Travel Retreat to the Magdalen Islands

May 10-14th, 2023

Registration Deadline: April 10th

You’ve always wanted to visit the Magdalen Islands (aka les Iles-de-la-Madeleine) but just haven’t gotten there yet.

Or perhaps you have been there before but their beauty and charm are calling you for another visit.

Here’s your chance to enjoy a fully organized travel retreat!

Travel there and enjoy guided tours around the islands hitting the most scenic sites.


Enjoy some guided meditations each day PLUS time to relax, reflect and just be.

Who is the retreat for?

Women who want to discover the Magdalen Islands, or visit it again because you loved it so much the last time!

Nature lovers who love to explore and marvel at beautiful landscapes. 

Women who are looking for some quiet time to relax, disconnect from their hectic lives and who deserve some me time!
(We all deserve me time!)

Meet Your Facilitators

Sharla Goodwin

I’m your organizer, tour guide and meditation teacher!

A little about me:

  • Originally from the Magdalen Islands and SUPER proud of it.
  • I know all the best spots to show you!
  • Certified Meditation Teacher since 2018.
  • CANNOT wait to lead you on this one of a kind travel retreat to explore, rest, reflect and reconnect.
  • All about helping women create a life they love by working through their mindset and limiting beliefs, shifting their energy and living a happy life that lights them up!
Jackie Prosser

Jackie will be your support facilitator!

Jackie is a mom of two amazing boys and a lover of poetry and connection.  She loves helping people fit their puzzle pieces together to live a happier, soul led life.  
With her recent graduation from The School of Meditation & Transformative Studies, she has begun the work that lights up her soul, through weekly group guided meditation sessions, and by working with her students one on one.  

See more about Jackie and the work she does in Miramichi on her Ready to Rise Facebook page!


Wednesday May 10th
1pm – Ferry departs from Souris, PEI
6pm – Arrive by ferry – transfer from ferry to Auberge Paradis Bleu
Welcome & Settle in & Evening Meditation

Thursday May 11th
Anytime – Self-serve breakfast
9am – Morning Meditation & Talk
Free time
12pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Sightseeing –  (Option of skipping a portion of the sightseeing to turn and/or paint your own piece of pottery (+$50))
6pm – Supper 
8pm –  Evening Meditation & Talk

Friday May 12th
Anytime – Self-serve breakfast
9am – Morning Meditation
Free time
12pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Sightseeing
6pm – Supper
8pm – Evening Meditation – Sound bath

Saturday May 13th
Anytime – Self-serve breakfast
10am – Morning Meditation
Free time
12pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Sightseeing
7pm – Supper out
Final evening meditation / Wrap-up / Goodbye

Sunday May 14th
5:30am – Transfer to the ferry 
7am – Ferry departs
12pm (noon) – Ferry arrives in Souris, PEI

What's Included


Auberge Paradis Bleu

Room Options

Private Room
1 double bed
(6 available)

Shared Room
Up to 3 people per room
(unless you want more at your request; i.e. 4 – 6 friends together)
Single bed

Shared bathrooms: 7 showers + 6 toilets & sinks


Your travel to Souris, PEI to catch the ferry. 

Parking at the ferry if you don’t bring your car ($20-$40). 

If you are traveling by car to NB, NS or any other province excluding PEI – the bridge toll (~$50).

Meals on the ferry. You can budget about $20 per meal, 2 meals per crossing so $40 each way for $80 total. It could be less or more depending on what you choose. You can also pack a lunch to bring from home for the trip there.

There will be a maximum of 12 women for the retreat + the 2 facilitators. 

No – you don’t. You can join in, or opt-out whenever you want.

If you would like to participate in the pottery turning or painting there is an extra fee to be paid on site (~$50). You will be asked on the registration form whether you want to do this or not.

Breakfast is self-serve everyday and there will be lots of options! Cereal, oatmeal, bread, bagels, croissants, fruit, yogurt, cheese, eggs, juice.
Lunches will be along the lines of sandwich, soup, salad.
Suppers will be a hot meal. The restaurant menu will be shared in advance.
There will always be tea, coffee and snacks available throughout the day.
We also accommodate for special diets, food allergies or intolerances. (You will be asked about this on the registration form).

Definitely! It will be about $152 extra to bring your car ($76 each way on the ferry). Like everything else, the ferry company may increase the price next year.

If you do plan to bring your own car you will need to make your reservation well in advance – please do let me know so I can help you with this!

Yes  – there are usually 2 places across the road from the ferry terminal to park. I will confirm them next spring with their address and cost as it may change between now and then. In 2022 it was $5-$10 per day for parking.

38 Breakwater Street, Souris, PEI.

3 hrs from Bouctouche / 4 hrs from Miramichi / 4.5hrs from Fredericton, Saint John or Halifax

You have to be there 1 hour before the ferry leaves. 

Islands that are accessible by ferry are at the mercy of the weather. So, depending on the weather the ferry trip may be cancelled, advanced or postponed.

For arrival on Wednesday – if the trip is advanced and you arrive a day earlier your accommodations will be covered. If the ferry is postponed a day you will be notified as soon as possible so you do not travel to Souris – you will not receive a refund for that night. 

For departure on Sunday – if the trip is advanced you will not be refunded for the night missed, however if the ferry is postponed and you have to stay another night you accommodations will be covered. 

Let’s pray to the weather Gods for smooth sailing both days as planned!

Nope! Remove $80 from the cost of the retreat. 

You can fly into the Islands airport – destination “Iles-de-la-Madeleine” (YGR) with service by Pascan or PAL airlines from Montreal. Please arrive by 6PM on Wednesday May 10th to join the rest of the group. Free pick-up can be arranged from the airport.

If a request for cancellation is received thirty (30) or more days prior to the start date of the retreat, a refund of the retreat cost minus a $100 administrative fee will be issued.

If a cancellation request is received less than thirty (30) days prior to the start of the retreat, there are 2 options: (1) transfer the registration to another person OR (2) receive a refund at a rate of 50% of the registration cost.


Shared Room


Private Room


Registration Deadline: April 10th, 2023