Retreat to the mountains this fall for a weekend of yoga, outdoor activities, and connection.
Location: Kicking Horse Resort, Golden B.C.
Drive time from Yeg = 5hrs 40mins
3-Night Stay in Lush Mountain Accommodations
You’ll be staying in one of three luxury homes on the mountain. Be sure to check out the video tours to get a better idea of the homes. Beds are assigned based on best fit for your group and sign up order!
In this Timber Frame Cathedral have your morning coffee and pick your line from the breakfast table. Exclusive views of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort and the Rocky Mountains surround you from this recently renovated luxurious vacation home. Ideally equipped for friends, families and functions, this chalet features 3000 square feet of living space including; grand living and dining areas, executive kitchen, four bedrooms & lofted den, ensuite bathrooms, private hot tub, gas fireplace and duvets. Just steps from the Gondola and Resort amenities let Inukshuk be your Kicking Horse retreat!
Sleeps up to 14
Master: Queen plus double futon, Bedroom 2 & 3: Two Twins XL or One King, Bedroom 4: Three Twins XL or One king and One Twin XL, Bedroom 5: Twin XL with Queen in loft
The Minks is a brand new home conveniently located close to all the amenities at the base of Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. This beautiful 6 bedroom plus loft custom log home offers full ensuite bathrooms for each bedroom, fooseball table, bar area, 2 gas fireplaces, bluetooth enabled sound systems, and private hot tub. Escape for an unforgettable mountain experience in this custom designed home.
6 bedrooms plus loft/6.5 full bathrooms plus change room with shower
All Bedrooms offer Two Twin XLs or One King ; Loft has either Three Twins or One King and One Twin
Craftsmanship abounds in this beautifully finished timber frame home. From the large windows, take in the mountain vistas and tree line that back this great hideaway. Welcoming living areas with mountain inspired furnishings and a few entertainment systems will help make your après a cut above. The Couloir is one of the closest private homes to the Base of Kicking Horse, the Gondola and the Resorts’ Amenities. Perfect for that smaller to mid size group looking for the best in mountain living. Make The Couloir your base for adventure in Kicking Horse Country.
Steps away from ski trail
3 bedrooms plus loft / 2 full bathrooms + 1 half bath
Bedroom one: King; Bedroom two & three: two Twin XL or King; Loft: Twin XL & pull-out sofa
Private hot tub, BBQ, wireless Internet, propane fireplace, foosball table, wet bar in games room, high-end finishings throughout
Yoga & Activities
Dive into your practice
The retreat will begin with an opening circle of movement, guest interaction, intention setting, and relaxation. Each day Karling will offer a morning vinyasa flow practice (90mins) and an evening yin practice (75mins). We will also do one workshop class on Sunday afternoon to break down a specific topic of yoga.
We will have a practice space set up in the Inukshuk living room. All classes are optional except our Friday night circle.
Each morning Karling will lead a 10-20 minute guided meditation (outside, weather permitting). This will be an excellent way to drop into your inner space before moving through the day.
Head Up the Mountain
Gondola + HIKE | Gondola + Via Ferrata
On Saturday you will have the option to head up the Gondola to sightsee/hike around the summit! Or venture further across the peaks through the Via Ferrata course!
ADD- ON Gondola + Sightseeing (+$53.70):
Float above the clouds as you are whisked to 7,700 feet. Take in panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains, the Columbia River Wetlands and the quaint town of Golden. During the journey, spot wildlife and perhaps even a glimpse of Kicking Horse Mountain Resorts resident grizzly bear, Boo.
Once at the summit, venture forth on a hike or simply soak up the endless mountain vistas from on top of the world or visit the Eagle’s Eye Restaurant for a coffee or a snack and keep your eye out for wildlife in the alpine terrain. After all, the end of the gondola ride is simply the start of your next adventure.
ADD-ON the Via Ferrata Experience (+$127.87):
Step out of your comfort zone and experience first-hand exposure in a safe environment, while soaking in the majestic views of the Rockies and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Our experienced and friendly guides will cater to your level ensuring a high level of professionalism, whether you are a lead climber or a never-ever in search of an adrenaline fix.
Italian for "iron road", a Via Ferrata is a protected climbing route with a steel cable running along the route that is fixed to the rock. Using a Via Ferrata Harness, climbers can secure themselves to the cable, creating a completely safe climbing environment. The cable can also be used as aid to climbing, and additional climbing aids, such as iron rungs (stemples), pegs, carved steps, ladders and bridges.
We will be doing the 2-Hour Discovery Route.
Please read more and watch Via Ferrata video here: https://kickinghorseresort.com/purchase/via-ferrata/
With all of this yoga and hiking, your body might need some TLC. Book a 30, 60, or 90min massage or cupping treatment with local and highly reviewed Purcell Wellness Mobile Massage.
Massages must be pre-booked before retreat and unfortunately cannot be claimed through your insurance plan.
30 mins: $55
60 mins: $90
90 mins: $130
All meals included!
Clean Vegetarian Food
Julie, our In-house chef will keep you feeling nourished all weekend. The food is VEgetarian with the exception of one dinner with fish.
Early Bird starting at $599
Early bird ends August 25th, 2019
The following quote from teacher Sarah Powers perfectly describes the WHY of going on a yoga retreat.
In removing ourselves from our familiar surroundings and busy schedules, retreats afford us the opportunity to see accumulated habits of distraction and begin to soften them. In removing everything we do that is not supportive of living with freshness and wakefulness, practice retreats realign us with our deepest values, helping us discover ways to upgrade how we live our lives on a daily basis. Many of our unskillful choices stem from unconscious patterns of unaware living, shielding us from the inherent simple joy in ordinary moments. On retreats we have the opportunity to slow down our days and see ourselves and everything more clearly. We often uncover not only what habits are destructive and learn how to work skillfully with them, but are also encouraged to attend to that which is pulsing softly within us, under all the noise or numbness. Sufis call this primordial aspect our Hidden Essence, Taoists call it the tranquility at the center of all storms, the Tao, Hindus say the Self or Brahman, Buddhists refer to this as our Buddha nature, while others say inner spirit or God. Skillful dedication to a yogic path of awareness uncovers this intrinsic inner dimension, teaching us about the suffering inherent in our perceived (not actual) disconnection from wholeness. In inner silence and increased stillness, we often glimpse and learn to sustain a truth larger than our self-definitions allow.
The Yogic path is a gradual process involving self-investigation and skillful means. Daily practice helps us become aware of the habits which perpetuate our inner rigidity or chaos, while longer retreats, which emphasize meditation, loving-friendliness, social silence, and continual mindfulness throughout the day teach us how to sustain a simple and kind presence. Removed from our daily activities and responsibilities, we learn to interrupt the habits of our conditioned patterns through compassionate attention, freeing us to live from a larger truth, an authentic clarity of being.