You can practice yoga and eat your cake too!

Friday, May 12th to Sunday, May 14th, 2017

@ Otter Lake Cottage, Tulameen, BC


Join Rachel Rozen of The Yoga Root & Kendall Gustavson of The Modern Pantry for a guilt free weekend, filled with yoga, wine, food and lots of laughs!


Join Rachel and Kendall for a beautiful Spring weekend where finding balance means not taking things too seriously. Eat cake with us. Fall out of a pose or two. We’ll be moving to nourish our minds and eating real foods to nourish our bodies and souls. This is a refresh: a chance to push aside thoughts of how things are supposed to be done and embrace how we want to live. By making it fun we’re building a lifestyle that doesn’t take effort; the kind of lifestyle that has us drinking beers after a hike.

Finding balance is often associated with reaching perfection... eating kale and working out at 5 am (with a smile on your face). We all know that’s not realistic in the long run, and certainly doesn’t sound like a lot of fun. Rachel and Kendall approach balance a little differently: Eat to feel good. Move to feel good. Repeat.

Food is more than calories, it’s connecting with friends over a glass of wine and the bliss of a single perfect bite. Food is more than food when we slow down to enjoy it. And yoga is more than exercise, it’s respite from your crazy day and a community which embraces falling down. This weekend will have both, and more, including wine tasting, an essential oils workshop, and a hands-on cooking class. We can’t wait to hang out with you!



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4-Person Bunk Room (*SOLD OUT*) - $460

2-Person Room (Queen or Twin Beds *SOLD OUT*) - $499

Private Room (*SOLD OUT*) - $575

$200 deposit required to reserve your spot.

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A welcome gift, featuring our favourite local wellness products

2 nights accommodation

5 meals

4 yoga classes

Use of yoga mats and props

An essential oils 101 class with a take home oil

An evening wine tasting

A hands-on cooking class: "Balanced meals don’t have to suck"


Kendall Gustavson - Owner of The Modern Pantry


Kendall works with companies and individuals to build thoughtful consumption into daily life through engaging classes, workshops, and events. She started her work in food education after obtaining a Masters degree in Food Culture from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy. Her work has taken her to London, England to develop a food education program for Borough Market - one of the largest and oldest markets in the world - as well as Provence, France to connect curious “foodies” to the people and traditions which remain alive in the countryside. 

She believes that food is a fun, central part of daily life and that its social importance cannot be reduced to calorie counting. For Kendall, finding the balance between kale and cake is all about eating real food and slowing down enough to enjoy every bite.


Rachel Rozen - Owner of The Yoga Root

I found Yoga more than a decade ago, during a time in my life when I was battling extreme anxiety and panic attacks.  It gave me the tools I needed help calm my mind and ground my body.  I began to practice it regularly.  Yoga became my guide from this point forward, whether I was conscious of it or not, on and off the mat.  Years later, I realized that I wanted to expose others to the emotionally healing benefits of Yoga, bringing people peace and strength both physically and mentally. 

After receiving my 200-hour Yoga certification through Open Door Yoga Vancouver, I took a leap of faith and left my long-time job as a sales/customer service consultant in the Fashion Wholesale Industry to become a full-time Yoga instructor.  During that time, I also continued my education in Vinyasa/Flow Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga for Youth, and Trauma Sensitive Yoga. 

After a few years of teaching, I took another big step and opened my own studio right in the heart of the place where I was raised and have such a strong connection; the gorgeous North Shore!  The Yoga Root was conceived from wanting to take my experience and passion to the next level, and offer a space to those seeking an intimate and connected Yoga practice, while bringing students a sense of community that may be missing from their lives.  My focus is to promote confidence in my students by creating a safe, non-competitive environment.  I offer modifications in postures to ensure that each individual, from the fitness-minded “workout warrior” looking for a little stretching, flexibility and balance, to those struggling with resisting the experience all together, gets the most out of their practice!

YOU fit yoga. Everyone fits Yoga. Yoga is one-size-fits-all! 

My experience in music, dance and a teeny bit of Taekwondo runs through my teaching, and I believe that we continually keep learning, no matter our levels of experience. In my classes you will be encouraged to find your genuine, authentic self and, hopefully, clarity moment by moment. Finding what moves you to breathe can be the key to cultivating YOU.  I strive to make my classes accessible and relatable to those of us charging through busy, stressful North American lives.  Join me in shedding the mystic mask of Yoga, and let’s have fun doing it!