July 12-14, Pigeon Lake

If you've been hunting for group therapy or a classic yoga retreat, you might have taken a wrong turn somewhere...

That's not WUB… You won't have to twist like a pretzel or rehearse a heartfelt soliloquy to have a potentially life-changing or transformational experience. Around here, you'll discover a grounded and supportive tribe of fellow journeyers, all navigating their unique paths.

It's not about how adept you are at yoga or how willing you are to bare your soul—it's about welcoming and cherishing your personal journey in perfect harmony with the serene lakeside charm.

No gurus and no dogma necessary... we're not your run-of-the-mill retreat, and we're proud of that.

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Your invitation to experience
something truly unique.

For those who already know us, you're aware that we have a special way of amping up the ordinary and going above and beyond the usual.

For those new to WUB, get ready for an extraordinary journey. You don't just get one solo act or facilitator... You get a huge team of musicians and soulful guides creating an immersive atmosphere.

Our offerings orbit around evidence-based somatic experiences rooted in science, perfectly paired with the unknown mysteries of the universe. These experiences tap into the inherited wisdom of you your body and your soul unlocking your internal wisdom and opening beautiful opportunities for deep healing, clarity, change, connection, growth and more.

Retreat Agenda Overview

Friday, July 12

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Arrivals and registration desk open

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Menu: Taco Night featuring Pulled BBQ Pork, Spiced Pulled Chicken, and a Vegetarian Chicken option

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Opening Circle
Facilitated by Paul Puzanoski, with team introductions

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
"Art of Surrender Workshop"
Lead by Michelle Bateman

8:00 PM - 8:15 PM

8:15 PM - 9:45 PM
Drum Circle
Lead by Marcus Fung

9:45 PM - 10:30 PM
Sound Bath by Sol Harmonics

10:45 PM – 12:00 AM
Quiet Time Options (Fireside hangs etc.)

Saturday, July 13

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Tea Ceremonies Available
Lead by Chelsey Mah

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
Menu: Fresh Baked Muffins, Bagels, Banana Bread, Lemon Bread, Fresh Fruit, Cream Cheese, Granola, Hard Boiled Eggs, and Sliced Meats

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
"Awakening Your Inner Healer"
Lead by Amber Courtney

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
"Introduction to Permaculture"
Lead by Kenton Zerbin

11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Lunch & Empower Hours
Tea Ceremony by Chelsey Mah, Banya and Cold Dip by Clayton Jones, private sessions with various healers 

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
"Rewilding Workshop"
Lead by Jennilee Barazzuol

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Empower Hour
Tea Ceremony by Chelsey Mah, Banya and Cold Dip by Clayton Jones, private sessions with various healers & facilitators

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Dinner Break
Menu: Thai Curry Night with options for Chicken or Vegetarian Curry, Coconut Jasmine Rice, and Grilled Naan

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Dance/DJ Movement Session
Lead by Pachak Espinoza

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lead by Giselle Gilliard, supported by Paul Puzanoski, Jennilee Barazzuol, Marcus Fung, and others

9:00 PM – 9:15 PM

9:15 PM - 11:00 PM
Live Fireside Music
Artists: Julie Fern followed by Danny Floyd Cole

11:00 PM – Midnight/Late
Quiet Time Options (Fire hangs, possible banya, etc.)

Sunday, July 14

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Tea Ceremonies Available
Lead by Chelsey Mah

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM
Menu: Selection of Fresh Baked Muffins, Bagels, Banana Bread, Lemon Bread, Fresh Fruit, Cream Cheese, Granola, Hard Boiled Eggs, and Sliced Meats

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
"Somatic Song Circle"
Lead by Sofia and Galloway (Cedar Roots)

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
"The Saboteur's Playbook"
Lead by Summer Bozohora & Andre Lam

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch Break + Empower Hours
Menu: Italian Sub (Meat or Vegetarian), juice box, fresh fruit, and homemade cookie
Private sessions with various healers & facilitators are available

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Community Sound Healing & Closing Circle
Lead by Marcus Fung, Paul Puzanoski, and WUB crew

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Optional Empower Hour Time for guests and facilitators

*agenda may be subject to minor changes

Retreat Highlights

What Makes Us Unique?

At WUB on the Lake, we pride ourselves on offering a retreat experience that goes beyond the ordinary. Whether you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life or seeking profound personal transformation, our retreat provides a balanced mix of structured sessions and free time to explore and reflect. Here's what you can look forward to:

  • Diverse Facilitators and Sessions: Engage with a variety of facilitators and activities designed to cater to different aspects of personal growth and wellness.
  • Beautiful Lakeside Setting: Enjoy the serene and picturesque environment of Pigeon Lake, perfect for relaxation and reflection.
  • Holistic Approach: Our retreat combines evidence-based somatic practices with spiritual exploration to provide a well-rounded experience.
  • Community and Connection: Build lasting relationships with like-minded individuals in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Retreat Offerings

Opening Circle: Step into the Circle of Transformation as we embark on a shared journey. This sacred space invites us to connect, grow, and discover ourselves. Through interactive activities, we foster unity and create a foundation for authentic connections. Let go of expectations and embrace the present moment. Together, we'll create an environment where each person is valued and celebrated. Get ready for a retreat filled with personal growth and meaningful experiences.

Honouring the Land:
We take the time to reflect and acknowledge the significance of the land and its people. At the WUB, we recognize the importance of honouring the traditional territories of the ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐤ ᐊᐢᑭᕀ Nêhiyaw-Askiy (Plains Cree), Ĩyãħé Nakón mąkóce (Stoney), Niitsítpiis-stahkoii ᖹᐟᒧᐧᐨᑯᐧ ᓴᐦᖾᐟ (Blackfoot / Niitsítapi ᖹᐟᒧᐧᒣᑯ), Tsuut’ina, Michif Piyii (Métis) and Cree peoples.

As we gather on this sacred land, we feel it is important to recognize and honour the rich cultural heritage and ancestral connections that thrive here. This acknowledgment is a meaningful part of our agenda, reminding us of the deep respect we hold for the land and its indigenous communities.

Together, let us create a space of reverence and appreciation, weaving the wisdom of the land and its people into our transformative journey.

The Saboteur's Playbook: Explore the hidden dynamics of internal saboteurs that get in the way of your desires and dreams. This session offers an experiential journey into the realm of conflict and communication, providing insights and strategies to dispel lingering feelings and foster connected, meaningful relationships.

Group Drumming: Dive into the invigorating world of group drumming in our Drum Circle, where the powerful rhythm of drums energizes the body, mind, and spirit. This session harnesses the beat to synchronize with your body’s natural rhythms, stimulating the nervous system and boosting vitality. Skillfully facilitated, this collective drumming allows participants to engage in emotional processing, releasing feelings and finding catharsis in the shared rhythmic experience.

Sound Bath: Immerse yourself in a deeply soothing sound bath experience, where a symphony of harmonious vibrations envelops you. This session is meticulously crafted to create a unique and immersive wellness environment that promotes profound physical relaxation, enhances mental clarity, and supports emotional balance. Allow the gentle, resonant sounds to transport you to a state of serene tranquility, rejuvenating your spirit and nurturing your overall well-being.

Introduction to Permaculture: Learn how to live sustainably and harmoniously with the earth through permaculture principles. This session offers practical solutions for creating abundant landscapes, resilient homes, and a lifestyle that goes beyond sustainability to regeneration, empowering you to enhance your environmental impact and sense of place.

Art of Surrender Workshop: Embark on a transformative journey into the art of surrendering, guided by insights that help you let go of life's burdens and embrace the present moment. This workshop provides practical tools to cultivate acceptance, release the grip of control, and foster a life of peace and clarity.

Somatic Releasing Movements: Join a transformative and mindful journey into body awareness with guidance through nervous system regulation, functional movement, and playful exploration. This session empowers you to tap into your body's wisdom, unlocking new levels of self-expression and self-discovery.

Nūma Breathwork: Dive into the Nūma Somatics Breathwork Journey, a profound exploration pulsating with life's rhythm. Reconnect with yourself through the wisdom of your breath, integrated effortlessly into your daily existence, amplified by the captivating sounds of live musical accompaniment.

Dance and Movement Session: Let your spirit soar in an energetic and liberating dance and movement session. Celebrate the freedom of expression in a fun and supportive environment, exploring creativity and the joy of movement.

Live Fireside Music:  Cozy up by the fire for an enchanting evening of live music that soothes the soul and fosters connection. Enjoy gentle melodies and harmonious strums from our amazing artists, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere perfect for relaxation and reflection. Let the music carry you away into a state of peaceful bliss as you connect with fellow retreat-goers. More details and a full lineup of our incredible artists to come!

Rewilding Workshop: It's time to Re-wild. This workshop helps you connect with your raw, wild Self—the elemental, natural, authentic you that emerges when you deeply surrender. Guided and supported by the community, allow the truth of you to be seen and heard, unleashing your inner wildness.

Somatic Song Circle: Explore the healing power of your voice in a nurturing song circle that fosters emotional healing and connection. With uplifting call-and-response songs, cultivate vitality, creativity, and liberated self-expression as you expand the field of harmonic resonance.

Awakening Your Inner Healer: Dive into "Awakening Your Inner Healer" to unlock your intuitive powers and expand your energy field. This session guides you in connecting with your body, interpreting its signals, and understanding what needs healing. You'll learn to tap into your innate healing abilities, identify hidden emotions, and use source light for effective energy healing. Designed for anyone, this potent experience offers profound insights and transformative results.

Community Sound Healing Cradle: Dive into the healing embrace of our Community Sound Healing Cradle, where the dynamic energy of drumming meets deep therapeutic interaction. Frame drums and various instruments blend to produce harmonious vibrations that sync with the body's natural rhythms, enhancing vitality and stimulating the nervous system. This session provides a space for participants to freely express themselves, releasing pent-up emotions and achieving catharsis in a collective experience. Engage in this profound drumming activity that not only boosts confidence and self-esteem but also connects you deeply to the earth's primal energy, fostering a sense of belonging and interconnectedness.

Embracing Wholeness in the Closing Circle

In the spirit of unity and gratitude, join us in the Closing Circle—an intimate and sacred gathering that celebrates the profound connections, growth, and transformation experienced throughout our retreat journey. Together, we honour the wisdom gained, the moments shared, and the profound impact of our time together.

With open hearts and expanded minds, we embrace the wholeness within, reflecting upon the lessons learned and the connections forged. As we bid farewell to this transformative experience, we carry the essence of our time together, forever etched in our hearts. Step forward into a future brimming with possibilities, guided by the profound connections and renewed purpose discovered within this sacred circle.

+ More to Come!

Empower Hours: Recharge & Radiate 

Empower Hours provide a unique opportunity for participants to engage deeply with personal healing and exploration on their own terms. During these designated times, you can choose from a variety of activities and sessions that cater to your individual needs and interests. Whether you wish to book private sessions or participate in group activities, Empower Hours offer the flexibility to create your own retreat experience.

Book Personal Healing Sessions:  Personalize your healing journey with sessions tailored to individual needs, offering a range of modalities from skilled practitioners. Personal healing sessions may include energy work, bodywork, and breathwork. Signup sheets will be available at the retreat, with more details and options provided closer to the event.

Tea Ceremony: Experience a serene Tea Ceremony available in both group and one-on-one settings. Engage in the soothing balm of Tea, connecting with your true nature and finding peace in every sip. Sessions are by donation or as determined by the practitioners, with all proceeds going directly to them.

Banya and Cold Dip: Immerse yourself in the rejuvenating experience of an outdoor banya tent and cold plunge pool. Relax in the warmth of the banya, with the soothing scent of essential oils and the soft glow of the wood stove. Then, invigorate your senses with a refreshing cold dip, leaving you feeling revitalized and deeply connected with nature.

Note: Banya, tea ceremonies, and private sessions run during Empower Hours are led by facilitators and are available by donation or at a set price. Every penny goes directly to the facilitators. This arrangement allows you to support them directly while receiving personalized attention and services. All other retreat activities listed are included with your retreat pass.

Join our email list for more details on these offerings and how to book private healing sessions.

I attended in 2020 and it was fantastic. The meeting space was inviting and comfortable and the people hosting and attending even more so. It was a blend of self reflection, learning, connecting with others, supporting each other, and dancing! The nature learning how to forage walk was so informative.

Sometimes one goes to a workshop or retreat and it is a one and done. Not WUB, the experience I had in 2020 stuck with me and I was inspired to return in 2023. So looking forward to what's in store, for exploration within and with the community.

~ Dana

Delicious Meals to Savour:


Culinary Delights at WUB on the Lake

Don't want to cook? We're excited to partner with The ECOcafé, a champion of "Food as a Community." By focusing on natural, sustainably raised foods from independent local farmers, ECOcafé aligns perfectly with our philosophy of nurturing both body and environment. Their approach to wholesome, unique meals is sure to enrich the retreat experience for all our guests.

Menu Overview:

Friday Dinner: Taco Night (Mexican Theme)

  • Enjoy Pulled BBQ Pork and Spiced Pulled Chicken with warm tortillas
  • Savour Mexican Rice, Pico de Gallo, Pickled Onions, and a variety of delicious toppings
  • Vegetarian option, EcoCafe's "Vegan Chicken"as a delightful alternative

Saturday Breakfast:

  • Start your day with Fresh Baked Muffins, Bagels, Banana Bread, and Lemon Bread
  • Fresh Fruit, Cream Cheese, Granola, Hard Boiled Eggs, and Sliced Meats

Saturday Lunch:

  • Choose from Roasted Chicken Wrap or Vegetarian Wrap
  • Includes a juice box, fresh fruit, and a home-made cookie

Saturday Dinner: Thai Curry Night

  • Delight in Chicken or Vegetarian Thai Curry with Coconut Jasmine Rice and Grilled Naan

Sunday Breakfast:

  • Enjoy a selection of Fresh Baked Muffins, Bagels, Banana Bread, and Lemon Bread
  • Fresh Fruit, Cream Cheese, Granola, Hard Boiled Eggs, and Sliced Meats

Sunday Lunch:

  • Indulge in a Loaded Italian Sub (Meat or Vegetarian)
  • Includes a juice box, fresh fruit, and a home-made cookie
All meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch: $135 per person. 

Accommodating Dietary Restrictions: We have made every effort to accommodate various dietary preferences . However, due to the remote location of the venue, we are unable to provide specific vegan options or cater to all dietary restrictions. For those with unique dietary needs, we offer the use of a fridge and a full commercial kitchen, allowing you to bring and prepare your own food as needed. We appreciate your understanding and aim to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience for everyone.

We look forward to nourishing you during the retreat!

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Your Lakeside Home:

Retreat Accommodations at Rundle's Mission

Discover the perfect retreat setting at Rundle's Mission, our picturesque lakeside venue. Whether you seek the cozy comfort of private rooms with your own en-suite in charming cabins, the vibrant camaraderie of communal bunk beds dorm-style, or RV sites and tenting, we have an exciting range of choices. Our accommodations are thoughtfully designed to be your home away from home, where relaxation and community come together seamlessly.

*Please note that you can also explore numerous offsite accommodation possibilities, including captivating hotels, charming Airbnbs, rustic cabins, picturesque campgrounds, and more, for added convenience.


I loved the energy and spirit of the WUB - experienced fun, joy of movement, music colours and variety - I met one friend who has become an essence buddy - the whole day experience was amazing, community building and soul satisfying - rather magical! 

~ Diane

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Right View of Emperor Bell

Ready to Experience Something Different?

WUB on the Lake isn't just an escape from the every day; it's a step towards a deeper understanding of life's mosaic. It's an opportunity for growth, laughter, and the creation of lasting memories in a setting that's as extraordinary as the experiences we offer.

Limited to 60 participants for an intimate and quality experience. 

WUB on the Lake Retreat Experience Passes

Secure your spot and save $200 by booking now to enjoy our super early onboard rate of $599 SOLD OUT

Tier 2 early bird rate is $699 for 20 only passes. ONLY 3 LEFT! 

Full price is $799.

Secure your spot early in this sought-after retreat!

Accommodation Pricing and Options:
Tent spot:  $19.99/night
Unserviced RV Spot:  $39.99/night
Main Lodge Dorm Rooms:

For those seeking a communal experience, our Main Lodge offers dorm rooms. The lodge features a dining area, catering kitchen, BBQ, bathrooms, and showers making it our central hub for community and connection.

Dorm Bed for the weekend: $29.99

For the dorms you can bring your own bedding, or the venue offers linen service for $15/per person which includes sheets, a blanket, pillow, and towel

 Glamping Bell Tent Experience:

(Limited Quantity!)

Emperor Bell Glamping Experience 

Enjoy ample space inside our Emperor bell tent. This massive tent can accommodate up to 3 queen-sized beds, or more people if on individual sleeping mats. We currently offer 2 queen memory foam beds with frames, bedding (except for pillows), bedside tables, rugs, bistro chairs with a table, a chair to relax, pillows and poufs to lounge, overhead lighting inside, and outdoor solar lighting. 

$215/night (extra single beds are upon request at $50/weekend)

Midi Bell Glamping Experience SOLD OUT

The Midi Bell Tent offers the ultimate glamping escape with extra head and floor space, double doors, and screened walls that roll up to let the breeze roll through. This package includes a queen 6 inch memory foam bed on frame, bedding,(except for pillows), bedside tables, lighting, bistro table and chairs, and decor. Lighting down the front guy-line is also included.  This tent sleeps up to 4 (with additional singles added), or can fit more on individual sleeping pads. 

$199.99/night (extra single beds are upon request at $50/weekend)

Lakeside Cottage Rooms: 

Our Lakeside Cottages at Pigeon Lake offer a blend of private comfort and communal charm. Each cottage has rooms providing personal space with their own bathrooms, ensuring privacy and relaxation. However, the heart of the cottage experience lies in the shared living areas. With large windows for natural light, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a cozy fire-pit, these spaces are perfect for up to 11 guests per cottage to connect and create lasting memories. Experience the warmth of community living while having your own private retreat at WUB on the Lake.

Private Room with One Double Bed: $125/night (private for 1-2 people) SOLD OUT
Private Room with 2 Single Beds: $100/night ($50/person)  SOLD OUT
Private Room with 3 Single Beds: $125/night 

Your Next Step:

Are you ready for a retreat that redefines personal growth and community? One that isn't too "woo woo" and combines professional insights with spiritual depth?

Secure your place at "WUB on the Lake" and take the first step on a transformative journey that awaits

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Midi Bell


Midi Bell

WUB Gatherings are an opportunity to connect with and create community. I feel so grateful to connect with like-minded people and to learn and grow together. I so appreciate the extreme attention to detail in the preparation and execution of the gatherings--the quality of the experience speaks volumes! You can feel that everything about WUB is done in service of community and love.

~ Tara