January 16-19, 2020 | Kelowna BC

Conscious Creation Retreat

Featuring the Desire Map

Create a compass for your soul so you can live a life that lights you up again!

January 16-19, 2020 | kelowna bc

A beautiful, connected, introspective adventure to meet your soul’s desires.

You were perfectly created and you are worthy of your desires.

You KNOW this, maybe you just don’t FEEL it sometimes…

You deserve to embrace a life that lights you up and to go after it with beautiful clarity, confidence and courage.

“Knowing how you actually want to feel is the most potent form of clarity that you can have.”

Danielle LaPorte

Author of the Desire Map, Photo by Catherine Just

Join an intimate group of empowered, creative, like-minded and like-hearted women to embark on an inner journey to learn your deepest desires, center yourself deeply in your heart, catapult your belief in yourself, move your body to get out of your head, and know deeply what is right for you.

Reconnect to your most essential self, and discover how you want to feel in your life.

Isn’t it time to make yourself a priority?

Why Join Us?

Maybe you feel like you’ve lost some of yourself – through motherhood, a not-quite-fulfilling career or soul-sucking job, a divorce, a broken heart, an illness, caring for someone else who is ill, or just…..life….

Or maybe you’re feeling a little overwhelmed and unsure. Who is this person? What happened to me? Is there more for me? Yes!

Sister, it’s time to rediscover your essence and create a compass for your soul.

It’s time to set an intention to feel good every day.

You deserve that. And knowing your core desires is the first step to getting you there!

The Experience

Get Comfortable

We will gather in a stunning Retreat House in Kelowna, BC in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley with sacred mountains, beautiful lake vistas, vineyards and orchards surrounding us. You will be comfortable and pampered and feel safe and seen.

Get Confident
& Connected

We will journal, move our bodies, quiet our minds in meditation, create safe spaces for and support one another, get outside and connect with ourselves and each other on another level to amplify our confidence and connection.

Get Clear

We will work through Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map process, which is a program for clarifying what you truly want in every area of your life, and using that powerful awareness to guide your everyday choices.

What to Expect

Together we will create sacred space, (inner and outer) and burn limiting beliefs (figuratively, and maybe literally.)

As we go soul deep with desire mapping, we’ll bend our bodies, expand our hearts with breath work, spend a little time in nature, and open our minds to infinite possibilities. We’ll offer up our own wisdom, connect deeply, and learn from each other — like women always do.

You’ll leave this weekend knowing your core desired feelings, which will act as a guidance system for your decisions and goals after our retreat.

You will make some soul-anchored declarations and attach them to some every day PLANS. This experience will change your life.

Are you ready for soul liberation?

Is This Experience For You?

This could be for you if you say yes! to any of the following

  • I’m ready to create abundance in every area of my life — health, wealth, relationships!
  • I’m ready to fully know myself, to start making some changes and to step into my power!
  • I know there’s more to life than what I’ve been doing and I want to access it THIS YEAR!
  • I take care of everyone else around me and I KNOW I can’t thrive on an empty tank, so I’m READY to make myself a priority!
  • I often collapse into my bed after putting my kids down for the night, only to wake up disappointed that I didn’t get X, Y, or Z done, and didn’t get any of the ‘adult time’ or ‘me time’.
  • I crave soulful, meaningful connections and conversations and feel like I’m not getting enough of that in my life.
  • I’m often unsure of whether or not my decisions are TRULY taking me down the path I was meant to walk in this life. I’m fairly certain there is MORE!
  • I know I want MORE in my life but I’m not sure what that is exactly or how to get there.
  • I feel irritated with or snap at my family members, friends, colleagues or people in my life because they don’t understand me. I just don’t feel SEEN.
  • I’ve heard about this elusive thing called a ‘boundary’, but I just don’t know how to set and maintain clear ones — I often feel let down and disappointed in my relationships.
  • I KNOW that “you become like the 5 people you surround yourself with” and I’m terrified that I’m becoming less of who I’m meant to be because of my unhealthy relationships.
  • I don’t love my job and have been trying to figure out what to do differently, but I feel a little trapped.
  • I feel like I’m playing small in my life and not living the life I was born to live. My work feels heavy, my relationships feel heavy, my body feels heavy, and I don’t know how to shift it.

If you said YES! to any of this then you’re here for a reason

Whether you’re a goal-setter/go-getter or a seeker who prefers to go with the flow, knowing your core desired feelings will serve you.

What People Are Saying About Desire Mapping

“Attending the desire map workshop changed everything.

I was so filled up when I left… So much gratitude. I can’t say enough about the experience.

It was heaven.”

Shawn Marie Turi

Desire Map Participant

“I was surprised to find that the women I met at The Desire Map Workshop helped me to open up and go deep — really deep, really fast.

There was no judgement, no suggestion of how to feel.

Sharing in that sacred space was powerful.”

Twyla Dill

Desire Map Participant

“I do a lot and I am successful at what I do. But the workshop helped me recognize that I’ve been stuck in survival mode — the joy in what I was doing wasn’t there.

Getting in touch with the feelings that drive what I do takes me beyond survival and into thriving, which makes life so much sweeter.”

Tracy Greene

Desire Map Participant

“The clarity I have now [after the workshop] is amazing.

I know how to do things differently from now on, to get to what I want to feel everyday.”

Palomi Sheth

Desire Map Participant

Meet Carla Dawes

Your conscious creation retreat leader,
coach & desire map facilitator

Hi sister! I’m Carla. I’m a transformational coach,  standup paddleboard instructor, entrepreneur, nature lover, reformed perfectionist, doting mom, fitness junkie and meditation teacher. I live in beautiful Kelowna, BC. I have spent my life seeking adventures and self improvement and FINALLY, in my 40s I feel like I am emerging as my TRUE self, living the AUTHENTIC life that I was born for, yet still growing into myself every day.

Danielle LaPorte’s book “The Desire Map” flipped my ENTIRE approach to goals on its head. I always had dreams and set goals, but I never fully understood WHY I wanted the things I did. I put all these things on my ’40 things to do before I’m 40′ list, but even when they were done, many of them felt a little disconnected for me. I wanted to stop doing and start BEING. Desire Mapping helped me recognize that some of the things I wanted were not MY things at all — they were just things society told me I wanted, or in some cases, things I wanted for the ‘wrong’ reasons (think ego, social acceptance, and any other number of external and unfulfilling ‘whys’).

Now that I have that clarity and confidence, my desires are clear (and I believe I am WORTHY of them!) and my choices are SO much simpler! I can consciously create the life I crave. That doesn’t mean that I always make the right choice or that I never have to pivot, but it DOES mean that I recognize the need to pivot much faster, and things flow much more smoothly than ever before. I wish this simplicity and clarity for you too!

Becoming a Desire Map Facilitator and Transformational Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT or Tapping) Coach and sharing this work was a natural fit for me and I’d be thrilled to have you join this group of amazing women on a journey to discover your CORE DESIRED FEELINGS that will guide you towards creating the life you crave — though this it TOTALLY cliche, I am confident this will help you make 2020 your BEST YEAR YET! And things will just keep getting better from there! I hope you’ll join us as part of our connected, clear, confident sisterhood!

With love and gratitude,


Your Retreat Location, Beautiful Kelowna BC

stunning views | Gorgeous grounds & outdoor spaces
connected indoor spaces | outdoor pool | outdoor hot tub

Here’s what you receive on this all-inclusive
weekend in Kelowna BC



3 nights / 3 days of retreat in a beautiful Retreat House with an outdoor hot tub, outdoor pool, beautifully designed relaxation spaces, and glorious views of Okanagan Lake & the Okanagan Valley so you can relax and recharge.


Complimentary airport transfer so you don’t need to worry about logistics!

wine & cheese

Casual and cozy wine & cheese welcome on our first night to unwind, get to know one another and ease into the weekend.

all meals & snacks

3 nutritious, delicious meals each day + snacks/coffee/tea to keep you nourished and energized for the inner work (plant-based and allergy needs can be accommodated).


Restorative Yoga (gentle, easy for beginners!), Grounding and Breathwork to move our bodies and settle into our hearts.

desire mapping

Self Inquiry/Discovery through DESIRE MAPPING to discover your Core Desired Feelings and fulfill the ultimate intention — feeling GOOD.


Physical & Energetic detox, stepping into your power to launch the new you back into your life.


Connecting deeply with ourselves and other participants so we can cultivate Clarity, Courage and Confidence.


Conscious Breathwork, Affirmation Creation, and Soulful declarations so we can get centered in our self-love and infinite self-worth.


Hiking, walking meditations and forest bathing on beautiful trails near the Retreat House.


Snowshoeing adventure on the Myra Canyon Trestle Trails (or other adventure to be determined by our weather!) to get us outside and connected with nature.


Connection with like-hearted and like-minded women embarking on their own individual journey to live their best lives — we will form a sisterhood bond that will support you and lift you up!


A beautiful Boundless Beauty photo of authentic, shining YOU to capture your essence so you can remember this transformation experience.


A delicious, gourmet dinner at a beautiful local winery on our last night together to celebrate YOU, your inner beauty and your new path as a Conscious Creator!

follow-up call

A complimentary follow-up call with Carla within 45 days of the retreat for accountability and support.

facebook group

A private Conscious Creator Facebook group to stay connected with your new sisterhood and get support when you need it.


And a few other wonderful surprises so your heart is COMPLETELY full as you head back to your ‘real’ life armed with your Core Desired Feelings as your Soul Compass.

Join us in Kelowna!

January 16-19, 2020

Weekend Schedule (dependent upon weather, etc.)


3-6 PM

Arrival! Get settled at the Retreat House.

6-8 PM

Casual and cozy wine and cheese dinner reception.

8-10 PM

Group introductions and introduction to Desire Mapping.

10/10:30 PM



7:30 AM


8:30 AM

Morning grounding/breathwork

9 AM

Desire Map activities

10:30 AM

Break (fresh air/snack)

11:30 AM

Desire Map activities

1:30 PM

Lunch Break

2:30 PM

Desire Map activities

4:30 PM

Gentle, restorative yoga practice (optional)

5:30 PM

Free time — opportunity to have a hot tub, go for a walk/hike, connect, nap, journal, reflect — your choice!

6:30 PM


8 PM

Free time — use this for a hike, hot tub, quiet time in your room or in cozy retreat house common spaces, journaling, resting, connecting, relaxing, we often play fun connection games… you choose what feels right to you.

10/10:30 PM



7:30 AM


9 AM

Desire Map Activities

10:30 AM

Snack & prepare to depart for outdoor adventure!

11:00 AM

Outdoor adventure (hiking or snowshoeing on the Kettle Valley Trail or other as weather and abilities allow.)

2 PM

Late lunch at Retreat House

3 PM

Final Desire Map activities

5:00 PM

Shower/dress for group celebration dinner!!

7 PM

CELEBRATION DINNER at beautiful local winery restaurant

9 PM

Back at Retreat House free time — use for hot tub, resting, reading, reflecting, connecting — you choose!

10/10:30 PM



7:30 AM

Gentle, restorative yoga practice (optional)

8:30 AM

Morning grounding, breathwork, meditation and final Desire Map exercises

10 AM

Final Desire Map activities and closing ceremony

11 AM

Packing & preparing for departure

11am-12 noon

Group departure

Your current situation is not your final destination

start living a bountiful, blissful, and beautiful life with courage, clarity, and confidence!

Retreat Investment


3 Days, 3 Nights, All-inclusive

$1297 per person
(13% discount over payment plan)

By the end of night one and a little wine and cheese, your sisterhood will be well established! Join us and you will go home relaxed and refreshed and ready to clearly and confidently create the life you’re meant to live!

You cannot BEAT the natural beauty of the Okanagan!!


3 Days, 3 Nights, All-inclusive

3 payments of $497
(Deposit due upon booking: $497)

Maybe it’s time to make yourself a priority? AMEN sister! This retreat experience will fill your heart and soul and you will start to shine like the diamond you were born to be! It’s YOUR turn to live your best life!!

Sign up quickly to get the room with the best view!

I’m in! What happens next?

  1. If you’re ready to join us, Click “I’m In!” below.
  2. You’ll complete the intake form and choose your room/payment type.
  3. You will pay your deposit and your spot is reserved!
  4. If you have additional questions, you can email Carla at carladawes@shaw.ca
  5. You will receive a welcome email and a series of preparation emails in the weeks preceding the retreat.
  6. We can’t wait to connect and support you in consciously creating a life that lights you up!

Join us! Create a compass for your soul!

January 16-19, 2020 | Kelowna BC