You’re Invite to my Wellness Weekend Retreat!

I'm FINALLY doing it! Hosting my very first wellness retreat - it's something that I've dreamed of for so long - and YOU are invited 🙂

The Live in Joy Wellness Weekend Retreat is all about having the most joyful, fun, blissed out time with other like-minded women! I’m your host, Heather Pace, and I’m excited to invite you to ocean side paradise on beautiful Pender Island near Victoria and Vancouver, BC from May 1-3, 2020. Enjoy hands-on food workshops, daily yoga classes, delicious healthy food, a creative vision board project to help fuel your joy, time in nature, a talk on Gratitude from my mom, Elaine Pace, and SO MUCH MORE. Join us and let your light shine. You deserve it!

Here is all the information you need to know for the retreat. If you have other questions or want to register, please contact me via email heather @ sweetlyraw . com or via Instagram @sweetlyraw .

This makes a great Christmas gift to yourself or from your loved one, right? I have early bird discount pricing for you!

First, check out the video I created showing you the venue and some of the desserts for our fun weekend!

 Watch the VIDEO HERE. Looks pretty magical, right?

Weekend Workshops

The Joy Of Raw Vegan Cakes Workshop

In this workshop I will teach you how to make beautiful, delicious and nutritious raw vegan cakes that are also gluten free, paleo, and refined sugar free. Learn all of my tips and tricks on how to decorate cakes and create custom flavours - and then build your own unique cake to take home with you!

The Art Of Sugar Free Treats Workshop

Do you have a sweet tooth but want to cut back on (or cut out) sugar? In this workshop you’ll learn how to create truly sugar free treats that are vegan, paleo, keto, gluten free, and no bake. These tasty treats make a perfect snack or dessert and are filled with nourishing ingredients that are sure to make you feel satisfied and energized. Get your creativity flowing in the hands-on portion of the workshop where you’ll get to make your own custom treats that you can take home with you.

Bliss Boards Workshop

Have you ever heard of a vision board? It’s a collage of images and words used to manifest your dreams and goals. Looking at it on a regular basis acts as a powerful visualization tool to turn your desires into reality. In this fun workshop you’ll get to create your own beautiful board with a little twist, which I call a Bliss Board.

Gratitude: The Icing on the Cake workshop (with Elaine Pace)

A lived understanding of gratitude can make all the difference in the quality of life we enjoy. Hear how the practice of gratitude can free up love, attract abundance, and cause you to thrive!

Elaine Pace is a hypnotherapist, breath therapist, reiki master, past life regression therapist, and life coach, and author.

Intuitive Readings

Have you ever had an intuitive reading? Denise Appelmans is an incredible intuitive who I have been going to for readings for 15 years! The spiritual guidance that comes through is incredible and has had a powerful impact in my life. Ask ALL your burning questions. There will be time slots on Saturday for readings. It will be private and usually runs 1 hour. The cost is $200. If you want a reading you must book prior to coming to the retreat.

Again, be sure to watch my VIDEO about the retreat HERE.


Enjoy nourishing and delicious meals each day plus healthy desserts that are all gluten and dairy free with vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian options depending on your preference. Plenty of tea and water will be available and we’ll have wine and kombucha at a few of the meals too! All meals will be prepared by me and an assistant, and there is opportunity to help us in the kitchen.

As I’m sure you already know, I am a classically trained chef specializing in plant-based cuisine.

Daily Yoga Classes

Wake up each morning to an energizing 45 minute yoga class which will be held in the Buddha cottage sun room overlooking the ocean. This optional session will get your breath flowing and is designed to stretch and strengthen your body leaving you feeling refreshed and ready for a fabulous day! These classes will tailored to all levels, so regardless of your fitness level or experience with yoga you will be able to join if you wish.

I have been a certified Kripalu yoga instructor for the past 11 years. I specialize in vinyasa flow for all levels.

Free Time

As noted on the itinerary, there will be some free time throughout the weekend for you to relax, integrate, enjoy some alone time or connect with the other women. You may choose to go for a nature walk, meditate, lounge in the Jacuzzi tub that overlooks the ocean, do yoga, journal, have a bath in the deep soaker tub, help Heather prep food in the kitchen, or anything else that nourishes your soul! This is all about YOU enjoying your time. You can participate in all of the workshops and yoga, or you may do something else if you wish.


Live in Joy Weekend Schedule


Arrive anytime after 3pm (See option below to arrive on Thursday)

4pm: Welcome reception with bubbly and chocolate

Introduction sharing circle/intention setting

5:30-7pm: Dinner

Evening: Free time

(Socialize, enjoy the Jacuzzi, nature walk, yoga, relax, or help prep breakfast)


7:45-8:30am: Yoga for Energy Class (all levels)

8:45- 9:45am: Breakfast buffet

10:00-12:30pm: Morning Workshop – The Joy of Raw Vegan Cakes (hands on)

1-2pm: Lunch

2-4pm: Afternoon Workshop – Make Your Own Bliss Board (an updated vision board). With tea and treat mid afternoon

4:30-6pm: Gratitude Workshop led by Elaine Pace

6:30-7:30pm: Dinner

8-9pm: Finish decorating cakes


8:00-8:45am Yoga for Gratitude

9-10am: Breakfast

10-12pm: Morning Workshop – The Art of Sugar Free Treats (hands on)

12:30-2pm: Lunch

2pm: Leave with an amazing goody bag + the treats you made!

Retreat Pricing

Full price (Friday – Sunday) $1249.

Add Thursday night for $200*

Early Bird Holiday Special

20% Holiday Discount - $999 (Book by January 30th)

Add Thursday night $160. *

Share with a friend and each save %10! = Full price: $899 (per person)

Early Bird Pricing

Save 15% - Book between February 1 - March 15th - $1,061.65

Add Thursday night $170.

Share with a friend and each save 10% - $955. 49 (per person)

Please contact me to register:

heather @ sweetlyraw .com OR connect with me on Instagram @sweetlyraw

Price includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation on Pender Island
  • Nourishing meals each day
  • Vegan desserts each day
  • 2 morning yoga classes
  • The Joy of Raw Cakes workshop (hands on – take home your cake)
  • The Art of Sugar Free Treats workshop (hands-on – take home your treats)
  • Bliss Board workshop (take home your board)
  • The Icing On The Cake Of Gratitude workshop
  • Epic goody bag from my favourite natural product companies ($100 value)
  • Priceless new connections and experiences :))

*Food not included on Thursday but you will have use of the house, Jacuzzi tub, deep soaker tub, yoga space, and all the nature you want. There are a few restaurants on the island that you can eat at and there is also a grocery store.

Location: Pender Island, BC

How to get to Pender Island:

If you are coming from outside of Vancouver Island or Vancouver, you will simply need to fly into either of these airports and then take the ferry over to Pender Island. See below.

From Victoria:

From Shwartz Bay take the ferry to Ottery Bay on Pender Island, which is a 40 minute ferry ride. From Otter Bay it’s a 20 minute drive to the retreat venue.

From Vancouver:

From Tsawwassan ferry terminal, take the ferry to Otter Bay on Pender Island. If you take a non-stop ferry, it’s 1 hour 20 minutes. From Otter Bay it’s a 20 minute drive to get to the retreat venue.

I hope you see you there, it's going to be such a fun time!!!!



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