There is no better way to do this than by getting outside in the beautiful, rugged wilderness that surrounds Tofino. Endless hiking, forest bathing, beach bicycling, beach yoga, paddling and wave play provide our guests with opportunities to get outside and re connect with nature. Unplugging yourself from the stresses of everyday life and getting re-imersed in nature is a rewarding experience that we share with our guests.
We have beaches (imagine one being 17 kilometers long), bays, inlets, hills and trails to explore while you discover the beauty of the west coast of Vancouver Island. The motto of our retreat is to lift your spirit while you move; the fun, the awe and the camaraderie will help you reach goals and take you to new heights. The support and encouragement not just from our staff but also from each other are the benefits of a team effort. We have flexibility in our options to take advantage of whatever nature has on offer and you feel comfortable doing. Integrating with existing outfitters and studios, you may be team paddling an authentic dugout canoe with our First Nations neighbors, or catching a wave with the surf school.
Let’s have fun!
We believe in the importance of connecting with our guests, with the people in Tofino and our First Nations neighbors. Broadening our cultural and social experiences is the foundation to a path of belonging and wellness. Feel the power of laughter, bonding and understanding.
Stephanie has been a practicing Massage Therapist for over 15 years. She has worked primarily in a clinical setting with much of her work focused on using massage as a tool in the path to individual health and wellness. She is a Certified Massage Therapist from the South Australia Health Education College and has since added:
Certified Practitioner of Chinese Medicine (Accupressure)
Certified Practitioner of Hawaiian Temple Style Lomi Lomi
Certified Practitioner of Hot Stones Massage and Specialized Facial Massage
Certified Practitioner of Indian Champisage (Head Massage)
Stephanie has been practicing Yoga and Meditation for over 25 years. She has her 240hr Enriched Certified Yoga Teacher Training from the Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage. Her sessions are Vinyasa Flow based beach/forest yoga and meditation. Stephanie also offers resoretative yoga, and private sessions. Her classes focus on proper alignment, the breathe, and graceful, mindful asanas for long-term health and well-being.
“Over the past 30 years I have been a professional Tree-Climber. I have worked in Old-growth trees for the better part of my adult life and it has shaped who I am, my beliefs, ethics, and personal truth. The work has mainly focused on research and the discovery of temperate and tropical rainforest canopy species and information, to further our understanding of diversity and inform governance choices. This may seem like it may not be relevant to being a yoga teacher or health practitioner, but I assure you, being vulnerable in Nature is the best teacher on the inner self. It has deepened my awareness and compassion in ways I could never have imagined. The most peaceful place to connect to your inner voice and to the greater flow of the universe is in Nature. I truly look forward to guiding mindfulness sessions and practicing yoga with guests in a forest setting.”
If you’re looking to join us and have questions about our therapeutic recreation, feel free to get in touch today!