Retreats for 2021

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SUMMER 2020 YOGA OUTDOOR RETREATS

PARKSVILLE, BC

Please join & participate in 1 or more of Tracey & Louise’s Retreats, & enjoy mindfulness, adventure, fun & creativity, as you recharge your life.  The 1 or 1/2  day retreats are mostly based on the beautiful west coast of British Columbia at Aurora Wellness Centre, located near Englishman River, Parksville. Unless it is the Standup Paddleboard Yoga Retreat, which is held at Spider Lake, B.C.

There are no over nights stay, due to the current Covid-19 guidelines, but accommodations can be organized at many of our local hotels.

We meet daily with a set schedule & you don’t have to plan a thing!

Most days we meet at 9:30am and leave by 7:00pm. Hopefully ready for a restful sleep. 

Weather depending, will determine how much we are under cover, so please bring layered clothing.   Once you present interest, we will forward you the full details of the retreat day plans.

To ensure an authentic experience, we limit each retreat to no more than 12 participants.  To comply with COVID-19 health regulations, the retreat is provided with social distancing, & follows Worksafe BC health protocols.

Our retreat programs are created with love, consideration & attention to your spiritual growth & physical well-being.

 

 

 

 

Dates of Retreats:   

 

August 21, 2020

Friday

NURTURE THROUGH NATURE

 Create Your Own Mandala Meditation Stone

Press pause on your busy life, step out of “auto pilot” & ground yourself in nature.  Join us for an immersive & gentle introduction to living in a mindful way.  Practicing self-inquiry & reflection, to discover the benefit of “being present”.  Self-inquiry will be led with guided activities, beach stone collecting, mandala rock painting, yoga, & chakra meditation practices & walking meditation practices. 

During our retreat you will create a beautiful stone painted mandala (created simply or as intricate as you desire), designed to absorb the mind & set positive intentions to be used during our guided meditation with your mandala.  

The word Mandala (pronounced: mon - dah- lah) meaning "circle". A mandala represents all aspects of life, The Earth, The Sun, The Moon & more closely the circles of our life is never ending & can be created by individuals to symbolize their path in life.

Following the workshop there will be time for self-reflection.  This will allow you to evaluate steps you can realistically integrate immediately into your busy life, to increase gratitude, joy & awareness in every day.

INCLUDES:

  • 1 Day of planned activities, all 2 meters apart

  • Morning Guided Meditations & Journaling

  • Daily Yoga Practices

  • Meditation Walk in Nature & Gathering Stone

  • Mandala Stone Painting

  • 1 Private Holistic Session

  • Delicious Local Light Breakfasts, Lunches & Dinners, Vegetarian Friendly

  • Circle of Gratitude & Joy

Reconnect with your inner self & the world around you in this relaxing compassionate, rejuvenating & reflective retreat.  Gain techniques & tools to calm the nervous system, reduce anxiety, stress , indecisions & cultivate a more peaceful & loving approach to life.

Retreat is $167

Deposit of $85 upon registration & final deposit due by the retreat day.

                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 29 

Saturday

Beach/Pray/Love

Experience Wellbeing, Reconnect, Discover Inner Peace & Joy

We welcome you to come & spend 2 wonderful days at Aurora Wellness Centre practicing mindfulness & making your very own unique, special Rose Quartz Mala. Our mission is to offer you a complete experience that will help you reconnect with your natural self to discover inner peace & joy.

Mala, is Sanskrit for Garland.  It is a traditional necklace made with 108 beads, 1 guru bead & a tassel. (all provided) Malas are used as a meditation tool to focus the mind while meditating, bringing a sense of peace & focus, & can be worn anytime as a beautiful piece of art.

 

INCLUDES:

  • 1 Days of Planned Outdoor Activities, All 2 Meters Apart

  • Morning Guided Meditations & Journaling

  • Daily Yoga Practices

  • Mala Making, Instruction & Beads Provided

  • 1 Private Holistic Session

  • Delicious Local Lunches & Dinners, Vegetarian Friendly

  • Walking Meditations through the forest & at the Beach

  • Circle of Gratitude & Joy

Leave the weekend feeling wonderful & proud of your own special Mala.  Host, Tracey & Louise will provide a supportive, safe & nurturing environment at the beautifully quiet Aurora Wellness Centre & surrounding areas, with attention to detail & love in every aspect of your day. 

Retreat is $167

Deposit of $85 upon registration & final deposit due by retreat day.

 

 

September 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 2020

Saturdays or Sundays

9:30am to noon

Spider Lake, B.C.

AIR/WATER/FIRE

Improve Your Balance & Willpower

 Beginner, Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga 

Stand-Up Paddleboarding has so many wellness benefits, as you enjoy nature at its best.  Surrounded by fresh, clear, west coast water & friends.  You will embrace the fire within you, practicing empowering breathwork, improve your core & balance, with daily Pilate/Yoga classes to intergrade & prepare for your adventurous day. What you learn on your yoga mat, you will take too your board, incorporating the mindfulness, balance, & stretch.  The lessons will help you master SUP techniques & practice your skills, with easy to intermediate challenging postures on your board. (laying, sitting, kneeling & standing postures will all be practiced)

INCLUDES:

  • 1/2 Day of Planned Outdoor Activities, All 2 Meters Apart, if weather permitting

  • Morning Guided Meditation & Breathwork

  • Beginner SUP safety & lessons, at Spider Lake, B.C.

  • Pilates/Yoga Practices on the paddleboard

  • Boards included, unless you wish to practice on your own

  • Bring your own water, snack and lunch if you wish

  • Bring your own towel, sunscreen, and hat

  • Swim and paddle at your leisure

  • Fun, Sun, Adventure

Leave the weekend feeling re-energized, revitalized & balanced.   Host, Tracey & Louise will provide a supportive, safe & nurturing environment at the beach, with attention to detail & love in every aspect of your 1/2 day. 

Participants must not be fearful of water and have some swimming experience.

SUP 1/2 Day Retreat is $98

Deposit of $50 upon registration & final deposit due that day.

 

Retreats serve the body, mind and spirit by allowing time to find greater inner peace. When you find inner peace, you move the world toward peace. It is vital to escape from the world's bombardment of sounds and images and take time for the mind and heart to come to stillness, in a safe environment & community….

 

Register for 1 or more retreats, by messaging Louise at Aurora Wellness Centre at louise@aurorawellnesscentre.com

or Tracey at True Touch Therapy

traceystruetouchtherapy@gmail.com

please call or message for more details, to be sure this program is suitable for you!

 

AURORA CANCELLATION POLICY

While we have never cancelled a retreat to date, if AURORA Retreats  must cancel a booked retreat date for any reason, you may transfer your  full retreat payment to another retreat, or you may request a refund of  your payment to us, constituting a full settlement.

AURORA Retreats is not responsible for your expenses incurred in  preparation for any cancelled retreat, such as airline tickets, loss of  work, and/or other costs associated with preparing for your trip.

If you cancel your trip, AURORA Retreats does not offer refunds for any  reason. A portion of your payment may be used as credit for another  retreat to be taken within two years of your original retreat date. We  will gladly transfer your credit to another guest.

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