Freedom & Confidence

Salish Sea & Gulf Islands Sailing Adventure

June 21 to 28, 2023 - 7 days / 7 nights

Join our HERIZEN all women sail training / adventure in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. With the back drop of the Pacific Coastal Mountains, discover the beauty of the Salish Sea & the Gulf Islands. 

Explore the beauty of the Salish Sea and the Gulf Islands..  The Gulf islands is made up of over 200 islands, with interesting rock formations, fascinating shorelines, warm waters and a sub-Mediterranean climate. Wonderful hidden protected and cozy anchorages with new discoveries along the way.  These coastal waters offer some of the best sailing for women in the world and are ideal for both beginners and experts alike. National Geographic Traveler named the Gulf Islands one of the world’s best coastal destinations.  Add on a Sail Canada Certification Basic or Intermediate package.  

Departing / returning from Granville Island Marina, Vancouver, BC, Canada.  You will live and sail with like minded women aboard a 41 foot sloop while enjoying shared accommodation and cruising comfort. Gain confidence, learn or notch up your skills, laugh and have fun while sharing responsibility as a member of the crew and take the helm of your life.  Why not Just say yes now and live large!

Let Beautuful British Columbia be the backdrop as you challenge yourself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. 


Date: June 21 to June 28, 2023

Full Trip: 7 days / 7 nights

Depart / return from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Self Investment: $2695 CDN

Deposit 50%: $1347.50 CDN
Balance: March 24, 2023.

All payments are non refundable

All of our Women Sail Training & Sailing Adventures are personalized and include a fusion of yoga, self awareness and confidence building techinques. Gain confidence, inspiration, hope, acceptance & Trust in Self.  Add on Sail Canada Certification.


Avis raising the main sail

Women sail training will include sailing and self awareness techniques and the necessities for cruising BC waters located on the west coast of Canada including tides and currents, navigating current passages under ideal conditions, anchoring, safety and basic or intermediate sail techniques. Destinations are usually in sight and a string of islands offer multiple locations ideal for shelter.

Start your day cultivating vitality for optimal wellbeing through Fusion Yoga -Qigong and a Natural Meditation Technique as your morning practice. Enjoy women sail training, Yoga fusion, Self Awareness and Confidence building techniques.

You will be part of a 6 women crew.  Through our unique transformational skill building and confidence techniques you will get ample opportunity to experience all aspects of what it takes to make this special women only sailing adventure happen.

In addition, we may encounter amazing wildlife; black bears, eagles, whales, seals, other marine birds as well as wonderful hikes, my secret hideaway anchorages, great food - we can also provision for vegan and dairy free, swim in the warm waters of the Gulf Islands and enjoy the community of women teamwork, laughter, good fun and friends for life.

All of our HERIZEN™ Women Sailing and self awareness voyages are designed by women for women. There will be a total of six women aboard a 41 foot sailing sloop. Our BC women sail adventure is an active experience. Gain confidence, sailing skills, physical rejuvenation, and a renewed sense of self. Everyone learns...if you want to get certification you can add that on too.

"Super skilled, adventurous sailing captain Valma is the real deal. The HERIZEN Vancouver Island West Coast sailing circumnavigation should be on every sailor girl bucket list. There was nobody else out there but us, seriously nobody for days. Where else can you touch the wild with such immediacy? If you like being on the water, enjoy the company of other wonderful women and want to ramp up your sailing skills, this trip is the trip for you.”   Lisa Lipsett, BC, Canada 



Meet Valma Shakti (Brenton) - of HERIZEN Life Adventures International Sailing, Yoga, & Self-Awareness teacher and lifestyle coach. Valma is also an Ayurvedic practitioner, astro-palmist, hora-astrologer, yogini, author, inspirational speaker and global adventurer.

"My purpose,” says Valma “is to be a mirror for other women like yourself, to share my knowledge and wisdom of life and empowering you to live your very best life. To inspire you to create miracles in your life and be open to the present moment...creating balance through awareness, self-confidence, intention and faith. I invite all to celebrate personal success and natural Well-Being through awareness, motion and nature. Join me on a journey of freedom and transform all aspects of your life through Yoga, Ayurveda, Qigong, Mantra, Meditation, Pranayama, Sustainable Green Living and let your spirit fly.”


"Man, the wild West Coast! Here is where respect for Mother Nature gets imprinted on your soul - in every way possible. Challenging and rugged, peaceful and awe inspiring, hard core and soft core- we experienced it all on this trip. There were all levels of sailors and we enriched our skills, our knowledge and our lives. If you’re looking for adventure, you will find it with Valma Brenton"

— Janice Briggs Nanaimo, BC Canada


  • 7 days / 7 nights shared accommodation aboard a 41 foot sailing sloop.
  • All sail training equipment
  • Bedding, sheets, towels
  • Boat sanitizer, all galley equipment
  • Food provisions
  • 7 Breakfast, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Soft drink (ginger ale), drinking water, tea, coffee
  • Moorage fees
  • National or Provincial Park fees
  • Special Gift Bag
  • Skipper Valma Brenton - 43 years sailing the West Coast of BC as well as International sailing experience.
  • Complimentary Numerology Prediction 2023


  • Fights - all travel to the departing/ finish port of Vancouver BC, Canada (Granville Island Marina)
  • Vehicle parking
  • All equipment on What to Bring List
  • Personal Items - wifi, cell phone, laundry
  • All meals / drinks on shore outside of what is included itineary
  • Required Pleasure Craft Operator Card
  • Add on Sail Canada, Basic, or Intermediate Certification
  • 2 face masks, personal hand sanitizer
  • Covid-19 testing if required
  • All banking fees, currency exchange fees


We always recommend that you purchase Trip Cancellation Insurance and appropriate out of country Medical Insurance.

Please secure your travel investment!

Travel Insurance Services (TSI) for Americans.  Canadians can check out RBC Travel Insurance and Manulife Travel Insurance. Nomad Travel Insurance is another option.

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