Life can be hectic. We could all use a moment or two to relax, destress and focus on number one – yourself. It’s so important to show your body and mind a little love to keep your overall wellness in tip top shape. Here are a few yoga retreats in Canada to check out that will help you do just that.
Location: Wolfe Island, near Kingston, Ontario
The Scoop: After a 20-minute ferry ride onto the island, you’ll feel perfectly disconnected from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Housed on an 11-acre property, guests can enjoy Hatha and slow flow yoga practices where the focus is on body awareness, breath, energy (chakras) and the stillness that lies within. Other activities include cycling the island and lounging on a sandy nearby beach.
Services: Retreats include night’s accommodation (three-night option on long weekends), five vegetarian buffet meals, five yoga classes, guided meditation, silent morning walks, an infrared sauna session and the use of amenities. Retreats are offered mid-week or over weekends, including long weekends. Rates begin at $370+ HST per person.
Location: Lake Louise, Alberta
The Scoop: Is there anything more humbling and serene than practicing yoga with views of the Canadian Rockies in the background? Arguably not.
Services: Choose from one of eight retreats in 2017 including “Mindfulness, Yoga and Meditation” and “Reclaiming Your Health”. Rates depend on the retreat and weekend you choose.
Location: Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
The Scoop: Paradise Found offers retreats for small groups and also caters to individuals or couples looking for a private getaway. Enjoy plenty of relaxing, outdoor activities at their lake front cottage on Cusheon Lake, including yoga, meditation, hikes, artist tours, biking, swimming off our private dock, or shopping at the weekly farmer’s market.
Services: A full day private appointment ($350+HST) for one or two people includes a wellness consultation; a fitness/yoga/restorative class; meditation session; tea and light, healthy snack; and private hot tub and dock use. Packages can be customized to your preference. There are also two to five night scheduled retreats to enjoy.
Location: Bancroft, Ontario on Chalice Lake
The Scoop: For over 23 years Grail Springs’s mission has been to provide experiences which teach and integrate body, mind and Spirit, bringing balance to all other aspects of our lives that make us whole, happy, wise and fulfilled.
Services: Retreats and packages range from two to seven nights and include accommodation, vegetarian meals, workshops, guided hikes and spa facilities. Rates start at $305 per person per night for double occupancy.
Location: Kootenay Bay, British Columbia
The Scoop: Yasodhara Ashram has been around for over half a century and is set in the beautiful mountains of southeastern British Columbia. This retreat encourages guests to pursue their self-development and discover the promise of yoga.
Services: Two to five day retreats with various theme range in price from $475-$980 per person which includes accommodation and meals.
Have you ever been to a yoga retreat? Ever been to one of these spots? Let us know in the comments!