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5 nights/6 days Body in motion Yoga retreat in Quebec forest

Yoga dans l’Bois is a summer time series of small yoga retreats. Our purpose is to bring people together in nature to recharge, learn, share and grow. This 5 nights 6 days retreat is about creation, nature and flow.

Where

1 Riviere Gatineau, Ferme-Neuve QC, CA J0W1C0
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles

Levels

When

Aug 15 to
Aug 20
2016
14:00 pmto15:00 pm

Retreat of 6 days/ 5 nights in August, 4 hours North of Montreal towards Mont-Tremblant. 7 retreats available in July & August of 3 or 5 nights.

Price

$480

Daily yoga classes
Meditation sessions
Acroyoga sessions
Art-mosaic sessions
Dancing sessions
1 Sweat lodge
Excursions to the local art gallery and bee farm
5 nights accommodation
Daily vegetarian meals
1 Pontoon river ride
Canoe / kayak ride

Full Description

Monday
14:00 Meeting point in Ferme-Neuve at Centre d'art au pays du Windigo and it’s native traditions site, intro about chakras and sage cleanse
17:30 Arrival in the forest and cabins distribution
18:00 Vegetarian buffet
19:30 Presentation of the week and the spaces
20:00 Deep relaxation and consciousness with Nika
21:00 Bonfire, if weather allows it
22:00 Good night

Tuesday
Sunrise Sadhana (Kundalini yoga practice) with Marie Chantal
07:00 Fruit and tea available
09:00 Acroyoga with Alexandrine and Oren
11:00 Vegetarian buffet
14:00 Free time for walks, hikes, berries or mushrooms picking, gardening, canoeing, catch a boat to the waterfalls, or relax
16:00 Sound bath with Marie Chantal
18:00 Vegetarian buffet
19:30 Dance and consciousness with Marie Chantal
21:00 Bonfire, if weather allows it
22:00 Good night

Wednesday
Sunrise Sadhana (Kundalini yoga practice) with Marie Chantal
07:00 Fruit and tea available
09:00 Acroyoga with Alexandrine and Oren
11:00 Vegetarian buffet
14:00 Free time for walks, hikes, berries or mushrooms picking, gardening, canoeing, catch a boat to the waterfalls, or relax
16:00 Art-nature with Fannie
18:00 Vegetarian buffet
19:30 Deep relaxation and consciousness with Nika
21:00 Bonfire, if weather allows it
22:00 Good night

Thursday
Sunrise Sadhana (Kundalini yoga practice) with Marie Chantal
07:00 Fruit and tea available
09:00 Acroyoga with Alexandrine and Oren
11:00 Vegetarian buffet
14:00 Free time for walks, hikes, berries or mushrooms picking, gardening, canoeing, catch a boat to the waterfalls, or relax
16:00 Art-nature with Fannie
18:00 Vegetarian buffet
19:30 Dance and consciousness with Nika
21:00 Bonfire, if weather allows it
22:00 Good night

Friday
Sunrise Sadhana (Kundalini yoga practice) with Marie Chantal
07:00 Fruit and tea available
09:00 Acroyoga with Alexandrine and Oren
11:00 Vegetarian buffet
14:00 Free time for walks, hikes, berries or mushrooms picking, gardening, canoeing, catch a boat to the waterfalls, or relax
16:00 Light vegetarian buffet
18:00 Vegetarian buffet
19:30 Sweat lodge with Roque
Saturday
07:00 Fruit and tea available
08:00 Meditation: Harmony with nature with Anna-Kim
09:00 Sharing fire circle
11:00 Vegetarian buffet
13:00 Departure from the forest
14:30 Visit of Miels d’Anicet, a local honeybees farm and boutique in Ferme-Neuve then goodbye!

Included excursions
Visit Centre d’art au pays de Windigo, a local art gallery and its native traditions site
Visit Miels d’Anicet and its boutique, a local and delicious honey bee farm

Instructors

Anna-Kim Pagé
Anna-Kim practices yoga for four years and she is certified as an instructor of Hatha yoga for a year. She will share lessons meditation and harmony in nature this summer in addition to coordinating the project.

For Anna-Kim, yoga is a way of life illuminated by a conscious level selected. The study and constantly listening to oneself and the universe around. It made her realize that the limits imposed to each of us begin with our own thoughts. Awareness and take time becomes freedom.

Her body, energy, thoughts, and emotions, yoga teaches Anna-Kim to observe without judging. Her reactions to situations that life puts in front of her give her the tools to accept and continue to move forward without fear. Observe, breathe, thank, and continue is also part of yoga to her.

Alexandrine and Oren
It's a great love story that began in September 2012 when for the first time, Oren and Alexandrine experienced the Acroyoga; it's love at first sight! They discover through this dynamic sharing the opportunity to develop their creativity, physical ability, and communication skills.

Traveling between Israel and Quebec, Oren and Alexandrine enjoy sharing their love for Acroyoga both for its acrobatic side as therapeutic. Their approach, based on trust, communication, gaming, technology and exploration, encourages students to develop their creative and physical potential.

Fannie Bertrand
Graduates of the School of Concordia University Fine Arts in 2007 and holding a psychoeducation training from the University of Montreal in 2015, Fannie's training helped her to combine the aid relationship and art. Over the years, she has developed a practice of art in connection with the barely conscious to learn how to manage stress in everyday life, and has a breakout space.

Fannie facilitated art workshops including mosaic, silk screening, painting, and sculpture from various clients. In recent years, she has developed projects of collective action through art. She is particularly interested in the benefit afforded by the art in everyday life and its healing power.

Marie Chantal Roussel
In 2000, Marie made her training as a naturopath, massage therapist, reflexologist, and énergéticienne as she expanded her knowledge with training for body treatments such as body scrub, body wrap, and facial relaxation.

Marie was certified Usui Reiki Practitioner level 4. A few years later, she became Reiki practitioner Tummo (Kundalini) level 2. She finds parallel Vipassana meditation and practicing yoga for several years.

During one of her trips, when she crossed the United States, she made a few stops in Vipassana meditation centers where she goes regularly as meditating or servant for the past 11 years to deepen this lifestyle by making baths silence and impermanence. Vipassana means seeing things as they really are.

Marie went to live in Western Canada where she attended a Kundalini yoga session where she finally found that unity which sought between the balance of body, mind, and soul. Incredibly surprised by this technology that has enriched his life and rapid benefits, she followed her training as a teacher in order to share these rich teachings to the largest number of people possible.

Marie went to New Mexico for an internship women camp from which she came back with lots of gifts and opportunities to create custom workshops.

Marie Chantal Roussel was certified Kundalini yoga instructor international in 2010 and received his spiritual name "Nam Kamal Kaur" meaning "princess or lioness of God that flourishes and prospers in purity and excellence meditating on the name of God and feeling the presence of God in her heart."

Marie shares her practice and teaching in a sense of humor, passion, joy, and a deep understanding that each individual must respect each, listen to her own body, heart, and mind going there while following their own breathing, and their own pace. She is grateful to share this technique.

Nika Stein
Nika received her BA in dance from Concordia University and MA in dance from Texas Woman's University. She also has training in body psychotherapy and biodynamic massage. A choreographer, performer, artistic director, teacher or facilitator, her focus is the empowerment of individuals and communities through dance-related activities.

Nika's creations celebrate life in the sense of the fundamental process that manifests itself through the living body and the environment while opposing societal structures and practices that prevent expression of life. Her teaching focuses on awakening and supporting the free expression of the vital energy in the body.

Roque Saenz
Originally from Chile, Roque is an agronomist specializing in organic farming, biodynamic, natural, and agroforestry. He organizes conferences, workshops, and seminars across South and Central America on all kinds of topics related to agricultural science and nature to help us take better care of ourselves and of our mother earth. He is also the co-founder of universomos in Chile, which aims to share the same principles.

The teachings of the sweat lodge were passed Roque there more than four years by his Mexican grandmother, Ximena Vera. Following further training and exchanges with other First Nations groups via Chile Ecuador and Argentina, he transmits her turn this medicine, where the wind guides him. He met Anna-Kim in a yoga festival in Chile three years ago, where he gave a few workshops and was leading a Temazcal, which brings him to Du Yoga dans l'Bois this summer.

Roque will visit North America for the first time and share his experience of working with the land and the medicine of the Temazcal with you with love.