Manitoba Winter Couples Yoga Retreat

Manitoba Winter Couples Yoga Retreat

Manitoba Winter Couples Yoga Retreat led by Andrea Robin – 4Days / 3 Nights

Location: Pinewood Lodge – Whiteshell, Manitoba

Dates: February 16 – 19, 2018

Price: All-inclusive packages starting at $1,585 per couple

Deadline to Register: February 9, 2018

A Romantic Winter Getaway in Manitoba

What better way to spend a long weekend in February… Find yourself enjoying the snow blanketed Whiteshell Provincial Park by day, and warming up indoors at the Pinewood Lodge by night. The stunning log structure settled in the wilderness of Manitoba’s cottage country holds directly onto Dorothy Lake. While the lake itself may be frozen over with ice, guests may admire the sights, both day and night, through the generous-sized lodged-styled windows. At the same time, guests will find themselves taking a dip in the indoor salt water pool or jacuzzi tub. When outside, explore through the many trails offered in the Whiteshell and appreciate the beauty Manitoba winters have to offer on snowshoes. Learn to ice fish with friends, coast alongside via cross-country skis, or simply form snow angels and take a break mid-way to admire our prairie sky.

Your All-Inclusive Experience

This uniquely designed retreat provides you with a long weekend filled with spoiling yourselves through a variety of offerings led by a fantastic team from Winnipeg. Andrea Robin will lead you through her couples yoga practice, which entails intimate sessions that will build upon trust, support and strength as a couple. Couples Yoga allows one to essentially play with your partner in a safe, comfortable setting. No distractions, no kids, no phones, just you and your Beloved. Helping each other move into asanas, feeling each others bodies as support creates intimacy, enhances various communication forms and enhances trust between partners. It’s fun and accessible to students of all levels!

You will be nourished throughout the retreat with delicious healthy meals created by your own personal Chef, Winnipeg’s Chef Jaya. She will prepare meals that accommodate all special food requests such as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and so forth. And you will further treat yourself to a romantic couples massage scheduled during the weekend at a time of your choice. This long weekend is designed to make you and your loved one feel rejuvenated and relaxed, while growing your relationship and connecting with the beautiful nature in the Whiteshell.

Your Retreat Team

ANDREA ROBIN – COUPLES YOGA INSTRUCTORManitoba Winter Couples Yoga Retreat

Andrea Robin, 300 RYT, B.Ed, is a certified yoga mentor in the Hatha, Vinyasa and Partner yoga styles, but considers herself a student first and foremost. She firmly believes that yoga helps people to heal from within, that everyone’s journey is different, and that you can never finish learning.

Known for her genuine and welcoming demeanour, Andrea encourages students to discover their authentic selves through asana (postures), pranayama (breath work) & medtiation. She does her best to apply the teachings of various ancient philosophies to our hectic modern life. Andrea also likes to make sure that her classes are fun, accessible and varied in nature.

Having organised and taken parts in many charitable events, Andrea finds the act of giving to be one of the most fulfilling and rewarding aspects of life. To quote Winston Churchill, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” The more love & compassion we cultivate, the better we make the world for everyone.



Italy Food Tour

Chef Jaya

“The power of the feasting format is for a production effect; auditorily & visually it becomes this fantastic way for strangers to connect quickly. I love the expediency and power that can come from breaking bread with another, how intimate one can become by sharing a meal. It’s a memory you will have forever and I want my food to be a part of your memories. It’s the greatest gift anyone could give me.

My food is how I carry my home and memories with me. It’s how I express my love for you, even as a stranger. Come into my home, eat my food equates to come into my life- You are welcome here.”

Chef Jaya is a Winnipeg-based culinary artist who specializes in Italian cuisine. A familiar name to Travel Roots, she has an Italian Culinary Adventure on the Horizon between September 21 – October 2, 2018, visiting Torino, Piedmont, and Liguria.

Chef Jaya’s origins are few, but influences are of the many. Being raised with her grandmothers “Indian” cuisine led to the effect of food holding meaning of family & togetherness.

She had also grown up to take on her mother’s interpretation of food translating into elegance equivalently as it did family. Fast forward through the years of trying to be her own version of her grandmother, mother, and Martha Stewart; Culinary school and experiences became the next step to reaching her goal of “chef”.

A well rounded Chef who wants to know more than just the Food, but the History & Culture around it just as much!




  • Accommodation for 3 nights in deluxe spa rooms at Pinewood Lodge
  • Continental Breakfasts by Pinewood Lodge
  • Customized meals created by Chef Jaya: 3 dinners, 2 lunches and 1 brunch
  • 2 Couples Yoga Sessions led by Andrea Robin
  • 2 Moonlit Meditations lit by the stars
  • Optional morning sun salutation practice with Andrea Robin
  • 1 couples massage scheduled throughout the retreat
  • Access to Salt Water Pool and Multi-Use Jacuzzi Tub
  • One bottle of wine per couple
  • Snowshoes available on a first come, first serve basis


  • Transportation to / from Pinewood Lodge
  • Ice Fishing/Cross-Country/Ice-Skating Equipment
  • Extra snacks and beverages throughout the weekend
  • Outdoor Gear suitable for the weather
  • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • Tips
  • Any other services not specified above.

Booking Requirements:

  • Must reserve your spot by February 9, 2018
  • A deposit of $500 per couple is required at the time of booking. Remaining balance of the experience is due by February 9, 2018.

Cancellation Policy:

  • $500 (per Couple) Deposit due at the time of booking – Non-Refundable
  • 30 days or less - 100% cancellation charge.

Please note: The itinerary is subject to change based on local realities, the dynamics of the group, and weather.


  • Arrive just in time for a beautiful dinner prepared by Chef Jaya and a chance to get to know your tribe and settle yourselves into your weekend space
  • Enjoy the remainder of the evening with free time/rest either between you and yours, or other couples sharing the weekend’s space with you


  • Rise with the sun for optional Sun Salutation practice (8 am) and shape motivation for a strong Saturday
  • You’ve built up an appetite for breakfast
    • Enjoy continental breakfast
  • Free time (10 am)
    • Option to experience winter on a self-guided hiking trail
    • Skate on the pond
    • Ice fish
    • Relax in the hot tub
    • Massage (first couple)
  • Enjoy a hearty lunch served by Chef Jaya all together (12 noon)
  • Free time (1:30)
    • Massage (second couple)
  • Time to get flexible with your partner over an afternoon practice w/ Andrea (3:30) pm)
  • Enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by Chef Jaya all together (6 pm)
  • Free time (7 pm)
    • Massage (third couple)
    • Moonlit Meditation with Andrea (9 pm)


  • Wake up with the sun for optional morning practice (8 am)
  • Breakfast
    • Enjoy continental breakfast
  • Free time (10 am)
    • Massage (fourth couple)
  • Warm up from the chilly weather with a lunch prepared by Chef Jaya to enjoy together (12 noon)
  • Free time (1:30 pm)
    • Massage (fifth couple)
  • Prepare to slow down during a late afternoon practice with Andrea (3:30 pm)
  • Take a seat for a tasty dinner prepared by Chef Jaya (6 pm)
  • Free time (7 pm)
    • Massage(sixth couple)
    • Moonlit Meditation with Andrea (9 pm)


  • Wake up with the sun for optional morning practice (8 am)
  • Enjoy a delicious brunch prepared by Chef Jaya before wrapping up the weekend (09:30)
  • Safe drive back home in the afternoon
  • Please note that we must check-out of the rooms by 11:00 am

Recommended Pack List

  • Suitable winter clothing for active activities such as ski pants, warm winter jacket, toque, mitts, scarf, etc.
  • Winter boots such as Sorrels
  • Comfortable yoga attire
  • Yoga mat and towel
  • Water bottle
  • Swimsuit
  • Clothing for the weekend - active wear if doing any outdoor activities such as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
  • Optional: Cross Country Ski rentals, snowshoe rentals, ice fishing equipment, etc.
  • Extra snacks and beverages

We may do the moonlit meditations outside (weather permitting) so bring warm comfortable clothes.

Pinewood Lodge - Whiteshell

All couples will be staying in the Spa Deluxe Suites or the Deluxe Suites on a first come first serve basis. The meals will be served and prepared in either one of the Chalets or the conference space reserved for our group. For detailed directions on how to get to the lodge visit them at

Spa Deluxe Suite


  • One king sized bed
  • One double hide-a-bed
  • Rain shower head
  • Ultrabath massage spa
  • Microwave, coffeemaker
  • Bar fridge, sink
  • Dishes, cutlery
  • Two televisions & DVD player
  • BBQ’s are available for all guests to use.

Deluxe Suite


  • One queen sized bed
  • One double hide-a-bed
  • Microwave
  • Bar fridge
  • Sink
  • Dishes, cutlery
  • Coffeemaker
  • Two televisions & DVD player
  • BBQ’s are available for all guests to use.

Your Meals

You will receive continental breakfasts prepared by Pinewood Lodge and lunches, dinners and a brunch on your last morning will be prepared by Chef Jaya. She can accommodate any special food requests you may have, please let us know in advance to help her prepare.

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