Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics Winter Retreat with Jeff Warren

Thursday, December 20 – Sunday, December 23, 2018

Sugar Ridge Yoga & Ski RetreatThis retreat will be a blend of meditation practice and real world exploration. There will be plenty of silent sitting and guided instruction, plus cross-country skiing / snow-shoeing, a winter bonfire, and hot chocolate by the fire. Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre is located 1.5 hours north of Toronto, at the edge of a large forest criss-crossed with trails. For those who want the exercise, each day we will explore how to turn our outdoor adventures into deliberate meditation-in-action practices.

Other than that bit of optional invigoration, this will be a relaxed retreat. Smallish group, intimate conversations, plenty of time for contemplation. There is nothing more beautiful – or quiet – than the Canadian forest in winter. Throughout the retreat I plan to explore various compelling and helpful subjects and practices that are at the cutting-edge of my own teaching and understanding right now (see rough schedule below). I promise not to get too weird out on the far margins of civilization.

If I do … there is always the consolation of delicious organic food; our hosts Liz and Kurt are excellent cooks.

Look forward to hanging out with you!

ROUGH SCHEDULE
(subject to small changes)

Thursday
3 – 5pm           Arrive, settle into cabin, snowshoe / explore
5 – 6pm           Introductions
6 – 7pm           DINNER
7 – 8:30pm     Guided Meditation Exploration: Finding Home Base
9 – 10pm         Body-Mind Wind-Down

Friday
7 – 7:45am     Silent meditation
8 – 9am           BREAKFAST
9:15 – 9:30      Movement as Practice: Unbundling Meditation Core Skills
9:30 – 11:30    Optional Cross country ski / snow shoe at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
12 – 1pm         LUNCH
1:30 – 3pm     Guided Meditation Exploration: Peering into the Self
3 – 5pm           Free time / Teacher Interviews – read, meditate, nap
5 – 6pm           Silent meditation
6 – 7pm           DINNER
7 – 8:30pm     Evening Meditation Exploration: Self-Pacing, Self-Care
9 – 10pm         Body-Mind Wind-Down

Saturday
7 – 7:45am      Silent meditation
8 – 9am           BREAKFAST
9 – 9:30am     Wiggle Wiggle Joint Clearing Session
9:30 – 11:30    Optional Cross country ski / snow shoe at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
12 – 1pm          LUNCH
1:30 – 3pm     Guided Meditation Exploration: Space, The Final Frontier
3 – 5pm           Free time / Teacher Interviews – read, meditate, nap
5 – 6pm           Silent meditation
6 – 7pm           DINNER
7 – 8:30pm     Evening Meditation Exploration: Creativity and Play
9 – 10pm         Winter Bonfire

Sunday
7 – 7:45am     Silent meditation
8 – 9am           BREAKFAST
9:30 – 11am    Guided Meditation Exploration: Gratitude and Trust
11 – 12               Free time / Teacher Interviews – read, nap, pack
12 – 1pm          LUNCH
1:30 – 2:30      Final circle

You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the good vibes, and your new pals.  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.

Facilitator


YOUR GUIDE

Jeff Warren is a writer and meditation teacher. He is the author of The Head Trip, a travel guide to sleeping, dreaming and waking, and co-author of The New York Times bestselling Meditation for Fidgety SkepticsHe is also Founder and Chief Exploring Officer of The Consciousness Explorers Club, a nonprofit meditation adventure group in Toronto.

 

Registration Details

Date:
Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – Sunday, December 23, 2018 @ 2:30 pm
2018-12-20T15:00:00-05:00
2018-12-23T14:30:00-05:00
Cost:

Tuition is $795 + HST all inclusive 3 nights shared accommodation
(4 guests of same gender per cabin)

INCLUDES:

Meals Thursday dinner to Sunday lunch
Snowshoe or cross-country ski rental
Admission to the Wye Marsh trails
4 days with Jeff

Download the retreat package HERE

 

Other Details:

Any questions?  Call Sugar Ridge for more information or to register 866-609-1793 or email [email protected]

Sugar Ridge Yoga & Ski RetreatThis retreat will be a blend of meditation practice and real world exploration. There will be plenty of silent sitting and guided instruction, plus cross-country skiing / snow-shoeing, a winter bonfire, and hot chocolate by the fire. Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre is located 1.5 hours north of Toronto, at the edge of a large forest criss-crossed with trails. For those who want the exercise, each day we will explore how to turn our outdoor adventures into deliberate meditation-in-action practices.

Other than that bit of optional invigoration, this will be a relaxed retreat. Smallish group, intimate conversations, plenty of time for contemplation. There is nothing more beautiful – or quiet – than the Canadian forest in winter. Throughout the retreat I plan to explore various compelling and helpful subjects and practices that are at the cutting-edge of my own teaching and understanding right now (see rough schedule below). I promise not to get too weird out on the far margins of civilization.

If I do … there is always the consolation of delicious organic food; our hosts Liz and Kurt are excellent cooks.

Look forward to hanging out with you!

ROUGH SCHEDULE
(subject to small changes)

Thursday
3 – 5pm           Arrive, settle into cabin, snowshoe / explore
5 – 6pm           Introductions
6 – 7pm           DINNER
7 – 8:30pm     Guided Meditation Exploration: Finding Home Base
9 – 10pm         Body-Mind Wind-Down

Friday
7 – 7:45am     Silent meditation
8 – 9am           BREAKFAST
9:15 – 9:30      Movement as Practice: Unbundling Meditation Core Skills
9:30 – 11:30    Optional Cross country ski / snow shoe at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
12 – 1pm         LUNCH
1:30 – 3pm     Guided Meditation Exploration: Peering into the Self
3 – 5pm           Free time / Teacher Interviews – read, meditate, nap
5 – 6pm           Silent meditation
6 – 7pm           DINNER
7 – 8:30pm     Evening Meditation Exploration: Self-Pacing, Self-Care
9 – 10pm         Body-Mind Wind-Down

Saturday
7 – 7:45am      Silent meditation
8 – 9am           BREAKFAST
9 – 9:30am     Wiggle Wiggle Joint Clearing Session
9:30 – 11:30    Optional Cross country ski / snow shoe at Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
12 – 1pm          LUNCH
1:30 – 3pm     Guided Meditation Exploration: Space, The Final Frontier
3 – 5pm           Free time / Teacher Interviews – read, meditate, nap
5 – 6pm           Silent meditation
6 – 7pm           DINNER
7 – 8:30pm     Evening Meditation Exploration: Creativity and Play
9 – 10pm         Winter Bonfire

Sunday
7 – 7:45am     Silent meditation
8 – 9am           BREAKFAST
9:30 – 11am    Guided Meditation Exploration: Gratitude and Trust
11 – 12               Free time / Teacher Interviews – read, nap, pack
12 – 1pm          LUNCH
1:30 – 2:30      Final circle

You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the good vibes, and your new pals.  Depart at your leisure.