to May 26

Wilderness Weekend Yoga Retreat ~ Kananaskis

Join Sarah Harvie and Raelene Hodgson for a weekend of yoga, nature, mountains and deep relaxation at Camp Chief Hector in the heart of the rockies, just a one hour drive away from Calgary.



Sunset Canoe @ Retreat

- 2 nights Accommodation: Tipi or Cabin

- Healthy Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

- 4 Yoga classes :

        - 2 Vinayasa Practices

       -  Option of Power Vinyasa (Raelene)

         or Hatha (Sarah )on Saturday

        - 1 Restorative Yoga Practice

- 1 Pranaymana Practice

- 2 Yoga Nidra Sessions

- Option of Canoeing on the lake (instructor led) or challenge yourself at the High Ropes course

- Nightly Campfire & Reflections

*all activities are optional, feel free to participate in as much or as little as you like


Early Bird (until March 31, 2019)                          Full Price (after March 31, 2019)

Tipi       $350.00 +gst                                                        $390.00 +gst

Cabin    $430.00 +gst                                                        $470.00 +gst



Instructor Bios


Raelene is a Vancouver-Based yoga teacher who grew up hiking, climbing and skiing in the Rocky Mountains. Raelene holds a degree in Kinesiology, is a registered yoga teacher, 200-hour teacher-training faculty member and hosts annual yoga retreats in Kananaskis and Mexico. She currently teaches yoga in Vancouver and is taking a Masters in Counselling at UBC. When she’s not practicing or teaching yoga, she instructs rock climbing, works as a youth addictions-counsellor and enjoys mountain biking with her dog!







For the past 10 years, Sarah has taught yoga & meditation as part of month-long wilderness expeditions in South America, India and North America. Sarah is a Registered Massage Therapist and 500-hour trained yoga teacher. Based in Canmore, Sarah has a CranioSacral Therapy practice at Canmore Health & Wellness Centre and teaches yoga at The Yoga Lounge and Mica Heli Skiing. When not practicing yoga, Sarah can be found instructing for NOLS,  backcountry skiing, and whitewater boating.

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To register please email

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to Sep 16

Farm to Yoga : Food (and yoga) Retreat in Pemberton, BC

Join us for a relaxing weekend of food and yoga in the beautiful Pemberton Valley.


- 2 nights Accommodation in the beautiful farm house

- Healthy Farm Fresh Meals (made from local ingredients)

- Daily Yoga Practice

- "Farm Crawl" Bike Ride to local farms

- Camp Fire

- Guided Pranyama & Meditation Practices

- Fermenting Workshop and take homes with in-house vegan chef

* Must be able to ride bike 20km at leisurely pace


The accommodation is simple, fresh, farm-house living. Some rooms have a private washroom, some have private covered decks and some share a washroom. As all rooms have the same pricing, room assignment will be on a first-come, first-serve basis so be sure to sign up early! All rooms have either a queen or double bed, we have one room with a double and single bed which can accommodate a group of 3. If you are paying the shared accommodation pricing, please clearly indicate on your registration form who you will be sharing a room with.



                                               Early Bird                                    Regular

Shared Accommodation        $410.00                                      $450.00

Private Accommodation        $490.00                                      $540.00

*Earlybird must be paid in full by August 19th, 2018.


To register: Email registration form and interac transfer to To pay by credit card, follow link to store (additional fee applies).


Meet the Team

Raelene Hodgson : Teacher

Raelene is a Vancouver-Based yoga teacher who grew up hiking, climbing and skiing in the Rocky Mountains. Raelene holds a degree in Kinesiology, is a registered yoga teacher, 200-hour teacher-training faculty member and hosts annual yoga retreats in Kananaskis and Mexico. She currently teaches yoga in Vancouver and is taking a Masters in Counselling at UBC. When she’s not practicing or teaching yoga, she instructs rock climbing, works as a youth addictions-counsellor and enjoys mountain biking with her dog!







Christie Hess : Teacher

Yoga came into my life 20 years ago when I first moved to Pemberton. I studied at great length with Leslie Young and my yoga practice flourished under her encouragement and support. So inspired, I began a Teacher Training with her in 98, which I did not get the opportunity to complete. My son was born in 1999 and my yoga journey took on a more devotional practice as I became a mother of two children . My children are now 15 and 9 and I have been able to devote more time and energy deepening my yoga practice. This led me to Karma Teachers in Vancouver where I completed my 200 hour Teacher Training this year. Along with my Reiki training, I hope to provide energetic adjustments and encourage your body to move to its fullest potential both on and off the mat. My yoga background is varied, but grounded in alignment and breath connection. I have had magical experiences connecting with the breath to find mindful movement both on and off my mat. My focus would be to bring an awareness to the power of the breath and how it can guide us through our lives. Whether in meditation,pranayama, asana practice, buying groceries, or challenging situations our breath is the key to connecting us to ourself, others and the world around us. Please join me to share a dynamic, compassionate practice where we can change our relationship to gravity, explore and breathe together.


Chantal Denis : Chef

Chantal is a plant-focused chef that is passionate about feeding lots of people, lots of veggies. Since moving to Vancouver two years ago, she has been fortunate enough to live her passion of connecting people through the preparation and sharing of food. Chantal volunteers her time leading community kitchens and she also teaches cooking classes that aim to make vegan food more accessible. She is deeply invested in promoting more conscious, sustainable eating and building food security in her community. On the rare case that she isn't cooking, Chantal enjoys exploring nature, cycling around the city and gushing over vegetables at the farmers market. Chantal has been practicing yoga for over 7 years and is thrilled to be part of a retreat that combines so many of her deepest passions! 



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Luxury Back Country Retreat in South Chilcotins
to Jul 9

Luxury Back Country Retreat in South Chilcotins

Join us for a 4-day Backcountry Retreat with Tyax Adventures

  • 4 days, 3 nights

  • Hosted at remote skycamp on pristine crystal lake

  • Only accessed by float plane this will be a serene, intimate, rejuvenating outdoor yoga experience

  • Daily guided meditation and yoga classes, high teacher to student ratio for lots of hands on

  • $2195/person plus tax. Includes float plane to/from camp, backcountry luxuries, woodfired sauna, private fully-certified hiking guide, use of mountain bikes, standup paddle boards, canoes and kayaks. 

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6 Day Yoga Retreat in Mexico
to Jan 28

6 Day Yoga Retreat in Mexico

Join Raelene Hodgson this January in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for 6 days of yoga, nature, play, local culture and food. Retreat includes fresh vegan breakfast, lunch and snacks, accommodation in the heart of old-town Puerto Vallarta only 3 blocks from the shala. Enjoy daily morning rooftop yoga with a view of the ocean. At our sessions in the shala we will practice many different styles of yoga with Raelene and other local teachers; including partner yoga, acro-yoga, restorative and pranayama, mudra and meditation practices. In between practice we will explore nature on the coast. Retreat includes a guided mountain bike tour, surf trip and lessons with local instructors and a group hike to a stunning waterfall and secret swimming hole. We will also be doing one afternoon of seva (community service) work at the local animal shelter. Finally, internationally known kirtan artist Raoul Diaz will lead us through meditation and chanting practice. 

Join us for this 6 day Retreat!

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Retreat includes:

-6nights accommodation

-Daily juice, tea, coffee and fresh fruit served early morning

-Energy boosting offering of green juice & vegetarian snacks served mid-morning on the rooftop

-Surf day trip WITH lessons from Santa Madre Surf CO.

-Day hike, meditation and swim in local waterfall + boat back

-Mountain bike day trip (all levels welcome)

-All yoga sessions

-Community Service (Seva) at local animal shelter

-Kirtan with local artist Raoul Diaz

-Yoga class with Davanna Yoga owner Anna Laurita

-One night organic rooftop dinner with live music in San Pancho

*does not include airfare, airport transport or dinner

For Full Schedule Click Here


Swimming Spot on Day Hike

Swimming Spot on Day Hike

Kirtan with Raoul Diaz

Kirtan with Raoul Diaz

Acro/Partner Yoga
Rooftop Practice at Shala

Rooftop Practice at Shala


Shared Accommodation:

Standard Room (2 people - Double bed): $675.00

Shared Queen Room w/ AC (2 or 3 people - Double bed + twin bed):$700.00

Shared King Room with Balcony & AC (2 or 3 people): $750.00


Private Accommodation

Standard Room for 1 person: $765.00

Queen Room for 1 person: $850.00

King Room for with Balcony for 1 person: $950.00


Already have accommodation? Join us for the day!

Day Prices

January 23rd/25th/26th/27th = $120/day

January 24th (surf day) = $150/day

All days 23rd - 28th = $500.00

**Wednesday January 28th Free if you attend any of the other days






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200-Hour Karma Teachers Teacher Training
to Oct 30

200-Hour Karma Teachers Teacher Training

Karma Teachers 200 Hour Teacher Training 

Email info@karmateachers.comKarma Teachers College, 200 Hour Teacher Training Certification is based upon our intention of promoting acts of selfless giving. From a balanced perspective, we will provide students and aspiring teachers with a solid foundation in both yin and yang yoga. New teachers will graduate with ample skills to bring their unique voice to teaching. Karma Teachers College will support graduates to teach yoga in studios, fitness and community centers, beaches and parks of their choice – anywhere in the world!


The Karma Teachers College 200 Hour Faculty and Guest Teachers (from our ongoing January 2014 YTT)
Lead Trainers: April Kuramoto + Emerson Lim
Faculty: Michael Olivotto(Vinyasa), Ryan Stevenson (Ashtanga, Sivananda) , Stephen Fazzari, Raelene Hodgson, Whit Hornsberger (Vinyasa Krama Mini Teacher Training), Amanda McFadyen (Rainbow Kids Teacher Training)
Guest Teachers: Tianne Allen (Restorative Mini Teacher Training) Danielle Hoogenboom (Yin Mini Teacher Training) Shannon Cluff (Sequencing Workshop + The Business of Yoga), Reno Muenz (Dharma Yoga Workshop) Farah Nazarali (Seva Workshop) Kyira Korrigan (Adjustment Workshop), Community Yoga Vancouver(Andi and Kandace) Sacred Justice Workshop.


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4:15 PM16:15

Community Class ~ One Yoga for the People


Community classes are taught by up and coming teachers studying in our mentorship program. This class is donation based with a suggested minimum donation of $5. Monthly unlimited and 10 class passes do not apply. Portions of the donations are allocated to organizations that support the Downtown Eastside community of Vancouver.

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