Valentines Day Weekend Retreat

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This Valentine’s day invest time to re-discover each other.

Instead of a regular weekend away with your sweetheart let’s rekindle the romance

that everyday rituals and stress can drain away.

Valentines weekend retreat feb 16

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Couple Valentine’s Weekend Retreat with an Empowering Twist


 Saturday Feb 16, 2013

 8:30 am-9:30 am – Registration, tea and coffee

 9:30-10:30 am – Welcome and introduction to the weekend – Angela Slade

 10:30 – 12:00 pm – Enhance a Blueprint for Happiness – David Gilks

 The 90 minute session is a must for anyone who feels “out of sync” with their life.  Participants are taken through a series of thought provoking exercises to help create our own personal mission statement and to permanently break down old barriers to happiness.  David will teach you how to harness the power of your mind through the science of NLP (neurolinguistic programming) and the I AM Project Life Coaching Workbook.  Join David for a powerful and interactive exploration into the science of emotion, memories and behaviors.

12:00 – 1:30 pm – Lunch on your own

1:30 – 2:30 pm – Get “Fit to the Core” Interactive Workshop – David Gilks

Do you have issues with you knees, shoulders or lower back? Does even a short run make you ache?  David Gilks is a medical exercise specialist and has the very tools you need to prepare your body for running, yoga, boot camps etc, through a specific series of exercises designed to strengthen, stabilize the major joints in the body. If your tired of getting injured then this is the place you need to be.

2:30 – 4:00 pm – Get Financially Naked – Shari Molchan

Do you start wondering about your household money facts and encounter resistance? Your partner says that there’s nothing to worry about it; “I have it under control!” Do you let your partner handle all the finances? In this fun 1.5 hour seminar Shari is going to tell you that ~It’s time to do it with your partner! And size doesn’t matter – it’s financial compatibility that counts. She will share the upside of talking money with your partner. Shari says that knowledge is power and she will show you how to start the money talk that will bring you closer by creating an open mutual vision for your financial future.

4:00 – 5:30 pm – Spice up Your Sex Life – Lesley Stedmon

Are you and your partner on the same sexual wavelength? Join Sexologist Lesley Stedmon for this fun and experiential workshop on sexually reconnecting with your partner. Lesley creates a safe place to learn about sexuality and will be sharing tools, techniques and simple yet effective actionable steps you can start utilizing right away! Becoming sex-fully expressed has never been so fun! 

5:30 pm– on – Romantic Dinner and Free Time

Sunday Feb 17, 2013

8:30 – 9:30 am – Eat for what you do, not for what you crave – David Gilks

Food, exercise and our metabolism, the three things we need to understand better if we are to make lasting changes to our shape. Every day the cost of being alive metabolically is different, yet we generally eat the same thing in the same way. In this one-hour workshop, you will learn the simple process of creating your own zigzag nutrition plan so your eating matches your life. This is a way to have your cake and eat it too!

9:30 – 11:00 am – Close and send participants off to a Healthy Breakfast – Angela

11 am – 4:00 pm – Your time…. Enjoy the Spa, an outdoor excursion, or just one-to-one time!  

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Meet your Weekend Retreat Team!

AngelaAngela Slade, MA, RCC provides specialized self-esteem, body-confidence and healthy living education to women and girls as well as group and individual counselling. Her mission is to build a community of strong, healthy and confident women and families across the globe. Using her model of Choosing Health and Integrating Changes (CHICs), Angela supports women and girls to build momentum to produce desired results through education, goal identification, and action steps for successful healthy living.

Educator and Counsellor, Angela Slade is dedicated to inspiring women and girls to step out of their comfort zone to expand a new meaning to life through informed, relevant and life-expanding education and counselling. 


LesleyLesley Stedmon is a sexual health educator, sex coach and registered nurse dedicated to continuously communicating healthy and positive messages about sexuality. She has facilitated sexual health workshops in schools and community agencies since 2003 and speaks on a wide range of topics. 

She graduated from the University of Victoria in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is certified as a Sexual health Educator through The Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco, CA. Lesley is in private practice in Nanaimo, BC where she sees women and their partners for sexual health education and coaching. 



Faceshot-reversedShari Molchan’s workshops, seminars and one-on-one coaching have come out of her own history of struggle and the hundreds of people she has seen in her 16 years in the financial services. She knows that a lot of men and women, for whatever reason, don’t have a great relationship with their money. This shows up both in your business and personal life.

Shari is a money specialist who transforms not only your relationship with money but also rids you of the blocks that are stopping you from creating the life or business you know you could have. The only difference between where you are now and where you can be – is belief – pure and simple.

When you begin to believe in yourself, you are going to experience success you can hardly imagine today.  Money is energy – it’s neutral, you project on it based on where you are at. You have the answers inside of you– just have to ask the right questions….!


davidDavid Gilks is the Medical Exercise Program Director and owner of Core Essentials PERC Med Fit Center (a private training facility) in Nanaimo, BC, voted best training facility on Vancouver Island for 2012. 

David has been involved in the health and wellness industry for over 17 years and has worn many hats.  David’s career originally started as a chartered herbalist and bio-kinesiologist in the Creative Health Center in Nanaimo,

He is now also working as a strength and conditioning coach, NLP Life Coach (neurolinguistic programming) and rehabilitation consultant to the medical community and general public. In 2008 David started the ” I AM Project”, a personal development program that uses blends neuroscience, philosophy, and NLP to effect massive changes in a single session. 

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