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in the Rocky Mountains at beautiful COE
(just past Nordegg, AB)
Limited Space. 18 yrs & over 

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DEFERRED to future date ... TBA
 Soothing Anxiety
with Ayurveda & Yoga
Mountain Retreat - Was Apr 17-19, 2020
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Past Events ...


Workshops & Classes at COE

Join Suzanne, Yoga Instructor In-Residence

August 13-19, 2018

in the Rockies at beautiful COE Mountain Lodge
(a serene location just past Nordegg, AB)
Book an All-In Workshop-Course
Space limited. Register early to get your spot! (*Book by July 27 for Best Price*)
Ayurveda for Everyday People,
Health Professionals & Yoga Teachers 
Also great for aspiring teachers (interested in future YTT)

All Retreats Include:
- Mountain Lodge Accommodation (alpine style)
- Amazing Meals (special dietary needs considered)
- Morning Meditation & Yoga Classes (twice daily) with Suzanne
INFO/BOOK: Cheri at COE - 1-403-721-2208
(by Friday July 27 for best price - $100 deposit holds your spot) 


Build Your Own Adventure
Book Your Food-Accommodation Package (1 night and up)

and Drop-In for any Yoga & Meditation you wish to join (pay as you go).

Mindful Living Immersion - Summer 2018

July 23-27, 2018

Wild horses of life tugging you in all directions? Take the reins! There are so many strategies for choosing conscientiously how you want to live your life ... but what about putting them into practice?  


This "home school" will allow you to immerse in mindfulness completely for 5 days - daily movement (yoga & even mindful martial arts movement) & body alignment, breathing practices, eating & nutrition choices, meditation, communication, self self-awareness & self-care, conscious living "philosophies" and more.  

Location: The Breathing Room Yoga Studio & Cafe, Red Deer

Phone: 403-358-3542, Email:

Here's what people said about the intensive last year:


I did not want the week to end!  I could have spent another week delving a little deeper into all the information that was presented


Suzanne was awesome and so knowledgeable.  She is a wonderful instructor and I am so glad I was able to spend the week learning from her!.


I would tell anyone who is just starting with yoga to take this class because I learned so much “stuff” about the history of yoga which to me was fascinating.  It was a good basis to the foundation of yoga and has made me just want to learn more and more, so I would highly recommend this class. 


- Annette


There is so much more to learn about yoga! I feel much more connected to my practice now than I ever have.


I really enjoyed having Suzanne come into the yoga classes we were practicing and offer alignment suggestions or variations. It was extremely beneficial because she had taken time to know areas that each of us were struggling with and where we wanted to improve.


[This retreat was] a great way to dive deeper into your practice and learn more about yourself!


- Diane


Suzanne was instrumental ... She possesses incredible knowledge, leadership skills, and life experience and combines all this with enthusiasm, warmth, sensitivity and a genuine love for what she does.  This all contributed to creating an incredible space for learning, growing, sharing and feeling the “joy” the benefits of YOGA can yield.


The instruction around “The Breath” was so very important and vital in being able to practice and reap the benefits of yoga.  Also, I feel the kinesiology and body alignment were foundational. I was amazed to feel the incredible strength and increased balance my body had when I had the awareness to properly align it.  This would not have been possible without Suzanne’s adjustments and teachings allowing for the correct posture to be physically experienced, than allowing that muscle memory to form.  It was an “incredible gift” to move forward with in my yoga practice.


I would say to others that a yoga staycation is a wonderful experience to assist in obtaining maximum health for participants, thus leading to a greater outcome for one’s self, one’s family, and one’s community.  I feel obtaining the knowledge of self care provided in a regular practice of yoga can empower a person to possibly maintain health with less need for other practitioners, which can also be a financial bonus, not only for oneself but for the Health Care System.


- B.A.

Winter Yoga & Outdoor Adventure

Nov 24-26, 2017 (Friday to Sunday)

in the Rocky Mountains at beautiful COE
(Centre for Outdoor Education) just past Nordegg, AB
Grab some friends/family or come out alone.

INFO/BOOK: Cheri at 1-403-721-2208
($100 deposit holds your spot, Visa, MC, Debit) 

$160 PP/night (taxes incl.) nightly includes:
- Wine & Cheese Reception (Friday night) 
- 2 Night Mountain Lodge Accommodation (alpine style)
- 5 Amazing Meals (3 Saturday, 2 Sunday)
- 4 Yoga Classes & 2 Morning Meditations 
with Suzanne Blackwell 
(Fri-Sat pm, Sat-Sun am)

Free Daytime Activities Up To You:
Hike, Snowshoe, Fat-Bike,
Scenic Drive
(COE Staff can advise)
NOTE: Snowshoes can be rented from Kerry Wood Nature Centre in Red Deer. Phone:403-346-2010.
Want Add-Ons?
Private Session with Suzanne
Individual Reiki, Yoga Therapy,
Specialized Group Class, Martial Arts
(Please Enquire:

Via Ferrata Saturday with your own COE Guide
for $125 pp (minimum 4, book 1 week in advance)
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