Mindful Eating, Healing Foods and Yoga with Mike Murdoch

Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17, 2019

Nourish your body and soul over this weekend of healing.

Mike Murdoch is a Cordon Bleu trained vegan chef, certified Culinary Nutrition Expert and an incredible yoga teacher, not to mention being a great guy with a kind heart.  He knows the struggle personally of childhood obesity, and he also knows the path to wellness isn’t about counting calories.  This weekend you can change your perspective about food and how to serve your body best.

Flowing yoga classes get you in tune with your body.

All sizes and shapes are welcome this weekend.  You do not need any prior experience with yoga although some experience with eating is recommended.

You can use this weekend for a healthy, relaxing reset or you can take away valuable information to make positive changes in your life.

Everything offered is optional for you to participate, or not, as you wish.  Make this weekend your own!


Friday March 15

5pm – Arrive and settle in to your cabin
6pm – Dinner
7:30pm – Yoga Flow – after dinner digestive restorative
8:30pm – Movie

Saturday March 16

7am – Yoga Flow – warm vinyasa
8:30am – Meditation
9am – Breakfast

  • Build your own smoothie bar
  • Discussion: Demystifying Delicious Smoothies
  • Demo: How to Make Fresh Nut/Seed “Milk”

10:00-11:30am – Mindful Eating & Nutrition for Optimal Health

  • What is Mindful Eating?
  • “Good” vs. “Bad” Foods
  • Fluctuating Blood Sugar 101
  • Balancing Meals & Snacks for Maximum Satiety

12:00pm – Lunch
4:00pm – Cooking class – Vegan and gluten free Indian Feast
6:00pm – Let’s eat that Feast!
8:00pm – Yoga Flow – gentle vinyasa
9:30pm – Movie – or head to bed, it’s up to you

Sunday March 17

7:00am – Meditation
7:30am – Yoga Flow – warm vinyasa
9:00am – Breakfast
10:30-11:30am – Healing Foods & How to Use Them

  • Discussion of powerful healing foods & how to include them in your normal diet
  • Taste test recipes using these ingredients.

12:00pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Depart at your leisure or hang around and enjoy the forest trails

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.

Mike MurdochMy yoga journey started in the summer of 2013. I grew up over weight; hitting nearly 240 pounds by the age of 13. Having struggled with weight and body image issues all my life, I had never found any form of physical activity that stuck. One September evening a friend, who had just finished yoga teacher training, came over for dinner and taught a private practice session. What originally had been a gesture to help a friend turned into a completely life changing 45 minutes. That night was the start of a journey that transformed my life forever. Within a year I was a certified yoga instructor myself and immediately started teaching classes to anyone that would come.

 After finding my yoga mat, this journey has allowed me to find deep inner calmness and self-acceptance. Through this practice, I began to transform not just physically but emotionally as well. I now strive to spread this passion for yoga and mindful eating with anyone who’s willing, and firmly believe that yoga and a healthful diet, in some form, are accessible to everyone.

 Off my mat, I’m a Cordon Bleu trained chef in both Cuisine and Pastry. When not teaching yoga, I work as a freelance consultant; developing recipes for some of Canada’s largest food retailers. I’m also a certified Culinary Nutrition Expert; using knowledge as a tool to help people heal holistically with food. My true passion is helping individuals live more vibrantly through mindful eating, nourishing food choices, and a committed yoga practice.

Registration Details

Date:
Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – Sunday, March 17, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
2019-03-15T16:00:00-04:00
2019-03-17T14:30:00-04:00
Cost:

Tuition is $445 + HST for shared accommodation (4 Guests Per Cabin)

$520 + HST for Semi-Private Accommodation (2 Guests Per Cabin)

$605 + HST for Private Accommodations

Nourish your body and soul over this weekend of healing.

Mike Murdoch is a Cordon Bleu trained vegan chef, certified Culinary Nutrition Expert and an incredible yoga teacher, not to mention being a great guy with a kind heart.  He knows the struggle personally of childhood obesity, and he also knows the path to wellness isn’t about counting calories.  This weekend you can change your perspective about food and how to serve your body best.

Flowing yoga classes get you in tune with your body.

All sizes and shapes are welcome this weekend.  You do not need any prior experience with yoga although some experience with eating is recommended.

You can use this weekend for a healthy, relaxing reset or you can take away valuable information to make positive changes in your life.

Everything offered is optional for you to participate, or not, as you wish.  Make this weekend your own!


Friday March 15

5pm – Arrive and settle in to your cabin
6pm – Dinner
7:30pm – Yoga Flow – after dinner digestive restorative
8:30pm – Movie

Saturday March 16

7am – Yoga Flow – warm vinyasa
8:30am – Meditation
9am – Breakfast

  • Build your own smoothie bar
  • Discussion: Demystifying Delicious Smoothies
  • Demo: How to Make Fresh Nut/Seed “Milk”

10:00-11:30am – Mindful Eating & Nutrition for Optimal Health

  • What is Mindful Eating?
  • “Good” vs. “Bad” Foods
  • Fluctuating Blood Sugar 101
  • Balancing Meals & Snacks for Maximum Satiety

12:00pm – Lunch
4:00pm – Cooking class – Vegan and gluten free Indian Feast
6:00pm – Let’s eat that Feast!
8:00pm – Yoga Flow – gentle vinyasa
9:30pm – Movie – or head to bed, it’s up to you

Sunday March 17

7:00am – Meditation
7:30am – Yoga Flow – warm vinyasa
9:00am – Breakfast
10:30-11:30am – Healing Foods & How to Use Them

  • Discussion of powerful healing foods & how to include them in your normal diet
  • Taste test recipes using these ingredients.

12:00pm – Lunch
1:30pm – Depart at your leisure or hang around and enjoy the forest trails