Yoga and Ski: Address Your Stress Weekend Retreat

Friday, January 12 – Sunday, January 14, 2018

 

Reconnect with yourself over this winter weekend retreat.

2030  yoga group triangle

This weekend has a focus on mindfulness practices aimed at permanent stress reduction.  

Take time just for you, lose some stress, feel more centered and able to deal with whatever life presents. Just being in the Sugar Ridge environment is a peaceful experience, but in winter it’s magical.  You can hear the snow fall in the stillness here – seriously!.  Listen to the birds, the breeze, feel your heartbeat, your breath. Enjoy whole foods and nourish your soul at the same time. 

Learn to better cope with the stresses of daily life. and more fully experience life in the present, rather than getting caught up in worries about the future.  Explore all aspects of yourself – what you eat, how you eat, how you feed your mind, and how you feel in your body. Cleanse and nourish your body with yummy organic vegan meals.

Come into physical balance with Yoga classes that will flex your muscles as well as your mind and spirit. Create your resilient emotional balance with vipassana meditation.  Have fun celebrating the snow with cross country skiing or snowshoeing through the forest.  Meet new friends and become your own best friend!

50140929 - woman cross-country skiing in the snowy forest

Throughout the weekend you are invited to explore various forms of mindfulness meditations (vipassana) including sitting, walking and eating as well as mindful movement through yoga and skiing.

No experience with yoga or meditation is necessary and this retreat is perfect
if you’re curious about it but not sure how to start or what to expect.

Everything during the retreat is completely optional. If you need to sleep in then skip the early morning yoga session. If a massage is the nurturing you need, we can book that for you. Allow this time to be the kindest gift you could ever give yourself and honour your needs.

Schedule

Friday

3 – 4 pm         arrive and settle into your cabinSugar Ridge Salad
4 – 5              introductions and intro to mindful thinking
5:30               intro to mindful eating
6 pm              dinner
7 pm              movie
8:30 pm              Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation)
                       
Saturday

7am              yoga class – or sleep – do what you need!
8:45              let’s make green smoothies & enjoy a pancake breakfast
9:45              cross country ski at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centreretreats_12
12:30            lunch –  yummy for your tummy chili sin carne!
1:30pm         Group discussion – The science behind meditation – how does it help with stress?
3:00              free time – book a massage, nap or play in the snow
4:00              free time or a cooking class with Liz  – optional of course!
                     We’ll discuss how diet influences stress while we cook.
6:00              dinner
7:30pm         Restorative Yoga or curl up by the fire        

Sunday

7am                yoga class or sleep – do what you need!
8:45                breakfast and free time
10:30              walking meditation – hike with Liz in the forest trails
12:30pm         lunch –  Mindful Eating
1:30                Group closing discussion.

You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the ambiance & your new friends.  Depart at your leisure.

This retreat is perfect for you even if you have physical limitations to movement, little or no meditation or yoga experience. Beginners will discover how to sit comfortably and experienced practitioners can deepen their practice. No need to sit on the floor if that’s not comfortable – chairs are always available.

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

Liz & Kurt Frost are both psychotherapists and yoga teachers in private practice. They serve individuals, couples and families. They work with clients in person, or via telephone or Skype. Together they own and operate Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre, hoping to make the world a more peaceful place one guest at a time. They have a 13 year old son and have enjoyed 15 years of marriage without killing each other, despite working and living together.

Liz & Kurt

Registration Details

Date:
Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 3:30 pm – Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
2018-01-12T15:30:00-05:00
2018-01-14T14:30:00-05:00
Cost:

$445 + HST  shared accommodation, all meals, classes and admission and fees to Wye Marsh for skiing
$515 + HST semi-private accommodation, all meals, classes and admission and fees to Wye Marsh for skiing 
$560 + HST  private accommodation, all meals, classes and admission and fees to Wye Marsh for skiing

Register with a friend and each receive $30 off.
Call Liz to get the buddy discount code or to arrange alternate payment options using an e-transfer or personal cheque.

Other Details:

Register with a friend and each receive $30 off. Call to take advantage of this deal.

Call for more information or to register 866-609-1793 or email info@sugarridge.ca

 

Reconnect with yourself over this winter weekend retreat.

2030  yoga group triangle

This weekend has a focus on mindfulness practices aimed at permanent stress reduction.  

Take time just for you, lose some stress, feel more centered and able to deal with whatever life presents. Just being in the Sugar Ridge environment is a peaceful experience, but in winter it’s magical.  You can hear the snow fall in the stillness here – seriously!.  Listen to the birds, the breeze, feel your heartbeat, your breath. Enjoy whole foods and nourish your soul at the same time. 

Learn to better cope with the stresses of daily life. and more fully experience life in the present, rather than getting caught up in worries about the future.  Explore all aspects of yourself – what you eat, how you eat, how you feed your mind, and how you feel in your body. Cleanse and nourish your body with yummy organic vegan meals.

Come into physical balance with Yoga classes that will flex your muscles as well as your mind and spirit. Create your resilient emotional balance with vipassana meditation.  Have fun celebrating the snow with cross country skiing or snowshoeing through the forest.  Meet new friends and become your own best friend!

50140929 - woman cross-country skiing in the snowy forest

Throughout the weekend you are invited to explore various forms of mindfulness meditations (vipassana) including sitting, walking and eating as well as mindful movement through yoga and skiing.

No experience with yoga or meditation is necessary and this retreat is perfect
if you’re curious about it but not sure how to start or what to expect.

Everything during the retreat is completely optional. If you need to sleep in then skip the early morning yoga session. If a massage is the nurturing you need, we can book that for you. Allow this time to be the kindest gift you could ever give yourself and honour your needs.

Schedule

Friday

3 – 4 pm         arrive and settle into your cabinSugar Ridge Salad
4 – 5              introductions and intro to mindful thinking
5:30               intro to mindful eating
6 pm              dinner
7 pm              movie
8:30 pm              Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation)
                       
Saturday

7am              yoga class – or sleep – do what you need!
8:45              let’s make green smoothies & enjoy a pancake breakfast
9:45              cross country ski at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centreretreats_12
12:30            lunch –  yummy for your tummy chili sin carne!
1:30pm         Group discussion – The science behind meditation – how does it help with stress?
3:00              free time – book a massage, nap or play in the snow
4:00              free time or a cooking class with Liz  – optional of course!
                     We’ll discuss how diet influences stress while we cook.
6:00              dinner
7:30pm         Restorative Yoga or curl up by the fire        

Sunday

7am                yoga class or sleep – do what you need!
8:45                breakfast and free time
10:30              walking meditation – hike with Liz in the forest trails
12:30pm         lunch –  Mindful Eating
1:30                Group closing discussion.

You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the ambiance & your new friends.  Depart at your leisure.

This retreat is perfect for you even if you have physical limitations to movement, little or no meditation or yoga experience. Beginners will discover how to sit comfortably and experienced practitioners can deepen their practice. No need to sit on the floor if that’s not comfortable – chairs are always available.