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At Milagro Living, they honor your evolution by offering a multitude of tools and resources to encourage your thriving lifestyle. Join Jill Sawchuk, Kari Mathieson, Dana Hook, and Shani Cranston, who are the core members of the Milagro Living for this special early winter retreat. This will be an opportunity to cultivate a deep remembrance of the sacred nature of your own life and your connection to the world around you.
Choose from a variety of options at the beautiful Ecolodge at the Tofino Botanical Gardens. This eco-friendly building is situated on 12 acres of waterfront rainforest and gardens at the gateway to the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Rooms have either queens, two singles, or four oversize bunk beds with down duvets, lockable closets, and a window looking out over the rainforest or Tofino Botanical Gardens. Bathrooms are shared, except for one private suite that has one queen and two bunk beds with its own en-suite and living room.
Each day, the program will include inspirational yoga practice, teachings on the timeless philosophy of the yoga traditions, and simple meditation sessions with Jill. Afternoons will be spent learning about herbal wisdom with Dana and exploring the world of culinary magic with Kari and Shani. You will be nourished by the abundant warming vegetarian feast, which are locally sourced and seasonally inspired.
There are also free time for you to enjoy walking the many beaches, taking a surf lesson, or riding bikes into town to explore what Tofino has to offer. This promises to be a rejuvenating retreat to help set intentions for a healthy winter season. This retreat is suitable for all levels.
As the founder of Milagro Living and pioneer of hOMe Grown Living Foods, Shani thrives as the momma bear on Milagro retreats, holding space and providing nourishment. Her passion for healthy living is contagious and she enjoys sharing recipes and gardening tips and insights towards an abundant life! When Shani is not in the Milagro and hOMe Grown kitchen or in the garden planting seeds for future harvests, she can be found enjoying the simple life, surfing and frolicking on the coast. She is always in deep reverence for this miraculous life.
In addition to owning and operating Healing Bliss Botanicals, Dana is also a Vinyasa flow yoga teacher, Reiki master, and an avid learner and promoter of all things holistic and balancing to life and your body. She has been a practicing herbalist for 20 years and is in love with all things nourishing, from herbal medicine to whole foods, and aligning the body, mind, and spirit through yoga and an attitude of gratitude.
Kari is a whole foods chef, raw chocolatier, and nutritional coach. Offering mobile catering services for retreats and heart-centered gatherings, Kari teaches intimate cooking classes to awaken your inner culinary genius. She offers nutritional coaching focused on plant-based diets for optimal health, vitality, and longevity, and deep nourishment through real wholesome vibrant mindful relationship with food.
Founder of Living Loving Yoga, Jill is passionate about yoga, health, and the body. She has been a full time yoga teacher for over 14 years. She was certified at the Sivananda International Yoga Vedanta Center in India, but considers herself a lifelong student. Most recently, she is inspired by Diane Long and the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli. Her classes are inspiring, joyful, and accessible for everyone. She has a healing touch that awakens the body's own intelligence.
The Pacific Rim, though only a few hours from Vancouver and Seattle, exists in a world of its own. Nestled between ancient rainforest and the wild Pacific Ocean, this spectacular coastline is home to an abundance of natural wonders. At the northern edge of the Pacific Rim National Park, lies the quaint, inviting town of Tofino, which is a home to artists and surfers alike.
Discovered a century ago, when Anglican missionaries searched for the most beautiful place on Vancouver Island, Tofino continues to invoke a sense of breathtaking, awe-inspiring beauty.
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At Milagro Living, they love nourishing people on all levels. Infusing hints of ancient wisdom with a splash of creative food goodness, they will ensure that your next offering is satiating to the body, mind, and spirit. Their ancestors ate according to seasonally availability. They honor this timeless approach, connecting with the earth and the natural environment. Globally inspired flavors and locally sourced ingredients help then to embrace their surroundings and create memorable meals.
Your body responds best to the high nutrient content of raw and sprouted foods. Live foods will provide you with the life-enriching enzymes essential for digestion and assimilation. Only fresh, local, and organic ingredients are used in the Milagro kitchen. You will be energized, ready to learn, and play!
You will be nourished with life enriching whole foods prepared with love and gratitude by Milagro Living catering. They will introduce living food concepts, including sprouting, dehydrating, and fermenting. Inspiration will be drawn from locally available produce.
Throughout the retreat, their kitchen has an open concept with informal education about the ingredients to increase your food knowledge and enhance your experience. They will also share interactive classes and together learn divine nutrition and nourishment for the busy warrior, as well as healthy decadence.
Milagro Living incorporates many fresh living food dishes that they mindfully prepare for you with love. They also introduce super foods such as seaweed, hemp and chia seeds, raw cacao, and maca powder to encourage whole body nourishment. These philosophies are combined with Ayurvedic concepts to fuel your body with the most nutritional and balanced ingredients. With a cup full of love, they look forward to sharing with you.