Top Western Canadian Yoga Retreats
To celebrate International Yoga Day, we’ve rounded-up the top Western Canadian yoga retreats close to home.
Although you won’t find us warrior posing on the Burrard Bridge this Sunday, we’re still set on celebrating International Yoga Day in style. To us, there’s no better way to celebrate our inner yogi like a luxurious yoga retreat in beautiful Western Canada. With the sky-scraping mountains and serene lakes as a backdrop, it’ll be near impossible to let office stress or personal chaos interrupt your weekend. Here are our top 4 Western Canadian yoga retreats conveniently close to home.
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Lake Louise, AB, fairmont.com
Next Scheduled Retreat: October 16-18, 2015 and November 6-8, 2015
One look into the bright teal water and you’ll be yoga-ready in no time. Following a successful season of mindfulness retreats, The Fairmont has brought back Tracey Delfs of Balance Quest for even more yoga therapy. There are four retreats a year to choose from, with every detail you could think of taken care of by Fairmont staff—making your “escape to the mountains a pampered, magical experience.”
Salt Spring Island, BC, paradisefound.ca
Next Scheduled Retreat: June 26-30, 2015 and July 16-20, 2015
A gem on the outskirts of Salt Spring Island, this small retreat is perfect for a personal and private yoga getaway. Focused on Kundalini Yoga, the yoga of self and outer awareness, retreats at Paradise Found are tailor-made for anything from de-stressing to mother-daughter bonding.
Galiano Island, BC, galianoinn.com
Next Scheduled Retreat: Private yoga instruction offered throughout the year.
Surrounded by the lush Flores del Iris Gardens, yogis will enjoy the quiet and serene beauty of Galiano Island in a peaceful paradise. With professional and experienced yoga instructors at the ready, it’s the perfect beginner’s getaway. And don’t forget to bring your friends—a 75-minute private instruction is only $30 in a group of three or more.
Kootenay Bay, BC, yasodhara.org
Next Scheduled Retreat: Classes start every few days. Check their program calendar for more details.
Located on Kootenay Lake, this 50+ year old yoga centre has both age and beauty on its side. Whether you’re in the mood for something different (there are classes in Dream Yoga, Mantra Yoga and Kundalini Yoga, among others) or want to become a certified yoga instructor, the award-winning Yasodhara establishment has a little bit of yogi for everyone.