Nectar Yoga’s retreat on Bowen Island feels less a quick zip into remote island wilderness (20 minutes from Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver), and more a slow journey from civilization to a Tolkienesque vale a world away.
Along with an artistic sensibility and possibly because of it, locals have a zest for healthy living that they satisfy in any number of ways, from attending free classes in natural outdoor settings to seeking five-star treatments in luxurious resorts.
Settled along Kootenay Bay, the Yasodhara Ashram offers self-reflection in an innovative temple by Patkau Architects, shaped like undulating waves.
The yogawear megabrand’s original Vancouver location gets a multi-level expansion.
From hiking and biking to dining and relaxing, Calgary has plenty to offer weekend visitors.
Add some variety to your practice by taking your downward dog beyond the conventional studio.
An inflatable Zodiac floats down the Ganges River, and the current is picking up. I raise my voice, asking my guide to repeat himself, my hands tightening around a paddle as whitewater rapids churn all around. “You need 10 lives to see India,” yells Mukesh Joshi, his voice barely audible.