You’ve already done the work. The conversations about personal responsibility, self-love, the power of language are not new to you and you understand how they impact your life.
In your family, you're considered the deal-breaker. You've been called the black-sheep, pain-in-the-ass, trouble maker. When you try to talk about what you've learned, eyes glaze over and the subject is changed.
The idea of being in a room with other women that actually get you, like really get where you're coming from, seems almost too good to be true, yet it makes your heart beat faster at the thought of it.
Your life is busy, full, fantastic and sometimes challenging. And you are good with that.
You have a spiritual belief system in place and even if you can’t describe it, it’s YOURS. You’re totally down with all the intuitive stuff and talk about God and hugging trees is not an issue for you. You appreciate a well-timed f-bomb and people who tell it like it is.
You’re really, really good at giving. You do it all day, every day at home, work, with friends and definitely with your family.
And that is why you are here.
This retreat isn’t about starting some new shit or going back over old shit. You are not walking into the basement and working your way up. We are going to start on the top floor and together, as a circle of women, we are going to blow the fucking roof off.
From the time you step onto the land of the Sunshine Coast Monday afternoon until you head out on Friday morning, you’re invited to be fully, completely, authentically you. Ask for what you need, participate or rest as you desire. Courageously show up as you for you.
Over the course of five days, we will gather together in daily meditation, group conversations and one-on-one time.
You will have opportunities to get to know each other as you work in pairs or small groups. There will be plenty of room for rest and restoration along with dance parties and tree hugging.
No one knows you better than you, including me. How much you stay involved is up to you and I will encourage you to test the edges of your comfort zone.
You will be nourished with nutritious, homemade meals and plenty of time to nap, walk, listen to the ocean or sit by the fire.
We’ll spend evenings laughing in the hot tub and telling stories around the fire. The days will be filled with juicy conversations, meditations and time for one-on-one connecting.
This is a week for you to receive, to allow yourself to ask for what you need, to rest, to cry, to laugh, to indulge, to dance, to rage, to sing or pray. Because the truth of it all is this - I’ve got you.
I am loyal and I am funny as fuck. I can only recognize about 4 crystals. I call a thing a thing and still enjoy a glass of bubbles on occasion. I make an incredible loaf of sourdough bread from scratch and clearly, I like to swear. I hold space for the Divine to move through me. I know prayer to be my greatest form of medicine - both in the receiving and the giving.
You won’t find me using words like tribe, or goddess, but you will find me driving a sports car singing 90s R&B at the top of my lungs. I have dedicated myself to creating spaces in which women can show up in their fullness, their pain, their trauma, and their joy.
I’m here for all of it. I’m here for you.
“Uncle” Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq, Eskimo-Kalaallit Elder
“I don’t know what my life would look like had I not gone to the retreat and worked with Jill and I don’t want to know either!” - Kandace Goldstone
“After years of feeling misunderstood, through Jill I realized my life was the not the series of mistakes I thought it was and I went from pain to honouring my path and falling in love with myself. It’s like I won the lottery and I’m deeply grateful for her work.” - Colleen Shanks
“I’d worked with therapist and counsellors trying to heal from rape at 19 and no one had figured out how to crack the code until I worked with Jill. I am legitimately a different person because of her. I feel a level of joy and happiness every single day that I never knew was possible.” - Stephanie Kennedy
“I was super lost when we met and Jill is the first teacher I’ve come across that didn’t just give me all the answers. She made it safe to be vulnerable. She held space for me to own my own growth. She is the embodiment of wisdom and mirrored my own back to me.” - Keri-Anne Livingston
“I was desperate when I met Jill. I’d created my own hell and getting out of it was messy and hard. She was there with me every step of the way through and on the other side is so much joy and gratitude and love. The women I attend the retreat with are my sisters; my family. I feel so blessed. I am not alone.” - Natasha Martynes
"From the first call, I felt safe. Saying yes to the retreat was the greatest gift I’ve ever given myself. I can't even begin to imagine where I might be today without the work I did with Jill." - Carmen Smith
Located on the stunning Sunshine Coast only a 40-minute ferry ride from Vancouver.
This luxurious waterfront home offers the perfect place in which to retreat and rest.
The home features sweeping ocean views, beach access, comfy chairs to curl up in, a fireplace, privacy, a games room for playing and a hot tub in which to watch the night sky.
There are 7 bedrooms, each with their own charm and some a little more luxurious than others.
Once you have given your deposit you will get to choose from the ones left available.
Early registration means you have more choice!
Only 6 Spaces Remain...
The Circle of Truth Retreat will be held on the traditional lands of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Shíshálh (Sechelt) in what is now known as the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. I give thanks to the First Nations caretakers that have held this land in love.