Five Stories: A Wellness Retreat with Jill Bodak


Caledon, Ontario
May 3-5, 2024
“Weekend Away” Retreat

*Pricing includes accommodation, food, snacks, and tuition

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Feel your body. Catch your breath. Share your voice.

Gift yourself a “weekend away” to explore the 5 stories of your own health. From the soles of your feet to the roof of your mouth we will look at what it means to be well. For many years I have wanted the chance to tie all the things I teach together for one extended study of the ways our movement and how we breath impact how we feel and how we sound.

This retreat will mix the movement practices of “Warming-In” that I have taught through Anatomy on Purpose with the vocal practices of Emotionally Integrated Voice, created by my teacher Fides Krucker, along with a three-day dialogue (internally and externally) about what it means to be well.

If you’ve been looking for a way to:

  • reconnect with your body
  • understand your body and how to be in it in a new way
  • structure/deepen a safe and accessible movement practice
  • make some noise and move some feelings
  • use your voice as a way to be well
  • reflect on where your wellness journey is, and where you’d like it go
  • meet some incredible new people
  • build like-minded community
  • learn through silence and sound
  • slow down and appreciate nature

Then this retreat is for you!

Arrival: Friday, May 3rd at 4:00pm
Departure: Sunday, May 5th at 12:00pm
Location: Caledon/Terra Cotta Ontario (address given to participants only upon registration)

What We Will Do
  • Retreat into nature to deepen our understanding of what it means to be well.
  • Use gentle movement practices and guided body explorations to understand the 5 stories of our structural health (the arches of the feet, the pelvic floor, bottom of the lungs, top of the lungs and the hood of the mouth).
  • Practice dropped belly breathing, yawns, sighs, and other natural human sound making to connect our movement practice to our breathing and our voice.
  • Small group activities that use silence, sound, writing, moving and partner work to bring these ideas to life!
  • Enjoy the ease of reading, writing, moving, singing and stillness- in the most beautiful setting with a small group of exceptional humans.
What We Will Eat
  • Simple, yummy, whole foods, prepared daily at the house (gluten free, dairy free and veg options- we’ll be planning food according to the group’s needs)
  • Snacks, tea and coffee provided throughout the day
Where We Will Be

We have the incredible gift of staying at my dear friend (and fellow emotionally integrated voice teacher) Sheila Goldman’s house in Terra Cotta, Ontario. The house itself is a refuge and boasts vaulted cathedral ceilings, a beautiful practice space with a grand piano, its own pond and waterfall with endless grounds and trails to explore. We will share her home together for the weekend and it will love us as much as we all love it. If you’ve never had a chance to see this place, the whole retreat is worth it just to be in the space.

What You Will Get
  • Daily guided movement practices to introduce the fundamentals of “Warming-In”
  • Daily guided vocal practices to connect that movement to your own voice
  • Daily guided meditation and writing prompts
  • 1 Gong Meditation Sound Bath
  • Time to play, laugh and feel
  • Unlimited walks in nature
  • Q & A time to troubleshoot your own hang-ups in body, breath or sound
  • Yummy food
  • Good people


This is a body class. And your voice is a part of your body. This is a way to calm down and include more of yourself in the work that you do and the life that you lead.

You Will Leave With
  • A new breathing practice that decreases pelvic tension
  • A new morning routine to settle into your voice and body
  • A softer pelvic floor and more relaxed jaw
  • A big dose of body-based joy
  • A new relationship with voice and sound and maybe even a new friend
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