There's a whole other WORLD to explore within...Learn, or share your own Yoga knowledge while staying and practicing in a stunning sanctuary garden & with an ashram like schedule...Off the beaten path, Sun Lotus Yogic Life Center is a 7.
There's a whole other WORLD to explore within...Learn, or share your own Yoga knowledge while staying and practicing in a stunning sanctuary garden & with an ashram like schedule...Off the beaten path, Sun Lotus Yogic Life Center is a 7.5 acre secluded, natural and hand-crafted paradise with lush forests, scattered gardens, and a beautiful backdrop of sparkling fresh pond water and rolling mountain vistas. With simple rustic accommodations, Sun Lotus offers respite from everyday living and support for personal spiritual endeavors in a beautiful setting of a Garden-Sanctuary, set in the stunning Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, BC. We welcome you to join us as we strive to maintain a simple yogic retreat lifestyle including satsang, meditation, yoga and vegetarianism. You will find Sun Lotus to be a perfect lightly-structured private/personal/spiritual retreat space, conducive to creating an economical, do-it-yourself, get-away for you or your small group of friends, with plenty of places of solitude and beauty, as well as activities, to inspire, refresh and restore you.You are welcome to join (or not) our household's lightly-scheduled practices:8-9 am--listen to recorded 'Aum chant' while we wake and have tea9-10 am--sun salutations and/or teacher-led asana (outdoors on grass, under tent...or in the studio, if chilly)10am--guided or silent meditation (as little or long as you like...)10:30am-11:30 morning meal 10am-2pm free-Self directed, non-conversation time (mauna) ie: help in garden, swim in pond, read, practice-meditate, ride bikes, hike, make gifts in our craft-area, watch cooking demo, practice/learn drumming, visit river, etc2-4pm snack/tea-time sacred music piped outside 4pm--on/off-site meditation 6pm--dinner & satsang, ie: discourse, kirtan, yoga dance, campfire, woodsauna, drumming, sharing, etc.For the self-directed time, we offer: Free use of our yoga / arts'n'crafts studio (bring home a handmade gift or souvenir) Free use of bicycles & helmetsFree use of our libraryFree vegetarian cooking demonstrationsFree drum lessons and/or other offerings depending on staffingOr feel free to help us in the gardens, hang out in a hammock, go for a beautiful hike or run, visit the gorgeous Cowichan River, hire-in a massage or healing therapy, or simply lay in the sun right here.This guest house is evolving towards a model-lifestyle with modesty, sustainability and ecological-awareness as their goal. As guests explore the grounds they will find most things to have been hand-crafted from recycled, re-used, found, and fabricated materials. Sun Lotus tries to avoids consumerism, waste and consumption and the profoundly negative effects it has on the environment and individuals.They aim to prove that creativity curbs consumerism. So, don't expect our sheets to match!That being said, you will find the extraordinary natural beauty and warm energy of the property embracing and ultimately relaxing as you stroll the grounds enjoying the extensive gardens, forests, clean & warm swimming-pond, sun-decks, hammocks and on-site activities. And although there is no common kitchen, delicious, nutritious, hearty home-cooked vegetarian meals, usually of international flair, are provided twice daily with snacks & tea in between...(often prepared from our own garden)Sun Lotus is a central location being one hour's drive from either Victoria or Nanaimo, with the most famous local-activity being an amazing white water tubing expedition on the pristine, beautiful & historic Cowichan river. Stay in the private pond-side tipi (2-4 people) or the private bunkhouse cabin (2-10 people) all minimum double occupancy
5070 Culverton Rd. Duncan