A SWEET SUMMER YOGA RETREAT with Natasha O. Mellman and Sri Hari Moss

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Stowel Lake Farm, 190 Reynolds Rd, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia Canada

A Sweet Summer Yoga Retreat August 16 - 19, 2018 Stowel Lake Farm Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada

Join us for an intimate, all-inclusive Sweet Summer Yoga Retreat on 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 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, ecstatic dance, kirtan, 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.

For photos and full details about the retreat, the farm and Salt Spring Island, download our brochure found at www.tinyurl.com/sweetsummeryoga

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 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 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 challenge, 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

All-inclusive retreat includes;

3 Nights Accommodation as per selection

All meals (delicious local vegetarian cuisine)

4 retreat sessions per day such as Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, & Mindful Movement Yoga, Ecstatic Dance, Kirtan, Daily Meditation

Stowel Lake Farm Tour

Stowel Lake Farm Community Talk

Guided hike

Pick up and drop off from Fulford Ferry for those without vehicle at scheduled times

With optional massage, acupuncture, acutonics (60 min $95, 90 min $125) and Farm To Table cooking class ($40) additional fee payable to chef or practitioner

Retreat Fees

Guests from the United States or Canada may pay in their respective currencies

Can/USD Private Room $940 Can or $745 USD

Shared Room (2-4) $815 Can or $645 USD

Couple (Private room Shared bed) $775 Can or $615 USD

Camping $695 Can or $550 USD

Commuters; $595 Can or $475 USD (for those not staying on the farm - meals included)

For Can bankholders via e-transfer to theblueraven@shaw.ca

Send cheque in Can or USD paid to Patti Bauer 1747 Fulford Ganges Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada V8K2A5

Via PayPal in USD or Can to theblueraven@shaw.ca (for PayPal a 3% handling fee is added)

Wire transfer; please inquire for wire instructions to theblueraven@shaw.ca

Retreat Schedule

Thursday, August 16th

3:00 - 5:00 pm Participants arrival to Stowel Lake Farm, Salt Spring Island

5:15 pm Welcome orientation

6:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner with Resident Chef Haidee Hart

7:30 - 9:30 pm “Arrive into your Feel Good” - Yoga practice The Gatehouse with Natasha & Sri

Friday August 17th

6:00 - 7:00 am “Finding peace” - Guided meditation The Gatehouse with Sri

7:30 - 8:15 am Breakfast at the Barn

9:00 - 11:00 am “Through the Hips to the Heart” - Hatha foundational practice The Gatehouse with Sri

11:30 - 12:15 Lunch at the Barn

Afternoon Optional Experiences;

12:30 - 1:30 pm Stowel Lake Farm Tour

1:30 - 3:30 pm Guided hike to Mount Maxwell or the First Nation reserve

1:30 - 3:30 pm Farm to Table Cooking Experience (2 hours) $40

Alternatively; Free time to explore the island/commune with nature/swim in lakes/hiking/artisan studio tours

4:00 - 5:45 pm "Finding the Sweet Spot in Flow" - Vinyasa Yoga practice The Gatehouse with Natasha

6:15 - 7:00 pm Dinner at the Barn

7:30 - 9:30 pm “Soul Flow and Let Go” The Beat & the Rhythm of Yoga & Ecstatic Dance The Gatehouse with Natasha & Sri

Saturday August 18th

7:00 - 7:30 am “The Beauty of Observation” - A silent walk through nature

7:45 - 8:30 am Silent Breakfast at the Barn

9:00 - 11:00 am "Form, Freedom, Flow” - Vinyasa Yoga practice The Gatehouse with Natasha

11:30 - 12:30 pm Lunch at the Barn

Free time Suggestions;

12:45 - 1:45 pm Stowel Lake Farm Community Talk

The Salt Spring Island Saturday Artisan and Farmer's Market is world famous, for items sold must be grown, made or crafted on Salt Spring Island Swimming in freshwater lakes, jump in the ocean or hiking the plethora of trails on the island.

4:30 - 5:45 pm “Deepen & Sweeten Your Practice” - Practice play partner Yoga The Gatehouse with Natasha & Sri

6:15 - 7:00 pm Dinner at the Barn

7:30 - 9:30 pm Celebrating our spirit with Kirtan - The Gatehouse with Natasha, Sri & Local Musicians

Sunday August 19th

6:00 - 7:00 am “Embodying our practice” - Guided meditation The Gatehouse with Sri

7:30 - 8:15 am Breakfast at the Barn

9:00 - 11:00 am “Celebrate the Sweet in Flow” - Vinyasa Flow The Gatehouse with Natasha & Sri

11:30 - 12:30 Closing Circle & Lunch at the Barn

1:00 PM Departure

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