New for 2020, we have teamed up with certified yoga instructors to bring you a unique experience in either Clayoquot Sound or the Broken Group Islands. Enjoy five days of kayaking, yoga, and camping powered by a nourishing Ayurvedic vegetarian menu with a west coast twist.
On our Clayoquot Sound retreat you will get the unique experience of paddling in both calm sheltered waters as well as more exposed sections. Clayoquot Sound is a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its ancient forests, wild salmon, coastal wolves, whales, eagles and black bears.
On our Broken Group Island retreat you will explore this world renowned kayaking destination within the Pacicfic Rim National Park Reserve. As we explore the traditional home of the Tseshaht First Nations we will paddle through sheltered waters with minimal crossings to discover ancient middens, a vast cultural heritage, towering cedar trees and turquoise waters.
Both of these retreats are expedition style trips where camp may be moved daily in order to experience the magnificent wonders that the areas have to offer. Both trips are suitable for beginner and experienced paddlers alike. Daily outings are dependent on the sea conditions, weather and the groups ability.
Your time will be split between 2 yoga practices per day (3 hours/day) incorporating asana, pranayama and meditation. Kayaking adventures will take up 3-4 hours/day.
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For the past decade I have been working as a kayak guide in British Columbia. Over the years I have come to realize how amazing a yoga practice can be to enhance expeditions; not only to help keep my body pain free, but also as a tool to stay in the present moment.
I have my Level 3 with Level 4 endorsement, as well as a guide trainer certification with the SKGABC (Sea Kayak Guide Alliance of British Columbia). Seven years ago I began my yoga practice and in 2018 I received my 200hr yoga and meditation teacher training with Nada Yoga School in Rishikesh, India.
I believe the perfect setting for yoga is in the outdoors and I am so excited to share my knowledge and appreciation of nature with you!
Hi i'm Shannon. I was born in raised in the landlocked prairies but after traveling to the west coast in 2009 I knew this place would be my home. I am a passionate kayak guide and a lover of nature. When adventuring with me you can expect a full interp on seaweeds, tree communication and whale facts.
I have been sea kayak guiding since 2015 on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Milford Sound (New Zealand) and Antarctica.
I am a 200hr yoga teacher with 20 hours of yin, a fan of the miracle mornings and participate in daily meditation and chanting. I use kayaking as a method of spiritual connection with nature and love to be apart of the daily ongoings of the environment without causing disturbance.
I am humbled and inspired daily by the ocean and Mother Earth and as such I strive to cultivate an unforgettable experience to encourage inspiration, sustainability and connection with Mother Earth and ourselves.