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More break out sessions and activities will be added here.

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Join Carrie, a certified Holy Yoga Instructor, for an interactive educational and movement session using her Real Life C. A. R. E. Method. This method is created to help you gain an understanding of where your wholeness comes from. She has personally seen God’s design for wholeness even in the midst of crisis, chaos and uncertainty.


Connection, Awareness, Resilience and Empowerment 

Come away with :

1. Practical assessment of your personal CARE (Connection, Awareness, Resilience, Empowerment)

2. Practical personalized education on sensory systems and the power of meditating on JESUS the designer / creator of our bodies.

3. Group movement to developing a Personalized designed movement, meditation plan to DO during session and TAKE HOME to use.

4. Invitation to private FB group : The Real Life C. A. R. E. Community for ongoing connection. 

Things to bring with you for the session: Yoga mat or towel, pen for writing, comfortable clothing, pillow

(optional but is nice to have for added comfort as we will be on the floor )

Available during both breakout sessions.

Carrie Blaske Seattle based owner of Real Life Wholeness, trauma education instructor, has been providing education/training since 2006. She holds both Empowered To Connect “Train the Trainer” and Back To Back ministry’s “Trauma Competent Caregivers” certifications. Carrie enjoys combining her 225 hour R-HYI (Registered Holy Yoga Instructor), certificate, and the trauma certificates to the personal complex life experiences of parenting to bring a vulnerable yet practical approach to her audience.  Together Carrie and her husband Dave enjoy the unique aspects of having a large growing  family. With four bio, three adopted, the addition of  three beautiful daughter in laws and one dynamic darling grand baby, they are never at a loss for adventure.

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Join Krista at this workshop and learn how to use essential oils to lift your spirits and influence your mood. You will make an essential oil diffuser bracelet, a spray, a roller and a scrub. This is a Restore Retreat favorite so we brought it back this year!

Available during both breakout sessions.

Krista Geris is a graphic artist at Evergreen Christian Community who has a passion for using her creative eye to elevate ministries and serve others. She is the woman behind Compelled to Care's Care Box Project which gives boxes full of essential items and fun items to kids and teens who first come into care. Krista is also the Restore Retreat Design Director and makes sure our look and feel stays consistent from the marketing to the lodge decor.  She is also passionate about the many benefits of essential oils and teaching people how to make different recipes. Krista is a married to Tom and they have daughters ranging from teens to toddlers.

Bible Study in the chapel
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Join Cyndi as she leads bible study up in the chapel that is situated on a hill in front of a large cross that when illuminated can be seen from miles away. The retreat center will provide a shuttle ride for up to 15 passengers. You are welcome to walk there; however, it is a steep climb.

Available during breakout session 2. The shuttle will pick you up directly following lunch

Cyndi Pollard specializes in inspiring courage. She helps people see the “Masterpiece” they are (Ephesians 2:10) and realize that they are made for greatness. ​ She has spent over twenty years coaching, teaching and encouraging groups that range in size from 10 to 2500. She has been the keynote speaker for Women’s Retreats, Conferences, Churches and Future Business Leaders of America.  Cyndi graduated from LIFE Pacific College, is an ordained minister, serves on the Directional Team at Evergreen Christian Community, as the Associate Pastor of Discipleship, co-leads the ECC Women’s Ministry Team, is on the WFIS Board of Directors and is on the Pursuit Church Live leadership team.  Cyndi and her husband Dennis are adoptive parents who have raised their beautiful daughter into adulthood who currently lives in Austin, TX.

Art Studio
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This room has everything you need create works of art and connect with other moms. In fact, last year this room was filled with women the whole retreat!


 This studio is open throughout the entire weekend. We just ask that you create quietly during the main sessions.

Open up directly after Main Session 1 then stays open throughout the weekend.

Upbuild Photography Hike

Join Cyndi on a scenic hike to the waterfall. Rain or shine, bring your cell phone or camera and learn the basics of nature photography, editing and filtering. Plus appreciating the benefits of discovering God's creation anywhere.

This group hike will take place at 2:45pm Saturday afternoon.

Cyndi weaver has found success in leading large children's ministries as well as large businesses during her time with Grocery Outlet. She has a passion for leadership development, getting out in nature with her husband Doug and taking photos of their adventures. Cyndi has combined her love for leadership, nature and photography to create Upbuild: Christan Servant Leadership. Upbuild is a collection of leadership truths and quotes on her original photography. Jesus said, "The greatest among you will be the servant of all." Matthew 23:11

Wreath Making Workshop
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Join Cyndi Weaver and learn the easy and impressive art of wreath making. You will make your own wreath, any size. Everything will be provided, but bringing your own garden clippers will speed up the process for you.

This workshop will be available during breakout session 1.

90's after party

Grab your suit and join Raven as she hosts a super fun after dark 90's themed party at the Cedar Lodge's 20 person hot tub. Get ready for some feel good music, glow sticks and fun. 

This party will directly follow the Friday evening event.


raven allen is deeply passionate about serving foster, adoptive and kinship families - specifically moms and teen girls in foster care.

Restoration spa
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Join Shae and her team of licensed stylist as they pampers us with facials and gel manicures. Sign-up sheets for spa appointments will be available Friday night during the evening event. 

The spa will be open from 11am-5pm on  Saturday. 


Shae Grey is deeply passionate about serving people with her skills as a licensed stylist. Last year she ministered to moms while leading a team of stylist who made women feel pampered.  

Tea Time & Conversation
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Join the Restore Retreat speakers and team for tea and guided conversation. This is a very cozy informal tea where we will talk about life and motherhood. This has been a retreat favorite. 

Tea time is at 4:00pm Saturday afternoon.

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