Soul Sessions

Community soul sessions

Shake off those winter blues and make the most of the dark days by giving yourself the gift of wellness and connection.
We are hosting Soul Sessions once a month this fall/winter on Friday nights from 6pm – 9pm.
Meditation, Yoga, a different special offering every month, and sometimes the sauna!
Soul sessions are $55/person for the 3 hour session (plus $10 to use the sauna after) and we allow a maximum of 15 – 18 people (depending on offerings).

Friday, March 22, 2024

Friday, March 22, 2024

Somatic Movement, Meditation, Sound Healing
6pm – 9pm

About Somatics

Somatics is a safe, gentle system of neuromuscular exercises that works to relieve pain and free up movement by 

re-educating the nervous system to release muscle tension. 

It does this by addressing the root cause of muscular pain – the brain. Using this method, I teach people how to regain control of their muscles which, in turn, corrects misalignment and ultimately eliminates pain and other symptoms.

How Somatics Works

Since so much of the nervous system is unconscious, our bodies can get “stuck” in habits that create poor posture leading to misalignment and muscular pain.

When the brain signal is stuck, muscles cannot release. A new signal from the brain needs to be sent. This is much like rebooting a computer hard drive to “reset” the system.

The goal of Somatics is to regain conscious control of our bodies for ourselves and to break the dependancy on other practitioners to “fix” us. It is a practical approach to self-care that can help prevent a need for medication or surgery

About Rob Selmanovic

Rob Selmanovic is a certified Kripalu Yoga teacher and Hanna Somatics educator. He has been practicing and studying yoga for over 25 years. Much of his teaching is rooted in the science of anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics and yoga therapy.

Rob’s Somatics training includes study with some of the leading teachers in the field of Hanna Somatic Education, including Martha Peterson and James Knight.

Rob’s teaching focuses on pure, safe movement that is accessible for all body types and abilities with an understanding that yoga and movement-based practices be body and age-appropriate.

He has taught classes and led workshops and retreats in Canada, Mexico, India, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and was a teacher and presenter at Hollyhock Learning Centre on Cortes Island. He has a private practice where he offers Somatic Education to clients to help address functional issues and eliminate pain.

Rob’s mission is to empower others to learn how to manage and eliminate pain with Somatic based practices because “change is possible!”

Sound Healing & Meditation

Rob’s Somatic workshop will be followed by a meditation with Johanna and a sound healing Journey with Chevayo.

Nourishing tea and treats included.

$55/person (Add sauna session for and additional $10)
bring a friend discount or sign up for 3 for a discount.

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Friday, April 12, 2024

Friday, April 12, 2024

Yoga, Meditation, Intentional Art Workshop
6pm – 9pm

Self Expression Yoga Flow 

In this yoga offering we will flow, play and create shapes feeling into our own bodies and playing with variations of traditional poses. Weaving a dance of self expression, intuitively moving and feeling where the body wants to go. 

Yoga links breath to body movement, one way of self-expression to another. Eventually, yoga creates a container for all emotions that arise.

As we stay present in the body and with the breath, we are able to fully inhabit what we feel in our body. We are not denying our emotions, but we are also not acting upon them. We simply make space to experience them. We literally embody them. Within the container, we can express what we feel and submit to our emotions. 

As we practice Asana, our body becomes a vehicle for self-expression and a woven prayer of our creative intentions. 

We will end the Yoga practice with a 10 minute meditation in Shavasana

Emergence: Intentional Artmaking for Self-expression Growth

This is an opportunity to move into creative space to deepen our relationship to ourselves and blossom into springtime. We will begin with a circle where participants are invited to check-in around the theme for the evening. We will be engaging in a process of artmaking and reflective writing with prompts provided. The session will close with an invitation to share one’s image and/or a takeaway from the experience. 

We will be working with themes related to the time of year, and looking inward to see what we are needing at this moment of transition into Springtime. Perhaps we need to stay in a cozy, inward space of hibernation a little longer, or maybe we are ready to emerge with the light. This is a powerful time to plant seeds of intention for the coming season. 

The intention is to create a non-judgemental space to explore exactly where you are at this moment, and to allow imagery and metaphor to arise in support of deepening self-understanding and leading to personal insights.

Art materials will be provided, and no previous art experience is required.

This 90 minute session will be facilitated by professional Art Therapists Laura Andrew + Ashleigh Gureckas.

Art Workshop Layout

Opening Circle: Intention Setting + Checking In

  • Facilitator introduction, community agreements around therapeutic art-making (reminder that this is not therapy), confidentiality, workshop intention
  • Participant invitation to check-in using metaphors from nature

Artmaking Time 

  • Individual time to explore artmaking around a provided theme

Closing Circle

  • Invitation to share a brief takeaway from the experience and have artwork witnessed by group

About the Facilitators

Laura Andrew (she/her) is an artist and Art Therapist Registered with the Canadian Art Therapy Association. For a decade, Laura has been facilitating individual and group art therapy and workshops, weaving a trauma-informed, relational, ecological, and strengths-based approach into her work.  In addition to private practice, she teaches at the Kutenai Art Therapy Institute. Laura is passionate about eco-art therapy and  land-based healing, exploring how we can cultivate and deepen our relationship with the natural world through creative and reflexive processes. Laura embodies creativity as a path to healing and self-discovery, holding a strong belief in the power of the expressive arts as an agent for personal growth and change. You can find her snuggling cats by the hearth, painting, gardening, knitting, or walking in the cedar groves near her home in South Slocan.
https://www.lauraandrewarttherapy.com/

Ashleigh Gureckas (she/her) is a professional art therapist, outdoor enthusiast and educator originally from Ontario, Canada. Ashleigh brings a strength-based, spiritually-integrated, trauma-informed, and relational therapeutic approach to her work. She integrates neuroscience informed art-therapy, mindfulness techniques and somatic experiencing in her art therapy work with clients of all ages healing from trauma. Ashleigh directly specializes in child & youth art therapy services and facilitating eco-art therapy workshops and groups.

https://www.discoverarttherapy.com/

Nourishing Tea and Treats Included

$55/person
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Friday, May 24, 2024

Friday, May 24, 2024

OPENING TO GOOD ENERGY
6pm – 9pm

“It’s all about opening, when I open myself to the world and it’s possibilities —even if it hurts, I become whole.

~Richard Wagamese

This Soul Session will invite you to move through practices rooted in letting go of limiting thoughts, habits and beliefs and learning to tap into a higher vibrational mindset through conscious awareness. 

Reminding you of who you truly are and helping you find balance in order to live your life with more energy, enthusiasm, connection, healthy boundaries, abundance , self love, and immense gratitude.

Inviting good energy to fill you and learning how to let the negative go and pass through without holding onto it.

“Open yourself to the world and life’s possibilities and become whole”. ~R.W

Join our soul session and feel connected to a community of likeminded people on a path of higher energetic vibrations!

The offering:

~Mindful manifestation guided meditation forest bath walk. Tuning into our intentions and connecting back to the earth. Gather inspiration and objects from nature for your earth altar

~ Building earth alters to connect to yourself and the earth

~Energy balancing asana yoga practice 

Tea and Treats

Nourishing Tea and Treats Included

$55/person
bring a friend discount or sign up for 3 for a discount.

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*Please etransfer your payment to info@for-rest.ca to complete your sign up and hold your spot.

*Note that there are no refunds but the session can be transferred to another person or you can transfer your payment to a future Soul Session up to 24 hours before the event (by Thursday the day before at 6pm).

Interested in staying at one of our rentals after the Soul Session? We offer discounted rates to our Soul Session Participants. Shoot us an email at info@for-rest.ca to see if we have one available!


PAST SOUL SESSIONS

Friday, February 23, 2024

Friday, Feb. 23, 2024

Moonlight Snowshoe & Heart Centered Yoga
6pm – 9pm

Gather together and head out on a magical full moon guided snow shoe journey  through the beautiful snow laden forest. 

Then return to the cozy fire inside the yurt for a heart opening yoga class with guest instructor Leah Brown.

Open yourself up to love and discover the power of your fourth chakra.

Located in the center of the chest, the heart chakra forms your deep bonds with other beings, and your ability to show compassion and respect. When balanced, the heart chakra allows you to show love to others and yourself.

Motivated by love, your fourth chakra is responsible for moving love throughout your life. As a healing and unifying chakra, it brings wholeness and recognizes love as the ultimate healing force. This enables you to live life with kindness and compassion towards others and yourself.

The heart chakra is the center of your deepest bonds with other beings. This expands your feelings of compassion, empathy, and respect. When your heart chakra is balanced, it gives you the ability to recognize that we are all interconnected and allows you to not only show love to others but to show love to yourself as well. We will be flowing though gentle yoga heart opening asana’s and breath,  connecting deep into the heart space and sink into Heart Chakra tuned crystal bowl 432 hrz sound healing vibrations. 

Together using the powerful Ho-oponopono prayer, we will shift into forgiveness to raise our energetic vibration and release negativity. 

Nourishing tea and treats included.

$55/person (Add sauna session for and additional $10)
bring a friend discount or sign up for 3 for a discount.

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Leah has been immersed in yoga practices, philosophy and lifestyle for many years. Her teachings are rooted in earth medicine and she weaves elemental wisdom into all practices. Her offerings invite a felt sense of nourishment, patience and trust.


Friday, January 26, 2024

Friday, Jan 26, 2024

Breath…

​Breathing is our connection to the source of life. ​Our breathing pattern directly effects our emotional, vibrational, neurological and chemical state of being. During this Time of Awakening and Transformation we are being called to reconnect with our own power and return to balance. Each of us is a creation of divine proportion. We must care for the body now in order to process old programs and upgrade our DNA, our genetics, our chemistry and our potential.

​The Breath is a golden key that directly accesses the mother board of our bio-computer. A practical application of slowing down and nourishing our selves in order to return to peace and replenish our capacity to thrive may just be the most effective thing to learn and practice today.

The Breath Wave…

​The BreathWave is a fundamental self-healing practice that utilizes an open, fluid and relaxed breath, to cultivate vital balance and higher states of consciousness. While this practice is easy to learn and more gentle than most breathwork teachings today, it also has the power to uncover the bodies natural wisdom. By clearing the subconscious mind of old programs and relaxing our Nervous System, this is a direct path to a healthy, balanced life.

 This full respiratory breathing technique serves to:

  • enhance the flow of organized life intelligence throughout the body/mind
  • slow down brain wave patterns
  • regulate the nervous system
  • clear subconscious information of the past from the mind/body
  • cultivate a high vibrational frequency and higher states of consciousness
  • maintain vibrant health, mental clarity and coherence between the brain and the heart.

WASONTII0, known to most by ADAM, is of the Mohawk Nation in Kahnawake. He has recently come to the Kootenays to call these lands his new home.

He holds safe and sacred space for deep connection work, be it fun Theatre games, Nonviolent Communication, or guiding the inner depths of Breathwave.

Sound healing 

In this retreat, we couple breath with sound healing. The foundation of sound healing is that everything in the universe is in a constant state of vibration, including every bone, tissue, organ and cell in our body. When we are in a state of sound health, all of our body parts are vibrating harmoniously at their optimal or resonant frequency.  When our vibration is not in sync with our optimal frequency we can feel out of sorts, imbalanced and depleted.  What we are going for through breath and sound healing is a resonant and healthy vibration in the body.  It is in this state that we deepen our state of relaxation, reduce anxiety and tension, heighten awareness and get a boost to the immune system.

CHEVAYO’s yoga and sound healing offerings are authentically interwoven with inspiration from her yoga mentors, connection to nature, love for all beings and musical childhood. She will help you feel grounded and reconnected to your body and heart with asana movements and vibrational sounds of crystal bowls, the drum and gong. 

Nourishing tea and treats included.

$55/person (Add sauna session for and additional $10)
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Friday, Dec. 22, 2023

Friday, Dec 22nd, 2023

Winter Solstice Candle Making and 108 Sun Salutations
6pm – 9pm

  • Opening Circle of intention
  • Candle making
  • Tea & treats
  • 108 Sun Salutations
  • Shavasana with meditation
  • Closing Circle

Solstice Candle making

~We will be creating our own beeswax candle to help light our way through the darkest days of the year. Join in this fun, creative and social activity and leave with a memento or a holiday gift for someone special. Bring your own candle mold or use one of our small glass holders. Wax and wicks are included.

108 Sun Salutations

This is a deep asana moving meditational practice guided by yoga instructor Chevayo to weave our prayers of intention for the winter season together in the magical yurt and send love and light out to the world. 

~Sun salutations are a sequence of yoga poses strung together in a consistent movement, typically found in Vinyasa-style yoga. In Sanskrit, Sun Salutations are referred to as “Surya Namaskar” and were traditionally practiced to usher in the new day, hence the name.

In Sanskrit, “Vinyasa” can be translated to mean linking breath with motion in a continuous flow.

Why 108 Sun Salutations are significant 

~The number 108 is sacred and significant in many ways, appearing in many disciplines from astronomy to yoga:

~The number 108 appears in ancient, sacred texts. For example, there are 108 Upanishads and 108 Tantras

~In numerology, 108 equals 9, which symbolizes universal love, eternity and awakening

~In Ayurveda, there are 108 sacred points on the body

~In astronomy, the distance between the Sun and Earth is roughly 108 times the Sun’s diameter

~Mala bead necklaces have 108 beads, which are used to count during meditation

~The Winter Solstice symbolizes death and rebirth – new beginnings and fresh starts. It is believed that the fire (internal heat) that you build during this practice is cleansing, detoxifying, and gets you more in touch with yourself.

~Sun Salutations heat the body and activate Prana or upward energy. Sun salutations create and move energy and stuck emotions helping to release energy and emotions that no longer serve you.

~Practicing 108 sun salutations requires a strong will and a single-pointed focus on moving with the breath. Once you get into a rhythm with your sun salutation flow, your mental chatter will decrease as your awareness turns inward. This is why it is often called a moving meditation of surrendering the mind. 
During 108 Sun Salutations, you will at some point think, “Why did I sign up for this?” 108 is a lot!! If you keep going, you will find a state of ease, and even a sense of flow. You will surrender to the process, acknowledge what arises emotionally, and then let it go. When you finish, you will feel lighter and find meaning in this ancient ritual.




Benefits of trying for 108 

~You may not reach that number this time and that’s ok! Regardless of the total number, you will be surprised at your strength and how many rounds you can do. And the inclusive container of community felt with everyones spirit and breath moving and working towards 108 will feel empowering and soul strengthening. Leaving you with a sense of knowing you are stronger than you think. 

~Negative thoughts can become energy that gets trapped in the body. Sun Salutations activate stuck energy, help you move through it, and ultimately let go of things that no longer serve you. Releasing negative energy is an important step on the path to happiness, and this practice will show you that you have the power to release anything holding you back.

~We invite you to practice with a positive mantra, like “I am at peace,” then you may see significant changes in your mood and perspective. Focusing on positivity as you practice has the power to transform your entire outlook. Once you accomplish 108 Sun Salutations, you may event notice a boost in your overall confidence!
 

~The repetition and ritual of 108 Sun Salutations will provide a sense of grounding. Remember that Sun Salutations are named in honor of the cycles of the life. 108 Sun Salutations is definitely challenging, but while you practice them, you will find a sense of grounding and connection to everything. 
 

~While this will be different for each person, you will see emotions and sensations arise that you never knew existed (or thought were long gone). You may learn what inspires you to flow or even how your dedication can cultivate confidence. Throughout this practice, you will continue to witness your incredible inner power.
 

~You will feel an increase in energy once you complete your Sun Salutations because they generate Prana. Afterward, you may find yourself feeling more energized, more alert, and empowered overall! 
 ~The goal is 108, but always listen to your body. Whether you finish 8, 18, or 49, it is the intention that counts. Make yoga a heart-centered practice, not an ego-based practice.

~We will break it into six rounds of 18 with a long child’s pose in between. If you need a longer break take one! This is an asana movement to wave prayers of intention for the winter season together in the magical yurt space! 

~Listen to your body and modify poses as needed. As an example, bring one or both knees to the mat for Chaturanga. Try Baby Cobra instead of Upward Facing Dog. Do what feels available for you and you can complete the 108 Over the weekend if needed! 

Nourishing tea and treats included.

$55/person (Add sauna session for and additional $10)
bring a friend discount or sign up for 3 for a discount.

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Friday, Nov. 24. 2023

Friday, Nov 24th, 2023

Go with the Flow Soul Session
6pm – 9pm

~Drop into the essence of your own self beyond all doing~

~Beginning with Qigong

melt away the over active mind and journey back into the body with movement, connecting with the flow of energy channels within your body. 

~Then discover what lies beyond all doing by dropping into the essence of your own self with a Pure Awareness Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation. 

~Simply continue to rest in the peace of your own self in a deeply restorative and relaxing Sound Healing JourneyAllowing the frequency vibrations of crystal bowls, chimes, gong and soft drumming to wash over you as the body and nervous system settles into the healing parasympathetic state. 

 ~Nourishing tea/ treats to follow ~optional wood fired Cedar Sauna time

Qigong (pronounced as Chi-gong)

Qigong is often described as meditation in motion, an ancient Chinese practice which can be related to Pranayama, a yogic practice which facilitates movement of our vital energy.

Qigong consists of mindful and gentle (or sometimes strong) stretches, combined with deep long breathing, synchronizing movement, breath, and mind in one. It is a gentle practice available to all abilities. 

Yoga Nidra or yogic sleep  is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, led with guided meditation. Some of the benefits are a rejuvenated body and brain, less fatigue, reduced anxiety, lowered stress levels and mind body awareness 

Yoga Nidra is practiced laying down in deep relaxation. 

Sound healing is the use of specific instruments, music, tones, and other sonic vibrations to balance and heal the body, mind, and spirit. It involves using specialized sound frequenciesto create a therapeutic atmosphere to promote deep rest, nervous system rebalancing, and emotional release. 

Add a wood-fired cedar sauna session to your evening for $10.

  • Qigong with Amanda Ing
  • Yoga Nidra and healing sound bath with Chevayo and Johanna
  • Tea & Treats
  • Sauna

Nourishing tea and treats included.

$55/person (Add sauna session for and additional $10)
bring a friend discount or sign up for 3 for a discount.

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Friday, Oct. 27, 2023

Friday, Oct. 27th, 2023

Samhain and Glow Yoga Harvest Moon Evening Retreat
6pm – 9pm

Join us for a soulful evening that merges the ancient wisdom of Samhain with the power of yoga and immerse yourself in a beautiful balance of shadow and light as we come together to tune into the magic of the season.

Your evening will begin with a a sacred opening Samhain Ceremony. Samhain (Sah-when) is a cross-quarter day that marks the midpoint between the Fall Equinox and the Winter Solstice. Known in Celtic lore as a time when the veil between the worlds is the thinnest, this is a potent occasion to connect with the ancestors and their wisdom that lives on in us. It’s a time of consciously moving into the darker part of the year, lighting our torches to shine them upon all that is ready to be seen, called forth, and transformed in the light of our awareness. It’s also a space of turning within and kindling the heart flame so that it warms us in the colder months ahead. This ritual will be in honor of Samhain and will invite us to align with its power and wisdom so that we tap into our infinite potential, shedding layers that are ready to be released, and honouring deeply this sacred movement within.

Following the sacred ceremony we will flow into light and be playful on the mat with glow in the dark body paints and upbeat music. Glow and flow in the magical yurt and recharge your inner source light, awakening sensory doors as we move in the velvety darkness. Then soothe and slow your mind with a meditation journey as sound healing vibrations gently restore resonance and harmony throughout your being. Feel beautifully calm and relaxed at the end with nourishing herbal tea and treats.

Add a wood-fired cedar sauna session to your evening for $10.

  • Samhain Ceremony led by Lila Rasa
  • Glow yoga flow and healing sound bath with Chevayo Roddick
  • Guided meditation with Johanna
  • Tea & Treats
  • Sauna

*Please bring one item to place on the collective altar to help guide you through this sacred portal.
Wear comfortable white or light coloured clothing to glow in the black light. We will have glow paint to get creative with!

As we approach the shift into colder seasons, this is a time to light your fires! One of the most beautiful concepts of this in yoga is our internal fire…

At this time of year our moods and energy levels mirror the cooler weather and loss of light. In part, this is because our bodies draw fire from the sun – so when the sun moves away, our own fire is diminished. Our internal fire in yoga (Agni) is what gives us energy for everything in life! Yoga practice and Celtic rituals at this time can point us to other sources of fire – our inner fire.

Through rituals of a bonfire or lighting a candle, its deeply ingrained in our spirit to need and be drawn to that glow. As the days darken and we turn inward honouring the darkness where we can receive wisdom and guidance from our ancestors and tune into our inner guidance where we manifest the eternal glow.

Awaken your doors to the light within in this ‘Glowga’ flow Asana practice and ignite your soul flame! Welcome your abundant source energy while moving in fluidity through darkness to an upbeat music vibe. Feel freedom to explore and release where needed intuitively. We will play with balance and breath to help build awareness and heat by drawing pranayama fire energy into the body.

$55/person (Add sauna session for and additional $10)
bring a friend discount or sign up for 3 for a discount.

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samhain altar
Friday, March 17, 2023

Friday, March 17

Access Your Awesomeness

Ask yourself, when was the last time you felt like you were in the flow and at peace with your world? What if you could have more of that?

We invite you to shake off the weight of responsibility and worries and access more joy, more ease and more freedom in life!

Come for a fun workout and learn a sample of various dance party styles! We’ll enjoy trying some shuffle, dancehall, house, basic top rocks, along with some isolations and belly dance conditioning to help us bring our best moves when it’s time to hit the dance floor!

Join together to dance, move, laugh, breathe and let go!

Come with a friend, or solo, and connect with a community of like-minded souls.


5:30 – 8:30 PM
– Meditation
– Yoga
– Playful Dance Workshop

– Sauna

About Emily Jamieson: Emily has had the good fortune of participating in dance classes of various styles for most of her life and is so blessed now to share some of the fun with her community ❤
She feels that music and movement together are some of the most beautiful expressions of life that can transcend so many of the hardships of human experience and remind us of the infinite joy and light within and all around us. Also, that dancing is one of the most fun ways to stay fit in mind and body!

Friday, February 10, 2023

Friday, Feb 10

Heartspace Awareness and Exploration with Juliena Brown

Come spend an hour learning practices to sink into our deepest of selves. We will connect with entering our heart spaces through exploration of the breath, mindfulness and somatics, sound, and acupressure. TCM is a medicine of poetry and stories. It has taught me a new way of looking at and communicating with my body. It has helped me listen, learn and attune. Being that it is rooted in one’s innate healing ability, this medicine empowers individuals to find their personal balance within the universe. Come inquire about the beauty and metaphor of the story you hold in your body. Honour your body and yourself through this practice.

About Juliena, R.Ac,RYT

I have dedicated the last 21 years to training and working in the health field through the modalities of traditional Chinese medicine, massage, yoga, mindfulness and sound healing. I am passionate about wellbeing and am committed to educating myself on new ways to reach optimal health. My work is based on the belief that we are whole multifaceted and that these healing tools can help us to realign with our true integrity. All the education and practice I’ve done in my life was to find essence, truth, depth and meaning. To commune with the aliveness in each of us, to acknowledge the energetic and to feel the pulse of the heart of life. To build resilience and capacity within our bodies and increase well being. I believe this work to be a vehicle for the understanding of self and other through curiosity, exploration and courage.

Come with a friend, or solo, and connect with a community of like-minded souls.


5:30 – 8:30 PM
– Meditation
– Yoga
– Heartspace Exploration

– Sauna

Friday, January 13, 2023

Friday, Jan 13

Self Care in the New Year

Take time for yourself and care for your body, mind and soul in this mini retreat. Meditation, Yoga Flow, Reflexology Workshop & Sauna Time.

Jackie Jonkheid will be joining us to lead self-care reflexology workshop that will focus on the Endocrine System and Digestion.

Your Hormones determine your personality and how you interact with people around you. Our endocrine system is constantly exposed to hormone disruptors in modern society.

This workshop will focus on how to help your endocrine and digestive system get back into balance and get strong enough to withstand influences from the outer environment. Nutritional tips to take home for better hormone function.

About Jackie

Health, nature and natural resources have held her interest since Jackie was a child. When she lived in the Dutch Caribbean in the 1980’s, she came into touch with reflexology for the first time. Close friends wanted to have a child, and for eight years relied on mainstream medicine, with no result. Their friend suggested the couple try reflexology. After a series of reflexology treatments each, the couple conceived. That impressed Jackie so much, that she wanted to get to know more about this natural healing method. She began researching reflexology and using the acquired knowledge by applying the therapy on herself.

Initially Jackie worked in the environmental sector for several years. When her employer restructured the organization, she took the opportunity to develop her interest in reflexology. Two years after enrolling in the International Study of Naturopathic Reflexology at De Wouden Study Programme, she received her diploma, followed by a study of Mainstream Basic Medical Knowledge at the Arnhem University of Applied Sciences for Naturopathy in the Netherlands. As a practicing reflexologist member of the Reflexology Association of British Columbia, Jackie has an ongoing access to new insights and developments in this natural healing method.

Jackie has practiced reflexology at home and in public practices in the Netherlands and the Kootenays since 2002. It is her passion to help people feel good and create a feeling of blissful relaxation for people of all ages, even babies!

Come with a friend, or solo, and connect with a community of like-minded souls.


5:30 – 8:30 PM
– Meditation
– Yoga
– Reflexology Workshop

– Sauna

Friday, Dec 16, 2022

Friday, Dec. 16th

Manifest Your Heart and Soul’s Desire

Discover the secret to living a life of meaning and purpose. Learn Sustainable manifestation tools to help live your truth and harness the magic to create the destiny you most desire.

**Update**
For the Soul Session this Friday, Clancy will no longer be able to make it. We are still hosting it and will be doing a slightly longer meditation and a 30 minute sound healing Shavasana after yoga, and more time for the sauna. Due to the change, this Soul Session will be $30 instead of $40 so if you would like to attend, please send an email to info@for-rest.ca.

Come with a friend, or solo, and connect with a community of like-minded souls.

5:30 – 8:30 PM
– Meditation
– Yoga
– Painting Workshop

– Sauna

Friday, Nov 18, 2022

Friday, Nov. 18th

Stoke your inner fire and light up your potential

Each day we are posed with new challenges: work, relationships, children, family, chores. With so much energy dedicated to our daily obligations, it’s wildly important that we make the time to stoke our inner fire. This is your magical chance. In this retreat you will be reminded of who you are, and be invited to take time to devote yourself to just you for the evening. Together we will reignite our energy through reiki, meditation, yoga and sauna. Let’s move, sweat and laugh!  Connecting to the infinite power of ourselves. We invite you to join us on this journey!

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. 

REIKI – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “Life Force Energy”.  

So Reiki can then be defined as “Spirit guided life force energy”. 

Because reiki energy travels through the body exactly where it’s needed, as it’s needed, it can be used in a group setting beautifully.     Each participant will have their own unique experience by setting their own intention for the session.  The reiki practitioner will facilitate     this experience by guiding the participants through a grounding and connecting meditation and then quietly sitting with each participant     for a period of time to support the movement of reiki energy how they need it individually.  At the end of the session the practitioner will guide the participants through a short meditation to promote balance and energetically bring everyone back into full awareness of their surroundings. ~

Come with a friend, or solo, and connect with a community of like-minded souls.

5:30 – 8:30 PM
– Meditation
– Yoga
– Group Reiki Session

– Sauna

Friday, Oct. 28, 2022

Friday, Oct. 28th

Samhain is the mid-point between the Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice in the Celtic Calendar. Traditionally celebrated as Halloween – a time when the veils between the worlds become thinner and we gain access to the ‘otherworld’ – where we can reconnect with our ancestors and loved ones passed. The season takes us into the darkest quarter of the year, which affords us an opportunity to dive deep into the shadow parts of ourselves. This darkness has all the qualities of the feminine aspect, it’s a time of submerging, releasing, receptivity, reflection and introspection as we wait for the re-emergence or ‘rebirth’ of the light on the Winter.

During this mini retreat we will invite Samhain practices to celebrate life and death. Have fun and let loose in a glow yoga flow, guided meditation and ceremonial circle honouring our ancestors. And then unwind in the sauna.

5:30 – 8:30 PM
– 10-15 minute meditation
– Glow Yoga
– Samhain Ceremony
-Sauna

Come with a friend, or solo, and connect with a community of like-minded souls.



During these darker days, let us celebrate the light and power within to embrace the magic and mystery of death and rebirth. In this sacred Samhain ceremony, we will honour our loved ones’ past and our Ancestors.  We will take you on a journey beyond the physical to the Spirit realm to gain wisdom and guidance from those beyond the veil. We will create a sacred space to embrace and empower by warming our hearts for the colder season ahead.