Announcing your retreat details, and itinerary below!

Half the Sky returns to Laurentian Lodge to bring you one of the most unique all women’s retreats in our area. Brought to life by some of the best-in-class minds and practitioners in wellness that northern Ontario has to offer.

When women come together, magic happens my friend. And those who tell you otherwise are afraid. We are not. So come.

Donna Ashworth

Half the Sky retreat is dedicated to women coming together, to rejuvenate, support, and empower. After all, we are the magic that holds up half the sky.

Click here to read the FAQ, cancellation policy, and current Covid-19 procedures.


Laurentian Lodge
Hwy. 639 North, at Flack Lake
Elliot Lake, ON

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Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7, 2023

About the retreat

Half the Sky retreat was created for women to find peace, revitalize, and practice mindfulness. A space to clear your mind, body, and soul.

Half the Sky’s menu of included experiences features a balance of choices for movement or creativity to assist you in your relaxation and harmonizing journey. Enhance your stay with an impressive line-up of professional wellness practitioners for luxurious curated self-care sessions. Throughout your stay, as our guest, you are free to roam from the hills to the water. The Lodge is offering their canoes (with PFD) on hand for you to utilize, or you are invited to bring your own kayaks or paddleboards and take a leisurely exploration of Flack Lake and Mikel Lake.


The full itinerary and pre-signup for activities, and self-care sessions is now available! Click here to view the exciting details.

Private Pampering and Self-care Team

Are you looking for something extra to add to your weekend? Check out the amazing team lined up to spoil, pamper, comfort and indulge you.

What people said about last year’s retreat

“This was the most fun I’ve had in a long time! The venue was perfect, the comradery was beautiful, delicious food, fun events and lots of laughs. Thank you for an amazing weekend that left me inspired and rejuvenated!”

Half the Sky 2022 Attendee ~ Kimberly Gillette

“Amazing venue and food. It was nice to have options for activities or just to relax. It was a wonderful, positive experience, good for the soul!”

Half the Sky 2022 Attendee ~ Lisa Jensen

Discover Laurentian Lodge

This expansive property creates an unparalleled retreat experience. Connect with the natural world in the ever-evolving landscape featuring serene, tranquil beauty on the water surrounded by wilderness, including high end accommodations nestled within two lakes and the mesmerizing sound of cascading waterfalls. Each room includes daily housekeeping, and room service. Highly trained teams support you with the heartfelt intention to curate your stay with private wellness sessions, enriching small-group activities, relaxing spa services, and necessary uplifting evenings. Your theme this year is Pajama Party! Coordinate with friends or stand out on your own for a chance to win prizes!

FAQs, policies, and procedures

Please click here to read the FAQs, cancellation policy, and current Covid-19 procedures.

In order to maintain registration details in an organized manner, please refer all questions regarding accommodation/food, etc., for this retreat to Michelle at

Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and will be available for purchase through Eventbrite.