Art of Living Retreats

Vancouver, Canada

Art of Living Retreats are self-transformational retreats held in different places around the world, designed for visionaries and entrepreneurs who have a quest to live into their highest potential.

Detox Retreats 2

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4 Day Raw Food Detox and Yoga Retreat in Canada

August 16-19 | September 13-16, 2018

Speaks English

from US$940

Excellent 10/10

Based on 1 review
from US$940
Price for:

4 days / 3 nights

Excellent 10/10

Based on 1 review
Limited availability

Excellent

Based on 1 review

Speaks English

from US$1,254

Excellent 10/10

Based on 1 review
from US$1,254
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Excellent 10/10

Based on 1 review

Instructors 4

Bianca Kempe

Sivananda Ashram (Yoga)

Bianca is one of the main facilitators and a certified yoga teacher. She is committed to living an authentic life, to be a true expression of her heart, and to approach and experience everything she does with totality, giving a hundred percent of herself to the moment. She currently runs a Vancouver based social enterprise called Doze City, an organization that brings together the community in various community service events.

Mango Joe

Mango Joe is a conscious food chef, detox specialist, and an adventure enthusiast. His focus is on body detoxification and cellular regeneration through food, herbs, and movement. He believes that in order to connect to one's authentic self, the body has to eliminate all the toxicity that has accumulated throughout the years. His passion is to empower everyone he meets to reclaim their health and feel the vibrant energy within them.​

Sergio Gato

Sergio has always been a lover of good food and powder. He grew up in Madrid, Spain and at a young age, decided to follow his passion for food. He completed his diploma at Escuela de la Casa de Campo in Madrid and a second diploma at Le Corden Bleu, Madrid. He worked in multiple restaurants in Europe, refining his craft and bringing his own creative flare to the mix. In 2012 he moved to Canada to pursue his love for the snow.

Maneesh

Maneesh was born in the Netherlands. He mastered the art of sound synthesis and sound sculpturing, after studying classical, pop, and world. He specializes in the crossover of ethnic and traditional styles and contemporary atmospheres and grooves.

Reviews 1

  • Barbara Mah Canada

    June 2017, BookDetoxRetreats

    Completely enjoyed the tantalizing raw food and the absoloutly amazing yoga.

    You are never hungry and your body is saying "thank you" "thank you". I was amazed at the creativity and culinary expertise with each meal. Presentation and flavours beyond words. My yoga improved so much over the few days. Bianca's has an amazing ability to keep us all working to a better understanding of each pose. She has this amazing ability to make each of us improve and achieve a new yoga level and enjoyment. The inner dance experience was an unexpected bonus! I would recommend this retreat to everyone. I hope to join in on another one very soon. Namaste!

    Testimonials 12

    • Susanne M

      Art of Living Retreats website

      The retreat in Mazunte, Mexico exceeded our expectations in both originality and quality. It was a beautiful introduction to new and never before experienced events. Bianca and José have a beautiful ability to render each retreat unique with their thoughtful attention to detail. The highlight of this wonderful retreat was the Cacao Ceremony- the setting, the sunset, the facilitators could not have been more perfect. And OHHH the taste of the chocolate!!

    • Tania Potts

      Art of Living Retreats website

      I think about you every day, with such fond memories and want you to know how much you enriched my life, how you had the ability to be so non-judgmental, to listen and to share your knowledge and wisdom. I am truly grateful to have had you in my life for a short time and know that we will have an opportunity again, sometime.

    • Jordan C.

      Art of Living Retreats website

      The Art of Living Retreat helped me connect with who I am. It was the most wonderful experience that challenged me to truly think about my place in the world, and how to appreciate the beautiful things in life that sometimes go overlooked. Bianca, Jose and Sergio have the biggest hearts, and I will always cherish this experience. And the food is beyond awesome :)

    • Daniel C.

      Art of Living Retreats website

      Bianca's mindfulness practice ushers in waves of serenity and clarity to those who practice with her. When she leads you a meditation session, the world becomes still enough to concentrate on your body and mind, and build the awareness to reach your full potential.

    • Stefanie R.

      Art of Living Retreats website

      Jose is an amazing teacher and excellent chef! He has vast knowledge of food and their healing properties; he is always willing to share his learnings in a way that is simple and not forceful. Jose shows his passion for food when he speaks, and especially in his preparation and presentation of delicious healthy meals. Every meal he makes is truly a work of art! Thank you Jose for deepening my understanding of nutrition and healing through food.

    • Richelle M.

      Art of Living Retreats website

      The retreat was truly transformational. At this retreat, I learned more about myself, I experienced something out of this world, I laughed, I cried, I danced, I sang, I met my 'tribe'.....This is the type of environment that Jose and Bianca created and I do not take this for granted. I am so eternally grateful to you both for creating this beautiful experience for all of us. Thank you thank you thank you.

    • Madeline S.

      Art of Living Retreats website

      The retreat exceeded my expectations! The food was so beautiful and delicious. Bianca, Jose and Sergio were such amazing hosts. Thank you for making us all feel welcomed and like family. I loved the moments before our meals where we would share what we are grateful for. I think that is a beautiful practice and was so great sharing it with new friends. Thank you for sharing your passion.

    • Trish S.

      Art of Living Retreats website

      The food was amazing! I wish i could eat like this every day. My favorite dish was the coconut curry and pad Thai.

    • Eléna

      Retreat.guru website

      I met Bianca at the end of a one year trip around South East Asia. While I thought at the time that I had already learned so much from this experience, Bianca surely taught me the last lesson I needed to, from what I believed, complete this personal journey. She helped me understand something that for a bunch of different reasons I had missed out; my journey was actually far away from being completed, it had just begun! During her classes as well as our conversations, she created a safe inspiring space and energy that changed my days and perspective. Bianca has such a calm, understanding and compassionate presence and this comes through in her teaching. She is one of these inspiring and generous people who make you understand the challenge of self-fulfillment, the importance of being master of your own choices and life, but also the importance of sharing with others. After we met, all my concerns about “going home” had vanished; this travelling experience was not a once in a lifetime thing before getting back to my routine, it had rather helped me find the right direction to pursue my personal journey. I truly believe that people are meant to cross our path for a reason, and Bianca was there to help me develop my own self in a more colorful way which is probably the greatest gift people can give to one another.

    • Claudia

      Art of Living Retreats website

      I was blessed to have the opportunity to experience Bianca and Jose’s retreat in Bali in August 2015. Although I was not experienced with meditation, spirituality or raw food, I came with an open mind and left the island as a wiser and healthier version of myself. Bianca and Jose are incredibly thoughtful, caring, generous and warm-hearted people who just want to help you heal and grow. The experience helped me to reconnect with myself and helped me to remember what is actually important in life. I came out of the retreat feeling positive and determined to take my life back into my own hands, suddenly discovering the strength to deal with some big and scary decisions full heartedly and with confidence. Art of Living Retreats is a thoughtful programme that incorporates exercise, food and creativity to gently break down walls, open the mind and rediscover the heart in a beautiful, safe and relaxing setting.

    • Erin

      Art of Living Retreats website

      The Art of Living was transformational. Jose and Bianca do an amazing job of integrating education and experience to leave you with not only the knowledge to take home with you, but also its application and integration into your daily life. They are both incredibly loving and supportive and are always checking in, recognizing the need for flexibility with such an individualized growth process. The Art of Living is a great option for anyone who feels like it's time for a change and is ready to explore within but might not be sure exactly where to start.

    • Colin

      Art of Living Retreats website

      I am eternally grateful for having had the opportunity to participate in Bianca’s mindfulness and meditation course. Working with her has been a rewarding and transformative experience that has not just helped reduce stress from my day to day life but has also provided me with tools and techniques and lessons that will empower and inspire me for years to come.

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