yoga retreats

holistic healing in
victoria bc & internationally

it’s nice to have an end to journey towards but it’s always the journey that matters in the end

 

july 29 – august 1, 2022

Summer Urban Yoga Retreat

3 OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM:

FULL DAYS 30 hours, HALF DAYS 18 hours and INTERMEDIATE AFTERNOONS 12 hours of continued education credit. 

Retreats are an opportunity to dedicate time to yourself, your health, wellness, growth, and learning. Dedicating 4 days to personal development through Yoga is a win-win for you and those around you. During challenging times we have two choices, to make things better or make things worse, this investment in yourself will absolutely make things better.

 

Check out the schedule and what to expect below for more details.

 

 

Summer Retreat Schedule

 

FRIDAY JULY 29 – MONDAY AUGUST 1

1/2 DAY SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY JULY 29TH 2-6 PM

SATURDAY JULY 30TH 9-12:30PM

SUNDAY JULY 31ST 9-12:30PM

MONDAY  AUGUST 1ST 9-12:30 PM

*catered lunch served 12:30pm Saturday – Monday

  • Daily breathing and Pranayama practices
  • Accessible therapeutic sequences of postures and exercises designed to eliminate pain and prepare the body and mind for postures. 
  • Learn basic connections to make Yoga postures effortless. 
  • Students are invited to bring specific request of poses or breathing techniques. 

 

FULL DAY / INTERMEDIATE SCHEDULE:

* in addition to the above 1/2 day schedule intermediate classes will be included in full day program.

SATURDAY JULY 30TH 1:30-5:30 pm 

SUNDAY JULY 31ST 1:30- 5:30pm

MONDAY  AUGUST 1ST 1:30-5:30pm

 

  • Dive deeper into sequencing and postures.
  • Taking the morning session is recommended for students new to this practice.
  • Daily meditation
  • Learn how to read bodies in postures as a tool to help students access blocked energy and make connections and adjustments to ease tension and effort.
  • The curriculum is decided upon as a group as students are invited to make requests for coarse content.

 

Retreat Pricing

 

In-Person Pricing:

 

18 hour  1/2 day: $475

*Includes catered lunch Saturday – Monday

12 hour intermediate afternoons only: $375

30 hour full program: $725 

*Includes catered lunch Saturday – Monday

Online Live Pricing

18 hour 1/2 day: $255
12 hour intermediate afternoons only: $200
30 hour full program: $400

What to expect

 

  • Small intimate class size in a clean and well ventelated studio
  • Optional use of props which have been sanitized or aged appropriately 
  • Individual attention and alignments for your specific needs
  • Recommendations for homework to better facilitate long term change
  • A challenging class that meets you where you are and helps you heal. 
  • To learn tools you will use forever
Retreat & Workshop Cancelation Policy

 Workshops 

  • Cancelation with notice to fill spot students will receive a 75% percent credit toward future workshops
  •  Last minute cancelations of workshops due to illness they are welcome to :

A. attend that workshop online

B. attend an alternative workshop with space

C. attend 3  group classes with space

     Retreats

    • All deposits are non-refundable
    • Failure to meet payment schedule without arangments will result in loss of spot and previous payments.
    • We are not responsible for any accommodation costs which can not be filled or cancelled.
    • Cancelation with notice to fill spot and students will receive a 75% percent refund or credit, deposit is not refundable
    • For retreat cancellation due to personal or family illness or death, students can request refunds or credits for Yoga costs with appropriate verification. 
    • These cases of illness without notice to fill retreat spot will be addressed on an individually based on situation and type of retreat.

    october 8 – 15, 2022

    Marrakesh Thanksgiving Retreat

    A CULTURAL EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME

    Michelle is hosting an incredible opportunity to learn Yoga in one of the most fascinating cities in the world. Let us host you in an authentic 6 bedroom Moroccan Raide, private boutique hotel just for our group, in Medina the cultural and shopping mecca of Marrakesh. Registration is now open to join Michelle for a week of Yoga and adventure.

    Check out the details below. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Marrakesh Retreat Registration

    Marrakesh Retreat Schedule

     

    Check In After 2 pm  :

    Saturday October 8th, 2022

    Check Out Before 11 am :

    Saturday October 15,  2022

    Daily Schedule :

    * subject to slight changes & all classes optional *

    Saturday 8th

    2 pm – 4 pm : Arrive at Raid and Check In

    4 – 6 pm : Orientation, Yoga and Meditation

    6pm : Welcome Dinner (included)

    Sunday 9th – Friday 14th

    8 – 8:30 am : Pranayama Breathing

    8:30 – 1o:30 am : Yoga Asana And Mindful Movement

    10:30 – 11 am : Meditation

    11 am : Group Breakfast ( included )

    Afternoons : explore and shop Marrakesh from the  legendary and convenient location of Medina or Old Town, where we are staying at our private Raid.  Relax by the pool, eat amazing dinners in restaurant that you choose, and enjoy group or solo excursions and activities. 

    Monday 10th

    4pm: Dinner and A show at Fantasia ( included)

    Celebrate Canadian Thanks Giving  with an  Arabian Nights theme. 
    One of the most popular shows in Marrakesh.  Chez Ali offers a show dinner in Berber tents in a haunting atmosphere with, dancers, acrobats and more… Then the fantasia, properly so called, begins with a parade of artists: horsemen and dancers.

    What is included:
    • Pick-up and return to your accommodation
    • Dinner & Shows

    Saturday 15th

    9 am : Group Breakfast ( included )

    11 am : Check Out

     

    Optional Activities

    sIncluded Life Experiences:

    ARABIAN NIGHT THEMED CANADIAN THANKSGIVING

    From the host: 

    One of the most popular shows in Marrakesh.  Chez Ali offers a show dinner in Berber tents in a haunting atmosphere with dancers, acrobats, and more… Then the fantasia, properly so called, begins with a parade of artists: horsemen and dancers.

    What is included:
    • Pick-up and return to your accommodation
    • Dinner & Shows

    Not Included Life Experiences

    JET SKI AT LALLA TAKEROUST LAKE

    A magical distraction to live, beginner or confirmed, explore the pleasure of the practice of the jet-ski in scooter that can accommodate one or two people. But also buoy, banana, water skiing. Restaurant / Pool This area has the largest swimming pool in the city.

    Jet Ski Rates:
    300 dhs every 15 min
    15 min = 300 dhs
    30 min = 600 dhs
    1 heure = 1 200 dhs

    Transfers back & forth : + 700 dhs

    WAKEBOARD

    Discover the first cablepark in Morocco! Waky Marrakesh is a nautical ski lift on an artificial lake located at the edge of the Ourika in the Atlas Gardens Resort. The lake has been specifically designed for waterskiing and wakeboarding and led by four-time world champion Francis Koot.

    Wakeboarding is a combination of Water Skiing, Snowboarding and Surfing. Today, wakeboarding is the most popular discipline of towed snow sports. Wakeboarding is the derivative of snowboarding while practicing on the water.

    Hardware included: Skis, Wakeboard, Kneeboard, Gillet, Helmet

    Rates :
    300 dhs / 1 Hour
    400 dhs / 2 Hours
    500 dhs / 3 Hours
    800 dhs / Full day

    Transfers back & Forth : + 400 dhs

    GOLF

    Marrakesh is one of the world’s golf capitals!
    Enjoy your stay discover new sensations, the best way to get a first idea of the pleasures of the little ball. Beginners, confirmed, in individual or group lessons, accompanied by a professional, relaxation and sport will combine marvellously in an idyllic setting at Atlas Golf.

    Several packages : Initiation, Individual or group lessons, training…
    Rates on request

    BALLOONING

    The discovery of the fabulous landscapes of Morocco in hot air balloon, a breathtaking view of the most beautiful sites of the country and a unique sensation in the moroccan sky. A pure happiness, an unprecedented experience in the company of experienced pilots, and with all the guarantees of comfort, security, and wonders.
    Price: 2050 dhs / pers

    What is included:
    Transport in 4×4
    Moroccan welcome Tea
    Flight between 40 & 60 minutes depending on the flight safety conditions
    Breakfast Berber tent
    Delivery of a flight certificate

    Rate : 2 050 dhs per pers – payment in advance to confirm the flight.

    CITY GUIDE

    With qualified tour guide (French, English, Spanish, German, Arabic …) Upon arrival, discover the Medina of Marrakesh, its craftsmen, gardens and old Palaces.

    Rates : 550 dhs the half day (10h-13h or 13h-16h) 800 dhs The full day

    CAMEL RIDES

    Palm Grove :
    Discover the Palm Grove of Marrakesh by camel
    Duration 1 hour – transfer back & forth included
    Rate : 220 dhs / person

    Agafay Desert:
    During 1 hour, the caravan will cross the wild tracks of the desert of Agafay. This hike is a delight for young and old alike. From the top of your mount, your dromedary will lead you with the greatest ease up on the heights to offer you points of view of choice on this fascinating landscape!

    Price: 350 dhs / person
    Transfer back & forth to add : + 800 dhs

    QUAD BIKING AT LAKE LALA TAKERKOUST

    The favourite destination of all Marrakeshis, this artificial water plan (created from a dam established less than a century ago) offers the opportunity to discover the unique panorama between the desert of Agafay and the Atlas Mountains. Half an hour from Marrakesh, a long lake stretches out in the middle of the plain. The local of the imperial city take refuge there usually on Sundays, to share a picnic with the family and to take a plunge in the water to refresh. Because Lake Lalla Takerkoust offers above all, the only thing that is missing in Marrakesh: the sea.

    Rates : 700 dhs / half day / 1 quad / 1 person or 900 dhs / half day / 1 quad / 2 persons

    COMBINED QUAD BIKING AND CAMEL RIDE

    A Half a day of adventure and discovery. Optimize your time and save your money by taking advantage of this 2-for-1 combination on the same half-day in the palm grove of Marrakesh.

    From 550 dhs / 1 Quad / 1 person or 750 dhs / 1 Quad / 2 persons

    COOKING CLASS

    The workshops, led by a Dada (traditional Moroccan cook) or a Moroccan chef, are given at the famous Maison Arabe, in small groups. A translator (Arabic / English, Arabic / French) can provide all the details regarding preparation and cooking. At the end of each workshop, the participants taste the dishes they have prepared. A half-day workshop that teaches how to prepare the traditional dishes of Moroccan cuisine.

    Classes daily from 9h to 12h30 and from 15h to 18h30

    Rate : 600 dhs per person – 4h Class & Lunch included

    Retreat Pricing

    Please book refundable travel in case of unexpected cancelation. Michelle Yoga will refund 100% of your money for the retreat and accommodation but is not responsible for your travel costs. 

    Shared Room:

    $2750 plus taxes 

    • Your own bed with maximum 3 students sharing a room

    Private Room: 

    $3700 plus tax

    Included in pricing:

    • Daily Yoga, Meditation and Breathing Classes
    • 7 nights accommodation
    • Arabian Nights themed Canadian Thanksgiving Dinner and Show
    • One meal each day at the hotel

     

    Not Included in Pricing:

    • Flight or travel insurance
    • Daily tourist tax paid at the hotel (approximately $3.50 CAD per day)
    • Additional meals or excursions
    • Optional arranged transportation to and from hotel

     

    What To Expect

     

     

    • Join 6 – 11 like-minded friends as the only guests in a beautiful private boutique hotel for Yoga.
    • A cultural experience of a lifetime
    • Explore Marrakesh and surrounding area with the support of Michelle, Steven (her 6’4″ hubby), and Dwayne (her 6′ adolescent BFF, professional event planner). All of whom are avid and experienced travellers who like to have a good time and incredible adventures
    • Wonderful food experience
    • World class shopping of your dreams at your door step
    • Chill time at the pool
    • Make new friends
    • Individual attention and alignments for your specific Yoga needs
    • Recommendations for Yoga homework to better facilitate long term change
    • A challenging class that meets you where you are and helps you heal 
    • To learn tools you will use forever
      Retreat Cancelation Policy

         Retreats

          • All deposits are non-refundable unless for unforeseen circumstances we need to cancel.
          • if we need to cancel a 100 % deposit will be given for the retreat
          • We are not responsible for and travel costs if the retreat is canceled so please book fully refundable travel tickets.
          • Failure to meet payment schedule without arrangements will result in loss of spot and previous payments.
          • We are not responsible for any accommodation costs which can not be filled if cancelled.
          • Cancelation with notice to fill spot and students will receive a 75% percent refund or credit, deposit is not refundable
          • For retreat cancellation due to personal or family illness or death, students can request refunds or credits with appropriate verification, we recommend travel insurance to cover this situation if it is a concern as we can not guarntee a refund or credit. 
          • These cases of illness without notice to fill retreat spot will be addressed on an individually based on situation, accommodation policy and type of retreat, we recommend travel insurance to cover this situation if it is a concern as we can not guarntee a refund. 

          Covid Protocol

          • All participants must have all vaccinations up to date

          We are strongly suggest every participant to acquire travel insurance for this trip that will cover Covid-related cancellations or other issues. Please keep in mind when booking that we are still in the midst of the pandemic, and we will not offer any refunds for cancellations unless we are unable to hold the retreat due to travel restrictions or boarder closures. Please consider a Cancel For Any Reason travel policy if you are hesitant about traveling.

          November 6- December 1, 2023

          1 – 4 week Program
          9:30 am – 5:30 pm
          Monday – Friday

          Cordova Bay Retreat

          PRICE FOR ALL 4 WEEKS: $3300 +GST, includes lunches

          CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS: 200 RYT

          PRICE PER WEEK: $1000 +GST, includes lunches CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS : 50 

           

           

           

          Sunrise in Cordova Bay

          This retreat is an opportunity to dive deeper into the 8 Limbs of Yoga for a holistic and healing experience that will meet you exactly where and as you are, provide structure and support to help you make and reach your healing goals.  This intimate gathering of like-minded people will be held in a private home studio with stunning views and a cozy fireplace and is an opportunity to really grow your Yoga practice and community. Students choose from 1 – 4 weeks of practice which will include Asana, Meditation, Philosophy, Sutra Study; Kriyas; Satsang and Chanting.

          The full month program in addition to our online anatomy course, submitting a teaching video and completing all required reading qualifies students for their 200hr Yoga Alliance Teaching certification.

          Cordova Bay Retreat Registration

          What to expect
          • Daily Asana, Meditation, Breathing, Kriyas, and Chanting. 
          • physical, mental, and emotional break-throughs
          • Individual attention and alignments for your specific needs
          • Recommendations for homework to better facilitate long term change
          • Expert instruction that meets you where you are and helps you heal yourself, set goals and reach them. 
          • To learn tools you will use forever
          Cordova Bay Retreat Schedule

          DAILY SCHEDULE :

          * subject to change

          * there is no expectation for students to attend all classes unless you are wishing to become certified.

          MONDAY

          9:30 AM -12:30 pm – WEEKLY CHECK IN

          * CLASS FOR MONTH-LONG RETREATERS

          12:30PM – LUNCH

          * ALL STUDENTS WELCOME

          1:30 PM – 3:30 PM – BREATHING & ASANA

          3:30PM – 4:30 PM – MEDITATION

          4:30 – 5:30 PM – SATSANG AND CHANTING

          TUESDAY – FRIDAY

          9:30 – 10 AM – KRIYA PRACTICE

          10 – 12 AM – ASANA

          12 – 12:30PM – BREATHING & PRANAYAMA

          12:30 PM – LUNCH

          1:30 PM – 2:30PM – MEDITATION

          2:30pm – 5pm WEEKLY FOCUSES

          week 1 – anatomy and physiology / Asana workshops

          week 2- philosophy and Sutra Study / Asana workshops

          week 3 – philosophy and Sutra Study / Asana workshops

          week 4 – business and ethics / Asana Workshop

          5pm – 5:30 pm – SATSANG AND CHANTING

           

           

           

           

           

           

           

          Retreat & Workshop Cancelation Policy

           Workshops 

          • Cancelation with notice to fill spot students will receive a 75% percent credit toward future workshops
          •  Last minute cancelations of workshops due to illness they are welcome to :

          A. attend that workshop online

          B. attend an alternative workshop online

          C. attend 3  group classes online

             Retreats

            • All deposits are non-refundable
            • Failure to meet payment schedule without arangments will result in loss of spot and previous payments.
            • We are not responsible for any accommodation costs which can not be filled or cancelled.
            • Cancelation with notice to fill spot and students will receive a 75% percent credit.
            • For retreat cancellation due to personal or family illness or death, students can request refunds or credits on retreat with appropriate verification. Accomidation costs without sufficient notice are non- refundable. 
            • These cases of illness or death, without notice to fill retreat spot will be addressed on an individually based on situation and type of retreat.

            Courses

            online learning for everyone