British Columbia Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat

Remedy of Ritual on Galiano Island


Leah Adams
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A Weekend in Balance with Nature

We are so be excited to be bringing Yogascapes guests to Canada this November! This retreat weekend is handcrafted to combine yoga, ayurvedic wellness and incredible food in an off-the-beaten path destination amidst natural Canadian beauty. Our weekend retreat theme is “Remedy of Ritual” — think cabin glamping in the forest, slow flow yoga overlooking the space where the ocean meets the shore, and evening yin yoga combined with creating rituals and remedies that nourish us, inside and out. 


adventure   greentriangle2  hiking, islands, campfire, starry nights

nourishment   greentriangle2  healthy, nourishing meals, fresh air, ayurveda

home   greentriangle2  cozy cabins at bodega ridge

spirit  greentriangle2  slow flow & yin yoga, deep nature, meditation, fireside chats

what’s unique   greentriangle2  exploring an off the beaten path island, yoga & ayurveda



This retreat features delicious and healing Pukka Herbs, made with love for people, plants and planet.



  • Accommodations at the relaxing and beautiful Bodega Ridge Resort
  • 2 Slow Flow Yoga Classes
  • 2 Morning Meditations
  • 2 Yin Yoga Classes
  • Ayurvedic Gift Bag to support daily self care practices
  • Fire side talk about how to apply the ancient wisdom of ayurveda for modern living
  • Hand making of dosha balancing teas and skin elixirs
  • Locally-sourced vegetarian meals crafted by Internationally recognized chef Josh Blumenthal


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We are so excited to venture further into nature so close to home.  Just a ferry ride away from Vancouver lies this Galiano, the sunniest and wildest of BC’s Southern Gulf Islands, and Bodega Ridge, our home for the weekend, makes the most of its natural charms. Leah Adams will be guiding you through a full but relaxing weekend of thoughtful slow yoga flows, morning meditations, yin yoga, make it yourself workshop of dosha balancing teas and skin elixirs and more.

Meals will be prepared by chef Josh Blumenthal; he has spent time working in Vancouver’s most celebrated restaurants, as well as working in Michelin-starred kitchens in Europe.We will sip warm tea by the fire and explore how we can use the map of the Ayurvedic doshas to tune into the wisdom of the body. Beginning to recognize the qualities of the doshas can support us in creating vibrant health and creating nourishing rituals to support our own unique needs.

There will be abundant time for napping, hiking, and personal reflection. You can also choose to embark on fishing charters, kayaking, mountain biking (we have high end Kona bikes on premises), guided hikes and more. We can make recommendations or handle arrangements. This trip is open to people of all experiences and backgrounds.

This retreat, like many, starts with the adventurous way in which you arrive. Here’s how your adventure will begin:

You can take a ferry/seaplane/helicopter from Vancouver region/Victoria to Galiano Island. All are fun, beautiful options. See details below:

By Ferry – From Vancouver/the Mainland:

From Seattle or Bellingham take the 1-5 North to Vancouver, BC.
From Vancouver, take BC-99 South, then BC-17 South to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal. You want the ferry to Sturdies Bay/Galiano.
It’s a small boat, so be sure to reserve a spot for your car if needed.
Depart on the Gulf Islands ferry from the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, 30km south of Vancouver. If driving from the City of Vancouver to the ferry, please take into consideration the traffic through the Massey Tunnel.

By Ferry – From Victoria and Vancouver Island
Depart on the Gulf Islands ferry from the Swartz Bay Terminal, North of Victoria.

Air & Boat Access
Seaair Seaplanes makes daily trips between Vancouver and Galiano’s Montague Harbour. Land directly at Bodega Ridge with SKY Helicopters with a private charter from Vancouver.

Seair SeaplanesSalt Spring AirSunshine Coast AirSKY Helicopters

The marina at Montague Harbour offers moorage to private boaters. A public dock is located near the marina, as well as a gas dock and several small shops. Montague Harbour


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Through the incredible power of plants Pukka inspires you to lead a more conscious life. ‘Pukka’ means authentic and it’s a the heart of everything they do. They strive every day to help create a Pukka Planet benefit people, plants and planet. Pukka is Fair for Life Certified, a B-Corp and 1% for the Planet member. Fair for Life Certification support an increasingly healthy and empowered community of people involved in the production of Pukka teas and supplements.



Leah, a certified Yoga Instructor and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor describes yoga as a “natural and essential component” of her humanity, a practice that is “beautiful and effective because it taps us into our parasympathetic nervous systems and allows us to rest, reset, heal and digest to feel calm and nourished.”

Leah teaches weekly classes to providers at Washington’s top Cancer Care Hospital, is serving as a faculty member for a CME (continuing medical education) course of Seattle’s Virginia Mason Hospital, and has also lead mindful yin classes at the University of Washington Mindfulness Project. In her classes she encourages students to find connection to their inner wisdom, healing, creativity and joy. She believes that every choice, every day, in every way, can add restored vitality and mind-body balance into our lives. Leah has spent fifteen years working in fashion, advertising and yoga retail as a stylist, buyer, sales representative & model for companies including Volkswagen, Evian, Crest, Chanel, Semperviva Yoga, Pyrrha, hauteyoga and A Peace Treaty. As a stylist Leah spent years lugging around heavy items. After one too many an instance of carrying dozens of boxes of shoes all at once, she began yearning to be kinder and gentler with herself. As Leah started to explore the relationship between yoga and her other creative passions, yoga resonated with her and became a practice she began to cherish deeply and implement into her lifestyle with devotion.

Leah is a passionate student of Ayurveda and is a certified Ayurvedic Health Counselor and has completed a NAMA (National Ayurvedic Medical Association) approved course of study. She incorporates this as well as Meditation, Chinese Medicine Meridian Theory, Western Science, and Nature into her teaching, bringing her love of yoga and her ever-growing knowledge of it to share with others.

Leah, has had a dedicated yoga practice since 2010 and has been a registered teacher since 2013. She has taken some 1600 cumulative hours of various yoga, ayurveda and bodywork training courses with Master Teachers including Yin Yoga teacher trainings with Bernie Clark and ongoing annual in residence Yin/Insight Yoga training with Sarah Powers. Leah is the founder of Lumi Ayurveda, a line of organic skin care products inspired by ayurvedic wisdom. Through her study and practice of yoga and Ayurveda, across three continents she’s learned that living in alignment with nature is the ultimate form of self-care.


Leah Adams


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Bodega Ridge

Welcome to Bodega Ridge Resort, deluxe log-cabin accommodations on BC’s beautiful Galiano Island. Inside your private cabin, you’ll find all the creature comforts of home. Beyond your cedar deck, the wilds of the island beckon.

It’s a truly magical place, one we’re delighted to share with many weddings, retreats and other groups throughout the year. Or come, just the two of you, for a quiet weekend away from it all. Whatever brings you to Bodega Ridge, we guarantee that you won’t want to leave.

A Rural Oasis On The Gem Of The Gulf Islands

There’s nowhere quite like Galiano, the sunniest and wildest of BC’s Southern Gulf Islands, and Bodega Ridge makes the most of its natural charms.

The resort is seven self-contained log cabins and lodge on 22 beautiful acres of rural countryside at the island’s quiet north end. Nestled at the base of the famous Bodega Ridge, the property offers magnificent views of Trincomali channel, the surrounding Gulf Islands and the Vancouver Island Mountains.

We’ve left things pretty much as nature intended. Take the gently sloping terrain at your leisure and discover spectacular meadows, arbutus trees, grape vines, fruit trees, orchids and wildflowers. The famous Bodega Ridge trail is at your doorstep and the views are well worth the hike. Or put your feet up and enjoy it all from your cabin’s private deck.

We have seven charming, self-contained log cabins, all with three bedrooms, living room, full kitchen and bath. Each cabin sleeps six comfortably, and all bedrooms have a queen-size bed with dreamy pillow-top mattress.

Take in the view from your cedar deck, have a long soak in the tub, or curl up in front of the wood stove.
You’ll find all the comforts of home at Bodega Ridge.

  • Free high speed wireless internet (we are one of the few places on the island with good cell coverage too…)
  • Each cabin is equipped with 3 private bedrooms, each with queen sized beds, crisp white linens, fluffy pillows and cozy Pendleton Blankets. Towels are provided & replenished upon request.
  • Handmade soaps made on island by Galiano Soapworks
  • Complimentary firewood and kindling during cool months
  • Stereos with iPod jacks
  • Fully Equipped kitchens with China, flatware, utensils, pots & pans
  • French Press & Drip Coffee Makers and a morning’s supply of JJ Bean Railtown Blend dark coffee



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Trip Includes
  • • 2 Slow Flow Yoga Classes
  • • 2 Morning Meditations
  • • 2 Yin Yoga Classes
  • • Ayurvedic Gift Bag to support daily self care practices
  • • Fire side talk about how to apply the ancient wisdom of ayurveda for modern living
  • • Hand making of dosha balancing teas and skin elixirs
  • • Locally-sourced vegetarian meals crafted by Internationally recognized chef Josh Blumenthal
  • • 2 nights Accommodation at Bodega Ridge
Early Bird
Mar 1 - Aug 10 / 2017
  • Double Room - Couple or Friends Sharing King/Qn
    $765 / person
  • Private Single Room - 1 Person in Queen Bed
    $965 / person
Normal Price
Normal Price
  • Double Room - Couple or Friends Sharing King/Qn
    $865 / person
  • Private Single Room - 1 Person in Queen Bed
    $1065 / person

NOTE:*Does not include transportation to or from Bodega Ridge/Galiano Island, Does not include extra activities not listed above like spa treatments or excursions.

Payment Information

We encourage those that can’t afford the full price option to sign up early for the lowest price. We strive to maintain a balance between offering our programs to the widest range of participants and running a sustainable and thriving company so that we can continue to create and share our experiences with you. Please inquire about payment plans if you need help spreading out payments.  We can split up your payments however final payments are due at least 45 days prior to the start date of your retreat.



By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement.  Please note:

If cancellation takes place more than 60 days prior to your departure date any payments made will be refunded minus your deposit. If cancellation takes place between 30-60 days prior to your departure, 50% of the trip price will be forfeited. If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited.


YOGASCAPES reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of YOGASCAPES (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups)  we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. We require all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly encourage them to purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect them against the rare chance of cancellation.


All prices are per/person and include a non-refundable deposit of $500-750 for all retreats. For all trips under $500 the non-refundable deposit is $250.