What are the forces that take us across the river of hardship and suffering?
How can we ground ourselves in the present moment amidst the chaos, crisis, and uncertainty?
This 6-day circuit-breaker Retreat is intended to help you reset your system, shake off the accumulated stress and grief of this past year, and ground your presence in the Now. Enter the laboratory of the Sacred and dip your toes into the invisible, indestructible, and benevolent force of Grace.
Each day will include gentle yoga and meditation and workshops to explore the power and resiliency of the human heart. Our afternoons will be filled with communal walks in Nature to bathe our system with the healing power of the ocean and forests. Our evenings will be an immersion into sacred songs, poetry, and stories that nourish the heart and give us unshakable hope in the triumph of the human spirit.
- 6 nights accommodations
- 3 vegetarian meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
- Group Ground Transportation to/from landing docks on Cortes Island to Retreat Center
- Use of ocean view hot tubs
- 24-hour tea/toast/fruit bar
- Daily yoga practices
- Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
This retreat center is located on a quaint island full of lush, tall green trees. You roll up onto the campus and are greeted by friendly and welcoming faces. When you walk into the garden you are dazzled by the colours, smells, and sounds of the birds. During your stay you explore the sunny beach, rest in hot tubs overlooking the ocean, discover winding paths through the forest, enjoy fireside chats with fresh organic tea, and discover the magic of night time bioluminescence with an expansive star filled sky above. From nourishing meals, to cozy handcrafted accommodations, to rejuvenating bodywork, to complimentary activities like yoga and rowing, it’s everything you imagined and more.
160 kilometres (100 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, you will find the venue resting on sunny, southeastern beaches bathed by the Salish sea. Located on Cortes in the Northern Gulf Islands, the venue is situated on the traditional and unceded territories of the Klahoose, Tla’amin, and Homalco Nations.
Accommodations consist of shared or single rooms with shared or private bathrooms.
Farah is an inspirational yoga teacher, podcast host, and advocate of yogic practices that support health, happiness, and the realization of our highest potential. As founder of Drishti Point Yoga Podcasts, she has interviewed hundreds of spiritual teachers, Masters, and renowned authors and seamlessly integrates this wisdom into her teaching. She has a deep love for all things yoga and is inspired by Buddhism and wisdom traditions that lead us to love, truth, and being of service.
In addition to teaching yoga, Farah specializes in integrating conflict resolution with Buddhist wisdom and yogic practices and loves to weave insights from these fields into her workshops and Retreats.
“Cortes Island is one of my favorite places on Earth. The magic of Cortes Island can only be experienced when you set foot on the land, surrender to the moment, and listen with your heart. It is an ideal place for contemplation, transformation, and developing long-lasting friendships.”
“You are such a gift to this world. You are one of the most inspiring people I know.” – Leanne S.
“I am so grateful for the privilege of attending the Retreat. It is encouraging to realize that one can have a life-changing experience at 83! This would not have been possible without the amazing guidance of you and such a thoughtful and committed group. Thank you for providing me with the opportunity to be part of something so special.” – Nancy C., 83 years young!
“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to have you as a facilitator. You have one of the kindest, gentlest natures I have come across in my life. I have learned so much from you and you inspire me to be the best person I can. Thank you. Your Light shines bright.” – David K.
“Farah leads yoga classes with calm, pure love, gentleness, and never pushes your body into pain. She doesn’t focus on perfect alignment or overly-detailed instruction. Instead, she teaches slowly and with softness, respecting each individual’s personal edges. She is soothing, instantly relaxing, and helps one to stay centered and grounded.” – James R.
“You are an AMAZING teacher. You hold a tremendous space for sharing and receiving.” – Charlotte Juras
While on your retreat you will also have the opportunity to take part in adventure activities and wonderful excursions. Some of the possible options include:
- Bear Tours
*Price and availability of activities are not included in tuition and are subject to change.
Paying your initial deposit of $450 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
Included in the retreat is a shuttle from the local dock on Cortes Island to the retreat center. Participants will be responsible for securing their transportation to Cortes Island. There are many ways to come to this island, including ferry, seaplane or water taxi. Many participants enjoy arriving in Vancouver a day early and staying a day later to have more travel options and flexibility. Once the retreat is confirmed, you will receive complete information about the airports and the various transport options that will bring you to your destination. The center is a 15-minute shuttle ride from the dock.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Save $300 (CAN) on full-price until June 1, 2021!
Shared Accommodations – $2795 (Full Price CAN$3095)
Single Accommodations with shared bath – $3195 (Full Price CAN$3495)
Single Accommodations with private bath – $3695 (Full Price CAN$3995)
Paying your initial deposit of $450 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration. For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
Sign Up with No Risk
In response to COVID-19, True Nature is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2021 or 2022 retreat, your deposit is fully transferable. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($450) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.*
We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.
*This offer is valid for any new registrations prior to 108 days before the retreat date.
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