Monday, September 25, 2023


Creative Retreats at Huntingdon House 

Inspiring women to create the personal space needed to explore their creativity

We were inspired to create a gathering for women who have so much yearning to expand their lives:  to share, to create and to live lives of abundance and purpose as well as to feel healthy, strong and confident. This begins with allowing your soul to soar.

Too often our biggest challenge is finding the courage to bring our own well-being and creative ideas to the forefront.  We tell ourselves that we will pursue our dreams once the children are raised, once we lose the weight, once our commitments are completed, once there is time…..but there never is time.  Time is elusive, it can seem an eternity or it can pass in a heartbeat.  Once we make our own wellbeing a priority, then we make time.  No one ever said…I don’t have time to take care of my children or to brush my teeth!!

It is TIME for you to focus on you.

We are offering a retreat that gives you time to explore your creative side.  We all have creativity inside of us.  Do you like to write, or read/research or draw, or knit or practice an instrument or pick wild flowers and press them into a book?  Creativity is anything you want it to be anything that makes your soul happy.

Creative Retreats is designed to combine gentle movement and meditation to prepare your creative urges to flourish!  There will be blocks of time each day to pursue whatever your heart desires but if you feel blocked or unsure of how to move forward, we will have some guided practices for you to explore that for which your heart yearns….with curiosity, not judgement.

Join us on our Creative Retreats on the weekend of November 10, 11 & 12 at Huntingdon House, just north of Belleville on Hwy 62. Your Creative Retreats leaders are Laurie Rockman, dancer, cartoonist & artist and Terri Maracle, Serenity Yoga teacher & Lifestyle Coach.

Creative Retreat at Huntingdon House -overview

Friday November 10, 2023

Arrival at 3:00pm     Tea, meet & greet, round table discussion regarding the weekend events, walk about the premises, and settling-in                                         time.

5:00 - 6:30pm     Emotional Freedom Tapping discussion and experience - allowing your creativity to flow while releasing any                                                    blockages, preparing you for your creative weekend….with Terri

7:00pm             Dinner

8:00pm             Gentle Serenity Yoga session….with Terri YOGA MATS PROVIDED

Saturday November 11, 2023

8:00am            Wake up, coffee, morning ‘routines’

9:00am             Breakfast

10.00am             Gentle movement….with Laurie

10:30am-1pm     Creative time or Guided Practices

1:00pm-2pm     Relaxation time or lunch

2pm-2:30pm     Movement….with Laurie

3pm-5:30pm     Creative time or Guided Practices

5:30pm-7:00pm     Free/Social time

7pm             Dinner

8pm             Gentle Serenity Yoga session….with Terri

Sunday November 12, 2023

8:00am         Wake up, coffee, morning ‘routines’

9:00am         Breakfast

10am-10:30am Movement….with Laurie

11:00am         Checkout

11:15am         Weather permitting…Sharing time outside on the swings to discuss our take aways from the weekend.

Times are fluid to support your creative needs.


$375.00 plus tax   - Includes 2 nights with breakfast and dinner.  You may bring your own lunch items and wine if you choose, a refrigerator & microwave are provided. There will be options for breakfast and dinner which will be available upon arrival.

              - $150.00 non refundable deposit is required upon registration

              - Payment in full is due by October 27, 2023

For more information or to register please contact:  or

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Lilylayne Lifestyle Living - Living With Grace and Simplicity

 Lilylayne Lifestyle Living - Living with grace and simplicity

Lilylayne Lifestyle Living is a gathering place and yoga studio, both in person and on line, aimed at helping women live their best life.  We acknowledge that each person has much control over their health, wellbeing and destiny, but each must choose to take that responsibility.  Wellness is our responsibility.  Everything anyone ever wants in life is for one reason only and that is, how they believe it will make them feel.  Life is about feelings or emotions yet most of our lives are spent trying to 'think' our way out of those feelings.   It is easier to change the mind through the body than it is to change the body through the mind. 

I am a registered yoga instructor through the Canadian Yoga Alliance qualified to teach Hatha yoga, Kundalini Awakening yoga (which I have combined into what I call Serenity Yoga),  Consistency Coaching to rewire your brain and change your habits, Reiki practitioner, Aromatherapy practitioner & Life coach.

My yoga training concentrated on ayurveda and mediation, both helpful in calming the mind.  In a chaotic world, we learn techniques to slow down, and both heal and balance the mind, body and spirit.  Many of our diseases begin with either inflammation, stress or an imbalance in the body and left unchecked these issues bloom into disease. But what if we could address the inflammation, imbalance and stress before they affect our wellness?   Eliminating toxic foods (and these may be different for different people), calming the mind and exploring our curiosity are the pathway to living a life of wellness and joy.

Depending on your time of life, your needs and your desires, we have three areas of focus. It is not a linear progression, but a menu of options from which you can choose what is needed in your life at this time.

The Pathway to Serenity Series at Lilylayne Lifestyle Living

REPLENISH - We start from where you are, not where you think you should be.  REPLENISH is all about healing the wounds of your body, mind and spirit.  Gentle yoga, simple meditation, hydrating the body, balancing your sleep cycles and using silence as a tool to detach from a world that has our central nervous system on alert at all times.  We look at your current habits and routines and you will determine what, if anything, needs to change. The aim of REPLENISH is to find the balance that is the basis of a happy, healthy life.

NOURISH - Here we start looking at how you nourish your body, mind and spirit. NOURISH is all about giving yourself that which you need to have a happy and healthy life. Food, movement, relationships, self care, connectivity, curiosity and routines.

FLOURISH -  This is where the creativity begins!  You begin to FLOURISH in your life, not just exist through your life.  Through written or verbal prompts, we develop an awareness of the things that make you feel excited.  We explore the various aspects of ourselves and learn to welcome all these parts of ourself (the maiden, the mother and the wise woman), it is this unique combination of traits that make you so special and unique....and the world needs for all of us to show up in the fullness of who we are.

Within all three limbs of the Pathway to Serenity series, there are elements of:  yoga, mediation, discussion, self exploration, journaling, visualizing, nourishment, habits & routines, aromatherapy, aromatherapy massage, Reiki treatments and determining what it is that you truly want in this life.  Some classes are for our general well being and some are specifically geared to a particular focus such as anxiety or women's issues.

The Blog posts will help you understand the perspective from which Lilylayne Lifestyle Living sees life.  We are currently changing our program delivery and will soon be offering in person Serenity Yoga classes locally, small classes ( 4-5 maximum) in our cabin on the shores of the beautiful Bay of Quinte and on line groups for REPLENISH, NOURISH & FLOURISH.  Custom weekend getaways for 4 people can also be arranged. Individual sessions are available for those who would prefer the privacy.  Lilylayne Lifestyle Living is located in rural Ontario, centrally located between Belleville, Napanee and Picton.

 If you are interested in more information, please email me at 

Begin your pathway to serenity through grace and serenity with Lilylayne Lifestyle Living