Ask Some Questions and Get on Track! (Detox Week Retreat primer!)

Liz and I are excited for next week’s “Detox” Retreat.  When we ran this retreat this past spring people really got a lot out of it.  It will be an honour to help some new people get clearer on their life in next week’s program.

A big part of the retreat will be working with you to envision a new goal or direction for yourself.  This is an important step and we will take time developing it.  However, once you know what you need to be doing to move towards your goal, you need to find ways to keep on track and make it a daily priority.  A great tool was proposed by Executive Coach, Marshall Goldsmith, which he calls Daily Questions.

 The idea is simple:

  1. Come up with a list of questions that inquire about following though with tasks that support achieving your goal(s). (Here is a list of Marshall’s questions.)
    1. Questions should be very specific.
    2. Questions can only be answered with a “Yes”, “No” or a scaling number (i.e. on a scale of 1 to 10 or number of times you did something).
    3. You can have as many questions as you want, but having 10 or less means it will only take minutes to do.
  2. Share your daily answers to the questions with a support person to whom you can be accountable to.
    1. This will keep you on track as you know someone else is watching and waiting for your regular responses.
    2. The support person could be a person whom is also sending you their answers and you can co-support each other.
    3. The support person could be a coach or a caring friend, but they need to make you accountable to answer daily.

This tool is applicable to staying on track with any goal you are working on, so try it out!

We’ll work more with this tool at the retreat.  If you have not already registered, consider doing so now.  If you can’t make it for the whole week, come for just a few days.  Let us work with you to get your life on track and start living the way you want to!

Reclaiming Your Self Detox Week – Only One Week Left!

We’re receiving great feedback about our upcoming Reclaiming Your Self Detox Week Retreat this October 5 to 10th. It sounds like the excitement is growing about this new retreat here at Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre. If you’re attending this retreat you’re also one of the lucky ones that will enjoy the absolutely spectacular Fall colours here in Wyebridge Ontario. 

If you’d like to learn more about the Detox week take a moment to view this video.

Learn more here. There’s still room! Contact us today [email protected].

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.

Keeping busy through the Fall

Summer’s wrapping up but we still have many retreats lined up through the Fall. Most weekends are planned with relaxing, healthy and spiritual retreats.  To find what’s coming up this Fall, you can visit our Calendar of Events or briefly scroll through the description and dates of the retreats below.

Mindful Eating Retreat
September 12th to September 14th
This weekend we’ll explore motivation to eat.  Did you know that we make approximately 200 decisions a day that involve eating?  The way you make those decisions will determine what, where & when you eat and who you eat with.  This weekend we’ll explore the why. You will leave the retreat with greater awareness of the decisions you make and the motivation behind them.  Learn how to slow down the process of eating so that you enjoy every meal from now on – even the dash in the car.  Learn how to say no to the well intentioned people in your life who seem to want you to eat more or eat differently.

Women’s AA 12 Traditions Retreat
September 19th to September 21st
Join us as we learn to love and work with those around us by working the twelve traditions in all our affairs.

Juice Fast Cleanse Retreat
September 28th to October 3rd
Details to come; contact us for details.

Reclaiming Your Self Detox Week
October 5th to October 10th
This is NOT a juice fast or yoga retreat.  This is a week to get on track with healthier habits for your body, mind and spirit.  It will have a focus on all aspects of your self-awareness – what you eat, how you eat, how you feed your mind, and how you feel in your body. You will eat well and nourish your body with yummy organic vegan meals.

A Creative Weekend Retreat
October 10th to October 12th
This retreat offers up to 4 creative workshops where you will explore some new techniques, play with  different materials, witness the beauty that emerges and joyfully connect with your creative impulses.  Today you can make the decision to nourish your soul in this way – so why wait?  Open to all levels and skills.

Freedom2Play Retreat
October 17th to October 19th
Open yourself up to the possibility of letting go through flowing yoga, chilled out restorative classes, lead meditations and improv sound therapy jam sessions. Restore, heal, create and flow. This is one retreat you won’t want to miss.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Retreat
October 19th to October 24th
Imagine living with a greater sense of ease, more peace in life, resilient, able to deal with stress effectively and with less anxiety. MBSR is the program that cultivates that skill. Traditionally an eight week program, but this week retreat will include all of the curriculum in a condensed time frame, allowing you to deepen your practice through the week and decide what form of mindfulness suits you best.

Living The Radiance Within Retreat
October 31st to November 2nd
Planting Your Seed of Transformation, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Thai Yoga Massage, Meditation, Reiki and Karmic Readings, Reiki! Samhain Bonfire for Letting go and Manifesting!

Kripalu Yoga & Meditation Retreat
November 7th to November 9th
Join Aida Neves on this weekend designed to care for your body, your mind and your spirit. Join in nurturing Kripalu Yoga classes, Meditation sessions, YogaDance, hiking in a beautiful Ontario forest and more. Enjoy delicious home cooked vegetarian meals, freshly prepared using primarily organic and local foods. Walk in the woods, relax by the fireplace, share experiences, develop new friendships and come away refreshed and inspired.

Your Yoga Retreat
November 14th to November 16th
Join Donna and Serah for a weekend of deep transformation.  Cultivate your sensitivity and awareness to empower all aspects of your practice from handstand to meditation, on and off the mat. Learn to tune in and listen.

Great things happening in July!

Summer’s here and we’re excited about our upcoming retreats in July. Every weekend is planned with some of our favourite yearly retreats while others with new relaxing retreats for our clients.  To check out what’s coming up this July you can visit our Calendar or Events or briefly scroll through the description and dates of the retreats below.

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Emma O’Neill
July 4th 2014 – July 6th 2014

Come and join Emma O’Neill for a wonderful weekend of yoga and meditation in beautiful Midland, Ontario. Emma has been teaching yoga for 10+ years. She is Authorized Level 1 by her principle teacher R. Sharath Jois of the KPJAYI in Mysore, India, one of only eight people in Ontario to hold this credential. Emma brings warmth and compassion to her teaching making the practice of Ashtanga Yoga accessible to everyone!

Busy Mom – Take a Break Retreat
July 9th 2014 – July 13th 2014

Let’s face it, every mother needs to escape her family some time! Stepping away from the normal demands of life allows you to take some time just for you. Do whatever you want with no thought of cooking, cleaning, or chauffeuring. You rarely do anything for yourself so indulge in this break form the everyday and treat yourself to stillness. 

Summer Retreat – Sensation!
July 17th 2014 – July 20th 2014

Exploring the inner and outer world of the senses through movement and stillness. Join Pat Harada Linfoot, Jeff Warren, David Good and Rose Riccio for a delicious three-day weekend yoga and meditation retreat at lovely Sugar Ridge, situated on 150 acres of rolling cedar-maple forests and drowsy summer meadows.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Week Retreat
July 20th 2014 – July 25th 2014

Serenity Now! Imagine living with a greater sense of ease, more peace in life, resilient, able to deal with sress effectively and with less anxiety. MBSR is the program that cultivates that. Traditionally an eight week program, but this week retreat will include all of the curriculum in a condensed time frame, allowing you to deepen your practice through the week and decide what form of mindfulness suits you best.

Nectar Yoga 3-Day Raw Detox Retreat
July 25th 2014 – July 27th 2014

Join Andrea Clark, yogi and owner of Nectar Yoga and Andrea Palen, Holistic Nutritionist, for a weekend in beautiful Georgian Bay Ontario filled with yoga, meditation, freshly prepared juices, smoothies and raw salads all designed to detox your body and enhance your personal health and wellbeing.


Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre, located in Wyebridge Ontario Canada, near Barrie, Midland, Penetanguishene and the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay, is the perfect place for a weekend away for self-discovery, relaxation and rejuvenation. Whether your from the local area, Toronto Area or further, Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre provides a natural setting to reconnect spiritually and take a much overdue break.