Nova Scotia Retreat Details
June 3- 8, 2019

Above are photos of our Lodgings for the Retreat

Join Paul for an intimate and amazing retreat experience in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Paul Ferrini has been spending the summers in Nova Scotia for several years now and looks forward to sharing his favorite beaches and seaside trails with you. There will also be time to explore this magnificent harbor city with its unique boardwalk, shops, restaurants, breweries, public garden and parks.
Our lodgings include two upscale properties with panoramic views of the Bedford Basin and Halifax Waterfront. Both have large kitchens and living areas, with windows providing an abundance of natural lighting and oceanfront views. You can enjoy your morning coffee while watching the sun rise over the water, and take advantage of the view from the deck for those evening sunsets. Each property has multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, offering privacy as well as a luxury for retreat participants.  Local amenities are just around the corner - including fish market, supermarket, farmer’s market, restaurants, coffee shops, and a spa. 

Click here to take advantage of the early registration price of 750 Euros ($850 USD) for tuition if you pay by March 31, 2019. Lodging prices range start at 330 Euros ($375 USD) for double occupancy accommodations for 5 nights (see details below).

Meals: You will purchase your own groceries and prepare your meals in the completely equipped gourmet Kitchens at both properties.   Or you may decide to have lunch delivered by one of the outstanding restaurants nearby.

Travel: We suggest that you fly in to Stanfield International Airport in Halifax, Nova Scotia and book a hotel at the airport on June 2nd.   You can fly out any time after the closing circle on the morning of June 8th.  Those of you traveling back to Germany do not have to be at the airport till late in the evening so you can spend the afternoon exploring Halifax.

The retreat begins on June 3, 2019.  You can meet us at 9 AM at the property where the group sessions will be held.  We will provide driving directions and additional instructions later.

Lodging Options:  Your double occupancy lodging cost at the retreat is $375 USD (333 Euro) per person for a shared room for 5 nights. Click here to reserve a double occupancy space for $375 USD. 

Single rooms may be available for an extra cost. If you want a single, please click the same link above to pay for a lodging space and specify if you want to upgrade to a single room, If we can meet your request, we will ask you for permission to charge your card on file the upgrade amount. Here are the current prices for singles available. We expect these rooms to go quickly.

  • $475 USD for single (twin or double bed)  one of each available  (423 Euro)      

  • $525 USD for upgraded single:  2nd floor Queen with ocean view, 2nd floor Queen with private beck overlooking garden, or first floor Queen (no steps to climb) near bathroom.    We have one of each.

We guarantee that we have space for you, but we cannot guarantee specific room choices.  Please book as soon as possible so that you are likely to have the kind of room you want.

Please note that all payments made for tuition and lodging are nonrefundable, but you can transfer them to another person as long as you do so at least 30 days before the event takes place.

Meeting Space and Parking:  We will meet in the living room of the largest property.  Only two parking spaces are available here, so if we may need to car pool from the other property which has multiple parking places.  If possible, please plan to share a rental car with at least one other participant.

Schedule for the Retreat

Sunday June 2, 2019 

Frankfurt to Halifax nonstop, leaving at 5:25 PM and arriving at 7:55 PM on Condor (flight DE 2414). $309 USD.  Book your hotel at the airport for 1 night.

Monday June 3, 2019 

9:00 – 10:00 AM  Get settled in Lodging and figure out carpool details.
10:00 – 12:00   Opening Session with Paul
12:00 – 1:00 PM  Bring in Lunch from Nine Plus 9 Chinese Restaurant
1:00 – 2:00 PM Food shopping 
2:30 –  5:00  PM  Meet Paul at Cole Harbour Place.  Walk at Conrad Beach or Rainbow Haven Beach
6:00  Make Dinner at Your Lodging
7:30  Optional Affinity

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 AM Yoga
8:30 – 9:30 AM Breakfast
9:30 – 12:30 PM Opening Session with Paul
12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch
2:30 PM  Meet Paul at CHP and drive to Martinique Beach (45 minutes)
3:15  – 5:45 PM  Beachwalk
6:00  PM Dinner at Fish House near beach

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 AM Yoga
8:30 – 9:30  AM Breakfast
9:30 – 12:30 PM Session with Paul
12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch
2:30 PM  Meet Paul at Canada Games Center and drive to Crystal Crescent Beach
3:15  – 5:15 PM     Beachwalk and Hike on the Boulders  
6:00  PM Make Dinner at Home
7:30 PM  Optional Affinity

Thursday, June 6, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 AM Yoga
8:30 – 9:30  AM Breakfast
9:30 – 12:30 PM Session with Paul
1:00 – 2:00 PM Lunch at British Bulldog Pub in Cole Harbour
2:00 – 5 PM  long Hike or Bike ride on the Salt March Trails in Cole Harbour
6:00  PM Make Dinner at Home
7:30  PM Optional Affinity

 Friday, June 7, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 AM Yoga
8:30 – 9:30  AM Breakfast
9:30 – 12:30 PM Session with Paul
1:00 – 2:00 PM Lunch on the Boardwalk in Halifax
2:00 – 5 PM  Explore the Waterfront and/or the Public Garden
6:00  PM Make Dinner at Home
7:30  PM Optional Affinity

Saturday June 8, 2019

8:00 – 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 -10:00 AM Pack up and neaten up your lodging area
10:00 – 11:00 AM Closing Circle

If you don’t have to fly out early, take a walk at the harborfront trail at Point pleasant park or head out to Peggy’s Cove to see one of the most popular little seacoast towns.  If you are staying in town, explore the waterfront with access to many fine shops and restaurants, or sample the beer at the Propeller Brewery or the Garrison Brewery.  There are lots of options. 

If you are returning to Germany, fly nonstop from Halifax to Frankfurt  Leave at 10:05 PM, Arrive at 9:45  AM on June 9th  Condor DE 2415    This is a low cost fight. ($209 USD)