Retreat to Bowen Island, March 8-11, 2019
March is the time Nature bursts forward in true living colour. Growth and Renewal are her birthright, every creature and plant vibrates with the possibility of new life. Our external clocks are set to Spring Forward a concept built on making the most of the light of day and yet our internal clocks become bogged down with the habits of each day. Take this time to allow Nature to set the pace. Feel time stretch out and soften and experience your body tune into to Nature’s rhythm.
Rhythm is derived from the Sanskrit root Ritma which is also gives us Ritual.
You will start each day (if you so choose) with an early morning practice moving from sleep, into the rhythm of the Nature that surrounds you.
Time will be afforded to the creation of Ritual that serves your truest self. The rhythm of each day will also guide us into the surrounding trees to experience Forest Bathing ( a practice of being within the surrounding nature that invites slowness and connection to breath, and heart. You “bathe” your lungs and heart in the healing energy of Trees. (There is a magical Arbutus Forest we will visit).
There will be sessions of Yoga Nidra (Yogic “sleep”) and group discussions/workshops. As well, you will encouraged to take time alone, whether, journalling, drawing, singing or being in silence. This time will allow you deeper connection to your internal rhythm. You may even find yourself moving to a different beat. Ritma is the unspoken truth of who you are. This is the time to let your truth flow and get ready to grow into it.
”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
Yoga will be in the very unique and beautiful, fully equipped Geodesic Yoga Dome with views into the forest and out towards the water.
(all props provided, no need to carry any with you)
Fire Pit (if there is no fire ban)
Outdoor Eating area if the weather is good
On 1.5 Acres, 2 minutes walk from beach
Accommodation (prices are before gst)
The Nectar Loft:
Kitchen (fridge, 2 burner cooktop and cooking equipment), Kettle, Eating area, Living Room, 1 Bathroom (stand in shower), Private Deck
Queen Bed in Loft Space which is open to the Living Room – Sleeps 2 or 1
Double Bed pull out sofa (Canadian Made memory foam) in Living Space which is open to The Loft – Sleeps 1 or couple
Queen Loft (one person) $850
Double Bed (one person) $850
Three friends sharing $2100 ($700 each) (must be booked at same time)
The Forest Cottage: SOLD OUT
Seating Area, Outdoor Shower, Indoor toilet and sink, private deck, kettle and mini fridge, forest view
2 Single Beds or 1 King Bed – Sleeps 2 max.
2 Singles or Couple $950 per person
1 Person the whole cottage $1675
Seating Area, ensuite bath (walk in shower), seating area. Garden view thru picture window.
2 Single Beds or 1 King Bed – Sleeps 2 max
2 Singles or Couple $825 per person
Book the whole suite for yourself $1475
Master Bedroom (with sleeping loft):
The Master Bedroom uses the detached bathroom on the upper floor, Use of Main Kitchen, Dining Room and Living Room and Deck
1 Queen Bed on main level, 1 Double Bed in large sleeping loft –Sleeps 2 singles or 3-4 friends
Main Level Single $900
Loft Single $900
3 Friends Sharing $2325 ($775 each), 4 Friends Sharing $2700 ($675 each) (group must book together)
The Guest Room uses a detached bathroom on the main floor. Use of Main Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room and Deck.
2 Single Beds – Sleeps 2 singles.
Each Single $825 per person
Book the whole room for 1 person $1475
Mindfulness Practices - Yoga, Meditation, Forest Bathing, Movement
Philosophy discussions and self study
Time and Space for YOU
All bedding and towels provided as well as nature friendly bathing products
Birds, Trees, Deer Air ……provided by nature :)
Any Massages or Holistic Services. We can aid you in booking them.
I choose Bowen Island because it is easy to get to and does’t not require becoming stressed to reduce stress. :)
You can take a car if you want to but it is not necessary.
Either Foot Ferry (Bowen Taxi) from Coal Harbour
Or drive, bicycle or city bus to Horseshoe Bay the 2:20 or 3:30 departure will have you there in perfect time. You can take and earlier ferry but please do not arrive at the Center early.
Float Plane: (Harbour Air)
Float Planes come right into the dock at Snug Cove (location of Ferry dock)
By car from the ferry it is a 5 minute drive to Nectar Yoga. Please drive slow and be aware deer wander everywhere.
Arriving on foot there is a trail but it is far easier to take the little Translink bus. If you have a compass card you can use it. If you have a paper transfer from the mainland bus you can use it.
You will take the # 281 Eagle Cliff and tell them you are going to Nectar Yoga on Miller Road. They are wonderful and will drop you at the foot of the driveway. (5 minute ride)