Fall Retreat 2017




with Shasta Townsend

Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm


“Women are the world’s greatest untapped resource,” Mama Gena.

happy-women-retreat-fall-shastaIf you yearn to truly “come home” to yourself, and regain or deepen connection to your core being, and long to feel more clarity, more aliveness, and more “YES I CAN!” confidence while retaining your femininity, then join us on this retreat!


Yoga teaches that the creative energy of the Universe is a feminine power called shakti.  In a world goddesses-shastathat often denies or rejects feminine power, it is time to do the necessary work to reclaim the shakti that lies within each of us.

An obvious way to tap into goddess energy is by contemplating Durga/Kali, Lakshmi, and Saraswati—the personified powers of strength, beauty, and wisdom.

Shasta makes it easy, empowering and accessible for you to do so, regardless of your spiritual or religious or non-spiritual practice!

Awesome, lovely, safe, healing space you both have created! I loved loved loved yesterday, so grateful for you. – Gloria O. Divine Woman Retreat participant.

You will learn the wisdom teachings, tools and practical ways to:

    • Connect to the Divine Feminine wisdom within you to gain clarity on what you really want + how to go for it.


    • Learn how to shift your energy + consciousness to take back the control in your life.


    • Be happy, no matter what.


    • Tap into boundless, ageless energy so you feel effortless in all your actions, decision and creations.


    • Feel free in your skin and clear in your mind.


    • Know your nature as Love, and unleash that in the world in profound ways.


This is a natural extension for those who attended the summer Divine Woman retreat, and is also a great introduction for women who did not and who may be new to this teaching. 

Such a beautiful retreat today hosted by my friend and teacher, Shasta Townsend. Yoga in a treehouse, learning more about Shakti and the power of the divine feminine, delicious homemade food and the company of an incredible group of women. What could be better? – Sara B, Divine Woman Retreat participant.


This is a safe place of sisterhood to steep in the availability of power that is at your fingertips!

Discover your inner resource as a woman as you deepen your physical, mental, and spiritual practice with knowledge of mythic feminine with best-selling author and master yoga teacher, Shasta Townsend.

If you long to experience more “Feminine Soul” in your life as well as heart-felt sisterhood, then this day is for you.

All women welcome.

The day will also include a fully catered lunch with vegetarian or paleo options.

Please bring a Yoga mat, bolster, blanket and notebook.

Cost: $249.  SOLD OUT! For waitlist call 905-428-2300


This space is absolutely beautiful in every way. So grateful for being a part of today’s retreat. You and Ian have a wonderful place, so much amazing energy there. Love you both. – Caroline O, Divine Woman retreat participant.

About Shasta Townsend

Women's Fall Harvest Shasta Offering 2Shasta loves to see her students recognize, access, and SHINE the greatness within them.

She is skilled at cracking the lockbox of limitation and revealing one’s inner gifts. She is a feisty champion of creating an unlimited life where ease, joy, and freedom reign, regardless of the circumstances. Hers is the guiding hand outstretched to all who are ready to safely create the next big, beautiful chapter of their life.

Her playful nature and warm smile reflect her great joy for this work and for life itself.  She is especially adept at helping clients unravel the knots of not-enough-ness with humour and grace.  Evidence of her gift is apparent in a multitude of success stories from her happy students, and retreat participants.

Shasta is the creator of Balanced Life Yoga in Ajax, Ontario, Canada and is the best-selling author of Happy, Sexy, Shameless – What Our Mother’s Didn’t Know About the Birds and the Bees.  Connect with Shasta at www.shastatownsend.com, or www.balancedlifeyoga.ca


The Tree House at Heart’s Acres

Practice in the nurturing energy of the trees in a custom built “tree house” at Heart’s Acres.

Heart’s Acres is the manifestation of Balanced Life Yoga owner’s, Shasta Townsend + Ian Lavalley’s dream to create a healing place in nature where students and friends could come to connect with the power of the Earth, the ancient teachings of Yoga and the power of true friendship.

It is a 6.5 acre property of old growth forest, towering pine, song birds and soothing energy. It is located just east of Cobourg, On in the Oak Ridges Moraine.


Shasta, what an amazing space you and Ian have created! It facilitated such a strong connection with nature during our time today – with the sun, rain, breeze and sounds of wildlife. So grateful. – Lisa I. Divine Woman Retreat participant.

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