“An incredible experience. Soulful and nourishing.” -Neelu
I invite you to join me for a rejuvenating weekend of restorative bliss on Bowen Island- a dreamlike emerald isle set amidst verdant pine forests and shimmering sapphire waters of the Howe Sound. It’s reached by a 20 minute ferry ride from downtown Vancouver- the perfect place to extend your stay and experience a little bit of playtime in the city before or after the retreat.
We’re offering an Early Bird discount of $50 that will be automatically applied when you sign up on or before February 10th, 2018. For those of you who’ve been on retreat with us before, we’re offering a loyalty discount of $25 (use the promo code LOYALTYLOVE when registering). Both discounts can be combined for a savings of $75.
All levels welcome, including those with no prior experience.
Upon arrival you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome and light + healthy refreshments along with time to relax and get oriented to your surroundings before opening ceremony and our first yoga class. Friday night’s dinner will be followed by a fire ceremony. Days will begin with morning rituals, yoga and meditation. On Saturday, you’ll be free between breakfast and dinner to do as you please! Hike, swim, cycle, kayak, relax in a hammock, read, nap or treat yourself to an in-room massage. Lunch will be served midday. Saturday night’s dinner will be followed with a dharma talk and meditation. We’ll partake of a leisurely brunch after our Sunday morning practice, have a bit more free time, and conclude our weekend with a closing ceremony. Check in on Friday is at 2:00 PM, check out on Sunday is at 2:00 PM. Practitioners of all levels are welcome, including those with no prior experience.
Our home-away-from-home for the weekend is a sustainable, purpose built retreat center nestled amongst 100 foot tall pine trees on 1.2 acres of pristine forested land that exudes an air of exquisite peace. Throughout the common areas as well as the guest accommodations, a laid back, modern, west-coast vibe prevails, evoking a feeling of ease that allows for a letting go of the cares and stresses of daily life. It’s an idyllic retreat destination studded with crystal clear lakes, picture-perfect beaches, coniferous crown forests and many hiking trails- a place where absolute serenity awaits.Because this tiny island paradise is 3.7 miles wide and 7.5 miles long, getting around is seamless.The retreat house is just a couple minutes walk to the beach and the charming Snug Cove district- where you’ll find galleries, shops and restaurants- is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive. Bicycles and a kayak are available for your use and hammocks are at your disposal should you wish to nap or read under the trees.
It’s easy and quick to get to Vancouver from the US west coast. If departing from Southern California, direct flights are just under 3 hours. From Northern California, just under 2.5 hours and from the Pacific Northwest 1 hour. There are many airlines to choose from and fares start at under $200 round-trip. Alternately, if you’d like to take a road trip, the drive from Seattle proper is just under 3 hours. For info on traveling from other points in the US and Canada, please visit our website.
Once in Vancouver, you’ll make your way to the downtown district to board a ferry which will take you on a picturesque, 20 minute ride across the Howe Sound to Bowen Island. When you arrive, you’ll either make the short drive to our retreat center or if on foot, catch the bus (the bus stop is directly outside the ferry terminal) which will drop you off at our center. A visa is not required, but a valid passport is.
We’re opening this retreat to 8-10 guests only and highly recommend registering in advance. A deposit of $250 will hold your spot. For complete details, travel info and the link to register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org