Man Flow Yoga Haliburton Retreat
Man Flow Yoga (for ladies as well!) will be hosting a 5-day retreat in beautiful Haliburton, Ontario from Wednesday, September 17th to Sunday, September 21st, 2014. Dean Pohlman, CEO and Founder of Man Flow Yoga, will be collaborating with Holly and Pablo of SUPnorth Paddle Board Adventures, Julie Barban of Heritage Ballet & Pilates, and Suzanne Haedicke, Zumba instructor, to bring you a diverse array of physical activities, to make this a physical fitness-oriented retreat.
Type of Event
The first class will be on Wednesday evening, and the final class will take place on Sunday morning at 8:00 AM and conclude by 10:00 AM.
This includes your own bedroom in a lakeside cottage, all fitness sessions (Man Flow Yoga, pilates, SUP paddleboard, and optional Zumba class), and Friday and Saturday group dinners.
Early bird pricing - $1035 ($150 off) - through July 31st.
This nature getaway is located just two and a half hours north east of Toronto, far away enough to be removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. Haliburton County in fall delivers fresh air, a spectacular display of vibrant foliage, and is the perfect excuse for a romantic getaway, or a personal retreat from your busy life. Hike through the woods, detox in the sauna, rejuvenate in the hot tub, or lounge in your cottage near the crackling wood burning fireplace after a long day of workouts and outdoor activities. There are optional guided activities available, including golfing, fishing, hiking and more! You can also experience the arts with local Haliburton Artist Studios (by appointment only), a "Walk in the Clouds" or a visit the Wolf Centre. For more information about Haliburton, please visit the official Haliburton website:
We will be staying at the Halimar Resort, owned and operated by Suzanne and Jan Haedicke. There will be three sessions each day, ranging in length from 60 - 90 minutes. Most of the classes will be Man Flow Yoga sessions led by Dean, but there will also be stand up paddle board yoga, yoga-infused Pilates, and even a Zumba class. (Don’t laugh - Dean will be joining too!).
The first class will take place during the evening of Wednesday, September 17th. The conclusion to the retreat and the final class will take place on the morning of Sunday, September 21st in time for check-out at 10:00 AM. Participants are requested to arrive in at Pearson International Airport on Wednesday morning, leaving them with plenty of time to get to Haliburton and situate themselves before their first yoga session.
Be sure to sign up by July 21st to take advantage of the early bird special, which is $1035. The price will rise to $1185 on July 16th. The cost of the trip includes: a private bedroom (for yourself, or you and your partner) in a cozy lakeside cottage, (5) 90-minute Man Flow Yoga sessions, (1) 60-minute Man Flow Yoga session, (1) 90-minute Stand-up Paddle Board (SUP) session, (3) yoga-infused Pilates sessions, and (1) 45-minute Zumba class, a catered Friday evening dinner with wine, and a Saturday barbecue (including alcohol).
5% of all profits will be donated to a local children's community project.
This price does NOT include: the cost of airfare, car rental (highly recommended), breakfast and lunch, and dinner for Wednesday and Thursday night, and optional activities.
W, Sep. 17: Arrival of guests, evening MFY (90 minutes)
T, Sep 18: Morning MFY (90 minutes), afternoon Pilates (60 minutes), evening Zumba (45 minutes)
F, Sep 19: Morning MFY (60 minutes minutes), afternoon Pilates (60 minutes), evening MFY (90 minutes)
S, Sep 20: Morning SUP (group 1, 90 minutes), morning MFY (group 2, 90 minutes), early afternoon, Pilates (60 minutes). Late afternoon SUP (group 2, 90 minutes), afternoon MFY (group 1, 90 minutes),
S, Sep 21: Morning MFY (90 minutes), departure by 10:00 for afternoon flights
Halimar is a traditional family resort that has hosted guests since 1940. The name was created from "Haliburton di Mare", which expresses its unique location on the famous Lake Kashagawigamog, in the centre of the Haliburton Highlands.
Where traditions are Halimar is set on the placid shorelines of Lake Kashagawigamog, part of a magnificent chain of five lakes. The pristine waters have been drawing guests back year after year for the fantastic fishing, excellent water activities or simply to capture the timeless beauty found in the sun sets. Halimar Resort's fabulous grounds continue to offer the best view of Lake Kashagawigamog.
Halimar offers modern, lakeview, air-conditioned accommodations, each with their own fireplace (wood supplied) and TV with DVD/VCR and complimentary movies. Accommodations vary in size, style, and price, ranging from 1 - 4 bedrooms, and queen and double beds. Some cottages are equipped with a single and some with a double Jacuzzi tub. A kitchen or kitchenette is offered with a refrigerator, sink, coffee maker, microwave and BBQ.
Included are all the facilities and seasonal activities:
- sauna, fitness room, outdoor hot tub “under the stars”
all the non-motorized boats, paddleboats, canoes, rowboats, sail boats
long safe sandy beach
- pool,tennis, biking, hiking trails, volleyball & moreMan Flow Yoga
A form of yoga tailored to men (but equally accessible to women!) that focuses on the physical benefits of yoga. There is strong emphasis on alignment and the poses last longer, so that practitioners can reap the benefits of endurance, balance, core strength, and flexibility from head to toe.
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