Individual & couples Retreats

This is your opportunity to co-design your ideal retreat with Kira and Edward on Cortes Island. Step out of your habitual world and into the transformative energy of Cortes Island. Whether in your personal, couples or family sessions with Kira and Edward, or walking the beautiful beaches or forest trails, you will be giving yourself the great gift of presence. Daily practices will help you create or deepen healthy routines. Read on to see how you can design your personal retreat for maximum growth and enjoyment.

Retreat timing:

  • We are available for personal retreats April 1 to June 30 and September 7 to October 30
  • The number of one-to-one therapeutic appointments that can be booked will depend on availability. Best to plan and book well in advance!

Retreat options menu:

  • From 2 days to 30 days in length
  • Counselling session, individual (1 hour) or couples/family (1.5 hour)
  • Art therapy session with Kira (1 hour) includes basic art supplies, guidance and sharing time
  • Connecting with your guides, shamanic journeying session with Edward (1 hour), individual or with couple/family
  • Soul Retrieval shamanic journeying session with Edward (1 hour) individual
  • Daily yoga (morning slow flow and/or evening restorative) and meditation practiced with Kira and Edward
  • Simple and delicious vegetarian meals (retreats of 7 days or less only - longer retreats are welcome to begin with seven days of meals and then continue with your own meal making)
  • Self-directed nature time, silence, journaling, bicycling, canoeing, swimming

Rates & packages:

Rates are dependent upon the design and duration of the retreat, as well as the number of participants. Dragonfly Cottage rental is a separate, but discounted, additional cost. Read on to see a few examples of personal/couples retreats and their costs (subject to change).

Package #1: One person 3-Night Stay at our Dragonfly Cottage

Arrival Day 0

  • Arrive after 3pm, shop for your snacks and drinks, and meet Kira and Edward
  • Relax and settle into Dragonfly Cottage
  • Dinner, if you arrive before 6pm and haven't already eaten, (example steamed veggies and chick peas, tea)
  • Evening restorative yoga and meditation (if not too tired from travels)

Day 1

  • Morning slow-flow yoga and Meditation
  • Breakfast (example: fresh fruit/veg juice, porridge, tea)
  • One hour individual counselling session with Kira
  • Lunch (example: steamed veggies with eggs or chickpeas, tea)
  • Self-directed art therapy time (supplies included)
  • Self-directed nature exploration time (hike, bike, swim, paddle)
  • Dinner (example: steamed veggies with barbecued wild salmon filet, tea)
  • Evening restorative yoga and meditation

Day 2

  • Morning slow-flow yoga and Meditation
  • Breakfast (example: fresh fruit/veg juice, porridge, tea)
  • Optional ayurvedic healing appointment with Candice May
  • Lunch (example: steamed veggies with eggs or chickpeas, tea)
  • One hour individual counselling session with Kira, including debrief of self-directed art therapy
  • Self-directed nature exploration time (hike, bike, swim, paddle)
  • Deepening self-directed art therapy time (supplies included)
  • Dinner (example: steamed veggies with barbecued wild salmon filet, tea)
  • Evening restorative yoga and meditation

Departure Day 3

  • Morning slow-flow yoga and Meditation
  • Breakfast (example: fresh fruit/veg juice, porridge, tea)
  • One hour individual counselling session with Kira, including guidance on taking your practice home with you
  • Departure

Sample Rate for Package #1:

  • Personal Retreat Foundation (includes yoga, meditation, meals) (2.5 days @ 50/day) - $125
  • Therapeutic Sessions with Kira or Edward (3hrs @ 115/hr) - $345
  • Optional Healing session with Candice May (1.5hr Abbyanga full-body massage) - $90
  • Dragonfly Cottage stay for 3 nights ($85/night) - $255
  • Total Cost $815

Optional healing extras:

Combine working with Kira & Edward with these optional healing appointments with highly skilled healers on Cortes Island

  • Hellerwork (deep body and process) with Alex Hornby, Hellerworker
  • Reiki (subtle energetic adjustment) with Rick Bockner, Reiki Master and Trainer
  • Ocean Trail Ayurveda, Ayurvedic medicine & bodywork therapies with Candice May

what's not included:

  • Accommodation costs during your stay - our Dragonfly Cottage is available at a reduced rate (from the usual airbnb rates) or we can make accommodation suggestions. Your retreat cottage is right next to a wetland conservation area, Kw'as Park trails, Hague Lake swimming, a short walk to the ocean at Hank's Beach, and a 15 minute bike ride to Smelt Bay or Mansons Lagoon.
  • Travel expenses - though we are happy to arrange pick up/drop off if arriving by float plane or by means of your own sailing vessel
  • Optional Healing Extras listed above are individual charges with specific healing practitioner
  • Food stuffs (snacks, beverages) beyond breakfast, lunch and dinner (if choosing one of the meal packages at extra cost)
 Dragonfly Cottage (aka Kw'as Bay Cottage)

Dragonfly Cottage (aka Kw'as Bay Cottage)


about cortes island:

Retreating to Cortes Island in its self is an extraordinary experience, leave behind the business of your daily life and allow your body, mind and soul to relax into the unique energy of this Northern Gulf Island. If you are not staying at our cottage, find your perfect accommodation at Cortes Island Airbnb or Cortes Island Vacation Rentals.