Silent Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Friday, May 3 – Friday, May 10, 2019

4 Meditations Daily
2 Yoga Classes Daily
3 Delicious Vegetarian Meals Daily
Cabin in the woods

We use Eastern traditions to guide us deeper into our own awareness, offering a mindful, spiritual process for healing and evolution.
 

Begin spring with a deep sense of renewal we can experience in extended silence. Maybe find inspiration in the freshness and newness of the season, and ride the waves of peace that the woods have to offer. We sit in our own silence, within sacred community, among others of like mind and intention.

In the group we are silently encouraging each other forward in our healing and evolution. Through extended time in silence we not only let the noise of our busy lives fall away, but we soon experience the quieting our mental chatter. As we find moments of true stillness, we begin to witness and get behind the stories and agendas of our fearful mind. Our inner journey provides insight, choice and even release. We observe and can then let go of negative chatter and the painful stories we tell ourselves. 
 
Bathe in the collective energy offered by the teacher and generated by this sacred community, engulfing the body/mind in healing consciousness.
 
Meditations will be lead by Toni with an offering of daily contemplations and reflections to help guide you on your journey inward. When we sit in meditative spaces, our intuitive self takes inspirational words and ideas to the next level, finding and feeling the depth of universal wisdoms. 
 
You will be lead through your Hatha postures and breath work during the day, facilitating a practice that will assist in circulating the energies and releasing the tensions of the body. 
 
In the evening, gently Yin, Restorative asanas, and Yoga Nidra will continue to direct you towards surrender. All practices assist in calming the sympathetic nervous system allowing our being to process and let go. 
 
As the mind releases, the body releases, and tensions and stressors, narratives and histories that we hold in our body are often allowed to fall away. Allow the quiet and the routine to take you to new places or to just get deeper into Self.

This will be a technology free week. Please leave the location and phone number of Sugar Ridge with a contact person in case of an emergency.
 

Tentative Retreat Schedule

Friday May 3
3:30 – 5:00 – Arrival
5:30 – Dinner and opening discussion
8:30 – Silence

Saturday – Thursday
AM
7:00 – Meditation
7:30 – Breakfast
8:00 – 10:00 – Unscheduled time or session
10:00 – 12:00 – Asana/meditation

PM
12:00 – Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 – Unscheduled time or session
3:00 – 5:00 – Meditation and check-in
5:30 – Dinner
7:30-8:30 – Evening meditation, yoga

Friday May 10
7:00 – Meditation
7:30 – Breakfast
8:00-9:30 – Unscheduled time
9:30-11:00 – Meditation and asana
11:00 – Break silence/debrief
12:00 – Lunch and check out

Please arrive and check in between 3:30-5:00 pm on May 3rd. We will have dinner together at about 5:30 pm, followed by brief  introductions, discussion about expectations and routine, and then initiate silence after a meditation at approximately 8:30pm.

Yoga & meditation sessions will be appropriate for all levels.

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.

Facilitators


Toni Gordon is a Registered Psychotherapist, Ayurvedic Counsellor, Yoga and Meditation Instructor

Registration Details

Date:
Friday, May 3, 2019 @ 3:30 pm – Friday, May 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
2019-05-03T15:30:00-04:00
2019-05-10T13:00:00-04:00
Cost:

Investment:   $1300 plus HST. A deposit of $250 due upon registration to secure a spot.  Full fee is to be paid by March 1, 2019.

Payment Methods:   Cash, e-transfer, Visa or Mastercard. Please indicate at time of registration which form of payment is
preferred.

For more information or to register contact Toni Gordon at 647-707-1835 or email connect@tonigordon.com

4 Meditations Daily
2 Yoga Classes Daily
3 Delicious Vegetarian Meals Daily
Cabin in the woods

We use Eastern traditions to guide us deeper into our own awareness, offering a mindful, spiritual process for healing and evolution.
 

Begin spring with a deep sense of renewal we can experience in extended silence. Maybe find inspiration in the freshness and newness of the season, and ride the waves of peace that the woods have to offer. We sit in our own silence, within sacred community, among others of like mind and intention.

In the group we are silently encouraging each other forward in our healing and evolution. Through extended time in silence we not only let the noise of our busy lives fall away, but we soon experience the quieting our mental chatter. As we find moments of true stillness, we begin to witness and get behind the stories and agendas of our fearful mind. Our inner journey provides insight, choice and even release. We observe and can then let go of negative chatter and the painful stories we tell ourselves. 
 
Bathe in the collective energy offered by the teacher and generated by this sacred community, engulfing the body/mind in healing consciousness.
 
Meditations will be lead by Toni with an offering of daily contemplations and reflections to help guide you on your journey inward. When we sit in meditative spaces, our intuitive self takes inspirational words and ideas to the next level, finding and feeling the depth of universal wisdoms. 
 
You will be lead through your Hatha postures and breath work during the day, facilitating a practice that will assist in circulating the energies and releasing the tensions of the body. 
 
In the evening, gently Yin, Restorative asanas, and Yoga Nidra will continue to direct you towards surrender. All practices assist in calming the sympathetic nervous system allowing our being to process and let go. 
 
As the mind releases, the body releases, and tensions and stressors, narratives and histories that we hold in our body are often allowed to fall away. Allow the quiet and the routine to take you to new places or to just get deeper into Self.

This will be a technology free week. Please leave the location and phone number of Sugar Ridge with a contact person in case of an emergency.
 

Tentative Retreat Schedule

Friday May 3
3:30 – 5:00 – Arrival
5:30 – Dinner and opening discussion
8:30 – Silence

Saturday – Thursday
AM
7:00 – Meditation
7:30 – Breakfast
8:00 – 10:00 – Unscheduled time or session
10:00 – 12:00 – Asana/meditation

PM
12:00 – Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 – Unscheduled time or session
3:00 – 5:00 – Meditation and check-in
5:30 – Dinner
7:30-8:30 – Evening meditation, yoga

Friday May 10
7:00 – Meditation
7:30 – Breakfast
8:00-9:30 – Unscheduled time
9:30-11:00 – Meditation and asana
11:00 – Break silence/debrief
12:00 – Lunch and check out

Please arrive and check in between 3:30-5:00 pm on May 3rd. We will have dinner together at about 5:30 pm, followed by brief  introductions, discussion about expectations and routine, and then initiate silence after a meditation at approximately 8:30pm.

Yoga & meditation sessions will be appropriate for all levels.