Paddling Into Your Second Journey

May 30 – June 2, 2013: SOLD OUT!
Coon’s Franklin Lodge, Wisconsin

 Join Joan Anderson on a kayaking retreat in the northwoods of Wisconsin.
“I have long believed that it is important to periodically take a risk, challenge yourself, dare to be different, and start anew. The root word for adventure is advent…to begin again, to be reborn.”

With the mist rising from Trout Lake, begin your day with hot coffee at the rustic but elegant main lodge after a peaceful night’s sleep in one of their many log cabins. In each cabin all bedrooms are private with bath and include a shared common living area with a fireplace. Explore your strengths and gifts before paddling out with ex-retreater and kayaker Mary Anne Smrz. In solitude we will paddle down rivers and to remote islands, all the while listening to what our hearts need to tell us.

The goal is to be both serene and wild, bold and humbled. “Being of the water,” allows for a woman to get back to basics, her truth, her core. “Action get reaction, action creates change,” said Joan Erikson. Simply by taking yourself away you are beginning your second journey. Each day is designed to activate your body, mind, and spirit.

Wake up to the sound of loons and the mist rising off the lake as you sip your steaming cup of coffee. Enjoy a hearty breakfast followed by a morning meeting in which you’ll work with your strengths, adversities, dreams and longed-for goals.

Kayaking in silence and communing with all things wild will be food for our spirits. Whether you hug the shore, venture out to an island, paddle down a river, or simply drift in the currents, each experience will offer metaphors that in turn will help you paddle toward your destination—a second journey.

Evenings will be enjoyed with wine and cheese around a bonfire before dinner in the log cabin lodge.

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