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flowersTo slow down and relax, to breathe deeply, and take some much needed time for yourself away from the demands of our hectic world. Whether on a solo retreat or within the company of like-minded friends, you will be guided as you renew, recreate, and rediscover your authentic voice and inner wisdom in a safe, nurturing environment.

Welcome to Nautilus Retreats

Retreat Coach Linda Potter, M.A. of Nautilus Retreats designs and leads group or one-on-one retreats for women, non-profit organizations, and businesses. A former non-profit executive and development consultant, Linda now actively pursues a life of intention working with women and local organizations to build community in Northern New York where she lives with her family and enjoys kayaking, running & hiking. Nautilus Retreats day and weekend retreats are held at the family cottage, “The North Shore.” A short drive from Canton, it is a world away from the busy pace of our everyday lives. A perfect setting for quiet contemplation and honest discussions. Loons, pine trees and great views of the lake are waiting for you at your retreat. Linda’s home in Canton is the setting for most of the mini-retreats. The beautiful woodwork of this 100 year old house, along with the candles and warm colors of the room create a sacred space for you to gather with others to connect and slow down. It truly is a retreat space that beckons you to enter and stay awhile.

There’s no better way to energize your body, mind, and spirit than taking care of yourself.
– Stephanie Tourles

Every person, especially every woman, should be alone sometime during the year, some part of each week, and each day. How revolutionary that sounds…
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh, “Gift From the Sea”

What is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
– Anna Quindlen

Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love.
– Rumi

For fast acting relief, try slowing down.
– Lily Tomlin

We may retreat for many reasons throughout our lives, to reflect on our lives, to celebrate our wisdom, to mourn, to create, to recuperate, but the underlying one is to recontact our purpose in life.
– Jennifer Louden, “The Women’s Retreat Book”

Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new counrty.
– Anais Nin

Specializing in Women's Retreats