ENGLISH – The Black to Rest Yoga & Spa Retreat
The Yogini Nancy, yoga and meditation educator
October 1st to 4th, 2023
Psst. You can also contribute to the well-being of a loved one by purchasing a gift card applicable to the reservation of this retreat
Centered around Black folks of all genders and bodies
Inspired by the work of Tricia Hersey, author of « Rest is resistance: A manifesto », and the Resmaa Menakem, author of My grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to mending our hearts and bodies », the Black to Rest Retreat is a gentle gift for your overstimulated nervous system.
Curated and led by an expert in yoga and meditation
The Yogini Nancy
The Yogini Nancy discovered yoga and meditation at a silent meditation retreat in Bali, Indonesia, while looking for serenity when she was on exchange at the National University of Singapore. She later completed her Yin, Gentle, and Hatha teacher trainings at HappyTree Yoga with Melanie Richards in Montreal. Nancy completed her Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Training at Naada Yoga and did her hands-on assist training with Asami Yoga in Montreal. She was trained by Melanie Shanti Faucher to guide pre and post natal yoga classes and most recently, she completed her 300-hour teacher training in Vinyasa and Ashtanga Adjustments at Kranti Yoga in Goa India. Nancy is a Vipassana meditator. She completed her 10 day silent meditation course in Merritt BC in 2015. She has been teaching and practicing mindfulness ever since.
Nancy is a McGill Law School graduate and an advocate for racial justice and mental health. She is a strong believer in the power of yoga and meditation to restore peace of mind. When she is not teaching yoga and meditation, Nancy is an inclusion consultant in the wellness industry. She was recently the assistant teacher trainer in Happy Tree yoga’s Advanced Hatha 300hr Yoga Teacher Training.
Her intention is to teach in a joyful way that nourishes the mind, body and soul. With her wealth of knowledge and experience, Nancy’s classes serve her students, whether their desire is to reduce stress, improve flexibility, accelerate the healing of an injury, or change their lifestyle.
In her former life, Nancy worked as a financial analyst for an investment bank on Wall Street.
Kethy (she/her) is a Cameroonian/Canadian 200hr Certified Yoga Teacher with a background in Ashtanga and Vinyasa Hatha Yoga. She is the co-founder of the BIPOC Yogis of Ottawa project (www.bipocyogisottawa.ca ) and the co-chair of Yoga.Unity (www.yogaunity.ca ) — both organizations centered on people of Colour in the Ottawa yoga and wellness space.
With an emphasis on mindfulness, a yoga practice with Kethy is one that nurtures kindness and compassion. This is great for those new to yoga or those who are interested in a creative flow. Expect to incorporate sequences to warm up the body, as well as slower paced movements focusing on the breath, balance, alignment, flexibility and strength. Participants are invited to move at their own pace; « the journey is all yours. »
What to expect:
- 3 days & 3 nights of resting and Black community connection
- Tonique Cuisine meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner*
- Yoga sessions every day: a morning balance flow and an evening yin
- Meditation sessions every day, with journaling in the evenings
- Lots of free time with complimentary access to thermotherapy, the gym and 15 km of trails
This is the ideal place and time for clearing your mind and energizing your body. Come. Rest with us.
In the enchanting setting of the Oasis
Discover these pavilions
This retreat takes place in one of the Oasis pavilions founded on the best principles of sustainable development, in the heart of nature. In addition to its beautiful glass room, this pavilion offers an infrared sauna, a 4-season solarium and a roof terrace.
Sleep in the Oasis
By choosing an Oasis room, you will be accommodated in the establishment where all the workshops of the retreat will be held, allowing you to settle down completely.
The ideal place for clearing your mind and energizing your body
This retreat includes :
– Lodging in one of our 8 pavilions
– Tonique Cuisine meals, a tasty anti-inflammatory gastronomy
– Unlimited access to all the facilities of the site: thermotherapy, gym and 15 km of trails
– Sessions of your choice offered on our daily activity calender
– Possibility of adding treatments and consultations: massage, facial, naturopathy consultation and more.
|Room type||Economic||Regular||Oasis||Superior||Superior Mountain View||Spacious Mountain View|
|3-night single occ.||$1207||$1318||$1404||$1518||$1642||$1685|
|3-night double occ.||$1097||$1153||$1197||$1251||$1315||$1334|