3 Day Restorative Retreat In Bowen Island, British Columbia, August 10 - 12, 2018

About us

Join international yoga retreat leader, Kim Wolff, for a profoundly rejuvenating weekend of restorative, therapeutic and yin yoga as we unwind the mind and deeply relax the body amidst the pristine natural beauty of Bowen Island. Engage in daily rituals designed to renew the spirit and assist you in tapping into your innate ability to manifest your deepest dreams and desires. You'll gain clarity on life purpose and take away tools to help you move towards it while dissolving limiting beliefs that hold you back from being your best Self. Connect with like minds and return home feeling grounded, nourished and inspired.


All levels welcome, including those with no prior experience. Our program is designed to meet you where you’re at. All classes and activities are optional.

“Dearest Kim- A huge thank you for a fantastic weekend. You set an intention to create a space with a spirit of rejuvenation and renewal and your mission was accomplished in the most wonderful way. I will always remember your retreat weekend as being one of the true highlights of my life.” -Phyllis


  • Luxury eco-accommodation amongst forest trees
  • Welcome reception with light + healthy refreshments
  • All meals 
  • Daily yoga classes, ritual practices and meditation sessions
  • Friday evening fire ceremony
  • Saturday afternoon art workshop
  • Full use of the retreat grounds and amenities, including 2 bicycles and 1 kayak
  • Access to many forest hiking trails


Bowen Island (pop. 3,362) is a dreamlike emerald isle set amidst verdant pine forests and shimmering sapphire waters of the Howe Sound in British Columbia, Canada. A nature lover's paradise, it's reached by a 20 minute ferry ride from Vancouver which, along the way, showcases some of the prettiest coastal scenery of the Howe Sound. It's an idyllic retreat destination studded with crystal clear lakes, picture-perfect beaches, coniferous crown forests and many hiking trails- a place where absolute serenity awaits. In addition to the rich First Nations heritage of Bowen Island, you'll find historic, turn of the century architecture in Snug Cove as well as a vibrant arts scene centered around the dynamic community of Artisan Square. And while you're just a stone's throw from the urban playground of Vancouver, the peace and tranquility that this natural setting offers, inspires a real sense that you're in another world altogether.


Our home-away-from-home for the weekend is a sustainable, purpose built retreat center nestled amongst 100 foot tall pine trees on 1.2 acres of pristine forested land that exudes an air of exquisite peace. Throughout the common areas as well as the guest accommodations, a laid-back, modern west-coast vibe prevails, evoking a feeling of ease that allows for a letting go of the cares and stresses of daily life. Because this tiny island paradise is 3.7 miles wide and 7.5 miles long, getting around is seamless. The retreat house is just a couple minutes walk to the beach, a 20 minute walk (or 5 minute drive) to Snug Cove and has access to many forest hiking trails. Bicycles and a kayak are available for use and hammocks are at your disposal should you wish to nap or read under the trees.

“Hi Kim- I just wanted to thank you again for hosting such a life changing weekend. I walked away with new perspectives on so many things. I’m still flying high and just had to let you know how much I appreciate you!” -Coleen


Upon arrival you'll be greeted with a warm welcome and light + healthy refreshments along with time to relax and get oriented to your surroundings before opening ceremony and our first yoga class. Friday night's dinner will be followed by a fire ceremony. Days will begin with morning rituals, yoga and meditation with lots of free time in between sessions. Hike, swim, cycle, kayak, relax in a hammock, read, nap or treat yourself to an in-room massage. Lunch will be served midday after our art workshop. Late afternoon yoga will be followed with Saturday night supper.. We'll partake of a leisurely brunch after our Sunday morning practice, have a bit more free time and conclude our weekend with a closing ceremony. Check in on Friday is at 2:00 PM, check out on Sunday is at 2:00 PM.


  • 8:00 - 9:30: Morning meditation, ritual + yoga
  • 9:30 - 10:30: Breakfast
  • 10:30 - 1:30: Free time
  • 1:30 - 2:30: Lunch
  • 2:30 - 4:30: Free time
  • 4:30 - 6:00: Evening yoga + ritual
  • 6:00 - 7:00: Dinner
  • 7:00 - 8:00: Free time
  • 8:00 - 9:00: Fire ceremony


We’ll gather for classes in the radiant-heated geodesic dome that features a view of the forest and gives the feeling of bringing the outdoors in. The spherical form of the dome is composed of triangular facets that create a structure which mirrors the forms found in sacred geometry and nature’s own designs. It's built for optimal expression of sound and light vibration, making it a supercharged container in which to gather for the purpose of healing, transformation and spiritual development. Mats and props are providedKim will facilitate all classes, rituals, ceremony and dharma talks. Daily yoga will focus on restorative, yin and therapeutic modalities and will be accompanied by organic aromatherapy to deepen the experience. Guided meditations offer students an opportunity to experience a range of techniques emphasizing simple methods that can be integrated into daily life, while creative writing exercises and journaling prompts assist in gaining insight into and increasing awareness of one's innermost Self.

"I have yet to leave one of Kim's classes with anything less than a profound sense of bliss and well being.” -Karen


Nourishment for the weekend will be provided by Vanessa Vorbach, an inspirational Holistic Nutritionist and classically trained Chef based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. Though she’s logged some serious time cooking in Michelin starred restaurants throughout Europe, these days Vanessa’s heart and soul goes into offering her clients vibrant, prana-packed, plant-based cuisine that's expertly and lovingly prepared with seasonal, organic and local ingredients and presented with beautiful creative flair that elevates vegan cuisine to an artform. An entirely vegan / gluten free menu will be served with a mix of both raw and cooked dishes. All meals will be served in abundant portions and are certain to satisfy both belly and soul. Many options abound for restaurants within walking distance should you feel the need to supplement meals with meat, dairy or pastry during your free time.


  • 3 days / 2 nights eco-luxe accommodation, including all bed and bath linens
  • Welcome reception with light + healthy refreshments
  • All meals prepared by Holistic Nutritionist + Classically Trained Chef, Vanessa Vorbach
  • Complimentary herbal tea, filtered water and fresh fruit and nuts for snacking on
  • Daily yoga classes, ritual practices and meditation sessions led by Kim
  • Friday evening fire ceremony
  • Saturday afternoon art workshop
  • Full use of the retreat grounds and amenities, including 2 bicycles and 1 kayak
  • Access to many forest hiking trails
  • Complimentary WiFi


It's easy and quick to get to Vancouver from the US west coast. If departing from Southern California, direct flights into Vancouver International Airport are just under 3 hours. From Northern California, just under 2.5 hours and from the Pacific Northwest 1 hour. There are many airlines to choose from and fares start at about $225 round-trip. Alternately, if you'd like to take a road trip, the drive from Seattle proper is just under 3 hours. For travel from other points in the US and Canada, please visit British Columbia's official tourism site which has lots of helpful trip planning information. Once in Vancouver, you'll make your way to the Downtown district to board the ferry which will take you on a 20 minute picturesque ride across the Howe Sound. When you arrive on Bowen Island, you'll either make the short drive to our retreat center, or if on foot, catch the bus (the bus stop is directly outside the ferry terminal) which will drop you off at our center. Ferry fares and schedules can be found at: https://www.bcferries.com/


Guestrooms feature comfy + cozy bedding. Bathrooms are equipped with fluffy towels as well as all natural, eco-friendly bodywash, shampoo, conditioner and hand soap. All rooms are double occupancy and rates are noted below. For groups of up to 3 guests traveling together, there is an option for triple occupancy accommodation in the Nectar Loft Suite. JUST 1 ROOM REMAINS!


The Nectar Loft Suite features a light and airy living room with a high-pitched ceiling, custom made pull-out sofa with a super comfy memory foam mattress and a calming color scheme accented with natural decorative elements. The sleeping loft is graced with a triangular window that runs the length of the wall and the pitch of the roof from which you can view the trees right from your bed. The charming kitchenette is outfitted with a small fridge, electric kettle and a selection of local coffee and tea. Get creative using the art supplies provided in the inspiration box, read from a variety of books, play cards, games or simply gaze at the stars from your cottage deck. En suite bathroom. 1 queen bed and 1 pull-out sofa/double bed. Sleeps 2 guests.  PLEASE NOTE: This room must be booked by 2 friends, family members or a couple traveling together. $778 per person.

All prices are in USD and are subject to change. A non-refundable deposit of $250 will secure your spot. Final balance is due 60 days prior to the start of our retreat (Sunday, June 10th, 2018).


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