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Design a Retreat with EMPOWER Possible,LLC.

Retreats can create space to clarify a sense of purpose by aligning intention, attention, attitude, action, and impact.

Work with EMPOWER Possible to design a retreat that meets your needs. I will work with you, your team and/organization to create a meaningful experience.

Past retreats have focused on rest, reflection, and regeneration as powerful forms of resistance and transformation at a location that nurtures your whole self. A sample itinerary is provided below.

If you can dream it I can work with you to make it come to life!

Our Inspiration

Want to learn more about past retreats? Please watch the video below.

Purpose in a Time of Crisis

Sample Itinerary

During the retreat, we’ll create space to align intention, attention, attitude, action and impact through a variety of activities including:

  • MINDFULNESS  to ground in the present moment and create space through meditation and gentle movement. *Mindful movement is for every body type and no experience is necessary.


  • JOURNALING + REFLECTION to create space to tune into the wisdom within, focus attention, and set an intention.


  • SUPPORTIVE CONVERSATIONS to share and integrate sustainable actions and impacts

Meet Your Hosts

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Rachel Gilbertson

Rachel Gilbertson aims to live with purpose and make a positive impact each day. Her goals are to support individuals in intrinsically motivated health behaviors and build community around wellbeing & creativity. Rachel is the artist and owner of Art of Presence where she provides coaching, courses, and creativity. 

As a Lifestyle Health Coach, she meets individuals where they are on their journey to improved health in mind, body, and spirit using a whole-person focus.  She has completed her Masters of Education and a graduate minor in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices. She’s a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, a certified Intrinsic Coach, an A.C.E certified personal trainer, and a mindfulness facilitator.

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Julie Zaruba Fountaine

Julie Zaruba Fountaine is the Founder of EMPOWER Possible, LLC. Julie received her B.A. in Exercise Science with a Spanish Minor from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, her M.S. in Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science from North Dakota State University, and her MBA in Change and Leadership from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. Over the past decade, Julie has worked with individuals to empower themselves, reach their full potential, teams to develop their strengths, and organizations to build well-being programs and policies. Julie consistently finds inspiration while living in Northern Minnesota surrounded by the north woods and the shores of gichigami (Lake Superior).

Example: What to Bring

Yoga mat (if you have one) & blanket 

A bag lunch with any snacks or beverages that you prefer

If you have a favorite mug you’d like to use for coffee or tea

Comfortable shoes/slippers/socks and clothes – dress in layers

Shoes will be left at the entrance

Your favorite journal/notebook and writing utensil

An open mind and your curiosity.

Example: COVID Policy

Your health and safety are important to use please review the following information as it contains important policy and safety measures we as your hosts are taking to maintain the health of all participants.

-All participants and hosts should take a COVID-19 test and attend the retreat only if they have a Negative COVID-19 Test.

-Increased ventilation and physical distancing when possible.

-If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please stay home. We will work with you on either providing a refund or rescheduling you for a future retreat.


Thank you to the WDIO team and Renee Passal for featuring a past retreat on their news program!

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