W H I S T L E R
October 17th - 21st, 2018
DATES : October 17th - 21st, 2018
LOCATION : Brew Creek Lodge
LED BY : Jaycee Gossett & Alison Sinatra
4 nights of beautiful lodging in Whistler, Canada
2 hour long classes of The Class by Taryn Toomey daily
Restorative gentle yoga every afternoon
All farm to table meals
Group Transportation to and from the Vancouver airport
NOT INCLUDED : airfare / alcohol; any travel expenses or meals that you might purchase during your free time
REGISTRATION FOR THIS RETREATMENT IS NOT YET OPEN.
THE HOSTS :
Jaycee has traveled the world studying movement. She believes the way we move is the mirror for how we live. A life-long dancer, movement has always been the answer for Jaycee. But growing up in a small New Jersey town, she struggled to find deeper meaning, expression and connection. Jaycee found her way through movement and went on to become an International, award-winning competitive Latin Ballroom dancer. This experience led to a dancing and acting career in commercials, TV, film and theater, including a series on Travel Channel titled “Dance the World.”
As an extension of her practice, Jaycee embarked on a spiritual pilgrimage traveling to Peru, India, Africa, Brazil, Cuba and others where she studied the roots of movement with seers, masters and healers who helped her help others find healing through movement.
Upon her arrival back to the country, Jaycee immersed herself in movement therapy modalities such as 5R and yoga trance dance, with teachers Gabrielle Roth, Shiva Rea and a 200-hour yoga teacher training with Alison Sinatra. She serendipitously reconnected with Taryn Toomey and found her home at The Class. Jaycee’s classes are empowering, expressive and freeing. She challenges her students to move beyond the surface and moves them forward towards Freedom. She simply asks that her students move in a way that matters.
Alison has been teaching yoga for over 15 years and loves helping people remember inner space and a free body. She received her first teacher training certificate in 2001 in New York City and continues to be influenced by master teachers from many traditions.
She is a senior teacher at Woodstock Yoga in Woodstock, NY and Kula Yoga in New York City. Her classes are breath and heart-centered with deep, intelligent sequences that secretly make you work. She incorporates humor, Kundalini and devotional intention.
Alison leads and co-leads retreats all over the world. Her favorite and most popular is her Goddess Retreat, which creates a transformative, inclusive, healing space for women.
Her spiritual path also includes Native and South American studies and Reiki. She lives in the woods with her intuitive hubby, Anton and magical munchkins Violet and Joseph Little Hawk.
BREW CREEK LODGE
Secluded by deep forest, yet just over a one-hour drive from downtown Vancouver and 20 minutes south of Whistler, this 12-acre property provides a place of reflection and dialogue. It is an atmosphere of quiet and beauty. Sheltered by the Coastal Range, and nourished by waterfalls, ponds and Brew Creek, it is the ideal setting for The Retreatment. Morning meditation, The Class by Taryn Toomey and afternoon yoga will be held in The Gathering, a 1200 square foot practice space with sprung bamboo floors. It is sheltered by the majestic pine trees that surround it. In between our morning Class with Jaycee and afternoon yoga with Kevin, you’re more than welcome to explore the wonders of the forrest, ponds, and waterfalls just steps away from your room, or fall asleep creekside. The amount of adventure and rest you need is up to you. This retreat has it all at your fingertips.
Brew Creek Lodge provides a distinct West Coast flavor with a contemporary feel. Each building is made from recycled materials that are sustainable, reusable, and renewable whenever possible. Each room offers a unique view, room layout and furnishings. There is no other resort that focuses on environmental causes quite like Brew Creek. Their mandate is devoted to expanding awareness, awaking human potential and thereby facilitating collective consciousness. Our Retreatment offerings will take place in their multifaceted venue that includes The Gathering at Brew Creek, a nourishing environment, sustainable conscious practices. The center honours the inherent wholeness in all people while upholding reverence for the land and all of its offerings. They believe that the outer world reflects the inner world and that the universe emanates from within. Through healthy engaged heart-centred relationships, with all those who come into contact with this place and its land, our actions will have a positive impact on our global community though greater equanimity and peace. This is why we are thrilled to offer The Retreatment at Brew Creek Lodge.
Wake up to a cup of coffee and a light breakfast with a views of the surrounding forrest and the babbling Brew Creek itself.
Morning meditation with Alison will be followed by 2 hours of The Class with Jaycee.
Brew Creek’s renowned chef, Stefan Vagelatos, is creating simple, healthy, and bountiful family-style brunches, focusing on farm fresh, local ingredients.
On Friday afternoon, we’ll take an excursion to Scandinave Spa, whose facilities include steam baths, saunas, cold plunge baths, and a nordic waterfall.
In the late afternoon, join Alison for a cooling restorative gentle yoga class surrounded by nature.
Our dinners will be comfortably elegant dishes that highlight the best in seasonal, locally raised and harvested produce.
ORGANIC, LOCALLY SOURCED RETREAT MENU
The retreat menu has been carefully designed by the Chef Stefan Vegelatos whose strong belief in natural presentation of fresh, local and sustainably produced food is a perfect fit for Brew Creek Lodge. He believes that we are responsible for the food we source and consume.
Executive Chef Stefan Vegelatos is a true West Coast chef. “My job is to take that healthy food and represent it with flavour, and beautiful presentation. I enjoy pushing my boundaries as a chef and introducing guests to cuisines that are new and exciting.”
Stefan worked eight years at the Rim Rock Café and is winner of Whistler’s top chef at Cornucopia.
“Inspiration, for me, is all around us. It’s in the deep forests, and on the snow covered mountains that feed the rivers and run into our rich coastline. Cooking is a natural expression of all these things.”
The onsite innovative geodesic growing dome allows Chef Stefan to grow vegetables of his choice, year-round. It is a state of the art greenhouse, which has brought our food supply even closer to the dining room with unrivaled freshness and quality.
Meals for The Retreatment will be gluten, diary, and sugar free. Of course, if you have any dietary restrictions, just let us know when you book and we can absolutely accommodate.
Main Lodge: The first building at Brew Creek, the historic Main Lodge has 6 guest rooms available each with a queen bed. All rooms have their own private bathroom. Single Occupancy.
Guest House: Charming and full of character, the Guest House is a stand-alone home with 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. Features include a wood burning fireplace and a living room. Bedrooms contain queen or double beds. Single Occupancy.
Trappers Cabin: Trappers Cabin is a 1 bedroom cabin located at the forests’ edge. This lodging is perfect for those wanting a private getaway. Single Occupancy.
Brew North: 12 loft style units each featuring a king bed and a 3-piece bathroom, the upstairs bedroom is equipped with a double bed. There is also one suite with one king size bed. Single and Double Occupancy.