Pause: a silent retreat to reflect and restore
“The wanderer must move beyond her psychological dependence upon others and upon her social roles. She will no longer adopt, in whole or part, other people’s identities or ways of belonging to the world. She will no longer sacrifice her one true life, in order to make herself and others comfortable. She knows what she has to do. She must leave her old home and step out into the wild night of her life”.-Bill Plotkin
Taking the time to honestly reflect on our lives is one of the most powerful things we can do for ourselves. Self-reflections breeds awareness, awareness opens to understanding, and understanding leads to transformation. On this weekend silent retreat, we will take the time to slow down, listen to nature and ourselves, and remember what really matters to us. Gentle Yoga, Qi gong, Yin Yoga, Alchemy Crystal Bowls, seated and walking meditation will be incorporated to balance our energy body and calm our mind. We will also take the time to journal and inquire into the aspects of ourselves that may be forgotten or ignored. In order to support this contemplative atmosphere, Social silence will be held throughout the weekend and it is required that everyone turn off their computers and cell phones for the duration of the retreat.
Stephanie has been leading and attending silent retreats for the past 5 years, and is grateful to be invited back to Quantum Leaps Lodge to teach on this magical land. The facility is built in the Canadian Rocky Mountains along the blueberry river near Golden BC. Your tuition includes all yoga and meditation instruction, organic meals and accommodation of your choice. Hot tub, sauna, transformational labyrinth hiking are also free for you to enjoy.
While there are many yoga vacations on the market, silent retreat is not intended to be “fun”, but a rare opportunity for introspective reflection, meditation, and transformation. This retreat is open to all levels and abilities and is a perfect place to start if you have never done a silent retreat before.
Arrival and Departure Time info:
All guests are asked to arrive Quantum leaps Lodge on Friday, June 7th between 4:00 and 5:30 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm, and we ask that you are on time for a delicious meal. This will be a great opportunity for you to get to know the other yogis that will be with you on retreat!
The retreat will close Sunday, June 9th after lunch, at 1:00 pm. We will come out of silence for lunch, so you will have an opportunity to share your experience with others.
What does being “silent” mean?
Being silent means that you do not speak to others, nor communicate in non-verbal ways through eye contact of body language. It is encouraged that you turn off your cell phone, computers and tablets, and refrain from long periods of reading and writing.
Will I receive instruction?
YES! I will be speaking to guide you through the practices. There is also an opportunity to meet with me one on one if questions come up during the retreat
What if there is an emergency at home? How will I be contacted?
Quantum leaps lodge has a landline phone. This number will be given to all participants to give to their family and loved ones in case you need to be contacted.
How many guided sessions per day?
There will be two guided meditations, one in the morning and one in the evening, and two yoga classes per day. Stephanie will also incorporate Qigong.
Accommodations & Investment: Your tuition includes accommodations, food, Yoga, Qi gong, and meditation instructions. Prices are in Canadian dollers and are not inclusive of GST.
|Shared Room in Main Lodge, South Point or North Point|
|Private Room in Main Lodge, South Point or North Point|
|Teepee (shared, dorm style)|
|River Room or Meditation House|
|Couples Room (Shared bed) Main Lodge, South Point or North Point|
For photos and details about cabins and teepees, please visit the Quantum Leaps Lodge website to view accommodation options HERE
Please note: Teepee, River Room and Meditation house are “soft camping” options. Please bring warm clothes for all kinds of weather!
Deposit options are available if payment in full is difficult. Please contact [email protected] for details.