About Wild Hearts
We are women of the wild. Women to whom the call of nature has always been a strong and summoning voice.
We are yogis, foodies, students and teachers. We love to share the knowledge we've picked up on the way.
We are thrilled to be collaborating to bring a group of wisdom seekers for a soulful getaway.
More about the team can be found below. We hope you will join us!
We met in Hawaii at a yoga festival 5 years ago. We met in the crowd, as Trevor Hall strummed his guitar. We bonded immediately and easily and a few weeks later when we returned back home, Jessie to Toronto, Ontario and Lorena to Vancouver, British Columbia, we kept in touch. Jessie was in the process of moving out West and got a call from Lorena. "Let's host a retreat together," was all she said. The idea evolved over time. Long phone conversations turned into tea dates and Wild Heart Yoga Retreats began to take shape.
Over the last 5 years, Jessie and Lorena have hosted retreats on Bowen Island and loved every second of it. They have started to brainstorm other magical locations for hosting retreats and will be sharing details soon! The Wild Hearts mission is to create a safe space for yogis to delve into their practice, self-care and nourishment. With nature walks and ID, breath work, intention setting and delicious homemade food, we help support the path of clearing the path to the heart and reawakening the spirit.
RYT, Pranayama Practitioner
Lorena is an RYT 300 who lives and breathes the practice. She lives in Vancouver currently sharing her gifts with the community there. Lorena has been teaching yoga for 10 years and is not slowing down.
She is also a musician and an adventure seeker. Join her on the mat and in the woods to glimpse at a true goddess in her element!
Jessie Arielle Smith
B.A. CNP, RYT
Jessie is a nature educator, yoga instructor and nutritionist, living currently in North Vancouver. She runs education programs for children, teaches yin and hatha yoga, and workshops to teach and empower people about how to eat well to increase energy, vitality and decrease stress and anxiety.
When she is not in the forest or teaching a class/workshop, you can find Jessie rock climbing or taking a dip in river!