Vargas Experience

July 3-7, 2024

3 or 5-day full immersion experience

Whether you seek adventure or simply a moment of stillness amidst nature’s embrace, choose between 3 or 5-days. 

The Cedar Coast Centre is an oasis where you can rediscover the profound beauty and healing power of the natural world. 


A unique chance to immerge in the beauty of Vargas Island

This remote nature settings venue is a unique and transformative experience, one that takes you far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerses you in the raw, untamed beauty of the natural world. 

You will find balance and inner peace through nourishment in Nature.

3 or 5 days full immersive experience

Create, move, breathe, walk, dream and relax in a unique nature-based setting.

We specifically plan activities to help you relieve stress and accumulated fatigue, illuminate YOUR JOY , YOUR RADIANCE and find again HARMONY and INSPIRATION..


Discovery of the island

Vargas Island is one of those magical places you'll never forget ! During your stay, you will have the unique opportunity to discover the fauna and flora of the Island. Exploring by foot or by kayak, you may have the chance to see wolf footprints, gray whales, otters and for sure landscapes of unspoiled beauty. 

Connect with yourself through Art & Yoga

All the elements come together on this magical island: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether, an idyllic place to immerse yourself in the sacred teachings of ART & YOGA and connect with your true nature. Different sessions will be planned to join during your stay to help you explore and harmonize your self expression & connexion

Relax &

Relax and enjoy our cedar wood-fired hot tub on the shoreline deck after a beautiful day exploring the island, restore your nervous system in the sauna and take a cold plunge directly into the pacific ocean.

Or just cozy up with a cup of tea while watching the wild life around you.

For who ?

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This experience is for anyone who is looking for a break and need to disconect from the chaos of our modern life. 

Come alone, in family or with friends : we will accomodate you in our different shared or private tent.

We’re committed to making this experience safe and inclusive.


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The accomodation

Unplug from technology and reconnect with what truly matters.                  

Our accommodations provide a cozy and confortable stay far from the distractions of the modern world. All accommodations at Cedar Coast are in canvas oceanview wall tents with wood stoves and comfortable beds. All the confort is available while surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature.          

You will choose between a shared or private tent. Tents are equipped with power, ensuite bathrooms, and wood stoves. 

The food

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Body & spirit will be nourished with delicious vegetarian, mostly organic meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Our talented chefs craft each dish with care, ensuring that every bite is a delight for the senses. 

At the Cedar Coast centre, we have a small, but productive garden surrounding the lodge and we take pride (or pride ourselves) on being able to feed our guests as much of it as possible. Lastly, we do our best to minimize food waste through meal planning and composting. We believe these simple acts of conservation contribute to the overall wellness of our planet.


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The schedule :


  • 3pm – Welcome & Check-in
  • 5pm – Yin & Yang Yoga Special class to Rebalance after the travel and touch base (EARTH ELEMENT)
  • 7.30pm  – Dinner 

DAY 2 & 3 THURS 4  / FRIDAY  5

  • 7am – 8.30am : Morning elixirs & tea, coffee, infusions, juice, fruit available
  • 9:30am – 12:00pm : Art Session with Susanne (WATER & FIRE ELEMENTS)
  • 12pm  : Brunch – free time 
  • 2 p.m. – 4.0 p.m : Discovery of the island & surrounding

* Ahous bay beach drop-in & walk on thursday 

* Big Tree Trail – Meares Island on friday  (guided tour)

  • 7.30 p.m.: dinner


  • 7am – 8.30am : Light breakfast
  • 9h30 – 11h00 : Breathwork & Kundalini yoga (AIR ELEMENT)
  • 12 pm: Brunch
  • 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Cedar Coast stores tour kayaking  (approx 2 hours tour)
  • Hot Tub & sauna Time 
  • 7pm : Dinner

DAY 5 – SUNDAY 7  :

  • 7am – 8.30am : Light breakfast
  • 9h30 – 11h30: Final circle :  Vision board & Meditation  (ETHER ELEMENT)
  • 11 a.m.: Brunch
  • 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: FREE afternoon for integration & recharge
  • Departure
This schedule is given for information only and may need to be adapted depending on local needs (e.g. weather, group excursion, etc.

Your guides

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Susanne Lawson - Art

Adele - Yoga

Dan - Host

Susanne is a multi-talented artist – she studied at McGill University in Montreal majoring in languages and fine arts, then attended a French university for graphic design. She worked at Expo 67 and “Man and His World” in public relations and as a graphic designer, before moving permanently to the West Coast where she owned and operated several galleries.

She has participated in art shows in B.C. and in New York and has several large pieces at the convention centre in Winnipeg as well as in many private and public collections worldwide. 

Susanne has a deep connection to the Earth and feels that what we do to the Earth, we do to ourselves. Her late partner and children have First Nations status and she lives guided by many of the traditional teachings.

Adele grew up in contact with the Elements and Nature : when she discovered yoga in 2005, she finally found a discipline that connects the Body – Mind & Soul as much as the outdoor activities she had been practicing since her childhood in France.

Having worked for nearly 10 years in communication & marketing, her very demanding work has pushed her to go several times to the limit of burn-out; yoga and alternative medicine became at that time a real support to keep her life balance.

She tried almost all styles of yoga and studied intensively with recognized masters first in ashtanga and yin yoga and than in Kundalini Yoga, practice that became her passion for its transformative power and has been teaching this powerful technology since 2016.

She is now based in Tofino and has joined the Cedar Coast Centre’s team to develop and guides holistic retreats around what she find that connect us back to our body and spirit : yoga and outdoor activities.

Dan honed his marine instincts fishing and diving up and down the west coast, Vancouver Island and our northern gulf Islands from a very young age. 


Leveraging many previous careers including Marine Film Logistics and Adventure Tourism, Dan is our “jack of all trades”. He brings a passion for the wild nature around and an enthusiasm for our corner of the world that keeps everyone having a good time. 

Book your spot !


• 5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS from wednesday 3- sunday 7

From $1550 in shared room (early bird price)

• 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS from friday 5 – sunday 7

From $950 in shared room (early bird price)

The price includes

  • accommodation in a shared room (2 or 4 nights)
  • all-board vegetarian & nourishing meals served buffet style, starting with dinner on wednesday, and ending with brunch on Sunday.
  • 5 ART / YOGA guiding session during your stay 
  • Ahous bay guided hike on thursday 
  • Big Tree Trail guided hike- Meares Island on friday  
  • Cedar Coast stores kayak tour on saturday
  • Into the Wild – Hot tub & sauna experience 
  • boat transfer go and return

The price does not include :

  • your transportation to Tofino
  • accommodation in a single room (subject to availability – please inquire us)
  • any additional activities : massages / whales trip tour … (on request)


Your registration is confirmed after receipt of a deposit of 50% of the stay – the retreat is confirmed with a minimum of participants

1.Payment in full is due no later than July 1st, 2024.

3. Any fees paid on or after that date will include a $150 late fee.

Cancellation Policy:

Your deposit of 50% of the cost of your stay is only-refundable if the Retreat is not confirmed (with minimum of 8 participants) – the deposit is non-transférable to another stay at Cedar Coast Art & Education Centre.

Please, do not make any travel arrangements before receiving confirmation of registration.

Interested to join ? Please contact us with this form - we will get back to you as soon as possible