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Be-You-Tiful YOU Retreat | July 11 – 14

July 11 @ 3:00 pm - July 14 @ 3:00 pm

 

“Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the infinite.” George Bancroft

RETREAT OVERVIEW:

This retreat is a coming together of women to gather and celebrate the beauty of our internal and creative beings and how when harnessed and reconnected to nature herself we all stand in our power and grace.

This is an opportunity to gift YOU time reconnecting to nature (inner and outer).
Let your mind (Buddhi) soften while the grace of your feminine divine finds its power through sound, breath, movement and stillness.

Your Guides:
Beverly Akhurst, ERYT 500, Breath, Movement Specialist (Body Whisperer 😉 )
Lorna Ketler, Owner and Founder of Bodacious Lifestyles Inc. (Goddess)

Yoga will be in the very unique and beautiful, fully equipped Geodesic Yoga Dome with views into the forest. There is also an outdoor yoga area weather allowing.
(Props provided, no need to carry any with you)
Fire Pit (if there is no fire ban)…iffy in July
Hammocks
Covered outdoor eating area if the weather is good
Nearby Trails
On 20 Acres of Nature backing onto Mount Gardener.
5 minutes from Ferry by Car or Bus. (Bus will drop you at end of the driveway.


WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Accommodation at the beautiful Nectar Yoga
Meals
Mindfulness Practices – Yoga, Meditation, Forest Bathing, Movement
Philosophy discussions
Time and Space for YOU
All bedding and towels provided as well as nature friendly bathing products
Birds, Trees, Deer, Air ……provided by nature 🙂

NOT INCLUDED:
Transportation
Any Massages or Holistic Services. We can aid you in booking them.
Taxes
The amount of heart you want to bring to the experience, that is up to you.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE: (schedule is a general idea of the weekend, can change to allow for weather and needs of attendees.)

THURSDAY:
4 Days/3 Nights
Arrive Thursday the 11th of July 3:00pm onwards.
5:00 pm Class in the Dome (Beverly)
6:30 pm Dinner
8:00 pm Welcome circle and Breathwork for relaxation (Lorna and Beverly)

FRIDAY:
7:00 am Yoga/Micro-movement Class (optional meditation @ 6:30 am)
8:30 am – 9:15 am Breakfast
9:30 am – 10:30 am Program Facilitated by Lorna
Free Time for exploring/rest/creative time
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch at your leisure
1:30 pm Forest Wellness (Walk and Movement in nature)
OR Free time
4:00 pm
optional activity hosted by Lorna and/or Beverly
5:30 pm Dinner
Evening – Guest choice  Free time/ Class/ Meditation/ Philosophy

SATURDAY:
7:00 am Yoga/Micro-movement Class (optional meditation @ 6:30 am)
8:30 am – 9:15 am Breakfast
9:30 am – 10:30 am Program Facilitated by Lorna
Free Time for exploring/rest/creative time
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch at your leisure
1:30 pm Forest Wellness (Walk and Movement in nature)
OR Free time
4:00 pm
optional activity hosted by Lorna and/or Beverly
5:30 pm Dinner
Evening – Fire Circle (weather allowing)

SUNDAY:
7:00 am Yoga/Micro-movement (optional meditation @ 6:30 am)
8:30 am – 9:15 am Breakfast
9:30 am – 10:30 am Final program hosted outdoors (weather allowing) with Beverly and Lorna
12:00 pm- 2pm Lunch/Closing Circle and/or Free Time
(Cabins must be emptied by 1:00 pm. Bags can be left in Main House) Departure by 2:00 pm

 


Accommodation:

  • THE ONYX LODGE – The main gathering space with 3 private rooms upstairs
  • GEMSTONE COTTAGES – 3 deluxe stand-alone Scandinavian inspired cottages
  • CRYSTAL A-FRAMES – 3 minimalistic stand-alone 70’s throwback A-frames
  • THE FOREST COTTAGE – 1 airy pre-fab stand-alone cottage, an homage to our previous property where it formerly resided

Details
ONYX LODGE – UPSTAIRS ROOMS

3 upper level bedrooms:

1) THE EMERALD ROOM (Sleeps 1-2)

– Queen Size Bed – Private en-suite bathroom with shower
– $1125 each, 2 sharing
– $1475 single

2) THE AMBER ROOM (Sleeps 1-2)

– Double Bed – Shared bath with shower
– $775 each, 2 sharing
– $1150 single

3) THE TURQUOISE ROOM (Sleeps 1-2) SOLD OUT

STAND ALONE GEMSTONE COTTAGES

THESE 3 DULUX COTTAGES WERE DESIGNED TO BE A PRIVATE OASES AMONGST THE TREES. EACH HAS A WOOD LINED READING ALCOVE, A LARGE MODERN BATHROOM, MINI-FRIDGE, COFFEE MACHINE, CLOSETS FOR HANGING CLOTHING, A COVERED PORCH FOR CHILLING, AN INCLOSED OUTDOOR SHOWER THAT CAN BE USED YEAR-ROUND, A MEDITATION/SLEEPING LOFT AND THOUGHTFULLY PLACED WINDOWS THAT LOOK OUT TO THE GREEN FOLIAGE.

 

1) THE AMETHYST COTTAGE (Sleeps 1-4) 2 BEDS LEFT

– 2 XL Twin Beds or 1 King Bed – 1 Double Bed in loft – Ensuite washroom with walk-in shower – Year-round outdoor shower – Covered porch – Reading nook
– $1000 each (3 sharing)

2) THE JADE COTTAGE (Sleeps 1-4) SOLD OUT

3) THE QUARTZ COTTAGE (Sleeps 1-4) SOLD OUT

STAND ALONE COTTAGE

FOREST COTTAGE (Sleeps 1-2) SOLD OUT
A THOUGHTFULLY DESIGNED PRE-FABRICATED COTTAGE

– 1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds – Outdoor Shower, Indoor Bathroom, Back Porch

CRYSTAL A-FRAMES

THE A-FRAMES WERE DESIGNED TO BE A PRIVATE OR SEMI-PRIVATE ABODE. EACH HAS A LARGE PICTURE WINDOW THAT ACCENTUATES THE FOLIAGE VIEW. A COVERED PORCH FOR READING, COMFY QUEEN SIZED BEDS, A PLACE TO STORE YOUR CLOTHING AND CANADIANA INSPIRED DECOR.

1) THE JASPER A-FRAME (Sleeps 1-2)

– 1 Queen Bed – Shared Bathroom in the main building, a short walk from your A-frame – covered porch
– $900 single

2) THE OPAL A-FRAME (Sleeps 1-2)

– 1 Queen Bed – Shared Bathroom in the main building, a short walk from your A-frame – Covered porch
– $900 single

3) THE SUNSTONE A-FRAME (Sleeps 1-2) SOLD OUT

– 1 Queen Bed – Shared Bathroom in the main building, a short walk from your A-frame – Covered porch
– $900 single

 

FOOD:
All Meals, Snacks, tea and coffee are Included
Meals will be vegetarian
We will do our best to accommodate special diets. Please inform Ocean Breath of all allergies and requirements and we will let you know if we can provide the necessary foods. There is a fridge in the Deluxe Cottage, as well as one in the Onyx Lodge.

YOGA:
Beverly is an ERYT 500 and YACEP. Owner of Ocean Breath Yoga
Trained in Hatha, Yin, Kundalini, Nidra, Meditation, Pranayama (Breathwork) and Prenatal Yoga

Classes incorporate elements found in Somatic Movement, Feldenkrais and various other practices.
All teaching is based on what is required for the people who are present. You are unique and so is what Beverly shares.
Let go what you think Yoga has to be and be open to exploring what it needs to be for you and your very unique self.

FOREST WELLNESS:
You will hear various names being given this practice. Nature Rx, Forest Therapy, Nature Therapy, Forest Bathing and from Japan originators Shinrin Yoku.
The underlying premise is, being in forests and amongst trees is one of the most health inducing practices we can connect to. Research confirms the health benefits of time spent in nature, everything from improving mental health and cognition to lowering blood pressure, boosting immune function and fighting cancer.
Nectar Yoga is on 20 acres of forest and nature. Beverly will guide you on various journeys and invitations that guide you back to the remembering that beauty is nature, nature is beauty.
These are not hikes, they are gentle explorations open to everyone.

WORKSHOP/FACILITATION:
Lorna Ketler, Owner of Bodacious Lifestyles Inc.

The Power and Imagination behind Bodacious, Lorna created her business and has continued to metamorphose and grow, through trust and meeting life as it shows up.
She is a powerful voice encouraging women to embrace their truest self and shine into the world.
Come let a little of her fairy dust rub off on you. J

WHAT TO BRING:
Bring comfortable clothing/layers are good for changing weather
Rain jacket (Yes, July can still get rain)
Something comfortable for Yoga along with a good sweater.
Walking shoes that are good on a dirt trail
Sandals or flip flops for lazing about
Slippers or cozy socks for indoors (no shoes inside the main house and please consider the same in cottages)
Journal and pen/pencil
Your heart and mind and willingness to let go the grip on what you believe is necessary.

WHAT NOT TO BRING:
Shampoos and soaps (they are provided and ecofriendly)
Yoga mats and props (they are provided)
Towels (provided)
Pets (find them some loving friends to spend time with)
Your stress and work (Not needed…this time is for you!)
Computers and Tech if you can help it. (There is internet but consider what you have come for and give your eyes and mind a rest)
Phones of course are necessary but you will be asked to leave them aside when in the Main House and to honour your companions when sharing space.

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life”. ~ Hermann Hesse

Details

Start:
July 11 @ 3:00 pm
End:
July 14 @ 3:00 pm
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Website:
http://www.oceanbreathyoga.ca/retreats#obretreats