An Urban Workshop

Ottawa ON

September 23 + 24

Saturday 10am – 5pm  |  Sunday 10am – 5pm

Are you ready for a transformational weekend?  For a weekend designed to re-centre, re-clarify and re-engage with your life?

Then this weekend is for you. Let’s come together.

Where inner clarity becomes outer action.desire map, ottawa

The Desire Map is a powerful, deep process that is designed to bring you back to the core of who you are by asking the simple question: What do you desire?

As we move through and excavate the answer to that sacred question, we start to build a way of BEING that’s grounded in your wisdom. alignment. intuition. purpose.

Stop chasing the goal and get clear on the feeling you’re going for. Navigate the big decisions in your life from knowing how it is you want to feel, truly.

This workshop is for you if you DESIRE…
  • an injection of loving You-Time into your life
  • a weekend to re-set your priorities that are grounded deeply within you and your soul’s wisdom
  • a new way to go after that which you desire most that doesn’t leave you feeling burnt out and turned out
  • to enliven a BIGGER, BOLDER version of your whole self
  • a deeper connection with like-minded soul sisters in your community
  • new tips and techniques for finding your centre, every day

My leadership style has been described as soft + deep. Combining intuition, coaching mastery and an ability to truly see and expand upon the wisdom that each of us hold, this weekend will leave you with a new, profound sense of your own gifts and abilities that will carry you forward in strength and sovereignty.

This workshop includes…
  • A Desire Map workbookdesire map, girls, ottawa workshop
  • A gorgeous, supportive Yoga practice led
  • Delicious and nourishing snacks
  • Your very own notebook to inscribe your sparkly Core Desired Feelings that will act as your foundation for building outwards
  • Concrete plans and strategies for taking your new Core Desired Feelings out into this big, brave world
  • + a few  gifts and surprises to support you on your path forward

There is a maximum of 8 spots available for this journey. Book your spot today.

Investment: $279 + HST Early bird pricing of $249 available until August 25th.


I’ll be hosting this wonderful weekend right in the heart of Ottawa’s Byward Market (and above The Grand Restaurant). The Market is extremely accessible – feel free to hop on any transitway bus and get off at the Rideau Centre, or drive in

and find parking at one of the many lots offering full day parking.

We’ll meet during the day so you can have the evening to yourself for processing all that you learned. Hotel stay not required. The workshop is taking place in the heart of Ottawa and you’ll get ample time to enjoy a lunch at one of the amazing restaurants in the area. I’ll be on hand as your guide. If you prefer to bring your own lunch just know that the facilities are limited and have no cooking area or appliances.

What are others saying about a weekend with me?

Joanne led the workshop in a way that felt warm, joyful and fun- I felt both held and pushed. She supported us to look deeper, be more honest and to really connect with our truth, even if it wasn’t what we expected.After the workshop, I feel more connected to what I really need and want from my life.

— Melissa N

The Desire Map workshop with Jo was one of my favourite days! I left feeling more focused and centered. It was really awesome to spend time talking about how I want to feel and the ways & things that make me feel that way. I also came away with some take-a-ways — a daily journal practice as well as some self-love exercises.

— Kelly


What do I have to bring? I would love for you to bring a few things. Comfy clothing for sitting and feeling good all day. Your favourite journal. Something special to share and place on our altar. A pair of slippers if you so desire. A reusable water bottle for all-day hydration. A yoga mat. A set of clothes that are easy to move in for a restorative yoga class {these can be same as what you wear all day}. A willingness to share. A willingness to listen.

I want to go but the money is a stretch. Are there payment plans available? Of course. I endeavour to make everything I do accessible. Please email me to set up something that feels good for the both of us jo @

I’ve desire mapped on my own, why should I participate? The amazing thing about the Desire Map is that it’s different every time, and always leads to new insights. In addition, going through the process with a guide + the added bonus of other women has an indelible power. As we bring each of our own paths and wisdom together, something new and beautiful is created. It gives us the strength to take everything just that one step further.

What happens if I register and can no longer attend? Life happens, this we know. If suddenly life intervenes, your payment will be applied to another workshop held down the road. I cannot issue refunds.



MAY 24, JUNE 23, JULY 24, AUG 22

7pm – 9pm

The purpose of circle is simple yet powerful: to gather like-minded women to support one another in creating a life that feels truly aligned with one’s values + desires. Combining all my favourite tools – meditation, energy medicine, coaching and desire map – this space promises to be a transformative event. We’ll be linking with the New Moon energy to amplify our collective desires.

Boundaries of the space.

+ This is a space of deep love. What is said, stays. It is met with compassion + love.
+ This space is nourishing for the soul. There will be no blame, no shame,no judgement and no comparison.
+ This is a space for presence. I ask all women to bring themselves fully into circle, as a participant, as a leader, as a healer.
+ This is a space of resiliency. We are all capable, brilliant women. We do not fix or save one another, but hold space for each woman to step into their own truth and wisdom.

Are you desiring community? To be fully seen and heard in a way that lights you up on your journey? The support to work through the challenges you’re currently facing in living this one great life? If this is you, I invite you to step into circle with us.

Please purchase in advance, tickets will not be available at the door.

TO BRING: Comfy clothing for sitting and feeling good. Your favourite journal + pen. Something special to share and place on our altar. A cushion for sitting if you desire. Water for hydration during energy work.