The team behind Retreat Golden
Golden resident, passionate cross country skier and trail runner, Magi Scallion is the beating heart of Retreat Golden. Magi has competed internationally in both cross country skiing and trail running and now shares her love of the sports and seasons by coaching adults and organizing events.
"I love cross country skiing so much - it's the perfect seasonal antidote for trail running as well as the most restorative full-body exercise out there. Sharing this love, and the secrets of efficiency I've learned over the years, is something I will never get tired of. I simply cannot say no to helping adults learn how to ski ... or ski better. It's beautiful."
In the transition from international-level sport to work-life balance, Magi has learned how to adjust expectations, be efficient in time and movement, and set bite-sized daily goals. Magi shares these learnings as well as the beauty of cross country ski movement with friends and clients alike.
Kristen Stuart is a Registered Yoga and Meditation teacher and Lifestyle Coach passionate about guiding people towards their passion, purpose and powerful presence in this life. Certified as a personal trainer and co-founder of Tuja Wellness, Kristen has been working in the health and wellness industry for over a decade.
Based in Canmore, Alberta surrounded by the majestic Canadian Rockies, everyday she wakes up inspired by the power, flow and spirit of nature. Kristen has been an explorer of movement from an early age through dance, athletics and sport. In her spare time you will find her in high alpine places hiking, climbing, skiing and playing. It is in the wild open sacred spaces of this world where she finds herself plugging into the power of the earth and she loves sharing the beauty and forces at play in nature through her teaching.
Kristen has always felt guided to inspire others to step into a life of choice, empowerment and conscious living. Blending ancient teachings for modern day living, she will illuminate your capacity towards greater consciousness on the mat and in your life. She teaches alignment-based vinyasa and hatha styles of yoga focusing on a balanced blend of strength, healing and renewal.
Julie Marshall is a trained chef that studied at Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver BC. With a strong passion to work with wholesome, fresh and local ingredients, she creates flavourful and unique meals that fuel everyone for their adventures. Based out of Golden BC, she runs her own catering company, focusing on catering to adventure based actives. In the summer she is off cooking for guided mountaineering camps, mountain bike tours and small events/retreats. Winter months are spent flying in and out of backcountry lodges cooking for ski touring groups.
When Julie is not cooking up delicious meals she is out playing in her backyard either on her mountain bike or on skis. She loves getting out on her bike exploring new zones, ripping around on her home trails with friends, getting in as many all day alpine rides as possible, which is her true passion and bike racing with her hubby.
Amelie Goulet-Boucher is a registered Assistant ACMG Hiking Guide, avid trail runner and absolute shredder on backcountry skis. Her past work experience includes travelling as a road warrior with the Banff Mountain Film Festival and now working with the marketing department of Parks Canada. Amelie is the brains behind the Esplanade Traverse and a simply lovely mountain adventuress.