Audrey Jolly Therapy

Workshops and Retreats

This retreat is an opportunity for you to dive deep into those parts of the self that are missing out on living their full potential. These parts may present as an unnamable longing, discontent, overwhelm or a sense of feeling lost or incomplete. Through physical, emotional, and creative explorations using movement, sound, songs, art, and writing, we discover multiple facets of the self that lie sleeping until the right conditions allow them to awaken. The container we build together will promote this emergence. There is no pressure to step outside your comfort zone, only an invitation to be curious and inquire about everything that motivates you. In a small group of non-judgmental journeying partners, we set the stage for these treasured parts to peek out and speak out, expressing their truths. The result is a deliciously deep connection to one’s body, emotions, and creativity, allowing expressions of spontaneity, playfulness, freedom, and passion.

Of course, our inner judges and critics will likely show up to the party. We will welcome and thank them with respect and gratitude for protecting and keeping us safe. We will help them lay down their guard, allowing access to deeper, more vulnerable parts of the self.

Strong hands will be there to guide the way on this journey towards the deeper selves.  An initial online interview will be scheduled before the workshop to ensure it fits each participant.  No previous experience is required, just an open, inquiring mind and curious heart.


Dates:         Thursday, June 27th to Monday, July 1st, 2024

Location:    The Carter House, Kagawong, Ontario

Cost:          $2,000+hst ($2,486), which includes 4 nights accommodation, meals and the 3-day workshop

Due to the limited number of participants in the workshop, spots will fill quickly. (Rooms may be shared to reduce the cost.)

A deposit of $400 is required to hold your place, non-refundable after May 15, 2024

Contact:     Audrey Jolly,  

Cell:           647-270-1976


Arrival is on Thursday, June 20th, after 4 p.m. There will be time to settle in, gather for a meal, and have a brief introduction following dinner. Friday to Sunday will include sessions from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, plus evening sessions from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Monday, there will be breakfast, a brief closure and departure. 

The Bridal Veil Falls is across the road from The Carter House and The Cup & Saucer Trail, a 14-minute drive away. Manitoulin is the largest freshwater island in the world. Indigenous culture offers a rich spirituality and creativity, foundational to the island.


Audrey Jolly RP, MA, OSRP is an interdisciplinary artist and Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She has an MA in Psychology & Movement from York University and has taught Visual and Performing Arts at colleges and universities across Canada and Europe. She is a Clinical Member of The Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists.

book, On the Back of the Wildebeest: The Creative Power of Healing, published in 2020, explores creativity and the body’s role in psychotherapy and healing. She became an award-winning author for her short story, ‘The Ghost House,’ presented by the Muskoka Authors Association in 2019.

Audrey lives on Manitoulin Island, where she works as an artist and online psychotherapist for individuals and couples. She hosts summer/fall intensive healing retreats at her home and opened The Bird Tree Studio in 2023, where she works as a painter and mixed media artist, offering workshops and talks on creativity and healing, two of her greatest passions.