We spent this past weekend in total bliss, at Sugar Ridge Retreat, and had the time of our lives. read the full article here

The Compassion Experiment



“Set amidst the best parts of the Ontario landscape – the Wye Marsh, a sugar bush, open meadows – Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre offers a perfect place for short and long terms retreats. I have taught both short yoga workshops and silent meditation retreats in this peaceful setting. Supported by sensitive staff, a stellar practice hall, and brand-new architectural straw bale cabins, this is a perfect place for retreat.”

Michael Stone  Psychotherapist, author and director of Centre of Gravity Sangha.

Caroline Owen and I delivered our trauma-informed yoga training at Sugar Ridge in October 2015, and we were very impressed at the level of professionalism and customer service, the quality of the facilities, and excellent meals delivered on behalf of Liz and her team. From the time we booked the facility, through the student registration process, to the very end of our workshop, we were provided with ample support, guidance and warm hospitality, making the whole venture very straightforward and easeful. The organic, cozy feel of the buildings, beautiful natural setting, and resident dogs really contributed to the welcoming atmosphere. Sugar Ridge felt like “home” for those 4 days, and I look forward to the possibility of delivering further workshops at this wonderfully peaceful, all-inclusive getaway venue.

Sarah Schlote, Psychotherapist, and Trauma Specialist,  www.traumainformedyoga.ca

“What can I say to describe our experience up at Sugar Ridge?  There are not many retreat centres in Ontario that can support our requirements for the Moksha Yoga Level 2 Teacher Training, and even fewer that meet our expectations for eco-friendliness.  Liz and her family are not only eco-friendly, but people-friendly too, and showed us the most gracious and generous hospitality.  Oh, and the food…  The food was unbelievably nourishing and yummy – it meant a lot to us that the food used was organic where possible and vegetarian, and added to our experience greatly.

What else?  Beautiful grounds to hike through or practice walking meditation, cozy, cozy cabins to retreat to after a day of study and fun, and did I mention yummy food?!?!
Again, we are quite particular as to where we have our teacher training programs, and we couldn’t have been more happy with Sugar Ridge.”

Ted Grand   Yoga teacher and creator of Moksha Yoga.


“The overwhelming response from our students and both Scott and I is so positive: in every way, you exhibited kindness, hospitality, and care. I especially loved the yoga studio; it was a pleasure teaching in that space. I would unequivocally recommend Sugar Ridge to anyone looking for a place to hold a retreat.”

Pat Harada-Linfoot   Yoga teacher and Owner, Octopus Garden Yoga Centre.



“We are all still talking about our weekend and the experience. The girls loved everything – even the work part!! The drumming was a perfect ending, as the yoga was the perfect beginning to our day. We cried and we laughed. It was truly wonderful.”

Barbara Jones  Broker and Owner, The Cooperators General Insurance.


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