WELCOME TO HERIZEN SAILING & SELF AWARENESS FOR WOMEN

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 THE BROUGHTON ARCHIPELAGO, DESOLATION SOUND, DISCOVERY ISLANDS & JOHNSTONE STRAIT

WOMEN ONLY WILDERNESS SAILING ADVENTURE  

JUNE 7 TO 14, 2017   

CHOOSE ONE OF THESE OPTIONS  

2017 is our bi annual Van Isle Sailing Circumnavigation.  You can choose leg 1 for the Brougtons or continue on for leg 2 and 3.

We are a recognized Sail Canada Sailing School

 

Imagine the wind blowing through your hair and you are confidently taking command of the helm of a beautiful, stable, seaworthy sailing sloop in a remote wilderness area of BC.  Sailing and crewing with like-minded adventurous women in pristine passages, sounds, bays, fjords and unique areas wedged against the Pacific Coastal mountains. 

You are a unique women seafaring explorer as there are not many people in this world that can actually experience these locations unless by boat.  See youself learning to sail easily and or notching up your own skills in passage planning, engine reviews, sail trimming, anchoring and finding just the right remote anchorage for a fireside picnic.  You may even want to challenge yourself and take Basic or Intermediate Sail Canada Certification.

Start the day with a guided Yoga Fusion class, a great way to limber up the body, sharpen the mind and expand your self- awareness and confidence.  Learn ideal foods for your body type and how to grow a garden on board the boat.  All of the food provision is organic and prana rich, leaving you nurtured and feeling healthy, light and happy. 

Are you ready to run the rapids north of Desolation Sound in the Discovery Islands?  Race with the dolphins, watch the mama sea otters feed their babies, sail with the eagles as they soar with you, experience orcas feeding in Johnstone Strait and there is a good chance you can witness grizzly bears feeding on the shores in Hardy Bay. Going back in time; visit hidden places and treasures left by first nations and explorers of the past - rock paintings and unique carvings that tell a story of days gone by.  Drop back into nature and find purpose in the oneness.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

*ARE YOU LOOKING FOR WOMEN ONLY SAILING LESSONS?

*TO KNOTCH UP YOUR EXISTING SAILING / BOATING SKILLS?

*YOU ARE RECENTLY RETIRED AND WHAT NOW?  A NEW ADVENTURE?

*YOU HAVE SAILED WHEN YOUNGER AND WANT TO KNOW IF THIS IS POSSIBLE NOW IN YOUR LIFE?

*YOU HAVE SAILED THE GULF ISLANDS, SALISH SEA, DESOLATION - YET HAVE NOT GONE FURTHER NORTH AND WANT TO EXPERIENCE MORE WILDERNESS AREAS - EXPAND THE COMFORT ZONE?

*ARE YOU TIRED OF BEING YELLED AT BY YOUR BOAT PARTNER AND WANT TO HAVE A MORE RELAXED, PATIENT BOATING EXPERIENCE?

*YOU HAVE BEEN BOATING / SAILING BUT EVERYONE ELSE DOES THE WORK - YOU WANT TO ACTIVELY AND CONFIDENTLY PARTICIPATE AS ABLE CREW.

*YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH YOU REALLY DO KNOW, BUILD CONFIDENCE AND BECOME A VERY CAPABLE FUN CREW MEMBER.

*YOU WANT TO GET SAILING CERTIFICATION EITHER BASIC OR INTERMEDIATE.

*YOU ARE GOING TO SAIL AROUND VANCOUVER ISLAND WITH YOUR PARTNER - AND NOW WANT TO KNOW IN ADVANCE WHAT IT IS LIKE TO GET TO THE TOP END OF VANCOUVER ISLAND - BE EXPOSED TO THE WILDERNESS SAILING EXPERIENCE.

*YOU LOVE THE SEA AND WANT TO ENJOY SOME OF THE BEAUTIFUL BC REMOTE WILDERNESS AREAS ONLY POSSIBLE BY BOAT - WHAT A BETTER WAY TO GET THERE THAN YOU SAILING THERE.

*Inspired and want to know more:   Go Here

Since 1989, over 1700 women from around the world have experienced HERIZEN Tm Sailing for Women trainings and unique self awareness programs.  We take pride in teaching the "why of sailing" and the difference between men and women on the water.   We are a recognized Sail Canada Sailing School offering Basic, Intermedaite and Advanced Certifications. Our skipper / instructors and coaches have been sailing the BC Coast for 35 years and experienced and knowledgable not only in sailing / boating but well versed on the local BC Coastal areas, adept at self awareness offerings and can help you realize your dreams and at the same time experience it in a unique fun and calm way.

Here is what our HERIZEN Tm GRADS say about the HERIZEN Tm Way 

* "I just want to shout out that the time sailing with Valma and her crew was one of the best times of my life! I found it to be transformational. I connected with my vision for my career and my life! I have been more relaxed, focused and productive since our sailing in Greece Adventure! I am on track to achieve my dreams!  Jerri Childers, Australia

* “When Valma posted her sailing trip to Thailand on her website a part of me jumped for joy inside and I wanted to sign up immediately - but I didn't, I hesitated and thought of reasons why I should wait.  But I kept talking about it and looking at the website until my husband said, in a loving supportive way... "DO IT, stop talking about it and DO IT".  I held my breath and stopped listening to the part of me that kept finding ways to keep me from my passion... I said YES :), but by then the trip was full :( It was a lesson for me about how I can deny myself in life and I resolved to say YES to what excites me in life.  As luck, or divine intervention, would have it, Valma put on an additional trip but I was ready and jumped at the opportunity.  The two weeks sailing IN THAILAND renewed me from the inside out.  I could not believe I was sailing IN THAILAND!!  On top of exploring a whole new part of the world, I built on my sailing skills, crammed more knowledge into my brain, experienced the gentle, happy people of Thailand, and basically...Had A Blast!  All I can say is ... say YES to your dreams today and you will be amazed at how life says Yes back :)

Thank you again Valma for the opportunity to experience the world from such a unique and valuable perspective. You so easily make "the world" your home and welcome others to join in your love, light, and adventures:) Take Care”  Janice Briggs, Canada

* "I took the BC Sailing trip as I had been away from a long career of sailing and wanted to see if I was stil enthusiastic.  I love an adventure and had heard of Valma's trips many years before.  I loved the idea of a week long adventure on a sail boat where I was part of the crew. I was also interested in honing my navigation skills and in the market to purchase a sail boat again.  I only had time in my busy schedule to do the one leg of the full Vancouver Island Circumnavigation, yet it could have been any leg and I do hope to experience the other two legs some day.  There are so many benefits having Valma as a sailing instructor / coach and mentor.  She challenged us when she knew it was time and I personally liked that as I was there for that.  Valma always kept our heads in some weather senario and the crew were all respected for their capabilities which she quickly assessed.  Valma does have a unique gift in empowering people and I found her teaching clear and easy to follow. However much I already knew in advance, Valma had a way of encourating me to learn more and share feelings and experiences along the way.  A wonderful transformational experience.  Plus, I gained the Intermediate Certification and reached all of my personal goals, which Valma is very good at helping each crew member get clear on before and during the trip." Joanna McKenzie, Canada

* "I have spent many hours with Valma Brenton from HERIZEN Tm Sailing for Women, receiving instruction for sailing skills both on my own boat and in the context of a sailing charter in Belize and two weeklong on the water programs.. She has taught, guided and mentored me through successful completion of Basic Level through to Intermediate cruising under the Sail Canada curriculum of training. I am very grateful for all she has taught me. I now feel confident to skipper my own 30-foot sailboat in very large part due to her support, knowledge and teaching talent."  Lisa Lipsett, Canada

A FEW MORE DETAILS

We will sail aboard a 40 foot Benetuea Sailing Sloop with three cabins and two heads. Starting in Nanaimo we will cross the Strait of Georgia making our way up the Sunshine Coast into the majestic Desolation Sound.  If you have already experienced this part of the journey...you can join us in Desolation Sound at Refuge Cove. From there we run the Yaculta Rapids, Gillard Passage and Dent Rapids passing the Discovery Islands and clearing two more rapids before entering Johnstone Strait.  Finally we enter into the Broughton Archipelago, a range of 200 plus islands. The first leg will complete at Port McNeil with some crew departing and others coming aboard for the West Coast Adventure Leg 2 of the Van Isle 360 Sailing Circumnavigation for Women. Leg 2 goes from Port McNeil to Tofino from June 14 to 24, 2017 and then onwards leg 3 from Tofino to Nanaimo June 24 to 30, 2017.

There are two women per cabin for a total of 6.  Everyone particpates in roles of taking the helm, navigation, crew and even some time to enjoy other activities along the way.  The boat is provisioned before we board and besides the on deck duties we will all take turns cooking, cleaning and enjoying organic, prana rich meals.  If you are not a cook - that is ok - helping in whatever capcaity is just fine.  Each morning we start with a Yoga Fusion class and you will learn the routine of how to check..check the boat in preparation for the days sailing experiience.  Each evening as a group we create our sail plan for the following day.  Everyone will learn the skills to be a confident and capable crew member. In addition, depending on certification you will also step into the skipper role.  Patience, peace and love is our motto

You will also receive a Complimentary copy of our "Eating for Life" Cookbook. 

SELF INVESTMENT VALUE

* Leg 1: June 7 to 14, 2017                   Nanaimo  to Port McNeil            7 nights / 7 days    Full

* Leg 2: June 14 to June 24, 2017        Port McNeil to Tofino                 10 nights / days      Full

* Leg 3: June 24 to June 30, 2017        Tofino to Nanaimo                       6 nights / days      Full

We are a Sail Canada recognized Sailing School

Certification is available during these legs:  both Basic or Intermediate.  Ask for details 

 

CAN YOU FEEL THE WIND FILLING YOUR SAILS - WANT TO KNOW MORE:  GO HERE

ABOUT THE SKIPPER / TRAINER/ COACH                TERMS & CONDITIONS         

SCHEDULE

 

Valma Brenton E-RYT 500, R.A.L.C., R.A.P

Sailing instructor / Coach

Overnight Kayak Guide

Astro Palmist, Prashna Astrology & Natrual Living Health Coach

 

"THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING YOU CAN WEAR IS CONFIDENCE!"

Blake Lively