March 26 | 1-6 pm 

Location: Nectar Yoga Retreat, Nex̱wlélex̱m, Bowen Island, BC

Early Bird: $190 

Book between February 3 – March 3

Regular: $210 

Book after March 3

We recognize that participation in high-value events requires financial resources that are not equally available to all people in our communities. Therefore, we are pleased to offer two work-study spots for this offering. Priority will be given to people who identify as members of marginalized groups; BIPOC and/or 2S LGBTQIA+.

Art. Dance. Write.

When creativity is centered, magic happens.
Using the mediums of dance, art-making, and writing, we will tap into liberated expression. This is a SPACE for you: a space to be, to feel, to explore, to express, to discover your curiosity and cravings in a playful yet deep way.

*We are all dancers, artists, and writers. We are interested in the liberation of your creativity, not a restrictive measure of good or bad. Let’s celebrate expression.

This is for you if:

  • You miss child-like play and curiosity.
  • You feel ready to move from stagnation to freedom.
  • You desire inspiration and connections of deeper substance.
  • You crave spaces that are real and raw and free from the superficial.
  • You want to practice creative embodiment in a supportive community.

Who We Are

Taraneh Erfan (she/her)

Taraneh is an Iranian-Canadian author, educator, registered counsellor and expressive arts therapist whose purpose is to offer the safety of a conscious space for those who are longing for peace and clarity.

Taraneh lives on the stolen territories of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) nation. She is mom to 2 magic humans, a poet at heart, and most at home when dipping her toes in rivers, surrounded by trees in the forest. You can find out more about her at 

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Yvette Lalonde (they/them)

Yvette is a tender genderqueer human of Irish, German, and Métis ancestry that lives on the stolen territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) nation, near the village sites of Schètx̱w (Schenks) and Chekwelhp, colonially known as Gibsons, BC, Canada.

Yvette’s a somatic/movement psychotherapist and mentor with a deep love of and appreciation for how music, dance, imagination, and relational care can support our personal and collective well-being. Movement is how they make sense of the world and they love fostering movement liberation in others.

Where It’s At

720 Gardner Ln
Bowen Island, BC
V0N 1G2


There are currently no COVID restrictions for organized events; if BC regulations change, we will adapt and notify you. However, if you display symptoms, we request that you consider not participating as a way to care for the community. 


If you need to cancel after registering for this event, you can transfer your registration to someone else or receive a partial refund of 50% up to two weeks in advance of this offering (March 12, 2023). There will be no refunds within two weeks of the event date.


You will be required to complete a release of liability form/waiver to participate in this retreat. You will receive this form in your welcome package. PLEASE NOTE: your registration is complete once you have completed the liability/waiver form. Keep an eye out in your inbox for an email from us to sign your paperwork and be all set.


If I'm not driving, how do I get there?

We recommend carpooling to save costs and environmental impact. With registration, you’ll be added to the Expressive Explorations circle community page to help you coordinate transport.

Please check our Nectars ‘How to Get Here’ page for full details.

If you require assistance of any kind, please contact us directly, and we will help you arrange it.

Is food provided?

We will not be providing food. Nectar has the beautiful Onyx Lounge available for your use. Tea and coffee are provided, as well as a mini-fridge, microwave, dishware, and cutlery.

Please bring a refillable water bottle.

What should I wear?

Something comfortable that allows you to move dynamically. Something expressive. Layers are ideal, but honestly, wear whatever you want.

We plan to spend a portion of our time outside; please bring weather-appropriate clothing to protect you from the elements.