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Winter Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Liz Frost

Take time just for you, lose some stress, you can feel more centered and able to deal with whatever life presents. Just being in the Sugar Ridge environment is a peaceful experience. Listen to the birds, the breeze, feel your heartbeat, your breath. Enjoy whole foods and nourish your soul at the same time.

Where

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

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles

Levels

When

Jan 20 to
Jan 22
2017
15:00 pmto14:00 pm

Arrive and settle into your cabin between 3-4pm

You are welcome to stay after lunch on Sunday and enjoy the trails, the ambiance & your new friends. Depart at your leisure.

Price

$425

Price is for shared accommodation, all meals, classes and admission and fees to Wye Marsh for skiing

$495 + HST semi-private accommodation
$540 + HST private accommodation

Register with a friend and each receive $30 off.
You can pay via Paypal here or call Liz to arrange alternate payment options using an e-transfer or personal cheque.

Full Description

Reconnect with yourself over this winter weekend retreat.

Find Peace at Sugar Ridge

Take time just for you, lose some stress, you can feel more centered and able to deal with whatever life presents. Just being in the Sugar Ridge environment is a peaceful experience. Listen to the birds, the breeze, feel your heartbeat, your breath. Enjoy whole foods and nourish your soul at the same time. It's so quiet here you can hear the snow fall - seriously!

Throughout the weekend you are invited to explore various forms of mindfulness meditations (vipassana) including sitting, walking, skiing 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 during the retreat 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 time to be the kindest gift you could ever give yourself and honour your needs.

Schedule

Friday

3 - 4 pm arrive and settle into your cabin
4 – 5 introductions and intro to mindful thinking
5:30 intro to mindful eating
6 pm dinner
7 pm movie
8 pm Yoga Nidra
8:30 pm Meditation

Saturday

7am yoga class – or sleep – do what you need!
8:45 Breakfast
9:45 depart Sugar Ridge and cross country ski or snowshoe at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
12:30 lunch – Celebrate soup!
1:30pm free time – book a massage, nap or play in the snow
4:00 cooking class with Liz – optional of course!
6:00 dinner
7:30pm Restorative Yoga or curl up by the fire

Sunday

7am yoga class or sleep – do what you need!
8:45 breakfast and free time
10:30 hike with Liz
12:30pm lunch - Mindful Eating

You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the ambiance & your 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.