" I was blessed to be able to attend Susan’s Sacral Chakra retreat on Salt Spring Island last month. Before attending this retreat I had already had a few 1 on 1 sessions with Susan. The amount of work we did together in such a short period of time was astounding. With my experience with Susan thus far, I was very excited to attend her retreat.
The retreat beyond exceeded my expectations. I wasn’t expecting to meet and connect to so many people. It’s very powerful being in a room with many woman who were there for the same purpose. Susan created a very safe space which enabled us to share our personal stories. I was one of the youngest attendees and appreciated the fact that there were woman of all ages sharing their wisdom. I learned a lot about my own life, my generational traumas etc. I took away a lot of knowledge that will be with me for the rest of my life.
Now I need to mention the food… I am an EXTREMELY picky eater. I wasn’t expecting to eat much at the retreat due to this however the food was 10/10 perfection. Susan hired a private chef, Michelle, who prepared for us snacks and lunch that were mostly vegan (there were also gluten free and dairy free options). The ingredients were fresh and prepared on the spot. I cannot stress enough how delicious every bite of food was. I still think of that banana bread pretty often."
(Dec 6, 2023)
" Susan hosted an extraordinary one-day retreat that was truly a treasure trove of knowledge and enlightenment. The entire day was filled to the brim with valuable information, and I must say, it was an absolute pleasure to learn so much about the solar plexus chakra.
From the moment I arrived, I was warmly greeted by Susan and her team, instantly feeling the positive and nurturing energy that encapsulated the retreat. The ambiance was serene, and the atmosphere was infused with a sense of tranquility. It was evident that Susan had put an immense amount of effort into creating a space that was conducive to learning and growth.
Throughout the day, Susan expertly guided us through a series of workshops, meditations, and discussions centered around the solar plexus chakra. Her extensive knowledge and passion for the subject were contagious, leaving each attendee with a deep understanding of this important energy center within us.
What impressed me most about Susan was her ability to make complex concepts accessible and relatable. She effortlessly broke down the intricacies of the solar plexus chakra, allowing us to grasp its significance in our everyday lives. Not only did I leave with a newfound understanding of myself, but I also gained practical tools and techniques to balance and harness the energy of this chakra.
I wholeheartedly recommend Susan's retreats to anyone seeking personal growth and spiritual enlightenment. The experience was nothing short of transformative, leaving me with a desire for more. I am already looking forward to attending more of Susan's retreats in the future, knowing that each one will undoubtedly be a valuable and enriching experience. ."
(Nov 6, 2023)
" I have attended two of Susan’s Rise of Anima retreats. I have also been going to see Susan for nearly two years for spiritual counselling. She is such a warm and kind person with an innate gift of intuition. During the full day retreats I met other, similar minded women (a range of ages) and engaged in activities to develop the chakra energy and build upon my self esteem and self-love.
After a few difficult years lately, I feel truly blessed to have met Susan. She has gone above and beyond to build me up and give me the strength to move onto the next chapter in my life. I can not recommend Susan and her retreats enough for anyone who is seeking guidance, or the opportunity to work on themselves and manifest the life they desire. ."
(Nov 7, 2023)
" I came across Susan on a google search looking for someone to give me a spiritual reading. I have never had one and was curious but also a little hesitant. When I checked out her website and saw she was hosting a Women’s Day Retreat on Salt Spring Island I thought maybe I’ll give that a try first to get a feel for her. I was a little nervous and not sure what to expect for this retreat, not having met her before and thinking are there going to all be these voodo women there? Will I fit in? Well was I ever surprised. The group of women, aged 29-70 from Vancouver, Vancouver Island and Salt Spring were all amazing and not voodoo at all, lol. We were all on a similar journey, wanting to grow and unblock our own self limiting beliefs and unhealthy patterns which Susan explained and helped guide us through. She made everyone feel comfortable and was so open with her own life experiences and how she grew from them, turning around any negative experience to positive. She is not only passionate in what she does, she is smart, insightful, vulnerable and inspiring. Every woman at the retreat had been a client of Susan’s and had nothing but praise for her guidance and life coaching. Not only would I attend another retreat with her, I am booking an individual session with her on Zoom since I do not live on Salt Spring Island….forgot to mention, the food was utterly amazing too - healthy, vegan and delicious! It was an overall wonderful, inspiring day and I left the retreat feeling empowered!!!!! Thank you Susan ."
(Oct 31, 2023)
" As far as feedback goes, the overall vibe was so welcoming and warm and I loved how completely yourselves you were ( it was very inspiring for someone like myself who is so unsure of herself to be amongst such powerhouse women ) + the food was so amazing! I would attend another intensive with you and recommend it to my loved ones too."
(Jun 16, 2023)
" I appreciated the very restorative and healing retreat that Susan and Amanda so thoughtfully organized June 16, 2023. They created a safe place for women in a group setting to express their truth and the traumas holding them back.
Susan’s guided meditations helped us engage our wounds of shame with compassion and forgiveness. We began identifying our false narratives and our ineffective patterns of coping. She explained our chakras and ways they can be attuned to support transformational healing.
Also, Amanda’s energy shifting, and patriarchal healing helped us remove some heavy armor and simultaneously stimulated our self-esteem to rise up with courage. Thank you, Susan and Amanda, for helping reshape our stories and inspire healing for both ourselves and our ancestors. Attendee, Mel O.."
(Jun 16, 2023)
" Amanda and Susan's chakra clearing retreat was poignant and powerful! I have done a lot of chakra work in the past but have never experienced such a tangible sense of true release as I did in this retreat."( June 16, 2023)
" Susan and Amanda are amazing. I had no idea what to expect...it was my first retreat. They made it so comfortable to be vulnerable and explained what was going to happen during our time there in a clear and concise way. I loved how they got right into it...no wasted time. An incredible experience that left me feeling lighter and also more grounded. I'm looking forward to being guided by them again!."
(Jun 16, 2023)
" I did a custom personal retreat with Susan in the beginning of March and it has changed my physical and mental state for the better. I was at her doorstep sick, drained and in pain and left feeling like a new born. I had the best sleep, ate the best food for my body and with Susan's intensive and constant therapeutic support - my mind was clear, and finally relaxed. The feeling couldn't be beat. At the end of the retreat my gut, mind and body felt nourished and reset. Thank you Susan ❤️"
(March 29, 2023)
"This retreat was a quantum leap forward for me in my journey to connect with and understand my higher self and true purpose. I was thrilled to be invited to one of the earlier sessions and the retreat did not disappoint.
The location was nothing short of magical. One of the highlights of the trip for me was sitting outside the log cabin sipping a coffee or mint tea and watching the sweeping fogs roll over the hills. Complimented beautifully by the calm quiet lake and serene rural setting.
The food was comforting, delicious, and made with care. The meals were always an amazing time to decompress from a heavy load of spiritual healing. This retreat really pushes the boundaries of your physical body and mind through deep mediation and healing exercises. Being pushed to this threshold allows your higher self to emerge and take over. At least this was my experience. I'm sure the retreat offers something different for each person, but you can expect a profound awakening of some kind. I know that Susan has dialed in the concept even further since I took part, so I look forward to another retreat soon. " Jan 2022"