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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

 

2019 Retreats are available to book!


March 8-11 (Friday to monday)
July 11-14 (Thursday to Sunday) - women‘ s retreat
October 31- November 3 (Thursday to Sunday)


-All will be held at Nectar Yoga B’n’B on Bowen Island.
-March at the original Nectar on Miller Road, Hoted by Beverly Akhurst

Next Retreats at Nectar 2.0 (The New Nectar Yoga with New Lodge, Dulux Cottages and A Frames)
-July with Co-Host, Lorna Ketler, 18 year Owner of Bodacious
-October with Co-Host, Talia Garner, Owner Healing Tree Massage, RMT and RYT200

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, 2 Lunches + Light lunch the last day, 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.)



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 of course
1) they have a practice they follow OR
2) you are booking a cottage and are bringing your partner to babysit while you Immerse :)




THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO WAS AT THE Summer RETREAT in August! It was wonderful sharing time with you.
 

Nature meets nurture: DURGA live


Wind down the hot busy days of Summer with a calming 3 days at the beautiful Nectar Yoga on Bowen Island.
We will take time to understand how we are guided by Nature and how it Nurtures us. Durga will be invoked. Learning her nine arms and powers and how she is the guiding force of nature.
This will be through practice, Nature Bathing Walks that allow for non-doing. Philosophy talks, and connecting to the roots of Yoga that lead us back to the nature we arrived from.

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

How to get there:
Drive onto the ferry, take a right at the first light/4 way intersection. This is Miller Road, drive to Nectar (there are a couple of T junctions along the way. Stay to the right.

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. Get on the one that says Miller Road. Tell the driver where you need to get off and they will drop you across from the Driveway to Nectar Yoga.

www.nectaryogabnb.ca

 
 

Past Retreats

Previous retreats to Bowen Island in 2015 and 2016. Xenia Retreat Center and Ashoka House and Sunshine Coast.

“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


March 8-11, 2019

Nature as Nurturer: Spring Forward in Rhythm with Nature


March 8-11, 2019

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 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)
Hammocks
Outdoor Eating area if the weather is good
Nearby Trails
On 1.5 Acres, 2 minutes walk from beach

 Nectar Loft

Nectar Loft

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

Garden Suite: 
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

Main House: 
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)

Guest Room:
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

Accomodation:
Quantity:
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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
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 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)

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Be-You-Tiful You


July 11th-14th, 2019

Be-You-Tiful You


July 11th-14th, 2019

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Be-You-Tiful

Hosted by Beverly Akhurst, ERYT 500, Owner Ocean Breath Yoga and Movement &
Lorna Ketler, Owner of Bodacious Lifestyles Inc.

Retreat Includes all Meals and Accommodations
3 Nights 4 Days
3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners and 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)

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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 guest 2 sharing
- $1500 single

2) THE AMBER ROOM (Sleeps 1-2)

- Double Bed - Shared bath with shower
- $1150 single

3) THE TURQUOISE ROOM (Sleeps 1-2)

- Double Bed - Shared bath with shower
SOLD OUT

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) SOLD OUT


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
SOLD OUT

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
SOLD OUT

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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.

 
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The Experience

Details shortly

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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 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 guest 2 sharing
- $1500 single

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

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


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)
- 1 Queen Bed - Shared Bathroom in the main building, a short walk from your A-frame - Covered porch
- $900 single

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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
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)