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“Nurture In Nature Yoga Retreat”

April 17-19th, 2023 on Bowen Island, BC

Bowen Island Spring Retreat
Nectar Nurture in Nature Yoga Retreat
Our individual and unique nature is intertwined with everything living, however so many things we do shift us out of balance. When we are mindful in nature, it naturally restores the harmony and rhythm within ourselves, nurturing a more joyful experience of life. For our special time together, we will let our true nature find its flow through meditation, movement and breathing yoga practices in the nurturing serenity of our surroundings. On Bowen Island, settled in the heart of the 20 acres of forested property that is Nectar Yoga, we will gather in community to rebalance our material bodies while honoring our hearts, minds and spirits. It is our hope this retreat will encourage the creation of new rituals and healthy habits to help keep you in balance, so you may live life to the fullest.
 
LOCATION:
This nurturing retreat will take place at Nectar Yoga, a beautiful sanctuary 20 mins off the coast a short distance from on the ancestral and unceded territory of Nexwlélexwm (Bowen Island, BC). Our practices will take place in a beautiful geodesic dome that is nestled in the Alders near a babbling creek fed by the fresh water spring that rises from the earth. They will also be held outdoors intertwined with nature and in the beautiful Onyx lodge.
 
INCLUDED:
– Centering Yoga Practices (including Hatha, Yin & Restorative modified for all levels and abilities)*
– Guided Meditation, Yoga Nidra & Breathwork sessions*
– Yoga props
– Ayurvedic Workshop
– Fire Ceremony (dependent on weather and island fire regulations)
– Time for sharing and hearing each others stories in community
– Time for quiet and rest in nature or your cabins
– Hot Tub Soaks
– Nourishing Organic Meals (Dinner x 2, Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 1)**
– Healthy Snacks and Tea
– Luxury Accommodations
– Shampoos, Conditioners, Soaps and Lotion (Natural and Eco Friendly)
– Opening and Closing Circles
 
* All practices will be lead by your hosts Lori Charko and/or Beverly Akhurst
** All meals are provided and we will do our best to accommodate special food requirements. Please note however, that if the requirements are extremely specialized you may need to bring some of your own food.
 
NOT INCLUDED:
Ferry transportation to and from Bowen Island (see below)
Vehicle Transportation from the ferry to the retreat center (we encourage car pooling)
Beach towels
Extra snacks and drinks as per individual diets
 
SCHEDULE:
Arrival 3pm Monday, April 17th
Departure 11am Wednesday, April 19th
 
GETTING THERE:
BC Ferries runs a regular schedule from Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver. Please check the schedule to arrive on time. You can travel on the ferry by car, foot or bike. If you travel by foot there is a bus (#280) just up the road about 100 feet that meets most ferries and will drop you at the entrance to Nectar.
 
HOW TO BOOK: 
We ask that you please fill out the Booking Form Link below as soon as possible if you are planning on joining us. You will receive a reply within 48 hours of its receipt. 
 
EARLY BIRD:
The first 6 people booking will receive Early Bird Pricing (Booking Form Link below).
 
FINAL PAYMENT:
The final payment is due. After final payment you will receive a detailed list of what to bring along with your full retreat itinerary.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY:
$300 CAD is non-refundable. Cancellation 30 days prior (or less) to retreat departure will not be refunded, as all planning will have been settled. You are however welcome to gift the retreat to another person or enquire about the waitlist so we can connect you with others waiting to join.
 
We have such deep appreciation that you are committing your time to the sacred practice of retreat. We look forward to sharing this energy with you!
 
Namaste, Lori & Beverly
 

Booking Form & All Inclusive Early Bird Pricing

For more information please contact lori@bodyharmony.ca 

 

“ECO Yoga Retreat & Cleanse “

Oct. 23-25th, 2023 in Loon Lake, BC

Loon Lake Yoga Retreat
Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat Centre

Purify your body, mind and spirit amidst nature during this yoga retreat at Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat Centre in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. This 2 night all inclusive rejuvenation package, is the perfect accessible vacation to escape and integrate the sacred essence of nature. Relax with yoga classes, meditation, healthy gourmet meals, a swim in the lake, hiking trails through the forest and a sense of community. This protected forest area is on private property, located approximately one hour east of downtown Vancouver… Time for YOU awaits! 

 

October 23rd to 25th, 2023 Rejuvenation in Nature Package Includes:

·        3 days/ 2 nights in the Pan Abode Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat Centre

·        3 yoga classes (Mixed Levels Hatha, Yin & Restorative) and 4 guided meditations with Lori

·        Special Workshop TBA

·        6 delicious vegetarian meals in the Bentley Hall

·        2 hours for optional hiking, paddle boarding, canoeing (activities not included) or just relaxing

 

All-Inclusive Package Pricing (Early Bird booking is July 1st):

Single occupancy (2 spots available): $775 per person

 Early Bird Price if booked by July 1st: $700 per person

 

 Double occupancy (6 spots available): $725 per person

 Early Bird Price if booked by July 1st: $650 per person

 

Quad occupancy (4 spots available): $700 per person

 Early Bird Price if booked by July 1st: $625 per person

 

Please note that rooms are first come, first choice based on availability. 5% tax and transportation not included. $200 non-refundable deposit due at time of booking. Final payment due 60 days prior on August 31st, 2023.

 

 

RETREAT TESTIMONIALS:

I remember Lori’s calm and centered energy from many years ago and connected with the same feelings when attending a recent retreat. She has a beautiful way of making me feel at ease and a remarkable talent of creating a safe container in which to practise and feel at home on the mat and in my body. I instantly recognized the style of yoga as the same, however, I did see a calm and beautiful wisdom that comes only through life experience and personal growth. I had forgotten how beautiful her voice is and how grounding her energy feels. Add in the infectious smile and easy warmth and it is pure yoga bliss. I felt instantly welcome and had a lovely sense that on the mat, that I was exactly where I was supposed to be. This was the first in person group activity since Covid and I had forgotten how powerful practise with others can be, how palpable the energy can become when focussed by a skillful teacher. Thank you Lori, from the bottom of my heart and hope I can join you on the mat, in person, again soon. Namaste – Laura Brace

 

I attended the “Awaken your Spiritual Warrior” Yoga Retreat with Lori on October 31st/21. It was a great class – two 90 minute yoga sessions, each one different, as well as a meditation and journaling part. The afternoon yin session was the perfect way to end the day and set us off home with clear minds and nicely stretched muscles.
Lori was engaging and enlightening – she made us all at ease immediately and her voice continued to nicely and gently guide us throughout the day. She offered various levels of yoga poses which was beneficial to those of us that hadn’t been to one of her classes previously. Would join this workshop again! Thanks Lori! – Angela Mackie

 

Prior to the pandemic, Lori hosted international retreats to India and Peru, as well as locally on the Sunshine Coast and Bowen Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.