Embrace the changing of the season nestled in the Kootenay mountains of Nelson, BC.
Join us as for a weekend retreat in Nelson, British Columbia. We will honour the season of Autumn Equinox, in which the changing of the season signals the need to balance light and darkness within us. Most of us seek to find more light in our lives but the innate knowing of Mother Nature creates the required cycle to create this balance. Autumn Equinox is the point where the yearly cycle shifts from outward exuberance and growth to inward contemplation. Over this weekend, we will gather as a community to celebrate equinox and International day of Peace.
As we take cues from nature, Autumn is a time to move onward and let go of the past so we can settle into the introspective nature of Winter. It evokes the practitioner to reflect on finding the balance between the light of Summer and the coming darkness of Winter.
The retreat will begin with a group welcome dinner and an evening SATTVA restore practice. You are welcome to arrive at the retreat centre anytime after 3 pm.
The day will begin with a SATTVA practice in the morning followed by breakfast and some free time before enjoying lunch. In the evening we will have dinner together and will close the day with a restorative practice and sit in meditation celebrating International Day of Peace.
Similar to the pervious day we will have a full SATTVA practice together in the morning followed by breakfast. Enjoy some quiet time with a book, get a massage or visit the local farmers market in town. Group lunch and dinner will be served and we will end the evening with an Autumn Equinox ceremony and fire.
Our final day will start with a morning SATTVA practice followed by a delicious and abundant brunch. The retreat will conclude at 11 am to allow for further exploration of the area, a visit to the hot springs or hitting the road to journey home.
Mountain Waters Resort is located on the border of a 27,000-hectare Provincial Wilderness Park, and is walking distance along forest trails into the beautiful city of Nelson, BC. The property is part of the 100-year-old Svaboda farm, nestled on the side of a mountain and blessed with beautiful forests, verdant meadows, and delicious wild water. The retreat centre features an inspired circular mandala style main lodge with 10 guest rooms, a communal dining and living space, 3 cabins and a practice shala a short walk through the forest. The onsite organic garden yields much of the produce for the meals we will enjoy and pet pigs, cats and chickens also call Mountain Waters home. Explore the trails that lead from the property down to the majestic Kootenay Lake, an outdoor hot tub for your enjoyment and plenty of beautiful natural spaces for quiet rest and contemplation.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall enjoy the earth" - Swami Vivekananda
$700 CAD (Private Room)
$600 CAD (Shared Room or Cabin)
$1000 CAD (Shared bed in room or cabin, price for 2 people)
$450 CAD (Camping, gear not provided)
*includes all meals throughout the weekend, accommodation, daily yoga, meditation, breath work with Andrew, Autumn Equinox and Peace Day ceremonies, welcome package, and plenty of free time to explore Nelson, relax and restore.
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