Create A Retreat

Thinking of creating your own retreat but not sure how to start?

We can help you with that. Whether you are looking for a girl’s weekend, a family reunion or team building retreat we can offer suggestions and facilitation. We have a number of resources including fun or therapeutic activities. We are affiliated with many talented facilitators including: yoga/meditation teachers, outdoor educators, psychotherapists, massage therapists, drumming facilitators, origami, cooking instructors and much more. We can help you plan events and schedule your time together.

We can help you plan for a day, weekend, week or a month. Let us help you create the retreat that best suits your needs!



If you are a yoga teacher and planning your first retreat we can help you with scheduling your sessions and advertising the event. 

If you’re a seasoned retreat facilitator, just let us know how we can help. Talk to the Sugar Ridge team about unique ideas on something different to add to the experience.

We only have one group using the retreat centre at a time so there is more intimacy for your group and an opportunity for a deeper sharing.

“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 centre was designed with meditation in mind.  You will find the cabins comfortable yet absent of distractions.  If you are in silence so are the staff here.  We will cater meals according to your needs for sitting.

To get started with your planning give us a call at 866-609-1793 or email info[at]



The group facilitator/teacher can determine the meal schedule within the following guidelines:
Breakfast served no earlier than 6:30am and dinner no later than 6:30 pm. 
A menu for your retreat will be discussed with you ahead of time to ensure your needs are met.

See a delicious sample menu here.

We will cater to any dietary restrictions which may apply to the group – e.g. kosher, vegan, gluten-free. 

We ask to be notified of any individual dietary concerns a week before the groups arrival.



Generally it’s a good idea to call us at least six months ahead of the date you want, a year is even better.  Call us at 866-609-1793 or email info[at] to find out the dates we can accommodate for you! 

We are open all four seasons and each season offers its own unique beauty, which you can incorporate into your event.

If you want to do something different consider a winter retreat! We can provide talented facilitators and all equipment needed for snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.  Our cabins are snug and warm, and the winter duvets keep you cozy.  The snow provides a beautiful backdrop to anything you can imagine!