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Monday, September 19, 2011

Sol Mountain Yoga & Hiking Retreat

August 2011

Sol Mountain Lodge is located in a beautiful backcountry niche of the Monashee Mountains in British Columbia. The year was our first Yoga retreat at the lodge and we are scheduled to offer more next summer! Here are some photos to share the experience and entice you to join us next year!

Yogis heading back to the lodge after morning Yoga bliss in the meadow:

Downward dog with a view! Just a short walk from the lodge:

Some participants hiked up into amazing terrain:

Sol Lake:

Yoga on the ridgeline with phenomenal views bringing us in touch with the heavens:

A chance for a quiet moment to take in the surroundings:

  The meadows are amazing! Arnica:

So many flowers you just might want to stay there!

We hope you will join us next year! Your Yoga retreat hosts: Lindsay (above) and Sabine (below, right); also look for an article coming in a regional magazine next year by Suzanne (below, left) an accomplished writer who came along with us this year! 

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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Flow Yoga starts Thursday September 8th 

7-815pm @ the Burnside Gorge Community Centre

This is a fun class that offers basic poses and breathing techniques joined with fluid movements. Options to progress to intermediate poses are offered. Sequences include sun saluations, standing and seated poses, hip openers, inversions (optional), and relaxation.

The facility is non-profit and housed in a eco-friendly building! Class prices are very affordable @ $72 for 8 sessions! Students will progress more with regular attendance, but drop-in sessions are also welcome.

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Photos from summer in the interior of British Columbia

After a couple months in the mountain wilderness I am back in the city! I enjoyed time swimming in the cleansing waters of glacial lakes, gazing upon sub alpine meadows, stepping delicately around alpine flowers, contemplating stars and meeting nature seekers from all around the world! It seems that folks in all walks of life crave the stillness and simplicity of "unplugged" life! Some asked about plants that can be used for medicine and food and others asked to share Yoga with me on the beaches of lakes, on alpine ridges and under towering forests.

Here are some photos from this summer.........

Canoeist on Clearwater Lake, Wells Gray Provincial Park

Arnica Cordifolia (Heart leaves arnica) near Monashee Provinical Park.

Wildflowers near Monashee Provincial Park. 
Photo includes Pulsatilla spp. (Pasque flower, seeding), 
Indian Paintbrush, Arnica spp., and Woolly Pussytoes.