Northern Sky Meditation & Yoga Retreats

Our four-day spring retreats are held over the May long weekend and August six-day retreats held over Labour Day. Both take place at a remote location in the beautiful Bulkley Valley. Although our retreats have wrapped up for this year, you can contact us with any questions or to register your interest in upcoming retreats. 

Daily yoga and meditation.

Stillness, wilderness and delicious meals.

Held at a remote location in the Bulkley Valley.

“The quieter you become the more you can hear.” 

~ Ram Dass

Recharge: Return to your life with clarity and energy

Northern Sky Meditation & Yoga Retreat we bring together a small group of people to experience deep quiet and a beautiful setting.

These weekends are a time for gathering. They are held in silence, with guided meditation and yoga sessions, delicious vegetarian meals, and time for solitude.

Our skilled instructors lead you through time-tested practices that allow your body, spirit and mind to transform. 

Sample Schedule 

Day 1: Arrive to settle in by 5:30 pm.  (We arrange a car pool from Smithers Art Gallery at 4:30 pm.)  We’ll join for dinner at 6:30 pm. Opening Circle is at 7:30, then we go into silence.

Following Days: 7 am opening yoga, 8:30 am breakfast.  10 am meditation. 12:30 lunch.  2 pm solitude time.  4 pm Yoga.  6 pm dinner.  7:30 evening meditation.

Final Day: 7 am opening yoga. 8:30 am light breakfast.  10 am Closing Circle.  Noon: clean up & home.

Accommodation

This retreat takes place at Hudson Bay Mountain Wilderness Ranch, a spectacular setting on the west flank of the mountain.  Accommodation is shared – cabins (2 to 3 people per room) – or you can bring your own tent or trailer to camp outside.  All vegetarian meals are provided.

 

• YOUTH:  Young people (16+) who are able & interested to participate (sitting, silence, sustained meditative awareness) are welcome to join our retreats.

Participation and Organization

Our philosophy for this retreat is that it is community-based and participatory. We all share in the creation of an intentional event.  This means everyone helps, either with pre-cooking meals, or at the retreat with meal prep / clean-up and other needs.  A ‘Karma Schedule’ will be posted at the retreat.

Please note that the work is light.  It involves one shift per day and does not interfere with the programs.

Directions

We arrange a car pool from Smithers that leaves from Smithers Art Gallery at the corner of Main Street and the highway at 4:30 pm.  If you are driving, please contact us directly about directions.  You may need a four-wheel drive vehicle.  It takes about 40 minutes to drive from Smithers.

What to bring

Bring clothes for yoga, inside sitting meditation, outside jackets and boots for hiking / snow / rain / sun… it all depends on the weather!  Sleeping arrangements inside are shared rooms, mattresses are provided.  Bring your own bedding, toiletries, and towels.  You are welcome to bring any journaling material, art supplies, relevant books.  Please leave pets, perfumes, electronics, and portable media at home.  Showers can be arranged on request.

This is a rustic, rural retreat in a mountain environment.  There are long walks between the cabins and meditation and dinner halls.  Elevation is higher than in town and temperatures can be colder. Please be prepared for a whole range of weather!

Registration

Payment is cheque, cash, credit card, or email cash transfer. Sorry, no debit cards. Mail registration deposit to: c/o Phillipa Beck, Box 576, Telkwa, BC. V0J 2X0.

For four- and six-day retreats, a $200 deposit is due by the registration deadline to reserve a place. Registration fees paid in full are due one week before the retreat.  NB: No payments can be processed at the retreat as it’s off-grid.

The cost for our four-day May retreat is $425 and our six-day August retreat is $550. Our single-day retreats are $75.

Cancellations:  prior to the registration deadline = 100% refund. Cancellation during the first week after the registration deadline = 50% refund.  Cancellation in the second week after the deadline or without filling your spot = zero refund.  

Retreat testimonials…

“It was amazing! I feel like this whole experience will lead to a turning point in my life. Thank you so much!”

“The food was outstanding. The yoga – perfect. Meditation – deeply opening. This is the first retreat where I feel safely held. Thank you!”

“Such a beautiful venue… it is over the top. So much space. I have had the healing experience of this lifetime. Thank you!”

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