I have been holding the space and leading yoga holidays now for 14 years and absolutely love this aspect of my teaching more than ever. Teaching a retreat is so rewarding both for the student and the teacher. I never ever feel drained after teaching a retreat because one of the most magical things is its ability to always give me back more than I give.
There is always an element of the unknown, to begin with, however, I try my best to humble myself to the power of yoga and encourage the students to do the same from the very beginning. Every class becomes progress and even more so on a yoga holiday, we learn to trust, never to lose hope and believe that anything is possible with a little bit of patience and perseverance. We love, we let go, we play, we form strong bonds, we always laugh lots and of course we get out of our heads and open our hearts to it all. After a couple of days, the yoga connects us all like a close-knit family, then in no time at all, a special vibe begins to emerge, both from the yoga space and from the group.
Consequently, we come home feeling completely nourished, nurtured, renewed, re-inspired, refreshed and with a new passion or even a vision for all that lies ahead of us. A week of yoga with an amazing group of people literally changes your perception of life.
I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks to all of the beautiful souls who have attended past retreats and made my job so rewarding.
Namaste, Light & Love Nancy Whittcase
Yoga & the 7 Chakra Retreat
& Our yearly Meditation Retreat has been
Rescheduled for 2021
The seven chakras explained
The chakra system is a seven levelled philosophical model of the universe. It is a center that receives, assimilates and expresses life force energy. The word chakra translates as “wheel or disk” and refers to a spinning sphere. There are seven main chakras stacked in a column of energy that spans from the base of the spine to the top of the heard. This chakra system is a bridge between polarities, heaven/earth, inner/outer, above/ below, matter/consciousness. Chakra one is our center of stability and basic needs, located near the base of the spine, element-earth, colour-red. Chakra two is our center of creativity and sexuality, located in the pelvic area, element-water, colour-orange. Chakra three is our center of power, located in the navel area, element-fire, colour-yellow. Chakra four it the center of love it is situated in the heart area, element-air, colour-green. Chakra five is our center of expression, located in the throat area, element-ether, colour-blue. The last two chakras connect us beyond this earthly realm, chakra six is our center of intuition, located at the eyebrow center point (third eye), light-element, colour-indigo. Chakra seven is the center of our spiritual connection it is situated at the crown of the head, cosmic energy-element, colour-violet/white. For optimum health and to harness the power of the chakras this retreat will explore the use of yoga postures, chakra meditations, essential oils, crystals, affirmations, and colour vibration. Ideal for beginners to well-seasoned practitioners.
Yoga Retreat Schedule
April 24th- 26th 2020
Halcyon Hot Springs Resort
Check-in starts at 4 pm or arrives earlier to take a dip in the hot springs
7:00 pm -Retreat Starts. The foundation will be laid for the entire weekend
7:30-8:00-am Morning meditation
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Morning practice
12 noon Lunch
Afternoon to yourself, trip to Nakusp or spa treatment
4:30 pm – Afternoon practice
7:00 pm Dinner
Evening Mineral Pools
7:30-8:00-am Morning Chakra meditation
8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 Check out
9:30 am Morning practice
12 noon Lunch
Goodby’s, journey home or stay and enjoy the mineral pools.
A more detailed schedule and what to bring will be given with registration
This Retreat is open to all levels and abilities.
Continuing Educations Credits are available to those who may require them.
Book early to avoid disappointment!
Please note there is a no refund policy on this retreat. Kindly make sure that you are able to attend before you commit.
To register, contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text at +1 250 832 3647