The time is here and we’re gearing up to recharge with our annual #Atozselflove Yoga retreat at Nectar Yoga BNB on Bowen Island. This year given that it’s the third year, we decided that we would host a giveaway for one person and a friend to join us for 2 nights of zen.

When I originally reached out to Andrea of Nectar Yoga BNB back in 2016, I was coming out of a place that felt very neglected and broken. I realized that summer that I’d stopped taking care of me a very long time ago. I had children, I got married, my career changed and it seemed that I just kind of forgot that I needed me too.

Recharge At Yoga

Whether you are a mother or not, women tend to always put themselves last on the to-do list. We are everything to everyone in our lives and we forget that if we don’t take care of us we are basically no good to anyone.

In 2016, 3 others and myself came together on Bowen Island; each in our own ways had been neglecting ourselves. How does a couple from in Vancouver quit their jobs and end up on Bowen Island owning a B&B? This incredible Yoga Dome has seen people from all over the world. Once you experience Andrea’s love for yoga first hand by listening to her meditation sessions, there is no denying that she embodies love and light wholeheartedly.


Andrea showed us that no matter how different we all are, we are all truly the same. Through the poses, the meditation, and savasana; even though our practice is so individual, we all left feeling connected within our group and refreshed within our own person.

Relax Recharge and Reflect. Sometimes it’s ok to do nothing!

Each year our group consists of women of all shapes and sizes; and most importantly all levels of experience. We all come from a very different place in our lives and let yoga, meditation, and friendships refill our cup!

Self-love Yoga Retreat #recharge
Coffee Mug by Empire of Sass

Customized yoga and meditation, gorgeous accommodations and amazing heart-healthy delicious breakfasts both mornings will have you falling in love with Nectar Yoga BNB.  Andrea takes so much pride in her yoga practice and it radiates throughout her teachings and her home!

Recharge #Atozselflove

Each year, we learn yoga stretches and meditations that work for what slows us down right now. It’s not always easy to find a way to incorporate yoga into your day if you’re not already actively practicing. However, with Andrea’s teaching, you’ll start finding the ways. Perhaps it is through poses from bed or even downloading an app to take 5 minutes for meditation each day!

The Nectar Yoga BNB has 3 options for accommodations, the Nectar Loft which has a wonderful kitchen for meals, the Forest Cottage which showcases and AMAZING outdoor shower and the Garden Suite which is the newest addition to the BNB. Additionally, you are able to add in services such as 3 Day Juice Cleanse, an In-room massage, the newest addition; the Wood Burning Finnish Sauna.

The Garden Cottage

At Nectar Yoga BnB, we provide daily grounding yoga experiences for all fitness levels (in our really cool geodesic dome), introspective meditation sessions, thoughtfully designed cottages, nourishing breakfasts delivered to your door, a connection back to nature, eco-friendly products, a space to dream, and a womb to deeply relax. When you arrive on Bowen Island, we want you to feel completely disconnected from the city hustle, from your lists, from the daily life tensions. We want you to take a deep breath and chill.

What would a retreat to Nectar Yoga BNB look like? Rest, Recharge and Rejuvenate with this sample schedule based on the Loft Package!

YOGA SCHEDULE (These times are set and cannot be changed)
3:00pm Arrive at Nectar Yoga BnB
4:30 – 5:30pm Evening Yoga Lesson
5:30 – 5:45pm Evening Guided Relaxation

8:00 – 8:30am Morning Guided Meditation
8:30 – 9:30am Morning Yoga Lesson
9:30 – 10:00am Breakfast Delivered to Your Door
10:00 – 4:00pm Explore Bowen Island

8:00 – 8:30am Morning Guided Meditation
8:30 – 9:30am Morning Yoga Lesson
9:45 – 10:45am Nectar Yoga Breakfast Delivered to Your Door
11:00am Check Out
* This is a sample schedule and will be adjusted based on your length of stay

Now I know this all looks amazing! Would you like a chance to rest, recharge and rejuvenate?  This year we are giving away a spot for one person and a friend to join us FOR FREE! Winners will also receive an Influencer Swag Bag! Enter below!

DISCLAIMER: Accommodations and Yoga will be provided complimentary to one person and a friend. MUST BE AVAILABLE OCT.21 to OCT. 23. NO EXCEPTIONS! Breakfast is the only meal provided at Nectar, attendees are responsible for all other meals and beverages. There are mini fridges in each room for small snacks.  Additionally, attendees will be responsible for getting themselves to Bowen Island. Transportation may be arranged, however, gas and ferry charges will be each attendee’s responsibility.

ALL PHOTOS by Kristy Powers Photography!




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25 Responses

  1. This retreat looks Devine! After a few difficult months since my mother’s passing, I am definitely in need of some zen, and getaway time with a friend!

  2. It would mean the world to me if I could bring my friend who was originally from Bowen Island! We met in the mountains, a fellow yogini, and have since both gone through the same transitions you mention losing your sense of self through. Motherhood, stepmotherhood, change of career – everyone and everything comes first. It’s time to rekindle the fire! Funny how amazingly the details line up xo

  3. THIS sounds magical. Gosh I wish I could enter, but the dates just dont work for us. You can bet though that I will be checking into doing this myself! Investing in your sanity is important. That’s exactly what I plan on doing!

  4. #atozselflove I feel like I never have a chance to relax/recharge/reflect/rejuvenate. It would be nice to get away, visit Bowen Island (which sounds amazing), take a break from work and home stress, and finally get to discover yoga! I get burned out from negativity at home and maintaining a fitness routine on top of everything else. I think this would be an opportunity to get away with a girlfriend and hit that reset button.

  5. Would love to unwind and recharge at this amazing retreat! Great giveaway! I really want to start doing yoga again, I just haven’t taken the time out of my schedule, this would kickstart out for sure.

  6. Thank you for this awesome contest! I just lost 25 pounds and have really changed my eating and exercise habits! Would love to try yoga, rest and recharge! Winning this would mean the world to me!

  7. This retreat looks so amazing and relaxing! What a beautiful place to connect with friends! I would love to win this getaway, being a busy mom of 2, I don’t get enough ‘self care’ or me time, so this would be so lovely!

  8. One thing I still haven’t done that’s on my bucket list is a yoga retreat . This sounds wonderful, especially the forest cottage .

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