Yogic Explorations

About us

A wellness retreat led by Jeff Mah on February 3-6, 2019.

We live in exciting times where there is an up swell of information. Riding this wave of knowledge, we see the practice of yoga undergo both a renaissance and an evolution. Naturally, with a flowering of techniques, it can be confusing to find material that is relevant to our lives. 

This three night, all-inclusive retreat, will explore a mix of yoga techniques that will elevate the understanding of your postures and provide insight on movement, recovery, and will dive deeper into why we have the bodies that we do. There will be challenges, laughter, a-ha moments and a myriad of sensations will arise! Whether you are relatively new to yoga practice and looking to build a solid foundation, or a seasoned practitioner aiming for refinement, everyone will leave with meaningful techniques. To bring one's yoga practice back to the beauty of Lake Louise is a metaphor for our lives.

Nestled in this stunning mountain landscape, we will dive into the foundations of movement, mind and breath and create a bedrock for our yoga and a lake of stillness for our minds. Nestled in this stunning mountain landscape, we will dive into the foundations of movement, mind and breath and create a bedrock for our yoga and a lake of stillness for our minds. With 15+ years of teaching, Jeff can draw from numerous experiences and insight as he shares his favourite explorations. Are you ready to explore your yoga further? To dance on the edge of what is comfortable? Then hop aboard for the adventure!

Retreat Takeaways

  • Developing lower legs that are functional, strong, and able to resist injury and further challenging them with unique balance sequences.

  • A close look at fundamental standing postures such as triangle, side angle, and more.

  • Discovering our unique personal tightness pattern that we currently hold in our bodies.

  • Using props to work with the body’s connective tissues, and address chronic issues.

  • Moving away from passive, static stretch techniques and exploring alternate methods of lengthening and contracting the body for greater safety and  stability.

  • Extensive work on developing meaningful core strength for true spinal stability. Looking at places of common weakness in yoga practitioners and lay down a pathway to cultivate strength.

  • Regaining healthy shoulder joints and working with props to awaken lost movement patterns.

  • Back-bending with an eye towards stability and gaining movement in the thoracic spine.

Retreat Includes

  • 3 nights’ accommodation at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a Deluxe room

  • Welcome cocktail reception Sunday evening

  • Healthy meals - breakfast, lunch & dinner on Monday & Tuesday; Breakfast on Wednesday. Gratuities included. Dietary requirements can be accommodated.

  • Daily morning & afternoon yoga workshop classes with Jeff Mah

  • Free time daily

Tags: health meditation mindfulness movement transformation wellness yoga

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Reconnecting with myself after a very crazy few months with a new baby! Just having that feeling of being grounded again. But also having an opportunity to connect with new amazing people. Getting exposed and Inspired by new (to me) yoga instructors (and community). Being in the presence of real, authentic and raw emotion (the whole spectrum).. So many reasons! Alyson
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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