Prenatal Retreat Information
A retreat for Women @ Stowel Lake Farm, Salt Spring Island.
Come alone or with a friend- all women at different stages of life are welcome!
We welcome expecting Mothers and women friends for a weekend of togetherness. Prepare, nourish, and connect in the beautiful natural surroundings of Stowel Lake Farm. Enjoy gentle prenatal and Hatha yoga, breath-work, meditation, mantra, herbalism, and Thai yoga massage, and develop many different tools for childbirth, women’s health and beyond. This unique retreat will offer space for questions, dialogue, and journaling, and will provide plenty of time to rest, explore the Island, and deepen your connection to Mother Earth
2 Nights Accommodation
3 Organic Vegetarian meals per day
4 Blissful Yoga and Bodywork Classes
Prenatal Yoga and Hatha Yoga
Women’s Circle and Journaling
Gentle Partner Yoga & Thai Massage
Herbalism for Women
Meditation and Nightly Yin
Chanting and Noble Silence
Salt Spring Excursions
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’d like 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!
Friday night 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 5 pm and meet us after dinner at Fulford Harbour. However we strongly encourage that all participants arrive early for the 3pm from Tsawwassen to make a smooth connection to Salt Spring.
Getting There Thursday:
Tsawwassen arrive @ Swartz Bay depart Swartz Bay arrive @ Fulford Harbour
Getting Away Sunday:
depart Fulford arriving @ Swartz Bay depart Swartz Bay arrive Tsawwassen
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!