Nourishing Roots

Writing | Yoga | Retreats

Kerry makes sure every move has different options for each person's individual ability!​
Laura
Yoga Student
Lauren created an inspiring space where I felt safe sharing my work.
Leanne
Writing Student
Kerry is genuine, full of love, funny, giving, and wishes the best for everybody.​
Cathy
Yoga Student
Lauren provided a trusting positive environment in which to explore and grow as a writer.​
J.L.
Writing Student

Upcoming Retreats

Stretch Your Spirit ~ Explore Your Stories

New Year Yoga
and Deep Writing Retreat

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Start the new year by exploring mindful writing and gentle yoga within a supportive community. 

Through restorative yoga, engaging writing exercises (for all levels) and a yummy lunch, we will connect with our voices and our bodies and nourish our creative, physical, and spiritual selves in this day-long retreat, led by expert, easy-going instructors.  

Where: St. Benedict’s Retreat and Conference Centre, West St. Paul, Manitoba 

When: Saturday January 11, 2020, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The day includes all writing and yoga experiences with expert instructors, as well as a homemade lunch (vegetarian and other options available) and a special gift. 

Spots are limited, so sign up today!

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What We Offer

Retreats

Connect with your deepest stories and feed your creative soul while taking care of your body in beautiful landscapes.

One-Day Workshops

Sometimes all you need is a mini-break to nourish your spirit, explore your stories, and reconnect with your creative roots. We offer day-long workshops throughout the year.

We Come To You

Having a women's weekend at the cottage? Or planning a retreat for your writing group? Get in touch. We can help you create an amazing experience combining generative writing exercises and restorative yoga.

About Us

Lauren Carter

Lauren is the author of four published books (two novels and two poetry collections) and has taught writing throughout North America and coached writers from around the world. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing, has trained in creativity coaching, and regularly helps writers deepen their craft and their important relationship with their personal creativity and the stories they need to tell. Find out more at www.laurencarter.ca

Kerry Mealey-Holmes

"Give love, gather love" is one of Kerry's mantras. She believes that yoga is for everybody and every BODY. Whether sharing a challenging flow, spending time in stillness, or having fun with kids on the mat, Kerry's warm and inviting method of teaching will put you at ease. She offers many adjustments so that the pose fits you and encourages yogis to truly listen to their bodies. Kerry has more than 200 hours of certification which includes trauma-sensitive yoga through YogaFit. Check her out on Instagram: @stopdropdoyoga


Praise from Our People...

Kerry is genuine, full of love, funny, giving, and wishes the best for everybody. When you are in one of her classes you don't feel like everybody's looking at you to see if you're doing it wrong. She makes such an atmosphere you feel like you're just part of her tribe. I would highly recommend any one of her yoga classes.
Cathy K.
Lauren provided excellent instruction, guided exercises, and a trusting, positive environment in which to explore and grow as a writer.
J.L.
I’ve had the pleasure of being instructed by Kerry Holmes for over a year now and let me say her classes not only work wonders on your body but they are also healing mentally and physically! I have never had an instructor with such a gift like Kerry has! Her classes will change you! She is so accommodating and makes sure every move has different options for each person's individual ability!
Laura Veldink
[Lauren] was incredibly insightful and helped me build confidence in my creative process. She provided me with the tools, knowledge and resources I need to restructure my novel. Lauren also helped me create a clear plan I can follow to accomplish my goals without feeling so overwhelmed.
E. B. Page

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