Join Danielle Hoogenboom and Dr. Tanya Hollo, ND for a healing weekend of yin yoga, community acupuncture and making herbal medicines under the full moon!
Situated on Salt Spring Island, our retreat will soothe your soul with ocean view resort chalets, complete with jacuzzi tubs that uses the mineral spring water from the island’s namesake spring. Nourish yourself with wonderfully prepared food sourced primarily from a local organic farm and daily morning yoga practice, followed by acupuncture treatments while in savasana. Wander through adjoining nature, and cross the street to enjoy the quietude of a private beach.
Acupuncture is an ancient system of medicine that uses very fine needles placed in very specific points along energy meridians of the body. It works with the same meridians that are activated during stretches, compressions, and twists in Yin Yoga. Acupuncture during Savasana, after a Yin practice, is an incredible way to combine forces and harness the healing power that flows through the meridians. Because the needles are placed in such a specific way, acupuncture allows for great precision and direct stimulation of the meridians in just the places you need them. The needles are very small and acupuncture rarely hurts. Dive deep into the relaxation and healing experience!
Herbal Medicine Making
Plants hold all kinds of healing magic. In an afternoon workshop, we’ll learn how to make medicines out of locally harvested medicinal plants, so that you can be empowered and connected to Nature in a respectful and mutually beneficial way. Using the magnetic power of the full August moon, we will discover how to make & administer medicines, how to harvest plants in a sustainable & sacred way, and how to incorporate intention setting into the process to reach new levels of healing and knowledge. The focus will be on plants with a strong moon connection and will include teachings about honouring your own lunar cycles. Come play & learn with us!
Organic, Vegan, Raw Food Meals
Aaron Ash is the living-foods chef and creator behind Gorilla Food, an organic, vegan, raw foods restaurant in Vancouver, Canada. His interest in (v)itality, right livelihood, peace, health and ecology along with his passion for sharing and preparing natural foods with others has been the driving force behind his work. He has been working professionally with organic, vegan, vegetarian and raw foods for almost 20 years. In this time he has enjoyed preparing and serving foods for thousands of people from all over the world, including his everyday people to super-star celebrities.
Extended Health Care Reimbursement
As this is a healing retreat, Dr. Tanya is able to offer receipts for up to $200 that are eligible for reimbursement from most extended medical insurance companies. Email for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org