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Sangha Wellness Retreat: Healing in Nature

Sangha Wellness Retreats has been created to provide you a safe space to move through your own healing. Whether chronic stress and tension, depression and anxiety to deeper traumas. We can only begin to heal when we stop and listen. Enjoy these two days in nature filled with yoga, meditation and opportunities for other healing modalities


Sep 13 to
Sep 15
15:00 pmto14:00 pm

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Sangha means community in Sanskrit. It is through community that we heal. We have a biological need to be around other people: for friendship, for love and to simply feel safe. Feeling a part of a community increases our immunity, our serotonin levels, gives us boosts of oxytocin (especially after a long hug) and raises our endorphins – all the chemicals we need to feel happy. Yet we isolate ourselves in our suffering, our ego telling us we are alone and that no one can understand what we are going through. This is simply not true. In addition, more and more research is being provided on somatic healing or working through the body to release trauma and chronic tension. Through various therapies such Yoga including breathing and meditation practices we take control back for our own healing and ultimately connection back to our Self. Peter Levine, a leading trauma therapist states: "Trauma is a fact of life, but it doesn’t need to be a life sentence."

We've chosen two large cottages situated right on Georgian Bay on our own private beach with plenty of space for group discussions (satsang), yoga practices and sit-down meals. Plus, enjoy some quiet time to read, reflect, play in the water or other healing modalities designed just for you. All weekend activities are optional, allowing you to choose your own pace for healing and practice.

Co-led by husband and wife: Lisa Greenbaum E-RYT 500 + Certified Yoga Therapist and Bob Chuckman, MSW, licensed psychotherapist and 200hr Yoga Teacher. All meals prepared by Sarah Carroll, a Red Seal Chef and current executive chef at Hope Place Centres.

You deserve a weekend focused entirely on you, your practice and your healing. 2 hours from the city, 2 full days in nature, 2-nights accommodation (choose shared or private rooms) and vegetarian meals included. Book now to lock in the early bird rate before July 13, 2019

arrive 3pm, introductions and an energetic yoga practice followed by a hearty dinner and an evening by the fire.

morning meditation followed by breakfast
Satsang: how and why we hold trauma
Trauma releasing Yoga practice
Lunch + Free Time*
Restorative/Yoga Nidra practice

morning meditation followed by breakfast
satsang: wellness and daily self-care practices
Yoga practice
Leave centre 2pm

During *free time on Saturday afternoon you may enjoy one or more of the following:

- 1 hour wellbeing-focused sessions using EMDR or Counselling session $85.00 pre-booking required.
- 30 minute Chakra Balancing session FREE
- Auricular acupuncture $20.00
- Use of canoe FREE
- Use of paddleboat FREE