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Congratulations! Your spot is secured in Sandika Joy's 3-Day Empowerment Retreat!

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A place where:

Sweatpants are the great equalizer!

Makeup is not necessary!

'Air-dry' is the style!

You can leave your identity and labels at the door and just be YOU!

I hope you are feeling as excited as I am to join me "off the grid" for this Empowerment Adventure.

During our time together, we'll be unplugging from society, the busyness of our lives, and really, our identities. We'll detox from labels and routine.

Thinking back on my life, what I recall most vividly are the moments that took place in nature:

☼ Reaching the summit of Mount MacFarlane and setting up camp as it began to snow.

☼ Sitting by a campfire underneath a starlit sky and feeling so grateful to be alive.

☼ Bushwhacking through remote forests and finding an exquisite waterfall.

☼ Watching the horizon from a kayak as the sunsets.  

Nature has a way of removing distractions, of commanding our deepest attention and connecting us with who we really are. It was in nature that I've gotten most clear on what my next steps were.  

Imagine this adventure as a reset for your life; placing you outside of your comfort zone, in a supportive environment that will catalyze new ways of thinking. We will discuss women's empowerment and what it means to be a woman while pushing past limiting beliefs, all while connecting with the Earth. It's going to be spectacular!

To kickstart our detox from 'normal' life, we are going to follow a 24-hour rule. 

For the first 24 hours after you arrive, you are not allowed to say what you do for a living. You're not allowed to tell if you're a mother, a wife, or a millionaire, or what you might be studying. Even if you're famous, no telling for 24 hours! This brings an opportunity for everyone to get to share who they are without labels to reconnect with their true self. Trust me, you'll be able to create strong ties just by allowing yourself to connect with that playful part inside of you.

Remember being a kid packing to head to summer camp, with a clean slate; a fresh summer start?  

When you were a kid, you could just show up as your true self and live in the present, having so much fun playing outside and making friends! Right? This experience will be just like that.

From the desk of Sandika Joy:

You are headed to a pretty magical place!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

For now, you can begin to prepare yourself by drinking more water and reducing the amount of toxins you eat.  Try spending a little more time outside each day, even if it’s only for 5 minutes! We will be following a clean diet together. Meals will be vegetarian. Instead of wine with our meals we will be drinking tea and water. I want you to leave feeling renewed, energized, emotionally lifted, and hopefully with some new healthy habits to take home with you! Please send me an email to let me know if you have any special dietary conditions/allergies and feel free to ask me any questions you may have.





You’ll also need to sign an activity risk waiver. If you have any health issues please get consent from your doctor.  You will need to be able to physically carry your belongings on and off the ferry, walk on uneven gravel roads, climb stairs in the Teapot House and go for a hike.  We will be hiking up Mount Trematon, which is the highest peak on Lasqueti Island with an elevation of 327 meters (1073 feet).  Lasqueti is a remote Island (we don’t call 9-1-1), Lasqueti emergency services are provided by a volunteer first responder team and medivac. Please note, it's recommended that you purchase your own travel insurance.

Please complete this waiver ​​​​​​​and send it to us here. ​​​​​​​



You'll also want to check out this list of what to bring and what not to bring!​​​​​​​

Remember less is more out here at Lasqueti Island. It can feel so liberating leaving your everyday stuff behind like cosmetics, hair dryers, and curling irons. You truly don't need to worry about that stuff here. We are all on the same page. Let's leave that stuff at home and instead use this weekend to connect with nature and tap into our truest self. 



Here are the instructions on how to get here to ensure a successful trip. *Please read and follow these instructions carefully* 

Please note that there will be no refunds for missing the ferry. If you do miss the ferry your next option will be to take the 5:30 pm sailing. We recommend you print these instructions or take a screenshot of them for your reference.  You can’t rely solely on cellular data once you get to Lasqueti Island. (One of the charms on the great outdoors!)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out by sending us an email at

Adventure awaits...

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