New Years Retreat with Crystal Journey

Sunday, December 30 – Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Celebrate New Year’s at Sugar Ridge!

Let go of the old and welcome in the new year with this two-day retreat.  Yoga, Meditation and TWO in house concerts with David Hickey of Crystal Journey!

New Year’s Eve will include a live performance by David Hickey with Crystal Journey.  David’s usual set up includes 10-12 Quartz Crystal Bowls, 8-10 Paiste Planet Gongs, Vibraphone and Santoor. Nothing is amplified, pre-recorded or rehearsed. Each set and performance is sonically pure and unique. 

New Year’s Day we will complete the retreat lunch and a final performance by David.  

Schedule

Sunday, December 30th

3pm-5 pm   Arrive and settle into your cabin
5:30 pm      Dinner
7:00 pm      Evening Meditation with Liz
8:00 pm      Relax by the fire

Monday, December 31st

Wake up – enjoy tea and fruit 
8 am          Yoga
9:15 am     Breakfast
10 am        Snowshoeing or Cross Country Skiing at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
1:00pm      Lunch
2:30pm      Gentle Yoga
6:00pm      Dinner
8:30 – 9:30 pm    Crystal Journey first set
10:30 – 11:30 pm Crystal Journey second set
midnight – gong bath with Crystal Journey  Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 1st

8:30am       Yoga
9:30 am      Breakfast
Pack up your cabin.
11:00 am    Loving Kindness Meditation
12:30pm     Lunch
1:30 – 3:30 pm     Crystal Journey Concert

Depart at your leisure.

Meet Your Facilitators

David Hickey

Based in Parry Sound, Ontario, Crystal Journey and David Hickey performs with 8-12 Paiste Planet, Symphonic and Sound Creation Gongs. Every Gong features a strong fundamental note tuned to represent a natural harmonic series based on the orbital properties of the Sun, the Earth, the Moon and the other planets. This Theory is based upon Pythagorean Cosmology.

2 Persian Santoor’s. The Santoor is an Indo-Persian trapezoid-shaped hammered dulcimer or string musical instrument made of walnut with seventy-two strings. It is the national musical instrument of Iran. It dates back to ancient time, Mesopotamia (1600-911 BC) and Babylonia. It’s a Beautiful sounding instrument often sounding like a piano. The Gongs and Santoor are accompanied by 6-10 Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls. Each produces a pure note or tone, the purest there is.

Crystal Journey has been touring Canada and the US coast to coast for the past 16 years and has performed over 1300 shows. Crystal Journey has also released 9 CDs to date. I have played the Bowls and Gongs accompanied by various musicians as well as with the Winnipeg Chamber Orchestra in June of 2006.

Liz Frost

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:
Sunday, December 30, 2018 @ 3:00 pm – Tuesday, January 1, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
2018-12-30T15:00:00-05:00
2019-01-01T15:00:00-05:00
Cost:
Retreat cost includes all meals, classes, entrance to Wye Marsh and  snowshoe/ski rental and Crystal Journey concerts
 
We have space for 3 men in a shared cabin but otherwise our cabins are sold out for New Years. So, if you’re a man and want to register, please call or email us to do that for you.

You are welcome to join for the concerts with or without meals.  

Dinner & Concert Only 
New Years Eve Dinner & Concert Only is $70 (limited availability)

New Years Day Lunch & Concert Only is $55 (limited availability)

Concert only $35 for either Dec 31 or Jan 1 or $60 for both
 
If you want to join the full retreat, with offsite accommodation, call us to help you book a hotel and register for the retreat.
866-609-1793

Celebrate New Year’s at Sugar Ridge!

Let go of the old and welcome in the new year with this two-day retreat.  Yoga, Meditation and TWO in house concerts with David Hickey of Crystal Journey!

New Year’s Eve will include a live performance by David Hickey with Crystal Journey.  David’s usual set up includes 10-12 Quartz Crystal Bowls, 8-10 Paiste Planet Gongs, Vibraphone and Santoor. Nothing is amplified, pre-recorded or rehearsed. Each set and performance is sonically pure and unique. 

New Year’s Day we will complete the retreat lunch and a final performance by David.  

Schedule

Sunday, December 30th

3pm-5 pm   Arrive and settle into your cabin
5:30 pm      Dinner
7:00 pm      Evening Meditation with Liz
8:00 pm      Relax by the fire

Monday, December 31st

Wake up – enjoy tea and fruit 
8 am          Yoga
9:15 am     Breakfast
10 am        Snowshoeing or Cross Country Skiing at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
1:00pm      Lunch
2:30pm      Gentle Yoga
6:00pm      Dinner
8:30 – 9:30 pm    Crystal Journey first set
10:30 – 11:30 pm Crystal Journey second set
midnight – gong bath with Crystal Journey  Happy New Year!

Tuesday, January 1st

8:30am       Yoga
9:30 am      Breakfast
Pack up your cabin.
11:00 am    Loving Kindness Meditation
12:30pm     Lunch
1:30 – 3:30 pm     Crystal Journey Concert

Depart at your leisure.