National Aboriginal Day at Sainte Marie Among the Huron: 1 Night Retreat

Wednesday, June 21 – Thursday, June 22, 2017

Celebrate Aboriginal Culture

Stay with us for a day of celebration at Sainte Marie Among the Hurons!

Today is the national day of celebration across Canada to recognize the cultures and contributions
of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.
We choose June 21 because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice and because many Aboriginal groups mark this day to celebrate their heritage.

All ages and levels of physical ability are welcome to come and enjoy the festivities.

When we’re not at Sainte Marie you can explore the trails of Sugar Ridge, enjoy yoga & meditation classes,
and relax on the patio.
You will leave feeling energized after a day of drumming, dancing and celebration!

Absolutely no experience or flexibility is required – If you’re breathing you’ll enjoy this day!

We won’t sleep in a long house, but you will be staying on the stomping grounds of aboriginal people
who occupied the area long before the French decided to create Sainte Marie.

Your Day of Celebration includes:

Wednesday

  • 9 am  – arrive, meet and greet
  • 9:30 am  Hike down to Sainte Marie – approx 1 hour walk – or drive 5 minutes
  • 11 am Join into the celebrations at Sainte Marie
  • 12:30 Traditional lunch at Sainte Marie: 3 sisters soup & fresh corn bread!
  • 4 pm  Return to Sugar Ridge for a gentle yoga class
  • 6 pm – Dinner
  • 8pm – bonfire & story telling under the stars

Thursday

  • 8 am  – morning meditation
  • 9:00 am  Breakfast
  • 10am Hike (or drive) to Wye Marsh
  • 11:30 am Canoeing in the marsh
  • 12:30 pm Ride back to Sugar Ridge
  • 1pm Lunch at Sugar Ridge
  • Depart at your leisure after lunch
  • Take some bliss home with you!

Everything during your stay is optional.  You can stay longer at Sainte Marie or return to Sugar Ridge sooner.  Yoga and meditation are optional as well so sleep in or have a nap if you prefer.  Make this escape be whatever you need.

 

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.

Meet Your Teachers

Liz Frost

 

Liz Frost M.A. Ed, is a mindfulness coach, certified yoga teacher and psychotherapist in the Midland 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 began her yoga journey as a form of meditation, having found meditation before yoga, and 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:
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am – Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
2017-06-21T09:00:00-04:00
2017-06-22T14:00:00-04:00
Cost:

Cost for the retreat is $275 + HST and includes admission fees to Sainte Marie, Wye Marsh, canoeing, 4 meals from Wednesday lunch to Thursday lunch, classes and shared accommodation

Register with a friend and pay only $257 + HST each.

Private or Semi-private accommodation is also available with an additional surcharge.

 

Celebrate Aboriginal Culture

Stay with us for a day of celebration at Sainte Marie Among the Hurons!

Today is the national day of celebration across Canada to recognize the cultures and contributions
of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.
We choose June 21 because of the cultural significance of the summer solstice and because many Aboriginal groups mark this day to celebrate their heritage.

All ages and levels of physical ability are welcome to come and enjoy the festivities.

When we’re not at Sainte Marie you can explore the trails of Sugar Ridge, enjoy yoga & meditation classes,
and relax on the patio.
You will leave feeling energized after a day of drumming, dancing and celebration!

Absolutely no experience or flexibility is required – If you’re breathing you’ll enjoy this day!

We won’t sleep in a long house, but you will be staying on the stomping grounds of aboriginal people
who occupied the area long before the French decided to create Sainte Marie.

Your Day of Celebration includes:

Wednesday

  • 9 am  – arrive, meet and greet
  • 9:30 am  Hike down to Sainte Marie – approx 1 hour walk – or drive 5 minutes
  • 11 am Join into the celebrations at Sainte Marie
  • 12:30 Traditional lunch at Sainte Marie: 3 sisters soup & fresh corn bread!
  • 4 pm  Return to Sugar Ridge for a gentle yoga class
  • 6 pm – Dinner
  • 8pm – bonfire & story telling under the stars

Thursday

  • 8 am  – morning meditation
  • 9:00 am  Breakfast
  • 10am Hike (or drive) to Wye Marsh
  • 11:30 am Canoeing in the marsh
  • 12:30 pm Ride back to Sugar Ridge
  • 1pm Lunch at Sugar Ridge
  • Depart at your leisure after lunch
  • Take some bliss home with you!

Everything during your stay is optional.  You can stay longer at Sainte Marie or return to Sugar Ridge sooner.  Yoga and meditation are optional as well so sleep in or have a nap if you prefer.  Make this escape be whatever you need.