Kootenay Eco Retreats
- Yoga Retreats, Health & Nature Retreats and English as a Second Language Retreats
- Gateway to Valhalla Provincial Park on Slocan Lake.
- Retreat program in morning, adventure activities in the afternoon, kayaking to pictograph sites, alpine meadow hikes, forest bathing,
- waterfall and hot spring excursions, lake swimming, campfires and music under the evening stars.
Schedule7:30 AM WARM UP AND GREET THE DAY
9:00 AM NUTRITIOUS BREAKFAST
10:30 AM RETREAT PROGRAM
12:30 PM DELICIOUS LUNCH
1:30 PM AFTERNOON OUTING ADVENTURE
(swimming, kayaking, hotsprings, forest hike, herbal adventure- all weather permitting)
4:00 PM FREE TIME
6:30 PM GOURMET DINNER
8:00 PM EVENING ACTIVITY (campfire, music, stargazing, yoga)
About This Event
Reset, Renew, Rejuvenate. Share an authentic Kootenay experience in one of the most spectacular settings in the world. Located in Slocan City, British Columbia Canada, we offer retreats in Yoga, Health & Nature or English as a Second Language. We combine programming with outdoor adventure activities. Located at the gateway to the magnificent Valhalla Provincial Park there is plenty to see and do each day. Whether kayaking, hiking, visiting amazing waterfalls or enjoying a luxurious soak in the local hot springs, each day will be a treat.
Our all-inclusive retreats feature gourmet cuisine prepared by our outstanding chefs, organic where possible and locally sourced.
Stay at the White Pines Dojo, a beautiful 'off grid' straw bale retreat centre in the forest and enjoy the tranquility of nature. It is rare these days to get a real break from technology. Our retreats are wi-fi and cell phone free.
Reset, Renew, Rejuvenate.
Venue HighlightsKootenay EcoRetreats are held at the beautiful White Pines Dojo, an Aikido academy and 'off-grid' retreat centre located just outside of Slocan City, BC. Built by Roland Werner (also our host) the two storey building is post and beam straw-bale construction measuring 40 ft. by 60 ft. (2400 square ft.).
The dojo space is a 1600 square-foot straw bale room with 78 traditional Japanese tatami. The largeness of the room and its earthen walls create a tranquil and clear place to study one’s art. The full facility includes two change rooms, two showers, three washrooms and upstairs accommodations that sleep up to 25 guests.
The facility’s primary power source is solar power. Other features of the dojo include propane on-demand water heater, wood cook stove and outdoor passive solar shower. Year-round fresh water is provided by the spring fed creek on the property. The practice space is warmed by in-floor heating during the winter months.
Nestled on forty acres of gently sloping land of young forests and extensive wild flower meadow there is full sun exposure and 360 degrees of breathtaking vistas, including the Valhalla Mountain range. Wildlife sightings are common even right from the Dojo dining room. There is no cell phone service in the Slocan area and the Dojo is WiFi free for maximum retreat experience.
AccommodationsWe have private, shared and dorm rooms available. All offer shared bathrooms. Towels are provided.
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- Gluten Free
Menu/CuisineOur all-inclusive retreats feature gourmet cuisine prepared by our outstanding chefs, organic where possible and locally sourced with gluten free, vegan, vegetarian and meat options.
DirectionsKootenay Eco Retreats & White Pines Dojo are located:
66km from West Kootenay Regional Airport Castlegar BC CANADA (pickup can be arranged)
70 km from Nelson BC CANADA
315 km north of Spokane, WA USA
100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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