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Yoga and Ski: Address Your Stress Weekend Retreat

Reconnect with yourself over this winter weekend retreat.

This weekend has a focus on mindfulness practices aimed at permanent stress reduction.

Take time just for you, lose some stress, feel more centered and able to deal with whatever life presents.

Where

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

Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles

Levels

When

Jan 11 to
Jan 13
2019
02:30 amto02:30 am

Price

$445

Full Description

Reconnect with yourself over this winter weekend retreat.

This weekend has a focus on mindfulness practices aimed at permanent stress reduction.

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

Learn to better cope with the stresses of daily life. and more fully experience life in the present, rather than getting caught up in worries about the future. Explore all aspects of yourself – what you eat, how you eat, how you feed your mind, and how you feel in your body. Cleanse and nourish your body with yummy organic vegan meals.

Come into physical balance with Yoga classes that will flex your muscles as well as your mind and spirit. Create your resilient emotional balance with vipassana meditation. Have fun celebrating the snow with cross country skiing or snowshoeing through the forest. Meet new friends and become your own best friend!

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 and skiing.

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.

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.

RETREAT 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
8:30 pm Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation)

Saturday
7am yoga class – or sleep – do what you need!
8:45 let’s make green smoothies & enjoy a pancake breakfast
9:45 cross country ski at the Wye Marsh Wildlife
12:30 lunch – yummy for your tummy chili sin carne!
1:30pm Group discussion: The science behind meditation – how does it help with stress?
3:00 free time – book a massage, nap or play in the snow
4:00 free time or a cooking class with Liz – optional of course! We’ll discuss how diet influences stress while we cook.
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 walking meditation – hike with Liz in the forest trails
12:30pm lunch – Mindful Eating
1:30 Group closing discussion.

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.