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flow, connect & restore

Flow, Connect & Restore – Wellness Retreat

October 16-20, 2022 (FULL)
October 23-27, 2022 (1 spot available)
Kathy Parsons


About the Retreat

Immerse yourself in nature while staying in luxury Fairmont accommodation with sweeping views of Lake Louise and the Rocky Mountains. Nourish and recharge your body with energizing and restorative yoga, explore mindfulness meditation and breathwork, make connections with like-minded people and have a great time in the process! In addition to two delicious, healthy meals a day, six yoga classes and a workshop led by international yogi Kathy Parsons, you’ll have the opportunity to pamper yourself with a world-class massage or spa treatment, explore the gorgeous trails around the property, relax with new friends or settle in to read a good book.

This retreat is designed to be both energizing and restorative. Bring your partner, friend, family member or come on your own. Rest assured, your retreat host and the team at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will make sure that every detail is taken care of throughout your magical mountain retreat.

The Yoga 
​You will be practicing with Kathy Parsons, a Toronto-based yoga teacher who is focused on helping each guest learn, grow, relax and feel connected on this retreat. Start each morning with a 75-minute energizing Vinyasa flow yoga class. These classes feature curated playlists and strong flows with creative sequencing designed to lengthen, strengthen and open up your body.  Expect to sweat and give yourself a full-body workout while staying connected to the breath. Everyone will be encouraged to listen to his or her body and take breaks when needed.

In the late afternoon, you will explore Yin & Restorative yoga. These classes will begin with a gentle flow to prepare your body for deeper stretches (yin) and deep release and relaxation (restorative). This deep stretch yoga targets the deeper fascia of the spine & pelvis allowing for improved flexibility of soft tissues, mobility of the joints and the release of stress in the body and mind.  Often described as yoga for the mind, these classes will have mindfulness meditation weaved throughout. You will also enjoy Yoga Nidra Meditation in one of the classes. Yoga Nidra, also known as ‘Yogic Sleep’ is a meditation that invokes deep relaxation and healing. All classes will be set to inspiring music, include personal cues (from a safe distance) and a relaxing aromatherapy savasana (covid permitting).

*Kathy will provide modifications for students who are practicing at different levels, including those who are just starting their yoga journey. Although this practice is suitable for all levels, it is advised that you have the physical fitness that allows you to flow through several basic poses that are linked together. This will make for a more enjoyable practice!

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Retreat Takeaways

  • Challenge and expand your body and mind through challenging (yet accessible) vinyasa flow yoga.
  • Kick-start or power up your fitness routine.
  • Learn simple breathing techniques and mindful movements that you can incorporate into your daily life for energy and relaxation.
  • Disconnect from your busy life and enjoy space and time for reflection
  • Forge new connections and meet friends from all over the world (maybe even have a few laughs)

Retreat Audience

  • Yoga practitioners of all levels wanting to experience both challenging and restorative practices to learn, grow, and let go.
  • Anyone craving a healthy, relaxing, fun holiday that will recharge your batteries and inspire wellness.

Retreat Includes

  • 4 nights accommodation at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a Fairmont room
  • Welcome cocktail reception with appetizers on Sunday evening
  • Daily Breakfast and dinner on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. Breakfast on Thursday. Gratuities included. Dietary requirements can be accommodated
  • Daily morning and afternoon yoga sessions with Kathy Parsons
  • One additional session with Kathy Parsons on Sun Salutations and Pose Alignment
  • Guided outing with a Guide
  • Amenities at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Free time daily

Retreat Rates

Click “BOOK NOW” to see the full retreat rate and room types available. Booking through this link confirms your spot(s) in the retreat.

  • Be one of the first five people to book and receive a complimentary upgrade to Fairmont Lake View room (subject to availability)
  • Rates based on a Fairmont Room do not include taxes or service charges (see Book Now link for full price)
    • Single occupancy from $675 per night or $2700 CAD for the full retreat
    • Double occupancy from $515 per night or $2060 CAD for the full retreat
  • Four night stay required
  • All 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. If the hotel has to cancel the retreat for any reason, the full deposit will be refunded or applied to a future retreat. If a guest is unable to travel due to Covid related illness or isolation, the deposit will be applied to a future retreat before December 31, 2022.
  • 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.)

Testimonials

  • “Come together in Mountain Pose takes on a new meaning when surrounded by the majesty of the Canadian Rockies. The mountain’s strength, resiliency, endurance and Lake Louise’s tranquillity are the ideal backdrop for an invigorating and restoring yoga retreat under Kathy’s masterful guidance. Add in good food, great company and Kathy’s signature dash of laughter and joy and it’s perfect.” – Sandra, Lake Louise 2021
  • “This was a very well-coordinated and balanced retreat in a gorgeous setting. It will leave you feeling refreshed and energized at the same time. Kathy did a great job of accommodating the yoga practice to the energy of the room. I really appreciated her teaching style and sense of humour!  Also, the team did a very good job of accommodating the Covid restrictions and making people feel safe. I can’t wait to attend another of Kathy’s retreats!” – Erin, Lake Louise 2020
  • “Kathy’s retreat was an experience which exceeded my expectations on every level. A skilled teacher and motivator, Kathy tunes into each participants’ ability and coaches them to find and challenge their individual edge; along with Kathy’s mindfulness meditation workshop and practice, I came away feeling stronger physically and mentally prepared to incorporate mindfulness into the whirl of everyday madness. Accompanied by the stunning backdrop of Lake Louise, exceptional accommodation and meals at Chateau Lake Louise, hiking the Rockies, and a great group dynamic – Kathy is authentic, dynamic and fun, and worked hard in creating a memorable journey for all.  My best yoga & meditation experience yet – I highly recommend Kathy’s retreats.” – Judy, Lake Louise 2020


CONTACT US

For bookings & inquiries, contact:

Davina Bernard, Director of Wellness
TEL | +1 403 522 1638
EMAIL | lakelouisewellness@fairmont.com

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