The Yoga:

This retreat will NOT be about doing a bunch of yoga classes all weekend. This retreat will be about discovering  who you are, and what you need. What yoga is and how you can use it to heal yourself. Heal yourself of physical pain, trauma, anxiety and stress. The current norm of yoga is to enter the class and play follow the leader. In this retreat you will be the leader. We will learn to listen to the body and to develop your own personal practice. Yoga is Union, union of our body, mind & spirit. Union with the divine conscious. We will explore the energetic aspects of yoga and the human body and how they work to heal.  We will have group sessions of led self awareness and practice but I will also work with every student to recognize what they need (I use BodyTalk  here). With working 1 on 1 with each student registration is limited to 12! Each student will leave with a personalized base yoga program to build your daily practice from.  This will be something very different! 

The Food:

I've wanted to do a retreat with Chris Kendall since I first met him 6 years ago at a Raw food potluck. Chris travels the world doing retreats, teaching workshops and setting up individuals with the raw vegan lifestyle. He is a Holistic Nutritionist and chef extraordinaire!  Why raw  organic  food? visit his site www.therawadvantage.com  and the homepage is a massive list of the advantages. Don't think we will just eat salad all weekend, Oh No- Chris makes these amazing full meals that are just like our Standard American Diet (SAD) but completely raw and absolutely delish!  But one thing is for sure eating all  living food (as much as organic as possible) will make you feel alive again!  

The Location:

Ancient Spirals Retreat Centre is just beautiful. It backs the S. Sask river and its a country getaway without going too far away. Located only 15 minutes South out Lorne ave - highway 219 . Just passed Beaver Creek and not as far as the Casino.  With the close proximity you can go home at night or stay over.  3 private rooms on the main floor ( 1 with a queen, 1 single twin and 1 with 2 twins) and  6 twin dorm style beds on the lower level as well as mats to stay in  the yoga room and options to set up a tent or even stay in a teepee.   ASR is accessible for the mainfloor only, as yoga will be all individualized all levels of experience and mobility welcome!  Please note there is a cat on site, she is mainly outdoors and in a room on the lower level.  So those with severe allergies may have issues. 

The Plan:

Arrive anytime after 3pm on Friday September 16. Spend some time settling in, get a massage, mingle. We have introductions at 6pm and start with supper at 6:30p. Friday night will be introduction to the traditional path of yogic healing, energy, chakras and meditation. With a meditation practice. 

Saturday will have an 8am practice followed by breakfast. I will work 1 on 1 with 6 of you until lunch and then 6 more after lunch. We will have another group practice at 4:30 followed by supper. So during the day you can take part in the extra pampering activities, get out and explore, read, nap, journal, practice your own yoga practice... socialize and otherwise unplug from the world. There is even a very nice beach a quick drive away if the weather is great. We have some awesome social time in the evening and Sunday we will all work through our individual practices (with guidance as needed) some group fun and finish with an awesome brunch and the official closing.  If you didn't get a chance to get your treatment or finish that book you're welcome to stay late into the day and enjoy the facilities. 

The Extras:

So if your not accustom to having free time you can fill it up. Option to add on ( & at a discount too):

Registered Massage Therapy with Kimberley Sattelmeier or Nicole Hnatiw,  BodyTalk Therapy with Nicole Hnatiw (Unfortunately the yoga schedule makes me unavailable), and Manicure and/or pedicures with Janine. 

Quantum Biofeedback with Ann-Marie Humble; Full 90 minute relaxation biofeedback, Mini 30-45 minute introductory/information biofeedback session or 30 min Stop smoking session.

Chris will be available for 1-on-1 nutritional consultations, reiki and reflexology.  


The Info:

The retreat will be limited to 12 participants. There are 3 private rooms available , 6 twin beds on the lower level and lots of comfy foam mattress to camp in the yoga space, a futon and plenty of places to set up a tent. Non-residential registration is also available if you prefer to return home each night.  Private rooms include all linen, the dorm beds include bedding but please bring your own towels, and bunking in the yoga room will require you to bring your own bedding & towels. A teepee and cots may also be available. Or bring your tent and camp out. 


You will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of the registration form that will confirm availability of your request and complete amount to be paid. 


The Cost:

The retreat includes 5 raw  (mostly)organic real food meals and snacks, group yoga, meditation and education sessions. as well as a 30 minute 1 on 1 yoga therapy prescription each.  The cost to attend varies with your choice of accommodation. Non-residential is $275 for the weekend,  to camp indoor or out is $300, the 6 dorm beds are $325/ person and the private beds are $350/person or $375 if you want to hog the queen bed to yourself. Prices include GST. 

The extras:

If you book a service with your registration you'll receive 20% off the regular rate. Book 3 or more for 30% off. 

Massage Therapy: 30 min $35, 60 min $70, 90 min $100, hot stone $80.

Manicure $40, Pedicure $65 * add shellac for $5. 

BodyTalk (60 min) $60

Biofeedback: 

  • Full 90 minute relaxation biofeedback Including 35 page Quantum Clarity health status report:   $125.00  
  • Mini 30-45 minute introductory/information biofeedback session (Incl 35 page Quantum Clarity health status report):  $75.00
  • 30 min Stop smoking session $75.00

Nutritional Consultation with Chris Kendall $60/ hour consulation.  Reiki & Reflexology also $60 and 60 min. 

 Cancellation Policy/Payment:

 Payment can   be submitted via email transfer to joannefitness@gmail.com  or I can invoice via paypal. Or by cash, cheque (to JYYOGA) to Joanne or at Inside Out Therapies where Debit or Creditcard can be accepted.   An additional 3% fee will apply to debit and credit transactions.

Full registration payment is needed to hold your spot. If for some reason you will not be able to attend the yoga retreat 7 days advanced notice is required for a full refund.  Registrations are transferable so you can always sell or gift your spot to someone else. Retreats cancelled by JYYOGA will receive a full refund.


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