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 adults 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 First Aid.
Haley is our marketing and communications coordinator, as well as one of our tail guides. When she’s not curating content you can find her hiking, travelling, storytelling, or bartending at the local brewery. She possesses her Level 2 Wine and Spirits Education Training, Cicerone Level 1, and Level 3 First Aid. If you ask her nicely, perhaps she will 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.
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.
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!
Elora 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.
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.
Dani owns and operates Purcell Wellness Mobile Massage where she offers mobile massage services and private yoga classes. During the summer, she leads week long hiking and biking adventures through the Canadian Rockies. She is currently finishing up her 2200 hour BC Certified RMT for massage, and has been deepening her understanding of the body for many years through coursework and personal practice.
Dani will be joining us for massage throughout the summer and also as a yoga teacher at our winter retreat.
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.