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You are invited to attend a luxurious yoga and wine holiday hosted by Sunny. Join this retreat for a weekend getaway with afternoon Flow yoga, morning Hatha yoga, and evening Bliss yoga classes. You will also be able to enjoy a private winery tour in beautiful Osoyoos, spectacular accommodations, and lots of fun and laughter. Relax during your time at this retreat and indulge in this time well spent.
Accommodations are at the Watermark Beach Resort where you will be able to replenish yourself in the definition of hotel luxury in a place where attention to detail can be found everywhere you look. Let your stress dissolve away as you softly flow through the intricate textures of the hotel itself. Experience the geography outside first hand as the wavy sand rolls from the soft beaches dance their way indoors making their way across the wall behind the main desk. Touch the wallpaper leading to your room and feel the elaborate contours of the surrounding hills, guiding you to your luxury suite where you will find the perfect match of form and function as plush designs wrap themselves around you, providing you the ultimate sense of relaxation that you deserve. There are a total of 123 luxurious suites in the main building.
This retreat will begin on the Friday afternoon or evening and end on the Sunday morning, afternoon, or evening at your leisure. The first Flow yoga class is at 16:00 on Friday afternoon. The Bliss night yoga classes are at 21:30 on Friday and Saturday evenings. There will be two morning Hatha yoga classes on Saturday and Sunday mornings at 08:00. Come to as many or as few classes as you wish to attend.
The two morning outdoor Hatha yoga classes and the outdoor Flow yoga class will be overlooking the lake. Please note that these outdoor classes are weather dependent and may take place indoors. The Bliss night yoga classes will be indoors. Both of the Bliss yoga classes include foot and shoulder massages.
Hatha yoga consists of classic yoga postures that move with your breath to help you reduce stress and increase strength and flexibility. These classes are approximately 50% stretching poses and 50% strengthening and toning poses, all combined with proper breathing and grounding techniques.
In this flowing yoga class, strength, flexibility, and stamina are all emphasized. This style of yoga combines Power yoga and strong Hatha yoga flows and postures. It will feel great to move the body through sun salutations and various combinations of poses to stretch out the body after the drive to Osoyoos.
This retreat includes a late evening one-hour yoga class of Gentle, Yin, and Restorative yoga combined with foot, back, and shoulder massages. Sunny will be guiding you through these relaxing yoga classes to help you become very calm and de-stress. Tea and cookies will be served after the class.
One chauffeured wine tour in Osoyoos on Saturday is included in the retreats price.
Sunny has been teaching Hatha, Vinyasa, Flow, and Restorative yoga for over 13 years. She deepened her studies by training with master yoga teachers throughout the years and continues on still today in advancing her yoga knowledge.
Osoyoos is on the border of the United States and Canada, and is the southernmost town in the Okanagan Valley, linking the scenic highway 3 southern route to the Rocky Mountains and Alberta with the beautiful mountains to the west leading to the Fraser Valley and Vancouver. The Similkameen Valley, the organic capital of Canada, is located 15 minutes to the west of Osoyoos and provides intimate and breathtaking experiences along the Similkameen River with some of the worlds most renowned wineries. The Okanagan Valley spans 240 kilometers with a chain of lakes and unique geology that has formed this highly sought after agricultural land. The climate boasts four distinct seasons with equal time for each season, truly a four-season playground.
The Watermark Beach Resort is ideally situated right on the beach within walking distance to all Osoyoos has to offer. The hotels location is ideal and allows guests to walk to the marina, walk to the shops and cafes in Osoyoos, walk to the store to grab a few groceries for your suite, walk to the liquor store, walk to the bank, and so much more. With year-round walking trails at the hotels door step, which link into kilometer after kilometer of the cross-Canada trail, you are set to discover the beauty of South Okanagan on foot.
Only two breakfasts are included in this retreats price.
Whether you havent ridden a bicycle since you were a child or you are an avid cycling enthusiast, Watermark Beach Resort and its partners at Heatstroke Cycle have bike tours and packages designed to help you discover the pure joy of defying gravity on two-wheels.
Osoyoos offers the perfect scenic vistas for cycling. Meander through town, glide down a mountain, burn off your sips and savors on a bike and wine tour, find adventure in the wilderness with a mountain bike, or simply discover the wind through your hair on two-wheels.
Golf in Osoyoos and enjoy the longest golf season in the British Columbian interior. With long, dry summer days and mild winters with next to no snow, golf enthusiasts can play year round. Ideal conditions lie on several courses within the South Okanagan. Golfers experience a variety of options that showcase the desert landscape, the lush vineyards, and the orchards. The rolling hills and Osoyoos lake complete the picturesque backdrop for the region.
Osoyoos has a number of fantastic hiking and biking trails for you to enjoy. Whether it is a climb through the mountains, a peaceful walk along the canal, river, or orchards surrounding the valley, there is a path that suites every age and every skill level. For any exploration of the area, be mindful that there are natural hazards in an outdoor environment, so be cautious and know your limitations.
Open starting in July, Indian Grove Riding Stables offers a fantastic array of activities for the entire family. From mountain pack trips, beach rides, and cattle drives, riding lessons and pony rides, and an all day ride to underground waterfalls, there is something for everyone.
One of Watermark Beach Resorts valued partners, NkMip Desert Cultural Centre allows their guests to fully immerse themselves within the culture and history of the Okanagan First Nations people. With two multi-sensory theatre experiences, outdoor exhibits, and multiple dining options at a stones throw, NkMip provides a fully rounded day for the entire family. Activity options range from eco-tours, fishing charters, and interactive exhibits.
Located on the southern end of Skaha Lake in the Okanagan Valley, and known locally as OK Falls, the little community of Okanagan Falls was originally known as Dogtown, from the Okanagan First Nations word Skaha, meaning dog, after which the nearby Skaha Lake was named. Okanagan Falls was named after small twin waterfalls that were once part of a scenic natural landscape located at the southern end of Skaha Lake where it emptied into the Okanagan River.
The falls were reduced to a series of gentle rapids in the 1950s with the construction of a flood control dam to control the level of water flowing south in the Okanagan River. Okanagan Falls is a charming little town best visited for its tasty pleasures. It is home to the largest ice-cream cone seller in the valley, Tickleberrys, and two prestigious wineries, Wild Goose Vineyards and Hawthorne Mountain Vineyards (formerly LeComte Estate Winery). The community of Okanagan Falls was founded on agriculture, and today provides fresh fruits and vegetables, delicious dried fruits, and award winning wines.
Known as Kliluk to the Indian Band, this lake is sacred and can easily be viewed from highway 3, only eight kilometers west of Osoyoos. Each of the 365 rings is believed to have a different healing power. The Spotted Lake has one of the worlds highest concentration of minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and sodium sulphates. In the summer heat, the lake dries out, forming colorful mud circles.
The South Okanagan wine region stretches across mountains, sage, lakes, and creeks and is the optimal terrain for wine making. The scenic vistas are remarkable and the area wineries have been able to utilize the landscape to their advantage to create award-winning wines and winery experiences set against panoramic views.
The region is home to many thriving, world-class wineries of all sizes with many that have been passed down through generations. Wine making in the South Okanagan is a way of life. Wine tasting in the South Okanagan is an unforgettable experience not to be missed. The wineries are dedicated to providing an unsurpassed winery and dining experience.
Within the region you will find incredibly talented chefs and will taste delicious dishes that have been created to enhance the winery experience. Spend your days learning and tasting a variety of wines from a variety of wineries.
Additional private Indian head massages are available with Alexandra upon request for an additional cost of 45 CAD to 75 CAD. Please note that only two spots for these massages are available. Massages are given after the Bliss night yoga classes to relax, unwind, and then tuck yourself into bed for a fabulous deep sleep.
Other spa treatments are available at the hotel for an additional cost and include:
This body treatment is perfect for those looking for deep hydration and to feel like you are in the Caribbean lying on a beach, relaxed with the scents of the ocean.
A chamomile exfoliation and wrap treatment is perfect for those looking to release nervous tensions and stress. Take this treatment to relax and nourish your emotional self.
Aromatic oil blends combined with chakra energy work and a relaxation massage balances your bodys life energy so you feel more centered and grounded.
This is a unique customized facial for two. The highly trained spa therapists will template the perfect products for each of your skin types.
This customized couples body wrap is perfect for the couple looking for exfoliation, hydration, and a massage.
A side-by-side medium to deep tissue massage. It is great for sports enthusiasts or someone just looking for more pressure.
Enjoy a Swedish massage in the hotels couples room. It will leave you feeling relaxed and full of bliss.
Imagine yourself and your senses being awakened by natures own micro-cellular stimulant mixed with the best quality dead sea salts for detoxifying and regenerating. Your stress just melts away.
The expecting mommy massage is a soothing treatment for women during their pregnancy. During this gentle massage the oil used is to comfort, sooth, relax, and enhance skin elasticity.
This basic pedicure is for the person who doesnt want any extra frills but still wants that classic pedicure look.
This manicure is a little treat for children 10 years of age and younger and is just enough to bring a smile to their face and a little color to their nails.
This is a little treat for children 10 years of age and younger to make them smile and bring a little color to their toes.
You may add that classic French look to any nail service.
Hands will be soaked, nails shaped, cuticles pushed back, nails buffed, and a glossy gel polish will be applied.
This treatment is a facial for your back with cleansing, toning, steaming, exfoliation, masque, and hydration.
Hair removal treatments for eyebrows, underarms, full arms, half arm, full leg, half leg, back or chest, lip or chip, full face, bikini, French bikini, Brazilian, Brazilian upkeep, full leg and bikini, and half leg and bikini.
This is a luxurious yet powerful stress reliever. Warm stones are placed on your body while the experienced therapist administers a relaxing, mind-body balancing massage.
Sit in the therapeutic tub filled with essential oils to exfoliate your skin from head to toe, followed by a little massage with a re-mineralizing body oil to leave your skin silky and nourished.
Fall in love with the Japanese ritual of bathing, cleaning the body from impurities, soaking, and soothing in hot water. Japanese people view sitting in their ofuro soaking tubs as a must-do daily ritual similar to eating or sleeping. Sit, be still, and enjoy the simplicity and pure beauty of regenerating both your mind and body. The ofuro soak is a great addition after your scrub and before your massage. Simply reserve this treatment when scheduling to ensure you receive a room with your private bath.
This lemongrass and grapefruit infused body wrap is perfect for reduction of cellulite and releasing water retention and will help to increase your metabolism.
The luxury manicure is blissful. This manicure includes a warm oil hand soak, exfoliation, and massage of the hands and arms, as well as all the benefits of a classic manicure with the final touch being your nails polished to perfection.
This classic manicure includes a warm oil hand soak followed by nails filed, cuticles trimmed, a relaxing hand and arm massage, and an application of nail polish to suit your mood.
This is a mini service for those just looking to upkeep their nails.
This is a foot massage touching on reflexology points, tension release, and increased wellness throughout the body.
Using natural sea salt and aromatherapy, this treatment eliminates dry skin cells and stimulates your circulatory system.
Based on the whole bodys well-being, this effleurage massage is sheer bliss for your mind, body, and soul. This massage is purely for relaxation.
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork based on ancient Eastern philosophy. Performed with fingers, thumbs, and elbows, its intent is to encourage the natural flow of energy and bring it into balance. Using targeted pressure on specific points, shiatsu massages stimulate the energy channels within the body, creating a deep sense of relaxation, and promoting harmony between body, mind, and spirit.
A sports massage is a medium pressure massage. This massage is great for the sports enthusiast wanting to relieve built up stress and tense muscles. This massage is not for someone looking for a deep tissue massage.
This manly pedicure involves a peppermint lower leg treatment, a long foot and leg massage, exfoliation for your heels and legs, nail trimming, and cuticle clipping.
This manly manicure involves a soothing and hydrating hand treatment, a filing of the nails, cuticle clipping, and a hand and arm massage that you will never forget.
Get your skin into shape this season with this deep cleansing facial. The highly experienced facial therapists will create the perfect facial for your skin type with anti-inflammatory properties which will hydrate your skin and replenish its natural healthy glow.
An amazing experience with unbelievable results. Using aroma-therapeutic dead sea mineral salts with peppermint essential oil, this is a must for dry, itchy, or scaling skins.
Direct flights from Vancouver to Penticton are available via Air Canada.
Direct flights from Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver to Kelowna are available through West Jet and Air Canada.
Direct flights from Seattle to Kelowna are available via Alaska Airlines.
LETS GO! Transportation operates a daily Express Shuttle Between Osoyoos and Kelowna