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Soul-Inspired Rocky Mountain Yoga Retreat

August 11-16, 2019
Kootenay Valley, BC

Imagine unrolling out your yoga mat alongside the lake…

Island Lake Lodge is a spectacular lodge nestled in paradise – the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia. Close to Fernie, BC in the Kootenay Valley, this award winning lodge holds the Certificate of Excellence on Trip Advisor.  
The serenity of the lake and mountain setting is the perfect backdrop to your deluxe 5-night retreat led by David Good & Laura Foster.
 
David and Laura are excited about this once-in-a-lifetime retreat experience and have carefully curated the most incredible offerings for you to fully retreat from the busyness of your daily life and allow yourself to be pampered and nourished at the level of your soul.
 
This program marries David’s inspired approach to nurturing one’s soul through yoga with Laura’s passion for helping others to step into their deepest truth and greatest sense of self through her HeartSpark program.
 
The seclusion and unparalleled vistas make Island Lake Lodge an incredible place to de-stress, unwind and breathe in the mountain air. In summer, the lodge provides beautiful accommodations with hiking, dining, a spa, mountain biking, canoeing, fly fishing and a spectacular setting for yoga and meditation. 
 
Imagine rolling out your yoga mat alongside the lake or in front of the lodges with a view of the mountains. Experience meditation and quiet mindfulness as we hike through the trails of the property work on designing the life that is deeply aligned with your heart’s desires. 
 
This retreat will allow your heart and head to connect in a way that you may have never experienced before and will leave you feeling grounded, connected and powerful in your being.

What 's Included

Along with the extraordinary location and obvious mountain serenity, your retreat includes…

  • Yoga – 1-2 daily yoga classes led by David Good that will range in style and focus. You do not need to be a seasoned yogi for this program. Each one of David’s classes explores the space between effort and ease and is meant for any individual who shows up on the mat. Morning classes will be vinyasa flow and afternoon classes will range from vinyasa to restorative.
  • Reiki – Laura will also be offering reiki to compliment David’s yoga classes. Together, they are combining their gifts; energy healing and restorative yoga -a perfect way to end your day.
  • Daily Soul Inspired Workshops – each day Laura will lead you through a light-hearted process that allows you to dive into the construct of your own life and your own sense of self. In a curious way you will be asking yourself the questions that we often don’t get the time to ask ourselves and creating space for what bubbles up. You will find these short workshop sessions are a beautiful integration of what comes forth from 5 full days of yoga, journaling, meditation and soulful awareness. By the end of this retreat you will be able to solidly collaborate all parts of the experience and will leave with a set of habits and a sense of deep knowing that will allow you to continue to cultivate your awareness.
  • Meals – Daily buffet style breakfast, 4 private lunches and 5 private dinners will be included. Be ready for an incredible farm-to-table dining experience that focuses on local suppliers and fresh produce. The lodge has an extensive and eclectic wine list and creates beautiful pairings between food and wine. Wine or cocktails can be purchased for an additional fee.
  • There are two restaurants and a spectacular patio with an extraordinary view for additional dining experiences. Vegetarian and gluten free options are available.
  • Accommodations – 5 nights, either shared or solo options in either the Red Eagle Lodge or Cedar lodge that range from single rooms to quadruple occupancy (see below). Each room has a private bathroom and some also have private decks. Each lodge has an outdoor sauna.

    Free time for your own pursuits that may range from exploring, hiking, canoeing, fly fishing, reading, mountain biking or indulging in one of the many spa treatments available. With over 7000 acres of pristine wilderness at Island Lake, there is plenty of space to play … or simply BE.
  • Off-property: Zipline course or chairlift ride at FAR
  • Off-property: Helicopter tour

Pricing & Accomodations

To establish a true sense of peace and serenity, there are no televisions or computer jacks in the individual rooms. Each lodge has WIFI. Cell phone signals are accessible throughout the property. 
 
Red Eagle Lodge
A standard but cozy log cabin with two common areas. The 10 comfortable guest rooms feature ensuite bathrooms with showers and new beds. The lodge has an outdoor sauna on the large front deck with great views of the surrounding mountains. Guests staying in this lodge can use the workout gym in the Cedar Lodge.
 
All pricing is in Canadian Funds and includes all taxes and gratuities (per person pricing)
 
1. RED EAGLE LODGE -2 Double Beds, private bath, view.
Red Eagle Single – $3260 pp
Red Eagle Double -$2750 pp
 
2. RED EAGLE LODGE -1 Queen bed, private bath, view.
Red Eagle Single – $3260 pp 
Red Eagle Double -$2750 pp
 
3. RED EAGLE LODGE -1 Double bed, private bath, view. 
Red Eagle Single – $3260 pp
Red Eagle Double -$2750 pp
 
4. RED EAGLE LODGE -1 twin and 1 double bed, private bath
Red Eagle Single – $3260 pp
Red Eagle Double -$2750 pp
 
Cedar Lodge
This lodge features 8 deluxe guest rooms furnished with either one King or two Queen beds. Each room hosts a patio and a spacious ensuite bathroom with a soaker tub and shower. The lodge features a living room with fireplace, a workout gym and an outdoor covered sauna to ease your tired muscles after a vigorous day outdoors.
 
All pricing is in Canadian Funds and includes all taxes and gratuities (per person pricing)
 
1. CEDAR LODGE – 2 queen beds, private bath with tub and shower, private deck, view:
Cedar – Queen Room -Single – $3660 pp
Cedar – Queen Room -Double – $2950 pp
Cedar – Queen Room – Triple – $2800 pp
Cedar – Queen Room – Quad – $2725 pp
 
2. CEDAR LODGE – 1 King Bed (or split into 2 twin beds), private bath with tub and shower, private deck, view:
Cedar – King Room – Single – $3750 pp
Cedar – King Room – Double – split in 2 twins or shared king – $2990 pp

What's Not Included

Retreat price does not include transportation to Island Lake Lodge, airline tickets, or additional activities such as spa treatments, alcohol, or canoe rentals. 

About Your Hosts

ABOUT DR. LAURA FOSTER

Dr. Laura Foster has been an inspired Chiropractor for 20+ years and along the way she has coached and led retreats, workshops and group gatherings that have allowed her to tap into her gift of helping others find their truth and greatest sense of self. 

 

Laura believe that our soul work is our greatest work and also our most rewarding. It’s where joy, passion and inspiration reside and when we take the time to create the space and opportunity to connect with that part of ourselves, we become grounded in who we are. Her retreats have been described by past participants as being “lighthearted, fun and an incredibly powerful way to discover our deepest truths. Her retreats are always a beautifully curated experience that couldn’t help but inspire you.” 
 

Laura has many passions with a multitude of interests, but all of them include connection, laughter and great food – and her retreats are no exception. Currently Laura has two upcoming 2019 multi-day retreats that are being co-facilitated by David Good.

 
Visit Laura’s Website: www.drlaurafoster.com

ABOUT DAVID GOOD

David believes yoga is a way to discover your hidden potential and find the truth of who you are, on and off the mat. 


David discovered yoga in his twenties in Vancouver. What began as an on-again-off-again relationship eventually grew into a life’s practice.  After many years of practicing with a stiffer body, David discovered the balance between flexibility and strength and how you need both.  
 
His passion grew to marry the two into a practice that celebrates all the different bodies that showed up to practice.
 
David’s classes range in intensity and focus, from vigorous sequencing to supportive restorative work.  Offering rich alignment cues and heartfelt humour, David aims to create an inclusive environment that nurtures the soul and leaves students feeling like they’ve learned something about their bodies in the process. 
 
Visit David’s Website: www.davidgoodyoga.com
 
 
 

Food & Nourishment

There are two restaurants and a spectacular patio with an extraordinary view. Be ready for an incredible farm-to-table dining experience that focuses on local suppliers and fresh produce.  

 
With your retreat price, private catered meals with our retreat group are fully included. Island Lake Lodge has an extensive and eclectic wine list and creates beautiful pairings between food and wine. They also have a unique cocktail list. Wine or cocktails can be purchased for an additional fee.
 
To get an idea of breakfast offerings: https://islandlakecatskiing.com/breakfast-menu-2018/

Frequently Asked Questions

We welcome all beginner yogis and no experience is necessary. 
 

Please let us know upon booking – we are able to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and most food sensitivities.

If you are a single registrant – awesome! We have found that over 50% of the individuals who sign up for our retreats are coming alone so do not worry if this is something you’ve never done before. We may arrive solo, but we will move throughout the week as a mini-tribe of beautiful souls. Many of the people you meet during this weekend will likely become life-long friends.

To be completely wowed and leave feeling like you’ve given yourself the biggest gift ever. That’s a bold statement – we know, but after hosting many retreats in various settings we are accustomed to the magic that happens in a retreat.

Retreats are inherently different than vacations. On the surface it may look a lot like an all-inclusive style vacation, but once you arrive you’ll start to settle into the glorious routine of taking space and time to unroll your yoga mat, breathe deep, expand outwards and enjoy the process that unfolds. The workshops and classes are like icing on a soulful adventure.

Bring your open heart and sense of fun and you’ll be sure to have an incredible time (and if you feel inspired to truly unplug – be prepared to set down your technology while you are here).

Retreats are non-refundable unless the retreat does not run. If you decide you do not want to attend and we are able to find a participant to fill your space we will refund all monies less a $50 administration fee.