LAST CHANCE TO RETREAT WITH US THIS SEASON - GOLDEN HARVEST SEPT 16th-18th LAST CHANCE TO RETREAT WITH US THIS SEASON - GOLDEN HARVEST SEPT 16th-18th

ESCAPE TO BILSTON

Golden Harvest

September 16th - 18th

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Experience a complete wellness reset with a three day, two night getaway to the forest, farm, and sea.

Immerse yourself in the healing properties of lavender and the slow and pleasurable French way of being.

Relax and rejuvenate with massage, yoga, bodywork, forest meditation, and hydrotherapy.

 


Sleep Well

Our accomodation offers a close connection with nature while maintaining the luxury of a hotel room. Each emperor bell tent is outfitted with a king size bed or two twin size beds with orchard and forest views. Amenities include lush linens, fresh towels, access to a private forest shower, as well as an indoor heated shower facility and charging capabilities - although we suggest unplugging for a few days.

 


Feel Well

  • All wellness offerings are curated by Déjà Well, a team of experts in the art of seasonal well-being. Offerings include:
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  • guided forest meditations
  • morning yoga and breathwork classes
  • detoxifying sauna and ocean dips
  • therapeutic bodywork treatment in the style of your choosing: Swedish relaxation massage, Lomilomi massage, Thai yoga, Reiki, Tui Na, acupressure, or craniosacral therapy

 

Early morning will be spent in silence, experiencing the fullness of the forest and enhancing your journey inward. Yoga and breathwork will be offered before breakfast to awaken your senses and connect you to your focus for the day.

 

Mornings and afternoons are left open with a variety of experiences to choose from:

  • Ground yourself in a bodywork session
  • Forage alongside expert ethnobotanicist Fiona Chambers
  • Connect with the land through daily farm activities
  • Unwind on our floating sauna, built by Ontological Design from coastal driftwood on an old sailboat hull


Eat Well

 

 

 

Executive Chef, Sandi Irving of Bramble by Bilston, is passionate about creating unforgettable dining experiences.

 

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served family style, farm-to-table, and inspired by the French way of eating - slowly, seasonally, and in good company.

 

 

 

Executive chef Sandi Irving of Bramble by Bilston features a menu of local haute cuisine by highlighting Metchosin grown producers as well as herbs, edible flowers, fruit, honey, and lavender from Bilston Creek Farm.

Dine al fresco with a glass of rosé, feasting on meals with ingredients gathered from the farm and surrounding area. The French know there is beauty to be found in the journey of eating, not just the act itself.

In our featured workshop, renowned ethnobotanist Fiona Hamersley Chambers will guide a land foraging expedition to introduce the many edible herbs, plants, and berries of the Pacific Northwest. As the co-author of numerous field guides, including Wild Berries of BC and Edible and Medicinal Plants of Canada, you'll be in capable hands while deepening your connection to the land.

 

 

When given the chance, our environment becomes our greatest teacher.

You are always welcome to observe or take part in daily farming activities as a way to reconnect with the land and your food.

 


Live Well

Retreat Package Includes:

2 nights accommodation

7 meals by executive chef Sandi Irving of Bramble

2 yoga, meditation, and breathwork sessions

1 ocean sauna and hydrotherapy session

1 sea foraging expedition

1 land foraging workshop with local ethnobotanist

1 custom bodywork session 

Daily immersion on Bilston Creek Farm

Custom guided audio meditations for on demand use

 

Total Cost: $1440 per person

Limited to 20 participants

 

 

 

 

Arrival Day

Noon arrival: long table lunch with the Bilston Creek family

Afternoon: your choice of sailboat sauna session, sea foraging, forest foraging, rest, or farm immersion

Dinner: long table dinner by executive chef Sandi Irving of Bramble 

Evening: relax under the stars

Day 2

Morning ritual: silent meditation, yoga and breathwork, buffet breakfast

Mid Morning: farm immersion, sauna session, beach bathing, sea foraging, forest hike, down time, or bodywork

Lunch: long table lunch in the lavender field

Afternoon: Group foraging workshop with expert ethnobotanist Fiona Chambers followed by your choice of wellness activities or farm immersions on offer

Dinner: long table dinner by executive chef Sandi Irving of Bramble 

Day 3

Morning ritual: silent meditation, yoga and breathwork, buffet breakfast

Mid Morning: farm immersion, sauna session, beach bathing, sea foraging, forest hike, down time, or bodywork

Lunch: long table lunch in the lavender field

 



 

Registration is now open!

 

Limited spots available and $500 initial payment is required upon booking.

 


 

Note: Accommodations

 

Each Emperor Bell Tent comes with:

One King Size Bed

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Two Twin Size Beds

 

If booking as an individual you will be sharing accomodations with one other individual.

 

If booking as a couple you are welcome to request a king size bed.

 

Emily, our retreat coordinator, will be in contact to confirm accomodations.


Have a question?
Please contact us here or by email at retreats@bilston.ca

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