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Summertime Transformation Retreat
Loon Lake

August 26 - 28 | 2 nights, 3 days
14500 Silver Valley Road, Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2R3

This summer, instead of celebrating the end of summer with a BBQ, celebrate by discovering and creating a life you love. Less than an hour out of Vancouver, but a world away, The Lodge at Loon Lake is the Lower Mainland’s best kept secret. Set next to the tranquil lake, with soaring fir trees framing the majestic Garibaldi Mountains, this bucolic location is the perfect setting for quiet reflection and transformation.


The Summertime Transformation Retreat will feature coaching, workshops, and activities all based on Marpole Retreat’s Three Pillars of Holistic Health: Personal Development, Purpose-Driven Activities and Relaxation. The retreat is led by wellness professionals who are experts in goal setting, creativity, nutrition and yoga all working in synergy to help each guest bring her dream life to fruition.


Summertime Transformation Retreat Itinerary 

Find your next act on an all-inclusive, luxurious, goal setting Marpole Retreat.

Friday 26 August

15:00 - 16:00 | Check in
16:00 - 18:00 | Free to explore

18:00 - 19:00 | Welcome address & dinner

19:00 - Late  | Fireside Social

Saturday 27 August

09:00 - 10:00 | Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 | Goal Setting Workshop

11:00 - 13:00 | Free to explore

13:00 - 14:00 | Lunch

14:00 - 16:00 | Creative Afternoon

16:00 - 17:00 | Nutrition Workshop

17:00 - 18:00 | Yoga

18:00 - 19:00 | Dinner

19:00 - Late  | Fireside Social

Sunday 28 August

09:00 - 10:00 | Breakfast
10:00 - 11:00 | Bedroom Checkout

11:00 - 12:00 | Yoga

12:00 - 13:00 | Goal Setting

13:00 - 14:00 | Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 | Hometime

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Marie Fryman

Marie is a certified Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.


Her goal is to help motivated individuals reach their dreams, whatever they may be, by; providing a space to meet likeminded people, learn about breaking goals down into manageable stepping stones, and learning how to look after your body and mind to be your best self.

FUN FACT: Marie came to Canada almost 3 years ago with her travel buddy, Bertie - a blind Yorkshire Terrier with a strong desire to do nothing but sleep.

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Laura MacLoad
Goal Setting

Laura is the lady we all want to talk to when we have tiny doubts creeping in and we need that voice of reason to help navigate our way back to our unique purpose and gifts. Many of us have forgotten what these are, Laura helps us realign in ways which give lasting effects.

* The stories we tell ourselves - how to become aware of and begin to shift our limiting beliefs.

* Aligning tools & habits for living a purposeful life.

FUN FACT: Laura is a mom of 3 and rocks her own business too.

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Ewa Ostapczuk 

Ewa is an Irish Registered Dietitian, who graduated with a BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Dublin Institute of Technology & Trinity College Dublin. 


She worked in a clinical setting for 2 years, where she realized that what she really wanted to do, is to help people get healthy early in their lives, and help prevent admission to hospital in the first place.


FUN FACT: Ewa has a special interest in plant based nutrition, and is the cofounder of the Plant Based Diets And Food Sustainability Special Interest Group at The Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute. 

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Summertime Transformation Retreat Coaches


Caitlin Thompson
Yoga Teacher

You're in good hands with Caitlin who has been loving teaching yoga since 2013 through a variety of workshops offering themes such as; Yoga Fundamentals, Alignment Principles, Partner/Acro Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation, Ayurveda & Doshas.


You may recognize Caitlin's face as she has taught in; Mexico, Cuba, resorts all over BC, Thompson River’s University, the Kamloops school district, and Wineries and Breweries. In the past Caitlin has owned and operated her own studio in the Canadian Rockies! - How cool is that?! 

FUN FACT: Caitlin has just welcomed an adorable puppy, Oliver, into her family.

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Carly Schmidt
Lead Artist

Carly Schmidt is passionate about making art creation accessible to everyone.  Voted best artist in Kamloops 3 years in a row, she is making a big splash in the local art scene. 

A Kamloops artist and the owner of two local businesses, Kamloops Art Party and Schmidt Faced Artistry. She has been selling her work locally as well as internationally for over 14 years.  From teaching and coaching for over 18 years, the love to pass on knowledge and inspire others only gets stronger.

Carly especially loves teaching realism, wildlife painting, acrylic, watercolor, anime, texture and pastels. 

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This all-inclusive retreat includes meals crafted by a culinary team focused on elevated comfort food, with a specialty in fresh baking and desserts.

We wouldn't be a health and wellness retreat if we didn't cater to all dietary requirements, just let us know what you need. 

Your Menu at a Glance

Friday 26 August 

Dinner | Roasted Red Pepper Chicken


Saturday 27 August

Breakfast | Baked Frittata

Lunch | Pulled Pork Sandwich

Dinner | BC Wild Salmon

Sunday 28 August 

Breakfast | Big Breakfast

Lunch | Soup & Sandwich / Wrap Bar


Room Types

All guest accommodations are in the Koerner Lodge building which features its own private dining area, covered lakeside patio and outdoor fire pits.

Marpole guests can elect for a private room or shared room. Marpole Retreats will pair up solo travelers in shared accommodations if requested.

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