Because you can, because you must…because, most of all, we hold up half the sky, and our half must show the other half how to be. ~ Donna Ashworth

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*All inclusive ticket price of $750.00

Payment plan option available
*Private sessions available for additional fees.

Don’t miss out on the year’s most sought-after women’s event! Reserve your place at Half the Sky—an annual retreat where women from all walks of life come together to reclaim their power, celebrate their unique gifts, and soar to new heights of possibility. Embrace the call of the wild and let your spirit take flight as you discover the infinite possibilities that lie within.


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

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Friday, May 3, 2024 to Sunday, May 5, 2024

About the retreat


Get ready for an unforgettable weekend retreat packed with excitement and relaxation! The fun kicks off on Friday at 3:00 pm with a lively registration where you’ll be greeted with smiles and good vibes. After getting settled into your assigned accommodations nestled amidst the tranquil beauty of the forest, join us for a sumptuous chef-prepared dinner that will tantalize your taste buds and set the stage for an epic weekend ahead. As the evening unfolds, gather with fellow retreat-goers, where you can unwind, connect, and bask in the peaceful ambiance of the Lodge. Get ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and rejuvenation—it’s going to be a weekend to remember!

But that’s just the beginning! Get ready for an exhilarating day filled with activity workshops designed to ignite your passions and elevate your spirit. Or, if relaxation is more your style, indulge in a blissful day of doing nothing but enjoying the serene surroundings and treating yourself to moments of tranquility and self-care. The choice is yours, and the possibilities are endless as we dive into a weekend of empowerment and rejuvenation at Half the Sky retreat.

Activities and workshops

Immerse yourself in a diverse array of activities and workshops thoughtfully curated to nourish your mind, body, and spirit. From empowering yoga sessions at sunrise to soulful guided meditations by the waterfall, each experience is crafted to awaken your inner strength and ignite your sense of self. Engage in interactive workshops focused on personal growth, mindfulness, and empowerment, led by inspiring facilitators who guide you on your journey of self.

Click here to view the schedule of retreat workshops!

Age-inclusive community

Half the Sky celebrates the wisdom, vitality, and beauty of women of all ages. Whether you’re a vibrant young woman stepping into your power or a seasoned elder sharing the depths of your wisdom, you’ll find a warm embrace within our diverse community. Forge connections, share stories, and bask in the collective wisdom of generations as we come together to uplift, support, and inspire one another.

Laurentian Lodge

Experience serenity and step into the enchanting world of Half the Sky—an annual empowering women’s retreat nestled within the ancient beauty of the boreal forest. Set against the backdrop of a century-old Lodge, cradled between two pristine lakes and a mesmerizing cascading waterfall, this sanctuary offers a haven for women from all walks of life.

The historic Lodge, steeped in a century of stories, serves as your home away from home amidst the whispering pines and dancing waters. Surrounded by the tranquility of the forest and the symphony of wildlife, this retreat provides a space for reflection, growth, and connection.

A culinary journey curated by our talented chefs

Chef-Prepared Curated Menu: featuring a delicious fusion of retro-inspired dishes and modern delights. From farm-to-table meals served in the Lodge’s cozy dining hall to decadent treats and refreshing beverages, every bite is a celebration of flavor and nourishment. Savor the taste of empowerment as you dine on chef-prepared delicacies throughout the weekend, ensuring that your experience at Half the Sky is nothing short of extraordinary.

Boogie down with this year’s theme

Step back in time and embrace the spirit of the seventies with our groovy-themed activities sprinkled throughout the weekend. Channel your inner hippie with a retro-inspired dance party under the stars, unleash your creativity with positive vibes only in our workshops, and allow your flower child to chill with our activities. Get ready to groove to the rhythm of your own authentic self as we celebrate the free-spirited vibe of the seventies.

Private pampering and self-care team

Are you looking for something extra to add to your weekend? We have an amazing team lined up to spoil, pamper, comfort and indulge you.

Click here to check out the additional services offered.

*All inclusive ticket price of $750.00

Payment plan option available
*Private sessions available for additional fees.

FAQs, policies, and procedures

Please click here to read the FAQs, cancellation policy, and current 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 Of The Oaks website, directed through Momence, with payments processed using Stripe.