Saturday – November 13

  • 7:30am Empower Hour – Champion yourself by choosing a stroll in the enchanting old-growth forest, a visit to the sauna or simply resting before breakfast
  • 8:30am – Feast on a delicious and healthy organically prepared farm to plate breakfast
  • 9:15am – We’ll regroup to connect and share what we have discovered so far
  • 9:45amNutrition workshop – Imagine a life free of restrictive diets and food rules.  In this workshop you’ll discover ways to make realistic and sustainable lifestyle changes so you can find your healthy weight.  You’ll be given tools that will support your health and well-being for the long run
  • 12pm – Refuel your body with the wonderfully prepared farm to plate lunch
  • 1pmBiography of the Inner Critic– gain freedom from the self-defeating behaviors and beliefs that are holding you back from being your true authentic self.
  • 2:45pmDiscover your Inner Champion – Discover your true authenticity.  Build your resilience and learn to bring out your pure authenticity, confidence and Inner Champion so you can thrive in an imperfect world
  • 4-5:30pmYou’re in for a treat!
    • Access Acupuncture: A free diagnosis and acupuncture treatment to help treat anxiety, stress, pain and overall health. A value of $75.
      • Anyone wanting treatment can fill out an intake form at the retreat
    • LIT Beauty: Will provide a micro needling demonstration to show-case one of their many incredible services.
      • You will receive a 25% discount from LIT when you book a future session (must be book while at the retreat)
  • 5:30pm – Night Walk: One of our most popular enriching experiences at Windhorse Farms.  The forest. And the dark. This 60-90 minute adventure is relaxing and inspiring.  Done in silence part of the way, with a little guided teaching and contemplation. Starting and ending around a fire next to Juniper Lodge
    No flashlight needed.  Bring weather appropriate clothing
  • 7pm – Bring your refreshed self to feast on the organically prepared farm to plate dinner –Sponsored by Leanne Myles from Team Clinton
  • 8:30pm – Melt into deep relaxation, bathed in healing sounds and vibrations with a sound bath by Primal Energy Relaxation
  • 10pm – Nighty night

Sunday – November 14

  • 7:30amEmpower Hour – Champion yourself by choosing an invigorating movement session, a quiet stroll in the enchanting old-growth forest or simply resting before breakfast
  • 8:30am – Feast on a delicious and healthy organically prepared farm to plate breakfast
  • 9:15am – Exploring hormonal health – Learn how to embrace hormonal changes that come your way at this stage of life
  • 10:30am“Thank you for seeing that in me” – one of the most impactful topics you’ll receive during this retreat.  Learn how to embrace and fully own your inherent strengths with a Champion Mindset
  • 12pm – End the weekend with a hearty snack to energize your journey home
  • 1pm – We will close off with the weekend with love, friendship and celebrating the Champion in YOU!




What’s it like to Champion Yourself to Wellness with Ann-Marie?  Here’s what people have to say:


  • “I love the discussion on how to address common barriers to a healthy diet.”
  • “I loved the way you talked no-nonsense about fad diets and how they all have something in common!”  
  • “This is a great reminder that empowering others through education and knowledge is key.”
  • ” It’s nice to know I’m not alone in my struggles.”
  • “So many practical tips and small steps to try.”
  • “You showed me first hand how 2 minutes of movement can make my day so much better!”
  • “I love how you pointed out that small efforts make a big difference.  It doesn’t have to be all or nothing!”
  • “The strategies to manage stress are so accessible and applicable to daily life. Thank you for the up-to-date information.”
  • “I feel different on a level that I have only known in my work life. This mental work and being challenged is changing my life in ways I never even thought was possible – you have been the greatest gift…I cannot thank you enough”

If you’re ready to reclaim yourself, your health and your inner champion, then join the Champion Yourself to Wellness movement and register today!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Champion Change Agency wants to thank all the Women owned businesses who have sponsored and supported this Women’s Retreat