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Aug. 16-18 Elemental Yoga Retreat
August 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - August 18, 2019 @ 11:00 am$385 – $628
Eat Well. Feel Well. Live Well. Look Well. Move Well
Join John along with special guest Lori Digou Westbury for a weekend of relaxing yoga and meditation as we reconnect with nature and explore its elements.
Earth. Wind. Fire. Water.
There will be outdoor yoga, meditation, therapeutic sound bath with meditation bowls, paddleboards, bonfire and relaxing hot tub and infrared sauna.
Retreat open for all levels of practitioners.
Prices range from $385-$628 (taxes included). Fees include: 6 meals, 2 nights accommodations and all activities. Single and shared accommodations. See below for accommodation details.
Meet the Instructors:
Your instructor, John MacPhail is experienced in all levels of yoga. His retreats are educational, inspiring, and rejuvenating. You are invited to come and relax, de-stress and re-evaluate what is important to you as we discover Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort & Retreat Centre.
John started his yoga practice in 2010 when he came across an article in Sports Illustrated about an NHL team that started doing yoga. At that time he was playing competitive squash and thought it would be helpful. He enjoyed yoga for what it was and a year later in 2011 he applied for teacher training at Therapeutic Approach Yoga in Halifax, he has been teaching ever since. Along with his RYTT 200 hours, he is a certified Yin Yoga teacher (100 hours) and certified to teach Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga. Since 2011, he has been working towards certification in Acroyoga and currently has more than 150 hours of training from New York, Boston, and Pennsylvania.
This is John’s fourth retreat, and will be focusing on a relaxing and rejuvenating experience for all participants. For example, the Candlelit Yin Yoga session will allow you the time to completely relax and look inward, while giving back to the body. John’s successful partnership with Lori in 2018 has resulted in them coming together again in 2019. “Lori’s energy blends in perfectly with what I like to offer in a retreat, and this year I’m very excited that everyone will get to experience her relaxing sound bath using her crystal bowls.” We are really going to connect with nature, and ourselves, at this amazing wilderness resort location.
Lori Digou Westbury
Lori Digou Westbury is an international Meditation & Mindfulness Instructor, Seminar leader, Workshop Facilitator and featured on Insight Timer. Certified from the Mclean Meditation Institute in Sedona Arizona, Lori resides in Cape Breton N.S. where she offers contemporary meditation classes infused with an everyone is welcome mantra and a reminder “No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” Lori graduated from the Warriors at Ease program allowing for specialized training to work with individuals who have suffered trauma and PTSD. Loris vision is to create a sense of balance and deeper connection on your life journey.
EARLY BIRD PRICING SHOWN UNTIL JUNE 18 ($50 savings)
Accommodation Details (Per person Prices include all taxes & fees):
Shared and Private rooms in Chalet (2 chalets, 10 spots available):
Shared Accommodations in Chalet (twin bed) 6 spots – $400 ($250 non-refundable deposit required to book. Click here to reserve your spot online)
Shared Accommodations in Chalet (king bed) 1 spot left – $420 ($250 non-refundable deposit required to book. Click here to reserve your spot online)
Private room in chalet (double bed) 2 spots- $510 single occupancy or $400 each for a couple sharing the room ($250 non-refundable deposit required to book. Click here to reserve your spot online)
Large Yurt (4 yurts with 12 spots available):
Shared Accommodations in large Yurt (Queen bed) 1 spot – $398 ($250 non-refundable deposit required to book. Click here to reserve your spot online)
Small Mongolian Yurt (2 yurts available):
Private accommodations in small Yurt (Double bed) 2 spots available -$540 single occupancy or $420 each if couple sharing bed ($250 non-refundable deposit required to book. Click here to reserve your spot online)
Geodesic Dome (3 domes available):
Private or shared Large Dome (Double Bed) – 2 spots available -$591 single occupancy or $440 each if couple sharing bed ($250 non-refundable deposit required to book. Click here to reserve your spot online)
Private Small Dome (Double Bed) – 1 spot available – $552 ($250 non-refundable deposit required to book. Click here to reserve your spot online)
Lodge Room (2 rooms available)
Private or shared Lodge Room (Queen bed) – 2 spots available – $628 single occupancy or $458 each if couple sharing bed ($250 non-refundable deposit required to book. Click here to reserve your spot online)
If you would like to pay with cash or e-transfer please phone or text Maggie Miller at 902-322-3141
If you have any questions about lodging please email [email protected]
3:00 pm: Check in
4:00 pm: Tour of Resort
5:30 pm: Dinner – Meet and Great
7:30 – 9:30pm: Yoga Meditation
9:30 – 10:30pm: Bonfire
7:00 am: Sunrise Meditation
7:45 am: Rise and Shine Yoga
9:30 – noon: Free time. Options to include free Stand Up Paddleboard lesson, use of paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, explore beach, etc.
2:00pm: Hike or downtime maybe visit local attractions
5:00pm: Yin Yoga
7:15pm: Meditation/ Sound Bath
8:00 – 9:00am: Silent Morning Meditation Walk
11:00am: Check out of lodging and Group Photo
12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch