Higher Haven is a magical place right in our mitten backyard in South Haven, Michigan.

The property is owned by ceremony leader and woodsman Paul Tootalian where he host many retreats. The overnight retreat is filled with gentle movement, meditation, grounding in the forest, nourishing food, and a full sweat lodge ceremony to stimulate your senses, find clarity in your thoughts, and begin a new day with positive thoughts and emotions. Renewing mind, body and soul, these practices foster a deep, inner calm, offering a healing balm that reduces stress as well as physical, mental and emotional ailments. 

The Schedule

Saturday, September 29th -Depart 8am from Jaclyn's house in Farmington Hills.

• Noon Arrival and Welcome
• Organic Vegan Lunch 12-1:00 pm
• Relax, wooded hike, explore Lake Michigan beaches and area 1-4:00pm
• Gentle Barre class 4-5:00pm
• Inipi (Sweatlodge) Ceremony 6 – 8:00pm
• Wopila Celebration and Feast 8 - 9:00pm
• Rest and Relaxation - open discussion fears versus food with Jaclyn 9:00pm

Sunday, September 30th schedule

• Morning Meditation & Sound Bath 8-9:00 a.m.
• Breakfast smoothies (demo and talk about creating a good one) 9-10 a.m.
• Wind down and Close 10-10:30 a.m.
• Option for solo exploration of Lake Michigan beaches and surrounding area - lunch

Depart for home 1pm



Carly Goidosik:  Alignment & Movement

Carly will teach a slow-paced movement barre class that will help build foundation in the body. Movement is the greatest form of energetic release. To help foster a strong mind-body connection, Carly will lead us in a yin style barre class for a more restorative experience.



Jaclyn Renee: Health & Wellness

Jaclyn will provide nourishment for the weekend.  She will also educate the group on creating a healthy body image and relationship with food. Food is our best source of medicine.


Awaken the spirit and become unstuck. Find clarity and purpose. 

The sweat lodge ceremony is is beautiful. We gather under the teepee together on the ground and Paul brings in heated stones one by one (properly named "Grandmother" stones) to build the heat in the lodge. There are 3 rounds. In the first round, we listen. Paul sings from his soul and invites us into the ceremony. The second round is for prayer. Introducing yourself and sharing your worry, thoughts, emotions, and fears and asking for prayer to heal. The thrid round is for forgiveness and healing. We sing together more and then free ourselves of the stress. The ceremony is followed by a potluck dinner and celebration of all good things. 

Paul Tootalian: 
Master of Ceremony

This retreat is extremely intimate and a very special experience.

Reserve your spot by emailing jaclyn@jaclynreneewellness.com and pay below.

Check made out to: 

Jaclyn Renee Wellness
28899 Millbrook Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

or dropped off at The Dailey Method, Birmingham


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