The 5 Commitments of Ahimsa Yoga with J-P Tamblyn ~ SOLD OUT ~
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Options Available to Enhance Your Retreat
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined!"
Henry David Thoreau
Kudos from Past Retreats:
"The yoga was ever changing & building each day. And what can I say about the food! My body has never felt so alive and healthy. The food tasted delectable. I would definitely recommend this retreat."
~ Barb Baker
"There is no better way to relax than with like-minded people in an amazing place where the Serenity never ends"
~ Natalie Akoon
"Great meals! Very delicious wholesome and plentiful... one of the best retreats I have been on."
~ Jackie Reeves
"I loved every minute of it... every experience, I feel I have grown."
~ Rebecca Salit
Surf Sister introduces women and men of all ages and abilities to the sport of surfing in a safe, fun, and supportive environment, and offers advanced technique classes too. We learn and play on beautiful beaches near Tofino, British Columbia, rated as some of the most spectacular surfing in the world.
Surf Sister instructors will teach you everything you need to know to start surfing. We'll cover proper surfing technique, surfing etiquette, equipment and ocean safety. We leave lots of time each class to hit the surf and practice your new skills!
Join Paddle West for a unique, fun and educational wilderness kayaking experience. Our day tours offer you the opportunity to get away from the crowds, explore and re-energize in the pristine natural beauty of Clayoquot Sound.
As our guest you'll be provided with all necessary equipment, guides and instruction for a safe and enjoyable paddle. While on the water our knowledgeable, friendly guides will share information about the ecology and history of this majestic place, as you take in the breathtaking sights of one of the world's premiere kayaking destinations.
Sea Kayaking with Paddle West will give you an experience of the west coast that is truly unforgettable!
Yoga & Movement
The 5 Commitments ~ are the foundations upon which the Ahimsa Yoga practice was built.
Sthira ~ steadiness
Maintaining commitment to these essential principles of practice brings us closer to the realization of yoga’s potential for each of us as individuals.
Whether your practice is a fiery-intense vinyasa flow, or a deeply introspective meditation, or just the first steps into the world of yoga practice, practicing the 5 Commitments will make your practice stronger, safer, more energizing, more inspiring, and more satisfying.
What is important in a yoga practice? When we "reach for the top" what are we actually reaching FOR? Where do we put our effort to maximize our time and energy and get the most possible benefit from our time on the mat?
In this weekend retreat J-P will lead us on an exploration of The 5 Commitments, the essential principals for getting the most out of your yoga practice.
J-P is the founder of Ahimsa Yoga, a style of yoga intended to bring the most appropriate an satisfying yoga practice to each practitioner, regardless of physical condition, age or level of experience.
J-P began teaching in 2001 and was a regular teacher at some of Toronto's premiere studios (Downward Dog Yoga Centre, Breathe Yoga Studio, the Yoga Sanctuary). In 2005 he co-founded the Octopus Garden Yoga Centre with friends, co-teachers and partners Pat Linfoot and Scott Davis.
In 2010 came the realization of a long-growing vision of "what yoga could be" when J-P presented the Ahimsa Yoga practice, and opened the Ahimsa Yoga Centre. Over the last 10 years he has taught numerous retreats internationally & within Canada, has been principle trainer in several teacher training programs at Ahimsa Yoga Centre, Octopus Garden Yoga Centre and Breathe Yoga Studio, as well as being a guest instructor in a number of additional programs. He has appeared in many charitable events as a featured guest instructor, teaching groups of up to 400 people! In August of 2011, J-P will be a featured instructor at the Yoga Festival Toronto.
J-P began his yoga training in 2000 at the Downward Dog Yoga Centre in Toronto, where he studied intensively with Diane Bruni and Ron Reid. His practice, as well as the development of Ahimsa Yoga was greatly influenced by his time with Ron & Diane, as well as his studies with Peter Blackaby, John Friend, Rod Stryker, Natasha Rizopolous, and Chuck Miller & Maty Ezraty, in addition to time spent with his spiritual inspiration, Amma. J-P is married to fellow yoga teacher and founder of Navina Yoga studio, Michelle Tamblyn-Sabo.
You will be nourished with life enriching whole foods prepared with
love and gratitude by Milagro Retreats. We will introduce Living Food Concepts such as sprouting, dehydrating and fermenting. As well as superfoods like Goji
Berries, Chia Seeds and Guayaki
Yerba Mate. Our kitchen has an open concept with informal education about the ingredients, to increase your food
knowledge and enhance your experience.
Choose from 3 options at the beautiful Eco Lodge at the Botanical Gardens. This Eco Friendly building is situated on 12 acres of waterfront rainforest and gardens at the gateway to the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Rooms have either Queens, 2 singles or 4 oversize bunk beds with down duvets, lockable closets and a window looking out over the rainforest or Tofino Botanical Gardens.
The Pacific Rim, though only a few hours from Vancouver and Seattle, exists in a world of its own. Nestled between ancient rainforest and the wild Pacific Ocean, this spectacular coastline is home to an abundance of natural wonders. At the northern edge of the Pacific Rim National Park lies the quaint, inviting town of Tofino, home to artists and surfers alike. Discovered a century ago when Anglican missionaries searched for the most beautiful place on Vancouver Island, Tofino continues to invoke a sense of breath-taking, awe-inspiring beauty.
** Please note that this Retreat is offered with a minimum of 12 guests.**