December 27, 2018 - January 01, 2018

New Year’s Eve Retreat with Heather Martin

March 16, 2018 - March 24, 2018

Experienced Practitioner’s Retreat with Heather Martin

February 15, 2018 - February 18, 2018

Deep Dive Yoga Retreat with Edi Spanier & Lisa Montesi

April 06, 2018 - April 08, 2018

Radiant Core with Banafsheh & Tony Khalife

Retreat Details

New Year’s Eve Retreat with Heather Martin

December 27, 2018 - January 01, 2018

This is the perfect time of year for retreating: after the stimulation of the holiday season, gathering to re-connect with our inner lives, and to reflect on the season.

This period of intensive practice is suitable for both beginning and experienced practitioners, and – as with all our retreats – will include systematic meditation instructions, guided Loving Kindness practices, Dharma Talks, individual practice discussions and a daily period of mindful yoga.

We will celebrate New Year’s Eve with late evening sitting, together with a ceremony fitting the turning of the year, with the option of staying up till midnight.

More information & registration here.

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Experienced Practitioner’s Retreat with Heather Martin

March 16, 2018 - March 24, 2018

This special retreat is offered for those with some experience in practicing meditation.  The minimum requirement is that you will have sat 4 week-long residential retreats in this tradition.  Your practice should be established, and relatively self-supporting.  The schedule is more flexible than on most retreats, allowing for self-direction over lengths of practice periods of sitting and walking.  There will be less basic instruction, while there will be the exploration of more nuanced and in-depth exploration of some aspects of these profoundly liberating teachings.  Due to the maturity of the practitioners, this retreat is usually very settled, intimate and a great opportunity for developing concentration (Samadhi) as well as insight (Vipassana). The particular theme of this retreat will be outlined at a later date.

This year the retreat will be smaller than usual – just 25 people will be attending with one teacher.  Early registration is therefore encouraged. For Registration go here.

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Deep Dive Yoga Retreat with Edi Spanier & Lisa Montesi

February 15, 2018 - February 18, 2018

Yearning to deepen your ‘soul practice’?

Join Edi & Lisa for three tranquil nights of ‘you time’ in the beauty and solitude of Stowel Lake Farm.

Your Deep Dive Includes:

Daily Meditation & Pranayama Practice Daily Active Practice
Daily Gentle Healing Practice Spacious Silence
3 Nights Accommodation
Daily Organic Homemade Meals

Shared Accommodation $800 incl. tax ~ Private Accommodation $900 incl. tax (3 only)

Register today to secure your space. Deposit of $200 required.
604 542-0009 |

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Radiant Core with Banafsheh & Tony Khalife

April 06, 2018 - April 08, 2018

Experience Banafsheh’s transformational teaching in a fusion of passionate yet peaceful dance to embody Spirit. Explore dance as a conscious vehicle to come in touch with who you TRULY are and can offer in this time of infinite potential and need.

From high-powered guided and free-style dance to the deep serenity of whirling, take a journey in your inner terrain with Tony Khalife’s blend of Middle Eastern and Indian trance music. Feel your fullest presence in the Here and Now with movement, luscious and devotional that brings you in touch with your core – peaceful, centered, strong, vibrant, open, free, and in community with others.

Mixed Levels, open to all.

Suitable for people with little or no background in movement or dance as well as trained dancers, yoga and other movement practitioners. The only pre-requisite is a desire to connect your mind, body and soul through sacred movement. (10 hours towards the 200/400-hr Dance of Oneness Certification Program)

Dress comfortably – something you feel beautiful in
Bring a yoga mat and socks or soft-soled dance shoes

You will learn:
– Luscious movement that build internal strength, vitality, flexibility and balance
– How to come in touch with and express your feminine radiance
– Elements of Persian dance as an expression of the divine feminine
– Elements of flamenco as a an expression of the divine feminine
– The movement meditation of Sama/whirling
– Zikr or chanting
– Grounding, releasing, centering and opening dance and movement techniques in preparation for Sama/whirling, Persian dance and flamenco
– Divine feminine wisdom
– Tools to access joy, peace and lucidity in your daily life

**Early bird prices are in effect until February 15th!** Increased price shown in the second slot below

Tuition (includes 2 nights of accommodation and 6 meals):
Private room: 585 CAD (early bird) | 615 CAD (after February 15th)
Shared room: 525 CAD | 560 CAD
Camping: 440 CAD | 475 CAD
Commuter (off-site accommodation): 370 CAD | 405 CAD

Vegetables grown on the farm are used whenever possible and all meals are vegetarian, locally grown, organic and infused with love. Rooms are being offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

The workshop starts with dinner on Friday evening. Please arrive between 3:00 – 5:00 PM to check into your room. Workshop schedule is as follows:
Friday: 7:30-9
Saturday: 10-12:30 | 3:30-6 | 8-9:30
Sunday: 10-12

We advise to get reservations for your ferry travel.

If you would like to spend an extra night or bring your partner/ children,
please contact Stowel Lake Farm for details.

Registration Only: Email or call 250-653-4308

Contact Shauna Devlin for all other inquires:
Email or call: 250-709-1921

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