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Marpole Retreats was born from a frustration with single dimensional retreats that promised transformation and instead merely offered a short break from the daily grind.


Founded by Marie-Helena Fryman-Kunert, a certified health coach, Marpole Retreats are holistic retreats centered around three core pillars; Personal Development, Purpose-Driven Activities and Relaxation. With a multi-dimensional focus, Marpole Retreats are the next generation of retreats that finally deliver on the promise to be transformational.



Each retreat offers a specifically curated program of activities and workshops designed to get at the heart of what each guest truly desires to build their dream life. Led by experts in personal development, nutrition, fitness and creativity, Marpole Retreat’s professionals help individuals dig deep to uncover what it is they want in the next chapter of their life. Through one-on-one work, as well as small group activities, guests find a safe space to have the courage to explore their needs and wants, while having fun and building lifelong bonds with others seeking their own change.



Marpole Retreats has developed the secret sauce to turning a retreat from a trip into a transformation. If you’re tired of taking retreats that don’t translate into lasting change, it’s time to try a Marpole Retreat.

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Just like the guests she helps on her retreats, Marie-Helena was searching for her next act. As a marketing executive in London, she dreamed of living abroad and running a company that was rooted in helping others. After much soul-searching Marie-Helena decided to pursue her certified holistic health coaching certification and move to Canada.


She created Marpole Retreats based on the holistic principles she studied at the Institute of Integrated Nutrition, namely that a healthy and HAPPY life is rooted in wellness, relationships, creativity and purpose. As Marpole Retreats grows, Marie-Helena’s goal is to have physical properties worldwide that draw on their unique surroundings and culture to host life-altering retreats for anyone looking for help writing their next chapter.

Marie Fryman

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