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Bowen Island Yoga Retreat

Vibrant Souls

Clear your mind.  Tune into nature.  Enjoy yourself.

Sept   15   - 17 ,  2017

Mark your calendar: just BE.

Embrace this opportunity to unplug from the busyness of life and connect with the spaciousness of Being. 

Feel the simple joy of nature in the magical forests of Bowen Island.

Make rejuvenating self-love your purpose

on this journey into your brilliant nature.

We all know how to 'try hard'. Now try 'easy.' Begin with soulful morning yoga to clear your mind, move stuck energy, and tune your thoughts to the frequency of love. Then explore lush forests and wandering trails on hikes that lead to hilltops, lakes, and all the goodness of nature. In this wilderness paradise, you can see life's incredible force in all things – and feel that overflowing energy in yourself. 

At night, wind down through meaningful connection around the campfire. With meals and day-to-day details taken care of, you can relax and enjoy the sweet company of your soul.

Emerge feeling lighter, at ease, and brimming with vitality. 

Bowen Island​

Bowen Island is a nearby island that feels a world away. Driving here takes just 90 minutes from Whistler, or 1 hour from downtown Vancouver. A short ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay will rinse you with fresh ocean air. Public transit is available from Vancouver.


A Retreat Centre for Being
The Xenia Retreat Centre is enchanting: Picture a meadow at the edge of the forest with expansive gardens and simple cottages along a grassy clearing.  Flowers are everywhere, and cottages overlook a rolling pasture where horses prance around an old-growth hemlock tree. There's an incredible thousand-year-old Douglas Fir tree, and a resident pig named Charlie.
Xenia is a 38-acre Nature Sanctuary nestled between two lakes and surrounded by wooded parkland. Footpaths meander outwards from the centre toward lakes and secret beaches. Outdoor lounging abounds, and the ocean is a 15 minute walk away.  
For cool evenings there's an infrared sauna. For stillness there's a bright meditation sanctuary. Warm gathering spaces are plenty, and there is a big stone labyrinth on site.
Fabulous Meals
Delicious and nutritious vegetarian meals await you!  Look forward to fresh green salads, avocado baked eggs, coconut curry soup, portabella mushroom sandwiches, local berries, caramelized pears, and more. It's all prepared with love by our conscious host, Saria, with scrumptious vegan and gluten-free options available at each meal. Herbal teas and nutritious snacks will also be available 24/7.
We are happy to accommodate dietary needs and requests if you give advance notice. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided on Saturday, with breakfast and lunch on Sunday, and dinner on Friday.
You will receive
- 2 night's accommodation in a charming cottage or yurt
- 3 days of yoga, movement, guided meditation, and optional hikes
- 6 vegetarian meals
- twice daily yoga classes with Maeve to kindle your vital energy
- guided meditation to discover peace within yourself
- a Free Movement workshop to ease tension and remove energy blocks
- full access to the Xenia Centre's charming facilities, including infrared sauna, meditation sanctuary, labyrinth, and nature trails
- tea and nutritious snacks available 24/7
- space and time to unwind, explore, and reset.
Not Included ​
The following is not included in the retreat:
 - transportation to the retreat centre
 - ferry transfers
 - yoga mats or props - please bring your own
Rooms are lovingly-appointed, charming garden cottages or yurts.
CAMP STYLE ROOM  - $640 per person
SEMI-PRIVATE ROOM  - $740 per person
PRIVATE YURT with Queen bed  -  $980 per person
Semi-private rooms share with just one other person. Camp-style rooms share with two to five like-minded souls. 
Ensuite bathrooms are available in some rooms. Otherwise, bathroom and shower facilities are a short walk away through the garden. 
Register today
This weekend will remind you that joy lives inside you and that vibrancy is your nature.  Breathe easy; you deserve this. 
Space is limited. Click Register Now to reserve your space today.
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