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Retreats


"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."

– Buddha

 

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Retreats


"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."

– Buddha

 

Next retreats:
July 11-14 (Thursday to Sunday) - WOMEN'S retreat
October 31- November 3 (Thursday to Sunday)


All Retreats Include:
4 Days 3 Nights Accommodation in a Private Retreat Center surrounded by Nature.
All classes, meditation practices, guided Forest Bathing and Workshops.
All meals (3 Dinners, 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, Snacks, Coffee/Tea and Juices)
Personal Time for rest and renewal.
(prices are before GST)

Not Included:
Transportation
Massage and Spa services (we can assist you in pre-booking any of these services.)
Taxes

Who:
Men and Women welcome March. July and November are for Women.
It is suggested that these retreats are not for anyone under 16 years of age..... unless
1) they have a practice they follow OR
2) you have a daughter whom you know would love to be immersed in a gathering of women and nature.


Most photos above courtesy of past retreat participant Christelle Roland http://cr-photos.ch/ final 3 from Nectar Yoga BnB

Where:
The retreats will take place at Nectar Yoga B&B on Bowen Island

How to get there:
Drive off the ferry, go straight up the road, continue through the 4 way intersection following Grafton Road. You will see the sign for Nectar Yoga on the right hand side a few minutes up the road.

Walking: Get off the ferry, walk up the sidewalk on the right hand side of the exit roadway. You will see a small translink bus on the corner by the library. Ask which one of the 2 heads down Grafton Road (towards Bowen Bay). Tell the driver where you need to get off and they will drop you at the Driveway to Nectar Yoga.

www.nectaryogabnb.ca

 
 

Past Retreats

Previous retreats to Bowen Island 2014,2015 and 2016. All recent retreats have been with Nectar Yoga. It is a special place that embraces the idea of sacred space and a peaceful nurturing environment.

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
— Viktor E. Frankl
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Nature as Nurturer: Spring Forward in Rhythm with Nature


Thank you to everyone who shared the space with us!
March 8-11, 2019

Nature as Nurturer: Spring Forward in Rhythm with Nature


Thank you to everyone who shared the space with us!
March 8-11, 2019

Thankyou to everyone who joined and really showed up.

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.

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The Experience

Rhythm is derived from the Sanskrit root Ritam which is also gives us Ritual and Rites.
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 be 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)
Hammocks
Outdoor Eating area if the weather is good
Nearby Trails
On 1.5 Acres, 2 minutes walk from beach

Nectar Loft

Nectar Loft

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Spring retreat. You were inspiring and brought such good energy.
I look forward to your continued journeys.

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Lime Avocado frozen Truffles

To those of you who were unable to join us for various reasons. The surprises of life that come with being a human not being the least. I send you love and look forward to the time we will get to share space.

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Be-You-Tiful You


July 11th-14th, 2019

Be-You-Tiful You


July 11th-14th, 2019

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Artwork by Darla Zary

Be-You-Tiful

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 usually denoted the more spiritual and noble expression of beauty.
Beautiful grew from the sanskrit Buddhi.

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 herself we all stand in our power and grace.

This retreat will gift you time reconnecting to nature (inner and outer).
Let your mind (Buddhi) soften while the grace of your feminine divine finds its power through sound, breath, movement and stillness.

Your Guides:
Hosted by Beverly Akhurst, ERYT 500, Owner Ocean Breath Yoga and Movement (nickname..The Body Whisperer) :-)
Lorna Ketler, Owner and Founder of Bodacious Lifestyles Inc. (Goddess

Retreat Includes
All Meals and Accommodations
4 Days, 3 Nights
3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners, Snacks and Tea/Coffee

Also Included:
All Mindfulness, and slow Movement Practices as well as Yoga Nidra (minimum 5)
Forest Bathing Sessions (experiencing non-doing within Nature) (minimum 2)
Workshops/Programs with Beverly and Lorna (minimum 3)
(Props provided, no need to carry any with you)
All bedding and towels provided as well as nature friendly bathing products
Fire Pit (if there is no fire ban)…iffy in July
Hammocks
Covered outdoor eating area if the weather is good
Time and Space for YOU
Nearby Trails
Birds, Trees, Deer, Air ……provided by nature :)


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. )

Not Included:
Transportation
Any Massages or Holistic Services. We can aid you in booking them.
Taxes
The amount of heart you want to bring to the experience, that is up to you.

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

Photo by Christelle Roland  http://cr-photos.ch/

Photo by Christelle Roland http://cr-photos.ch/

Photo by Christelle Roland

Photo by Christelle Roland

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 gathering space 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)
- 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) 2 SPACES 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)
- 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 below or send your friends this link tpn.to/ocean-breath-yoga-and-wellness

Room:
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Choose Peace
”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

Through The Rainbow: The Colour of Life


October 31st - November 3rd, 2019

Through The Rainbow: The Colour of Life


October 31st - November 3rd, 2019

Retreat to Bowen Island Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2019

The time of Oct. 31st (Hallowe’en) and November 1st and 2nd (Day of the Dead) is a time to acknowledge and celebrate those times, people and things of life that have shaped us and to allow that “death” of these things is not an ending but a chance for new life. When you move Through the Rainbow you cannot help but be changed on the other side. Reflected and Refracted we break back and break through and find the colour of life within each breath we take.

 
Photo by Christelle Roland  http://cr-photos.ch/

Photo by Christelle Roland http://cr-photos.ch/

The Experience

Details shortly

Forest Cottage

Forest Cottage

Accommodation

• THE ONYX LODGE - The main gathering space 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, prefab, 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) SOLD OUT
- Queen Size Bed - Private ensuite bathroom with shower

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

3) THE TURQUOISE ROOM (Sleeps 1-2)
- Double Bed - Shared bath with shower
- $775 each 2 Sharing
- $1150 single


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)
- 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)
- 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)

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

STAND ALONE COTTAGE

FOREST COTTAGE (Sleeps 1-2) SOLD OUT
A THOUGHTFULLY DESIGNED PREFABRICATED 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
- $1300 2 sharing

2) THE OPAL 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
- $1300 2 sharing

3) THE SUNSTONE 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
- $1300 2 sharing

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

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Details

Included
Accommodation
Meals
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 :)

Not Included
Transportation
Taxes
Any Massages or Holistic Services. We can aid you in booking them.

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)

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DETAILS COMING SOON - BALI !!


Retreat to the Beautiful, Eco Minded, Floating Leaf Retreat Centre in Bali.
April 5th to 11th, 2020.
Join a heart filled, full moon experience in a place of beauty.

DETAILS COMING SOON - BALI !!


Retreat to the Beautiful, Eco Minded, Floating Leaf Retreat Centre in Bali.
April 5th to 11th, 2020.
Join a heart filled, full moon experience in a place of beauty.

Features Overview

 
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All Details Coming Soon

As we finalize all the details consider where you would like to be next April. The retreat has been planned to coincide with the Full Moon. This is a Sacred Event in Bali and we will be celebrating it as such with a Holy man from the local village.
7 Days/6 Nights at Floating Leaf

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