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Banff Yoga Festival
The Real Banff Blog / Published: Fri, 07/28/2017 - 13:33

Fall Wellness Retreats and Events in Banff and Lake Louise

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1. Rocky Mountain Yoga’s Learn to Float Session – July 31

Erin Evans of Rocky Mountain Yoga hosts an afternoon of learning the foundations of jumping to and from your hands. Register online for the July 31 class from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. The skills of a light and buoyant practice can be applied in both Ashtanga and Flow Vinyasa and is suitable for those who are experienced in a dynamic, active yoga practice. $45.

2. Rocky Mountain Yoga’s One week of Mysore – July 31-Aug 4

Rocky Mountain Yoga and Erin Evans host a week of Mysore style yoga from July 31 to Aug. 4 from 6 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Each session begins with a half-hour led meditation and breath practice followed by a self-directed practice where you can apply the skills learned at Monday’s class. The course is designed for all levels and will provide you with practice sheets to continue your learnings at home. $125.

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3. Whitehorn Yoga Retreats – Aug. 5 & 20

The Whitehorn Yoga Retreat takes place at 2,042 metres (6,700 feet) above sea level on the Whitehorn Bistro Patio at the top of the Lake Louise Summer Gondola. Taking place at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 5 and 20 instructor Nikki Davidson guides you through 60 minutes of Yin/Yang yoga. Experience stunning mountain views, with a chance of seeing wild grizzlies below you on your gondola ride up and down the mountain, tickets included. After a morning of yoga, enjoy a buffet breakfast at the North Face Bistro. $58.95.

4. Cedar and Sage Co. Retreats  - Aug. 6, Sept. 10, Oct. 8 & Dec. 3

Relax and rejuvenate with Cedar and Sage Co. at one of their one-day retreats this fall. The morning retreats include a teatox and smudge, meditation with aromatherapy, yoga, acupuncture, breakfasts, and a one-hour massage therapy session. $229.

5. Cedar and Sage Co.’s Intro into Alchemy- Aug. 9 & Sept. 13

Cedar and Sage Co. has partnered with Spirit Energy Medicine to bring you an introduction into Alchemy – the science of blending all things to transform oneself into gold. The information session offers you a look at the 22 keys held within the Tarot, the mysteries of the cosmos, the connection of the heavenly bodies to the four directions, and the archetypes of energy influencing you. Free. 

6. Lole’s Kundalini Yoga – Aug. 22

Lole ambassador Caroline Dalton guides you through a morning for Kundalini yoga practice on Aug. 22 from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. Free. 

7. Banff Gondola Mountain Top Yoga – Sundays until Sept. 24

Join a Lululemon ambassador for an Ashtanga yoga session at the Citizenship Pavilion atop the Banff Gondola. The one-hour program is accompanied by Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls and occurs every Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. until Sept. 24. The session and yoga mat are included in your Banff Gondola admission, reserve your place online. $62.

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8. Lole’s Sound Bath – Sept. 5

Join Lole ambassador Caroline Dalton for a sound bath known for healing vibrations on Sept. 5 from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. Free. 

9. The Great Canadian Wellness Experience with Evolve Retreat Co. – Sept. 11-15

Sunshine Mountain Lodge and Evolve Retreat Co. offer a three- or five-day all-inclusive, luxury health, and wellness retreat from Sept. 11 to 15. A personalized program is developed to help you live your best life. You’ll work closely with a member of Evolve Retreat Co. to develop custom menus, fitness challenges, lifestyle mentoring sessions, and active outdoor adventures to help you reach your physical, mental, and emotional goals. The program includes your accommodation, gourmet clean cuisine, food demos and cooking/nutrition workshops, one-on-one outdoor fitness sessions, guided hikes, yoga, mindfulness and meditation practices, and sleep workshops. $1,650 - $3,700.

10. The Rimrock Resort Hotel and Dream your Dreams Women’s Retreat - Oct. 13-15

Dream your Dreams is an opportunity for women like you to connect to your desires and move you toward your dreams by learning about yourself and what makes you passionate about life. This three-day getaway is hosted by Chantal Plowman and Maureen Dobranksi with the Rimrock Resort Hotel. Explore your inner-self in Banff through exercise, creative practices, and introspective journeys. $399.

11. Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Wellness Retreats – varies between Oct. 17-Nov. 16

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise provides the perfect setting for a variety of wellness retreats and workshops. For a full list of program details and prices click here. Fall classes include:

o    Spirit Medicine Oct. 17-20. Dr. Eva Selhub helps you focus on connecting with the wisdom of your body, nature, and spirit medicine. 

o    Capture the Wow Oct. 22-26. Cynthia Morris guides you through an exploration of inspiration, insights, and connections with creativity. 

o    Pause, Reboot, Recreate your Life Oct. 29-Nov. 2. Kim Roberts helps you redesign your life in alignment with your true purpose.

o    Mindfulness, Yoga, and Meditation with Tracey Delfs Nov. 3-5. Find your peace and calm with Tracey Delfs through yoga and mindfulness practices. 

o    Fall in Love with Yourself and Life Nov. 12-16. Shannon Kaiser guides you on a path of self-love and true self-acceptance. 

12. Juniper Hotel & Bistro’s Banff Women’s Weekend Retreat – Oct. 27

Allow the Juniper Hotel & Bistro to welcome you to a weekend retreat that focuses on restorative yoga, guided meditations, and amazing food with time built into allow you to fully unwind and enjoy your mountain getaway. $499. 

13. Storm Mountain Lodge and Rocky Mountain Yoga Culinary Retreat - Nov. 6-8

Storm Mountain Lodge and Rocky Mountain Yoga bring you a retreat with the perfect blend of yoga and culinary. Snug in Storm Mountain Lodge’s historic log cabins you’ll have the opportunity to expand your yoga practice and indulge in locally inspired vegetarian cuisine (meat is an option). Top it all off with a three-course cooking demonstration. $775.  

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