Interesting Websites

Golden, BC Tourism
Visit Golden and District Chamber of Commerce
Visit Tourism Golden

Ski and Mountain Bike Resort
Visit Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

Golden Adventure Activities
Canadian Rockies Tandem Paragliding — fly from Mt. Seven and enjoy a birds eye view of the Columbia Valley.
Glacier Raft Company — on the Kicking Horse River; a fun & safe company on the best whitewater river in BC.
Horse Back Riding in the Blaeberry — take a beautiful trail ride with Bear Corner Trail Rides in the Blaeberry Valley and along the Blaeberry River.
Dawn Mountain Nordic Ski Trails — come cross country skiing on some of the most beautiful cross country ski trails in the Rockies

Golden, BC Dining Websites
The Island Restaurant
Cedar House Cafe & Restaurant
Eleven 22

Kootenay Rockies Tourism
Kootenay Rockies Tourism
Kootenay Rockies Destination Tourism

Retreat Links
Retreats On Line; A Worldwide Directory

Rainbow Wheel of Life

Personal Development Links

Living Tai Chi — I am inviting you to join me on the journey to find stillness through the art of Tai Chi. First we learn the form. Every class we add one move into our sequence, learning basic principles, practising our patience by moving very slowly and working on many little details. Repeating at home what we memorized in class during the week is one the greatest gifts Tai Chi offers: the journey of self discovery. As we progress, the sequence gets longer but with regular practice everybody is able to perform it independently. That is the beauty of Tai Chi! Everyone can do it, there is no need for a special place or equipment, and any person can enjoy it on a sunny beach or on the top of the mountain as well as in little living room. May your steps be light but grounded May your mind be still May your spirit reach high.

Define Yoga — is both a question and a challenge. Can you define it? How would you define Yoga? Definitions shape our experience of the world. They structure and inform the way we process information, forge human relationships and communicate with others. At Define Yoga we navigate this curios myopia with interest, and without allegiance to one school or tradition of Yoga or another. We believe in a high standard of Yoga education without expectation or fear of failure, or organization. Define Yoga is an exploration of definition: the way we define our bodies; the patterns which make up our minds; the characteristics by which we define ourselves. Our students are encouraged to explore with us, in a curious navigation of each, without taking self definitions too seriously. Because it is fun and empowering. But also, necessary.

Balance Quest — Tracey has been going to Europe to study with Thich Nhat Hanh on a regular basis since 1999. Her passion is to take teachings from Thich Nhat Hanh and teach others how to calm their minds, find inner peace and happiness by living more in the present moment through her Mindfulness coaching, classes, workshops and retreats.  She hosts a Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Retreat twice a year at Quantum Leaps. We’ve been doing this together over the last 9 years! “Life can only be found in the present moment.”- Thich Nhat Hanh

Language of Yoga — When we practice yoga with writing, we allow this physical tension to release – and with it, the voice of the editor begins to dissolve, losing its hold on our lives. What a relief it is to breathe and live more freely. Combining yoga with writing allows us to access our innate creativity. It gives us a sense of our own limitless possibilities. Michele will be hosting her students here at Quantum Leaps in June 2017. The practices of yoga and writing provide so many benefits. Many students have found dramatic changes in their health, their relationships, and their sense of well being.

Stephanie StaniforthStephanie’s passion is Yin and Yang Yoga.  Based out of Calgary, AB she teaches Silent Yoga Retreats here at Quantum Leaps Lodge and Retreats.  As a teacher she strives to make you feel safe, supported, and confident while educating you on the deep principles of the Yogic tradition.
Carolyn Baker
PH.D is the author of five books including Sacred Demise: Walking The Spiritual Path of Industrial Civilization’s Collapse and works with Transition Colorado in Boulder on Transition Times, a global online newspaper of the worldwide Transition movement. She was a psychotherapist in private practice for 17 years and an adjunct professor of psychology and history for 11 years. She manages “Speaking Truth to Power” (at, which publishes a Daily Digest of alternative news and options focused on preparing for the “long emergency.”

Walk With Ronna — owned and operated by Ronna Schneberger, she is a pioneer in combining yoga philosophies, natural history, and hiking in the Canadian Rockies. With a degree in Recreation Management, she is the first guide to have both guiding and yoga certifications in the Mountain National Parks. It is her goal to help people develop a reverence for this wondrous place, and teach them how to enhance their personal connection with nature and themselves where ever they live.

Hollyhock — is an Educational Retreat Centre, is the start of a journey, often a journey of a lifetime. Not for profit, Hollyhock is an unparalleled centre of learning and connection that exists to inspire, nourish and support people who are making the world better. Located on Cortes Island it is an inspiring setting for learning.

Johnson’s Landing Retreat Centre — is pleased to offer you over thirty-two different workshops and programs to choose from. It is our intention to be an example for what is possible in this changing world. Located in the beautiful West Kootenay’s of British Columbia, it is an beautiful setting to be find inspiration.

Northstar Bushcraft Wilderness Survival School — was formed to offer a range of training opportunities to anyone who seeks to build their skills in and appreciation for the wilderness. Based out of Donald, B.C, we run most of our programs on private land bordering on Crown land, alongside the beautiful Columbia river. Whether you’re a forestry worker, hunter, backpacker, guide, or interested outdoors person; or perhaps you are a teacher or parent looking for ideas to engage children in wilderness activities, we have a course or workshop for you.

The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers — based on the prophecies of Indigenous tribes all over the world and the lessons of the 13 original Clan Mothers this group of powerful women represent a global alliance of prayer, education and healing for our Mother Earth, all Her inhabitants, all the children, and for the next seven generations to come. We are deeply concerned with the unprecedented destruction of our Mother Earth and the destruction of indigenous ways of life. We believe the teachings of our ancestors will light our way through an uncertain future. We look to further our vision through the realization of projects that protect our diverse cultures: lands, medicines, language and ceremonial ways of prayer and through projects that educate and nurture our children.

Humanity’s Team — Truth, Joy, Love! Do these words touch your heart? Would you like to live in a world in which those words also touch the hearts of people around the globe? A world that is truly at peace? A world in which people emphasize life itself as the prime value? In which humanity truly experiences unity and oneness? Humanity’s Team is committed to that vision too! “… a civil rights movement for the Soul”

Bohnaun Yoga, Massage, Infusion — A Yoga/Massage Studio in Calgary, AB offering yoga classes daily, Thai Yoga Massage, and Massage. 145 Point Dr. NW 403-464-2700

ISSUES Magazine — Published at the Johnson’s Landing Retreat Center, ISSUES is the largest and longest running Holistic magazine in the British Columbia interior. The mandate is to provide inspiration and networking opportunities for the advancement of consciousness.

Esalen Institute (Big Sur, California) — A centre for alternative education, a forum for transformational practices, a restorative retreat, and a world wide community of seekers. “The world doesn’t have to be the way it is, it can be much, much better!”

Body Soul & Spirit Expo — is a Holistic and Spiritual Lifestyle Expo that showcases products, services & resources for growth and fosters the individual quest for wholeness and self understanding. This website is dedicated to bringing you information and options on your personal path to a rewarding and fulfilling life, and it is their sincere wish that you find the contacts, resources, and information that will help you on this quest