Women’s Wellbeing Retreat

Feel healthier, happier, and more vital

3 Day Retreat at Nectar Yoga On Bowen Island Nov 11-13

Escape with us for a weekend devoted to your well-being, creative growth, and health. Specially curated experiences and Informational components delivered by a physician designed to optimize your physical and emotional health, connect to yourself and others, and restore your vitality through evidence-based approaches to diet, nutrition, and the creative arts.

Free Online Retreat Info Session

Watch our free info session online to find out more about the retreat.

Featured Lecturer: Dr. Kelly Barnett, MSc, MD (her/she)

FRCPC, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Certified in Internal Medicine
American Board of Physician Specialties, Certified in Integrative Medicine
Practicing in Internal Medicine

The COVID19 pandemic has challenged our mental and physical health, and left many feeling isolated. This retreat will cultivate connection through talk circles and shared experiences, as well as highlight the healing powers and science behind food, connection, emotions, and the creative arts.

Discover yourself through creative experiences, and understand how your body metabolizes food.

Experiential Components

Informational Components

The science behind how emotions, the creative arts, and flow state are processed in our brains and bodies, and the wellbeing that ensues from engagement of these interconnected systems.

Understanding diet, nutrition, and glucose spikes for a healthy brain and body.

We are excited to host you and can’t wait to experience this magical journey with you.

See our retreat itinerary below.
*Subject to change*

Friday, Nov 11

  • 3 PM: Check in and Guided Orientation
  • 3:45 PM – 4 PM: Introduction and Welcome
  • 4 PM – 4:30 PM: Icebreaker Games
  • 4:30PM – 5:15PM: Short talk by Dr. Barnett on glucose spikes, CGMs, anti-inflammatory diet, and Q+A
  • 5:15 PM – 6 PM: 5 min Healing Design Program Presentation (German) and mind map exercise
  • 6 PM – 7 PM: Dinner
  • After Dinner: Opening Ceremony

Saturday, Nov 12

  • 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Yoga + Meditation
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM – 10 AM: Dr. Barnett presentation on emotions, the creative arts and healing
  • 10 AM – 10:45 AM: Drum circle
  • 10:45 AM – 12:15PM: Dance class
  • 12:15PM– 1 PM: Sound healing & guided meditation
  • 1 PM – 2 PM: Lunch
  • 2 PM – 3 PM: Personal time
  • 3 PM – 5 PM: 5 min Design Talk and Grounding meditation, nature walk for design materials, start design project
  • 5 PM – 6 PM: Personal time
  • 6 PM – 7 PM: Dinner
  • 7 PM – Sunset: Work on design therapy project with guidance from German

Sunday, Nov 13

  • 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM: Yoga
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM – 11 AM: Design project sharing, closing ceremony
  • 11 AM: Checkout

Important Notes:

  • You must check-out from your rooms at 10 AM, but we have the facility until 1PM
  • Each person gets a mailed continuous glucose monitor 1 week before retreat
  • Each meal opportunity to discuss glucose trends with Dr. Barnett


Full details on each room can be found here.

Deluxe Cottages

Double Occupancy Only:
$1762.50 per person


Double Occupancy Only:
$1707.50 per person


Double Occupancy Only:
$1695 per person

A Frames

Single Occupancy: $1,945 per person
Double Occupancy: $1,495 per person

Looking for a Roommate?

We can help pair you with a other single travelers.
Please contact the clinic for more information.

Can’t come for the whole weekend?

Check out our day pass for Saturday, November 12.

Book Now

Share a room with a friend and reduce your costs!
Or come for one day only. (Day Pass)
Maximum 20 spots available

We would like to acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional, ancestral
and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples–S
wxw̱ ú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō
and Sə
lí̓ lwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəyə̓ m (Musqueam) Nations.