7 Days of Physician Wellness + Renewal

  • The Homestead Tofino The Homestead Tofino
  • Sep 10 - 17, 2017 (8 days)
  • King with Shared Bathroom Ocean View - CAD $4,349.00 Queen With Shared Bathroom - CAD $3,999.00 Queen with Shared Bathroom - CAD $3,999.00 Queen with Shared Bathroom Ocean View - CAD $4,174.00 Queen with Shared Bathroom Ocean…

About This Event

Join us to recharge the way you practice medicine! Over half of North America's physicians experience burnout, a state of less energy and vitality. In our one week retreat, deep relaxation, wellness guidance, and wilderness fitness re-connect you to the vibrancy that inspires happiness in your medical career.

Dr. Maia Love co-leads the Physician Retreat Week with our expert wellness team. We are passionate to find ways to enhance your skills in reducing stress and increasing vitality. Our program helps you create a foundation for future wellness, based in the beauty of neuroscience and mindfulness. In addition, the program incorporates expert guidance from Dr. Michael F. Myers with the science of renewal, happiness, and high performance to create your action plan for physician excellence. To enhance your physical health, our personalized one-year fitness plan is designed with our expert athletic trainer Kamma Wiggins. With our diverse range of skills and experience, we use practical principles to anchor you into your unique motivation to balance your life with self-care, beauty in your relationships, and recharge your love of medicine.

The Homestead Tofino invites you to a personalized and distinct experience in which your lifestyle and career goals are refined. We offer a unique and enriching experience for doctors and their spouses. Your physical and mind wellness enrich over the week with evidence-based approaches to enhance wellness. Meditate daily and stretch beautifully in yoga, breathe in fresh ocean air while advancing your outdoor fitness in the rugged nature of Tofino BC, and adventure through international cuisine in five engaging cooking classes with our exceptional chef.

Your Package Includes:

Seven nights accommodation at a luxury West Coast waterfront lodgeThree meals per day and snacks to keep you energized for all activitiesGuided canoe excursion with local First NationsStand Up Paddle Boarding lesson and tourDaily Guided hikes with the breathtaking backdrop of Tofino, BCCooking lessons teaching you how to prepare and cook healthy international cuisineGroup Fitness sessions to improve strength and cardiovascular healthEvidence-based guidance for all aspects of health and wellnessMindfulness sessions to create space and clarityTalks on designing your lifestyle based on the science of stress versus renewalDiscussions on physician health: specific challenges and opportunities for renewalPersonalized mindfulness plans to balance life and workA personal fitness assessment and one year planGuided Yoga practice with a stunning view of the oceanRelaxation Massages

A day at The Homestead Tofino:

7am — Breakfast Smoothie8am — Ocean View Yoga9:30am — Breakfast10:30am — Stand Up Paddle Boarding Trip12 Noon — Lunch and Lifestyle Talk1pm — Guided Hike through Temperate Rainforest5pm — Cooking Lesson and Nutrition Talk6pm — Dinner7pm — Relaxation Massage8pm — Free Time, Social, Hot tub10pm — Sleep

Venue Highlights

The Homestead is located in the heart of Tofino, perched high on a rock point over looking Stub Island to the west. This prime location, surrounded by a United Nations World Biosphere Reserve, provides you with a front row view to amazing wildlife and serene sunsets, giving you a sense of being miles away from civilization when in reality the charm and convenience of Tofino is only a few minutes’ walk away.

Tofino has recently become one of British Columbia's top vacation destinations for those who revel in unspoiled wilderness. Situated on the Esowista Peninsula on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, its current population is less than 2000 residents but thousands of years ago it is believed that as many as 100,000 First Nations inhabited the area across the water from Tofino on Meares Island.

When visiting The Homestead Tofino, see First Nation's history as well as Canada’s surf mecca. Tofino offers boutiques with beautiful local art, restaurants and cafés with many local specialties. The village has a “super chill” vibe where it is easy to let yourself go and connect with all it has to offer.


The Homestead is an all-inclusive retreat center

The South Side offers spacious dining area with cathedral ceiling, it is equipped with a commercial kitchen for our chef's exclusive use.

On the second floor a beautiful storm watch room can be enjoyed with access to a balcony overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Both the storm watch room and dining area have stunning fireplaces.

The North Side provides a lounge area with a third fireplace and kitchen facilities which can be sought out when tea and a good book are what you seek.

Both sides have a large patio equipped with jacuzzi for guests enjoyment.

Bedrooms description:

Meares – King size bed with ocean view, large room with cathedral ceiling located on second floor, South Side. Maximum of 2 guests.

Flores– King size bed with ocean view, large room with cathedral ceiling located on second floor, North Side. Maximum of 2 guests.

Clayoquat - Queen size bed with ocean view – located on the South Side first floor with direct access to a patio equipped with a jacuzzi. Maximum of 2 guests.

Felice - Queen size bed – located on the second floor, South Side. Maximum of 2 guests.

Warne - Queen size bed with ocean view – located on the South Side first floor and direct access to a patio equipped with a jacuzzi. Maximum of 2 guests.

Stubbs - Queen size bed – located on the second floor, South Side. Maximum of 2 guests.

Vargas - Queen size bed with ocean view – located on the North Side first floor with direct access to a patio equipped with a jacuzzi. Maximum of 2 guests.

Bligh - Queen size bed with ocean view – located on the second floor, North Side . Maximum of 2 guests.

South side Bathrooms: 4-piece bathrooms are located on both first and second floor. Both bathrooms have large shower stalls. The second-floor bathroom is equipped with a large soaking tub with jets and vanity with 2 sinks.

North Side Bathrooms: One 4-piece bathroom located on the first equipped with a jacuzzi bath tub and large shower stall. The second floor has two 4-piece bathrooms - one of which is equipped with a double shower stall for taking steam baths, or soak in a large tub with jets while viewing the ocean.


  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


We serve organic, ethically sourced meals and locally sourced when available. We also offer fresh local seafood with salmon high on the list of favourites. Our nutritionist/chef will share her enthusiasm for healthy eating that has exciting flavour without cumbersome preparation. Watch her work during cooking classes, learn and ask questions - then enjoy her creation.


Driving Directions: Tofino is located at the end of the Trans Canada highway on the west side of Vancouver Island. From Vancouver you can take the ferry to Nanaimo and enjoy a three hours spectacular drive through old growth forests. If coming from Victoria the drive would be approximately 4.5 hours. The fastest way to get to us is by flying from Vancouver Airport's South Terminal where you can catch a breathtaking flight between mountain tops to Tofino's municipal airport with either Pacific Coastal or KD Air. A free shuttle is provided between The Homestead and the Tofino airport.

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