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yogic explorations

February 9-12, 2020
Jeff Mah

Retreat description

Retreat description

We live in exciting times where there is an up swell of information. Riding this wave of knowledge, we see the practice of yoga undergo both a renaissance and an evolution. Naturally, with a flowering of techniques, it can be confusing to find material that is relevant to our lives.

This three night, all-inclusive retreat, will explore a mix of yoga techniques that will elevate the understanding of your postures and provide insight on movement, recovery, and will dive deeper into why we have the bodies that we do. There will be challenges, laughter, a-ha moments and a myriad of sensations will arise! Whether you are relatively new to yoga practice and looking to build a solid foundation, or a seasoned practitioner aiming for refinement, everyone will leave with meaningful techniques. To bring one’s yoga practice back to the beauty of Lake Louise is a metaphor for our lives.

Nestled in this stunning mountain landscape, we will dive into the foundations of movement, mind and breath and create a bedrock for our yoga and a lake of stillness for our minds. With 15+ years of teaching, Jeff can draw from numerous experiences and insight as he shares his favourite explorations. Are you ready to explore your yoga further? To dance on the edge of what is comfortable? Then hop aboard for the adventure!

View full Retreat Itinerary here

VIDEO: Meet Jeff Mah

Retreat Takeaways

Developing lower legs that are functional, strong, and able to resist injury and further challenging them with unique balance sequences.

A close look at fundamental standing postures such as triangle, side angle, and more.

Discovering our unique personal tightness pattern that we currently hold in our bodies.

Using props to work with the body’s connective tissues, and address chronic issues.

Moving away from passive, static stretch techniques and exploring alternate methods of lengthening and contracting the body for greater safety and stability.

Extensive work on developing meaningful core strength for true spinal stability. Looking at places of common weakness in yoga practitioners and lay down a pathway to cultivate strength.

Regaining healthy shoulder joints and working with props to awaken lost movement patterns.

Back-bending with an eye towards stability and gaining movement in the thoracic spine.

Retreat Includes

3 nights’ accommodation at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a Deluxe room

Welcome cocktail reception Sunday evening

Healthy meals – breakfast, lunch & dinner on Monday & Tuesday; Breakfast on Wednesday. Gratuities included. Dietary requirements can be accommodated.

Daily morning & afternoon yoga workshop classes with Jeff Mah

Free time daily

Retreat Rates

Be one of the first five people to book by December 30, 2019 to receive a complimentary upgrade to a Deluxe Lakeview room (subject to availability)

Single occupancy is available from $450 per night or $1,350 Canadian for the full retreat

Double occupancy is available from $356 per person, per night or $1,068 Canadian per person for the full retreat

Rates based on a Deluxe room

Rates do not include taxes or service charges

Three night stay required (February 9-12, 2019)

US travelers will enjoy additional savings due to favorable exchange rate. Check Daily Exchange Rates. (Rates will vary and do not include credit card exchange fees. Subject to daily exchange rate changes.)

2020 retreats require 50% deposit at time of booking, with full payment due at check-out. Cancellation within one month of program start date will result in full retreat charged.


“The variation and level of yoga was the best part of the retreat. I was challenged to the best of my ability. Really appreciate Jeff’s style of instruction. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it to all.” – Judy

“If you are considering a wellness retreat, you won’t find a more beautiful place to attend. The staff and instructors are so attentive. You’ll leave relaxed, rejuvenated and glad you invested in yourself. It is a phenomenal experience!” – Jill

“Anyone can participate regardless of level of practice. Fantastic accommodations and staff. Everything was perfect.” – Carrie

“I loved this retreat. Every detail was looked after from rooms to vouchers to scheduling. Yoga instruction by Jeff was fun and interactive, yet technical and challenging. Five stars!!” – Rachel

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