The team behind Retreat Golden
Golden resident, passionate cross country skier and trail runner, Magi is the beating heart and founder of Retreat Golden. Magi has competed internationally in both cross country skiing and trail running and now shares her love of both sports and seasons by coaching and organizing events. In January of 2019 she became a Level 3 instructor certified by the Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors, and also possesses her Level 3 Non Urban Emergency Care, along with her Navigation I & II Skills Course through Yamnuska Mountain Adventures.
Haley is our creative director and our assistant guide. A resident of Golden for the last 3 years, you can often find her trail running, travelling, or bartending at the local Whitetooth Brewery. She’s certified in her Level 3 Non Urban Emergency Care and through the Outdoor Council of Canada for Compass & Mapping skills. She also has her Navigation II through Yamnuska Mountain Adventures. In the hospitality sector, Haley possesses her Level 2 Wine and Spirits Education Training, Cicerone Level 1, and World Host training. Ask her nicely and she may just whip you up one of her signature backcountry cocktails! She will be joining us at our Nipika, Okanagan, and Summer retreats, as well as on two of our Esplanade Traverses.
Julie is a trained chef that studied at Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver BC. With a strong passion to work with wholesome, fresh and local ingredients, she creates flavourful and unique meals that fuel everyone for their adventures.
Julie will be joining us at our Nipika, Okanagan, and Summer retreats. Yay!
Jazz found yoga in the final years of playing varsity basketball when her body was done being pushed to its limits.
Her classes are fabricated with a creative curiosity of what is possible. She inspires students to practice with dedication, unshakable faith and courage. She provides a safe space to move, breath and connect to yourself through what sometimes seems like a magical power to know exactly what you need that day.
Jazz will be joining us at our Maui Retreat in November.
Energized from the wild and dynamic surroundings of the Great Canadian Rockies, Kristen draws inspiration from reverence and play with Mama Earth and her own deep studentship. She holds her E-RYT200, and is a Meditation Teacher and Yoga Life Coach. Her studies in yoga have explored various disciplines over the past 15 years that flavor her teaching from the tradition and flow of Ashtanga, the alignment intelligence of Anusara, to the fascial release and energy medicine science of Yin.
Kristen will be joining us on our Summer retreat and our first Esplanade Traverse.
Alana is an experienced yoga teacher who specializes in intelligent, sustainable movement practices that help you to gain more body awareness and grace. She has a broad background to draw from including academic studies of human anatomy and science, training in relaxation massage and she is currently completing training to become a yoga therapy specialist with Yoga Medicine.
Alana will be joining us at our Nipika retreat.
Kenley completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2014 through Semperviva Yoga College in Vancouver, and since has received over 300 more hours of training including Children’s Yoga, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Prenatal, meditation, specializations in hands on adjustments and more. In 2019 Kenley received her 500 hour Advanced Yoga Teaching Certificate.
Kenley's classes range in energy from calm and mindful to fun and playful. She loves to connect with her students in a genuine and honest way, offering an ear to listen and guidance if asked.
Kenley will be joining us at our Vernon Cross Country Ski & Yoga Retreat.
Sarah has been leading people on their inner and outer journeys for 15 years internationally. Sarah's Yoga classes draw on Vinyasa Flow, Kundalini, Meditation, Restorative & Nidra. She works with professional athletes and understands the balance of strength and length in a practice. Her classes allow for recovery & maximized performance. Sarahis based in Canmore Alberta and her specialty is Mountain Yoga Retreats.
Sarah will be joining us at our Winter Cross Country Ski & Yoga Retreat in Golden.
Elora is one of our favourite photographers to hang out with here in Golden! She is making moves on the photography, videography and story-telling scene in Golden, BC. A long-time partner of Retreat Golden, Elora spends the rest of her time snapping weddings, flying her drone, and curating lifestyle images in and around Golden and the larger BC.