bliss retreats

A chance for you to get away and devote time and energy for yourself. 

Our retreats are all specifically chosen to bring you to a place which is calm, inviting and relaxing.

Taking time for yourself is important.

What you will experience on a retreat with Kathy Dodd and Johanna Steinfeld

  • Deluxe accomodations
  • Time to deeply relax
  • Healthy and nourishing food
  • Time for yourself or spent amid great company
  • Natural surroundings, fresh air and breathtaking views
  • An opportunity to explore yoga with supported and personalized instruction

Bring your parent, partner, sibling or friend,

or come alone and spend time with you

These retreats are suitable for the very beginner and the seasoned yogi

  • The Crossing at Ghost River

    Join us at this special and very secluded retreat just 20 minutes past Cochrane AB.

    We will enjoy some beautiful yoga practices in this incredible space (without the tables and chairs)  

    River room

    We will hear the river flowing and the nature sounds outside while we practice

    There will also be time to take get outside and enjoy where we are, go for a walk, or just sit by the river.


      My pal Kathy Dodd and I each teach some sessions, so one of us is always assisting.  Since there are two teachers, we are able to make sure everyone’s needs are being met. You get loving attention and personalized instructions Included in your weekend:

    •  locally sourced and thoughtfully prepared meals and snacks from friday dinner to sunday lunch
    • two nights deluxe accommodations at the very comfortable and secluded The Crossing at Ghost River
    • 6 yoga practices throughout the weekend to suit all levels and abilities
    • introduction to meditation time
    • intro to yoga philosophy – deepen your knowledge past the physical postures and learn some interesting ways to integrate yoga into your daily life.
    • time to explore the beautiful surroundings
    • good company of like minded individuals

    Early bird pricing until April 30 with $150 non refundable deposit.

    Single occupancy - $789

    Double occupancy - $649

    Final payment due May 31


  • Hostel rooms sold out.  Space available at the Kicking Horse Lodge.

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    Field BC is a sweet little place about 30 minutes past Lake Louise and just off the main highway.  There is not much to do in Field which makes it ideal for a yoga retreat. EARLY BIRD PRICING IN EFFECT UNTIL APRIL      After April 4, + $50 We have two types of accomodations to suit all price points. We will be offering single and double rooms at the very comfortable and cosy Kicking Horse Lodge Single rooms - $789.00 before April 4 2014 Double rooms - $669.00/pp before April 4 2014 We will also have use of the entire Fireweed Hostel.  Rooms here are very comfortable and cosy and perfect for two to share.  We can do three to a room for a reduced rate as well. Shared accommodations at the hostel - $575/pp  double occupancy We will have with us the lovely and very talented Chef Liz.  Her meals truly make the weekend that much better.  Liz is able to accomodate all dietary needs deliciously and cooks organic locally sourced food and only uses 'Happy Meat' Your weekend includes

      • chef prepared meals and snacks from friday dinner to sunday lunch
      • two nights deluxe accommodations at the cosy and comfortable Delta Hotel Kananaskis
      • Yoga practices to suit all levels and abilities
      • meditation time
      • intro to yoga philosophy – deepen your knowledge past the physical postures and learn some interesting ways to integrate yoga into your daily life.
      • time to explore the beautiful surroundings of Kicking Horse country and Emerald Lake
      • good company of like minded individuals

    Located 10 minutes away from the pristine Emerald Lake, Field offers hikes for all levels of walkers, a chance to connect deeply with nature and enjoy some beautiful and natural parts of the Rockies $150  (non refundable) deposit will hold your spot.  Payment may be made via PayPal, email transfer or via cheque made payable to Johanna Steinfeld and sent via snail mail to: 40 Hollyburn RD SW Calgary T2V 3H1

  • Its on! we are going to Akumal Mexico in January 2015!

    (south of Cancun on the Caribbean side of Mexico)

    akumal     Akumal (“Place of the Turtle” in Maya) is a wonderful eco-village located about 25 minutes south of Playa Del Carmen on the Riviera Maya. It was originally established 50 years ago as a haven for Scuba Divers. It is still a thriving diving community with great access to the Caribbean reef as well as the cenotes and cave systems in the jungle close by. Another popular Akumal activity is snorkeling—the area is one of the very best snorkeling spots on the coast with it’s calm waters and large population of resident sea turtles. Even if you are not a diver or snorkeler, Akumal proper offers 2 wonderful beaches. Our dates are January 24 -31 2015. We are renting a villa so we have the place to ourselves, and our own chef. We are right on the ocean, with fabulous snorkeling within walking distance.  Only ten spots are available.  

    Early bird price is $1989 / per person double occupancy and $2750 for single occupancy

    Included is 7 nights accommodations, all meals, all yoga practices, transfers.

    Does not include airfare or insurance. 

    $500 deposit will secure your spot.

    Early bird pricing in effect till May 30 2014 

      Don’t wait- this will fill quickly!   pool and deck outdoor dining

     email me for more information.


Why come on retreat? Here's what our last group had to say from our January 2014 retreat:

(the following words were received anonymously from a post retreat survey)

  • "Further confirmed my belief that women over the age of 40 must connect with other women."

  • "The entire weekend certainly lived up to my vision of what a yoga retreat should be"

  • "Since this was my first yoga retreat, I have nothing to compare it with. I knew there would be lots of yoga but I was pleased that the yoga was mixed with some meditation. I also liked having a long resting pose at the end of each practice. There was joy and warmth woven through our entire weekend, from the hotel staff to the local artisans and, certainly, from Kathy & Jo! What a lovely little getaway with my good friend!"

  • "It was an amazing experience and I loved it. I hope to come again in May."

  • "I feel warm and happy just thinking about it. It was a wonderful experience of friendship and mother/daughter connection."

  • "After all these years I still learned that my hand placement for down dog needed some tweaking still! also was able to ease into the assisted inversion with more grace & strength than in past. Yeah!"

  • "Spectacular weekend. a highlight of 2014. very, very grateful to have kathy & jo in my life."

  • "My mom and I attended the Bliss Retreat in Field, BC.  It was a wonderful, bonding experience in a beautiful setting.  We would recommend this type of weekend for adult mothers and daughters who practise yoga."  Melanie

  • "I have a feeling my experience may have been life-changing actually. By continuing to attend to my body and my breath I think I may have shifted some perceptions and emotional 'stuff' that may free me up to move forward with my life more fully. I guess time will tell."