We are inviting guests from Vancouver Island and the mainland for a “Yoga Weekend Retreat” with Clement Lam. Clement has practiced meditation since 2003, is an Advanced Yoga Teacher (RYT 200hr & RYT 500hr), and a skilled therapist with credentials in Thai Yoga Massage and Ayurveda Marma Therapy.
A. BEGINNERS’ YOGA RETREAT: For anyone who interested in learning yoga and meditation. Main topic of the lecture is the foundation of a yogic life-style, the “5 Points of Yoga”.
B. YOGA INTENSIVE – INTERMEDIATE: As a step-up from the beginners’ retreat, this retreat is intended to deepen ones practice on more advanced postures. Main topic of the lectures are creating a well-rounded practice with the synthesis of “4 paths of Yoga”.
C. YOGIC COOKING RETREAT: Apart from the daily routine, this is a hands-on workshop where students will learn how to cook exciting, delicious vegetarian meals. Main topic of the lectures are the yogic views of health and food.
8-9:30 am- Meditation + lecture
10 am-12pm- Yoga class
12-1pm- Brunch (vegetarian)
2-4 pm- Lecture, workshop or free time according to program
4-6 pm- Yoga class
6-7 pm- Dinner (vegetarian)
Tuition for option A, B, or C: $216 for 2 day retreat per person. Includes course materials, meals, lectures and yoga classes. Accommodation is not included.
Sointula is a perfect place to come if you need a change of pace or need to recharge your batteries after a stressful week. It is easy to get here and very affordable!
You can explore the miles of beaches and hiking trails of Malcolm Island. We are a pet friendly hotel and Malcolm Island is the perfect place to take your dog for long rambling walks.
We can arrange for a traditional Finnish sauna for groups up to 4 people or a nice relaxing massage. The local museum will keep anyone busy for hours discovering the rich history of our town or, perhaps someone in the group wants to go fishing while you are taking part in the workshop. We can also arrange for classes in rug hooking or you can have a private palm reading with a local reader.
There is a pub on the premises with its own library if you like to read old books. Sointula is a quiet little village with lots of character. We think you will thoroughly enjoy your stay.
Accommodations: Most of our rooms are on the beach overlooking Broughton Strait. We have rooms with kitchens and/or patios. Some have gas fireplaces and all have great views. Our rooms run from $70 per night to $120 per night and most of them sleep 2 people with the possibility of a single bed included. For our weekend workshops the second night is half price & the third night is free! So, bring your friends and have an affordable road trip to Sointula.
How to get here: only 2.5 hours north of Campbell River
Leave Nanaimo at 1:30 – catch the 6:40 ferry from Port McNeill- arrive at 7:10
Or leave Nanaimo at 4 pm and arrive in Port McNeill at 9:00- catch the 9:30 ferry
-arrive at 10 pm and go to sleep with the sound of the waves lapping on the beach.
How to get home: Ferry leaves Sunday at 7:20 am, 11 am, 1:45 pm, 4:35 pm, 7:10 pm, 9 pm. Weekdays the first ferry leaves a 7:55 and then follows the above schedule. Please check on the BC ferries website for any changes to this information. You can easily leave your car in Port McNeill and walk on the ferry. We are one block down on the left.
Malcolm Island Inn- www.malcolmislandinn.ca 250-230-6722