Couples Yoga Retreat
In addition to being fun, couple’s yoga is quite intimate. You have to work together and with the right attitude, this practice strengthens the bond between you.
Explore 4 Yoga classes together, enhancing the experience by assisting one another and stretching your levels of trust and communication - with benefits far beyond the physical.
Type of Event
Couples really stay in the moment and work together toward common goals which is mutually beneficial for both participants physically, emotionally, energetically and spiritually. Beginners welcome!
Releases tension and reduces stress
Increases energy flow between the couple
Laughing together increases joy
Breathing together, co-operative movements and deep relaxation with your partner causes a phenomenon called entrainment. Entrainment happens when people unite in a similar rhythm. When you merge and sync your practice with your partner, your breath, movement, and body positions find a rhythm together. It creates harmony and a stronger bond and may be the most intimate and fulfilling times you’ll spend together.
When you and your partner practice together doing Asanas (yoga poses), you must trust each other in every pose. You rely on your partner to hold onto you, stay put, or stay balanced. This total reliance on the other creates a sense of trust and reassurance as you realize your partner is there for you.
These small successes in a couple’s practice are different than in daily life but they create a special bond. A partner pose is give and take and you learn that sometimes you can and should relinquish control. All of the lessons learned in a yoga practice can and often do transfer to life off the mat.
While yoga is a serious practice that requires effort and focus, just figuring out how to get into a pose can lead to a fair amount of laughter. In addition to being fun, couple’s yoga is quite intimate. You have to work together and with the right attitude, this practice strengthens the bond between you.
3:00 – 5:00pm Arrive and settle into your cabin
7:00 – 9:00pm Evening Restorative Yoga
9:30 – 10:30pm Campfire Ceremony
8:00 – 10:00am Morning Hatha Yoga
11:00 – 3:00pm Afternoon at the Beach
4:00 – 6:00pm Couples Group Workshop
7:00 – 9:00pm Couples Thai Massage Workshop
9:30 – 10:30pm Campfire
8:00 – 10:00am Couples Yin Yoga
Depart at your leisure
NORA BENIAN -- E-RYT 500, C-YT:
Nora is a yoga practitioner for over 20 years and has 1200 hours of Yoga teacher training approved by YA and IAYT. She is a Yoga therapist, Professional Counsellor and Thai Yoga Massage practitioner with a diploma in Homeopathy. Nora teaches yoga workshops and teacher training internationally and specializes in Restorative, Yin, Therapeutic and Hatha yoga. Nora’s authentic approach and focus on well-being are felt while she shares the wisdomfound in yoga.
LIZ FROST -- Ed, RP:
Liz is a mindfulness coach, certified yoga teacher and psychotherapist in the Midland, Ontario area. She has studied with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli of the Centre for Mindfulness, Norman Feldman, Lee Lesser and most recently with Shinzen Young.
Liz was introduced to meditation in the early 90’s and found yoga as a form of meditation. With a foundation in meditation and somatic based psychotherapy, she incorporates mindfulness into yoga practice. She is co-owner of Sugar Ridge and devotes her time and energy to making the world a more peaceful place.