Meditation Retreats

We host meditation retreats all year! 
From completely silent to dip your toe, testing mindfulness,
we have what you’re looking for!

At Sugar Ridge, quality time means me time.

A wise teacher, and a wise centre, needs to offer a whole range of skilful practices, because people come along at different stages of their inner development, with different temperaments, and with different sets of problems.
-Jack Kornfield

Mindfulness has a host of physical benefits, and it causes people to become nicer, improves mood and concentration, and find joy in the littlest of things in life.  Who doesn’t need more of that?

There are hundreds of meditation techniques and many ways to improve mindfulness as you go about your day to day activities.  No need to sit cross-legged on the floor or have your mind be a blank slate.  Our retreats offer a sampling of many techniques so that you can see what works for you and let go of the rest. 

We offer a variety of retreat schedules and formats so you can choose what will work for your schedule and your comfort.  Some people are nervous to be in silence and want a more social retreat, whereas others want extended silence to work through a deeper issue.  Both are valuable and you may find them helpful at different times.

The following list of retreats categorizes them by type of retreat, length of stay and retreat content.

One Day Meditation Workshops

A longer getaway isn’t always possible, so we often offer day-long workshops.
Usually, from 9 – 4ish and includes a yummy lunch. 

 

rocks balanced on beach in the sunMindfulness Meditation: An Introduction Tuesday May 24, 2022

 

 

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Weekend Meditation Retreats 

 Wellness Within

Friday January 21- Sunday January 23, 2022

 

 

Sacred Journey Retreat with Liz Frost & Friends

 

Fri, Jun 10 – Sun, Jun 12, 2022

Mindful Self-Compassion

 

Fri, Jan 14 – Sun, Jan 16, 2022

Sun, May 29 – Fri, Jun 3, 2022

Fri, Jun 3 – Sun, Jun 5, 2022

Fri, Sep 9 – Sun, Sep 11, 2022

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Long Retreats

 

 

 

Longer retreats offer a deeper immersion into practice. Silent Week long retreats are held in September, December and over Easter every year.  Choose from 2 – 7 nights stay.  Everyone starts together at the beginning of the retreat and you leave after 2, 5 or 7 nights as you wish.  Being in silence isn’t oppressive, it’s a gift we give to ourselves and to each other.  Having precious time to think and reflect is a wonderful gift to yourself.  The schedule is the same every day, allowing you to rest into the format and observe yourself as you move through the day. Noticing your reactions to moments can be fascinating, and it’s an opportunity for growth.  As you notice your reactions you build self-awareness

 

Upcoming Silent Retreats

Silent Meditation Retreat with Liz Frost: 5 or 7 night stay

 

Sun, Jan 30 – Fri, Feb 4, 2022

Thu, Apr 14 – Thu, Apr 21, 2022

Sun, Jun 12 – Fri, Jun 17, 2022

 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Week Retreats

This is a wonderful introduction to using meditation for stress reduction, and coping with difficult emotions. It is offered as a week-long intensive retreat with all of the core teachings and techniques of the full program. Side effects include inner peace, reduced stress, personal growth, mental calmness and improvement with mood. This week is offered three times a year with upcoming dates of:

Mindfulness – Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Week Retreat

 

Sun, Feb 6 – Fri, Feb 11, 2022

Sun, Jul 24 – Fri, Jul 29, 2022

 

Create Your Escape!

This retreat is an opportunity for you to create whatever you need.  For some that may mean doing something different every day in the area and for others it can mean parking the car, and not going anywhere, or you can have a few days of both.  Park the car and chill for a couple days and then venture out to explore the area.. 

 

 

Winter Holiday Getaway

Dec 20 – Dec 23, 2021

Dec 26, 2021 – Sun, Jan 2, 2022

 

Meet Your Facilitator!

Liz Frost

Liz Frost

Liz Frost, founder of Sugar Ridge shares mindfulness in every retreat she facilitates. Some have a bit more formal practice than others.  Often outdoor or offsite activities are included depending on the season or theme of the retreat.  Yoga is taught as a form of meditation, getting in tune with the physical body and noticing connections between emotion and mental states.