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HAIDA GWAII

Next Date: TBA

We invite you to share an intimate 6 days of yoga, culture, exploration & adventure at a truly magical location in Northern British Columbia - one of the most beautiful and remote places on earth. Come experience how truly spiritual and stunning these Haida islands can be. 

Who should come.

Anyone seeking a once in a life time adventure, as you explore the mystic Haida lands, and dig deep into a personal yoga practice. The history of Haida Gwaii and the mystique of these scattered group of islands, is the perfect environment for those seeking solace, nature and healthy rejuvenation from busy life. Our retreat is rustic, so don't be afraid to get your feet a little dirty. Please don't come expecting a fancy hotel and spa ;) Come with the open mindedness to try something new, learn to live off the land, indulge in culture, and find yourself, on and off your mat. 

 

 

The yoga.

We will hold morning and evening yoga classes, catered for all experience levels and body types. The morning session will be a challenging Vinyasa style of practice, so expect to get a little sweaty. In this practice we will include breath work, meditation and strength building, making our time together all inclusive and progressive. 

The evening will consist of a Yin, more restorative style of practice. Giving your body the chance to rejuvenate and recover for the adventures ahead. 

 

The accommodation. 

Located on Haida Nation land and nestled within beautiful Naikoon Park on Northern Haida Gwaii, Hiellen Longhouse Village offers seven traditional style Haida longhouse cabins and a main Haida longhouse. Each has been carefully designed and built to provide rustic, yet comfortable and cozy accommodations on beautiful Haida Gwaii. For the retreat, there will be the option to choose from staying in your own private room, (single bed), in the group longhouse or if you prefer to have more privacy the private cabins are available, (double bed), for an extra charge. You will get a small taste of the Haida lifestyle and culture while getting connected to nature. The sandy beachfront invites you to play in and around the ocean, and we can even dig for clams or fish for crab with the help of the Haida elders.

Example Day, you can participate in all or none of the below. We like to respect that this is your retreat and so there is never any pressure:

 

7am(ish) – Wake up

7am – Tea and Coffee

730am – Morning yoga session (2hr)

930am – Breakfast

10:30am – ADVENTURE (optional activités listed below)

Lunch –  on the adventure

4pm – Free time

5pm – 6pm – Yoga session (dependant on daily activity)

7:00pm – Dinner

The adventure.

Each day you have the option of participating in one of our group adventures! (Rental costs and museum entry are an extra charge)

These are some examples, weather dependant:

~surfing

~hiking

~boat trip to Yan (old abandoned Haida village)

~clam digging/crab catching

~trip to Rose Spit

~beach combing

~museum 

~4 wheeling

~potlach 

~bonfires

~paddle boarding

~kayaking

~nature walks

Whats included.

Transport pick up and drop off to and from Masset.

Transport to and from the daily adventures.

Morning Yoga every day. 

Two-Three evening yoga sessions maybe more depending on activities.

Daily sit down breakfasts and dinners, and packed lunches. 

Non alcoholic beverages.

Guiding on all the adventures. 

Accommodation. (upgrades available for an additional cost)

Whats not included.

Air fare or ferry to and from Haida Gwaii.

Rental for adventure equipment. Surfboard, Paddleboard, Kayak... etc.

Museum Entrance fee

Upgrading to private cabin.

Alcohol. (Can bring own if wanted)

Ferry Fare from Sandspit and transport to Masset

Getting there.

There are basically 3 ways to get to Haida Gwaii, depending on what kind of a journey you would like to take. Fly, Drive, or Ferry.

WE PROVIDE PICK UP FROM MASSET. It is your responsibility to get to and from Masset. We will gladly assist you with your travel plans if needed.

The easiest and most direct and time saving option is to fly. Daily flights leave Vancouver direct to either Masset or Sandspit. Please check with Pacific Coastal Airlines for schedules and rates for direct routes to Masset. Booking ahead of time you can find flights for around $550.

There are also flights to Sandspit via Air Canada, but please be advised we are only available for a pick up from the BC ferries Terminal in Skidagette, for a cost of $50 per person. For more information if this is a better option for you, please contact us.

BC ferries runs from Prince Rupert to Haida Gwaii, And Port Hardy to Prince Rupert. This route is beautiful, but can take a few days in travel. Prices vary depending if you walk on or drive on with your car. Again transport is available from BC ferries Terminal for a cost of $50 a head and will only pick up the morning of.

Please get in contact with us and we can send you a detailed outline of your options for getting to Haida Gwaii. We are very experienced in this, and we want to try and make this as easy and seamless for you as possible.

 

Everyone must be there by noon of the first day. This means you may have to coordinate your own accommodation on Haida Gwaii the night before if your flights/ferries don't line up. We will still be able to collect you from that accommodation on the day the retreat begins. If you have any concerns don't hesitate to contact us and we can assist you with this.

 

The cost.

Right now we are offering an extremely affordable rate of $1400+$55GST. This is for a cosy and comfortable, private, single bed room in the large longhouse and shared bathroom with hot water showers.

For private cabin rate, more suitable for couples or friends that want to share, please contact us directly and we can explain the additional cost. 

Not long enough for you?

If anyone would like to extend their stay at the Hiellen Longhouses once the retreat is over, this is also a possibility. Just let us know when you are booking and we can make further reservations for you. 

 

 

How to book.

Please send your payments to driftyogaadventures@gmail.com via email money transfer. Or we can arrange to meet up in person if you would prefer to pay in cash or cheque.

At this time you can either pay your (non refundable) deposit of $400, to secure your spot as we have limited capacity on this intimate retreat. Or you can pay the full amount of $1400+gst. Full payment must be received 3 weeks before the retreat begins. 

We hope you will join us on this once in a life time adventure!

Sami x