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GATHERINGS

WOLF WILLOW, TURNER VALLEY

 Fall Equinox Gathering 

Program of Teachers & Offerings

Thank you to the community of teachers and volunteers who have made this weekend possible.

The Fall Equinox Gathering is sold out, and we are at maximum capacity. Please be advised, only registered participants will gain entry to the event. You must have an eventbrite confirmation to attend. This ensures a safe and enjoyable experience for the attendees.

If you are no longer able to attend, please email us at info@sheepcreekyoga.com so we can move someone up from the wait-list. 

The waitlist is now full.

Directions to Wolf Willow 

To help you find your way to Wolf Willow, we will be emailing a detailed map and directions a week prior to the event. Please check your email for this important information and ensure you have a copy printed or available on your phone. 

Please note, there is little to no cell coverage in the valley where the events will take place and there will be no wifi available around the main Gathering area.

Set Check In Times 

We encourage you to come on Friday and stay for the whole weekend, as we feel this helps build a sense of community. If you are arriving Friday: Check In Times are 2pm – 8pm at the Registration Tent. The first offering starts at 4:30pm. If you are arriving Saturday: Check In times are 6:30am to 8:30am at the Registration Tent. Opening Circle starts at 8:30am. From Calgary, please allow 1.5 hours to reach Wolf Willow to arrive in time for the first offering.

The Schedule

In keeping with Sheep Creek tradition, the detailed schedule of offerings will be released and posted at the Gathering. This encourages people to come for the entire weekend, and be open to exploring the depth of classes offered from our volunteer teachers.

Private Property 

The Sheep Creek community is blessed to have access to the beautiful property of Wolf Willow, owned by one of our members. We ask everyone to treat it with respect, adopting the mindset: “Leave no Trace.” 

Parking 

All cars are to park at the entrance of Wolf Willow only, as it helps us create a village type atmosphere in the grounds, and not look like a parking lot 🙂 After dropping off any supplies, please return your car to the entrance. 

RVs and campers will be directed where to park by one of Sheep Creek’s super amazing volunteers. 

Dogs and Pets 

For the safety of our furry friends, and all of our guests, dogs and pets are not allowed. Note, there is one resident dog (Ronnie), barn cats (Socks and friends) and a herd of horses on the property that live at Wolf Willow and will be there for the weekend. Please exercise mindfulness and safety if interacting with the resident animals.  

Facilities 

This is a camping retreat on a large piece of private property that is mostly undeveloped. There are no shower facilities or flush toilets or electricity hook ups for campers. There are porta-potties and hand wash stations.  

Weather 

Please check the weather for Turner Valley in advance and plan accordingly. We are hoping for beautiful weather, but please be prepared for cooler temperatures in the Foothills. We will have lots of places to stay warm and dry and all of the locations for our yoga classes are heated with wood stoves. To keep yourself as warm as possible we recommend bring lots of layers for your body and your tent/trailer.

Message to Parents

Dear Parents,

This year at Sheep Creek we are excited to offer family yoga with Teague Urquart. Please check the schedule posted in the Community Tent for details. Parent’s participation in these activities is encouraged and attendance is appreciated. Please stay near the activity in the event that your child needs you. PLEASE BE ADVISED: The Wolf Willow property is a large piece of land, much of it in its natural wild state, including the fast moving Sheep Creek River. We urge parents to not leave children unattended or unsupervised. We ask that you keep your children in sight throughout the weekend. 

Call for Musicians, Poets and Artists! 

Bring your instruments and art and let your talents shine in the Music Tent. This is a place for creatives to gather and collaborate through music and art! 

 

What to Bring

Yoga Gear

 

  • Mat
  • Bolster
  • Other Props (e.g. blocks, straps)

Dishes 

 

  • Bowl
  • Plate
  • Cutlery
  • Thermos
  • Water Bottle
Other

  • Layers – it can get chilly at night.
  • Headlamp or flashlight.
  • Tent, if you are not sleeping in a camper.
  • A warm sleeping bag and an extra blanket or two.
  • Instruments – Feel free to bring drums, guitars, harmoniums or whatever your favourite instrument is to play around the fire and the community tent!
  • A lawn chair or something to sit on if you prefer not to sit on the ground.
  • Towel.
  • Bathing suit or something to go in the river with if you wish.
  • Sunscreen & Bug Spray

What Not to Bring:
* Drugs & Alcohol: To ensure the safety of all, we ask that you please do not bring any drugs or alcohol to the event. Our goal is to connect with our true selves and each other as a community and this is best made possible by letting our mind be as it is.

* Pets: Also, because we are in the heart of nature with a diversity of wildlife in the area we ask that you please do not bring your pets to the Gathering to help ensure the safety and comfort of the whole community and your pets. Note, there is a resident dog, cats, and horses on the property that reside at Wolf Willow.

What to Expect

When you arrive at Wolf Willow, an SCYC Ambassador will be at the gates to greet you.  He or she will be able to direct you where to park your car or camper and point you to some great spots to set up your tent.

All activities are centered around the Barn and Community Tent which are close together and easy to find.  If you are new, one of our Ambassadors will provide you with a quick tour of the property to show you where everything is and how to get around.

The weekend is filled will all kinds of fun yoga offerings including asana classes, meditation, river ceremonies, different kinds of healing, and more!  At SCYC we are all about creating a relaxed environment where everyone is free to be themselves and explore their true nature. The SCYC community welcomes all individuals who come to our events and encourages everyone to fully embrace their authentic self for the entire weekend.

Note Regarding Photography:

There will be photos taken throughout the weekend and at all our events, and some of these images may be posted to Sheep Creek’s website/ social media platforms. We respect your right to privacy, if you do not wish to have you photograph taken or posted, please let us know by reaching out to a volunteer or sending an email to info@sheepcreekyoga.com