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Looking for adventure and connection on a sacred island this summer? Let Arrow Gonsalves take you on a journey of self-connection with yourself and the earth in all its glory. Be ready to shed what doesn’t belong and empower what you have within. Experience yoga, kigong, meditations, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, beach combing, nature walks, and more on one of the most interesting islands on the Canadian west coast.
You can choose to stay in a cabana, dorm, or in the camping sites. Showers, running water, and flush toilets are available on-site. Please bring your own bedding and be advised that Hornby Island is a popular vacation destination so availability is increasingly limited approaching the summer season.
Through the morning and afternoon sessions, select from the below balanced variety of professionally guided on-site outdoor activities including:
After lunch you can take an optional hike
You will be guided by professional guides and instructors for these activities.
Arrow provides Shinsundo (a 9700-year Taoist training method), expertly combined with modern neuroscience for ki-energy cultivation through yoga, Qigong, and meditation. Her step by step method is delivered through her signature program 'Human Energetics', Adventure Retreats, Workshop Facilitation, Leadership Training and Traditional Healer Training. She helps people restore health and balance while awakening their innate being. Students regain purpose, joy, compassion, and wonder through a study of self as part of the way of nature.
The retreat site is a 17-acre woods and meadow site situated on Hornby Island, located on the Georgia Strait off the east coast of Vancouver Island. It is a lovely mixture of groomed and natural setting, allowing for comfortable navigation and immersion in nature.
Hornby Island and specifically Tribune Bay Provincial Park, is an ideal location for an outdoor education facility offering four season experiential outdoor programs. Hornby Island has a moderate coastal climate, wide variety of marine, and land-based natural history sites and evidence of ancient human social interaction.
Tribune Bay Provincial Park has 200 acres of first and second growth forest, open meadow, and field areas and a kilometer of sandy beach that slopes gently into Tribune Bay, allowing the tidal waters to warm significantly in the summer.
Three daily meals are included in the price. Meals are healthy, varied, satisfying, and delicious. The menu will be primarily vegetarian (providing options with and without eggs and dairy) with a few fish and meat options available. With advance notice, special dietary conditions, such as gluten intolerance, will be mindfully considered during meal planning.
Aside from the included outdoor activities, after lunch, you can take an optional guided hike, take a trip to browse the Island market and galleries, or enjoy time to yourself or with a friend swimming, beach combing, and relaxing.
Holistic massages are available for an extra fee. Please let Heart Drum Beat know if you would like to book.
Take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island and follow the driving directions above.