Create + Nourish

Tofino Yoga Retreat with Coastal Bliss Yoga and Friends

Spring 2024

Create + Nourish​

Experience Create + Nourish, a powerfully immersive, 4-day Tofino retreat—Spring 2024 Date TBD—including yoga, creative projects, poetry, surfing, expressive arts, meals, and much more.

Take in the soul-stirring melody of waves in Cox Bay with accommodations at Pacific Sands Beach Resort, a beachfront haven with front-row seats to nature’s greatest waterpark. Gather with new friends and nourish your body with West Coast inspired, locally-sourced food.

Then soak away the evenings with therapeutic sound baths, restorative yoga, Nordic sauna/cold dips, or Yoga Nidra—all part of the daily schedule of options you get to choose from.

NOTE: Expect all styles of yoga for all levels taught by an experienced team from Coastal Bliss Yoga and notable guest teachers.

Registration for Create + Nourish is $829 per person (+ taxes), including:
● Welcome Reception
● All workshops
● Surf lessons
● Yoga
● Wood-fired, Nordic Saunas
● 3 breakfasts
● 2 dinners
● 2 lunches

Daily Schedule


7:00 – 8:00 AM:

Choice of:

•Vinyasa or Hatha Yoga


•Yoga & Poetry


8:30 – 9:30 AM: Breakfast


9:30AM – 12:00 PM: Choice of:

•Surf lesson with Surf Sister

•Seasonal Wisdom Yoga

•Yoga – Opisaht, Meares Island

•Massage By the Sea


12:00 – 1:30 PM: Lunch



1:30 – 3:30 PM:

Choice of:

•Surf lesson with Surf Sister

•Creative Expressive Arts

•Yoga, Music, Mantra

•Massage By the Sea

•Cedar & Kelp Basket Weaving



4:00 – 6:00 PM:

Choice of:

•Breathwork, Meditation and Mental Health

•Restorative Yoga with Gentle Massage

•Yin & Drumming

•Bodywork Workshop


6:00 – 8:00 PM: Dinner



8:00 – 9:30 PM:

Choice of:

•Sauna & Cold Dip

•Sound Bath

•Restorative Yoga

Imagine arriving Friday and joining new friends for yoga and a Welcome Reception at Pacific Sands Beach Resort’s Sunset House, complete with panoramic ocean views. Relax in your Pacific Sands suite and fall asleep to the sounds of the Pacific Ocean.

Begin your day with yoga, followed by a nourishing breakfast of fresh fruit and baked goods, then spend the morning enjoying your choice of a surf lesson with Surf Sister, more yoga, or a massage with By The Sea Massage & Bodywork. After a wholesome lunch, immerse in your choice of creative projects—such as Cedar & Kelp basket weaving with artist Cheryl Massey or applied creative expression arts with Lisa Geddes. Enjoy pre-dinner Yin/Restorative Yoga, a massage, or learn about Vedic Astrology. Then dine family style on Saturday & Sunday evening with platters of wholesome seasonal dishes served by Taste of Tofino catering. After dinner, unwind and get lost in Lex Venn’s sound bath, or enjoy a therapeutic sauna after Restorative Yoga.


Coastal Bliss Yoga

Coastal Bliss Yoga is committed to skillfully teaching the art and science of yoga. Choose from Morning Yin and Poetry to seasonally-inspired Vinyasa.

Heidi MacPherson has curated the yoga throughout the retreat to include all styles that align with the rhythm of your day.

“Expect to be nourished in the most creative way… your day with a tempo that meets your body, close the day with nourishing sound baths and Yoga Nidra. Repeat.”

Pacific Sands Beach Resort

Experience Create + Nourish with Coastal Bliss Yoga & Friends at Pacific Sands Beach Resort, a beachfront haven on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island.

Reserve your spot for the Create + Nourish retreat with Coastal Bliss Yoga before September 25th to receive a Discount Code on retreat accommodations, starting at $279/night.


Already registered for this retreat? Book your accommodation of choice using the discount code provided with your registration.

Surf Sister

Get on board with Surf Sister Surf School and their certified instructors, including wet suits and equipment. The Surf Shack is located at Pacific Sands Beach Resort, steps from the beach and your suite. In addition to first-hand experiencing Tofino’s famous surf culture, enjoy outdoor showers, a post-surf deck, and fire pits.

Cheryl Massey - Cedar and Kelp Basket Workshop

Create a small basket under the guidance of Artist, Cheryl Massey. This two hour workshop will offer foundational instruction for basic techniques. Class sizes are limited on a first-come basis.

Taste of Tofino Catering

Join us Friday night for a Welcoming Reception, including west coast inspired appetizers. Nourish your body throughout the retreat with 3 breakfasts, 2 wholesome lunches, and 2 family-style dinners with shared platters of delicious dishes showcasing the unique flavours of Tofino. Upon registration, watch for a welcome email where you can indicate your dietary preferences.

Lex Venn Sound Baths

Sound healing is a beautifully supportive tool for healing that can affect the human body on a cellular level, as well as a soul level.

Facilitator Lex Venn, is a registered therapeutic counsellor and somatic therapist. She is a certified 500-hour yoga teacher, meditation teacher, breathwork therapist, sound practitioner, and bodyworker. As part of her sound baths, she uses 7-quartz crystal bowls, a shruti box, and various other instruments.

By the Sea Massage

Conveniently located at Pacific Sands Beach Resort, By the Sea Massage & Bodywork offers signature massage treatments inspired by the land, sea, and tranquility of Tofino. Expect relaxing local tea on arrival and a sensory experience complete with the melodic sound of the surf in Cox Bay—all steps from your suite.

Tuff City Saunas

Enjoy an authentic, Nordic spa experience—with a west coast twist—at Pacific Sands Beach Resort. Two onsite, private, beachfront wood-fired barrel-saunas replicate the authentic, 9,000 year-old Finnish system of splashing water over hot rocks to create steam and gentle, intense heat therapy. It’s an all-season, healthy, and refreshing way to immerse yourself in natural heat followed by the rustic “cryotherapy” of the Pacific Ocean.

How to book your Create + Nourish Retreat

Step One: Purchase Your 4 Day Create + Nourish Retreat.

Step Two: You will receive a list of your scheduled sessions to choose from, along with more detailed descriptions of the presenters and classes. Choose your schedule, dietary preferences, and any add – ons. (Note: surf lessons, all daily classes, sauna are included. add ons: massage)



Step Three: You will also receive a discount code for Accommodation at Pacific Sands Beach Resort.

Step Four: We will send you your Retreat Itinerary.

Step Five: See you Friday night at the Opening Reception Sunset House, Pacific Sands Beach Resort.