Designed by therapists for therapists

We understand your life, because we have been there.  

Jill Burk, best selling Author, Massage company owner and marketing guide.

Retreat Teachers

Jill Burk

Retreat Co-owner

Jill Burk has been working in Service and Wellness for over 30 years, her sense of fun, commitment to service, and personal balance have kept Health Span growing and thriving through many interesting twists and turns in the Alberta and world economy.

Her devotion to her staff and clients is reflected in both the longevity of her company and the devotion of her team.  With a background in Massage Therapy, the service, spa and wellness industries, entrepreneurship, publishing and as a teaching member of the Yoga Alliance all while balancing kids and family form her experience.
Her tricks and tips are sure to help you craft the life you want to live.

Her recently published book, Not Dead Yet,  is currently available wherever books are sold. 


Her ever expanding line of wellness products can be found on the Health Span website as well as through Retreat.


Retreat Co-owner 

In 2007 Tara began her journey into the field of manual therapy. This was a change in the direction of her career, but something that had been a long time in coming.  


Over the years she has continued to expand her learning with a variety of seminars, courses, and readings.

And in 2017 she completed her certification in Orthopedic Massage and Manual Osteopathy. 

Tara Hogan, well known teacher, guide and therapist.

With a background in Business, which includes a focus on human resources, health and safety, education and training, and curriculum development, Tara has always been focused on helping individuals to grow and continue their learning in life.. She began teaching as a young adult, working as a swimming instructor providing Red Cross lessons to children and young adults. This led her to continue to explore other ways to support individuals she worked with as she saw a need within her clients as the world changed.  As a Financial Services Advisor she works with clients in a holistic way to ensure they have a plan that works, to meet their financial needs and goals for life.  
In the field of Manual Therapy and Corporate consulting, Tara has lead health and business workshops, health and wellness training seminars.  Currently provides business, marketing and financial consulting to a number of organizations and individuals as part of her practice. 
Working with clients and helping them to feel well and return to pre injury abilities is a main focus of Tara's practice and she has especially enjoyed working with Pre and Postnatal mom's and their infants teaching Infant Massage in her practice.


Her work experience in the field of manual therapy has included work in a variety of settings, specializing in Manual Osteopathy assessment and treatments using Advanced Orthopedic Massage Therapy.  Tara continues to support her clients with ongoing resources and wellness sessions as they work together in their health goals.