Bent Tree Wellness

Bent Tree Wellness provides holistic healing services to the community. We specialize in Floating,Nutritional Consulting, Massage, Energy healing and Yoga.

Bent Tree Wellness is now operating workshops and classes remotely. Please follow us for information regarding upcoming events and new happenings. Thank you to our loyals for all the support, love and encouragement as we embark on this new journey.

When will you become worthy of your own loving attention? Join us.

There will always be stories about why we don't have time for Yoga. And that is what they are, stories.

What might happen if you were able to show up for yourself, truly show up, in a way no one else ever could or ever will?

To consciously choose to sit and become the witness of our body, the breath and the movements of our mind is a choice to connect fully with our whole self. And connection is the root of all healing.

So what is holding you back from diving in deeper and holding space for yourself?

I welcome you to come practice with us, move your body, observe yourself and learn methods to integrate Yoga into your daily life.


New series starting Oct 30th - Weds - Slow Hatha Flow. 6:15pm-7:30pm. Move. Breathe. Witness. Pause. Relax.

Thurs - All levels Hatha with Meditation - 7:30pm-9pm. Dive deeper into the practice of inner awareness with movement, restorative poses, pranayama and meditation.

All are welcome. All will be supported. All will leave feeling nourished - by their own loving presence.

[10/16/19]   Join Jess Hartwell at Nanaimo Yoga Sanctuary!

Missing Jess' Yoga classes?? Starting this fall, join her for an 8 week series at Nanaimo Yoga Sanctuary on Thursdays from 730-9pm. This all levels class will start with gentle asana practice, intentional breathwork (pranayama) and will close with a guided meditation. You will leave feeling more calm, grounded and balanced. Only $80 for the whole series if you preregister. Feel free to send a pm for full deets or contact Nanaimo Yoga Sanctuary. Hope to see you there!

Life has this magical way of delivering you directly to your answers. What if we could harness this divinity by living fully in flow with the comings and goings of life - the what is... without resistance. Free of fear. Completely in alignment with our higher purpose.

What sort of amazing world would we create if we fully embody our full, authentic selves and share the wisdoms we receive? I can't wait to explore it with you.

Only 4 more days to buy tickets at the early bird pricing of $98. I never want finances to come in between you and something your heart is calling you towards - so feel free to reach out to me to discuss other options if funds are preventing you from attending.

Early Bird tickets can be purchased here:

Returning to the Heart: A Journey in Self-Healing

Closing our doors didn't fizzle the fire in our hearts and we are happy to announce that we will be running workshops and events once again out of various locations in Nanaimo and around the Island. Join us on August 13th at the Bethlehem Centre - this is a collaboration at it's finest! Uniting Yoga, meditation, touch and sound healing to explore the power of love and self-healing. or join us on the facebook event page! Through Yoga, meditation, touch and energy balancing, learn to reconnect with your ability to heal your whole self. Explore your own divinity in this one day workshop with breathwork, movement, touch and sound and learn to retain a heart centered approach for your daily life. Incorporating djembe, t...

Hello everyone! We apologize for not posting any updates sooner- we have finally felt the dust settle a little bit and wanted to connect again.

As we look to the future and the hope of rebuilding we wanted to reach out and ask you - where do you want to see us? The old city quarter, north nanaimo, central? Give us your thoughts on where our services would be most convenient for you!

Parov Stelar - Clap Your Hands (60 fps version) {TSC - Forsythe}

Just because there's nothing else quite like a little electro-jive swing to put some extra motivation behind this gloriously sunny weekendy day!

Song: Clap Your Hands Artist: Parov Stelar Thats not tape on my shoe. I glued part of another shoe to these shoes to cover up holes. Holes happen... don't ask.

Take 5 minutes to do something today that is good for your soul!

. . .sip a breath of ocean air as if it were from a $100 bottle of wine. . .

. . .pat yourself on the back for surviving another day of humanhood . . .

. . .smile at a stranger on the street and share some joy created out of nothing....

or if you have any other great recommendations please feel free to share them in the comments below!

Thinking about the weekend yet?
Hard to stay focused at work?

Perhaps you are suffering from BMS - Busy Mind Syndrome!

One of the most pervasive chronic ailments of our effects us all at one time or another.

Sensory Deprivation has been scientifically proven to promote relaxing gamma brain waves and dramatically reduce anxiety, insomnia, and other forms of serious over-thinking :)

A L S O - Tomorrow is also our very special $50 Float Friday....helping you save money and ease your troubled mind at the same time!

Who is the master of your mind? Come and practice stillness with us . . . you will not regret it.

Another good way to shed the old (lactic acid, fear, anger) and welcome the NEW (energy, oxygen, and PEACE).

Come on out fellas. We're going to get all those kinks worked out.

Happy hump Day Y'all!

If you have a heavy burden that's been weighing you down, you really need to come and experience the True Weightlessness experienced within the sanctuary of our Flotation Pod!

(also a miraculous cure for other unrelated causes of back pain)

p.s. please leave your elephant and cell phone at home for maximal enjoyment :)

Looking for the most comfortable place in Nanaimo to get some deep thinking done?

Come and try our Sensory Deprivation Pod - it's blissfully quiet with no distractions! Many forms of physical pain even disappear leaving you free and clear to mellow out and reflect, meditate, sleep or

Awesome Videos

The best new kind of hug!

My mind is blown.

The fire that occurred downtown has affected many people, businesses and residents. As fellow small business owners, we know the dedication, commitment and energy it takes to start, run and grow a small business. We wish we could help everyone - so as a small gesture of thanks and support we have donated a Float Session to an auction group that is fundraising to help out My Favourite Fabric Store. I am a customer of this store, and know the lengths Tanya has gone to turn her dream into a reality. Feel free to check out the group (linked below) and bid on a Float Session (or anything else that tickles your fancy!). It is so important to support local businesses!

10 Techniques For Letting Go Of Stress And Quieting The Mind

Let go of March and get ready to transition into April :)!!
The team at Bent Tree Wellness wishes you a very low stress month ahead Great tips!

Ballet del Occidente

It's Almost F R I D A Y . . .Do a Happy Froggy Dance!

And don't forget to book your Friday Float Session for tomorrow, since you'll be Saving FIFTEEN BUCKS! You'll feel weightless enough to prance on a lily-pad like this agile amphibian =)

Royal Ballet - Tales of Beatrix Potter, Mr. Jeremy Fisher. Coreografía de Frederick Ashton.

6 : 3 0 P M @ 1 2 3 N I C O L S T

$ 1 3 D R O P I N | $ 3 0 3-P A S S

Hey what are you doing tomorrow night?
Come and join the rest of us Bro's at Bent Tree from 6:30-7:45
Broga every Wednesday Night Y'all...come on down!

Register yourself ahead of time HERE:

Float tank therapy seeing a resurgence

'St. Paul native Dr. John C. Lilly began researching the benefits of float tank therapy in the 1950s. Floating caught on for commercial use during the late 1970s and early 1980s, but it dropped in popularity during the AIDS scare in the 1980s. People were afraid they could catch diseases in the tanks, even though float tanks are sterile environments.

The Wellness Center’s assistant director of operations, Tim Worsham, said Lilly and other researchers originally thought if external stimulation was eliminated, people would go into panic mode and shut down. Instead, they found that the opposite was true – that sensory deprivation caused boosts in creativity and relaxation.'' MINNEAPOLIS – Travis Bonovsky's hands shook from stress four years ago. He drank too much, he admitted, not knowing how else to cope with his taxing advertising job. Bonovsky knew ...

Parov Stelar - Booty Swing (TSC - Forsythe)

-| -| -| Wellness Challenge for the Day |- |- |-

Just Dance. By yourself, alone in a room if you must...there need not even be any mirrors! The only ingredients for this recipe to happiness are:

1. A groovin' song that you can jam to
2. A body with articulating joints (keep in mind finger and eyebrow dancing are also options for those with limited mobility)
3. Shoes are optional, but if you have a fedora available - do wear that.

That's it. By keeping your body moving for periods of 10-20 minutes you get a really great aerobic workout to oxygenate your cells!

If making up some silly moves or tripping over your own feet doesn't get you smiling, the dopamine rush you receive afterward very likely will.

Watch the video HERE if you need a little inspiration. Have fun!

aspect ratio corrected (it seems so far) Song: Booty Swing Artist: Parov Stelar Dancer: Forsythe Quite suitable music.... and if it suits you, some outtakes ...

Kind of wrong . . .but also kind of funny at the same time.

Happy Easter everyone from Monsanto.

Even in periods of absolute stillness, we are still moving at a dizzying speed through the cosmos!

Floatworks London........ Floatation tank animation

Here's a great little animation done by a Float Center in London that pretty much sums up the awesomeness of floating in 0:52 seconds.

A neat and cute animation perfectly illustrating the floatation experience. Brought to you by the Floatworks the worlds largest floatation centre and manufac...

Dr. Joseph Mercola

Have you heard of leaky gut? The good news is that it's repairable with a therapeutically designed customized diet!

Have you heard of leaky gut?

(Article by: Eat Local Grown)

Change the way you see things. . .

Come and see how JUST ONE HOUR of Sensory Deprivation can reset your perspective and give you a new sense of appreciation.

#benttreewellness #whywefloat

Righteous Child - Good Morning world

Good Morning World! I'm ready for today!!
Some nice inspiring relaxed vibes to start your day off fresh . . .

One or Two 90-Minute Float Sessions at Float Yaletown (38% Off)

Even though our recent Run on Groupon has just expired, you can still get this same great price of $50 ANY FRIDAY at Bent Tree Wellness!

Click here to book before this week fills up!

This week only Broga will run on Thursday Night!
Next week we will resume the regular Broga time on Wednesday nights. Sorry for any inconvenience, but this gives you and extra day to grab a friend and come on out TOMORROW to join us for some awesome, mindful, healing body-bending!


Drop-in: $13 + gst
3-pack: $30 + gst

This Amazing Computer Chip Is Made of Live Brain Cells - Singularity HUB

Isn't your brain fantastic!? Billions of electrical impulses that drive our every move and help us convert thought into reality!

As it usually does, technology relies on nature for the inspiration of new designs, such as this 64-NEURON silicon chip, made with LIVING BRAIN CELLS.

Read on to learn about the researcher's first application - a drone that can sniff out explosives using Bee neural stem-cells! A few years ago, researchers from Germany and Japan were able to simulate one percent of human brain activity for a single second. It took the processing power of one... read more

Have you ever experienced swooshing coloured lights dancing before your eyes in our completely dark Float Pod? I have! I had no idea there was a term for this, but alas there is!

The "Prisoner's cinema" is a phenomenon reported by prisoners confined to dark cells and by others kept in darkness, voluntarily or not, for long periods of time. It has also been reported by truck drivers, pilots, and practitioners of intense meditation(as well as those who have used float tanks). Astronauts and other individuals who have been exposed to certain types of radiation have reported witnessing similar phenomena. The "cinema" consists of a "light show" of various colors that appear out of the darkness. The light has a form, but those that have seen it find it difficult to describe. Sometimes, the cinema lights resolve into human or other figures. - 'Escape Your Body Float Center'


Still time to Float today @ 11:45 & 1:30
Book HERE:
or Call us HERE: 250.240.4343

"The water and air temperature are set inside the tank to be near body temperature (~95°F / 35 °C) so that you lose "sense" of all your senses, except for your conscious thoughts.

As Joe Rogan puts it, '’s just pure thought. It’s like the mind completely untethered from the body.' "


7 Tips for Reducing AGEs in Your Food

We're all getting older day by day, but what if there was a way to ACTUALLY reduce your AGE?

ahem....that is your "Advanced Glycation End products". GOTCHA!
Also know as AGE's, these compounds are present in the body as a byproduct of normal metabolism.

However, these are ALSO the byproduct of very high temperature grilling and roasting, believed to promote oxidation and inflammation - which in turn promotes chronic disease!

Read on for some simple, cost-effective ways to cause less harm to the beautiful food we bring into our bodies. You might actually start to FEEL YOUNGER :) The best strategies for limiting dietary AGEs are simple, cost-effective and consistent with dietary recommendations for good health.

"The Twits", by Roald Dahl

Think lovely thoughts, and you will always look lovely

It's $50 Float Friday!
And only the 1:30pm float remains ~ kick start your weekend with something NEW

SuzelleDIY - How to Hack your Backpack

Alright parents - who's kids are already getting hard to entertain during spring break!?

This hilarious little DIY video teaches us some ways to make our backpack's extra cool before heading back to school!

Ideas include:
umbrella holder
homemade pencil case
cookie/biscuit dispenser for making friends & much more!

A Bitesized DIY Webseries. Because anybody can. Follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and don't forget to subscribe above!

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year we bring you . . .
. . . "Leprechaun Float three ways"...Enjoy :)

If you happen to be coming out of a spiritual or emotional 'winter' . . .just remember that summer is yet again nearly upon us. With the ups & downs of every season of life we are sure to grow closer to love and further from fear. We're all in this together

Alright gents - it's time for another night of Broga at Bent Tree!

Don't have a 'yoga body'? Don't worry because there's no such thing! We all have different levels of flexibility and our instructor Andrew is going to meet each and every one of you exactly where you're at.

Taking the time to practice makes you a yogi - not your body! As my teacher once said yoga is 1% physical...the other 99% is getting to know your true nature - which is peace, joy, and absolute freedom!

You can even pre-register online here:

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