Updated: Aug 28, 2021
A Wellness Retreat For Moms
Join us for a wellness retreat to honor + replenish your Mind, Body, & Soul.
Enjoy a well-deserved break, connect with other moms, and walk away feeling revived.
Sunday, September 19th, 2021
Bridge Between The Worlds,
Important Note: This event will comply with current CDC guidelines. All event attendees are required to verify that they have received their COVID-19 vaccination.
Margaretta McIlvaine, Spiritual Healer. Margaretta is an intuitive healer and clairvoyant who assists clients in connecting with all aspects of their multidimensional selves so that life can be lived and experienced with greater perspective and a higher frequency. She has learned how to access wisdom directly from the higher planes.
Her approach to transformational healing combines her formal training at the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, The Virginia School of Massage, studies in acupressure, Shiatsu, guided imagery, numerous Buddhist retreats, and all levels of Reiki training with her own unique experiences of self-healing and self-transcendence. She is also certified to teach Integral Hatha Yoga.
Her love and appreciation of nature inspired her to create Bridge Between The Worlds, a retreat center with a mission to assist others in connecting with the essence of spirit and intelligence in nature and recognizing the healing power of the elements in the natural world. Margaretta has studied different healing modalities for over twenty years, including Guidelight Facilitator, Kinergetics, Barbara Brennan School of Healing, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, Virginia School of Massage 500 hour Program, Study at the Monroe Institute, Process Acupressure at Esalen Institute, Workshops with the sound healer, Tom Kenyon, Numerous Buddhist retreats.
Her work takes her to California, New Mexico, Colorado, Maryland, Tokyo, Japan. In addition, Margaretta directs Bridge Between The Worlds to study subtle Energy Medicine and to study and connect with the essence of spirit in Nature.
Lynsie McKeown: Lynsie is a yoga, meditation, yoga Nidra teacher and personal development mentor to women. She has been a student of yoga since 2006 and currently studies under and teaches from the lineages and traditions of the Tantra, Sri Vidya, and the Himalayan Mas. In addition, her studies extend into the realm of neuroscience and neuroencoding, enabling her to bridge the gap between ancient spiritual wisdom and modern science.
She is known for her effortless ability to weave spiritual lessons, humor, and insights throughout each session, while simultaneously guiding students deeper into movement, breath, and transformation.
Her passion is creating a container for women to dive deeply within their hearts to reconnect to their innate core self. In doing so, they can heal their relationship to their bodies, to others, and the world around them, rewire and transform unhealthy belief patterns so that they can step into their full power and thrive unapologetically.
Gerry Stowers is an intuitive practitioner of the healing arts. During her two decades of extensive study and travel, she has adventured across the globe, learning ancient healing practices. Gerry has studied and practiced a myriad of energetic modalities; she is a massage therapist, a Reiki Master, a yoga instructor, and a Chinese medicine practitioner. She recently graduated with a degree in Acupuncture from Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine. Gerry is also skilled in acupressure and reflexology. The goal behind Gerry's work is for everyone to know and connect with their own divinity. She seeks to help individuals to discover and shine their own light.
Throughout her explorations and education, Gerry has come to understand the healing power of energy work. Everything is energy- as such, we have the ability to work with the elemental forces to transmute and heal both physical and emotional suffering. Gerry's deep interest in medicine is lifelong. She experienced a cosmic transformation during a 2004 pilgrimage to Costa Rica, where a connection with Nature guided her on a journey of spiritual transformation.
After this profound experience, Gerry began her study of Reiki. The beautiful simplicity of Reiki resonates with Gerry; she is now honored to share the knowledge of this spiritual energy with her community.
During her practice of Reiki, Gerry has worked in a hospital with mothers who have just given birth, helping to guide new spirits through the Gates of Light. She has also worked with the hospice community for the last decade at Augusta Health, lovingly holding space & guiding individuals who are preparing to transition. As a gatekeeper, Gerry endeavors to help people to remember their divinity. She appreciates Reiki's powerful ability to facilitate energetic exchanges on the non-verbal level, where deep transformative healing can occur. Gerry Stower's mission is to help others to remember that wherever they are, they are safe. When we learn to shine our own light, the path to healing is always possible.
Stephanie Wood, host of The Geode Podcast. Stephanie Wood is an Army Veteran, Reiki Master, and the Co-Founder of The Geode - Guide to Modern Wellness and Woo.
Stephanie joined ROTC in college, and after graduating with a degree in European History, she then spent five years in the Army as a Captain in Transportation Corp. She worked in Germany and Iraq, arranging for the movement of personnel and troops across the world.
After the birth of her second child, she started her first company Rose + Candy with her now business partner Tanya Nagaraja. Together they drew on all of their past experiences to launch a business sending care packages to new moms to help get them through the difficult postpartum period. They realized there was more to helping moms to they expanded their business to include all forms of modern wellness.
Stephanie now provides Reiki sessions, events showcasing other forms of healing and self-care, and hosts The Geode Podcast.
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Yoga Nidra + Breathwork with Lynsie Mckowen
12:00 PM - 1: 30 PM: Catered Lunch
1:30 PM - 3 PM: Guided Meditation + Lecture with Margaretta McIlvaine
3 PM - 4 PM: Reiki Circle with Gerry Stowers
4 PM - 4:30 PM: Closing notes
Yoga Nidra + Breathwork - Lynsie Mckowen, Personal Development and Spiritual Mentor to Women. Lynsie will guide you through Yoga Nidra and breathwork. Yoga Nidra is a sleep-like state that allows the body to rest fully. It's the perfect way to clear whatever stress you're carrying energetically. It will also help you release any old stories that no longer serves you. Her breathwork guidance will help you feel a deeper connection to your Self and those around you. Lynsie's dedication to her craft and her big heart will create a space where you can feel safe, held, and supported.
Lunch: This menu will consist of nourishing food for the body, mind, and spirit. We will be dining outside with chairs 4 feet apart. However, if you prefer to dine away from the group, we are prepared to accommodate. The lunch will be 1.5 hours so you have time to eat, connect, walk around, or journal.
(Choose 1 Option)
- A fresh Kale salad made with premium ingredients, a cookie, and a bottle of Virginia spring water (Vegan Option).
- A fresh Mediterranean salad made with premium ingredients, a cookie, and a bottle of Virginia spring water (Vegetarian Option)
- A fresh Seasonal grain bowl, made using premium ingredients, a freshly baked cookie, and a bottle of Virginia spring water
- A chicken, avocado, ranch bowl, made using premium ingredients, a freshly baked cookie, and a bottle of Virginia spring water
- A Tofu Bahn Mi sandwich prepared on freshly baked bread from Albemarle Baking Co., locally-made potato chips, a cookie, and a bottle of Virginia spring water. (Vegan Option)
- A Prosciutto and Mozarella sandwich prepared on freshly baked bread from Albemarle Baking Co., locally-made potato chips, a cookie, and a bottle of Virginia spring water. (Vegan Option)
- A Turkey, Brie, + Cranberry sandwich prepared on freshly baked bread from Albemarle Baking Co., locally-made potato chips, a cookie, and a bottle of Virginia spring water. (Vegan Option)
(Choose 1 Option)
- A party box of delicious nibbles that highlight the best of what's in season now. (Meat + Cheese)
- A party box of delicious nibbles that highlight the best of what's in season now. (Vegetarian)
- A party box of delicious nibbles that highlight the best of what's in season now. (Vegan)
Guided Meditation + Lecture - Margaretta McIlvaine, Spiritual Healer. Every group comes with its own specific energy. When a group comes together, there is a guiding force uniting the collective. Maggie will use her two decades of teaching and performing spiritual healing to create a unique experience for the attendees. After all the tickets are purchased, Maggie will tune into the energetics of the group and create a custom program for the group. Specific details for this portion are TBD.
Reiki Circle ~ Gerry Stowers, Reiki Master, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Graduate with over 700 clinical hours of Jung Tao School of Classical Chinese Medicine. Gerry will energetically clear the collective and engage in an empowering Reiki practice. She will lead the group in a Reiki Circle and guide you through a self-healing light touch practice. You don’t need attunements or any previous experience with reiki to participate in this activity. You have the light within you. Gerry will show you how to use it.
Bridge Between The Worlds,
Bridge Between The Worlds is a retreat center with a mission to assist others in connecting with the essence of spirit and intelligence in nature and recognizing the healing power of the elements in the natural world. It is located in Keswick Virginia, 2 hours from Washington D.C. and 1 hour from Richmond. A great space to unwind, rest, and reset.
Parking is available on site.