There are times in everyone’s life when they feel the pressures and stresses of modern day society trying to consume them. During these times it is often helpful to take a few days to disconnect from the busyness of life and reconnect with one’s true self. The following yoga retreats and festivals in Alberta are ideal for reaching this goal.
Evolve Retreat Co.
Each retreat with Evolve Retreat Co. is a unique adventure that participants will remember for a lifetime. Included in the retreats are sunrise yoga sessions, nutritious and delicious meals, fitness classes, trail adventures, plus sleep workshops and guided yoga nidra to end the day. There are multiple dates to choose from, all with the option of going for 3 or 5 days. Plus there are 3 different locations to choose from, all within the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
Azure Estate, Baker Creek Mountain Resort, or The Crossing at Ghost River
2018 Dates: May 20-24, May 27-31, July 15-19, August 12-16, October 1-5
$1700.00-$3700.00 plus optional extras
Immerse yourself in this 3-day festival of conscious celebration where we incorporate the mindfulness of yoga into all elements of our lives. From yoga classes to hiking adventures, to cultural and social interaction, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and renewed mind body and soul.
This yoga festival is focussed on helping people to literally bloom. The goal of this festival is to help participants reconnect with dreams, ideas and goals. It is a safe place to meet like minded individuals and help to design a life that aligns with one’s heart. There are world renowned speakers, wellness experts, yoga classes, meditations, and live musicians. Last year there were over 1300 participants, and this year it is expected to be even bigger and better.
Picture all of the aspects of childhood summer camp: canoeing, campfires, cabins, hiking, camp food, archery, and more. Now combine that with more adult components such as live music, DJ raves, wine tastings, and top-notch yoga and fitness classes. The result of this epic combination is Camp Yoga. Come for fun and adventure, and leave ready to tackle all the problems of the world.
Camp Chief Hector, Canmore, AB
2018 Dates: September 14-16
Yoga and Hiking in Canmore
2018 Dates: October 26-28
The Yoga Retreat Weekend
Each yoga retreat at Tekarra Lodge includes 4 yoga sessions, a welcome reception, morning meditations, all breakfasts, and one dinner. There is plenty of free time available on the Saturday of the retreat so that participants can do whatever it is they would like, from exploring the town of Jasper, to shopping, to just enjoying some quiet time. Each weekend is completed with a spiritual closing circle.
Tekarra Lodge, Jasper
2018 Dates: June 8-10, September 21-23
Contact Tekarra Lodge for details
Pure Awareness Retreats
Each retreat with Pure Awareness Retreats is a unique opportunity to rest, rewind, and reconnect to yourself. Although each retreat features different themes and focus, the result of each is the same. A deeper connection to self, a break from the everyday stresses of life, and a place to grow as a person.
Highway 13, North on RR32, between Pigeon Lake and Winfield, AB
2018 Dates: July 6-8, July 13-15, July 20-22, August 17-19
Zen Wellness Retreat: Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga
Zen Wellness Retreats gives all who come “the opportunity, tools and guidance to refocus, rejuvenate and reconnect with your physical, mental and spiritual well-being.” Available year-round, these retreats can be customized and personalized to meet the exact need of each person who registers. Standard Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga retreats include yoga, meditation, a life coaching session, a nature walk, 2 nights accommodations, 3 meals a day, plus snacks. Each retreat can accommodate up to 20 participants.
Riverside Chateau, 104 White Avenue, Bragg Creek, Rocky View County, Alberta
2018 Dates: Many dates available to suit participant’s needs
Wilderness Yoga Retreats
Another yoga retreat with plenty of options for both date and location, the Wilderness Yoga Retreats with Sarah Harive are full of inner and outer journeys. Explore the depths of your soul and also explore the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Lodging and meals are also provided during these retreats.
Baker Creek Lodge, Camp Chief Hector, Mountain Engadine Lodge
2018 Dates: February 23-25, May 25-27, October 18-21, November 22-25
$350.00-$1375.00 + GST
Yoga for Stress and Anxiety
This workshop is designed for yoga instructors and will allow participants to help those around them deal with anxiety and stress. There will be therapeutic yoga sequences, visualization techniques, meditations, and more. Also included is dyad work and guided self explorations. Participants may want to find a relaxing hotel with a fantastic restaurant to add a full on retreat feel to this workshop.
Prana Yoga Studio, 5611 199 St. NW, Edmonton
2018 Dates: March 23-25
$379.00-$399.00 plus GST
Women’s Wellness Weekend
The Juniper Hotel in Banff is a picturesque setting for any weekend getaway, and is absolutely perfect for a yoga getaway. During this 3-day, 2-night yoga retreat, experience the serenity of this mountain town while indulging in some well deserved self-care. This weekend retreat includes yoga sessions, 3 meals a day, meditation sessions as well as free time with optional (not included in the price) spa treatments, nature adventures, and more.
1 Juniper Way, Banff, Alberta
2018 Dates: April 27- April 29
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