"May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the pure light within you guide your way on."

Goddess Girls Retreats

A five day soul replenishing week designed to nuture your mind, body, and spirit.

Set on beautiful Gabriola Island BC, girls will have the opportunity to be immersed in the yoga lifestyle for the duration of the week. A cell phone free retreat will allow for greater connection to one another and to the world around us.

What’s Included?

  • Daily Yoga & Meditation at the Yoga Yurt
  • Four night stay at Seaside Cabin (some tenting required)
  • Travel & ferry costs
  • Nourishing meals, desserts, and snacks using local and organic ingredients
  • Juicing, smoothies, and other health inspired drinks
  • Nature exploration & relaxation
  • Beach time & sunshine
  • Bath salts & face masks
  • Lava rock bracelets with essential oils
  • Journaling & sharing circles
  • One-on-one mentoring (optional)
  • Sage sticks & smudging ceremony


Gabriola Island, BC


Stay tuned for future offerings!


$600 + gst

Vanessa@storyoga.com to Register

I am so thankful to have experienced the very first pilot of the Goddess Girls Retreat. I felt so lucky to be immersed in the yoga mindset and lifestyle for four lovely days in the paradise that is Gabriola. The effort and love that was poured into this special getaway was completely evident. I loved the food, the destination, the pampering, the tea workshop, the swimming, and the laughs that were shared. Rose Chisholm, 2016


What Kids are saying
  • “Once upon a time there was a little girl named Mattea and she always liked to go to Storyoga. The little girl had so much fun at Storyoga that she even didn’t want to leave.” ~ Mattea, 4
  • “She reads us stories and we colour. I love drawing inside the shapes – and about Vanessa, I love her!” ~ Darien, 4
  • I like doing the downward dog and the pom – pom blessing. I like yoga because it is good for your body and we learn about nature.” ~ Lucas, 6
  • “I like the stories Vanessa read to us, and I liked doing Namaste Mountain.” ~ Renee, 6
What Parents are saying
  • “I heard about your classes and camps from several of the Sidney Preschool moms. I’ve talked to quite a few people about your classes at Strongstart, Preschool, and in Logan’s Kindergarten and I have never heard a bad thing. You should be really proud of the strong reputation you have built in your small community.” ~ Joscelyn, Sidney BC
  • “Kaylee absolutely loves the class and you also. We have tried a few after-school things before and she has never been enthusiastic about them. With this yoga she comes home and can’t wait to show us what she is learning. Thanks for all the energy you put into it.” ~ Sarah Paulson, Sidney BC
What Teachers are saying
  • “Hi Vanessa. Thanks so much for having me. I felt so comfortable… a sense of coming home or at least inspiration for the type of environment I want to be involved with. Out of all the centres I visited, yours was the most beautiful in so many ways, especially the vibration of peace.” ~ Yvonne MacKenzie, Pender Island BC
  • “Vanessa’s interactive storytelling, wide use of colorful, playful props and the brilliant way in which she engages children in yoga poses was a hit with the children in our program! Thank you Vanessa for exposing our children to yoga in such a fun, positive way.” ~ Lori, Victoria BC