Schedule

April 19, 2018 - April 22, 2018

In Bloom Yoga Retreat with Melissa Krieger


April 12, 2018 - April 15, 2018

Zen Retreat with Eihei Peter Levitt


April 06, 2018 - April 08, 2018

Radiant Core with Banafsheh & Tony Khalife


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


December 27, 2017 - January 01, 2018

New Year’s Eve Retreat with Heather Martin


November 02, 2017 - November 05, 2017

Reconnect Women’s Retreat with Robyn Land & Fiona Smulders


October 27, 2017 - October 30, 2017

Deep Stillness Yoga Retreat with Maa Yoga


October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Yoga on the Farm “Fall Retreat” with Dorothy Price


October 05, 2017 - October 08, 2017

Embodying the Dream with Toko-pa Turner


September 28, 2017 - October 01, 2017

Harvest the Spirit with Unityyoga


September 22, 2017 - September 25, 2017

Deep Stillness Yoga Retreat with Maa Yoga


September 01, 2017 - September 03, 2017

5Rhythms with Bettina Rothe & Joanne Winstanley


August 25, 2017 - August 28, 2017

Holding Space: A Transformational Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Heather Evans


August 18, 2017 - August 25, 2017

Summer Vipassana Retreat with Heather Martin & Kamala Masters


August 04, 2017 - August 13, 2017

Guayaki Retreat


July 30, 2017 - August 04, 2017

Yoga on the Farm “Deepen Your Practice” with Dorothy Price


July 26, 2017 - July 30, 2017

Coming Home to an Animate World: A Way of Ceremony and Conversation with Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD. & Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.


Retreat Details

In Bloom Yoga Retreat with Melissa Krieger

April 19, 2018 - April 22, 2018

Join Melissa Krieger and her co-teacher Jenafor Ryane on Salt Spring Island for a three night retreat from Thursday, April 19th to Sunday, April 22nd. You’ll be pampered with a variety of yoga classes, gourmet vegetarian meals and lots of free time to chill out at the beautiful Stowel Lake Farm. If you’re needing time away to restore and rejuvenate this weekend is for you!

This retreat is meant to be a fun time away to recharge, eat great food, do lots of yoga and relax. There will be lots of unstructured time. In terms of yoga retreats this may be considered ‘light’ rather than ‘serious’. If you are unsure whether this retreat if for you or not please contact Melissa directly.

Our practice space is and gorgeous and filled with natural light. It’s large windows allow panoramic views of the trees. The building is so beautiful – it’s warm and bright and was hand crafted by local woodworkers. Not to mention it’s stocked with bolsters so we can really sink into our restorative poses. More information here.

ABOUT MELISSA
Melissa has been teaching yoga full time for 11 years and is so excited to host her third, and this time extended, weekend retreat at Stowel Lake Farm! Melissa firmly believes in the importance of self care, which is taking time out for yourself to rest, restore and relax.

If you aren’t familiar with Melissa click here to get to her bio and click here to see a few of her videos to get a feel for her teaching style and personality.

Back to top ^
Zen Retreat with Eihei Peter Levitt

April 12, 2018 - April 15, 2018

The Salt Spring Zen Circle offers annual, traditional retreats called sesshin, at Stowel Lake Farm. Sesshin means “to touch the heart/mind”. Retreats are led by poet and founding teacher of the Salt Spring Zen Circle, Eihei Peter Levitt (saltspringzencircle.org/teacher/). The Salt Spring Zen Circle practices in the Soto Zen lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi, author of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind. Beginning and experienced meditators are most welcome to attend. Instruction will be provided. Participants can maximize the benefit of these retreats by staying at the farm, or alternatively requesting a billet with members of the Sangha. To enquire please call either of the contacts below.

For fall sesshin, please contact Judith at
Back to top ^
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

Back to top ^
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.

Back to top ^
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 | info@thespacecrescentbeach.com

Back to top ^
New Year’s Eve Retreat with Heather Martin

December 27, 2017 - 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.

Back to top ^
Reconnect Women’s Retreat with Robyn Land & Fiona Smulders

November 02, 2017 - November 05, 2017

Retreat from the busy city life and join Naturopathic Physicians, Dr. Robyn Land and Dr. Fiona Smulders for a rejuvenating island get-away with our Fall Women’s Retreat!

Dr. Fiona and Dr. Robyn are passionate Naturopathic Doctors who live to empower women to reconnect to their true potential and vitality. They welcome you to join them on this healing retreat to unplug and reconnect to what really matters, YOU!

More information here

Back to top ^
Deep Stillness Yoga Retreat with Maa Yoga

October 27, 2017 - October 30, 2017

Join Lindsay Collins, Soraya, and Farhad for three days of simple bliss in a wellness community and organic farm setting.

DEEP STILLNESS Yoga Retreat is your weekend away from the city where you can experience healthful meals and tranquil connections with fellow yogis as you reawaken your senses through nature. In this retreat you will experience the benefits of Restorative yoga, Somatic Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Sound Healing Meditations.

*All events/classes for the retreat are optional for all guests, this will be your time to relax and listen to your body and join in for any class you choose. Do as much or little as you wish.

**The retreat schedule is proposed and is subject to change.

***A welcome email will be going out to all registered participants for the retreat 60 days prior to the retreat,  in that email we will provide: rooming request lists ( if your wanting to room with a specific person), any meal/dietary restrictions (meals will be vegetarian), Logistics (travel, carpool arrangements, ferry , etc). All props will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own and extra items if you wish. (eye pillow, blankets etc)

FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS,  PLEASE EMAIL : INFO@MAAYOGA.COM
Back to top ^
Yoga on the Farm “Fall Retreat” with Dorothy Price

October 20, 2017 - October 22, 2017

Santosha Yoga Retreats presents:

Come and enjoy the abundance on the farm. The cooler air; the changing colours; the darker evenings all make for a cozy time to be on the farm. Preparing you for the winter ahead. Retreat to the farm, to relax and immerse yourself in yoga practice, healthy food and beautiful environment.

Let Dorothy help you refine your practice, develop your ‘discipline’ and teach you how to let go of stress.  In the mornings explore the energetically balanced fluidity of Hatha and Hatha Flow Yoga and in the afternoons enjoy a slow, deeply inward turning practice. Dorothy is skilled at leading multi level classes; always giving plenty of verbal cues and modification options throughout classes. A variety of yoga styles will be taught including Hatha, Hatha-Flow, Restorative, Yin-Style and Yoga Nidra. Pranayama and meditation are taught daily.
All levels welcome.

Private and shared rooms are available at this beautiful facility.
Enjoy delicious, wholesome vegetarian food.

Retreat starts at 4:00pm on the first day and end at noon on the last day.

Dorothy has been teaching on Salt Spring Island and worldwide since 2002.

Please find more information and pricing at http://www.santosha-yoga-retreats.com/retreats/yoga-on-the-farm-october-2017/

Back to top ^
Embodying the Dream with Toko-pa Turner

October 05, 2017 - October 08, 2017

Every year women come from all over the world to this magical island in the sea with the shared intention of dreaming together in council. Embodying the Dream is a place of reunion for those of us who crave community with other women dreamers. Whether meeting for the first time or weaving in deeper, we practice at belonging together through embodied dreamwork.

More information here.

Back to top ^
Harvest the Spirit with Unityyoga

September 28, 2017 - October 01, 2017

One of the greatest challenges of modern day living is to live harmoniously with nature and the changing seasons. Autumn is a time to harvest the bounty we grew in summer, to store and prepare for the winter ahead, and is associated with the metal element, signifying contraction and introspection, as opposed to the upwards and outwards movement of the fiery summer. It is a time to reflect, to receive what is of essential worth, and to let go of what is not useful to us. Retreat to the serene natural environment of Stowel Lake Farm on Salt Spring Island and take harvest of your fullest intentions and manifestations of the year.

More information & registration here.

Back to top ^
Deep Stillness Yoga Retreat with Maa Yoga

September 22, 2017 - September 25, 2017

Join Lindsay Collins, Soraya, and Farhad for three days of simple bliss in a wellness community and organic farm setting.

DEEP STILLNESS Yoga Retreat is your weekend away from the city where you can experience healthful meals and tranquil connections with fellow yogis as you reawaken your senses through nature. In this retreat you will experience the benefits of Restorative yoga, Somatic Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Sound Healing Meditations.

*All events/classes for the retreat are optional for all guests, this will be your time to relax and listen to your body and join in for any class you choose. Do as much or little as you wish.

**The retreat schedule is proposed and is subject to change.

***A welcome email will be going out to all registered participants for the retreat 60 days prior to the retreat,  in that email we will provide: rooming request lists ( if your wanting to room with a specific person), any meal/dietary restrictions (meals will be vegetarian), Logistics (travel, carpool arrangements, ferry , etc). All props will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own and extra items if you wish. (eye pillow, blankets etc)

FOR FURTHER QUESTIONS,  PLEASE EMAIL : INFO@MAAYOGA.COM
Back to top ^
5Rhythms with Bettina Rothe & Joanne Winstanley

September 01, 2017 - September 03, 2017

Back to top ^
Holding Space: A Transformational Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Heather Evans

August 25, 2017 - August 28, 2017

 

Are you ready to release that which is no longer serving you? To know yourself on a much deeper level? To step into your truth and begin living from that place of power every day? Come into the essence of who you truly are by holding space for yourself on – and off – the mat! This unique retreat combines slow flow, Yin and Restorative Yoga, along with coaching, biodynamic craniosacral work, and deep conversation in order to create space for empowering emotional excavation. A retreat like none other, Heather’s practices serve to inspire, restore, and support you in living your truth. For more information and to register, click here.

Back to top ^
Summer Vipassana Retreat with Heather Martin & Kamala Masters

August 18, 2017 - August 25, 2017

Vipassana retreats are spent in silent meditation practice, with alternating periods of sitting and walking meditation. Offered each day are instructions; either individual or small group discussions with the teacher, and a dharma talk. The combination of silence, support and assistance, provides an extremely beneficial environment for developing meditation practice.

The momentum of hours of quiet, without distractions or responsibilities, allows the heart to release its guard and access levels of peace and tenderness not usually accessible to us. As the busy mind calms down, it settles and becomes clearer and brighter, revealing glimpses into the simple yet deep truths of all nature, and our own hearts. When experienced for ourselves these insights are transformative and liberating.

Daily period of yoga.

This retreat is suitable for both experienced and beginning meditators. More information here or email ssinsightmeditation@gmail.com

 

Back to top ^
Guayaki Retreat

August 04, 2017 - August 13, 2017

This is a private retreat for the Guayaki Yerba Mate Family.

Back to top ^
Yoga on the Farm “Deepen Your Practice” with Dorothy Price

July 30, 2017 - August 04, 2017

July 30 – August 4

Santosha Yoga Retreats presents:

A beautiful time to be on the farm. Flowers and veggies abound! Treat yourself to this six day (5 nights) retreat to relax and immerse yourself in yoga practice, healthy food and beautiful environment.

Let Dorothy help you refine your practice, develop your ‘discipline’ and teach you how to let go of stress. 

In the mornings explore the energetically balanced fluidity of Hatha and Hatha Flow Yoga and in the afternoons enjoy a slow, deeply inward turning practice.
Dorothy is skilled at leading multi level classes; always giving plenty of verbal cues and modification options throughout classes.

A variety of yoga styles will be taught including Hatha, Hatha-Flow, Restorative, Yin-Style and Yoga Nidra.

Pranayama and meditation are taught daily. All levels welcome.

Savour six days to unwind more fully and delve more deeply into your practise.

Private and shared rooms are available (camping option in summer months) in this beautiful facility.
Enjoy delicious, wholesome vegetarian food. Indulge in a healing massage.

The retreat starts at 4:00pm on the first day and ends at noon on the last day.

Dorothy has been teaching on Salt Spring Island and worldwide since 2002.

Please find more information and pricing at  http://www.santosha-yoga-retreats.com/retreats/yoga-on-the-farm-july-2017/

Back to top ^
Coming Home to an Animate World: A Way of Ceremony and Conversation with Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD. & Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.

July 26, 2017 - July 30, 2017

An Underworld-Focused Immersion – Application Required

This is one of our most exhilarating and imagination-expanding intensives, and it’s foundational to all the work we do at Animas. Think of this intensive as a green doorway, an opening to a wilder consciousness shaped by forest and owls, clouds, cliff and dreams — a passage from a lifeless universe to a cosmos breathing with mystery and invitation, singing and crying in a jillion tongues. Come gather with other Earth lovers, forest whisperers, and visionary coyotes to honor the others with ceremony and conversation.

Much more information here.

Back to top ^