THE Sensitive souls rising retreat

An experiential 7-day retreat for Highly Sensitive People and Empaths

The SSR Retreat is an experiential retreat that will be hosted just outside Calgary, Alberta at a beautiful high-end retreat center nestled in the Alberta foothills at the foot of the majestic Rocky Mountains.

Check out the retreat center

Before I share more about the retreat, I want to talk about who this retreat is actually for…

You’re a sensitive person who has always felt a little different than most people. You may have struggled to feel understood by the world around you because of your sensitivities.

You have an urge to express yourself but are uncomfortable doing so due to the fear of rejection or judgement, so you sometimes feel the need to hide the true nature of who you really are.

Whether you’re…

  • Hiding aspects of yourself due to prior experiences of rejection or judgement
  • Overwhelmed by your emotions
  • Don’t understand how to accommodate or work your sensitivity
  • Feeling socially overwhelmed and anxious
  • Struggling in your relationships
  • Unsure how to deal with the loneliness that can come from being a sensitive person
  • Can’t seem to kick that pesky habit of people pleasing

You’re in the right place and I want to tell you exactly how this retreat will provide you with ample opportunities to develop the skills to thrive as a sensitive person.

By the end of this retreat you will:

Have a better understanding of your sensitive nature

Learn how to embrace and accommodate your sensitivity

Have a greater sense of safety and confidence to show up just as you are without hiding behind the masks you have created

Develop strategies to manage the anxiety that being highly sensitive can cause

Experience more vitality and aliveness as you establish meaningful connections with like-minded people

Develop interpersonal skills and new ways of relating to others in an authentic way

Learn how to become more self-expressive so you can get your needs met and live a more fulfilling and satisfying life

The retreat will offer you opportunities to learn/practice:

  • The art of vulnerable sharing
  • Learn how to nurture and prioritize yourself
  • Get away from the monotony and stress of your life and come relax and unwind for a week
  • Practice sharing your most authentic self within a safe group setting
  • Develop new powerful habits to master your mind
  • Learn how to trust yourself and others so you can let your walls down
  • Learn how to let go of your fear of judgement and rejection so you can show up as your true self
  • Build a deep connection to nature and the elements
  • Learn safe and effective ways to heal trauma
  • Experience your emotions in a safe group setting
  • Build lasting connections with other sensitive people
  • Connect deeper with your body through one of the many opportunities to practice embodiment
  • Receive inspiration and encouragement to push yourself out of your comfort zone
  • Allowing yourself to belong to a community where deep relational healing can take place
  • Facing your fears with courage
  • Connecting with your sense of adventure

This retreat is designed to offer you experiences that allow you to deeply feel your worthiness and step fully into your most powerful and authentic self within a group of like-hearted people.

The greatest transformations occur when we try new things, face our fears, and are willing to let new experiences shape us into who we are meant to become. If you are someone who is looking for a deeper connection to yourself and others, then this retreat was created for you.

Sneak peek at what’s inside the Retreat

Day 1

  • Lunch

  • Introductions
  • Arts and crafts activity
  • Dinner
  • Opening fire ceremony
  • Heart rock offering

Day 2

  • Breakfast

  • Morning meditation
  • Authentic relating workshop
  • Lunch
  • Arts and crafts activity
  • Kundalini yoga
  • Sound healing – gong bath
  • Dinner
  • Nature walk
  • Bon fire

Day 3

  • Breakfast

  • Day trip to Banff National Park
  • Lunch
  • Guided hiking trip
  • Dinner
  • Cold exposure therapy
  • Bonfire

Day 4

  • Breakfast

  • Morning meditation and gong bath
  • Group counselling
  • Lunch
  • White water rafting
  • Dinner
  • Nature walk
  • Bon fire

Day 5

  • Breakfast

  • Morning meditation and gong bath
  • Authentic relating workshop
  • Lunch
  • Breath-work
  • Sound healing – crystal singing bowls
  • Cold exposure therapy
  • Dinner
  • Nature walk
  • Bon fire

Day 6

  • Breakfast

  • Morning meditation and gong bath
  • Group counselling
  • Lunch
  • Horseback riding
  • Ecstatic dancing
  • Dinner
  • Closing fire ceremony

Day 7

  • Breakfast

  • Morning meditation
  • Retreat debrief
  • Lunch
  • Head back to Calgary

Here is the information you may require to make your decision to attend:​


Location: The Crossing at Ghost River (one hour from downtown Calgary, Canada)

Dates: August 22-28, 2023

Length: 7 days, 6 nights

Attendees: 10 (The retreat will be held to a maximum of 10 attendees so a safe and intimate setting can easily be established. This will create cohesiveness in the group much quicker and allow for the beautiful transformations intended)

Price: $3700 USD

What is included in the price:

  • 6 nights accommodation with your own private room
  • 3 high quality meals per day + 2 snacks
  • Transportation to and from the retreat center + all excursions
  • 1 horse back riding trip
  • 1 white water rafting trip
  • 1 breath-work group session
  • 1 kundalini yoga group session
  • 2 sound healing group sessions
  • 2 group counselling sessions
  • 3 authentic relating workshops
  • Daily meditation and gong bath
  • 2 fire ceremonies + daily bon fire
  • 2 cold exposure therapies
  • 2 arts and crafts activities
  • 1 ecstatic dance session
  • 1 guided hiking trip
  • 1 day trip to Banff National Park

What is NOT included in the price:

  • Your flights and any accommodation you may require if you arrive to Calgary early or need to stay late due to flights. I recommend arriving one day early and everyone staying at the same hotel so we can depart on August 22nd without delay. Regardless, everyone will be expected to be at the designated hotel by 9am MT on August 22nd.

Registration deadline: December 15, 2022

Break down of payment schedule:

  • $1100 USD deposit due before January 1, 2023 to reserve your spot
  • $1300 USD due March 1st, 2023
  • $1300 USD due June 1st, 2023

Cancellation policy:

  • 90 days notice 90% refund
  • 60 days notice 60% refund
  • 30 days notice 30% refund
  • 7 days notice 20% refund

*If you are outside Canada, please ensure your passport is up to date if you choose to register

*Registrants for the retreat get a complimentary seat in my upcoming ARE courses on April 4th ($425 value)

Please email Matt at if you have any questions or to reserve your spot in the retreat