Upcoming Retreats

Finding Your Soul's Purpose Retreats

Starved Rock State Park at Grand Bear Resort.
2643 IL-178, Cabin 23-4, North Utica, IL

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  • Now Booking Women's Retreat - March 4-6, 2022

    544 US dollars
  • Booking Now Open March 25-27, 2022 Mother & Daughter Retreat

    544 US dollars
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Example Itinerary

Water Release Detox

 Illinois River

Spiritual Readings

30-Minute - Family, Love, Career

White Light


Fire Release

Open Doors

Release & Clear


Begin To Heal

Organic Candle Making

Journal & Meditation

Guided Meditation

Mat Pilates

Pilates Over Looking Illinois River

In Town

Wine Tasting, Antique & Boutique Shopping.


Trial Hike - Starved Rock Park

All Food and Drinks Included

Example Meals:
Friday: Dinner - pulled pork 'n slaw.
Saturday: Breakfast - eggs, bacon, fruit, mini muffins. Lunch - wraps, apple clove chicken, chipotle salad. Dinner - Ottawa restaurant.
Sunday: Breakfast - smoothies at cabin & coffee at Grandma Noonies.



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I had such a relaxing time, thank you for being open to the rest I needed and allowing me the space to do so. 

After your healing, I felt a huge shift. I can't put into words but I'll try. I felt better energy immediately after, enough to go on my hour and a half walk. I left your home at 3 pm to go and this is usually the time of day my legs ache and I have to sleep.

I felt a calm and grounding and a clarity of mind during my hike.

J. R.

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Mariel's all encompassing retreat was indeed all encompassing of joy, enlightenment, and deep soul work with peace, love, and laughter. Her agenda included air that clears us, and water and fire to transform us. We worked with our Earth and nature to release gunk, looked forward to transform in all ways and shapes to our highest and best good. Love, loved, loved, everything and everybody there. Thank you, Mariel, for sharing your love, talents, and moving in 9th Gear to share with us. I leave refreshed, laser focused, determined, and peacefully excited. #Grateful

J. P.

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So enjoyed last year's retreat! It was a special time enriching mind, body, and soul! Felt renewed and excited about life again!

T. P.

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The retreat with Mariel was amazing! It was a weekend of peaceful and thought provoking days followed up by wonderful meals and fellowship with the ladies. New friendships were formed, goals were set and fun was had by all. Looking forward to the next one!

L. B.


- Heal Your Life - Seek Your Passions -
Find Your Soul's Purpose