A Retreat for Women Seeking Healthy Strategies to Enrich Our Lives

April 30, 2023 ~ 10-4 PM EST

The Waterwood Estate
boat area
Waterwood Beach
Waterwood Vermilion Ohio

Taking the time to invest in yourself ~ a gift only you can give yourself.

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Thriving – A Day for Women Seeking Healthy Strategies to Enrich Our Lives

 Give yourself a gift and join us as we are coming together to:

  • Cultivate our wisdom.
  • Honor our journeys.
  • Embrace our transformations.


The Feminine Journey is not meant to be a solo trip. We thrive together! 

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A Day for You

This day is an opportunity to experience:

  • An amazing estate on Lake Erie with arces of beaches and views,
  • Award-winning Chef seen on the Food Network
  • Organic food that heals for Breakfast and Lunch
  • Natural Oils you can take home, and
  • Movement and mindfulness practices that integrate our body and mind.


This Sunday will be dedicated to you, a woman on your journey. This will be a unique opportunity to discover your personal aspirations and your fuel stations. The day will start at 10 AM (with the option to arrive 30 minutes early) and end around 4 PM EST.

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lunch in Vermilion

With a focus on movement, mindset, and meditation, this day will center around new ways to integrate good energy and find alignment as our body matures. The midlife journey often comes with a few twists and turns; practitioners will be onsite to share nutrition strategies, movement recommendations, meditation techniques, and other tools we can use to increase our energy, improve our sleep, and experience joy.

With an agenda designed for learning, sharing, and having new experiences, we want you to leave the estate feeling educated, reflective, and empowered.


9:30 AM Early Arrival

10 AM SolFood Collective Breakfast with Jacquelyn – Her Journey & Approach to Food as Medicine

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Knowledge Is Power: Feminine Journey over 40 – Two Truths and a Lie
  • Meditation and Movement for the Sacral Chakra


1 PM SolFood Collective Lunch with Jacquelyn – Background Behind the Food 

  • Oils for the Journey with Lora
  • Power Up! Your Value, Fuel Stations and Balancing Your Nervous System!
  • Nature & Meditation
  • Techniques for Deep Relaxation and Better Sleep/Yoga Nidra with Sound
  • Release Mediation and Closing the Sacred Space


4:00-4:30 Wrap-up

JJ Retreat Menu 4.30.23
Menu For April 30th

45 Women are Coming Together!

This day was created for you—a busy woman who recognizes she needs more time for self-care! We worked to incorporate time in the day’s schedule for Meditation, Breathwork, Restorative Yoga, Journaling, Discussions, and Connection. Regardless of where you are on your journey, this day has something for you to take back with you and apply to your everyday life. And note, there is no pressure to attend all events in the agenda. You can take time to walk to the beach, stroll around the property, or just step outside to journal or watch the birds.

As this is a day created by women for women, we encourage you to bring a girlfriend. Because, you’ll receive an extra discount if you book together!

The organic vegan menu has been thoughtfully curated for this day by award-winning Chef Jacquelyn, Founder of SolFood Collective, with the theme of balance, immunity, and gut health.


In addition to being an acclaimed chef, Jacquelyn is a health and wellness practitioner who believes in food as medicine. With an inspiring story and a plethora of knowledge, Jacquelyn’s food is nourishing and healing, and each dish she creates complements the self-care and wellness focus of this day.

  • Chia seed parfait bar
  • Fresh juice
  • Turmeric lentil soup
  • Balance bowl – mixed greens, quinoa, avocado, microgreens
  • Food Network’s famous liquid gold dip with chips
  • Mediterranean platter
  • Chocolate – dairy and gluten free

This experience is limited to 40 women, so be sure to register early, not only to take advantage of the early-bird pricing, but the first 10 women can pick from an array of gifts including Aveda products.


Vermilion, Ohio


Energy Practitioners & Lightworkers


Jacquelyn, founder of SolFood Collective, is a Certified Holistic Health and Wellness Coach/Vegan Chef helping people transition to a plant-based lifestyle and educating people on the benefits of using food as medicine and vegan living. She was featured on The Great Food Truck Race, Season 10, on the Food Network.  

Jacquelyn recently moved back to the Midwest after living in Chicago, Paris, and California over a span of 20 years. She opened a vegan kitchen, located in Perrysburg, OH, where she offers her meal-prep services as well as health coaching services. She also hosts wellness retreats that incorporate movement (usually yoga), meditation, and a three-course, plant-based meal paired with food education. 

Jacquelyn started her journey in health and wellness after she was diagnosed with a crippling autoimmune disease called ankylosing spondylitis, (a.k.a. the bamboo spine) in 2015 and used food as medicine in conjunction with yoga and meditation to reverse her symptoms. She believes what we feed our body is equally as important as what we feed our mind. Living the vibrant life she’s always envisioned, she now utilizes her experience, knowledge, and love of food to help others overcome their struggles with health and get on the road to recovery; educates those curious about sustainable vegan living; and provides organic, plant-based meals to the Michigan/Ohio area. To learn more visit solfoodcollective.com

SolFood Collective Kitchen

Lisa King

Lisa King is a Yoga teacher, certified in Menopause Movement, and a Menopause Doula/Coach. She provides Perimenopause and Menopause support to help women thrive in midlife; teaches private yoga sessions; coaches women; and leads women’s circles and retreats.  Her work is a result of her own journey of integrating mind/body practices to help her navigate the stuff that midlife brought with it: anxiety, mood swings, a changing body, sleeplessness, and even empty nesting.  Lisa’s goal is to help women thrive and move confidently in the second season of life through education, raising awareness, building community, collaboration, and teaching yoga and mindfulness practices to women of all ages.  On a personal note, she calls Kentucky home and is a self-professed bibliophile, wife to an amazing guy, mother of two adult daughters, and grandmother to a new granddaughter named Wren. 

Check out her website www.lisakingyoga.com and follow her on YouTube and Facebook @lisakingyoga and Instagram @lisaking_the_literary_yogi. 


Lora Roeser

Lora Roeser is a believer in the healing and restorative powers of holistic practices—such as the use of naturally sourced essential oils and the beauty of sound—for both the body and the mind. Lora is skilled at playing an array of quartz crystal singing bowls as part of a sonic-immersion experience in elegant, healing sound. Through use of the natural properties and resulting frequencies of the singing bowls, she produces soothing, harmonious vibrations. Lora’s background and expertise as an essential oil representative with DoTERRA, as well as her skill and training in the resurgent lost art of healing through essential oils, allows her to use and combine premium-grade oils for both aromatherapy and touch therapy. Her extensive collection of oils not only delight the olfactory senses, but each oil contains a myriad of holistic healing and health-maintenance properties when administered and used as directed—topically, aromatically, or internally. An indulgent delight to all the senses, the full-immersion sensory experience Lora offers is sure to soothe, restore, and energize the body, mind, and spirit.

Lora Head shot

JJ DiGeronimo

With new levels of awareness, JJ has taken her mission to empower more women at more tables to the next level by sharing the spiritual side of her life. JJ knows all too well the external pressures women face, like chasing titles, salaries, and relationships, that can lead to self-doubt, negative self-talk, and demanding schedules. These pressures lead many women to ask, “am I enough?”, “What am I doing?” or “Is this it?”.

She shares her tried-and-tested strategies to overcome these challenges and help other women do the same.  JJ is helping women dig deep, release guilt, and align with their true gifts through her podcast, Together We Seek, women’s retreats, and her new book, Seeking.  She knows that tapping into your inner knowing, you can  rediscover the brightness.

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1st Retreat Back in May 2018

“When we work together to brighten our lights, we illuminate the path for many.”

JJ DiGeronimo


No way! All women are welcome but what we have found from friends and conversations is that women over 40 are managing shifts in how they sleep, eat and experience life.  With Meditation, Breathwork, Restorative Yoga, Journaling, Discussions, and Connection there will be plenty for everyone.

  • Dress for the Weather – Layers are Best as it is usually 5-10 degrees colder near the water
  • Yoga Mat, Blanket and even a pillow
  • Water Bottle
  • Indoor and Outdoor shoes – it is likely to muddy, so feel free to bring slippers or alternative shoes for inside
  • Jacket for Meditative Walk, and if it is a colder day, a hat and glove might be nice to have too

This day was created for busy women who recognizes she needs more time for self-care! We worked to incorporate time in the day’s schedule for Meditation, Breathwork, Restorative Yoga, Journaling, Discussions, and Connection. Regardless of where you are on your journey, this day has something for you to take back with you and apply to your everyday life.

You can leave your high heels and nice boots at home. Instead, wear comfortable clothes and be sure to bring Walking or hiking shoes, jackets, hats, and maybe even gloves. 

If you have allergies, please email JJ at [email protected] and we will notify the chef and be sure you know what you can, and cannot eat.

Yes, you can arrive as early as 9:30 AM and stay until 4:00 PM.

You are welcome to walk and explore the many acres at Waterwood and note, we do have a meditative walk planned for outside.

Although we will incorporate movement or poses this is not a yoga retreat. Rest assured, you do not need to know how to do Yoga or even like Yoga to attend. And you, can sit anything out.

If you have a mat, please plan to bring one or consider bringing a blanket. 

There is Internet inside the houses, but I encourage you to disconnect for the time we are together to give yourself some much-needed downtime.

We suggest that you watch the weather so that you can pack appropriately, but plan on bringing a mat or blanket, water bottle, socks, sweaters and dress in comfortable clothes, a jacket for the beach, walking shoes, outdoor clothes with layers, an open heart, and appetite for great food and  connection! 

Minimal preparation is needed. I’m more interested that you drive into Vermilion with an open mind and loving heart with an interest to take it all in.

Is this day Religious?

This day will incorporate spiritual practices but is not aligned to any specific religion. This could include but isn’t limited to meditation, Yoga,  sound, and mindfulness practices. 

You are drawn to this gathering for a reason. Although no participation is required, I hope you are open to exploring your energy, connections, and future aspirations.

Yes, I am an author for women interested in aligning with more influence and impact.  I have hosted retreats in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022.

The estate is in Vermilion, Ohio, and the address will be provided upon registration as it is a private residence with many acres on Lake Erie. 

It is about 45 Mins from Downtown Cleveland, 2 hours from Columbus and Pittsburgh and 30 Minutes from the Cleveland airport.

By registering for this retreat, you are agreeing to these terms.

Cancellations and refunds

We have limited availability for our retreat and spots are guaranteed with your reservation payment received on a first come, first serve basis. We understand as a mother, wife, and daughter, emergencies arise, and exceptions will be considered less 20% cancellation fee.

Where a teacher or facilitator advertised for a retreat is not able to teach due to reasons outside our control, we reserve the right to replace them with a similar teacher or facilitator.


We will take photographs during retreats for our websites and promotional materials. If you are sensitive about this, please let your facilitators know when you arrive.

Personal Belongings

Any valuables left at the property are the guests’ sole responsibility, and neither Together We Seek Retreat nor the property staff can be held responsible for any loss or damage of personal property. As you are departing, please ensure you have packed all personal belongings safely before leaving the retreat. Any items forgotten or lost will not be at the responsibility of the Together We Seek Retreat to recover and return to you.

Liability/Your Health

It is agreed by you that the property owners/operators of the retreat/s are not the guardians of any customers’ safety, and they, individually or collectively cannot be held liable in any way for any occurrence, which might result in illness, injury, death, or other damage, loss, or theft to the customer, his property, or his family, heirs, or assigns. All exercise, movement, food choices, and any other retreat activities are undertaken at your own risk. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically, mentally, and physically fit and able to use our facilities and participate in any of our retreat activities, including yoga, walking, dancing, and periods of silence. Attendees who have injuries or mental or physical illnesses are advised to seek doctor’s advice prior to attending our retreat. The Together We Seek Retreat is not liable for any injuries you may contract during a retreat. If you have any health conditions, including mental health conditions, you will need to inform The Together We Seek Retreat of these. The liability of Together We Seek Retreats is limited to a total of the booking price irrespective of the title/claim.

Weather Conditions

Weather conditions can be unpredictable and can change quickly and significantly. The Together We Seek Retreat cannot be made liable for unpleasant or unsuitable weather conditions.

Force Majeure

Means any unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our normal control, which the consequences of could not have been avoided even when exercising all due care. Such circumstances or events include, but are not limited to, war or threat of war, riot, civil unrest, industrial disputes or strikes, unavoidable technical problems with the property, transport, or closure or congestion of airports, terrorist activity, natural disasters, industrial disasters, fire, theft, flooding and adverse weather conditions. In the event of any of the above refunds or compensation payments will be determined based on circumstances.

Complaints and Suggestions

The Together We Seek Retreat is confident that you will not have any cause for concern during your retreat. However, if you should have any problems during your stay this should first be brought to the attention of your facilitators. If you are not satisfied with the local resolution, then any further comments or suggestions should be put in writing within 14 days of your return, specifying the problems to: [email protected]

Vermilion is filled with unique shops & boutiques, stores and more filled with personality, charm.

Each is an independently-owned business where you’re likely to meet and get to know the owner and leave with an understanding of why “shopping local” is so special. Note: This is a partial listing of the shopping possibilities in Historic Downtown Vermilion and beyond. There are more businesses as well as d restaurants to explore to the east and south of downtown..


There are some bed and breakfasts in Vermilion:


Captain’s Bell House
The historic ambiance with all the modern amenities. Just one block from the center of downtown and a short walk from a lake view. MSV member since 2013. 5760 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion OH 44089 | Contact: 440.714.5082
Gilchrist Guesthouse °
Lakefront locations in the heart of the historic Harbourtown neighborhood. Walkable to shops, restaurant, beach and more. MSV member since 20165662 Huron Street, Vermilion, OH 44089 | Contact: 440.290.6007
The Old Vermilion Jailhouse Bed & Breakfast
691 Grand Street, Vermilion OH 44089 | Contact: 440.963.5245
Newly Renovated: SawMill Creek in Sandusky, Ohio
www.sawmillcreekresort.com/ (419) 433-3800

There are over 20 place to eat in Vermilion: https://www.mainstreetvermilion.org/dine

Feel free to call me or email me:

[email protected]


These are both direct into my inbox and phone.

I look forward to chatting, JJ

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I look forward to seeing you there!


JJ DiGeronimo