Health and Wellness

Pause. Take a breath. Savour that moment of stillness otherwise lost to the need we all have to get where we're going. Luckily, the Creston Valley and Kootenay Lake Route has accessible approaches to individual health and wellness. The Yasodhara Ashram Yoga Retreat Centre and Tara Shanti Retreat Centre, both in Kootenay Bay, open arms to those who seek deeper meaning. Half-day and overnight experiences, and year-round programs are available to guide you into stillness and peace. Spas and healing centres can also be found here on the shorter term, along with therapeutic soaps and botanical products. Or perhaps, what you need most, is to sit beneath a crooked tree and listen to the water lap against the rocky shore, or on a rocky lookout over the valley at sunset. Either way, you'll leave feeling better, now a part of the Route, the Route a part of you—connected.

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Relaxation

Relaxation

We're fortunate road trips in British Columbia take us through forests and along lakes, over the rivers and up mountains, but even the best kind of travel can be a little, well, exhausting. Pausing along the Route for a quick rejuvenation might be just what the weary wanderer needs, and Serene Spa in downtown Creston is the best place to find it. Pedicures, manicures, waxing, and relaxation massage is the best reason to get off the road for a few hours, and the Spa's full-services can get your feet, and your mind, back where they need to be.

Natural & Personal Products

Natural and Personal Products

Soaps, herbs, and education are a big part of the natural products produced along the Creston Valley and Kootenay Lake Route. Tilia Botanicals, operated by two fully-qualified medical herbalists in Creston who share their passion for herbs and learning, create organic and luxurious bath and facial products, blend spices, and develop safe household cleaning products to suit your individuality. Based on the age-old tradition of herbs and health, this apothecary is fully stocked and will even create custom blends specific to your needs.

In Yahk, the Yahk Soap & Candle Co. is another must-see on your way through the Route. Off the highway, the light-blue and yellow trimmed storefront grabs attention—there is green grass on the roof, and goats on the grass. Peppermint foot butter, shaving soap, and soaps with names like Mountain Lavender and Goats on the Roof are all available, and you get to hang with the goats to boot.

Holistic

Holistic

Grounding. Peacefulness. Sustainability. Connection. Yoga retreat centres along the Route will give you just this, and likely more. Yasodhara Ashram near Kootenay Bay offers programs as well as guided and personal retreats year-round, attracting visitors from all over the world. Half-day or overnight overviews are available, and the Ashram operates as a Canadian charity, looking to practice holistic living and building community connection.

Tara Shanti Retreat Centre B&B opens up to the Kokanee Glacier, and holds regular Hatha yoga classes, arts and retreats, and in the summer months stays open as a bed and breakfast, focusing on recreation and outdoors as a form of enlightenment.

The Kootenay Sound Healing Centre in Riondel is a great place for meditation, and gives therapeutic experiences to any who visit. Those seeking balance in their lives will certainly find it here, with astrology consultation, group gong meditations and Acutonics certification training is available. Make an appointment and find what you seek.

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Gold-N-Treasures

Gold-N-Treasures

Gold-N-Treasures is truly a treasure of a find in Creston, B.C. You will find an amazing selection of Crystals, Gems, Jewelry, Essential Oils, Diffusers, Himalayan

 Salt Lamps, Tuning Forks, Sage, and so much more! You will improve your well being by just coming in and browsing.

1221 Canyon Street
Creston BC V0B 1G2
Canada

Kootenay Sound Healing Centre

Kootenay Sound Healing Centre

Acutonics sound healing treatments, private or group gong meditations, medical astrology consultation and Acutonics certification training. Sessions are generally 60 to 90 minutes bringing one back to centre, to a place of calm, where the body begins to restore its natural rhythms, and balance. Theresa Lee Morris is a certified Acutonics Practitioner and instructor for the Acutonics Institute of Integrative medicine.

By appointment only, for treatments, consultations and classes.

691 Riondel Road
Riondel BC V0B 2B0
Canada

Serene Spa

Serene Spa

Serene Spa is a full service day Spa in the beautiful Creston Valley providing everything from relaxing pedicures to dramatic lash enhancements. Serene Spa is here to relax the mind, renew the body and revive the soul.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9AM-5PM
Friday 9AM-4:30PM
Saturday 10AM-4:30PM
Sunday & Monday Closed

1135 Canyon Street
Creston BC V0B 1G0
Canada

Tara Shanti Retreat Centre B&B

Tara Shanti Retreat Centre B&B - Where The Locals Go

Located on a large property with amazing vistas of Kootenay Lake and Kokanee Glacier, Tara Shanti Retreat Centre offers regular Hatha yoga classes and hosts yoga, arts, and personal retreats. The surrounding area offers recreational activities, which can be combined to create a personal retreat. Also a B&B in the summer months, with multi-day retreats in the spring and fall.

April-October 8AM-8PM daily
November-March by appointment

134 Riondel Road
Kootenay Bay BC V0B 1X0
Canada

Tilia Botanicals

Tilia Botanicals

Tilia Botanicals offers products made using the finest organic or ethically wild harvested herbs and ingredients and in small batches to ensure freshness. From a full service apothecary to luxurious bath and facial products, culinary mixes and spice blends to household cleaning products and pet care, they have products for all aspects of life. Check out their blending bar - unscented products you can customize using their organic essential oils.

Monday-Friday 9:30AM-5:30PM
Saturday 10AM-4PM

115 20 Avenue South
Creston BC V0B 1G5
Canada

Yahk Soap Company

Yahk Soap Company

A cute little soap shop famous for handmade soap, candles, bath products, skin care and their pet goats Walter, Toot and Buttin! Their gift shop is also stocked with handmade products from Kootenay Artisans.

Summer 9AM-5PM 7 days a week
Winter 10AM-5PM (Wednesday-Sunday)
Open some holiday Mondays

8707 Johnson Road
Yahk BC V0B 2P0
Canada

Yasodhara Ashram

Yasodhara Ashram

A yoga retreat centre near Kootenay Bay offering a wide range of programs and retreats year-round, helping people to lead fulfilling lives.Try the Taste of the Ashram program for a half-day or overnight overview. A Canadian charity and residential community, they aim to be a model for sustainable living. Their Temple of Light is a sacred space symbolizing peace and unity – open to all. Drop-in visitors are welcome.

Daily 8:30AM-5PM

Yasodhara Ashram
527 Walker's Landing Road
Kootenay Bay BC V0B 1X0
Canada