We are an all inclusive fitness and wellness retreat located in spectacular Tofino British Columbia. Tofino is located amongst forested mountains, green islands, bays and open oceans home to seals, humpback, gray and killer whales and flocks of shore birds. It is truly deserving of its designation as a UNESCO Biosphere.
We welcome guests to our personalized service that uses the most current evidenced based solutions that provide you with the ability to improve your fitness, weight and mental resiliency.
Peter Stubbins (Physiotherapist)
Cheryl Duffy (Registered Nurse) The Homestead Tofino is a dynamic team of outdoor enthusiasts who believe that living well, eating well, and practicing mindfulness can provide positive long term health benefits. Proprietors Peter Stubbins and Cheryl Duffy are experienced health care providers.
Peter is a registered physiotherapist, studied osteopathy, teaches yoga and meditation and likes to base clinical decisions on solid research. He has a personal connection to First Nations culture and believes in ecological protection and restoration.
Cheryl Duffy is a registered nurse and former dental hygienist. She has over thirty years of combined health care services. She has given talks on the metabolic syndrome and volunteered with her local diabetic clinic to educate those newly diagnosed.
Both have achieved their black belts in GoJu Ryu Karate. They are actively involved in sports and their community. Together they have engaged in many projects and the Homestead Tofino is where they want to bring their mission statement to life. They aim to promote a healthy way of living, to eat quality healthy food, to gain first-hand knowledge how to improve your shopping choices and cooking skills, to find practical solutions to your exercise needs, and to calm your mind and learn new ways of living in your modern life.
The team consists of: a chef, fitness instructors and an outdoor educator. We utilize outfitters and guest speakers in the area to provide you with a complete experience. From First Nations guides and elders, to naturalists and yoga instructors. Psychiatrist Dr. M Love provides guidance on meditation and discovering your “blue mind” which combines neuroscience and psychology with nature. Other guest speakers will vary from week to week.
When experienced health care professionals team up with outdoor recreationalists and chefs, along with First Nations people, there is a synergy for a world-class experience. Your mind, body and spirit will be lifted.
Meet the team at The Homestead Tofino.
Dr. Maia Love seeks excellence on all levels of who you are. She is deeply curious to help you step into the life you truly love. An internationally certified doctor and yoga instructor, her practice is based on multiple facets including her degrees in biophysics and athletics. Currently coaching executive clientele in Vancouver, she offers a combination of wellness and prevention, psychotherapy, and executive health. She founded and directed the medically accredited talk series BrainTalks at UBC, trained in mindfulness and neuroimaging research, and received awards for her contributions to the medical community. Recharged by wilderness athletics, Maia is deeply passionate and curious about your wellness and health on all levels - body mind and spirit.
Feel the warmth and caring from the moment you arrive to long after you have departed.
Make the most of the beautiful outdoors with hiking, dug-out canoeing, wave play and many more activities.
Being near water, in a climate neither too hot nor too cold, creates an ideal place to practice yoga and meditation.
Feel small again, in a landscape dominated by tall trees, big mountains, endless ocean and abundant wildlife.
Recover and relax with our therapeutic massage sessions. Two one hour massages will be provided with the option for more.
We combine the best of the natural world of Clayoquot Sound to provide an experience that is motivating and life changing. Clayoquot Sound’s climate is moderated by the Pacific Ocean, you will feel invigorated and energized by the fresh ocean air. Your time spent in, on or near the water creates a calm and meditative you, and contributes to your overall feeling of wellbeing.
We want to lead you to a happier less stressed life. Dedication to health is a lifelong endeavor and being mindful of your actions will improve your emotional and social health. Untreated stress can lead to many different illnesses; learn with us how stress affects your body and how to save yourself from this tension.
Bring more serenity to your life to reduce anxiety, have a deeper sleep, feel happier and have a healthier heart. Learn how to tap into the power of your mind to complement all the healthy habits you will be adopting.
Give yourself the retreat experience that teaches the art of healthy living. Learn and practice while you are with us, thrive when you leave.
We are a co-ed facility that serves adults from 21 years and older who have a basic fitness and skill level. For those who feel like their busy modern life has left their physical, mental, and social wellbeing behind, this retreat is for you. We invite those interested in exploring and reconnecting with nature to come and enjoy our cosy and friendly homestead. Be prepared to be pushed out of your comfort zone in the great outdoors on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
We are not a medical facility, and do not provide private active physiotherapy services, medical diagnosis or mental health services. If you have significant musculo skeletal injuries this may not be appropriate for you. You should not attend if you have significant: neural degenerative muscular disorders, cardiovascular disease, addiction, psychiatric disorders, communicable or other disease processes. If you need reassurance about your ability to attend our program consult your physician. If someone requires medical attention there is a hospital and emergency room very close to the facility, you will need to have health insurance to see a doctor. In the unlikely event you become injured during your stay, you may be required to withdraw from some activities.
We are very aware of the stresses on the natural environment and we ask that you do all to help alleviate a large carbon footprint. We compost our food scraps on site so please do not throw food in the garbage. We recycle all that is recyclable. We conserve water as much as possible and ask that unless requested, towels will be replenished on Wednesdays and bedding will remain for the week. We want you to be comfortable and we want to be sustainable. We reduce by using reusable bags and buying in bulk to avoid plastic containers, please think about this when shopping.
As you are, we are also concerned about the effect of carbon dioxide emissions on the health of our planet. It is important to us that Canada meets its carbon emissions reduction goals. We have ownership of 100 acres of Saint Lawrence hardwood forest that we have calculated will offset 46 round trip flights from Toronto to Tofino. It is a tangible commitment to make our facility a responsible contributor to the human and wild family. As the Homestead Tofino grows so will our efforts to rehabilitate and secure a stable natural future.
All information provided is for informational purposes only. The exercises and activities presented may not be appropriate depending on your age and physical condition, we recommend that you consult your physician prior to engaging in our retreat. We assume no liability for persons who undertake physical activity. It is recommended that you complete the Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) provided by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) to begin your assessment for participation.