Past Retreat / Event

Couples Yoga Retreat

Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22, 2018

Rather than practicing next to each other, explore Yoga together, and enhance your experience by assisting one another.  Stretch your levels of trust and strengthen communication, with benefits far beyond the physical. Couples stay in the moment with each other and work together toward common goals.  This is mutually beneficial for both participants individually physically, emotionally, energetically and spiritually and for you both as a couple. 

Beginners welcome!  No experience with yoga is required.

Benefits:

  • Release tension and reduces stress
  • Increases energy flow between the couple
  • Create unity
  • Build trust
  • Laughing together increases joy

Breathing together, co-operative movements and deep relaxation with your partner causes a phenomenon called entrainment. Entrainment refers to people united in a similar rhythm. When you merge and sync your practice with your partner, your breath, movement, and body positions find a rhythm together. It creates harmony and a stronger bond and may be the most intimate and fulfilling times you’ll spend together.  

When you and your partner practice together doing Asanas (yoga poses), you must trust each other in every pose. You rely on your partner to hold you, support you, or stay balanced. This total reliance on the other creates a sense of trust and reassurance as you realize your partner is there for you. These small successes in a couple’s practice are different than in daily life but they create a 
special bond. A partner pose requires give and take, and that includes knowing that sometimes you can and should relinquish control. All of the lessons learned in a yoga practice can transfer to life off the mat making you a stronger couple in life. 

While yoga is a serious practice that requires effort and focus, just figuring out how to get into a pose can lead to a fair amount of laughter. In addition to being fun, couple’s yoga is quite intimate. You have to work together and with the right attitude, this practice strengthens the bond between you.

Schedule

Friday

3:00 – 5:00pm       Arrive and settle into your cabin
6:00pm                 Dinner
7:00 – 9:00pm       Evening Restorative Yoga
9:30 – 10:30pm     Campfire Ceremony

Saturday
7:00am                 Breakfast
8:00 – 10:00am    Morning Hatha Yoga 
11:00 – 3:00pm    Afternoon at the Beach – lunch picnic style
4:00 – 6:00pm     Couples Group Workshop
6:00pm                Dinner
7:00 – 9:00pm     Couples Thai Massage Workshop
9:30 – 10:30pm   Campfire 
Sunday
7:00am               Breakfast
8:00 – 10:00am    Couples Yin Yoga
12:00pm              Lunch
Depart at your leisure

Location

The Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre was created to provide a place for people to reconnect with a part of themselves that may be neglected or hidden, to connect with others or just getaway and have some fun! Whether you seek a much needed R&R break, a getaway from kids and family, romance, or a deeper spiritual connection, we will cater to your needs to make your visit a memorable experience. Read more about us or book your own retreat.

Your Facilitators

Nora Benian

Nora Benian E-RYT 500, C-YT, is a yoga practitioner for over 20 years and has 1200 hours of Yoga teacher training approved by YA and IAYT. She is a Yoga therapist, Professional Counsellor and Thai Yoga Massage practitioner with a diploma in Homeopathy. Nora teaches yoga workshops and teacher training internationally and specializes in Restorative, Yin, Therapeutic and Hatha yoga. Nora’s authentic approach and focus on well-being are felt while she shares the wisdomfound in yoga. www.yogaaah.com

 

 

 

 


Liz Frost

Liz Frost

Liz Frost M.A. Ed, RP, is a mindfulness coach, certified yoga teacher and psychotherapist in the Midland, Ontario area. She has studied with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli of the Centre for Mindfulness, Norman Feldman, Lee Lesser and most recently with Shinzen Young.

Liz was introduced to meditation in the early 90’s and found yoga as a form of meditation.  With a foundation in meditation and somatic based psychotherapy, she incorporates mindfulness into yoga practice. She is co-owner of Sugar Ridge and devotes her time and energy to making the world a more peaceful place.

 

Registration Details

Date:
Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
2018-07-20T15:00:00-04:00
2018-07-22T14:00:00-04:00
Other Details:

Cost:  

$525 plus HST per person / $1050 plus HST per couple 

Rate includes private cabin per couple, all meals and classes. 

We are only able to accommodate 9 couples.  Register early to avoid disappointment! 

Rather than practicing next to each other, explore Yoga together, and enhance your experience by assisting one another.  Stretch your levels of trust and strengthen communication, with benefits far beyond the physical. Couples stay in the moment with each other and work together toward common goals.  This is mutually beneficial for both participants individually physically, emotionally, energetically and spiritually and for you both as a couple. 

Beginners welcome!  No experience with yoga is required.

Benefits:

  • Release tension and reduces stress
  • Increases energy flow between the couple
  • Create unity
  • Build trust
  • Laughing together increases joy

Breathing together, co-operative movements and deep relaxation with your partner causes a phenomenon called entrainment. Entrainment refers to people united in a similar rhythm. When you merge and sync your practice with your partner, your breath, movement, and body positions find a rhythm together. It creates harmony and a stronger bond and may be the most intimate and fulfilling times you’ll spend together.  

When you and your partner practice together doing Asanas (yoga poses), you must trust each other in every pose. You rely on your partner to hold you, support you, or stay balanced. This total reliance on the other creates a sense of trust and reassurance as you realize your partner is there for you. These small successes in a couple’s practice are different than in daily life but they create a 
special bond. A partner pose requires give and take, and that includes knowing that sometimes you can and should relinquish control. All of the lessons learned in a yoga practice can transfer to life off the mat making you a stronger couple in life. 

While yoga is a serious practice that requires effort and focus, just figuring out how to get into a pose can lead to a fair amount of laughter. In addition to being fun, couple’s yoga is quite intimate. You have to work together and with the right attitude, this practice strengthens the bond between you.

Schedule

Friday

3:00 – 5:00pm       Arrive and settle into your cabin
6:00pm                 Dinner
7:00 – 9:00pm       Evening Restorative Yoga
9:30 – 10:30pm     Campfire Ceremony

Saturday
7:00am                 Breakfast
8:00 – 10:00am    Morning Hatha Yoga 
11:00 – 3:00pm    Afternoon at the Beach – lunch picnic style
4:00 – 6:00pm     Couples Group Workshop
6:00pm                Dinner
7:00 – 9:00pm     Couples Thai Massage Workshop
9:30 – 10:30pm   Campfire 
Sunday
7:00am               Breakfast
8:00 – 10:00am    Couples Yin Yoga
12:00pm              Lunch
Depart at your leisure