Calendar of Workshops for 2018

Yoga on the Beach

Our spacious accommodation is the perfect venue for your group to host a seminar, course, lecture, conference, or meeting. Reserve the entire Beach House, or individual rooms. Our large studio has space for up to 15 students.

The Lodge offers a peaceful yet invigorating setting for Yoga teachers who would like to offer their students workshops or intensive training sessions.

Greeting the sun in the early morning, as it rises over the Pacific, is a blissful experience for everyone looking for inner peace – a great way to start your day!

Call (250)478-5000 to reserve the studio space.

Mental Health First Aid

MHFA Basic course is being offered on June 7-8, 2018 at the Metchosin Fire department (4440 Happy Valley Road, Metchosin)

The MHFA Canada program aims to improve mental health literacy, and provide the skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems in themselves, a family member, a friend or a colleague.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as in physical first aid, the help is provided until appropriate professional treatment is received or until the crisis is resolved.

If interested, please email Carla Abichahine at , or  call 1-604-868-2188

Dates:  June 7-8, 2018

Stay at the Lodge at Weir’s Beach while attending this course and receive a 10% discount!

Freedom Retreats

Freedom to Be, to Remember and to Grow

A two day retreat, June 9th and 10th

A sacred space to honour the magical mama within, and the wise woman rising up.

Freedom Retreats for Magical Mamas is designed to nourish and support you to reconnect with yourself, nature, and community.

Infused with ceremony, art, play, dance, yoga, meditation and sound healing, this weekend is created for self care and transformation.

Wander the beach. Soak in the hot tub. Read a book. Hike in the mossy ferns and arbutus trees. Connect and create friendship.

You will have the opportunity to share with and hear the experiences of other women while building community through ceremony. These intentional experiences give everyone an opportunity to unplug and slow down, transform, heal and grow with the support of like-minded women.

You will receive one night of lodging at the Lodge at Weir’s Beach, 4 home-cooked organically and locally sourced meals and 2 days of retreat offerings.

The Lodge at Weir’s Beach is a quiet refuge of peace and tranquility. Accommodations are shared rooms with twin beds overlooking the ocean, or gardens. The option of a private room is also available.

Adoptive mothers, stepmothers, foster mothers and biological mothers are all fully welcome.

To fully support women to have time for themselves, we ask for there to be no children at this retreat.

Your facilitators: 

Sarah Wade – Sarah is a magical mama, yogini, gardener and teacher living in Metchosin, BC. She offers yoga, dance, moon circles, Traditional Thai Massage and Cranial Sacral Therapy to children and adults. She is passionate about facilitating sacred spaces for people to transform and tap into the magic of their essence.

Sarah is inspired by the work being generated by neuroscience, epi-genetics and somatic awareness practices. She integrates these into her therapies thus supporting her clients to deepen and expand their consciousness. Sarah has a background in facilitation for women in community development work, and for children and teens as a wilderness guide and environmental education teacher.                                                                

Jessica Bennett –  Jessica is a local mother, healer, teacher and mentor living in Sooke, BC. Her journey began when she arrived on the island in 2011 where she was drawn in to the healing art of Reiki. Jessica is now a Reiki Master, Access Bars practitioner and leads Women’s Circles and Healing Hikes. She is strongly guided by her intuition and facilitates group events and private treatments. Becoming a mother was one of the hardest and most beautiful journeys, and Jessica is passionate about sharing her experience to create healing and awareness.           

Earlybird Price:  $333 til May 21th      /     $393 til Jun 1st

Please Register with Sarah at


A two hour exploration of yin postures that focus on melting the connective tissues of the body. Hands-on assistance is offered to enhance the body’s awareness of holding patterns & tension. The combination of longer held poses with applied touch, helps relieve chronic tension. With words to soothe, music to mellow and hands that heal, this combination mini-retreat will leave you lengthened & loved.

For more information:


  • REGISTRATION: call Kara at 250-474-4622 or email transfer to

Restorative Yoga & Thai Massage

Cultivate deep relaxation through the combined therapeutic power of Restorative Yoga, Thai Massage & a Loving-Kindness practice. During this special 2-hour class, while being guided through a series of relaxing, restorative yoga poses, you will receive Thai Massage therapy. The combination of yoga and massage allows you to let go of deep tension, breathe more deeply, and almost effortlessly flow into bliss. The loving-kindness practice offers us a chance for deep self-nurturing and supports our subtle body. This combination will open the practitioner to experience benefits on a physical, mental and energetic level.

Wear comfortable, layered clothing and leave all your cares at the door. Class size is limited, so advance registration is required.  Please contact Kara at or call 250-474-4622 to register. This event usually sells out, so be sure to sign up early!


Hand crafted beverage offered after the workshop as well as the option for an outdoor hot-tub.  (Remember to bring your bathing suit & towel!)

  • FACILITATORS: Cedar Sorensen RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist) & Kara Sorensen RMT (Registered Massage Therapist)