Mind, Body, Soul
Heal Yourself, Help Others

October 20-22, 2023
Canmore, Alberta

A heart-centered retreat for health care professionals

 Connect to the Heart of Medicine 

Do you feel pulled in many directions? 

Many of us are in demand and over-give to our patients, family, friends and colleagues.

We are running busy clinics, juggling kids, partners, parents and pets and we rarely pause to take a breather.

  • Do you feel like you need recharging and rest — the deep, soul-nourishing kind?
  • Are you on the brink of burnout?
  • Would you like to guide your patients further, knowing there is another layer of healing to unlock?
  • Do you feel like you are in uncharted territory with more people suffering than normal and new skills are required from you to help them reach the next level?
  • Do you get triggered working with patients, or in your personal life, and would like to learn how to navigate your reactivity?
  • Are you in need of quality time that brings release, courage and clarity for the way forward?
  • Or are you simply wanting to go to the next level in your practice and life?

Join Us In Canmore, Alberta At Our Fall Retreat For 
Health Care Professionals Who Are Needing To

  • Renew their purpose and reconnect to their heart’s desires
  • Recharge and refuel themselves to avoid burnout
  • Surround themselves with supportive heart-centered clinicians

Give yourself the gift of time and space to tap into your inner knowing and allow the healing to unfold. 

Mind, Body, Soul is a restorative weekend retreat for the busy health care professional who needs to reconnect to the heart of medicine.

You’ll experience: 

  • Soul based intuitive teachings
  • ​Experiential guided journeys
  • ​Heart-inspiring writing prompts
  • ​Meaningful discussions in a safe container
  • ​Compassionate empathetic witnessing of your experience
  • ​Silent spaces for reflection and privacy
  • ​Nature walks in the stunning views of the Rocky Mountains
Our intention for this retreat is to create the conditions for healing that will move you from surviving to thriving in clinical practice and life. We will help you reconnect to your own innate wisdom, build your self-awareness, self-compassion and mindfulness practices.

You will learn practical tools that you can integrate into your practice to help guide your patients.

This is a time to reflect, relax and recharge. 

Learn how to:

  • ​Bring self-compassion into your daily life
  • ​Increase your capacity for self-acceptance
  • ​Manage your mind, so you aren’t at the mercy of it
  • ​Recognize distorted automatic thoughts and to shift to empowered self-talk
  • ​Shift your inner critic to an inner cheerleader
  • ​Recognize your triggers and how to manage your reactivity
  • ​Understand the anatomy of a boundary and learn to set boundaries that stick
  • ​Navigate the three states of mind (past, present & future), so you can be more mindful in the present moment
  • ​Befriend your nervous system and build capacity to be present for your clients
  • ​Compassionately guide your patients to radical acceptance of themselves

After this event, you will gain a sense of inner peace and fulfillment that comes from being engaged in heart-centered practices.

You will feel empowered in your ability to guide your patients to greater well-being. 

Who is this for? 

  • Naturopathic Doctor
  • ​Osteopathic Doctor
  • Chiropractor
  • Nutritionist
  • Medical Doctor
  • ​Functional Medicine Practitioner
  • ​Nurse Practitioners
  •  Massage Therapists
  •  Social Worker
  • Physiotherapist
  • Holistic Dentist 
  • Counsellor
  • Health Coach
  •  Trainer
  •  Nurses
  • Counsellor
  • Therapist
  • Anyone in the health care profession


Dr. Christina Bjorndal, ND
Dr. Julie Zepp, ND
Dr. Kate Hazlitt, ND
Jill Bullock, Yoga teacher & Mindset Coach

Venue: Canmore Opera House

Canmore, Alberta (In person event)

Schedule - Weekend Overview *

* subject to change


4:00pm - Registration
4:30pm - 6:30PM – Welcome/Opening Circle/ Release & restore Yoga nidra with Jill Bullock
7:00pm - Group connecting dinner


8:00am – 9:00am – Yoga with Jill Bullock
9:00am - Breakfast
9:30am -11:30am - Transforming patterns of burnout with self-compassion by Dr. Kate
11:30am - 1:00pm - River Walk
1:00pm - 2:30pm - Lunch/Integration/Reflection time
2:30pm - 3:15pm - Heart centered practice with Dr. Chris
3:15pm - 5:30pm - An Exploration of A Course in Miracles with Drs. Julie & Chris

“The miracle comes quietly into the mind that stops an instant and is still.” - A Course in Miracles


8:00am - 9:00am – Breakfast 
9:00am - 10:00am – Yoga with Jill Bullock 
10:00am - 12:00pm - Boundaries, Managing triggers & Self -Compassion and the present moment with Dr. Chris
12:00pm -2:00pm - Lunch/Integration/Reflection time
2:00pm - 4:00pm - Creativity experience/Mindfulness teachings 
4:00pm - 5:00pm – Integration & Closing circle

The Mind, Body, Soul retreat is not for Everyone
Pre-Qualify Yourself

If you are a:

A health care professional
Naturopathic Doctor
Osteopathic Doctor
Chiropractic Doctor
Functional Medicine Practitioner
Holistic Dentist
Registered Massage Therapist
Health Coach


A heart-centered approach to practice
An interest in mental health
Passion for helping others
An inclination towards seeking the truth in all things
A vision for bringing heart & soul into caring for patients
A commitment towards self-actualization
An excitement for thinking outside the box
A propensity for growth

You Can Expect:

Practical tools you can use with your patients
Opportunities for personal & professional growth
Increased confidence
Renewed excitement for your profession
Great clarity & confidence in the practice & life you are building
The discovery of your soul sister community
Tactics to achieving balance while building your life


Keynote Speakers


Implementation Sessions


Unforgettable Days of learning


Amazing Location


Meet Naturopathic Doctors:

We are here to support you on your path of connection to your highest self.


Chris is the retreat organizer. She is a naturopathic doctor who has training in aspects of six counselling modalities: Gestalt psychotherapy, Compassion focussed therapy, Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Compassionate inquiry, Mindfulness based therapy and Integrative reprogramming technique. 

As a student of A Course in Miracles, her core mission is to help others learn to manage their minds so they aren’t at the mercy of it by using a heart centered and soul guided approach to healing. She creates an open space where you can allow your intuition to blossom and elevate your spirit to a new level of awareness and healing.
Chris is a gifted speaker, best-selling author, teacher and inspiration to many. Having overcome many mental health challenges, she has been recognized by two independent organizations as a top ND to follow.

Dr. Julie Zepp, ND

Julie has been in full-time practice in Regina since January 2005. In addition to private practice and being a mother, Julie is actively involved in leading classes, workshops and retreats, speaking to corporate and non-profit groups, and hosting public lectures.

In the last 16 years, Julie has expanded her healing toolkit and has studied shamanic healing with Jose and Lena Stevens (The PowerPath), became a Reiki Master, and incorporates energy work in the forms of shamanic journeying, drum journeys, Reiki, and acupuncture into her practice. She has also studied attachment theory extensively with her mentor, Kimberly Barthel and is well versed in compassionate inquiry, generous listening, and has done additional training through the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine and is considered to be a trauma-informed practitioner. She loves the outdoors, moving her body with nature as her church, she consider herself to be a strongly spiritual person and is a dedicated student of A Course In Miracles.

Her passion lies in helping others reconnect with their inner wisdom and soul essence, thus allowing her patients' "inner experts" to co-create their treatment plans along with her intuition and educational expertise.

Dr. Kate Hazlitt, ND

Kate believes that health is an expression of self-worth, authenticity and self-trust. 

When we are connected to this, bliss flows with ease. Drawing from Naturopathic Medicine and Compassionate Inquiry, Kate seeks to create a safe place to be seen, heard, and valued and to help people reconnect with the truth of who they are. She is the creator of Good Earth Naturopathic Centre

Kate mission is to serve humanity and provide nourishment, community, and a safe place to heal.

Jill Bullock, Yoga Teacher & Mindset Coach

Let me share my journey with you. I kicked off my career in the dental realm, dedicating 16 years to it. While the health field intrigued me, I realized it wasn't where my true happiness and fulfillment resided. I had always been drawn to the holistic lifestyle, self-development and I loved yoga.

Knowing that life is brimming with opportunities that beckon us to learn and evolve, with this knowing driving me, I made a bold choice to pivot in a completely new direction. I zeroed in on my passion for holistic wellness, and mindset. I craved a deeper connection with these areas that I loved so much.

My aspiration? To engage with people on a deeply profound level, aiding them in forging a fresh, inward relationship with themselves, empowering them to create the life of their dream. I honed my skills in mindset coaching, embraced the mindful world of yoga, and delved into the stress-busting realm of reflexology. This new drive ignited a fire within me for a career where I could guide and support people who wanted real change in their life, a career that resonated on a personal level.

So, I took the leap and brought about a change. Today, I proudly stand as a certified 200-hour Yoga Instructor, an accredited NLP Practitioner, and officially recognized reflexologist endorsed by the Reflexology Association of Canada.

My mission is crystal clear: deliver a distinctive healing experience, coupled with a sincere intention to guide individuals toward holistic well-being and empowered living. I look forward to being a guide on your healing journey.

Come rest and repair in the Rocky Mountains
let nature be your guide as your soul, mind and body become one.

Taming the Inner Critic

We all have a voice inside that keeps talking and talking, and with whom we are completely identified. Learn to differentiate between the voice of the inner critic which comes from the egoic mind, and the voice of your inner cheerleader which comes from the place of your inner wisdom.

Spirituality in medicine & healing

In naturopathic medicine, we acknowledge the concept of spirit, but we don’t teach a methodology to work with it. 

In this section we will dive into how to engage your patients in a discussion of spirituality and how to cultivate a spiritual practice.

Introduction to A Course in Miracles 

A Course in Miracles teaches that the way to universal love and peace—or remembering one’s divinity and relationship to the universe—is by undoing guilt through forgiving others. 

The focus is on the healing of relationships and making them holy. 

A Course in Miracles, therefore, is a universal spiritual teaching, not a religion. A miracle is defined as a shift in perception from fear to love

Awakening one's inner wisdom

Imagine living free from limitations and feeling at peace in your life. Learn daily practices that guide you to inner freedom and knowing. 

By understanding the relationship you have with your thoughts and emotions, you will uncover the root cause of your suffering and create a compassionate healing shift within.

The Anatomy of a boundary

Many healers are people pleasers, peacekeepers, conflict avoiders & have a hard time saying no. 

Learn how to speak your truth and stand up for yourself by learning how to set boundaries like a badass. 

Most of us don’t know how to set boundaries because we are taught to put others' needs ahead of our own needs. 

Setting new boundaries will allow you to act from a place of intention, truth and authenticity.

Connected: Embody Self-Compassion and Self-Trust to Lead with Bliss

What if you could move beyond burnout and depletion to a place of bliss, where you can contribute with greater impact in alignment with your purpose in life?

We will explore the medicine of self-compassion. Exploring the science and the impact self-love has on our mind, body and soul. We will dive into practices of self-parenting and tending to the inner child parts to create freedom in our lives.

We will explore heart-centered living and how we can practically take this into a life beyond burnout.

Guide yourself to inner peace so you can create quantum shifts in the lives of your patients. 

What’s Included 

More fulfilling work and purpose
Bring more happiness, love and meaning to your life 
Love, passion, and connection with others
Learn how to help those that are struggling with their mental health without burning out
Break through limiting beliefs & self-sabotaging thoughts that are holding you back

Learn to put yourself first by discovering the art of boundary setting
Create harmony in all areas of your life: work, family, adventure, personal and spiritual growth
Discover the making of miracles as you shift your perception from fear to love

The work we do together will help you create a life filled with greater passion and purpose and a deeper sense of accomplishment as you align the four aspects of self: physical, mental, emotional & spiritual


 Integrative Mental Health Clinician Program 
(Value $997)

The Integrative Mental Health Clinician Program was created to raise the standard of proficiency for health professionals in understanding complex mental health concerns such as anxiety, bipolar disorders and depression. It explores mental illness through the lenses of trauma, psychoneuroimmunology, pathophysiology, epigenetics, and patient-centered compassionate management. The program is evidence-based yet holistic, considering the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual as vital parts of an integrative system. 

Forgiveness Meditation 
(Value: $500 - but peace of mind is priceless)

If you have shame about your past behaviours, are holding onto a grudge or have someone has cut you out of their life or you can’t seem to release the past, this gentle guided meditation is made for you. 
One of the best ways to heal and move on to better days is to learn how to forgive yourself, as well as others. This meditation helps you rewire your brain so you experience immediate relief. Some people experience miracles or incredible shifts in relationships. Let the healing begin!

Mindfulness Conversation with Eckhart Tolle. 
(Value $500)

Did you know there is a simple, medication-free way to stop negative thinking, stress, and mental chatter… and feel a drastic transformation on the spot?

Eckhart Tolle is a world leader in spirituality (Oprah keeps his books by her bedside.) This recorded session is a unique and special gift that Dr. Chris, ND created from what she learned while attending Eckhart’s “The Joy of Being” retreat. It will help you step outside hurtful patterns and feel calmer, less stressed, and stop your thoughts from getting the best of you. 

The Essential Diet: Eating for Mental Health 
(Value: $27)

Food is such a loaded topic, especially if you struggle with your body image, an eating disorder or disordered eating. But did you know there are delicious, healthy, and simple recipes that will change how you feel physically, mentally, and emotionally? This guide gives you recipes and recommendations for what to eat each day of the week — making it easy to eat in a way that supports your brain and body... and nourishes your soul.  (You’ll get the low-down on foods that increase serotonin and
how to avoid foods that make you feel sluggish and tired, plus so much more.)

Secure Your Spot Today!

Spots for the retreat are limited to give everyone a personal experience. 
We expect this retreat to sell out and encourage you to take advantage of the early bird rate. 

Early Bird

(Until Sept 15, 2023)



(77% Discount*)

Best Value

(Sept 16 -Oct 19, 2023)



(67% Discount*)


(Payment plan)

 3 x $367


(64% Discount*)


Refund Policy:

Prior to September 1, 2023: full refund less administration fee of $100
Prior to September 30, 2023: 50%
After October 1, 2023; no refund

Sponsorships available - please email admin@naturalterrain.com for more information


“The retreat was an intimate retreat where I had the opportunity to learn clinical pearls and broaden my scope in the area of mental health. I gained skills that I was able to implement in practice, had the opportunity to explore my own challenges and learn effective techniques to find my inner peace.

It was a relaxed environment with plenty of opportunities for interaction, discussion and lending support to one another. ​You will learn effective techniques that will aid in calming your mind, opening your heart, and laying the foundation to good health.

Dr. Chris, ND has personal and clinical experience in the area of mental health with knowledge in both the medical and naturopathic world and has great ability to integrate all of this information for the most benefit. I would highly recommend this course.” ~ Dr. S

“This retreat is a unique learning experience. Not only will you learn relevant, practical and tangible clinical information to utilize with patients right away, you will also learn the importance of “physician, heal thyself”, which can often be missing in other professional educational courses, allowing you to put into practice what you’re learning.

Dr. Chris, ND draws upon her own personal and professional experiences in the area of mental health in an engaging and dynamic way, sharing personal and clinical examples, concepts, techniques and tools learned from various sources providing a foundation for acquiring knowledge and skills for an effective and integrated approach in serving others.
The small group setting was intimate, supportive and relaxed, with invitation to share, discuss or just listen. I enjoyed my experience at the retreat, and if you feel the course resonates with you, I’m sure you will enjoy it as well.” ~ Dr. H

“Dr. Julie, you truly are the one woman in my life who I have been the most inspired by and have grown the most personally just by knowing you.

You have taught me what vulnerability is, and how to be authentic. I have learned from you about my inner mean girl and how to talk to her and hear her, and how to let go of the self criticism and judgement. You have shown me how beautiful a thing true compassion and empathy are and how to go "all in" to the arena. You have inspired me to grow and learn to love myself through all the curveballs life tosses my way.

Your love and support has shown me that I do have a voice, and that it's ok (and essential!) to be heard and seen. From you, I have learned about the power of heart felt crazy love hugs, and very importantly the power of forgiveness and repair in relationships.

I love and appreciate everything working with you has taught me. Your courage to just show up and try new things in your life, whether it's teaching new classes, leading retreats or simply the pure dedication you have to your soul time and morning meditation times... it all is awe inspiring to bear witness to and has inspired me to transform my life.” ~ PN

“Dr. Zepp, It is impossible for me to put into words the priceless treasure you have given me by sharing your knowledge, experience & wisdom. I have learned so much & feel motivated to follow a healthier path for my health which is the most valuable gift that we have.Thank you a million times. What a blessing to have discovered you! The world is a better place because of you.” ~ DT

“My experience working with Dr. Kate has been beautiful. Her energy is able to light up the room even during these times of isolation where we connect virtually. When talking with her you feel heard and seen. I will be forever grateful for the work I have done with Dr. Kate”. - B.N.

“I experience Dr. Kate as a highly regarded, knowledgeable, trustworthy, approachable, down to earth professional in her field. Her vibration is high and I always feel better after working with her. A Gifted human being. . .” M.M.

“I felt lighter, more upbeat and had a more positive outlook on life after this retreat. I also felt a deep desire to continue exploring these ideas so I can continue to grow as a woman and a practitioner. I am so looking forward to next year's event!” – Participant

“I cannot say enough about the Mind, Body, Soul Retreat. Christina and her team provided a wonderful environment to learn, nourish, and feed our souls in one of the most beautiful locations in the world. Intentions were set, friends were made, education was provided and at the same time our souls were nourished. I took home tools that I am able to use both in practice and for my own health and healing. I look forward to the next one!” - Participant

“The Mind, Body, Soul retreat offered a place to connect & feel nourished. It was truly a place to engage in conversation around deep healing. The space was beautifully held by all 4 facilitators. I learnt more about myself in those 2 days than I could have imagined. I’m very thankful to have been inspired & have my cup filled. ” – Participant

“This retreat was exactly what I needed, to get back to my core beliefs & get back on track with who I truly am, and where I'm going.” – Participant

Do you want to have a heart-felt practice 
that truly transforms patients' lives? 

Your teachers have long wait lists for patients to see them. They are successful in practice, in part, because of their willingness to dive deep into their vulnerability and to speak from a place of compassion and love, as well as an ability to face their fears.

This only came after doing years of inner work - looking at core beliefs, shadow beliefs, unconscious commitments, as well as examining triggers from a place of love and compassion. It is through this lens of love that they will hold you to transform yourself, your life and your practice. Let’s be part of the solution to help humanity heal at this critical time in history.

“Be the change you want to see in the world” ~ Gandhi


Where is this event?
Canmore, Alberta. The closest airport is Calgary and you can drive from there to Canmore.
 What stage of practitioner is this event for?
The retreat is for practitioners who feel a yearning for something more, something better in their lives and who want to widen your community of supportive, courageous, love-driven people.

We will accommodate any level of practitioner in terms of years of practice. It is a perfect event for those looking to integrate the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of health into the work they do with patients in order to guide them to a deeper level of healing beyond the physical level.
Will this event transform my business and my life?
Yes. But true transformation requires follow-through, commitment and goal setting. As Dr. Julie Zepp, ND teaches “Information is not Transformation”. We are assembling the speakers, opportunities for intuitive transformation and a community of like minded souls who are equally committed to leaving the world a better place.
I practice in a highly regulated province, can I incorporate what you are teaching into my practice?
I have a busy few days and might not show up live, is there a recording?
The event will not be recorded.
Are CE credits available?
Yes, the Integrative Mental Health Clinician Program has been approved for 12.5 Category A CE credits from CONO. You will be provided with a certificate upon completion of the course.
Can I buy a ticket if I email you the morning after registration closes, but give lots of reasons why I couldn’t buy a ticket sooner?
We would love to have you there, and once registration closes it is final.
Is food and accommodation included in the price?
The price includes breakfast & snacks on Saturday and Sunday. All other meals are at the expense of the participant. Accommodation is not included in the price. To find accommodation, we encourage you to come with a friend to share the space. There are many condos available on AirB&B or VRBO, as well as many hotel options in Canmore. We are not able to find accommodation for you. 
Is there a refund policy?
 Prior to September 1, 2023: full refund less administration fee of $100
Prior to September 30, 2023: 50% refund
After October 1, 2023: no refund

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