Feel, breathe, heal, and release – Nectar Yoga B&B on Bowen Island (GIVEAWAY)

AS and I just returned from a weekend of zen on Bowen Island, which is just a short 20-minute ride from Vancouver via BC Ferries. We’ve been wanting to attend a yoga retreat for the longest time but never had the opportunity… until we found Nectar Yoga BnB on Bowen Island, that is!

We love our experience here so much that we want to keep it a secret. But alas, sharing is caring. Keep reading for your chance to win a yoga package giveaway!

Nectar Yoga BnB on Bowen Island

“Nature and namaste” is perhaps the best way to describe this place. Tired of the materialistic, corporate life, Andrea and her partner set off on a spiritual adventure around the world. Through their travels they found themselves. They envisioned a new life and turned their dream into reality upon returning home. Thus, Nectar Yoga BnB on Bowen Island was born!

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Oreo showing us how downward dog is properly done

The space, location, and its surroundings

Tucked away in the woods on Bowen Island, Nectar Yoga B&B is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city life. It’s hard to believe this eco-friendly sanctuary is only half an hour away from downtown Vancouver. Easily accessible, yet remote enough to disconnect.

There are three units on this 1.2 acre lot, complete with a Finnish sauna and geodesic yoga dome. The entire space, including the main house, can be rented out for large group retreats. House pups Oreo and Rascal (cuties!) can be seen roaming around when the sun’s out. You might even spot a deer or two!

Guests can explore a beautiful lake, a nature reserve, two parks, and dozens of hiking trails in their down time. To get around on the island, just walk onto the main road and stick your thumb out! Hitchhiking is the norm here.

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inside the beautiful geodesic yoga dome

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Our cottage – The Nectar Loft

The Nectar Loft is the perfect marriage between cabin life and loft living. Using natural wood and aqua tones, the Scandinavian design makes guests feel right at home. The cottage comes with a fully equipped kitchen and small fireplace. Its living room boasts three large windows overlooking the garden, letting in tons of light.

All soaps, shampoo, and cleaning products are locally made and natural, in order to reduce environmental impact. If you don’t feel like going out, the cottage is stocked with books, movies, and board games. At the end of your day, let the comfy queen-sized bed lull you to sleep in the cozy loft.

Food and dining

Homemade breakfast is served daily in our cottage. Using only local and organic ingredients, Andrea ensures her guests are fully charged with yummy vegetarian meals every morning. Vegan options are also available upon request.

You can cook your own meals or dine out for lunch and dinner. Enjoy wood-fired pizzas at Tuscany, French bistro fare at Artisan Eats, or tapas at Barcelona- Bowen Island’s newest addition.

Feel, breathe, heal, and release

Daily yoga and meditation session take place in the geodesic dome. Andrea’s a fantastic instructor; her classes are challenging yet rejuvenating. Without spoiling too much, let’s just say this was the highlight of our stay ! We left feeling recharged, more aware, and inspired.

Andrea does an excellent job in guiding us through each pose and flow, beyond not only the physical aspects but also the spiritual mind. We especially loved the talks post-practice where she delves into yoga and meditation on a deeper level.

For more information on Nectar Yoga B&B, please visit their official website, Facebook, Twitter, and InstagramFollow along for upcoming workshops, events, and retreats!

Giveaway Time! Win a 2-Night Yoga Retreat

I’ve partnered up with Andrea to give one lucky follower (+ guest) a Nectar Yoga B&B weekday retreat! Enter for your chance to win a Yoga Package for 2 guests in the new Garden Suite

How to enter – you can enter as many times as you like!

The 2-night stay is valid from Monday – Thursday between October 15th – November 30th, 2017. Contest closes on April 21st at 9pm PST; the winner will be announced on Sunday, April 23rd. Good luck!

Disclaimer: AS and I were invited guests at Nectar Yoga BnB on Bowen Island. However, these honest opinions are our own and we would never recommend something if we didn’t love it ourselves! Special thanks to BC Ferries for providing us with complimentary fares to the island.

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19 thoughts on “Feel, breathe, heal, and release – Nectar Yoga B&B on Bowen Island (GIVEAWAY)

  1. That place looks so beautiful and peaceful. I trained yoga before and would love to have yoga retreats here as well! Yummy vegan meals also catch my eyes as well 🙂

  2. That geo done is amazing! I sat here for about 5mins just mesmerised looking at it. I’ve always thought about doing a yoga retreat but this has made my mind up!

  3. I am from India, the land of yoga. I always find it interesting to see how much the western world has adopted it. The place looks lovely… I would love to spend a weekend here!

  4. What a beautiful, lovely place to unwind! I love the wooden decor, giving it a natural, refreshing look. I would visit there even if it’s not for a yoga retreat!

  5. The word ‘zen’ is the best description that I could think of this beautiful abode. It has all the qualities that I would love to experience every day or during a vacation. I also adore the interior designs of this place. The blue (maybe turquoise) buddha is one of the pieces that I like too.

  6. This looks so incredible, I would love to do it! The decor is beautiful and very relaxing and the breakfast looks delicious. The yoga dome looks like the perfect place to unwind!

  7. Oh my word – I want to visit the Yoga Dome! What a magical place! I love the thought of deer scampering round the property too – very cool! The winner of your competition will be very lucky!

  8. Wow! What a great way to spend a vacation amidst nature and loaded with health benefits. The cabins look quaint ad comfortable at the same time. The food looks scrumptious too. Definitely on list whenever we make a visit.

  9. This place looks super amazing! I would love to stay here! I love the idea of a yoga retreat and all the hiking trails nearby. What a serene place to spend a weekend!

  10. That’s an incredibly beautiful! I like how the whole place is just peaceful and in one with nature! The yoga dome is just beautiful! True, I can’t believe the place is just half an hour from Vancouver!

  11. Beautiful cabin to stay at and do yoga! The little dome shape is super cute and the interior looks absolutely inviting. Definitely will be rejuvenated after a retreat here =DDD

  12. What a place! Looks comfortable as hail. Anytime there’s a dome involved you know you’re gettin into some serious business, but the yoga dome is something else. Andrea sounds like a fantastic guide as well. A lot of people these days seem to forget that yoga is primarily a spiritual practice, and that the poses are only one pillar of the lifestyle. I’d a chance to win if I happened to be on the west coast in October!

  13. The pictures you posted on your Instagram about this BnB were gorgeous, but being able to see the insides on your video was so different! This sounds like such a great thing to have, especially as a solo retreat for some time for yourself and relaxing/recharging.

  14. This looks so amazing! I love the idea of a yoga retreat tucked in nature like this. And that geodesic dome for yoga practice is beautiful! I would love to go here sometime when I’m in the area.

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