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4 Day Raw Food Detox and Yoga Retreat in Canada

  • Nectar Yoga, 327-399 David Road, Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada

Overview

Bliss, Detox, and Yoga Retreat Canada

We created Art of Living Retreats for you to awaken to your highest potential and to find happiness and balance through 4 days of detox, raw fruits, yoga, meditation and adventure! True happiness is within everyone's reach, but sometimes the rigors of daily life make us forget what it's like to feel Alive. Join us on a journey to reconnect with your bliss and create positive lasting changes.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Vision quest workshops
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Nutrition and raw food preparation classes
  • Daily guided journaling exercises
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Ferry terminal pickup
  • 3 daily raw meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 9.

  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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Nectar Retreat Centre

We have not only chosen a magical island for the retreat but also a magical retreat space. You will be spending 3 nights at Nectar Retreat Center. Surrounded by lush forests and minutes away from the ocean. Your stay will be comfortable and enjoyable in these cozy cabins. The yoga shala is a beautiful geometric dome, perfect for yoga, meditation, kirtan and ceremonies. The energy in this space alone will reconnect you to your bliss!

During this retreat, everyday will begin with a yoga practice, some breathing exercises, and a guided meditation. In your busy life it's easy to get overwhelmed with the infinite amounts of information you're flooded with, with the endless "to do" lists, and the constant running around either for work, to live up to social expectations, or tending to family needs. Not only do your body needs to be taken care of, but also more than ever you need to learn how to rest your mind.

You will be learning various meditation techniques to help quiet the chatter in the mind and finally find that sense of peace, presence, and focus that culture has compromised. The daily practice is not only something you'll be doing for the duration of the three days, but a practice that has been designed so that you can incorporate it into your lifestyle when you get back home.

Inner dance

This form of meditation will be introduced. Inner dance is a shamanic form of meditation intended to allow participants to trust, surrender, and flow or just let go. Depending on the participant’s ability to let go, they enter a deep meditative trance enabling a profound sense of expanded awareness.

Creativity sessions

Art is a powerful way to connect with our inner child. There is a whole universe inside of everyone waiting to be expressed. Discover your devotional side with and evening of Kirtan with Soorya Ray and Jack Resels. When you are connected to your creative self-expression, you begin to understand what the creative within you really wants to share during your time in this world.

Nature surroundings

In the modern world, you are restricted from nature and confined in man-made environments. By stepping into nature, you amplify your senses and experience freedom and joy, becoming present and engaged in the moment. You will be exploring the surrounding lush forests, holding sacred ceremonies under the stars (weather permitted) and watching the sun rise. Spending time in nature is one of the most powerful ways to reconnect with your nature and find clarity.

The price of this retreat includes nature walks through the British Columbia forests.

  • Ben Miller

    Ben is the creative force and he specialized within improvisation based techniques for entrepreneurial training, while doing his thesis within the field of interpersonal communication. Over the last several years, Ben has conducted team development workshops for companies such as Falcon Social, a world leading social media management company, and Nosco, an Innovation management firm with offices in Copenhagen and New York.

This retreat will take place in Bowen Island is just a 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver. The quiet, forested island of 52 square km lives up to its slogan of “Within Reach. Beyond Comparison.” This beautiful island is a sanctuary from the city, a place to unplug and relax in nature.

Activities
  • Art classes
  • Cooking classes
General
  • Yoga shala

We believe improved well-being begins with the food we eat. You will be introduced to a raw fruit based diet to allow your mind and body to detox and to increase and refocus your energy. This is the beginning of your journey of self healing. Begin to listen to your body and understand what your body needs and wants. What you eat has a direct effect upon your health. "There is no magic or mystery to health or disease." Dr. Robert Morse

Learn about super foods, ways to cleanse and detox, and how to nourish yourself for peak performance. Enjoy workshops and cooking classes from our health and nutrition specialists.

  • Raw Food workshop
  • Nutrition workshop
  • Daily Inner Dance
  • Daily yoga & meditation
  • 3 raw snacks & meals per day
  • Sound Healing meditation
  • Evening of heart opening Kirtan
  • Nature walks through B.C. forests
  • 4 days / 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily guided journal writing exercises
  • Improv workshop
  • Transport to & from Bowen Island ferry Terminal (Pick up from Bowen Island Ferry terminal)
  • And a couple of other surprises
  • Airfare
  • Ferry tickets
  • Ferry Ride To Bowen Island

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Arrival by bus

Catch any of the following busses: 250, 257, 259. All end at Horseshoe Bay. Align your bus trip time to the Bowen Island Ferry schedule.

Arrival by ferry

Ferries from Horseshoe Bay run frequently through the day with a one-hour interval between each departure. Please ensure you plan ahead to ensure you get on time. Transfer from and to the ferry Bowen Island ferry terminal is included. Art of Living Retreats will pick you up from the airport.

  • Review by Tania Potts
    10 out of 10

    "I think about you every day, with such fond memories and want you to know how much you enriched my life, how you had the ability to be so non-judgmental, to listen and to share your knowledge and wisdom. I am truly grateful to have had you in my life for a short time and know that we will have an opportunity again, sometime."

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  • Review by Daniel C.
    10 out of 10

    "Bianca's mindfulness practice ushers in waves of serenity and clarity to those who practice with her. When she leads you a meditation session, the world becomes still enough to concentrate on your body and mind, and build the awareness to reach your full potential."

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  • Review by Eléna
    10 out of 10

    "I met Bianca at the end of a one year trip around South East Asia. While I thought at the time that I had already learned so much from this experience, Bianca surely taught me the last lesson I needed to, from what I believed, complete this personal journey. She helped me understand something that for a bunch of different reasons I had missed out; my journey was actually far away from being completed, it had just begun! During her classes as well as our conversations, she created a safe inspiring space and energy that changed my days and perspective. Bianca has such a calm, understanding and compassionate presence and this comes through in her teaching. She is one of these inspiring and generous people who make you understand the challenge of self-fulfillment, the importance of being master of your own choices and life, but also the importance of sharing with others. After we met, all my concerns about “going home” had vanished; this travelling experience was not a once in a lifetime thing before getting back to my routine, it had rather helped me find the right direction to pursue my personal journey. I truly believe that people are meant to cross our path for a reason, and Bianca was there to help me develop my own self in a more colorful way which is probably the greatest gift people can give to one another."

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  • Review by Claudia
    10 out of 10

    "I was blessed to have the opportunity to experience Bianca and Jose’s retreat in Bali in August 2015. Although I was not experienced with meditation, spirituality or raw food, I came with an open mind and left the island as a wiser and healthier version of myself. Bianca and Jose are incredibly thoughtful, caring, generous and warm-hearted people who just want to help you heal and grow. The experience helped me to reconnect with myself and helped me to remember what is actually important in life. I came out of the retreat feeling positive and determined to take my life back into my own hands, suddenly discovering the strength to deal with some big and scary decisions full heartedly and with confidence. Art of Living Retreats is a thoughtful programme that incorporates exercise, food and creativity to gently break down walls, open the mind and rediscover the heart in a beautiful, safe and relaxing setting."

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  • Review by Erin
    10 out of 10

    "The Art of Living was transformational. Jose and Bianca do an amazing job of integrating education and experience to leave you with not only the knowledge to take home with you, but also its application and integration into your daily life. They are both incredibly loving and supportive and are always checking in, recognizing the need for flexibility with such an individualized growth process. The Art of Living is a great option for anyone who feels like it's time for a change and is ready to explore within but might not be sure exactly where to start."

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  • Review by Colin
    10 out of 10

    "I am eternally grateful for having had the opportunity to participate in Bianca’s mindfulness and meditation course. Working with her has been a rewarding and transformative experience that has not just helped reduce stress from my day to day life but has also provided me with tools and techniques and lessons that will empower and inspire me for years to come."

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Art of Living Retreats offers self-transformation trough yoga, meditation, raw food, detox, and adventures in the Philippines.

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Sunday May 28, 2017
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