certified IYENGAR Yoga instructor
Marsh Lake Community Centre
5:30 – 7 pm
Drop in open to all
White Swan Sanctuary
403 Lowe Street
Marsh Lake Community Center located at Judas Creek Subdivision, km 2 Doehle Drive, just before the Fire Hall
White Swan Sanctuary, located at 403 Lowe Street, across 4th Ave from the Coast High Country Inn
Come join us for seven days away from the regular routine in an incredibly beautiful landscape at the shore of Kluane Lake
and the door of Kluane National Park. This is a follow-up to our retreat there in 2011 and beside the landscape will
feature five hours of Yoga daily, great vegetarian food, comfortable lodging (double occupancy) and free afternoons to do
as you please such as kite-boarding on the lake, skiing, snowshoeing, walking or just kicking back on decks, the common
rooms or your own cabin.
This retreat is focused on spending your time and money in our own awesome backyard, sharing the local environment, culture and economic benefits, at a relatively small carbon footprint.
Each day begins with your morning routine, and an hour of Pranayama (breathing exercises). After a small breakfast snack
there is the main two hour yoga session.
Each class is unique, building on previous classes to integrate the basics of grounding, alignment, balance, flexibility,
strength and coordination to bring you to a higher level of combined physical fitness, mental focus and clarity, and
perhaps a new appreciation of the great opportunities our lives offer.
After the main meal you have several daylight hours to do as you please. After an optional snack we practice again at a
more regenerative pace. After the final meal you have the rest of the evening to spend as you please.
Such retreats attract folks with similar interests, creating opportunities for deep conversation, sharing, learning and creating community.
This retreat is timed to coincide with the end of winter activities in mild temperatures, many hours of daylight and the
cusp of spring. It offers a wonderful opportunity to re-assess your life and head back to your routine refreshed, strengthened, focused and re-inspired.
The retreat is for 10 participants, double occupancy, all inclusive for $CAD1300. For more information and to register
please contact ‘firstname.lastname@example.org.
My desire ‘to attain enlightenment’ led me to emulate Yoga poses from a book as a teenager. My interests changed as I explored early adulthood in the Yukon and at the age of 31 I once again integrated Yoga as a regular part of my life, practicing poses and exploring Yoga philosophy without teachers. At the age of 42 I moved to Berlin where I studied Yoga seriously. After becoming a certified Yoga teacher in India in 2001, I started teaching in Germany and in 2006 I became a certified IYENGAR Yoga teacher. For ten years I took advantage of the Yoga scene in Berlin, taking part in many workshops with senior international Iyengar teachers. Life was good but I missed my intimate connection with the Yukon environment so I moved back to my log cabin at Marsh Lake in 2009. I now feel very fortunate to experience, explore and mix my passions here in the Yukon, be part of this community and share my Yoga experience with many Yukoners.