Chrysalis Yoga Info

Ritual Renewal- Restorative Yoga Retreat

Bowen Island, British Columbia- Canada | August 10th – 12th, 2018


Join Kim for a rejuvenating weekend of restorative bliss in magical Bowen Island.

Early Bird Discount Of $50 Off Registration Applies Through February 10TH, 2018!

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
-Anaiis Nin

Snapshot

Join Kim for a profoundly rejuvenating weekend of restorative, therapeutic + yin yoga as we unwind the mind and deeply relax the body amidst the pristine natural beauty of Bowen Island. Engage in daily rituals designed to renew the spirit and assist you in tapping into your innate ability to manifest your deepest dreams and desires. You’ll gain clarity on life purpose and take away tools to help you move towards it while dissolving limiting beliefs that hold you back from being your best Self. Connect with like minds and return home feeling grounded, nourished and inspired.

 


Love Notes From Our Guests

“An Incredible experience. Soulful and nourishing.” -Neelu

“This retreat was the most powerful and meaningful experience that I have had in a very long time.” -Ali

“Your retreat was one of the most rewarding and eye-opening experiences of my life.” -Caitlin

To read more about what our guests have to say, click here.


Flow For The Weekend

Upon arrival you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome and light + healthy refreshments along with time to relax and get oriented to your surroundings before opening ceremony and our first yoga class. Friday night’s dinner will be followed by a fire ceremony. Days will begin with morning rituals, yoga and meditation. On Saturday, you’ll be free between breakfast and dinner to do as you please! Hike, swim, cycle, kayak, relax in a hammock, read, nap or treat yourself to an in-room massage. Lunch will be served midday. Saturday night’s dinner will be followed with a dharma talk and meditation. We’ll partake of a leisurely brunch after our Sunday morning practice, have a bit more free time, and conclude our weekend with a closing ceremony.

 

*All classes and activities are optional. Our program is designed to meet you where you’re at. Practitioners of all levels are welcome, including those with no prior experience.

Location

Bowen Island (pop. 3,362) is a dreamlike emerald isle set amidst verdant pine forests and shimmering sapphire waters of the Howe Sound in British Columbia, Canada. A nature lover’s paradise, it’s reached by a 20 minute ferry ride from Vancouver which, along the way, showcases some of the prettiest coastal scenery of the Howe Sound. It’s an idyllic retreat destination studded with crystal clear lakes, picture-perfect beaches, coniferous crown forests and many hiking trails- a place where absolute serenity awaits. In addition to the rich First Nations heritage of Bowen Island, you’ll find historic, turn of the century architecture in Snug Cove as well as a vibrant arts scene centered around the dynamic community of Artisan Square. And while you’re just a stone’s throw from the urban playground of Vancouver, the peace and tranquility that this natural setting offers, inspires a real sense that you’re in another world altogether. View the map here.


Accommodation

Our home-away-from-home for the weekend is a sustainable, purpose built retreat center nestled amongst 100 foot tall pine trees on 1.2 acres of pristine forested land that exudes an air of exquisite peace. Throughout the common areas as well as the guest accommodations, a laid-back, modern, west-coast vibe prevails, evoking a feeling of ease that allows for a letting go of the cares and stresses of daily life. Because this tiny island paradise is 3.7 miles wide and 7.5 miles long, getting around is seamless. The retreat house is just a couple minutes walk to the beach, a 20 minute walk (or 5 minute drive) to Snug Cove and has access to many forest hiking trails. Bicycles and a kayak are available for your use and hammocks are at your disposal should you wish to nap or read under the trees.


Yoga & Meditation

Certified yoga instructor, Thai yoga massage therapist and CYR founder, Kim Wolff, will facilitate daily classes, providing gentle guidance and focused support while allowing space for each student to find their own connection to the practice. Soulful and playful by nature, Kim’s class sessions are based on Hatha yoga philosophy, postures, breathwork and the principles of Ayurveda. Guided meditation offers students an opportunity to experience a range of techniques emphasizing simple methods that can be integrated into daily life. Mantra and mudra are often incorporated to deepen the experience, while organic aromatherapy is used as a therapeutic tool to assist with balancing mind and mood. Stream of consciousness writing exercises along with journaling prompts assist students in gaining insight to and increasing awareness of their innermost Self. Read Kim’s full bio.

We’ll gather for classes in the radiant-heated geodesic dome that features a view of the forest and gives the feeling of bringing the outdoors in. The spherical form of the dome is composed of triangular facets that create a structure which mirrors the forms found in sacred geometry and nature’s own designs. It’s built for optimal expression of sound and light vibration, making it a supercharged container in which to gather for the purpose of healing, transformation and spiritual development. All mats and props are provided.


Cuisine

Nourishment for the weekend will be provided by Vanessa Vorbach, an inspirational Holistic Nutritionist and classically trained Chef based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Though she’s logged some serious time cooking in Michelin starred restaurants throughout Europe, these days, Vanessa’s heart and soul goes into offering her clients vibrant, prana-packed, plant-based cuisine that’s expertly and lovingly prepared with seasonal, organic, local ingredients and presented with beautiful creative flair that elevates vegan cuisine to an artform. An entirely vegan / gluten free menu will be served with a mix of both raw and cooked dishes. All meals will be served in abundant portions and are certain to satisfy both belly and soul. Many options abound for restaurants within walking distance should you feel the need to supplement meals with meat, dairy or pastry during your free time.


Getting There

It’s easy and quick to get to Vancouver from the US west coast. If departing from Southern California, direct flights are just under 3 hours. From Northern California, just under 2.5 hours and from the Pacific Northwest 1 hour. There are many airlines to choose from and fares start at under $200 round-trip. Alternately, if you’d like to take a road trip, the drive from Seattle proper is just under 3 hours. For travel from other points in the US and Canada, please visit British Columbia’s official tourism site which has lots of helpful trip planning information. Once in Vancouver, you’ll make your way to the Downtown district to board the ferry (either on foot or by car), which will take you on a 20 minute picturesque ride across the Howe Sound. When you arrive on Bowen Island, you’ll either make the short drive to our retreat center, or if on foot, catch the bus (the bus stop is directly outside the ferry terminal) which will drop you off at our center. Check ferry fares and schedules here.

*A visa is not required when visiting for a period of less than 180 days, but a valid passport is.

Included In Your Package

– 3 days / 2 nights eco-luxe accommodation, including all bed and bath linens
– Welcome reception with light + healthy refreshments
– All meals prepared by Holistic Nutritionist + Classically Trained Chef, Vanessa Vorbach
– Complimentary herbal tea, filtered water and fresh fruit and nuts for snacking on
– Daily yoga classes, ritual practices and meditation sessions
– Friday evening fire ceremony
– Saturday evening dharma talk
– Full use of the retreat grounds and amenities, including 2 bicycles and 1 kayak
– Access to many forest hiking trails
– Complimentary WiFi

*Not included: airfare, ground transportation, alcoholic beverages, optional activities and excursions
*Schedule is subject to change. Our itinerary is consciously crafted with the intention of providing our guests with an unforgettable, experience of a lifetime. Activities may be altered should unforeseen circumstances arise.

Room Options + Pricing & Registration

Guestrooms feature comfy + cozy bedding. Bathrooms are equipped with fluffy towels as well as all natural, eco-friendly bodywash, shampoo, conditioner and hand soap.

All rooms are double occupancy and rates are noted below. For groups of up to 3 guests traveling together, there is an option for triple occupancy accommodation in the Main House Master Bedroom and the Nectar Loft Suite. Private rooms may be available at an additional cost. For more information, please inquire here.

For those of you who’ve been on retreat with us before, use the promo code LOYALTYLOVE at checkout to receive an additional $25 off your registration! *Can be combined with the earlybird discount.


Garden Suite

Located on the lower level of the main house, this thoughtfully designed suite is your restful home-away-from-home. The open living space features a separate entry, small sofa, electric kettle and assorted herbal teas. The picture window looks out onto the garden, letting the morning sunlight in.

En suite bathroom. 2 twin beds. Sleeps 2 guests.

Early bird price Of $678 per person thru February 10th | $728 After

 

 


Main House Guest Room

This light-filled nook features a laid-back, modern vibe that’s accented with hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings and views of the forest trees, while a wooden writing desk provides space for reflection and creative self expression. It’s a serene sanctuary in which to rest, relax and dream.

Adjacent bathroom. 2 twin beds. Sleeps 2 guests.

Early bird price Of $678 per person thru February 10th | $728 After

 


Main House Master Loft

An open air design, views of the trees and a cedar lined, slope-angled ceiling accentuate this lovely loft space, making it feel as if you’re in a tree house. Decor elements inspired by India set a peaceful tone for this tranquil hideaway. Views to the space below add a sense of spaciousness.

This space and the adjacent bathroom are shared with the Main House Master Bedroom.

1 Double Bed. Sleeps 1 guest. This room is reserved and no longer available.

Early bird price Of $678 per person thru February 10th | $728 After


Main House Master Bedroom

Lofty, wood-slatted ceilings, views of the tree line and cloud-gray decorative hues give this bright space a cozy cottage feel. Ambient lighting and ornamental pops of color add a playful element, while a selection of books beckons you to kick back and relax in this peaceful alcove.

This space and the adjacent bathroom are shared with the Main House Master Loft.

1 Queen Bed. Sleeps 1 guest. This room is reserved and no longer available.

Early bird price of $678 per person thru February 10th | $728 After

 


Forest Cottage

This light-filled cottage features a wood-slatted ceiling and welcoming foyer. Relax in the comfy seating area while taking in the gorgeous forest views. Glass doors open to a private deck where you can enjoy the fresh island air and beautiful natural surroundings. The private bathroom includes an indoor toilet, sink + vanity, as well as a special feature- a secluded outdoor shower where you can bathe amongst 100 foot tall trees; a luxurious summertime treat indeed. There’s also a mini fridge, electric kettle, variety of herbal teas and assorted books and games.

En suite bathroom. 1 king or 2 twins. Sleeps 2 guests.

Early bird price of $778 per person thru February 10th | $828 After


Nectar Loft Suite

The Nectar Loft Suite features a light and airy living room with a high-pitched ceiling, custom made pull-out sofa with a super comfy memory foam mattress and a calming color scheme accented with natural decorative elements. The sleeping loft is graced with a triangular window that runs the length of the wall and the pitch of the roof from which you can view the trees right from your bed. The charming kitchenette is outfitted with a small fridge, electric kettle and a selection of local coffee and tea. Get creative using the art supplies provided in the inspiration box, read from a variety of books, play cards, games or simply gaze at the stars from your cottage deck.

En suite bathroom. 1 queen bed and 1 pull-out sofa/double bed. Sleeps 2 guests.

Early bird price of $778 per person thru February 10th | $828 After


Early Bird Discount Of $50 Off Registration Applies Through February 10TH, 2018!

To maintain an intimate environment in which every guest receives individual attention, we’re opening this retreat to 8 – 10 guests only. Registration will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

All prices are in USD and are subject to change. A non-refundable deposit of $250 will secure your spot. Final balance is due 75 days prior to the start of our retreat (Monday, May 28th, 2018). View our terms and conditions.


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