Andrea Shanti is a master herbalist and proprietor of Holistic Body Therapy, an internationally distributed line of wild-crafted and plant-based health products. Certified in shamanic studies, yoga, and massage, Andrea leads classes in creative empowerment and natural medicine. Open your visionary pathways and balance your energy centers while you experiment with plant extracts in the form of essential oils, CO2 extracts, and resins–all of these part of a natural perfume. Discover the deep, woody base notes, the flowery heart notes, and the light citrusy top notes of your favorite scent. Allow your most primal sense to awaken your heart’s truest manifestation on canvas. Every participant will have the chance to create their own natural perfume with Andrea’s guidance. Andrea will have a sample of her botanical creations and art for sale.
Una Viggiani is an artist, yogini, world traveler and inspired instigator. She earned a degree in Fine Art from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her Masters degree in Education at the University of Denver, but ultimately learned the most traveling the world on a solo journey that lasted two years and took her to 22 countries. She discovered yoga as a way to balance the demands of teaching, but it soon became much more than that. Yoga became a way of life for Una and making the shift from art teacher to yoga teacher came naturally. Now, she combines her love of art, yoga and travel by teaching workshops and organizing retreats allowing the physical, creative and spiritual realms to merge into one.
Marnie Recker is an artist and freelance photographer and has attended all the Soul Portraits Retreats. Over the years, her photographic and technical skills have become integral to the retreat experience. Marnie works one on one with participants to make sure they have a great reference photo, and assists with printing any reference photos. She sees beauty everywhere. Even in the darkest of places. “I am goofy, intuitive, romantic and creative. I believe problems are opportunities. I work hard and dream big. I am passionate about creating images that are testimonials to the spirit and art of life.”
As a dance shaman, temple keeper, and sonic alchemist, Lyndsay Lila loves to provide space for activation, connection and remembrance. Lila has been facilitating Kundalini Dance classes, workshops and retreats for the last 9 years in British Columbia, Bali and around the world. She actively holds ecstatic dance spaces, through Dance Temple, a weekly ecstatic dance journey on Salt Spring Island and Victoria, BC. As a facilitator, she loves to lift, inspire and hold space for transformation through deep journeys of breath, sound and movement. Her offerings bring a nurturing and playful spirit and inspire others to connect with their own joy, passion and authentic selves. She infuses ceremony into all she offers as a devotion to the divine and desires to create safe and sacred spaces for self-healing and presence. She loves to support others on their journey of awakening so that they can feel more empowered and inspired to fully embrace and share their gifts with the world. She feels blessed everyday to be able to share this path of ecstatic embodiment that has had such a transformational impact on her life. Lila is so excited to be joining this retreat to share her love of dance! Weaving together an ecstatic dance journey to to inspire, uplift and explore new ways to move your body. Co-creating a safe and sacred space to feel, to be, to express and to have fun!!
Salt Spring Island is part of the Southern Gulf Islands between Vancouver and Victoria, in British Columbia and off Canada’s West coast.
Salt Spring Island is served by BC Ferries at 3 ferry terminals.
- Swartz Bay to Fulford Harbour
- Tsawwassen to Long Harbour
- Crofton to Vesuvius Bay
You can also take a Sea Plane via Harbour Air.
Monday May 31
- Arrive by 3 pm
- Opening Circle
- Yoga / Meditation
- Studio Stretches
- Open Studio in the Evenings
Tuesday June 8
- Pack and Depart by 1 pm