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Yoga Meditation Retreat Canada

If you are ready to release that which is no longer serving you, to know yourself on a much deeper level, and to step into your truth and begin living from that place of power every day, join Heather for a transformational retreat experience at Stowel Lake Farm on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada. Come into the essence of who you truly are by holding space for yourself on and off the mat. You will not regret taking part in this wonderful retreat.


  • Daily Yin yoga lessons
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily slow flow and restorative yoga practices
  • Guided hike and ceremonies
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
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Stowel Lake Farm includes options for camping, shared accommodation for two, three, or four persons, and private accommodation. This place is comfortable and accessible. The camping areas are open, flat, and grassy. Campers have access to indoor bathrooms complete with shower, toilets, and sinks. Indoor common areas are also available to campers for relaxing or socializing.

If you decide to choose the camping version of accommodation, please note that you need to bring your camping gear.

Journeys on the Mat with Heather Evans Canada Yoga Retreat Program

What you will get

  • Become aware of the habits and patterns in your life
  • Come into a deeper relationship with yourself on physical, mental, emotional, and energetic levels
  • Deepen your practices of asana, meditation, and pranayama with flow, Yin, and restorative yoga sessions
  • Examine your truth through discussion, journaling, and tuning into what truly brings you joy
  • Participate in the ceremony designed to assist in the releasing of thoughts, ideas, and stories that prevent you from fully living your truth
  • Reconnect or connect with nature through mindful hiking and meditation
  • Relax into the essence of who you truly are through practices on and off the mat
  • Take time to relax and re-energize surrounded by the beauty on Salt Spring Island
  • Understand and practice what it means to hold space for yourself
  • Understand more fully the Chakra system and how an aligned energetic body can enable you to clear obstacles in your lives

Daily program

This experience is open to all, and some experience with yoga may be helpful. Your journey begins on Friday, August 25, with your arrival at Stowel Lake Farm any time after 3 p.m. You will gather for a welcome circle and Yin yoga practice followed by a dinner.

On Saturday and Sunday, you will begin your day with meditation and a slow flow yoga practice at 7:30 a.m. followed by a breakfast. You will spend the days in discussions, movements, meditations, journaling, and connecting to nature. Evenings will include a Yin yoga practice, dinner, and evening activities including a film screening and fire ceremony.

On Monday, August 28, you will begin your day with meditation and a slow flow yoga practice followed by a breakfast, discussion, and then a Yin yoga practice to help you reintegrate. You will share lunch together and then gather for a closing circle ceremony. Departure will occur around 3 p.m.

Included excursions

During this retreat, you will take part in a guided hike to enjoy beautiful surroundings of Stowel Lake Farm.


Heather Evans
Heather Evans, MS, RYT-200 is the Founder of Journeys on the Mat. She is a passionate yoga teacher, life coach, and energetic healer who is inspired by everyday moments of bravery. While she has trained in Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Yin and Restorative yoga, her movement is uniquely responsive to the needs of those she works with. Her goal is to provide space for her students to experience themselves in a much deeper and transformative way. “Her love of the practice inspires..The flow of her classes hits all body parts and leaves you feeling mentally refreshed and centred.”


This retreat will take place on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Nearby places

  • Fulford Harbour Ferry Terminal - 5 minutes driving



  • Hiking
  • Stargazing


  • Environmentally friendly
  • Meditation garden
  • Yoga studio


This retreat includes three locally-sourced, organic, vegetarian meals per day. On the first day, you will have dinner and on the last day, you will have both breakfast and lunch. If you have any special dietary requests that you did not include on your registration form, please let Journeys on the Mat with Heather Evans know as soon as possible.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

You can book at an additional cost a gentle energy healing session based on craniosacral and Reiki principles with Heather. When your energetic system is in balance, you find yourselves empowered from a loving, compassionate, and nurturing place. You have the ability to speak with clarity, tune into your emotional state, and step into your life’s purpose with authenticity and joy. These sessions last a minimum of 45 minutes and the cost is 150 CAD per session.

What's included

  • 3 daily locally-sourced, organic, vegetarian meals
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Daily yoga lessons
  • Guided hike and ceremonies
  • Materials and props

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Camping gear for campers
  • Optional healing and coaching sessions with Heather
  • Transportations to and from Stowel Lake Farm

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Victoria International Airport (YYJ) then rent a car or grab a taxi to the ferries.

Arrival by ferry / boat

If you are coming from Victoria International Airport (YYJ) with or without a vehicle, the recommended terminal to arrive at on the island is the Fulford Harbour Ferry Terminal. You will make arrangements to take the Swartz Bay-Fulford Harbour, British Columbia Ferry from Swartz Bay. Stowel Lake Farm is a five-minute drive from the Fulford Harbour Ferry terminal location.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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