Want to Beat the Heat, I know a place, I’ll take you there!

Want to Beat the Heat, I know a place, I’ll take you there! 


2018 was the fourth warmest year in a continued warming trend, according to NASA, NOAA.  This summer will be warmer than normal, with near-normal rainfall. The hottest periods will be in mid- to late June, mid-July, and late August. Living in the Los Angeles area since the 1970’s, I have been able to manage the hot summers until now.  An 80-degree day seems now like 90 and a 90-degree day seems more like 100 degrees. The quality of the air is another consideration. Reports shows that Los Angeles continues to be one of the most polluted areas in the country. 

On average, people take more than 21,600 breaths a day, yet we don't always think about the quality of the air we are breathing. All of this has me wondering, were can I find the abundant natural beauty, beaches, mountains, valleys and forests, I love, and clean healthy air quality? Well, I found it last year when Natasha O. Mellman, Patti Baral, and I collaborated to host The Sweet Summer Yoga Retreat at Stowell Lake Farm on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia Canada. Salt Spring Island is an easy two and a half hour ferry ride from Vancouver. Vancouver is in the top Ten Canadian Cities with the cleanest air. 

• Average summer temperature 69-degree high and a cool 47-degree low 

• Quiet – hear the sounds of uninhibited nature 

•  Resident Chef prepares food fresh each day 

• Walk bare foot in the soil 

• Swim in the fresh water lakes (clothing optional) 

• Farm to table organic food just hours after they are picked 

• Meditation practice 

• Daily yoga practice 

2nd Annual Sweet Summer Yoga Retreat 
Friday August 16 - Monday 19, 2019 

Join us for our second year in 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 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. 

Visit our website for photos and schedule of events! 



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