NAQUASTE <na·kwa·stay> In gratitude for healing water.

  What is the mission of Water Wellness? Our mission is to provide aquatic healing techniques that are restorative, renewing and relaxing for all people. 

What is a Naquaste Water Wellness Retreat? For each retreat, we will be immersing ourselves in the water, yoga, nature, stillness and community. These seasonal retreats will be open to anyone that desires to experience the healing power of the water with Certified Land and Water therapists trained in healing techniques.


Upcoming Events (3 dates + CTA)

Retreat Highlights

Property Features: The 10,000 square foot renewal center is purposely designed healing feng shui architecture. The serene and secluded lakefront property is surrounded by 12 wooded acres with beautiful fall foliage this time of year. This is a handicap accessible facility. Pool will be at therapeutic temperature for this retreat and has an adjoining hot tub to relax in.

Water healing experiential: Watsu, Aquastretch, and Ai Chi
Water fitness experiential: AquaFit Awakening and AquaYoga
Water fun experiential: Happy Hour & Pool Party
Floating meditation with Sound Bath
Yin Yoga & Yoga Nidra Experiential
A Healing Journal to take home
Heavily organic meals included, with accommodations for specific dietary needs upon request.
Walking Meditation on the grounds
New Moon Opening and Closing Ceremony
Massages available for extra charge
Cacao and other warm beverages and snacks through the day

The Rooms

Retreat guests are accommodated in beautiful community rooms in the main building. Bunk room is on the main floor and larger rooms are on the second floor.
Community Styled twin bunks (16 available)-Included in price
Double Queen Room with shared bath (2 available)
King Room with private bath (1 available)
*Accommodations will be assigned first come first serve . Seniors and those with physical special needs will be recommended for bottom bunk in bunkie room.

The Naquaste Retreat Team

The Spring Retreat team is carefully cultivated with providers who are trained in unique healing techniques on land and water. We all agree on a mission to a centralized opportunity to provide transformative healing.

Marisa Colpetzer
Aquatic Therapist & Aquatic Bodywork Practitioner & More

Marisa is an aquatic therapist, recreational therapist and certified aqua yoga instructor. She is passionate about spreading awareness of the healing qualities of water and relaxation. Her calming nature is beneficial to treating individuals who require additional patience and care. Marisa is dedicated to creating holistic and person centered treatment plans for each of her clients.

Nicole Scherbarth
Aquatic Therapist & Aquatic Bodywork Practitioner & More

Nicole believes the water is healing for ALL, from special needs to athletes and regular folks. She never stops learning new and innovative evidenced-based aquatic and swim interventions to help her clients. She is vehemently passionate about sharing her knowledge and talent with her professional peers.

Melanie Pieknik
Restorative Yoga Instructor & more

Melanie Pieknik has been an Registered Nurse since 2004, specializing in Emergency-Trauma for 15 years and more recently in home health care. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Nursing (BSN) in 2004, a Master’s in the Science of Nursing (MSN) in 2011, and completed her certification through Yoga Medics in 2012. She has been working with individual clients and leading group classes since then. She has long had a fascination with the mind-body connection and continues to be inspired by the clients with whom she works.

Massage Therapist

We are currently interviewing Massage therapists with a medical massage background.  Stay tuned.

The Intention of the Treatments

-This aquatic bodywork is applied in cradling positioning and rhythmic movement for the participant to experience deep relaxed state. Participants describe release of pain, trauma and feeling of experiencing another dimension after treatment.
AquaStretch ™
-This aquatic bodywork technique is an aquatic myofascial release (MFR). It has two main purposes: to restore flexibility, and to obtain symmetrical movement
Floating Meditation Sound Bath
- This immersive meditative experience is designed to release stress and tension stuck in the mind and body. Imagine yourself floating in warm water *weightless*. As the soft sounds of singing bowls wash over you, your body slowly melts into a deep state of relaxation.
Aquafit Awakening-This special aquafit class will use the somatic dance movements to promote reflection on movement habits and personal movement expression.

Aqua Yoga- This exercise adapts typical land yoga to become easily accessible for all ages and abilities. Providing a safe environment to test your balance and stretch your fins! Often performed in a warm water pool, aqua yoga can aid in relieving tight muscles while also increasing strength and flexibility. Poses for this class will focus heavily on balance, core, range of motion, and relaxation. This class is fit for beginners or experienced participants.
Ai Chi-Ai (meaning “love”) Chi (“breath/essence/ being”) is a graceful form of aquatic exercise that involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner using deep breathing and accompanied by relaxing music and low lighting. Focus is to Increases oxygen and caloric consumption through corrective positioning in the water, relax and destress, improve mobility, stretch and balance and boost mental awareness.

New Moon Ceremony - As we welcome the new moon and embrace the turn of season. This namely beaver moon asks us to prioritize comfort and build a sanctuary within ourselves. We will utilize intention, meditation, journaling, and community to prepare for the restful winter
Yin Yoga/Yoga Nidra:
For this special yoga class, your instructor is mixing Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra . Yin Yoga is a slower paced meditative style than other forms of Yoga where poses are held longer. YYoga Nidra, also known as “yogic sleep,” is a style of deeply restorative guided mediation. Studies have shown 1 hour of Nidra is as restorative for the nervous system as 4 hours of sleep. In this session, clients will have the opportunity to relax; restore body, mind, nervous system.
Extend your relaxation even deeper with your choice of a 30 minute Swedish or deep tissue massage.
Walking meditation- This technique is a form of mindfulness meditation. As you walk with awareness, you may focus on breathing, feelings, thoughts, as well as sensations and movements of your body. There will be wooded trails on the property available for daily personal use as well as a guided group exercise.


$450 Community Styled twin bunks- per person
$530  Double Queen Room with shared bath - per person

$610 King Room with private bath (1 room available) - per person

We will be offering limited (6) single day passes for that Friday (4/12) at $270. From 1:30-9pm, this includes individual aquatic bodywork, aquatic exercise class, organic dinner, floating mediation/sound bath, and “Spring into Joy” ceremony. Guests will also have the option to add a massage for an additional fee.

Questions? Please contact

Register for Fall Retreat here

Corporate Partners

"At our company, we value the caregivers who are taking care of the home and children (especially caregivers of special needs individuals).  Because if the home isn't taken care of, then that affects the outside world.  But who takes care of the caregivers?  They deserve a break!  When I heard that Specialty Aquatic was looking for company sponsors to sponsor retreatant for their aquatic wellness retreat, I had the wonderful caregiver who deserves respite in mind and I immediately knew it was the right thing for my company to do. "
-Anonymous Sponsor

"This Fall, I received an amazing gift of financial support allowing me to attend the Naqua-ste Retreat, This generosity helped me to attend without feeling guilty about spending money on myself. It taught me that self-care for long-term caregivers is not a luxury, but a necessity! What I discovered was an amazing community of support. The different water experiences, yoga and walking the retreat nature paths allowed a deep peace to settle in my spirit. I felt more connected with all the parts of myself- body, mind and spirit. I was able to process and let go of some of the deep medical trauma from supporting my son through numerous hospital stays and seizures. The grounds were beautiful and calming, and the food was delicious! I felt very pampered. Nicole released the left side of my neck from an old auto injury, allowing me to rotate left for the first time in over thirty years! I am beyond grateful for the financial support that allowed me to attend. The Naquaste Retreat really improved my quality of life. It provided physical healing, social support, renewed friendships  and lasting joy that lasted long afterwards."
-Rita, Mom of 24 year old son affected by autism, autoimmune encephalitis, epilepsy, low vision


Relaxing Level ($100)
- Sponsor a retreat activity such as High Tea, Floating Meditation, Yoga Nidra, etc

Renewing Level ($500)
- Sponsor a retreatant like your own employee or a caregiver of special needs child/adult.

Restorative Level ($1000)
- Sponsor 2 retreatants at your own company and get an extra hour of aquatic bodywork for whoever you'd like (outside of the retreat).

Rejuvenation Level (Product)
- Provide products that can be used during the retreat such as self care items, meditation, warm drinks, health food or swag bag items. 

*All sponsors have a choice of being listed as public or anonymous on our website, social media, marketing through Oct 2024

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