Harvest the Spirit: More Information

IMG_0623Harvest The Spirit, Nourish the Soul

Sept 28th – Oct.1st, 2017

@ Stowel Lake Farm, Salt Spring Island


Thursday, September 28th

3:00 – 5:35 p.m. Depart Tsawwassen ferry terminal, arrive Fulford Harbour, SSI
6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Dinner at Rock Salt Restaurant in Fulford Harbour
8:45 – 9:00 p.m. Circle: Welcome to Stowel Lake Farm, Itinerary
9:00 – 10:30 p.m. Foot Reflexology and Yin Yoga with Sue

Friday, September 29

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Meditation – self-guided (optional)
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast in Noble Silence
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Nutrition workshop and Farm Stroll with Chef Haidee
10:00 – 11:30 p.m. Vinyasa Yoga with Emily
Grounding Ganesha: Hip openers and twists’
11:30 – 1:00 p.m. Circle: Harvest The Spirit Journalling, Icebreaker, Introductions
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Organic Vegetarian Lunch
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Unity Partner / AcroYoga with Sue
Partner up! Courageous Counterbalances and Co-creation’
5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Shower/Dinner Prep/Free Time/Farm Stroll/Massage
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Organic Vegetarian Dinner
8:00 – 9:30 p.m. Pranayama, Yin and Yoga Nidra with Sue

Saturday, September 30th

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Meditation – self-guided (optional)
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast with Noble Silence
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Vinyasa Yoga with Emily
‘Trust and Let Go: Boldly Bending Back’
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Circle: Harvest The Spirit Questions, Journal, Check-in
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Organic Vegetarian Lunch
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Salt Spring Island Market in Ganges / Free Time
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Free Time / Walk in Ruckle Park (optional)
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Give to Receive: Thai Massage with Sue
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Organic Vegetarian Dinner
8:00 – 9:30 p.m. Ecstatic Dance with DJ Maha
‘Dance the Chakras’
9:30 – 10:30 p.m. Campfire Kirtan with Emily

Sunday, October 1st

7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Meditation – self-guided (optional)
8:00 – 9:15 a.m. Breakfast with Noble Silence
9:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Into the Dark: Blindfolded Hatha Yoga with Emily
11:00 – 12:30 p.m. Diads, Intention Recap, Reflect & Integrate, Feedback
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Organic Vegetarian Lunch
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Pack, Cheese Farm, Stroll, Readings/Massages
2:45 p.m. Sharp! Leave for ferry (enjoy stores and café at the harbour)
3:50 p.m. Ferry departs Salt Spring to Tsawwassen (Vancouver)


Getting There and Away!

If you are taking your vehicle, please book ferry in advance to ensure you have a space.  If you are taking a car, please inform us if you’re happy to carpool with other students. If you want to park and walk on, we are happy to pick you up from the Ferry to drive you to the farm!

Thursday we’ll have dinner at Rock Salt Restaurant, when we arrive in Salt Spring. This is not included in your retreat price.  Rock Salt serves delicious, healthy food for a great price. Check em out http://www.rocksaltrestaurant.com/

NOTE: If you are unable to make the 3pm ferry, you are welcome to jump on the 5pm and we’ll arrange for someone to pick you up at Fulford Harbour. However we strongly encourage that you make the 3pm, so you don’t miss out on the lovely dinner and evening events. Get your money’s worth

Ferry Info

Getting There Thursday:

Tsawwassen                      arrive @ Swartz Bay                depart Swartz Bay                            arrive @ Fulford Harbour

3:00pm 4:35pm          5:00pm 5:35pm

Getting Away Sunday:

depart Fulford                arriving @ Swartz Bay              depart Swartz Bay           arrive  Tsawwassen

3:50pm                              4:25pm                    5:00pm                           6:35pm

For more information on other ferry times (to and from), click on the website below.


About the Accommodation


Standard Accommodation is shared, funky boutique-rustic (luxury in nature). Private rooms are available at an additional cost-please ask us!

Stowel Lake Farm is an established organic farm located in the south end of Salt Spring Island. The facilities are beautiful and comfortable.  The accommodation on Stowel Lake Farm is comfortable and charming. Most of the rooms sleep two people with a few that sleep three people. The Gatehouse, the yoga and meditation space, has large windows that allow panoramic views of our stunning farm and the natural environment. The building itself is warm and light and beautifully
handcrafted by local woodworkers.

About the Food

The staff at Stowel Lake work with several experienced and talented caterers to provide delicious and healthy meals for retreats. The emphasis is fresh, organic and locally produced food infused with LOVE. Vegetables grown on the farm is used whenever possible.

Where do we eat?  The Barn!

The Barn, a post and beam structure, was built in the early 1970’s using Douglas fir trees from the property.  It was first used as a sheep barn and housed over 100 ewes (the sheep have left). Each spring the lambs would leap with joy in and out of the back of the Barn.  During these years the upstairs of the Barn was full of hay and several well used barn swings!

Commuter Rates:

For our local friends, we offer a Commuter / Camping rate of $429 for the full retreat (including Thursday night and Sunday morning),  for those of you who live on the Island or those on a budget and would like to participate in our retreat.  Contact us to save your spot as space is limited – info@unityretreats.ca.  Please note our camping spots are only available once beds have been filled.