We are fortunate to be able to provide you with an incredible team of Therapists and Body Workers at our Retreat Center. Services such as Massage and bodywork are a powerful way to release stress and tension held in the body. Massage invites us to feel good in our bodies, and reminds us of the warm nourishment that comes from human touch. Cost per hour: $90.

For those of you looking for somatic forms of therapy that are focused upon your deeper psychological and emotional well-being, Mountain Waters offers you the opportunity for individual relational somatic therapy sessions with either Richard Klein or Yogita Bouchard, who are both registered therapeutic counselors. Our bodies hold the truth of all of our life experience and working with this truth as it expresses itself safely through the body can help to re-regulate the central nervous system and bring back a felt sense of calm and aliveness. The Personal Healing Retreats that Richard and Yogita facilitate at Mountain Waters, are a unique opportunity to work on deep-seated issues that interfere with your ability to receive the most from life. You can learn more about body-based therapeutic approaches at Somatherapies where Richard and Yogita maintain a private practice in Nelson.

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Sara has been practicing acupuncture and massage since 2001. She completed a diploma in TCM at Nelson’s Academy of Classical Oriental sciences in 2000. Since graduating, she has enjoyed a private practice and has also worked at a number of internationally known wellness retreats and backcountry ski destinations. Her intention is always to be of service and present with each client, to listen and assess with her experience and knowledge, and ultimately come together with a beneficial treatment plan. Sara offers various forms of massage services, these include deep tissue, swedish style, acupressure, acupuncture, reiki, tui na (TCM massage). Sara’s treatments are deeply relaxing, stress relieving and will provide you with relief from pain and discomfort. She looks forward to meeting you and is thankful for every opportunity to assist in your personal wellness path.


Michelle has been practicing massage, yoga & qigong since 2005. Her work has taken her to the mountains at heli-ski lodges and to remote fly-in lodges on the BC Coast. Her massage modalities and services include: Deep Tissue & Sports Massage, Acupressure and Relaxation Massage, Oriental Bodywork Therapy which includes Jin Shin Do and Medical Qigong. When not working she is most likely enjoying the outdoors with her son, Julien. She is accredited through CHHP, RYT, and MQP.

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Yogita fascilitates couples and women’s workshops at Mountain Waters . She is a registered therapeutic counselor who specializes in somatic forms of trauma resolution. She has completed a four-year course of studies in Hakomi Body Centered Psychotherapy with Hakomi founder Ron Kurtz and master teacher Jon Eisman, and has also completed a 2 year certification in Relational Somatic Therapy. Yogita has worked in the health and wellness and personal growth fields since 1995 and she brings depth, wisdom and compassion to all her client work.

Richard Klein


Richard brings presence, insight and safety to his work with clients. He has completed a four-year course of studies in Hakomi Body Centered Psychotherapy with Hakomi founder Ron Kurtz and master teacher Jon Eisman. He took the mindfulness based stress reduction training with Jon Kabat Zin in 2008. Richard has also worked as an aquatic therapist and life coach. He is the director and founder of Mountain Waters Retreats. He has worked with addictions and has completed a two-year certification in Relational Somatic Therapy, a body-based form of trauma resolution work. Richard is presently registered as a therapeutic counselor with the Association of Counseling Therapists of Canada