5-Day Kayaking & Yoga Retreats
Nourish your body and soul with this transformative yoga, kayaking, and camping experience powered by an Ayurvedic vegetarian menu. Namaste.
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5-Day Kayaking & Yoga Retreats in Clayoquot Sound or the Broken Groups Islands
5-Day Kayaking & Yoga Retreat Overview
Enjoy five days of kayaking, yoga, and camping powered by a nourishing Ayurvedic vegetarian menu (with a West Coast twist).
Certified yoga instructors will lead you through daily yoga practices, paired with the breathtaking experience of paddling one of two stunning destinations- the Clayoquot Sound or Broken Group Islands.
Both retreats are expedition-style multi-day kayaking trips where camp may be moved daily to experience the unique wonders that both areas have to offer.
Clayoquot Sound Retreat
This unique retreat will give kayaking yogi’s the unique experience to paddle in both calm, sheltered waters and more exposed sections of the wild Pacific. A UNESCO World Heritage Sound, Clayoquot Sound is known for its breathtaking old-growth forests, coastal wolves, whales, eagles, and black bears.
Broken Group Islands Retreat
Explore this world renowned kayaking destination within the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. Paddle through sheltered turquoise clear waters, discovering ancient middens, a vast cultural heritage of the Tseshaht First Nations, and towering cedar trees.
Itinerary for the 5-Day Kayak & Yoga Retreat
Your kayak guides will be Jeremy Beninger and Shannon Jensen, who are both certified kayak guides and 200-hour certified yoga instructors.
Meet in Tofino (Clayoquot Sound) or Ucluelet (Broken Group Islands) to load our gear. Your expert guide will provide you with a kayaking orientation and introductions before we start the trip, including a pre-trip safety demonstration.
As we paddle, we’ll have our first kayak yoga sequence on the water- an unrepeatable experience not to be missed. After our yoga session, we’ll head to shore for the first of many delicious lunches.
The first day of kayaking will be between 4-5 hours. Our first camping destination will be determined by the weather, group ability, and daily tides. Once we find our destination camp, you’ll set up your tent while your guides set-up a kitchen for meals.
When camp is all ready and everyone’s relaxed, we’ll begin our on land yoga session with an evening yoga practice for about 1-1.5 hours.
You’ll have a short break before dinner (and dessert), with dinner being served no later than 7:30pm. Following this, we’ll have a group campfire where we’ll share stories from the day, and reflect in the peaceful quietness of nature around you.
Days 2 - 4
Start your day with a cup of tea or coffee, and follow-it with a 7:00am morning yoga session, weather permitting. Our morning yoga and meditation session will be 1-1.5 hours, followed by a nourishing breakfast.
Weather and tides will dictate whether we move camps or stay, aiming to paddle and have lunch somewhere new and different than our campsite. Each day, we’ll be kayaking around 3-4 hours with ample opportunity to reflect in nature and have optional meditation practices.
Back at camp, we’ll prepare for another evening yoga session, dinner, and socializing before bed.
Clayoquot Sound Hiking
On our Clayoquot Sound retreat, there is also a chance to do either a half-day or full-day of hiking in the old-growth forests.
On the final day, you’ll start your morning with yoga and breakfast. After a day on the water, we’ll make our way to Tofino or Ucluelet, aiming to be done unpacking no later than 5pm.
Get ready for hugs and new pen-pals- this is a trip full of connections you won’t want to miss.
Hello Nature Tour Testimonials
Great boats and equipment, awesome lunch, and our guide Amy was the BEST!! Super patient with all of us and made us feel safe and comfortable. Great knowledge and stories of the surrounding First Nations historical locations and practices. The stone fishing traps and sea life in the lagoon were my favourite!!
Our guide Erin was the best. He was very enthusiastic, knew an answer to all the questions we had about the First Nations, wildlife, the area... We saw 2 black bears, a lot of sea lions, some seals, a bald eagle. It was so nice to see these animals in their natural habitat while kayaking through the water. Very recommended!
Hello Nature Adventure Tours recognises and supports the indigenous rights and title of the Hesquiaht, Ahousaht, and Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations, Ucluelet, Toquaht and Tseshaht - the first peoples of the lands and waters now called Clayoquot Sound and Barkley Sound.