Natasha O. Mellman and Sri Hari Moss, yoga teachers from Southern California, are grateful and delighted to share an immersive weekend of mindful movement, hatha and vinyasa yoga on this beautiful organic farm and exquisite island.
In addition to the offerings of yoga, participants may enjoy daily morning meditations, ecstatic dance, kirtan, farm to table cooking classes, farm talks, wellness treatments, guided hikes and explore the plethora of nature and activities Salt Spring Island has to offer — jump in the fresh-water lakes for a swim, commune with tall trees, eagles, deer, discover the art and organic foods from the island or find yourself in quietude under the soft fragrant breeze of a mid-summer tree.
The experience of retreating on Stowel Lake Farm is divine! The farm is beautiful! – practicing organic farming methods, food forests, state of the art ecological building practices and craftsmanship. Meals are a culinary experience, with local food freshly harvested with resident chefs creating healthy and delicious meals – a significant part of the retreat experience indeed. Meals are included for all participants. With a variety of accommodations to suit, guests will find a magnificent home away from home on the farm!
We look forward to sharing the love of this sweet summer retreat with you… May you find inner peace, playfulness, solace and beauty.
About Natasha O. Mellman and Sri Hari Moss
Natasha O. Mellman Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga
Natasha is an adventurous, life-loving, heart centered yogi who is thrilled to share her passion and love of yoga as a way of living an authentic, soulful and expansive life. With attention to alignment and an awareness of subtle energies she holds a space of openness, of playful exploration and fresh perspective.
With each practice, expect to take a a journey through presence, challenge and sensation to a place of self-love, inspiration and deep nurture. Natasha’s willingness to grapple with her own transformation, gives her teaching a special authenticity and uniqueness. Her students receive the benefits of her ever-expanding understanding of yoga as a way to move through life with intention, ease and grace. Through breath awareness and mindful movement, Natasha helps students touch upon that deep place within, of peace, balance and aliveness. “In practice of life .. in spirit of inquiry, and in love with it all!”
500hr. RYT in the SankalpaShakti Yoga with Tracee Stanley under the Lineage of ParaYoga Trainings include Hatha, Vinyasa, Subtle Body Awareness, Restorative, Pranayama, Meditation, Reiki, Tantra
About Sri Hari Moss Mindful Movement Yoga
With a focus on harmony between mind, body and spirit, Sri Hari offers students an inspired understanding of yoga practice through mindful movement in a variety of techniques and styles.
Sri Hari began his yoga journey in 1989 under the guidance of Swamini Turiyasangitananda; founder and director of The Vedantic Center and Sai Anantam Ashram in Agoura Hills, California. The study in sacred music, vedantic studies, meditation, Bhakti and Iyengar Yoga has greatly influenced his offerings.
Sri Hari shares inspirational music, dynamic stories from Hindu culture, and anecdotes to foster a clear understanding of the subtle powers within one’s practice. He frequently reminds his students to smile, laugh and find the “Rasa” (Sanskrit: Lit. “juice” or “essence”) in their practice. “Yoga practice is transformative, what we learn in practice becomes part of our lives. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish, if you are willing to feel sensation, face challenge, live in the moment and breathe life into everything you do.”
500 hour – The Vedantic Center 2005, 200 hour – Yogaworks 2008 Yoga Warriors – PTSD and the Mind Body Connection 2012 Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles – Yoga Therapy Rx-Level III Clinic 2012
All-inclusive retreat includes;
- 3 Nights Accommodation as per selection
- All meals (delicious local vegetarian cuisine)
- 4 retreat sessions per day – Mindful Movement, Hatha & Vinyasa Flow, Ecstatic Dance, Kirtan Daily meditation
- Stowel Lake Farm Tour
- Stowel Lake Farm Community Talk
- Guided hike
- Pick up and drop off from Fulford Ferry for those without vehicle at scheduled times
With optional* massage, acupuncture, acutonics (60 min $95, 90 min $125) and Farm To Table cooking class ($40) *additional fee payable to chef or practitioner