The winter holidays are the most stressful time of year, so start the new year right with a yoga getaway for becoming one with yourself! There are many self-improving benefits of yoga. British Columbia has loads of retreats for relaxation and meditation as a means to refresh, reconnect, and rejuvenate the soul. On top of that, you get to experience some of BC’s most breathtaking scenery.
Located on Bowen Island, this meditation and yoga retreat offers beautiful views, and the opportunity to cleanse your mind and body. This retreat provides daily guided yoga and meditation sessions. For the rest of the day, you can explore the island with various hiking trails, and outdoor activities. Enjoy plantbased catering, evening relaxation sessions, and accommodation – the perfect cleanse for the new year.
Nectar has various events throughout the year from couple’s retreats to liquid detoxes. Check out their website for schedules.
With various locations in BC, Yoga and Wine Holidays, hosted by Sunny, is an escape if you are seeking balance. From the retreat, you can expect to be taught a variety of yoga styles from Hatha, Vinyasa, Flow, and Restorative. For an extra treat, you get complementary massages, and a winery tour to end the day. The next event hosted by Sunny is at the Vancouver International Wine Festival on February 18, 2017. Other holidays, including getaways to Osoyoos, the Okanagan Valley, and an Alaskan cruise are scheduled on her personal website.
Feeling the stresses of life, and need some self grounding and adventure? Heart Drum Beat provides various activities and meditation practices. Take a trip to Tribune Bay on Hornby Island for Tao lessons, daily yoga, chanting and kigong, and professionally supervised outdoor activity. The next retreat is not until August 2017, but you can register now for an early bird discount of $50 off.
She Recovers is a destination yoga retreat, from Playa Secreto in Mexico to Bali, with one retreat located at Victoria’s own Salt Spring Island. These women only getaways offers a means of reconnecting with your inner peace, surrounded by feminine energy. The event includes 4-night accommodation, vegetarian and vegan meals, Hatha yoga sessions at sunrise and sunset, and evening sharing circles. Registration start now for July 2017.
If you are seeking something that’s quiet and intimate, Full Circle does retreats in small groups in the beautiful Hudson Bay Mountains located in Smithers, BC. Experience a spiritual transformation through daily yoga, guided meditation and silence. Each participant is to help out at the retreat with meal prep, cleaning, or other tasks to keep attendance costs low. You can book for this spiritual healing retreat beginning May 2017.
Yoga and meditation are useful tools to help cleanse the body and soul. Enthusiasts see many long-term benefits of regular practice. So if you are new to this, doing one of these retreats will guide you in discovering your own spiritual journey.