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Thanksgiving Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Liz Frost

The theme for the retreat is Gratitude!

Reconnect with yourself over this weekend retreat.

Explore gratitude in many forms. Understand the science behind how cultivating gratitude can change your life

Enjoy the majesty of the fall colours, the smell of the forest, the breeze, feel your heartbeat, your breath. Nourish your soul.

Where

5720 Forgets Road Wyebridge, Georgian Bay ON, CA L0K 2E0
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles

Levels

When

Oct 7 to
Oct 10
2016
16:00 pmto14:00 pm

Arrive and settle into your cabin between 3-5pm.

You are welcome to stay after the retreat and enjoy the trails, the ambiance, the new friends. Depart at your leisure.

Price

$435

Price is for 2 nights.
$555 + HST for 3 nights.
Includes shared accommodation, all meals and classes.
Register with a friend and each receive $30 off.
Private cabin (one person) - please add $150 + HST

Full Description

The theme for the retreat is Gratitude!

Reconnect with yourself over this weekend retreat.

Explore gratitude in many forms. Understand the science behind how cultivating gratitude can change your life.

Take time just for you, lose some stress, and feel more centered and able to deal with whatever life presents. Just being in the Sugar Ridge environment is a peaceful experience.

Enjoy the majesty of the fall colours, the smell of the forest, migrating birds, the breeze, feel your heartbeat, your breath. Enjoy whole foods and nourish your soul at the same time.

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. The word Vipassana means seeing things as they really are. It is the process of self- purification by self-observation. Basically we cultivate the ability to pay attention, while knowing that we're paying attention. We begin by observing the natural breath to concentrate the mind. With a sharpened awareness we proceed to observe the changing nature of body and mind and the environment we're in. Ideally we cultivate the ability to pay attention moment to moment without needing to sit still to do it, taking mindfulness into daily living. No experience is necessary and this retreat is perfect if you're curious about meditation but not sure how to start or what to expect.

Everything over the weekend is completely optional. If you need to sleep in then skip the early morning yoga session. 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.

Schedule

Friday

3 - 5 pm arrive and settle into your cabin
5 - 5:30pm introductions and dinner at 5:30
7:00 pm Gentle yoga
8:30 pm Meditation

Saturday

8:30 breakfast & free time
10 am - 4 pm
A day of silence with smooth transitions between sitting, standing & walking meditations, yoga & eating meditation (lunch is in silence too)

5:30 dinner
7:00 evening meditation and yoga nidra

Sunday

7am yoga class
8:45 breakfast and free time
11am sitting meditation & discussion
12:30pm lunch

Free time for those staying or relaxed departure for those leaving today.

Visit Sainte Marie Among the Hurons for the Harvest Festival and explore unique art, incredible baked goods and fun hands on activities, all within the historical site.

3pm Guided forest walk
4pm Yoga
6pm Dinner
7:30 Bonfire and star gazing

Monday

7am yoga class
8:45 breakfast and free time
11am sitting meditation & discussion
12:30pm lunch

You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the ambiance, the new friends. Depart at your leisure.

This retreat is perfect for you even if you have physical limitations to movement, little or no meditation or yoga experience. Beginners will discover how to sit comfortably and experienced practitioners can deepen their practice. No need to sit on the floor if that's not comfortable - chairs are always available.