Join us for our fall 2017 Bliss Weekend Retreat at
Camp Kawartha in Lakefield, Ontario, October 20-22, 2017

Bliss with Us in October

As the seasons change, the energy of our surroundings change, and as energetic beings those changes have different effects on mind, body, heart and soul. What might fulfill us in the winter is not going to energize us in the spring. Just as what invigorates us in the summer will not endure throughout the fall months.

Change is important. It keeps us alive and present; it keeps us going. And it’s the only constant you can rely on, so our Bliss B4 Laundry Weekend this fall will help us get on board with it! Let’s get ready to embrace change.

Join us on October 20-22 at Camp Kawartha in Lakefield, Ontario and you’ll experience  

MagicTransformationSisterhoodInspirationBliss ! 

What is a Bliss Weekend all about?

Every Bliss Weekend is a unique experience because the constellation of women who come make it vibrant, special and transformational every time!

Women tell us these weekends are “transformational” and “life-changing”.  We promise you won’t be disappointed! Read more information with some glowing reviews from past attendees here.

Bliss Weekends present women with the opportunity to press pause and take a break from the busyness of life. The focus of the weekend is to explore mind, body and soul through workshops, discussions, music, social activities and time spent in nature.

Now more than ever women are experts at juggling multi-faceted lives. The demands of work, family and home are often prioritized first leaving no time for self-care. This is where Bliss comes in…

There are no rules at a Bliss weekend! You can sleep in! You can relax by the fireplace. You can attend workshops, go for a hike and make new friends. You can practice yoga and let loose your inner goddess! Whatever mood strikes you, just go with it! This weekend is about YOU and only you!

Why come to a Bliss Weekend?

  • You’ve been working on your heart, mind, body, and spirit to create your best self!
  • You want to learn how to get back up when life knocks you down.
  • You are ready to step out of your comfort zone! Sometimes that’s what we need to let go and move forward.
  • You’re a work-in-progress and always evolving. You acknowledge your imperfections and embrace the qualities and values that promote your positive growth.

What will you take away from the weekend?

  • Learn how to be kinder to yourself
  • Be more mindful of the areas within you that need attention to achieve wellness
  • Understand how everyday choices (i.e. food, thoughts) impact your mind, body and soul
  • Learn new self-healing techniques and have the knowledge to make healthier decisions
  • Be inspired and motivated by new and lasting friendships
  • Gain the confidence and strength you need to start your journey

What’s the programming like?

The focus of the weekend activities is to provide you with the skills and awareness necessary to help you find balance and rejuvenation in all aspects of your life. Some sessions will inspire you to move beyond perceived limitations; others will nurture you with the peace and harmony found in the present moment.

This Bliss Weekend Programming will include:

  • A morning meditation class to start your day right!
    (Set the tone for an awesome weekend with quiet time for yourself)
  • Saturday and Sunday Workshops focused on wellness of body, mind and soul
    (Join our expert facilitators for 1.5 hour workshops)
  • Creativity sessions to get ideas flowing
    (Weekend registration includes cost of all materials)
  • Nature at your fingertips
    (Beautiful trails, access to a private lake, for quiet, meditative reflection)
  • A fun, social evening full of laughter and connection
    (Saturday nights at Bliss Weekends are ALWAYS fun!)

Deepen Your Experience

Throughout the weekend, you can meet with practitioners privately for 30-minute treatments or sessions. These sessions happen during times of down-time so that you don’t miss workshops or group activities. You make a soul investment of $45 for each private session you attend. Sign up, scheduling and payment for these sessions occurs online and during the weekend itself. The sessions are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Here is the description of the one-to-one sessions available at Camp Kawartha

Weekend Schedule and Presenters 

Take a look at our line-up of presenters and workshop facilitators. The following schedule is subject to change, but we promise it will be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G no matter what! 

Set your thrill meter to HIGH! Cheer each other on as you tackle challenges on Camp Kawartha’s High Ropes Course. This session is facilitated by well-trained Camp Kawartha staff.

The Food at a Bliss Weekend is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Period.

The food at a Bliss weekend is a bit of a magical affair. We organize the groceries, the facility and the recipes. Then together the group of us work together to create meals that are as good for our bodies as they taste in our mouths. The food is as unprocessed and as “close-to-the-earth” as possible. The menus feature whole, real foods: fruits, vegetables (including tofu/tempeh), grains, pulses, eggs, snacks and treats.

Gaby runs the kitchen throughout the weekend and as an established ‘foodie’ she guides and orchestrates scrumptious vegetarian fare. She also encourages the enjoyment of wine as you cook, if you wish! Gabbing, laughing, chopping, cooking and imbibing – what could be better!

We ask everyone to sign up for one cook OR one clean timeslot. We call it our KARMA HOUR – it’s how we give to each other throughout the weekend.

Beautiful Camp Kawartha is on the shores of Clear Lake

Camp Kawartha has over 186 acres of beautiful land with trails, forests and wetlands, and 800 feet of waterfront. Rotary Hall is the hub of activity at Bliss B4 Laundry where mealtimes and large group activities take place. The building has a fireplace, comfortable couches for lounging, dining facilities and a state-of-the-art kitchen.

The accommodations include cozy, winterized cabins with electricity perfect for bunking down with girlfriends, and a central washroom building with showers and toilets. Cabins are most suitable for women who like to camp, and accommodate 6-16 people per cabin. Remember to bring your own pillow and sleeping bag, and a flashlight to navigate to your cabin at night.

The site also includes plenty of other spaces for weekend programming including classrooms for workshops, low and high ropes courses, an outdoor amphitheatre, a teepee, and hiking trails. The weekend will include opportunities to enjoy the beautiful setting and relax in nature.

Logistical Details

Let us help with the logistics! Use these links to prepare for a weekend you will never forget!

A Wellness Retreat for Someone Other than the Rich and Famous?!

Wellness retreats that offer the depth and variety of programming that a Bliss Weekend includes cost around $800-$1200! Who can afford that?! At Bliss B4 Laundry we have worked hard to be affordable so that our weekends are as accessible as possible to everyday women.

Your super amazing registration fee includes all of this awesome stuff:

  • 6 yummy-in-your-tummy, close-to-the-earth, vegan/vegetarian meals
  • 2 nights shared, rustic accommodations (think cabins, bunk beds, friends old and new!)
  • Workshops of your choosing on wellness topics for mind, body and soul
  • Morning programs to start the day – like meditation, yoga and nature hikes
  • Evening programs that include laughter, relaxation, community-building and fun!

Registration Prices:


Registration:                     $450 + HST
Includes accommodations, meals & programming.

Bliss Membership Registration:       $444 + HST 
Pay your fee over a 12-month period and enjoy these amazing perks!

Saturday Only:                                    $250 + HST 
Includes all programming/meals on Saturday, no accommodation.

Cancellations: Need to Cancel? Read about our cancellation policy here.

Thank you to our event sponsors – you help us make the weekend even better!



What began as a hobby, has grown into a dream business for Cara Adams, CEO and Founder of Cara’s All Natural Products. Cara has blended quality and creativity into a unique and diverse line of body and skincare products.

Thank you, thank you to Cara for sponsoring all of our Bliss Weekends in 2017! Cara is a shining light to everyone who meets her. We are over the moon that she has come alongside Bliss B4 Laundry as a Bliss Weekend event sponsor!

Check out Cara’s amazing offering of all natural products! 


May You Know Joy inspires and empowers people to navigate toward their joy.  By connecting with our truth and living intentionally, we can create the lives we want.  May You Know Joy offers one-on-one coaching, workshops, retreats and a gorgeous product line including May You Know Joy meditation cards and Seeds of Intention cards.

Thank you, thank you Adrienne for sponsoring all of our Bliss Weekends in 2017! It has been so lovely having you support our work at Bliss! You are an inspiration to all the women you work with and it is our honour to have you cheer on our vision.

Check out Adrienne’s beautiful cards and heart-centred services!



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