• Nectar Yoga (map)
  • 720 Gardner Lane
  • Bowen Island
  • Canada

Be-You-Tiful

Description

Beautiful, in the 15th century meant pleasing to the eye or ear, or awaken admiration or approval in the mind or soul. Kindness and sincerity used to be part of the definition of Beauty.

Beautiful grew from the sanskrit Buddhi: The intellectual faculty that provides reason and discernment. 'is that which is able to discern truth (satya) from falsehood and thereby to make wisdom possible'
This is within the realm of Nature


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

It will gift you time to re-establish your connection to nature (inner and outer). Nature has been proven to provide us with some of the most healing energies, from reduced stress and anxiety, to improved cardiac function and increase in NK cells (Natural Killer cells) and better sleep patterns.

Let your mind (Buddhi) soften while the power of your feminine divine finds its truth through sound, breath, movement and stillness.

Your Guides:
Beverly Akhurst, ERYT 500, YACEP 
Posture and Breath Educator, Movement Conductor (Body Whisperer ;-) ) and Forest Therapy Guide
Lorna Ketler, Owner and Founder of Bodacious Lifestyles Inc. (Goddess)


Included:
4 Days/3 Nights at Nectar Yoga, Bowen Island
All Meals
All Mindfulness and Movement Practices
Forest Bathing sessions
Growth Seminars with Lorna
Gift
All the fresh air and phytonides (chemicals related to healthy immune functioning) nature shares.
(Offsite participants welcome)

Not Included:
Transportation
Taxes
Extra Activities such as Massages
The amount of heart you want to pour into the time.

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.
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. )

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

first row of photos by photographer retreat attendee Christelle Roland http://cr-photos.ch/
second row by Pauline Holden photography https://www.paulineholden.com/

WEEKEND SCHEDULE: (schedule is a general idea of the weekend, it is flexible allowing 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


Accomodation:

• THE ONYX LODGE - The main lodge with 3 private rooms
• 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 ensuite bathroom with shower
- $1125 each, 2 sharing
- $1475 single

2) THE AMBER ROOM (Sleeps 1-2) SOLD OUT
- Double Bed - Shared bath with shower
- $775 each, 2 sharing
- $1150 single

3) THE TURQUOISE ROOM (Sleeps 1-2) SOLD OUT
- Double Bed - Shared bath with shower

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) 1 BED 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
- 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

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

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) SOLD OUT
- 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

OFF SITE PARTICIPANTS

There is space for participants who have or may choose to find their own accommodation off site.
You will be included in all meals and programs.
You will have access to all areas of the Retreat Center except the cabins and private rooms.
Accommodation will be organized by yourself.

-$445


BOOK

 

Getting There
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.

Ferry:
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 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 # 280 Bluewater and tell them you are going to Nectar Yoga off Grafton Rd. They are wonderful and will drop you at the foot of the driveway. (5 minute ride)