New Day Retreat! Registration now open.

Going on retreat is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.

This special day will offer you time and space to renew your soul.  

Holistic Life Coach, Shannon Kinney-Düh and Artist, Noelle Stoffel, are partnering together to create an enriching, relaxing and inspiring day retreat for you!  Imagine a day when you can step away from your responsibilities to enjoy gentle yoga, guided meditation, energy healing, delicious food and abstract painting in a beautiful and natural setting.

Come to completely relax, reset and have fun being together while we breathe, move and stretch, eat well and play with paint!  After a morning of yoga, guided meditation and journaling, we’ll learn how to express ourselves through abstract painting.  You do not need any experience with yoga or painting for this retreat!  We will focus less on finishing a “perfect” painting, and instead guide you to have fun exploring and playing with different ways to make marks with paint – using intuition, curiosity and wonder.

Let’s embrace imperfection and enjoy the peace and solitude that comes from relaxing, creating and dreaming together.

Saturday, September 25th, 2021,

10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Location: Private Residence in Ottawa, Kansas

(60 minutes from Kansas City)


Shannon Kinney-Düh is a yoga and meditation teacher, holistic life coach, human design specialist, intuitive energy worker and self-taught artist.  She’s been a teacher and student of the healing arts for most of her life.

Shannon created A Free Spirit Life to offer a sacred and welcoming place where women feel empowered, inspired and free to be their authentic selves.

Shanon offers 1:1 coaching sessions, human design readings, online courses, and retreats where you will gain the freedom that comes from remembering that you are complete, whole and beautiful – just as you are.

When she’s not creating, you’ll find her sipping iced coffee, playing somewhere in nature with her husabnd and three boys.

Noelle Stoffel has had a passion for painting as early as she could hold a paintbrush. After graduating from a high school of the arts in WI, and graduating from KCAI, she lived out her dream of working for Hallmark cards. 

Noelle, a mother of two, resides with her husband, children, dog, hamster and frogs. Often times joining their family, is a foster dog, cat or rabbit.

Noelle offers private art classes and paint parties. She also has her originally paintings for sale on her site.

Noelle loves nature, yoga, traveling, and spending quality time with friends and family. Her work can be found in galleries and collections throughout the United States, as well as Mexico and the Caribbean, and can be seen on HGTV, and local magazines.

What to Expect:

10:00 a.m.  WELCOME CIRCLE – Get to know each other with coffee, tea and light snacks.

10:30 – 12:00 p.m.  GENTLE YOGA + GUIDED ENERGY MEDITATION and JOURNALING with Shannon

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  LUNCH – Healthy lunch provided by Nettle + Honey (with vegetarian option).

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.  NATURE BREAK

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.  PLAYING WITH PAINT + ABSTRACT PAINTING with Noelle

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.  TEA TIME + CLOSING CIRCLE


Wear comfortable clothes.  Please bring your own yoga mat.  All other supplies and food are included.  
Registration fee: $350.
Yoga and painting will be held outside if weather permits.  We will honor social distancing if we are indoors and encourage masks when in close contact to ensure everyone feels at ease.

Early Bird Registration now Open – space is limited to 8 participants


Victoria Weber of Nettle + Honey | Doula, Yoga Instructor, Ayurvedic Chef, Holistic Nutrition

Nettle + Honey was born after the birth of Tori’s first son and realizing the deep need of support during pregnancy, birth, postpartum, motherhood.  With a background in nutrition and managing acclaimed chef-driven restaurants, Tori brings a lot to the table.  She helps to support the body in movement, nutrition, advocacy, and even cooks and delivers meals to your doorstep.

The business is a family affair, with her husband, Nate, in the kitchen and her 2 young boys who love to help with deliveries.  They live in Brookside, Kansas City, on a mini-urban homestead with 2 dogs, a cat and 5 chickens.

Nourishing bone broth, fresh farm eggs, grass fed butter and organic herbal tea blends are just a few of the Nettle + Honey staples to nurture the body and soul.

“Stepping out of the busyness, stopping our endless pursuit of getting somewhere else, is perhaps the most beautiful offering we can make to our spirit.” – Tara Brach