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Women around Pictou County and beyond can look forward to a weekend of self-care, relaxation and fun with the latest upcoming Women’s Wellness retreat at Pictou Lodge.

Beginning as day-long workshops, the I Am Worth It group has moved forward with their first full weekend women’s retreat that will take place May 17 to 19 on the shores of the Northumberland Strait at Pictou Lodge.

The retreat promises a weekend of relaxation: morning yoga, beach walks, meditation, drumming and mini sessions of different services for the women participating to take part in. Engaging talks and other activities will also fill the weekend with much to look forward to.

“What we hope people get out of it is connection and renewal,” said Jeanette Gormley of the I Am Worth It group that will be hosting the weekend getaway. “It’s really about empowerment, self-love; it’s commitment to yourself.”

The organizers are hoping to get around 50 participants to this retreat as they have had just shy of that number for the one-day workshops in the past. Gormley added that the most important reason for the self-care and the relaxation weekend is that self-care helps you be better able to handle other things in your life because you have taken care of yourself.

“It’s about strengthening friendships, a lot of people go with friends,” said Lisa McNiven, another one of the organizers.

The women added that the retreat is certainly something they see as being sought after as they have welcomed participants from all over the province and even from New Brunswick for previous workshops.

For those hoping to attend, for details and any questions, find the event from the I Am Worth It facebook page or the event page titled I Am Worth It: Women’s Wellness Retreat, or by emailing iamworthittoday2018@gmail.com.

From left, Lisa McNiven, Jeanette Gormley and Claudette Landry, organizers of the Women’s Wellness Retreat, stand in front of the Pictou Lodge during one of their last Women’s Wellness workshops. A weekend-long retreat to promote self-care will be held late May by the group. (Submitted photo)