Yoga and Ski: Address Your Stress – Weekend Retreat

Friday, January 11 – Sunday, January 13, 2019

Reconnect with yourself during this winter weekend retreat!

Our “Yoga & Ski: Address Your Stress – Weekend Retreat” has a focus on mindfulness practices aimed at permanent stress reduction. Enjoy this time just for you! Learn to let go of stress as you feel more centered and able to deal with whatever life presents.

Sugar Ridge Yoga & Ski Retreat

Just being immersed in the Sugar Ridge environment is a naturally peaceful experience; in winter, it’s magical. You can often hear the snowflakes fluttering to the earth in the stillness here! This weekend is your time to relax, unwind, and reconnect body, mind and spirit as you become mindful of all that surrounds you and is within you. Listen to the birds, the breeze. Feel your heartbeat, the rise and fall of your breath. 

This retreat will teach you key tools 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, while you also nourish your soul.
  • 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 (mindfulness-based) meditation. 
  • Have fun celebrating the snow with cross-country skiing or snowshoeing through the forest. 
  • Meet new friends and become your own best friend!

Sugar Ridge yoga group retreat

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

No experience with yoga or meditation is necessary! This retreat is perfect if you’re curious about it but not sure how to start or what to expect. This retreat is a perfect choice 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, as well as guidance on modified poses.

Everything during your retreat is completely optional. This is YOUR time. 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. 

 

 

RETREAT SCHEDULE:

Friday
3 – 4 pm         Arrive and settle into your cabinDelicious Sugar Ridge Vegan Salad
4 – 5 pm         Introductions and intro to mindful thinking
5:30 pm         Intro to mindful eating
6 pm              Dinner
7 pm              Movie
8:30 pm         Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation)
                       
Saturday
7:30 am        Yoga class – or sleep… do what you need!
8:45 am        Breakfast
9:45 am        Cross country ski at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centreretreats_12
12:30 pm      Lunch: yummy for your tummy vegan Chili Sin Carne!
1:30 pm        Meditation practice and group discussion:
The science behind meditation – how does it help with stress?
3:00 pm        Free time – book a massage, nap, or play in the snow
4:30 pm        Sensory Awareness
6:00 pm        Dinner
7:30 pm        Restorative Yoga or curl up by the fire        

Sunday
7:30 am        Yoga class or sleep – do what you need!
9:00 am        Breakfast and free time
10:30 am      Meditation try a few more techniques
12:30 pm      Lunch –  Mindful Eating

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

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 Frost

Liz Frost M.A. Ed, RP, is a mindfulness coach, certified yoga teacher and psychotherapist in the Midland, Ontario 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 was introduced to meditation in the early 90’s and found yoga as a form of meditation.  With a foundation in meditation and somatic based psychotherapy, 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:
Friday, January 11, 2019 @ 3:30 pm – Sunday, January 13, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
2019-01-11T15:30:00-05:00
2019-01-13T14:30:00-05:00
Cost:

$445 + HST  shared accommodation, all meals, classes, and admission and fees to Wye Marsh for skiing
$520 + HST semi-private accommodation, all meals, classes, and admission and fees to Wye Marsh for skiing 
$595 + HST  private accommodation, all meals, classes, and admission and fees to Wye Marsh for skiing

Register with a friend and receive $30 off per person!
Call us 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 [email protected]

Reconnect with yourself during this winter weekend retreat!

Our “Yoga & Ski: Address Your Stress – Weekend Retreat” has a focus on mindfulness practices aimed at permanent stress reduction. Enjoy this time just for you! Learn to let go of stress as you feel more centered and able to deal with whatever life presents.

Sugar Ridge Yoga & Ski Retreat

Just being immersed in the Sugar Ridge environment is a naturally peaceful experience; in winter, it’s magical. You can often hear the snowflakes fluttering to the earth in the stillness here! This weekend is your time to relax, unwind, and reconnect body, mind and spirit as you become mindful of all that surrounds you and is within you. Listen to the birds, the breeze. Feel your heartbeat, the rise and fall of your breath. 

This retreat will teach you key tools 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, while you also nourish your soul.
  • 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 (mindfulness-based) meditation. 
  • Have fun celebrating the snow with cross-country skiing or snowshoeing through the forest. 
  • Meet new friends and become your own best friend!

Sugar Ridge yoga group retreat

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

No experience with yoga or meditation is necessary! This retreat is perfect if you’re curious about it but not sure how to start or what to expect. This retreat is a perfect choice 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, as well as guidance on modified poses.

Everything during your retreat is completely optional. This is YOUR time. 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. 

 

 

RETREAT SCHEDULE:

Friday
3 – 4 pm         Arrive and settle into your cabinDelicious Sugar Ridge Vegan Salad
4 – 5 pm         Introductions and intro to mindful thinking
5:30 pm         Intro to mindful eating
6 pm              Dinner
7 pm              Movie
8:30 pm         Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation)
                       
Saturday
7:30 am        Yoga class – or sleep… do what you need!
8:45 am        Breakfast
9:45 am        Cross country ski at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centreretreats_12
12:30 pm      Lunch: yummy for your tummy vegan Chili Sin Carne!
1:30 pm        Meditation practice and group discussion:
The science behind meditation – how does it help with stress?
3:00 pm        Free time – book a massage, nap, or play in the snow
4:30 pm        Sensory Awareness
6:00 pm        Dinner
7:30 pm        Restorative Yoga or curl up by the fire        

Sunday
7:30 am        Yoga class or sleep – do what you need!
9:00 am        Breakfast and free time
10:30 am      Meditation try a few more techniques
12:30 pm      Lunch –  Mindful Eating

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