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The Yogi


Elena – The Yogi

On a mission to deeply relax and fully reflect.

Drawn to the mystery of the Arrow Lakes and Slocan Valley and the stillness here, Elena savours the inspirational side of a balanced life in the Arrow Slocan.


After moving to Arrow Slocan 5 years ago, Elena re-discovered a love of yoga and likes to split her classes between Bindu Community Studio in Winlaw and Koots Roots Yoga in Nakusp. She comes for the small classes and kind teachers, but the fresh air and mountain views also keep her energized.

Pampering, Mountain Yogi Style

When she feels like treating herself, Elena loves to book an overnight trip for her and her girlfriends at Halcyon Hot Springs for aromatherapy massages and organic facials, always followed by a healing soak in the mineral pools. Why? These waters are truly magical, used first for centuries by local First Nations. The water has even been bottled and shipped as a health tonic as far away as England!

Natural Hot Springs

Whenever friends are visiting, they pile into her truck to head out on one of Nakusp’s many local hikes. A favourite? – the Nakusp Hot Springs Trail. In the winter it makes a great snowshoe, in summer a hike. The wooden footbridge over the Kuskanax River is a beauty and any hike ends in a Nakusp Hot Springs soak.

The Snowy Side of Life

To work up an appetite, heading out for a cross country ski at Wensley Creek Trails always does the trick. Downhill adventure starts at the Summit Lake Ski Hill. When the nieces come out to visit, they always beg for a slide session at the ski hill’s Tube Park.

Local Stories

Explore like a local and visit as if Arrow Slocan is a second home. Relaxation is your goal? Outdoor adventure? Immerse in arts and culture or dig into Arrow Slocan’s deep rooted past. Whatever your choice may be, let this local intel guide your trip…