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Join us for an intimate, all-inclusive Sweet Summer Yoga Retreat on the beautiful Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada. Salt Spring Island, an incredible destination in itself, is easy to get to via ferry or floatplane from either Vancouver or Victoria BC.
Natasha O. Mellman and Sri Hari Moss, yoga teachers from Southern California, are grateful and delighted to return to the island and share an immersive weekend of mindful movement, hatha and vinyasa yoga on this beautiful organic farm and exquisite island.
In addition to the offerings of yoga, participants may enjoy daily morning meditations, farm to table cooking classes, farm talks, wellness treatments, guided hikes and explore the plethora of nature and activities Salt Spring Island has to offer — jump in the fresh-water lakes for a swim, commune with tall trees, eagles, deer, discover the art and organic foods from the island or find yourself in quietude under the soft fragrant breeze of a mid-summer tree.
The experience of retreating on Stowel Lake Farm is divine! The farm is beautiful! - practicing organic farming methods, food forests, state of the art ecological building practices and craftsmanship. Meals are a culinary experience, with local food freshly harvested with resident chefs creating healthy and delicious meals - a significant part of the retreat experience indeed. Meals are included for all participants. With a variety of accommodations to suit, guests will find a magnificent home away from home on the farm!
We look forward to sharing the love of this sweet summer retreat with you… May you find inner peace, playfulness, solace and beauty.
Stowel Lake Farm has a variety of charming & cozy accommodations located close to the main facilities. Guests will enjoy clean, comfortable bedding with duvets and towels. All rooms (including yurts) have heat and power. Space for people in our shared and private accommodations. Shared rooms house 2 – 4 people. Most of the accommodations share a beautifully handcrafted washroom, with a few accommodations offering private washroom facilities.
Camping is wonderful on the farm. Camping areas are open, flat and grassy. Campers have access to indoor bathrooms complete with shower, toilets & sinks. Indoor common areas are also available to campers and commuters for relaxing or socializing.
All-inclusive Retreat Prices include:
Three nights accommodation as per accommodation selection
All meals (delicious local vegetarian cuisine)
4 retreat sessions per day
Mindful Movement, Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga, daily meditation
Stowel Lake Farm Tour
Stowel Lake Farm Community Talk
Pick up and drop off from Fulford Ferry for those without a vehicle at scheduled times
with optional* massage, acupuncture, acutonics
and Farm-To-Table Cooking Class
*additional fee applies
E-transfer: For Can bankholders via e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Check: Send cheque in Can or USD paid to Patti Bauer 1747 Fulford Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada V8K2A5
Wire transfer: please inquire for wire instructions to email@example.com
PayPal: Via PayPal in USD or Can (for PayPal payment, a 3% handling fee is added). Use the PayPal form below which includes the 3% handling fee for your convenience.
Spaces are limited, with several returning yogis. There is much attention given to detail. We orient the classes and grow food based on the number of participants. Participant fees are transferable to another at your discretion at no charge. 30-day cancellation policy prior to retreat start date for a full refund minus $100 administration fee, thereafter non-refundable.
For registration, please give to Natasha or Sri Hari, or send a check for registration to:
1747 Fulford Ganges Road,
Salt Spring Island, BC
Contact Patti Bauer: theblueraven@shaw. ca / 818 856 9856
About Natasha O. Mellman Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga
Natasha is an adventurous, life-loving, heart-centered yogi who is thrilled to share her passion and love of yoga as a way of living an authentic, soulful and expansive life. With attention to alignment and an awareness of subtle energies, she holds a space of openness, of playful exploration and fresh perspective.
With each practice, expect to take a journey through presence, challenge and sensation to a place of self-love, inspiration and deep nurture. Natasha's willingness to grapple with her own transformation, gives her teaching a special authenticity and uniqueness. Her students receive the benefits of her ever-expanding understanding of yoga as a way to move through life with intention, ease, and grace. Through breath awareness and mindful movement, Natasha helps students touch upon that deep place within, of peace, balance, and aliveness. "In practice of life .. in a spirit of inquiry, and in love with it all!"
500hr. RYT in the SankalpaShakti Yoga with Tracee Stanley under the Lineage of ParaYoga Trainings include Hatha, Vinyasa, Subtle Body Awareness, Restorative, Pranayama, Meditation, Reiki, Tantra
About Sri Hari Moss Mindful Movement Yoga
With a focus on harmony between mind, body, and spirit, Sri Hari offers students an inspired understanding of yoga practice through mindful movement in a variety of techniques and styles.
Sri Hari began his yoga journey in 1989 under the guidance of Swamini Turiyasangitananda; founder and director of The Vedantic Center and Sai Anantam Ashram in Agoura Hills, California. The study in sacred music, Vedantic studies, meditation, Bhakti and Iyengar Yoga has greatly influenced his offerings.
Sri Hari shares inspirational music, dynamic stories from Hindu culture, and anecdotes to foster a clear understanding of the subtle powers within one’s practice. He frequently reminds his students to smile, laugh and find the "Rasa" (Sanskrit: Lit. "juice" or "essence") in their practice. “Yoga practice is transformative, what we learn in practice becomes part of our lives. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish if you are willing to feel sensation, face challenges, live in the moment and breath life into everything you do.”
500 hour – The Vedantic Center 2005, 200 hour – Yogaworks 2008 Yoga Warriors – PTSD and the Mind-Body Connection 2012 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles - Yoga Therapy Rx-Level III Clinic 2012 www.sriharimoss.com
About Special Guest Instructor Howie Baral Hatha, Vinyasa, and Restorative Yoga
Prana is life force energy everyone has inside of them. Howie believes through yoga poses and breathwork, the more we are able to cultivate, harness, and enhance this amazing pranic power, we greatly enhance the healing and happiness energies from within.
With a focus on mindful and playful movement, Howie’s classes are always challenging, fun, and empowering. Howie’s first class of yoga over 16 years ago was taught by Bryan Kest, the founder of Power Yoga. From then on, yoga has been part of his life. Power Yoga also referred to as 'Vinyasa Yoga,' is a practice where various yoga poses are linked together in a mindful flow, matching breath with movement, igniting one's focus, freedom and strength.
Howie is also a Laugher Yoga instructor, so be prepared to laugh with some Laughter Yoga mixed in, whether the laughter is real or not, you make it, even if you fake it!
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