BCB MayJune 2022_LR

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soup drizzled with homemade pesto—plus homemade biscuits or, for those in need of it, gluten- free pumpkin-seed crackers, and an always-present garden salad topped with tahini lemon dressing. And that stunning, architecturally significant temple from the Patkaus? It's as breathtaking as you'd hope it would be. The structure is both spiritually significant to the local community— it's designed with eight doors, signifying the eight major religions of the world, along with an aperture at its peak—and a truly stunning piece of architecture. Eight petals curve together to form one dome, and each petal is made of eight panels. That aperture at the top is dotted with hanging lights; you'll feel the same hush coming into this space that you'd experience in centuries- old churches around the world. Yasodhara is designed to help folks process whatever is going on within them at that moment—to help visitors work on those big-picture questions. As the organization's president, Swami Lalitananda, told me back then, "We have tools to give people so they can find meaning—to take the time to pause and ask: Where am I? What do I want to do in my life?" I can't imagine a more perfect spot to process the last couple of years—and to plan for the great ones to come. vibe that's almost instantly calming. The pandemic was challenging for a retreat that's designed to be an open-door teaching space, and so they pivoted to online courses for much of it, with some residential stays being permitted after a decently long quarantine. Now they're back to offering in-person courses and restorative retreats that range from five days to three weeks, with a two-day quarantine (and a two-negative-rapid-test requirement) at the onset. Throughout the course of a given retreat, yoga is just a small part of what you'll do. Depending on the program, you'll be asked questions to reflect on, sometimes through writing, sometimes by drawing pictures. What is a single word that expresses relaxation? What do you need to let go of? Even yoga sessions are done with a notebook close by, for reflection on what comes up during certain poses. There's karma yoga— the act of selfless service—that might involve pulling weeds in the kale patch or digging out invasive scotch broom in the orchard. Nourishment comes in a literal form, too: all meals are held silently and in reflection, and the ingredients are often grown right on the property. The summer I was there, one spread included bruschetta topped with garden tomatoes, garlic scapes and dill; rice-wrapped salad rolls with peanut sauce; rich yam and coconut KOOTENAY ROCKIES We've now unquestionably entered into the era of golf-as-legitimate-physical-sport, so it's time to drop the 100-percent cotton gear of the Nicklaus era and let technology work its wonders. The nice thing about these Lululemon Commission Slim Fit ($138) is that they're not golf pants, they're just slim-fitting advanced fabric wonders that happen to work for golfing (or for hiking... or, really, for a street brawl if it came to that). lululemon.com Tktktktk One of the trestle bridges overlooking Myra Canyon on the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, Chute Lake Lodge THE 'IT' GEAR The Bright Future of Revy It was just before the 2007 meltdown and I, a young cub reporter, was dispatched to Revelstoke to meet with the legendary British golfer Sir Nick Faldo, who had been retained to design a world- class golf course near the base of the newly revamped ski hill, thus cementing Revy's ascendency as a year-round playground for the well-heeled. We all know what happened next: once the stock market tanked, the first thing to go was pricey destination golf courses... and while the ski hill is amazing, I think it's fair to say it still remains a hidden- secret sorta place, not soon to be a stop on the global jet set circuit. (Which, I should add, suits most residents just fine, thank you very much.) But the announcement last year that the team behind the Cabot course that had turned New Brunswick into a serious global destination didn't just revive that long-ago dream— it doubled down on it. Rod Whitman, the West's greatest golf course designer, has created a new layout right near the old Faldo one at the base of Mount MacKenzie—right near the gondola—and there's a housing development planned as well. The only downside? It's not set to open until 2024. But, until then, there's the surprisingly excellent Revelstoke Golf Club course, a track with a 124-year-old legacy and a fantastic layout—and that can still be enjoyed with the calm idyll that Revelstoke specializes in.—N.M. 64 BCBUSINESS MAY/JUNE 2022

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