Workshops & Retreats

Week-Long Yoga Retreat

at Rancho Encantado, Mayan Peninsula, MEXICO


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Please contact Julie for pricing for Shared Accommodation (triple occupancy)

 $ 200 more for Double Occupancy

Rancho Encantado is located on a freshwater lake, Bacalar Laguna, a world heritage site, near important Mayan archeological sites.  Immerse yourself in this truly nurturing experience for body, mind, heart and soul. The retreat features several teachers offering various yoga styles at all levels including Kriplalu and

Relaxing in Hammock at the Cabana

Relaxing in Hammock at the Cabana

Vinyasa flows, plus meditation, pranayama, yoga nidra, asana clinics and the work of Byron Katie, all helping to create an expanded awareness of Self, and a deeper sense of ease in both body and mind. Price includes all meals, full yoga program and ground transport to and from Cancun airport.

Fruit Stall at the Local Market in Town of Bacalar

Fruit Stall at the Local Market in Town of Bacalar

Swim, kayak, laze in a hammock or select any or all of the guided tours including Mayan experience, city tour for shopping and museums, birding, zip line, guided kayak outing or a boat trip.  Meet wonderful people and dine on local foods including fresh fruits, vegetables and fish prepared with the flavours of the region. Enjoy a massage or other spa service.  Shared accommodations in waterside or garden-side cabanas.

Dock at Sunrise Mexico

Palapa on Lake Bacalar

Participants book their own flight to Cancun. Westjet has direct flights from Halifax & Moncton to Cancun.

To reserve, please contact [email protected] to put down your $500 deposit via cheque, cash or e-transfer.



Sunset over Lake

Yoga Weekend Retreat

at Mersey River Chalets (near Keji)

May 4-6, 2018

This is full but accepting names on a wait list.


$375 All Inclusive

(includes shared accommodation in cabin

or lodge room, vegetarian meals, yoga program & use of facility)

Warrior One Pose in the Yoga Room

$10o Deposit Required ~ All Levels Welcome


Program begins Friday evening at 6 pm with dinner and ends Sunday just after lunch around 1:30 pm.


Join Certified Yoga Teachers Julie Palmer & Janice MacDonald in a beautiful natural setting.  Experience daily yoga & meditation, gourmet vegetarian meals,  guided movement, yoga-dance, yoga philosophy, massage experience, group sharing, shared accommodation, & some free time to hike, paddle, reflect, journal, nap, chat with friends. All activities are optional. Private room/cabin available for extra cost.


Chair Yoga Teacher Training

Apr 14-15, 2018

Fall River Yoga Centre

(near Halifax, NS)


$250  ($100 deposit required)

This is full but accepting names on a wait list.


Taught by Julie Palmer, 1000+ hours training, 24 years teaching experience


“Get fit where you sit”

Learn to teach Chair Yoga/Fitness for seniors, those with chronic conditions or post-surgery, even office workers  (open to yoga & fitness teachers, alternative & traditional health practitioners & those in training for any of these).   *** Open to yoga & fitness teachers, alternative & traditional health practitioners with yoga experience, those working with elders/seniors & who have yoga experience & those in training for any of these. ***

13-hour training includes:

  • Thorough Warm-ups
  • Adapting Poses to a Chair
  • Standing Poses Using a Chair
  • Abdominal Strengtheners
  • Class Sequencing
  • Using Hand Weights
  • Using Weights on Feet
  • Osteoporosis Tips
  • Deaf Hand Alphabet
  • Yoga Hand Mudras
  • Seated & Standing Chair Sun Salute
  • Seated Half Moon Salute
  • Tie Stretches
  • Balance Poses with Chair
  • Self-Massage Techniques
  • Safety Concerns for Seniors
  • Handouts/Manual
  • Certificate





Half Day Workshop – Yoga Posture ClinicJulie assists Pigeon Mexico


Next date TBA



Join Certified Yoga Teacher Julie Palmer to explore:

* Kripalu Press Points * Turning on the Core * Setting a Strong Foundation * Principles of Alignment Practicing on our own and in pairs, we’ll apply these methodologies to group-selected yoga poses. Through group discussion and sharing we will all learn & grow together.



Yoga Props Training

Fish pose supported by two blocks

Fish pose supported by two blocks


“Balls ‘n Walls  Blocks ‘n Socks  Chairs ‘n Stairs  Bolsters ‘n Straps”


Date & Place & Cost TBA- Fri. 7-9 pm, Sat 9-4 pm, Sun 9-4 pm


Lunge with Quad Stretch using wall & block & cushion

Lunge with Quad Stretch using wall & block & cushion

Deepen Your Practice &/or Add Variety to Your Yoga Classes Ideas for ways to take yourself (& students) deeper in yoga practice, using props, to safely and fully support each pose and to be creative and fun. Opportunity to work solo, in pairs and small groups. Certificate of Attendance & Handouts provided. Open to All Levels.


 Cancellation Policy for Workshops & Retreats

If another participant can be found to replace you, you will get your deposit back minus a 5% administration fee. If not, then your deposit is forfeited. For Mexico, check with Gabriela Larranaga directly at [email protected]