Sacred Journey Retreat with Liz Frost & Friends

Friday, September 1 – Monday, September 4, 2017

Understanding how the imprints of emotional energy become stored within the cellular structures, and the blueprints of the mind, emotions and spiritRetreat on a sacred journey into a world full of natural ancient wisdom. The wisdom of your body and soul.  Arrive with an open mind, and leave with an open heart.  Explore ancient and modern traditions to connect with parts of yourself which may be neglected or unexplored.

Everything will be taken care of for you this weekend so you can immerse in the teachings and practices you experience.  The itinerary has plenty of time for you to relax and enjoy the beautiful natural environment you’ll find yourself in: time for a nap or head to the beach.  It’s a weekend for simplicity and returning to basics to embody the wisdom you already have within. All you have to do is show up, and play full out!

With daily yoga and meditation, healthy meals, and workshops that will heighten your innate wisdom and creativity, you will leave this experience with newfound awakening. Find balance in your life; taking techniques and memories home that will strengthen your mind, body and spirit.

The sacred healing traditions you will be introduced to are a gift not be missed. You will be taken through a journey of native ancestral teachings, plant medicine wisdom, smudging, and create your own mandala to take home.  All this with the backdrop that is Sugar Ridge, pure nature, wholesome food, yoga and meditation.

If you feel your soul longing for this connection then join us!

  • 4-Day/3-Night Cabin Stay
  • 3 Local and Organic meals & snacks per day
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation
  • Medicine Plant Teachings
  • Smudging Ceremony
  • Medicine Wheel Teachings
  • Awakening your Intuition Workshop
  • Mandala Workshop
  • Forest Bathing
  • Nature Hike
  • Beach Adventure
  • Canoe at Wye Marsh
  • Evening Bonfire
  • Beach sunset meditation
 So what does all that mean?
 
You will be guided through many different processes over the weekend.  Everything is optional and you are welcome to observe rather than participate and treat this weekend as a gift to yourself, participating in what serves you the most.  Feel free to nap, skip sessions or join in to everything that is offered.  Here’s a taste of what you will learn and experience:
 
Medicine Plants are plants considered sacred to aboriginal people due to their medicinal properties.  They are believed to have spiritual as well as physical healing properties.  You will learn about some of the medicinal plants common to North America and still used locally.
 
Smudging is a cleansing ceremony which involves gently burning a medicine plant or a combination of several to “bathe” in the smoke and cleanse your body, mind, spirit, the environment or possessions.
 
Medicine Wheel Teachings involve walking the medicine wheel garden with a particular intention in mind.  As you walk the wheel you may find answers to questions
 
Awakening Your intuition: accessing your own ancient wisdom.  What is spirit, soul, higher heart and the higher mind?  Understand how the imprints of emotional energy become stored within your cellular structures, and the blueprints of the mind, emotions and spirit and how to clear them.  Understand the nature of trauma, emotional charge and the effects on the human body system. The discourse provides an understanding of how trauma can also pass from one generation to the next and have an impact on family and cultural structures.
 

Forest Therapy is inspired by a Japanese practice called “shinrin-yoku” which directly translates to “forest bathing”. In forest therapy, time is spent in the natural world through mindful exploration using our senses. An emphasis is placed on the pleasures of the experience and on connecting with nature through the building of a relationship with the land and all its beings.

Mandala Workshop – create a mandala to take home and use in your own meditation practice.  Mandalas have been used for thousands of years to help one to focus and direct attention inwards.

Canoe the Wye Marsh – weather permitting we will finish the retreat with a hike to the Wye Marsh and go for a gentle paddle, spending some time drifting in the reeds and watching the action around us – incorporating silent meditation at times.

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

 

 

Arrole Lawrence is a Saulteaux healer and band member of the Keeseekoowenin First Nation located in Elphinstone, Manitoba.  Before healing became his main focus, Arrole worked in economic and financial policy analysis after completing a BA from the University of Toronto in 1993,

For the past 12 years, Arrole has worked as a First Nations healer and teacher at aboriginal community health centres throughout Ontario.  He currently resides in Orillia, Ontario.

As an indigenous healer, Arrole helps individuals to quickly resolve, crippling physical ailments, patterns of depression, grief and trauma. Arrole’s knowledge of accessing DNA blueprints and soul memory have lead to accelerated and long term healing for his clients. 

Ernestine Man: Ernie is a RYT-500 Yoga Teacher and certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Forest and Nature Therapy Guides and Programs. She developed a love for mindfulness practices as a necessary antidote to her busy city life. Through yoga, meditation and the mindful exploration of nature, she has learned to slow down and live more joyously and simply. For more information about Ernie and her work, please visit www.zenandthecity.ca.

 

Registration Details

Date:
Friday, September 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – Monday, September 4, 2017 @ 1:30 pm
2017-09-01T15:00:00-04:00
2017-09-04T13:30:00-04:00
Cost:

Cost for this adventure is $747 plus HST for shared accommodation.

Private accommodation – add $150 plus HST.

This includes all of your meals from Friday evening until lunch on Monday, all classes, ceremonies and accommodation.

Understanding how the imprints of emotional energy become stored within the cellular structures, and the blueprints of the mind, emotions and spiritRetreat on a sacred journey into a world full of natural ancient wisdom. The wisdom of your body and soul.  Arrive with an open mind, and leave with an open heart.  Explore ancient and modern traditions to connect with parts of yourself which may be neglected or unexplored.

Everything will be taken care of for you this weekend so you can immerse in the teachings and practices you experience.  The itinerary has plenty of time for you to relax and enjoy the beautiful natural environment you’ll find yourself in: time for a nap or head to the beach.  It’s a weekend for simplicity and returning to basics to embody the wisdom you already have within. All you have to do is show up, and play full out!

With daily yoga and meditation, healthy meals, and workshops that will heighten your innate wisdom and creativity, you will leave this experience with newfound awakening. Find balance in your life; taking techniques and memories home that will strengthen your mind, body and spirit.

The sacred healing traditions you will be introduced to are a gift not be missed. You will be taken through a journey of native ancestral teachings, plant medicine wisdom, smudging, and create your own mandala to take home.  All this with the backdrop that is Sugar Ridge, pure nature, wholesome food, yoga and meditation.

If you feel your soul longing for this connection then join us!

  • 4-Day/3-Night Cabin Stay
  • 3 Local and Organic meals & snacks per day
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation
  • Medicine Plant Teachings
  • Smudging Ceremony
  • Medicine Wheel Teachings
  • Awakening your Intuition Workshop
  • Mandala Workshop
  • Forest Bathing
  • Nature Hike
  • Beach Adventure
  • Canoe at Wye Marsh
  • Evening Bonfire
  • Beach sunset meditation
 So what does all that mean?
 
You will be guided through many different processes over the weekend.  Everything is optional and you are welcome to observe rather than participate and treat this weekend as a gift to yourself, participating in what serves you the most.  Feel free to nap, skip sessions or join in to everything that is offered.  Here’s a taste of what you will learn and experience:
 
Medicine Plants are plants considered sacred to aboriginal people due to their medicinal properties.  They are believed to have spiritual as well as physical healing properties.  You will learn about some of the medicinal plants common to North America and still used locally.
 
Smudging is a cleansing ceremony which involves gently burning a medicine plant or a combination of several to “bathe” in the smoke and cleanse your body, mind, spirit, the environment or possessions.
 
Medicine Wheel Teachings involve walking the medicine wheel garden with a particular intention in mind.  As you walk the wheel you may find answers to questions
 
Awakening Your intuition: accessing your own ancient wisdom.  What is spirit, soul, higher heart and the higher mind?  Understand how the imprints of emotional energy become stored within your cellular structures, and the blueprints of the mind, emotions and spirit and how to clear them.  Understand the nature of trauma, emotional charge and the effects on the human body system. The discourse provides an understanding of how trauma can also pass from one generation to the next and have an impact on family and cultural structures.
 

Forest Therapy is inspired by a Japanese practice called “shinrin-yoku” which directly translates to “forest bathing”. In forest therapy, time is spent in the natural world through mindful exploration using our senses. An emphasis is placed on the pleasures of the experience and on connecting with nature through the building of a relationship with the land and all its beings.

Mandala Workshop – create a mandala to take home and use in your own meditation practice.  Mandalas have been used for thousands of years to help one to focus and direct attention inwards.

Canoe the Wye Marsh – weather permitting we will finish the retreat with a hike to the Wye Marsh and go for a gentle paddle, spending some time drifting in the reeds and watching the action around us – incorporating silent meditation at times.