We are so excited to introduce to you an amazing Yoga Retreat on Bowen Island, BC. Carolyn had the opportunity to recently stay there for a 2 day yoga retreat and the experience was incredible!!
Nectar Yoga Retreat is a healing space that sits on 20 acres of forested land on Nexwlélexwm (Bowen Island) the ancestral and unceded territory of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation.
Our mission is to seed consciousness.
We offer peaceful overnight retreat experiences and gatherings that are thoughtfully curated for guests from around the world.
The modern, Scandinavian-inspired cottages provide the container for a perfect retreat in nature. Rest and recharge among the Alder trees and vast varieties of flora + fauna.
The Nectar Experience includes daily meditation + yoga classes suitable for all levels, along with nourishing vegetarian breakfasts.
Explore the 20-acre forested property, or the many beautiful nature trails, shops and restaurants on Bowen Island. Spend the day re-stoking your inner fire. Read, write, draw, let your mind wander or catch up on the rest your body may be craving.
The concept of Nectar Yoga was born between to the two co-owners, husband + wife duo Satjeet + Andrea, during a year abroad on an Indian train ride.
Their personal quest to explore ancient methods of self-awareness from around the world became a life-changing journey of ashram emersion, a doctrine in the Raja Yoga system and a deep appreciation for the natural world and connecting to the body’s inner rhythms. The foreign countryside and its characteristic sense of community and simplistic living stirred a yearning for a similar experience back home in Canada. One that offered a connection to nature, yoga and meditation practices. A simple yet vibrant healing experience that nourishes body and spirit.
Upon their return home to the west coast of Canada, Satjeet + Andrea started looking for land to create this sacred space. After many months of searching, they fell in love with Bowen Island, where there was direct immersion with the forest, the water, the elements, the stars, but was also close in proximity to Vancouver.
Nectar Yoga officially opened to visitors in September 2014.
A few years and many blessings & lessons later, Nectar had outgrown its’ original location and was rebuilt from the ground up on a new, larger property. With the help of family, friends and an amazing kula, Nectar 2.0 opened its’ doors in June 2019.
From dreaming to planning, to pen to paper, to wood and nails, Nectar was shaped from dream to reality.
Program link and details https://www.nectaryoga.ca/mindful-mornings-breathwork-series
Nectar Yoga also offers digital classes and courses. You can try "Mindful Mornings" which is a 5 day series of Breath Practices to set the tone for your day, via pre-recorded audio files at 50% off using the discount code: NECTARGIFT
We are planning to host a physician focused wellness retreat at Nectar in August 2023! Stay tuned for all the details!!