Welcome to THE WELL- WILD, EMBODIED, LIBERATED LIVING
We welcome you to The Well, and would like to begin by acknowledging that the land on which we gather and practice is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Come drink from your inner Well, connect to Spirit and embody who you're here to be. Through out time, wells have long been gathering places where people come together to draw from the depths to be nourished. As symbols of the Divine Feminine, wells represent a gateway to the life giving power of water and flow, and unlock the juiciness of life. We believe that to be well, we must embrace both our divinity and our humanity, care for our body and our soul, our mother planet and each other. It’s about connecting to the energy of Love and leading from the heart, every day.
To be healthy means to be whole. The WELL also represents the facets of re-wholeing our selves and living a holistic life:
To be wild, is to remember that we are expression of nature and of the earth. We are not above nature, but of her. To be wild is to re-align to the flow of the seasons, the phases of the moon, and the rhythm of life. Connected to the element of water, our emotional health, and the direction of the west on the medicine wheel.
We are embodied spiritual beings, souls having a human experience. Often when we begin a spiritual practice, we mistakenly try to transcend or rise above our humanity, to escape the pain or discomfort we all feel at times. To truly heal, we must learn to feel, embrace and nourish our physical self, no matter the shape or size. Here we remember that taking care of our physical health through a commited yoga asana practice and clean eating sets the foundations for a vibrant life. Connected to the element of earth, the physical body and the direction of the north.
We are freedom seeking creative beings. To be liberated, is to know that at our core, we are already free. Freedom from pain and suffering arise when we remember that although we cannot control what happens in life, we can always choose how to respond and co-create with life. Mediation and creativity are essential practices to remember our innate freedom. Connected to the element of air, the spiritual self and the direction of the east.
Yoga is a way of life. The time we spend on our yoga mat is only the beginning, and a small part of our yoga practice. The real practice begins when you step off your mat and into the rest of your life. How do you show up in relationship with others? Or in your work place? The way you parent and deal with conflict? Are you living aligned with purpose? To be present, conscious and fully participating in every area of our LIFE, is ultimately what we're practicing for. Connected to element of fire, our passion and the direction of the south.
Wether it's through yoga and meditation, moon gatherings, music, tarot, inquiry or conversation, we are passionate about bringing people together, and believe that well-being is a lifestyle, rooted in nature and community.
Often described as a healing sanctuary, the majestic nature and rejuvenating ocean air that permeate Bowen Island are both grounding and invigorating. Our beautiful studio is located in vibrant Artisan Square, surrounded by breath-taking ocean and mountain views, art galleries, stylish boutiques and delicious cafés. With weekly yoga and meditation classes, tarot readings, monthly kirtans, workshops and retreats, we invite you to deepen your breath, move your body, and drink from The Well that is your very own essence.
Explore our full spectrum class schedule, with styles for all ages and levels. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter so that you hear about new events, workshops, and trainings being hosted at the studio.
Getting Here is Easy...
Just 25km/15.5mi northwest of Vancouver, Bowen Island is easily accessible by water taxi from downtown's Granville Island, or by ferry from Horseshoe Bay, only a scenic 20 minute ride away. Shopping and dining await a short stroll from the ferry in Snug Cove. Peruse local boutiques for artwork, jewelry and fair-trade goods; enjoy delicious Mediterranean and West Coast food in Village Square, Artisan Square, and the Marina on the Pier.
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