West Coast Women’s Wellness Weekends

inspiration. motivation. connection.

DWC-wintergetaways January 2013 RetreatBuilding the Vibrancy of West Coast Women One Weekend at a Time.

Sometimes you need a getaway to shift your perspective.

Sometimes you need to catch your breath and enjoy some much-deserved ME-time.

Sometimes you need to STOP if only for a weekend and re-focus; kick-starting your fitness, re-kindling your motivation and re-fueling important self-care goals.

Sometimes you need a West Coast Women’s Wellness Weekend featuring personal training, yoga, healthy food, outdoor activity, motivational coaching, shopping, spa-time and more.

As featured on the Great Getaways Travel Show with Cheryl MacKinnon on CKNW/AM 980.

To listen, click here and scroll down to September 22nd, 2012 podcast at bottom of page.

We are inviting YOU to join us this winter on the Sunshine Coast - just a 40-minute ferry ride from Vancouver – for a West Coast Women’s Winter Wellness Weekend. Three amazing winter options for you to choose from or pick your own date for a fully customized weekend.  Please contact us to discuss dates and which option would be the best fit for you at charlene.sanjenko@gmail.com or 604.741.7985.

Upcoming West Coast Women’s Winter Wellness Weekends:

Pamper Yourself Premium-Style at the Luxurious Painted Boat Resort:

Hosted by fitness expert and performance coach, Charlene SanJenko, at the amazing Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina, vacationers will enjoy just the right blend of action and relaxation, motivation and inspiration, lively connection and peaceful space.

Winter 2013 Dates:

January 19th, 2013 – New Year’s Resolution Revolution!

Ever set a resolution that didn’t make it past the end of January? Want to launch this year much more successfully? Join us to set an intention for 2013 and ground that intention with a solid action plan that you are motivated to move on.  Enjoy follow-up online check-ins with the group to help keep you inspired and accountable and train for and attend a March vacation as your 8-week goal.

March 16th, 2013 – Spring Training Bootcamp (Advanced) – Itinerary tba.

Saturday, January 19*:

Morning flight from Nanaimo* or ferry from Vancouver

  • Flight: departing Nanaimo 8:30 am, arriving Sechelt 8:50 am
  • Ferry: departing HSB 7:30 am, arriving Langdale 8 am

9-9:30 am Arrive at Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina and meet at Host Condo

9:30-11:30 am Morning fitness customized designed for the group

11:30-1 pm Delicious, healthy lunch provided by The Restaurant at Painted Boat.  Lunch-time Freeway to Fat Loss discussion.

1-3 pm Yoga with Cielo English of Live Well Yoga. Please click here for Cielo’s bio.

Celebrate the end of 2012 and move forward into 2013 with clear and grounded intentions to live the life you desire. Intentions & manifestation requires us to know the matters of our hearts. The practice of breath and movement serves to clear our mind/body, to reveal our hearts. Every breath brings us forward with more clarity and insight to our vision. What do you truly desire? What serves your purpose? What is your purpose? Breath becomes more than just breath – Breath becomes the facilitator of our dreams. Come reveal your heart, align your body/mind. Come discover yourself. Love the life you live!

3-3:30 pm Afternoon energy snack

3:30-5 pm Spa-time and relaxation in the outdoor meditative and therapeutic Spa Garden***

***15% discount on all spa services should you wish to treat yourself!

5-6 pm Time to freshen up

6-9 pm Dinner in host condo as a group

Post-dinner: “Creation Manifestation” – 2013 visioning, collaging & social time: Please bring 3 or 4 of your favourite mags!

Sunday, January 20th*:  

7 am Coffee’s on in Host Condo

7:30-8:15 am Breakfast served in Host Condo

8:15 am Leave Painted Boat for Alpha Adventures, Wilson Creek

9 am-1:30 pm Snowshoeing morning tour at Dakota Ridge – 2.5 hour all-inclusive guided tour with Alpha Adventures, including snowshoe rental, 4×4 transport, guide, trail fee, energy snack and hot cocoa during tour. [total duration 4.5 hrs]

1:30-3 pm A stroll, shop and lunch in Gibsons Landing (lunch not included)

Sunday afternoon flight back to Nanaimo or ferry to Vancouver

  • Afternoon flight back to Nanaimo departs Sechelt at 3:30 pm
  • Afternoon ferry back to Vancouver departs 4:30 pm

*approximate times based on flight & ferry times.

Requested reading prior to weekend for all participants…

$299/person January Winter Wellness Weekend

Payment Options

Tax will be added to these prices.

Spa treatments and accommodation not included in this price – to be booked separately.

Flight/ferry costs not included.  *Complimentary shuttle pick-up from floatplane terminal.

stay-over incentive. it gets even better.

Enjoy an overnight stay in a Painted Boat villa ~ an extra-special treat with your girlfriend or perhaps invite your significant other to join you for dinner and a romantic overnight getaway. Either way, an overnight stay is the perfect end to a perfect day!  Accommodations booked directly with the resort.  Please click here for contact info.

$99/person, based on double occupancy. Additional guests $35/person.

January West Coast Women's Wellness Weekend

February 16th, 2013:  Couple’s Relationship Re-Charge Weekend – A great Christmas gift idea!

Special Guest: Tom Watson

What are the keys to keeping sizzle in your relationship?  During our Relationship Recharge Weekend in Gibsons, you’ll enjoy Saturday morning fitness and an afternoon hike or free-time to enjoy a local spa treatment or gallery stroll.  Romantic dinner recommendations are available.

Sunday morning coffee with Tom and an authentic conversation about how we can keep loving – and liking – our partner and avoid becoming a ballooning divorce rate statistic.  Please contact us for full details and pricing.

Girlsfriend Getaway in Gibsons!

Historic Gibsons Landing offers the perfect nurturing environment for our wellness weekends where positive energy is palpable.

March and April 2013 dates tba.

The Shorewood Beach House is an amazing vacation rental just steps away from Gibsons Landing.

Girlfriend Getaways in Gibsons are convenient, easy and full of value at just $99!

Enjoy an overnight stay for just an additional $99.

No need to bring a car. Simply walk-on to the Langdale Ferry from Horseshoe Bay, and we’ll pick you up on this side.

Our ‘basecamp’ is VIBE, Personal Vibrancy Lifestyle Management in Gibsons Landing, a boutique personal fitness coaching studio where we work with you to ensure your personal best you shines through.  Click here for more information about VIBE.

In the heart of Gibsons Landing, Captain J’s Seaside Suites is one of our valued accommodation partners.


1-Day Itinerary ($99+tax for the day):

7:20 am Ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale*

8:00 am Arrive in Gibsons; complimentary pick-up at ferry terminal

9 am – 12 pm Morning Fitness: customized designed for the group

Noon – 1pm Lunch

The Secret is Out! Gibsons Landing is fast becoming the fashion shopping destination of the Sunshine Coast and beyond with its mixture of boutique shopping, fantastic restaurants with a view, art galleries and more!

1-3 pm Afternoon Options (participants can choose)

  • Hike

    Shopping in Gibsons Landing is unbelievable! You’ll enjoy our ‘Best Finds’ list that will help you make the very most of your shopping experience.

  • BoxerFit Workout
  • Spa-Time (additional cost)
  • Spiritual Psychic Reading (additional cost)
  • Shopping

3-4 pm Goal-setting and Motivational Coaching Wrap-Up:  Freeway to Fat Loss Discussion**

  • Recommended reading prior to the weekend:  You are encouraged to purchase and read my recent Kindle book, Freeway to Fat Loss, and note your questions and what you’d like to discuss during this time.

4:30 pm Ferry back to Vancouver; shuttle provided to ferry terminal

Additional Overnight Add-On Option ($99 + tax):

Enjoy an overnight stay at one of our local high-end B&B suites in Gibsons Landing, a healthy breakfast, Sunday morning add-on options and a noon yoga class before your departure back home.  Again, shuttle service is provided to the ferry terminal.

Before 10 am Personal Lounge Time and Breakfast

10 am – Noon Your choice:

  • Morning hike
  • Wardrobe fashion workshop (additional cost with store rebate)
  • Personal time to rest, journal, re-connect

Noon – 1:30 pm Yoga

We are honoured to be working with two truly amazing yoga teachers: Cielo English, Live Well Yoga and Jools Andres, Blue Moon Yoga.

Cielo English: Please click here for Cielo’s bio.

Cielo English, Live Well Yoga

Jooles Andres: Please click here for Jooles’ bio.
Jools Andres, Blue Moon Yoga

2:30 pm Ferry back to Vancouver

Payment Options

*Please plan to arrive a minimum of 20 minutes beforehand if you are walking onto the ferry; 30 minutes minimum if you are driving.

Proud West Coast Women’s Wellness Weekends partners and participating community merchants: