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
Cori’s unique writing and yoga retreats offer an unparalleled opportunity to unwind, get creative and rediscover yourself. Come connect with an amazing group of women for a deeply restorative and transformative weekend that includes writing, yoga, delicious food and sharing stories. The combination of yoga and writing allows for a powerful exploration of mind, body and spirit in a way that is very healing. No yoga or writing experience necessary
Retreat includes: Morning and evening yoga sessions, writing workshops, delicious gourmet meals, nature walks & boundless opportunities for self-discovery and deep connection with an amazing group of women.
THE YOGA: Vinyasa Flow and Yoga Nidra
WHAT TO BRING: a journal and an open heart
WHATS NOT INCLUDED: ferry and transportation costs to the island, wine
Friday, November 22
3:00 Arrive at Nectar Yoga B&B
– Settle in, explore the property
– Tea and snacks
4:00 Opening Session in the Dome
Includes Yoga & Writing
7:30 pm Dinner
Saturday November 23
9:00 – 10:00 Open breakfast in the main house
10:00 – 11:30 am Morning Yoga Class in the Dome
11:30 – 1:00 Free Time (Hike to the Lake, weather permitting)
2:00 – 4:00 Writing session with Cori in the Living Room
9:30 Yoga Nidra – this is a special yoga class designed for relaxation and sleep and massage. Wear your pajamas. Aromatherapy and candles provided.
Sunday, November 24
9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 – 11:00 Morning Yoga Session in the Dome
11:00 – 1:00 Writing Session in the Living Room
1:00 Lunch to go (food provided)
1:30 Leave the B&B for the ferry
1:30 – 3:00 Park in the ferry line up and explore Bowen island shops or take a short hike up the mountain
3:00 Ferry back home
To register please contact email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you trust yourself? What would be possible if you did?
Trust is the crux to unlock and actualize your chosen path. Without it we can be lost and afraid. With it, we are strong, calm and clear.
On this special women’s retreat, discover how to listen to your inner knowing, take action from your truest self, and stay steady when things get hard.
WHO THIS RETREAT IS FOR:
You doubt yourself and what you’re capable of
You second guess your decisions
Your mind spirals into negative thought patterns when you do something for yourself
You worry about “getting it wrong” and making mistakes
You need dedicated time away to see clearly and refocus on what matters to you
Entrepreneurs, leaders, moms and non-mom’s – amazing women who want to move forward with confidence
You want support, tools, and strategies to be resilient
3 nights’ accommodation (single, double or triple occupancy) at Nectar’s new spacious location in the woods
Nourishing, healthy meals each day from Thursday dinner to Sunday brunch
Daily personal development and group coaching focused on building trust with yourself and others
Daily Kundalini yoga classes and guided meditations
A special guided intuition journey with my personal Life Guide Chris Dierkes
Rituals to help you stay steady on your path
Walks in the woods, rest, warm hugs, and rich conversation with amazing women
* Transportation to and from Nectar is not included. Transportation information will be provided upon booking.
Thursday Oct 3 to Sunday Oct 6 2019
Prices are in CAD. GST will be added at time of invoicing. A non-refundable $450 deposit secures your spot. Please ask about payment plans.
Deluxe Lodge private room with private bath — $1,795 / pp
Deluxe Lodge private room with shared bath — $1,595 / pp
Deluxe Cottage for 3 with shared bath — $1,395 / pp
A-frame cabin, private with shared bath a few steps outside the cabin — $1,295 / pp
To register, contact email@example.com
Dive deep, de-stress and detoxify with this Summer Renewal Retreat ~ a one-day mini break for you ~ on Bowen Island, led by teacher Chantal O’Sullivan.
– Morning meditation
– Powerful Vinyasa in the a.m. (detoxify, release)
– Break/free time for lunch
– Afternoon meditation
– Grounding Yin (renew, recharge and de-stress)
**Transportation & meals not included. Space is LIMITED so please email to confirm booking/suitability.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Joanna and Christine on beautiful Bowen Island for a day of yoga, meditation, journaling and introspection.
This retreat will take place at Nectar Yoga B&B, a beautiful sanctuary 20 mins off the coast of Vancouver.
This day retreat will offer you a chance to recharge in nature with a silent meditation walk, reflect on the year so far and get clarity on what you wish to manifest through journaling and rest with two yummy yoga classes!
This retreat is designed with the opportunity for you to pause, slow down, breath deep and check in. The day will be an offering of guided meditation, journaling stimuli, delicious yoga asana to nourish your body, all the while being cocooned in nature. Summer is a vibrant time and often so fast paced that we rarely take time for introspection. This day retreat is the perfect opportunity to return back to a place that is quiet and grounded within you and to plug in to what is calling you!
Joanna and Christine will lead you through guided meditations and journaling sessions designed to aid you in reflecting on the year so far and to gain clarity on what you wish to cultivate and create moving forwards as we continue to evolve into the best versions of ourselves.
Both classes are for all levels. We will be offering modifications and variations to all asana, as well as hands on assists for those who would like it.
75min Slow Flow Yoga class
75min Yin Yoga class
1 Guided meditation walk
Private use of the Yoga Dome
All yoga equipment and accessories
75min Slow Flow Yoga class
75min Yin Yoga class
WHAT TO BRING:
Layered clothing suitable for yoga, including warm socks for savasana
Journal and pen
Outdoor layers for walking eg. Jacket
Comfortable walking footwear
Optional: something of sentiment or meaning to you that you wish to place on the altar for the day.
If you prefer to bring your own yoga mat and props that is most welcome.
This retreat is for you if…
You love the outdoors
You recognize the importance of self care
You are interested in delving deeper into meditation and journaling
You like slow, mindful yoga practices
You want some time for introspection and clarity
RATES & REGISTRATION:
$90 all-inclusive for the day or $120 if booking after May 31st.
Payment in full required to secure your space. Non-refundable, non-transferable.
Payment can be made by Interac Transfer to:
email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
We truly look forward to welcoming you and sharing this immersion with you.
Diving into the heart of the yoga Practice.
Meditation, Pranayama, Asana, sound, creativity, Nature & text study
All Prices include full retreat
(Food, Accommodations & Yoga/Meditation immersion)
Private Room with shared bathroom – $850
Shared room (2 twin beds or 1 king) with ensuite Bathroom – $800
Delux Cottages (3 people/cottage) with ensuite bathroom – $800
Private A-Frame Cabin (bathroom in main lodge) – $770 – Only 1 left
Locals Price (no accommodations) – $550
Deposit – $400 (holds your space)
FOOD – nutritious vegetarian food made with love by Ayurvedic Nutrition Counsellor, Jo-Ani Mercier from Squamish, BC.
THE YOGA – Vijnana Yoga – as shared with Sarah by her teachers Orit Sen Gupta & Gioia Irwin. Daily practice includes seated meditation, pranayama, hatha yoga postures & contemplative space. Vijnana yoga explores dynamic relationship between movement & rest, simplicity & creativity, tradition & intuition.
WHAT TO BRING – comfortable clothes, journal, open mind & a sense of humour.
To register please contact email@example.com
Join relationship coaches Soorya and Jack for an exploration in improving your relationship skills.
This daytime retreat is for individuals and couples who want to experience harmony, creativity and aliveness in their relationships rather than feeling isolated, overwhelmed or misunderstood.
Learn how to shift from unconscious patterns which can run your life to creating new possibilities through body-centred practices. Explore how to communicate without reactivity, express your needs and wishes without demanding or blaming, and focus on expanding appreciation and creativity.
We will be preparing one simple, vegan, plant-based, nourishing lunch. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated.
Self Reflection & Journaling
Herbal teas and water available at all times.
10:45 am arrival and getting comfortable in the dome
11:00 am Commencement
Skills of Authentic Connection (Part 1 – Moving from stuck to flow)
1pm (or thereabouts) Lunch
Skills of Authentic Connection (Part 2 – Moving from flow to creativity)
3:45pm Closing exercise
WHAT TO BRING
Loose comfortable clothing
Journal and pen
Slippers (no outer footwear in the centre, we will provide slippers if needed
A snack if you need to eat before lunch (served at approximately 1pm)
This retreat is for you if…
You want to experience more harmony, creativity and aliveness in your relationships
You are interested in improving your communication and listening skills
You want to learn more about your unconscious patterns and how to free yourself easily
You like playful practices with lots of laughter
This retreat is not for you if…
You have serious emotional problems that require medication or therapy
You see yourself as always right and don’t want to change
You cannot eat vegan food
RATES & REGISTRATION
$95 per individual and $175 per couple ~ all-inclusive for the day
•Payment in full required to secure your space. Non-refundable, non-transferable.
Payment can be made by Credit Card or Interac Transfer.
WHO WE ARE ~ Soorya and Jack Resels
We are Certified Conscious Living and Loving Coaches with the world-renowned Hendricks Institute. Together for over 40 years, we’ve experienced many ups and downs in our relationship. Once we agreed to fully recommit to our relationship we embarked on a series of extensive studies. This includes training in body-centred practices, the art of playfulness, skills of authentic communication, and understanding emotions.
To register or inquire, contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com to book your spot in this retreat.
Pain pushes until purpose pulls. Life’s stages and experiences can be mapped through a series of waves, like tide, with high points and low. Revival of the Spirit is a weekend dedicated to understanding the relevance of both the crest and the trough of life’s waves, utilizing the tool of Life Mapping, a theory developed from eastern philosophy, to understand the importance of what you’ve come through, where you are now and where you aim to go – while strategizing how to get there.
Soak yourself in the nature surrounding Nectar Yoga BnB. Located on Bowen Island, your weekend home is an easy getaway from Vancouver. Nectar is known for its signature Geodesic Yoga Dome where you will receive daily meditation and yoga (asana) practice, Yoga Nidra, and the Life Mapping workshop (lecture series complimented with curated writing topics). Along with the yoga and workshop offerings, also included in the retreat are two nights accommodation, free time, cooking lesson and vegetarian meals (Friday dinner, three meals Saturday, and breakfast Sunday) with Chef Meesh Coles. Additionally you will receive personal post-retreat follow-up with Randelle.
Transportation and off-site activities not included.
PRIVATE AND SHARED ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS – Spaces limited
Find Randelle on Instagram @randellelusk
To register please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Inspired by epic journey stories like “The Ramayana” and “The Odyssey”, our weekend will use various yogic practices, storytelling + inner work to inspire and connect us to the spirit of the hero/heroine within….our “Living Story”.
Retreat to a forest oasis for a weekend of inspiration + nourishment!
Instructions for living a life:
Pay Attention / Be Astonished / Tell about it
– Mary Oliver
6 unique yoga sessions in the lovely Yoga Dome. Mats + props provided!
5 gorgeous meals
(WildHearts Catering will be supporting us through the weekend! Meals are vegetarian. Vegan, gluten free and other options on request!)
Get cozy in your beautifully appointed room. (Shared with 1 other person.)
This retreat is sold out – please contact email@example.com for wait list