Advent is traditionally a season of expectant waiting, resting, and rebirth. Join Heather Kennedy (Integrated Wellness Coach, Registered Yoga Teacher, “retired” Veterinarian) in a perfect natural setting to rest, unwind, connect, and deepen your commitment to caring for yourself during the often-too-busy December season of Advent and beyond.
DAILY PERSONAL GROWTH SESSIONS: LEARN TO CULTIVATE REST
Experience daily group coaching sessions in which you will find space to get curious about what a rested life means for you during December and beyond. More ease in your days? More energy? More space to be present, dream, and enjoy? Better relationships with yourself and others? Create a vision for a RESTED, ENERGIZED YOU and then take steps toward creating that vision as you:
• Consider who you become as you find rest and ease in your life
• Notice the limiting beliefs and habits that keep you in “busy mode”
• Get comfortable in your own identity so that you can say “no” when you mean no and a heartfelt “YES” when you mean yes rather than responding out of obligation or expectation
• Develop your own personal practice of cultivating rest and create habits which support you
As you become curious about the ways in which cultivating true rest in your life will benefit your wellbeing and your relationships with others, you will depart from your weekend feeling not only refreshed but also empowered to make decisions that support this restorative practice in your everyday life.
DAILY YOGA SESSIONS
Come to your mat several times daily in the amazing yoga dome to find movement, release, playfulness and stillness. You will enjoy practices that are suitable for all bodies and levels, leaving your mat feeling refreshed in your body and calm in your mind. Yin and restorative practices will be the focus of your time on the mat as you deepen your connection to rest, but flow and hatha elements will be incorporated into morning practices as we greet the day.
DAILY GUIDED MEDITATION/PRAYER AND YOGA NIDRA
Settle into those quiet spaces where you connect with your soul as you are offered space and contemplative words with which to do so. You are welcomed and encouraged to practice from a place that resonates for you.
REFLECTIVE GUIDED WALK (weather permitting)
A beautiful walk in the woods lies at your doorstep. Explore this walk through guided reflection, or choose to embrace this walk in your own reflective space if that offers a more restorative and restful experience for you.
NOURISHING VEGETARIAN MEALS
You will enjoy nourishing, delicious meals each day, beginning with dinner on Friday evening and ending with brunch on Sunday. Special dietary needs and requests will be happily accommodated.
Bowen Island is a short ferry ride from the mainland, but arrival on the island instantly
makes you feel as if you’ve hit the pause button on life. Nestled among the trees
and never too far from the ocean, Nectar Yoga B&B offers a beautiful setting in which to
rest, grow, and restore. Unwind in your room, walk on nearby trails, and be awed at the deer who may greet you during your stay. Private and shared accommodation are available (pricing details below).
TWO ONLINE GROUP COACHING SESSIONS (prior to the retreat weekend)
Experience your most restful December yet by planning for it! Retreat participants will receive two 30-minute online group coaching sessions prior to the retreat weekend (scheduled for late October and mid-November). Deepen your commitment to cultivating rest by exploring in advance what it might look like for you this Advent season and letting your daily calendar reflect that.
Your investment for the weekend is as follows, depending on your preferred accommodation option (tax included, $450 non-refundable deposit due upon booking):
• Deluxe Lodge private room with private bath: $1175/person
• Deluxe Lodge private room with shared bath: $1075/person
• Deluxe Cottage for 3 with shared bath: $875/person
• A-frame Cabin, single, with shared bath: $775/person
You are responsible for transit to Bowen Island. Your investment covers all other aspects of your weekend as described above. I can’t wait to share space with you at Nectar!
To register please email: email@example.com
You can also contact Heather directly: firstname.lastname@example.org, and learn more about both Heather and the retreat here: www.blossomingtogether.com
As the leaves fall and animals retreat we take our queue from nature to SURRENDER INWARD. So much about the ancient practices are about returning to nature – within and without.
SURRENDER INWARD brings us to sweet communion with nature on the grounds of Bowen Island for four days and three nights of attention to movement, breathing, resting, and being.
In Ayurveda, autumn is the season of vata- when the element of air is strongest. With Chinese Medicine, fall time is dominated by the organ systems of the lungs and skin. Both of these traditions emphasize the quality of breath through the skin and lungs as we draw inward towards winter. It is vital to enter ancient practices at times when they are most potent.
Days will begin and end with asana, qigong, meditation and Nidra to ignite the body with nourishing breath. You’ll enjoy space to savour sumptuous meals, laughter to ease the spirit, and moments to tune in to the wisdom of your nature. Shed the unnecessary and fill the chambers of your heart. Surrender Inward.
3 Meals a day, two yoga classes a day, guided relaxation, Nidra, Bhakti practices – chanting mantra, nature walks
Range from $875 to 950 (triple to single occupancy)
Vegan and gluten free provided by Amanda Whitehead of WildHearts
Tanya and Kevin offer a blend of yoga asana, Bhakti and mediation practices to illuminate from within.
WHAT TO BRING
To register contact email@example.com
Join us on a beautiful island getaway for mountain views, ocean air and yoga for the soul. Delicious home-cooked meals, starry night skies and the yoga dome await your arrival.
2 nights’ stay at the gorgeous Nectar Yoga B&B
6 delicious vegetarian meals
Daily guided yoga for all levels
Transformational pranayama breathwork
*Holistic nutrition talks and cooking class
Guided forest meditation & nature adventures
Campfires & music serenades
Time for connection, reflection & self care
Prices range from 600 – 750 including tax, based on accommodation. There is also an Early Bird rate – the first 8 guests to sign up enjoy 10% off!
Vegetarian, with vegan options. We pay great attention to detail, sourcing as much organic, local and quality products as possible. Our menu is designed by a holistic nutritionist, and prepared with love, by our team of nutritionists and nutritionist-in-training.
We offer a balance of Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Pranayama and Meditation classes as a way to experience all the flavours that yoga has to offer. Our classes, meditations & pranayama are accessible for all levels, both advanced and beginner yogis are welcome.
WHAT TO BRING:
Also: a water bottle, rain gear and shoes that are easy to hike in as we will be enjoying the great background that is Mt. Gardener.
If you plan to swim – please bring an extra towel, the Nectar towel is for property use only.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Massage is offered, though not included in the price. Price includes accommodation, food, classes & all workshops with the Wild Heart team.
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To register please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Wake up to quiet morning meditation practice by the ocean followed by yoga practice and a guided run to Killarney Lake. Relax in peaceful eco-friendly Zen cottages in the forest and enjoy holistic organic vegetarian meals, juices, smoothies, and wine. Learn running drills to improve form and technique coupled with asana practice with focus on restorative and therapeutics. Swim, unwind, create friendship, laugh, find stillness and retreat for the goodness of the soul.
WHERE: Nectar Yoga B&B,1258 Miller Road, Bowen Island, BC
Reserve Before Feb 1 2019 $959
Reserve After Feb 1 2019 $1059
A non-refundable $300 deposit is required to save you a spot.
What to bring
Warm clothes and rain gear just in case
Comfortable warm Yoga clothes to practice in the dome
Yoga mat if you want but there is mats and props at Nectar
Meditation pillow or blanket to sit on the beach for meditation
Running and walking gear, road runners are ok or trail runners the trail is not technical
Journal and pen
Headlamp if you have one
A big Smile
The weekend will be catered by Matt Matheson with www.vineandgarden.com
The Yoga Practice will be Meditation, Pranyama, Vinyasa, Haha, and Restorative. All Levels Welcome! This retreat is 2 nights.
Not Included – Massage and Ferry transportation to and from Nectar.
Led by @Runningintoyoga
Please email email@example.com to register.
A women’s yoga retreat to share, feel and support your grief after loss.
You may never get over the death of a loved one but together we can change our relationship with grief and learn to grow with it. Come be a part of a space where your grief is validated, acknowledged and supported.
Surrounded by nature, join Therapeutic Yoga Teacher and fellow loss survivor, Richelle Muscroft, to nourish your mind, body and soul in a compassionate space with the collective support of women who have also experienced loss.
• 3 night stay at Nectar Yoga B&B (private and shared accommodation)
• Nourishing meals from Wildhearts Living
• Daily guided yoga, meditation and breathwork
• Facilitated conversations, share circles and guided journaling
• Quiet time for reflection, nature and rest
• Kitchen Sadhana- Lifestyle Practices workshop
• Take home resources, self-care practices and more
• Space limited to 12 people
“It was very helpful to be among women who were going through, and therefore understood, the grief I am going through. Richelle’s warmth and kindness, as well as her generous spirit, made it a safe place to feel and share the immense pain we are all experiencing.”- Past Participant
Your investment includes everything listed above, except transportation to and from Bowen Island. A $400 non-refundable deposit is required upon registration acceptance. $50 off your investment if paid in full by May 1st, 2019.
Take time away to rest in your own A-frame cabin. Curl up on a comfy double bed overlooking a large picture window revealing a foliage view. When you’d like to breathe in the pine-scented air, sit on your private covered porch to read, reflect and take in the scenery. Each of the 3 cabins shares 2 detached bathrooms which are 100ft away by foot in the main Onyx Lodge building.
Investment | $1195 +GST
Onyx Lodge Private Rooms
Beautifully-designed private bedrooms with soft linen, fluffy pillows, books to enjoy and additional aesthetic details to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Conveniently situated upstairs of the beautiful main Onyx Lodge, have your own space to slow down, rest, read, journal and reflect.
Investment | Semi-private bathroom and double bed $1495 +GST / Private ensuite bathroom queen bed $1595 +GST
Deluxe Stand-Alone Cottages
Catch up on some sleep or connect with a fellow griever in your stand-alone cottage nestled among the trees. Breathe in nature’s air as you sip your morning coffee/tea on your private porch or cleanse your body in your outdoor shower overlooking the trees. Your spacious cottage has a TV, mini fridge, kettle, coffee machine and ensuite bathroom with shower and toilet.
Investment | $1495/pp +GST
*GST will be added with invoicing.
Part of proceeds will be donated to the Howe Sound Women’s Centre.
This retreat is not intended to be a replacement for professional counseling but to complement your self-care and grief journey. Due to the context of this retreat, it must be at least 3 months since your loss.
If you wish to apply, ask any questions or find out more about the facilitator, visit www.purpleacornyoga.ca/retreat or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Inquiries also accepted via email@example.com
DE LA TIERRA AL ALMA
Synching to Earth’s unfailing rhythms to go from grounding to subtleness.
Immerse in daily practice disconnecting from all that’s familiar to come into your own sacred space of truth.
Lorena & Gloria will guide you on a self-realization journey to come back to your authentic self, transform fear into wisdom & connect to your true nature.
The 5 elements will be our guides, learn to identify & use these dynamic energies within you. Go deep into the layers of your body, mind & soul to find balance in all aspects of your life.
We will use asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, cleansing techniques, mindful eating, sound healing, conscious movement, ritual & ceremony, nature and loving community as tools to navigate this soul journey.
Relax, discover & re-set.
• 3 night accommodation at Nectar Yoga Bowen Island
• Welcome bag
• 8 nourishing vegetarian meals (Thursday dinner, Friday & Saturday 3 meals, Sunday breakfast)
• Morning & evening Yoga & meditation practice
• 2 Workshops
• Ritual & Ceremony
• Fire Ceremony (Weather permitting)
• Sacred circles & discussion
• Explore nature activities ( forest walk, beach, water healing )
• Home guide and manual
• Yoga mats and props provided
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
• Airport transfer & ferry to Bowen
• Not specified meals or activities
• Travel Insurance
Cancellations within three weeks of departure, are non-refundable.
Cancellations between six and three weeks prior to departure, are eligible for a 50% refund the full price.
Cancellations prior to six weeks before departure are eligible for a refund of 75%
WEEKEND SAMPLE SCHEDULE
Thursday – Ground with Earth
Friday – Flow with the creative energy of Water & transform with Fire
Saturday – Expand with Air & express and make space with Ether
Sunday – Connect with consciousness & light
6am Morning Practice: Yoga | Meditation | Pranayama | Sacred Circle | Tea
8am Silent Breakfast + Mindfulness Time
10am Connect to Nature Activity
12:30pm Lunch + Mindfulness Time
7pm Evening Practice | Ritual & Ceremony | Sacred Circle
Investment: From $550 – $880
Nectar provides a variety of options in rooms and accommodation. Choose what best serves you.
AMBER & TURQUOISE ROOM
Rooms in Main Lodge
$880 for one guest
$550 per guest if booked for two on a shared bed ( **Must be booked together, plan to book with someone close to you)
Room in Main Lodge for 2
•Queen or double bed
$850 per guest if booked for two on a shared bed ( **Must be booked together, plan to book with someone close to you)
$1,600 for one guest
AMETHYST, JADE & QUARTZ COTTAGES
Each stand-alone cottage sleeps three to four guests
•Twin or Double Bed
•Bathroom with walk-in shower
$850 per guest
$650 per guest if booked for two on a shared bed ( **Must be booked together, plan to book with someone close to you)
JASPER, OPAL & SUNSTONE A- FRAMES
Stand alone A-Frame that can be booked as either a private room or a shared room. The A-Frames have shared bathrooms that are in the Main Lodge, a short walk away.
•Large picture window
$800 per guest
$550 per guest if booked for two on a shared bed ( **Must be booked together, plan to book with someone close to you)
All prices are shown in Canadian dollars and tax is not included
$400 deposit must be made to secure your spot
Local Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Billie Macrae, will provide the tribe with nourishing, wholesome meals & elixirs every day of our stay.
Combining Lorena & Gloria’s knowledge and love for all that is yoga, you will experience a variety of practices including hatha, vinyasa, kundalini, yoga nidra, meditation dance, mantra and sacred circle.
All levels welcome.
WHAT TO BRING
Comfortable clothes for practice
Bathing suit & sunscreen
One all- white outfit
Journal & pen
Mala, crystal, or any other token for altar (optional)
Open mind and loving heart
Gloria & Lorena will serve as your guides in this 4 day pilgrimage.
They vow to honour you as an individual and provide loving support and knowledge as best as they can.
They hope to plant the seeds of courage, self-love & truth to inspire you to create your own unique journey into a more conscious lifestyle.
They believe we are all part of something bigger and this is their own way of contributing to the collective.
May your journey be inspired to serve with love, kindness & compassion.
Would love to connect with you!
Email us if you have any questions or want to chat a bit more and get to know each other.
ॐ HARI OM
I choose LOVE as my path… enjoying each moment of this incredible life… finding every situation as an opportunity to grow, to expand and become a better human.
Always discovering new aspects of myself by getting out of my comfort zone.
I find that breath is my favorite tool to return to myself, to be fully present in the moment.
In silence is where I can really listen to my heart, my beautiful and innocent heart who always knows what is best for me!
I am fascinated by how complex and magnificent we are, the body, the mind, the emotions, working together so we can live in this amazing planet, full of beauty!
My biggest passion is sharing my practice, my life, through Yoga, Breathwork, Guided Meditation and Soulful Words, Dance, Massage, and lots of laughter.
I’ve done different courses and trainings including Hatha Yoga, Aligned Flow, Yoga Therapy and Ovarian Breathing.
I am forever grateful for this existence, for my life and for every person that is reading these words…
Lorena has been practicing & living yoga for 10 years & offering classes and workshops for 6.
Yoga for her has been a journey of growth, connection, transformation, presence and beautiful awakening.
Each element of the practice has opened her eyes, heart and mind to new opportunities and possibilities
Through Arrow Yoga she found a way to create & serve. To follow her dharma & share what she lives & loves.
With every class, every offering, she seeks to inspire people to create their own unique journey into a conscious life by connecting to themselves, detaching from conditioned truths & listening to inner wisdom.
Lorena aims to share Yoga as an integrated practice that allows you to live your authentic self from a space of love, courage, compassion & truth.
A sacred tool to nurture the relationship with ourselves,
others & our surroundings, to reveal what needs to be seen & open the paths of liberation, transform fear into a source of wisdom & expand the individual and collective consciousness.
Lorena believes that the 5 elements to a life of meaning are,
She integrates these elements in all of her offerings creating unique, holistic experiences that aim to serve as a guide to practice all that Yoga is on and off-the-mat.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your spot in this retreat.
Wake up to morning meditation practice by the ocean followed by yoga practice and a guided run to Killarney Lake. Relax in peaceful eco-friendly Zen cottages in the forest and enjoy holistic organic vegetarian meals, juices, smoothies and wine. Learn running drills to improve form and technique coupled with asana practice with focus on restorative and therapeutics. Swim, unwind, create friendship, laugh, find stillness and retreat for the goodness of the soul.
WHEN: Friday July 13-Sunday July 15 2018
WHERE: Nectar Yoga B&B, 1258 Miller Road, Bowen Island, BC
Sign up now, space is limited to 10 people.
Your investment: $839 if you register before May 1 2018, $889 after May 1.
A non-refundable $300 deposit is required to save you a spot.
For more details and to register, please email email@example.com
WE ARE ONE YEAR OLD TODAY!
I’m gushing with joy and gratitude. One year ago my partner and I took possession of our home on Bowen Island and Nectar Yoga B&B was born.
We have met hundreds of people in the past year from all over the world. Thank you to all my students, you are my teachers. You show me the light and teach me all I need to know.
Here are some things I’ve learned this year:
If you are not happy, make a change, maybe a really big change
All your dreams are possible but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy
Follow your intuition and base all your life choices on it, if you don’t know what intuition feels like, be still
If you have trouble sleeping, come to my house and I’ll put you to work, hard manual labour will have you sleeping like a baby
Everyone on this planet needs space to reflect and breathe
Not everyone is as clean as I am
Talk a walk in nature, you’ll feel better
Find a partner who has your back, who helps you to accelerate on your spiritual path, who gets you!
If you’re not with that person, let them go, find your soul mate, they are waiting…
This too shall pass, everything is always changing
It’s not what is happening to you, it’s how you move through it
The energy you put out is the energy you get back, action/reaction
Life is truly beautiful, even when its cold and raining
Find stillness, breathe, refill
Eat amazing food and love every bite (even full gluten, full sugar, full fat chocolate cake – love it!)
Don’t get too caught up in perfecting your diet, your body, your appearance, your yoga practice, just be a damn good person
Surround yourself with people who are vibrating at your frequency
Be real – be the actual person you portray on Facebook
Find community, if you can’t find it, create it
Making money has nothing to do with success, real success is soul to soul connection
Our body is impermanent, at any moment it could be gone, so live the life of your dreams
Say yes to every good opportunity, unless it sacrifices balance
Heal your past, forgive, mostly yourself, then everyone else
You are beautiful, you are uniquely you, no one can replicate that
See beauty in the diversity, not difference
Judging is different than noticing the reality as it is
If you have knowledge that will heal others share it, it’s potency accelerates when you share
Find the lessons and the blessings in all of your life experiences
I love island life, I love small community, I love sharing in other’s healing process, I love small details
Swim in the sea, swim in the lake, just swim, there is a deep stillness in the water
A true Yogi is someone who speaks kind and softly, who shares all they have, who sees the connection of all beings, I hope to one day be a Yogi
You are deeply wise, no truth is outside of you, it’s all within
Surround yourself with good people, but also lots of animals, they have so much wisdom and love
Go for it, today is the day, tomorrow may never come, you can do it!!
Most of all…Be Happy
These are not cliches or cute quotes I found on the internet, these are the REAL lessons I have learned this year. Thank you to the love of my life, my forever partner, without his amazing dedication and deep wisdom, this life would be the same. Thank you to all our guests and your beautiful comments, feedback, wisdom, and energy, this has made Nectar Yoga B&B so amazing.
Andrea & Sat