Posts Tagged: ocean resort vancouver island

  • “Be the change you want to be.”

    Simple to do? or Hard?

    I think it’s easier once you get there, but it’s extremely hard to get there… That’s why events like this retreat can really help kick-start and rejuvenate you- body, mind and spirit.

    I am always striving to better myself in all areas of my life- health, wealth, spirit, quality of life, etc. If you want to give yourself a boost in the right direction, I highly recommend doing something like I have this weekend at Ocean Resort.

    Started the morning with a zen/hatha/yin type yoga class.

    It was refreshing.

    Yoga at Ocean resort

    Then we were back in the dining hall for breakfast. Green shakes hit the spot.

    ocean resort green shake

    Another Raw meal- soaked oaks with berries and cashew/almond milk with a serving of fresh fruit.

    ocean resort hotel and spa

    After breakfast we had a little break to chill out and then back for some Gourmet Raw Cooking Classes. Here are some Raw “meat”balls about to go in the dehydrator.

    meatless meatballs

    I’m going to get the recipes for all the stuff we made and shared it here. Our teacher was the amazing chef Carol, who is also a certified Raw Chef. I am going to get certified as a raw chef somewhere, somehow.

    carol, chef, ocean resort

    Check out this Raw Meal- Fresh Cabbage from the garden, with tomatoes, orange peppers, fresh zucchini cut into angel hair strips.  and our meatless meatballs made out of cashews, basil, onion, (and I forget what else)

    Here’s the fresh cabbage from the garden.

    Onsite garden..

    I came in our hotel room to load some pictures and Painter had hacked my facebook account. Lol

    puppy typing

    This place has been fun for him because we don’t need to leash him and he can rip around the yard. Our dinner RAWsome, ofcourse (I’ll share pictures later) We also went in the steam room and infrared sauna.

    I’m just so beat it’s time for bed. I hope your having a beautiful weekend and I will check in with you tomorrow.

    Thanks sooo much for stopping by. Lots of love.

  • Hello!!

    I’ve found paradise. It’s called Ocean Resort, it’s an ocean front resort (hence the name- Ocean Resort) by Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Just hop on the Horsehoe bay Ferry to Nanaimo and you are just about in paradiseJ

    Here is a picture I just took this evening as Mike, myself and our devil, darling puppy made our way back to our hotel room.

    ocean resort, campbell river, spa and raw food weekend, vancouver island
    We are tired after a long day which started out like this:

    Up at 5am, at the Ferry Terminal by 8am, on the Ferry!

    Except when you have a 12 week old puppy….. you don’t go up to the passenger areas and sit in the nice lounge…..

    Instead- You sit in the dingy car filled lanes underneath the boat…

    Weeee…Oh well.. he is worth it.

    We made it to Nanaimo and I saw a dear friend that I haven’t seen in YEARS. No picture of her though, not everyone wants to be on a blog that is read by thousands;) Let’s just say though, she is like Canada’s version of Victoria Beckham… So, instead of a picture of my beautiful friend, here is a picture of a bee.

    Love ya girl!

    OK- So once we pulled up to Ocean Resort, the heaven’s opened up. We checked in, walk into our room.

    They have pet friendly rooms and we are looking out into the ocean and walking meditation.

    Our first Raw Food dinner was being served shortly, so we made our way over to the dinner hall.

    A yummy green drink awaited us.
    ocean resort, campbell river, spa and raw food weekend, vancouver island

    Followed by the appy which was a half an avocado with a raw cracker and salsa (I will get these recipes and try them, trust me, they were amazing)

    ocean resort, campbell river, spa and raw food weekend, vancouver island

    This is Raw food people! Chef Carol is AMESOME!! or shall I say RAWSOME! The main course was a stuffed pepper, flax and sprouts, the sour cream looking topping is whipped nuts, (either cashew or macadamia) These are the things I will find out! What are the recipes for these delicious, yet raw, wholesome meals.
    ocean resort, campbell river, spa and raw food weekend, vancouver island

    Oh hi desert!! Raspberries from the garden (lots of the produce is from the on-site garden)

    ocean resort, campbell river, spa and raw food weekend, vancouver island

    After dinner, I had a 90 minute massage in the spa…. I know, life is rough….

    ocean resort, campbell river, spa and raw food weekend, vancouver island

    Followed by lounging by the ocean until sunset….

    ocean resort, campbell river, spa and raw food weekend, vancouver island

    This place is what zen, health, wellness and relaxation dreams are made of!

    OOPS, but oh ya…. I still gotta deal with HIM….

    He was trying to eat acorns off the ground all night. I said, “did I buy a dog or a squirrel?”  He’s a bugger.

    K, bed… NOW. Love you! Night Night!

    xoxo