Frequently Asked Questions
What types of workshops do you offer?
Our workshops and seminars change every retreat and are highly varied to appeal to all women. We choose the workshops that focus on the Mind, Body and Spirit. Some examples are yoga, meditation, dancing, nutrition, personal goal setting, fitness, nutrition, travel, supplements, vision boards, photography, writing, drumming, financial planning, women’s health, dream exploration, aromatherapy, painting, jewellery making, astrology, energy work, and so much more.
Do you need to sign up for workshops in advance?
We know you have busy lives, and when you show up for your weekend, you may end up changing your mind depending on your energy level. You may meet a speaker or workshop provider and decide to try something new. You may want to book a massage and work the seminars around your relaxation time. We want your weekend to feel flexible and open, so we do not make you sign up for workshops in advance.
Why do some workshops have additional costs?
Most workshop leaders are volunteering their time, however there are some contracted activities, mainly Creative Sessions, that require extra costs to cover the expenses of the art and craft supplies.
How do I sign up for bodywork?
Often we bring in Registered Massage Therapists, Spa Services, Reiki treatments and more. The costs for these services are in addition to the cost of the retreat and are booked directly with the service providers prior to the retreat. If there are spots available during the weekend, you can also book an appointment on-site. Contact information for the practitioners is sent out to the attendees 2 weeks prior to the retreat. EXTRA TREATMENTS AND SERVICES ARE SUSPENDED TEMPORARILY
What if I have never done yoga or meditation before?
We encourage every woman to try something new over the weekend. Our highly qualified instructors are trained to offer classes that are open to all levels.
What if I have special dietary needs? or physical limitations?
Let us know in advance when registering for a retreat, and we will be happy to accommodate you! Our host venues are able to provide alternatives to most common dietary preferences such as Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free and Dairy Free. If you have a food allergy and carry an Epipen, please notify us. You are most welcome to email us in advance with any concerns.
If you have physical limitations, please contact us and we will assess your restrictions and work with you to ensure the resort can accommodate your needs.
What should I pack/bring to the retreat?
A detailed list will be shared with you 2 weeks prior to the retreat.
What kind of women attend?
Typically women ages 35-65 attend the retreats. These women have varied backgrounds, some have small children and are looking for peace and quiet, some are professionals or semi-retired, looking to enjoy a weekend that offers inspiring workshops. The common thread is that every woman is open to re-connecting with themselves, Mind, Body and Spirit and connecting with other like-minded women who are kind, generous and inspirational.
Is the weekend safe to attend from a health perspective?
Your health is very important to us, this is a safety-conscious self-care weekend. uBlossom has run 10 retreats over the past 5 years including 2 during the recent pandemic. Our group size has been reduced from 80 to 40. We will practice social distancing with plenty of space in our workshops and dining. You will be provided with the tools you need to stay safe-your complimentary uBlossom Journal, personal hand sanitizer, wipes, face mask, and a few more goodies just for U!