Yoga Retreats

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Prapti Yoga Retreats

A private villa on a beach that stretches for miles.

A cross country ski lesson by a world class instructor.

Kombucha and ice cream floats.

 

 

These are a few things that make prapti yoga retreats famous.  Our goal is to exceed your expectations and delight you.

We take the yoga seriously but we don’t take ourselves to seriously. We believe in effort, intention and a healthy dose of loving acceptance. We like to laugh. We love to help modify a pose, answer individual questions and generally take good care of you during the practices.

We have cultivated a relationship with the fine folks at Nipika BC as well as at Casa Descalza in Mexico and believe that these are two of the most beautiful places on earth. Get insider service and advice on everything from packing to the best trails and sights in the area. We are treated like family when we go to both spots.

Take a look at some frequently asked questions here.

Get Ready for Spring! April 22, 2017  9- 12pm.

Sophie Dufresne and I are presenting this Saturday morning mini-retreat to get you into shape for your spring activities. Gardening, hiking, biking are all around the corner so come join us for a morning of hips and shoulders practice, self care techniques with balls and a stillness practice to connect and ground yourself. In this 3 hour Yoga Playshop, we’ll explore the Doshas as a way to better understand who we are, physically & mentally. We’ll take time to play with the elements of Nature that create our constitutional tendencies and discuss how we can sustain balanced health as we change with the Seasons. Be prepared to have fun, work hard and learn something New about yourself in the World!

We will start with a lovely cup of tea and move into our practices while looking out over the reservoir at the beautiful Calgary Canoe Club. There will be special treats too! Come celebrate Earth day with us and take care of your one precious and beautiful body.

$50

Register here.

Yoga and Hiking at Nipika Eco Resort  August 11 – 14 2017

Yoga and Hiking are my two favorite activities! Join me and my pal Sophie Dufresne at the spectacular Nipika resort (just outside of Radium BC) for three days of yoga, exploring the incredible Nipika property that borders the Kootenay river, eating delicious food and enjoying great company. Come solo, bring a friend or a spouse.

Includes:

  • 3 nights shared accommodations in cozy cabins
  • all your meals
  • a guided group hike
  • two yoga practices a day plus an optional meditation in the mornings
  • personal attention for your yoga practice and an optional  20 minute personal consultation sometime over the weekend
  • access to hundreds of kilometres of trails for hiking

Nipika is a ecologically sustainable resort outside of Radium that runs on solar powered batteries, propane, firewood and the hard work of the folks who work there. It is a welcoming and charming place with a number of large cabins. These cabins have various configurations in terms of rooms. There are single rooms, rooms with two twin beds (doubles) and “loft” beds. The loft beds are not actually in a loft but are cozy beds that are less private (not in a contained bedroom). There is a bathroom with a shower in each cabin. Each cabin may house up to 5 people.

Early bird pricing until June 1 2017- book now!

Single occupancy – $1165

Loft    –                     $915

Hold your spot with a $350 deposit here.

 

Yoga and Cross Country skiing at  Nipika Eco resort  January 19 -22  2018 

This is a retreat you will not want to miss, we had so much fun last year!  We are going to get a ski lesson from a very experienced guide and then have access to hundreds of Kms of some of the best groomed trails in the world to ski on!   Combined with yoga, this winter vacation will get you outside and take you inside 🙂   Suitable for those who have never tried cross country skiing as well as those who are veterans. There are many different types of trails, from beginner to intermediate to advanced on the Nipika property. There is also a cozy yoga space in the upper loft of the barn to practice the art of yoga, meditation and relaxation.

Includes:

  • 3 nights shared accommodations in cozy cabins
  • all your meals
  • a ski lesson  (a two hour group lesson)
  • two yoga practices a day plus an optional meditation in the mornings
  • personal attention for your yoga practice
  • access to hundreds of kilometres of groomed trails for snowshoeing or skiing.

Nipika is a ecologically sustainable resort outside of Radium that runs on solar powered batteries, propane, firewood and the hard work of the folks who work there. It is a welcoming and charming place with a number of large cabins. These cabins have various configurations in terms of rooms. There are single rooms, rooms with two twin beds (doubles) and “loft” beds. The loft beds are not actually in a loft but are cozy beds that are less private (not in a contained bedroom). There is a bathroom with a shower in each cabin. Each cabin may house up to 5 people.

Single occupancy – $1165

Double occupancy – $965

Loft    –                     $915

Hold your spot with a $350 deposit here.

Join us!   See some pictures from our last Nipika retreat on Instagram

 Mexico February 2018. Yoga, beach, art and language retreat (in two parts) 

This year’s retreat to Puerto Escondido Mexico was so successful, we are going back!

Some of the folks who stayed on after the retreat did a bit of Spanish language school while they were there. They had such a good time, I decided I wanted to learn some Spanish too! Our host at the villa also recommended Mexico city as one of his favorite places to visit. I have been putting together one week (Feb. 17 -24) in Mexico city to learn a little of the language and take in the world class art and culture there. This part of the trip will include a guide who will help us navigate the big city and allow us to enjoy it with ease. Only 5 spots are available for this part of the trip.

The second week (Feb. 24 – Mar. 3) will be back at the spectacular Casa Descalza. This is the most relaxing beach vacation you will ever have. The food, the yoga the beach – it does not get any better anywhere in the world than this. Space is limited for this week to 10 spots.

Come for one or both weeks! more details coming soon…

 

The fresh air,  the mountains, the great food…it was perfect. I have already recommended this retreat to friends!

 

This was my second Prapti Yoga retreat, and I can’t wait for the next one. This retreat was my favorite because of the location and because Lyle was such a great host. I loved the rapport amongst the group, the communal dinners and the loft yoga studio.

 

The mix of activities was excellent! I loved the hike and yoga practice in the barn was memorable.

Nipika retreat participants

Adelina (our chef) fed us royally and the fresh fruit, salads, tamales, chicken mole, seafood and tacos ( to mention a few of the delicious dishes), nourished our bodies and souls. As did the refreshing margaritas!

mexico participant 2017

“Being my first experience to yoga, I was quite apprehensive about it. I had bowed to peer pressure and agreed to come. It completely surpassed my expectations. Jo and Kathy were amazing. It ended up being the perfect way to introduce yourself to yoga with the two instructors. They were so wonderful and welcoming. I was afraid I would feel like I was holding things up but they never let that happen. Would go again!”

Linda

Kathy developed the yoga practices in an evolutionary manner so by the end of the week we had all improved our flexibility, stamina and awareness.

Mexico participant 2017

These retreats are right for you if

*you crave great experiences instead of more stuff

*you like authenticity and having the ‘insider scoop’ when you travel

*you want to be well taken care of and not treated like just another tourist

*you like a bold adventure with a small group of like minded people

 This retreat might not be for you if 

*you want a silent retreat. while silent retreats are wonderful, our retreats are about connection, joy, laughter and fun

*you want a ‘boot camp’ experience. we love a a good yoga glow and you will fall into bed each night a good tired but we are all about pleasure, self love and a strong but sustainable practice, not ‘whipping’ your body into shape.

*you prefer a big name hotel chain with an all you can eat buffet over a private cabin or villa with fresh made to order meals. you know those all-inclusive resorts with wrist bands? ya – you won’t be wearing one of those. 

 

When I go on a yoga retreat, each day I’m there I feel more relaxed, a little more spontaneous and little more…myself.

My wish for you is that you feel taken care of and that you learn more about taking care of yourself.

If not now – when?

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