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Yoga/Holistic Retreats

Rejuvenating Retreats – Mexico and Canada

Mexican retreats are held at my beautiful, tropical home and garden in Rincon de Guayabitos, Mexico, just one hour north of Puerto Vallarta’s airport.

Please see all information re upcoming Mexican retreats further down on this page.

Canadian retreats are held in  Vancouver, BC, on a secluded, pristine lake just an hour from downtown or the Vancouver airport.

We had a fabulous retreat in Vancouver, BC in 2017.  Now we’re planning the next one. Join us September 25-28, 2018 and register for the early bird rate on our SHOP page!

“I loved the socializing, canoeing and the scenery.”

“I loved the 90-minute yoga classes, especially partner poses.”

“The workshops reaffirmed my own beliefs regarding many concepts such as positive thinking, the power of our good intentions, gratitude and forgiveness.”

“This retreat was a time to nourish my soul and reflect on where and what I want to do going forward in my life.”

For September, 2018, we will expand the program to TWO yoga classes per day, always the gentle Hatha yoga with fun Kundalini stretches and a few Pilates-type exercises for the core.

There is also an interesting and informative workshop every day on the theme Transformation – Body, Mind and Soul.  You will have the opportunity to transform your body with the yoga, learning what each pose does for you.  You will transform your mind by healing the past and learning new ways of moving forward.  You will especially be able to look at your habits and determine which are productive, and which are counterproductive.  We always have the choice to let go of what isn’t working and form new habits that promote health and happiness.  Also, you will be transformed spiritually through meditation, open discussion and communion with nature.

While all activities have been appreciated by past recipients, I always say they are optional.  If you should decide to spend your time relaxing on the dock, feet dangling in the water, then you are free to do so.

This lake on the outskirts of Vancouver (Maple Ridge) is a new and stunning venue for us, only one hour from Vancouver centre or Vancouver/Abbotsford airports (no ferries).  I find this possibly the most beautiful spot I’ve seen anywhere in Canada!  The lake is unspoiled (and swimmable in September), the forest is natural and quiet with two hiking trails, one for 45 minutes, the other for three hours.  We have canoes available at our own dock too.  The schedule allows four consecutive hours for activities after lunch every day, and lots of free time in the evening.

Note that our group has full possession of a private lodge, with our own chef, kitchen and private dining room.  We can accommodate any dietary preferences.  Our lodge also includes a lounge with fireplace, outdoor patios, a fire pit, and our own dock onto the lake.  Bedrooms accommodate singles, doubles or up to four people in spacious rooms with ensuite.  All rooms have a forest or water view.

RATES – Rates include three nights’ accommodation, three delicious meals plus a morning snack every day, yoga, workshops, meditations, hiking and canoeing.  5% GST is charged.  There are no additional fees.

Early bird rates are $980 each for a shared room, $880 each for sharing three or four people (room with four beds, no bunks).  A single room is $1150.  Deposit is $300, with final payment by August 1st, 2018.  Act now to ensure your spot in this wonderful adventure.  (Payments are refundable until 90 days before the event, minus $50.  After that you may substitute another participant, or payments may be applied 100% to any future retreat in Canada or Mexico.)

Click on SHOP at the top of the page to register, and use the CONTACT page to write to me with questions.


Mexico Retreats

The Mexico retreats offer a 90-minute, healing yoga class at 7:30 AM, preceded by an optional sunrise meditation and tea/coffee break.  A fresh, natural breakfast follows the yoga class, and then we move into our 2-hour workshop.  A full hot lunch, with a salad bar concludes the daily retreat events, freeing everyone to do other activities after 1:30.

Yoga is gentle and healing, primarily Hatha, suitable for beginners to intermediates.  It is done on a beautiful outdoor patio.

The workshops are always a wonderful learning experience, giving you the opportunity to leave the past behind and develop productive thoughts and behaviors that lead you to better health and greater happiness.

The early bird rate for a full retreat (6 days) is $600 CAN.  A deposit of $300 holds your spot.  For the new mini-retreat, the rate is $400 CAN.  Deposits are refundable (minus $50) until 90 days before retreat.  After that, any payments already made can be applied 100% to a future retreat in Canada or Mexico.

Rates include the sunrise meditation, all yoga, workshops, morning tea/coffee break, a full breakfast and a hot lunch – all fresh and delicious. (Accommodation is not included but I can recommend local places.)  Please register on the SHOP page.

 

December 2nd – 7th, 2018

Theme:  Choosing Miracles

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With the theme Choosing Miracles, we will be using certain lessons from A Course in Miracles, and we will discuss day to day choices we can make that will make our lives more peaceful and joyful.  All workshops are fun, interactive and exceptional learning opportunities.

 

January 30th – February 2nd, 2019

Theme:  How to Live to Be 100

Our first min-retreat!  For all of those who could not attend when we presented this theme, here’s your chance.  We gather Wednesday evening, January 31st, to Meet and Greet other participants.

Then for three days we enjoy sunrise meditation, 90-minute yoga classes and group workshops where we’ll learn how to improve our health, be happier and achieve longevity.

Come join us!

 

March 3rd – 8th, 2019

Theme: – Peace, Love and Harmony

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This theme is being presented for the first time, in response to many requests.

Do you find that the same kinds of conflicts recur in your life?  Are you often frustrated when, in spite of all your efforts, you find disharmony all around you?  Do people disappoint you repeatedly?  Are they the same people?

In our discussions you will discover the ways in which your own conditioning, your own habits, can cause disappointment.  Come and learn with us how things can always change for the better.


Beautiful Suites for Rent in Mexico

Whether you are coming for a retreat or taking a relaxing holiday in the sun, you can stay in one of my stunning new suites upstairs. I have a one-bedroom and a two-bedroom suite, impeccable and luxurious. See all the information and photos here, and contact me if you’re interested in renting:  https://explorenayarit.com/hotels/agnetas-suites-and-yoga/

More Retreat Reviews

80% of Participants Return!

Time for me.  In my busy world, this is a time just for me, that I relish. It is wonderful to meet like minded people who share a passion for learning new things and yoga. It is also a wonderful time to reconnect with past attendees.  –Shawn, attended four years in row.

Time for Reflection.  It was a time to reflect on my life while being guided how I can improve it each day.  –Patty W, attended two years in a row.

Living in a Divine State.  (The retreat was about) revisiting ego and its force brought me back to working on recognizing it on a moment to moment basis and attempting to move past it to respond and live in a more “divine mind” state. –Robin, attended two years in a row.

Awesome Week.  This week reinforced a lot of principals I try to live by…was reminded of the importance of being grateful and living with an attitude to shift your life. –C. Pierson, attended four times.  Brooks, Alberta.

Small Steps.  I learned that I carry a lot of worry, and now choose to release worry in my life and live a peaceful, joyful existence. –M. McNamara, attended twice.  Kamloops, B.C.

Wonderful 1st Time Experience Located in the residential area at Agneta’s new home and outdoor yoga studio, the “Guayabitos Yoga Retreat–How to Live to Be a Hundred”, proved to be an invigorating, week-long experience. Surrounded by ocean views, beautiful gardens, hummingbirds and iguanas, this setting provides a perfect backdrop for the retreat. Days beginning with sunrise meditation and yoga geared to individual participants set the tone for the remainder of the day. Discussion sessions relating to “How to Live to Be a Hundred” and the role that mind body and spirit play in being healthy and whole at any age, were thought provoking and provided me with an awareness of how I can improve my well being.  This retreat is tailored to the needs of both men and women. Overall, the retreat provided excellent value and would provide both new and experienced yogis with a valuable experience. It’s an excellent investment in oneself.–Keith V, attended three years. (Lethbridge, AB. Canada)

A job well done-Rejuvenating Yoga Retreat  This year was yet another amazing yoga retreat. It is always so nice to take a whole week and focus on myself. Great yoga every day, wonderful thoughtful topics that I will continue to think about and use to grow spiritually, yummy healthy food and best of all the company of old friends and some new friends. Thanks Agneta!  – Lauri K, attended two years in a row

Wonderful!  First of all the tropical location is beautiful. The day is very nicely paced and well organized, with options for all the different levels of our yoga practice and room to stretch and improve. There is opportunity for personal time if you need or want to discuss anything specific with Agneta.  The workshops are illuminating and thought-provoking with everyone participating in an informal discussion on the topic of the day.  The food is creative, tasty, fresh and nourishing, I so look forward to the breakfasts and lunches!  – Marie D, attended Mexico retreat twice

Guayabitos Yoga Retreat  Simply put …..an amazing and wonderful retreat from the busy life I lead at home . This has been my third year attending Agneta’s retreat in December in Guayabitos, Mexico … I cannot say enough about how rejuvenated and reenergized I feel. Thank you to Agneta for providing this wonderful opportunity for me and my colleague in such a breathtakingly beautiful location !!!!  Agneta’s thought provoking and enriching workshops have been a yearly highlight for me to anticipate each year . The daily yoga offerings that Agneta provides after the retreat are something that I look forward to as well after the retreat . Well done Agneta and thank you for this wonderful experience.  – Holly S, attended three years in a row