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Yoga Outreach Retreat on Cheakamus River – May 24-26

Yoga Outreach Retreat on Cheakamus River – May 24-26

Michele-Labelle-DancerJoin Yoga Outreach for a weekend long retreat on the peaceful wooded banks of the Cheakamus River only 45 minutes from Horseshoe Bay, but light years from the city…

This year’s theme is Connection. Enjoy a transformational weekend of rejuvenation with warm people, sensational food, and inspiring instructors.

All proceeds go to Yoga Outreach, a registered charity sharing the life affirming gift of yoga with adults and youth facing challenges in their lives.

Don’t wait to join for this fantastic retreat weekend. More details below or on the Yoga Outreach website.

View the schedule & workshops HERE

Please make note of the class codes for your preferred classes as you will need these to register! Please only choose one class per time slot, if there is no class code it means there is no size limit on the class and you do not to need to register.

Click here to Register Now!

Option A: $395 ($325 for current YO volunteers)
Includes all classes, two evening events, five gourmet meals, snacks and beverages as well as shared accommodation (up to 4 per room, 4 rooms per cabin) in rustic cabins nestled in the heart of the forest.

Option A TENT: $395 limited number
Includes all classes, two evening events, five gourmet meals, snacks and beverages as well as a spot to pitch your tent in the heart of the forest, access to a washroom and shower facilities in included.

Option B: $435  only 3 spaces left 
Includes all classes, two evening events, five gourmet meals, snacks and beverages as well as shared accommodation (two per room, one bunk bed) in the conference centre at the edge of the forest.

Option C: $475 SOLD OUT
Includes all classes, two evening events, five gourmet meals, snacks and beverages as well as private accommodation in the conference centre at the edge of the forest.

 

Experience the Abundance of Nicaragua and “Retreat” with I.BE

Experience the Abundance of Nicaragua and “Retreat” with I.BE

Lifestyle & Yoga Retreat in Jiquilillo, Nicaragua, June 2-9, 2012 with Christie Baumgartner & Erin Tetarenko

“Our passion is to move you towards yours.” – Erin Tetarenko & Christie Baumgartner

What does it mean to “retreat?”  The definition itself, means to move away from something. But, what about, not necessarily moving ‘way’ from something, but what if we shifted our perception of the word to mean – moving ‘back’ towards something.

I see the word “retreat” as the action of moving back  towards my balance, my most pure self. Where I may “retreat” – explore, discover and connect ‘back’ to my inner greatness and at the same time “retreat” from actions and distractions that do not serve this inner greatness.  The great thing I love about retreats is that you get to hang out with people who are doing exactly what you are doing – sourcing out your best possible self, and we all now, connection, discover and play are fundamentally important pillars in this foundation of “bliss seeking.”

Yoga retreats are not only an opportunity to “retreat” from the every day experience of our urban lifestyle, but it’s an opportunity to “do and be” what we love with another community who embraces the same values and appreciation for what life has to offer This community is one rooted in the essence of yoga.

This summer, two well known Yoga Teachers in Vancouver and co-founders of “I.BE” have teamed up to offer  lifestyle experience unlike any other. Erin Tetarenko, who teaches at The Yoga Practice, as well as privately, and Christie Baumgartner who teaches at Semperviva, Chopra Yoga and YYoga, offer you the chance to retreat to the beauty and vibrancy of community, with a Lifestyle & Yoga Retreat in Juquilillo,Nicaragua. Needless to say these two teachers bring a combined wealth of knowledge and experience in the learning and teaching of living the bliss of life’s abundance.

Inspire. Believe. Embrace. Lifestyle Retreats

I.BE supports you in a transformative journey by bringing you insight into yourself – the workings of the mind and body. Therefore, it’s no wonder Yoga Retreats are on the menu in this integrated approach. I.BE Lifestyle Retreats are an opportunity to connect with inspiring people, discover more about yourself, play through movement, and Grow a community.

Supporting the community is a large portion of the retreat experience. Monty’s Beach & Surf Lodge is an earthy piece of hippie heaven ( I can say that, because I am on one). This Lifestyle & Yoga Retreat has more to offer than just practicing yoga, sandy beaches and exceptional company, both Erin and Christie bring 3 main values that embody the essence of the trip and the Juquilillo community.

 

Monty’s Beach & Surf Lodge

Monty’s is a rustic beachfront hide-away on Nicaragua’s gorgeous north Pacific coast. Working with local leaders, owner’s Monty and Gerry thrive in creating projects that serve the community. They believe we are all connected and if we can serve others, we feel joy and fulfillment. All meals are included in the retreat  and you guarantee local, seasonal foods fresh every day!

CONNECTION: Connect with our Global Community is priority. On this trip you will have the opportunity to volunteer with local leaders for a unique opportunity to serve the community in health, sports, education and ongoing sustainability by visiting the local schools and working with the children in the community.

DISCOVER: Apart from the obvious yoga classes you can experience (Yin, Hatha and Vinyasa Flows), you will also have the opportunity to engage in Lifestyle Coaching Workshops designed to support you in creating a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

PLAY: There are plenty of activities to keep you busy. Surfing Lessons and board rentals included. Choose between surfboard, paddle boards, & surf kayaks. There is also natural exploration through hiking, trekking to the volcanoes and natural flora and fauna of Nicaraguan beauty.

 

Q&A with Erin Tetarenko

Q. Yoga for many is a path sought out for personal reflection, self belief, the search for compassionate communion with the self and beyond. You mention that this retreat embodies 3 key themes; connection, discovery and play. How did u and Christie come to choose these values?

 

A.” These themes were inspired by Monty’s Beach Lodge, the community in Jiquilillo and our personal yoga journeys.

In our recent visit to Nicaragua, Christie and I fell in love with the community in Jiquilillo. Our visit captured our hearts and energized our souls. We were inspired by the inviting community connection, natural serenity that encouraged inner exploration, and the freedom of play embodied by all the children. It reminded us what’s important to us: Connection, Discovery, and Playful fun!

Similarly, my personal journey with Yoga has also been one of self-discovery, connecting to a higher power -love, nature, our global community- and has supported me to play freely with movement – an incredible form of self expression.

Our vision for our retreat is to connect to a new way of life through community connections and volunteer, create opportunities to discover more about self, and to embrace playing freely with movement such as yoga, ocean play, and adventure!”

So save the date and start packing!

 

For more information on prices and RSVP deadlines please connect with Erin Tetarenko.

Email: [email protected]

Cell: 778.989.8362

I.BE Website: http://inspirebelieveembrace.com/

Rejuvenate The Soul In Vietnam With The World Karma Project

Rejuvenate The Soul In Vietnam With The World Karma Project

The World Karma Project is a project aimed at creating and promoting random acts of kindness. “Not a charity. Not a big organization. Just a guy, trying to create better communities ­ one person at a time” ~ Adam Quang

The project bases its actions on the “karma bank,” in which the more good deeds you do, the more goodness will flow to you. The concept of the “karma bank” originates from an ancient Chinese text called “Changing Destiny: Liaofan’s Four Lessons.” Written more than 500 years ago, it shows how destinies are changed by doing good deeds.

The latest World Karma Project takes place in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, from March 3-17, 2012.

For two weeks, visitors will travel through UNESCO World Heritage sites on a dragon boat, stay in 4-5 star accommodations, practice yoga and meditation, eat delicious meals and learn Vietnamese cooking.
Participants will be led by Adam Quang, an energetic and easy-going fellow who started training as a Buddhist monk at 4 years of age and has been practicing the ancient arts all of his life. A registered yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance, he has achieved the E-RYT 500 Master level. Known for his wisdom and compassion, Adam’s students consider him a guru.

The tour costs $4300 CND (+HST) and covers all expenses, excluding airfare. The fee also helps build better communities, as a portion of the costs will provide a Vietnamese child with school tuition for a whole year. This donation not only helps a child, but adds to the karma bank towards making a better world.

Why Ha Long Bay? Because of a profound spiritual experience Adam had while last there:
“When kayaking on the bay, the sky ablaze with pinks and blues as the sun dips into the sea, a junk boat sails into view. Enveloped by mountains towering over the bay, it’s a dream-like scene of startling beauty. My breath deepens and my senses expand. My hand drifts into the water and I am refreshed, more truly myself than at any other time. I let go of the boundaries that define me. Everything is vivid: the smell of the ocean, the rhythm of the waves, the warmth of the sun. I am small within this vastness, yet connected at the same time. It is a perfect moment that produces a revelation: lead others to this place which opens the soul to the world outside, and to the world within.”

If you would like to know more about this World Karma Project trip, visit www.worldkarmaproject.com
or contact Adam Quang directly at [email protected] Adam is based in Toronto, and will be in Vancouver Nov 4-6 2011: The Yoga Conference Show.

YYoga’s Mexican Yoga Retreat

YYoga’s Mexican Yoga Retreat

Autumn is rapidly approaching, but fret-not, you can escape Vancouver’s rain by attending YYoga’s sunny Mexican yoga retreat this November! Delicious food, serene scenery, warm sea breezes, and daily yoga sessions conducted by YYoga instructions — will all make for an unforgettable 7-day experience.

Where?
Maya Tulum Resort (1.5 hours south of Cancun, Mexico)

When?
November 5-12, 2011

Who?
All levels
are welcome and you are free to participate in as many (from power and meditation to core and yin) or as few classes a day as you would like. If you book with a friend by October 1, you will each receive $200 off. For further information, visit the YYoga website here.

[source: YYoga.ca]

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