The Braving Workshop

Using Courage as a Catalyst for Change in Your Life

Are You Looking For Change?

Are you feeling a bit stuck or a lot stuck in your life right now? Are you feeling overwhelmed, pulled in many different directions but heading towards no direction in particular? Maybe your job isn’t fulfilling you in the way you’d hoped, maybe the relationship you’re in has some or many challenges and maybe you’ve lost a bit of that sense of who you are?

If you could make a change in your life right now, what would it be? Do you have this little dream inside that you’ve kept to yourself or this passion for something that you’ve never been brave enough to create or turn into reality? Do you wish for something different but have no idea how you would even start?

The Braving Workshop might be just what you need.

Workshop Photography & Video Production by Angela McConnell Photography

The Braving Workshop


Set in the beautiful forests and coastline of the North Shore mountains and Bowen Island,  The Braving Workshop is an inspiring one-of-a-kind experience to reconnect with yourself and set yourself on a path for positive change in your life. It’s a chance to take some time to reassess where you’re at and set a strong intention for where you want to go while spending time in nature. And this empowering experience will show you first hand that the change you’re seeking is possible and you will see it and feel it for the first time.

Why You Should Come


  • Commit to one change you’d like to make in your life
  • Get a clear actionable plan on how you’re going to make that change
  • Identify and explore why you haven’t made that change in the past and what might be getting in the way
  • Start the process of facing the obstacles that stand in your way
  • Be inspired and feel empowered about making a positive change and know that it’s possible
  • Reignite with your strengths, your passions and what makes you great
  • Stop procrastinating, and reconnect with yourself again and discover what more you’re capable of and what’s possible

Workshop Information


The Braving Workshop is a 4 hour interactive and thought provoking outdoor workshop designed to shake things up while getting honest and real with yourself as a starting point for change. It’s about rolling up your sleeves and having courageous conversations about what you want and what you want to change. And then it’s about making a decision to take action to make it real.

The theme of the workshop is courage – courage to show up, courage to be honest with yourself, courage to envision something new and then courage to create it. We use courage as a catalyst for your change.

Are you ready to make a change? Are you ready to discover what true potential is all about?

Let’s do this then. Let’s roll up our sleeves together.


Workshop Locations & Group Options


Meeting Spot: 8:45am Horseshoe Bay – Outside Foot Passenger Toll Booths
Workshop Location: In and around Snug Cove, Bowen Island
Transportation: Workshop fee includes walk-on passenger fee
Workshop Time: 8:45am-1pm | Workshop begins at the meeting spot and we take the ferry together and begin our group exercises on the 9am ferry.
What to Bring: Backpack with water, snacks, lunch, appropriate and comfortable clothing and shoes for walking trails and the outdoors. Make sure you have what you need for the duration of the workshop as we won’t be going to coffee shops or stores.


Meeting Spot: 9am Lynn Valley Headwaters Parking Lot / Meeting Area
Workshop Location: In and around Lynn Valley Headwaters
Workshop Time: 9am-1pm | Workshop begins and ends at the meeting spot.
What to Bring: Backpack with water, snacks, lunch, appropriate and comfortable clothing and shoes for walking trails and the outdoors. Make sure you have what you need for the duration of the workshop as we won’t be going to coffee shops or stores.


$149 + GST Per Person

Price includes

* 4 hour interactive and transformative workshop 
* The Braving Workshop Workbook 
* A truly unique and empowering coaching experience


Create your own group of 4-6 people. This can be a group of close friends, family members or colleagues. We run this workshop during weekday and Saturday mornings, so if you’d like to select a specific date contact us and we’ll try to accommodate you. This workshop is also ideal for leaders and can be adapted for leadership development programs.


Join an existing group of 4-6 people, meet some new people and maybe even make some new friends! We run this workshop during weekday and Saturday mornings. If you’d like to join an existing group contact us for our current workshop dates.

Using nature as a backdrop for your thoughts.

Thank you for a wonderful day yesterday. I laughed, had a few tears and definitely opened some new pathways in my stubborn head. I had a few real enlightening moments and over all you have given me quite a lot to think about. I definitely came out of the workshop with more clarity and one day later I feel determined to make my goals a reality.

Kerry Platt

Thanks so much for such an inspiring day of outdoor fitness fun in the glorious sunshine. Great to carve out some time to focus on setting motivating and achievable personal goals. You are awesome!

Melanie Mason

All fired up from the one day retreat on Bowen Island. Dagmar is so positive and encouraging and this unique retreat left me feeling confident, empowered and ready to tackle new goals. A beautiful day in a beautiful setting – so rejuvenating for the mind, body and soul! I highly recommend this retreat. It’s a great way for friends to connect, companies to team-build, and anyone who is looking for a kickstart or wanting to push themselves outside of their comfort zones. Thank you Dagmar!

Moira Fong

Thanks again for a fantastic retreat day!! I really enjoyed the mixture of mind and body to stir up my personal goals. I’m definitely excited for another one! Also such a great way to get to know old pals better, and make new friends! You have a relaxed and open way of presenting, which really allowed me to dig a little deeper in what my hopes are for myself over the next year… Thank you for that!

Amanda Ockeloen

Dagmar facilitates a mindful and fun retreat at an extraordinary affordable price. I enjoyed an inspiring and invigorating day with this compassionate coach. I will definitely take part in future retreats.

Maryam Moayeri

I did the one day retreat on beautiful Bowen Island with Dagmar along with a group of my close girlfriends and it was very fun and exciting! We all got fired up with strong fitness and life goals on and off the trails! It was a great connecting experience for all of us and I recommend it for friends, couples or work groups.

Rola Priatel

Your Guide

Your Partner, your Ally, your Game Changer, your Coach

I am your partner in change. I will create a space for you to feel safe so you can be courageous. Because when we’re courageous, we face our fears, we get curious, we seek new awarenesses and we embrace the discomfort that comes with change. And then we begin to see that change is possible and we can grow and expand ourselves in the process. Come and work with me, you’ll know what I mean.

Commit to Your Change and Register Today

Be brave enough to start your change today. All you have to do is sign up and the hardest part is done. Then roll up your sleeves, dive in and let’s get ready to rumble. Let’s go and get your change on and find out what’s possible.