Flow. Connect. Restore. 

Kathy Parsons: 2021 Dates Coming Soon

Retreat Description

Immerse yourself in nature while staying in luxury Fairmont accommodation with sweeping views of Lake Louise and the Rocky Mountains.  Nourish and recharge your body with energizing and restorative yoga, explore mindfulness meditation and breathwork, make connections with like-minded people and have a great time in the process! In addition to three delicious, healthy meals a day, six yoga classes and two workshops led by international yogi Kathy Parsons, you'll have the opportunity to pamper yourself with a world-class massage or spa treatment, explore the gorgeous trails around the property, relax with new friends or settle in to read a good book.

This retreat is designed to be both energizing and restorative.  Bring your partner, friend, family member or come on your own. Rest assured, your retreat host and the team at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will make sure that every detail is taken care of throughout your magical mountain retreat.

The Yoga 

You will be practicing with Kathy Parsons, a Toronto-based yoga teacher who is focused on helping each guest learn, grow, relax and feel connected on this retreat. Start each morning with a 75-minute energizing Vinyasa flow yoga class. These classes feature strong flows with creative sequencing designed to lengthen, strengthen and open up your body.  Expect to sweat and give yourself a full-body workout while staying connected to the breath. Everyone will be encouraged to listen to his or her body and take breaks when needed. In the late afternoon, you will explore Yin & Restorative yoga. These classes will begin with a warming flow to prepare your body for deeper stretches (yin) and deep release and relaxation (restorative). This deep stretch yoga targets the deeper fascia of the spine & pelvis allowing for improved flexibility of soft tissues, mobility of the joints and the release of stress in the body & mind.  Often described as yoga for the mind, mindfulness meditation will be weaved throughout these classes as well. All classes will be set to inspiring music, have gentle hands on assists and adjustments, and conclude with a relaxing aromatherapy savasana.

*Kathy will provide modifications for students who are practicing at different levels, including those who are just starting their yoga journey. Although this practice is suitable for all levels, it is advised that you have the physical fitness that allows you to flow through several basic poses that are linked together. This will make for a more enjoyable practice!


The Workshops

The workshops will offer an opportunity to explore yoga asana (poses) further so you can deepen your learning and understanding of the practice. We will also explore Mindful Breathwork for Stress Relief and a Yoga Nidra guided meditation.

View retreat itinerary (2021 will be similar to 2020)

Safe Retreat Information

Retreat Takeaways

  • Challenge and expand your body and mind through challenging (yet accessible) vinyasa flow yoga.

  • Kick-start or power up your fitness routine.

  • Learn simple mindful movements and meditations that you can incorporate into your daily life for energy and relaxation.

  • Disconnect from your busy life and enjoy space and time for reflection

  • Forge new connections and meet friends from all over the world


Retreat Audience

  • Yoga practitioners of all levels wanting to experience both challenging and restorative practices to learn, grow, and let go.

  • Anyone craving a healthy, relaxing, fun holiday that will recharge your batteries and inspire wellness.


Retreat Includes

  • 4 nights accommodation at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in a Deluxe room

  • Welcome cocktail reception Sunday evening

  • Mindful meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Breakfast on Thursday. Gratuities included. Dietary requirements can be accommodated

  • Daily morning and afternoon yoga sessions with Kathy Parsons

  • Two additional sessions with Kathy Parsons on Sun Salutations and Mindful Breathwork & Meditation

  • Guided outing with our Mountain Adventure Guide

  • Amenities at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

  • Free time daily

Retreat Rates

2021 Dates Coming Soon

  • Be one of the first five people to book to receive a complimentary upgrade to a Deluxe Lake View room (subject to availability)

    • Single and Double occupancy rates will be announced when dates are.

  • Rates based on a Deluxe room

  • Rates do not include taxes or service charges

  • Four night stay required

  • Currently only Canadians can book these retreats

  • All retreats require 50% deposit at time of booking, with full payment due at check-out. Cancellation within one month of program start date will result in full retreat charged. If the hotel has to cancel the retreat for any reason, the full deposit will be refunded or applied to a future retreat. If a guest is unable to travel due to Covid related illness or isolation, the deposit will be applied to a future retreat before December 31, 2021.

  • This retreat does not include or cover any transportation to or from the hotel.




  • "Restored and recentered — Kathy’s retreat in Lake Louise was an experience which exceeded my expectations on every level.   A skilled teacher and motivator, Kathy tunes into each participants’ ability and coaches them to find and challenge their individual edge;  along with Kathy’s mindfulness meditation workshop and practice, I came away feeling stronger physically and mentally prepared to incorporate mindfulness into the whirl of everyday madness.  Accompanied by the stunning backdrop of Lake Louise, exceptional accommodation and meals at Chateau Lake Louise, hiking the Rockies, and a great group dynamic - Kathy is authentic, dynamic and fun, and worked hard in creating a memorable journey for all.  My best yoga & meditation experience yet - I highly recommend Kathy’s retreats." - Judy McKinnon

  • "I went to Kathy’s retreat in Lake Louise with an open mind but also a little nervous never having been to a retreat before and not being an experienced yogi.  Right away, Kathy put me at ease.  Her warmth, dynamic personality and sense of humor all blended together to provide just the environment I was looking for. Her skill as a teacher really shines through.  She is able to teach to all levels so that each student in the room can get the most out of each class.  She recognizes her student’s strengths and gently pushes them to try new things and expand on the movements they have. Her pose breakdown workshop drilled down and allowed me to build on my practice. The daily schedule was great.  Lots of yoga but plenty of time for hiking and enjoying the area.  The group meals were really fun and I met some great people.  I left the feeling refreshed and fortunate that I got to know Kathy." - Michelle

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