Dog Days of Summer Weekend Yoga Retreat with Liz Frost
Throughout the weekend you are invited to explore various forms of mindfulness meditations (vipassana) including sitting, walking and eating as well as mindful movement through yoga, keeping in mind that everything is optional.
Type of Event
Chill with your pooch over this weekend retreat.
Enjoy some off leash adventure in the country. You will enjoy outdoor yoga, long forest walks and water fun at the beach.
No experience with yoga or meditation is necessary and this retreat is perfect if you’re curious about it but not sure how to start or what to expect.
You don’t have to have a dog to join this retreat but you need to love them since there will be several with you for outdoor activities. No dogs in the studio though.
Everything over the weekend is completely optional. Participate in whatever activities you wish. If a massage is the nurturing you need, we can book that for you. Allow this weekend to be the kindest gift you could ever give yourself and honour your needs.
We have very few rules for the dogs that attend and here: dogs must be well-behaved and not jump on people or furniture. It is expected that all dogs will be well groomed and have flea protection in place. Dogs are not allowed in the studio so when the humans are in a meditation or yoga session inside, it’s expected that the dogs will be in their cabins, otherwise they’re welcome to be in the centre.
The centre is set quite far back from the road and the property is not fenced. Unless your dog is an independent runner, the dogs usually form a pack quickly and stay by the centre enjoying the natural environment.
3 – 5 pm arrive and settle into your cabin
5 – 5:30 introductions and dinner at 5:30
6:30 Walk the dogs and intro to the trails
7:30 pm Gentle yoga in the studio – no dogs
7:30 Morning hike – off leash romp
8:15 Wake up yoga – outside with dogs around
10:00 Dogs have a nap and humans meditate
11:00 Hike the forest, Mindful walking – guided by Liz
1:30 Beach time & free time – explore the town of Midland, book a massage, have a you need. Leave your pooch at Sugar Ridge if you want some dog-free time or bring your pup to the beach.
7:00 evening meditation and yoga nidra (guided relaxation)
8:30 evening walk, bonfire (weather permitting)
7:30am Morning walk with the pooches
8:15 Outdoor Yoga
9:00 breakfast and free time
10:00 Forest Hike
You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the ambiance, the new friends. Depart at your leisure