Jun 7 2024 - Jun 9 2024

Butter Tarts and You – a Weekend Escape at the Butter Tart Festival

Enjoy Butter Tarts?

This weekend is the perfect combination of more butter tarts than you can imagine and fresh air and gentle exercise. What better way to work off those butter tart calories than gentle yoga and forest hikes?

The Midland Butter Tart Festival brings thousands of tart lovers to the same place in a celebration of all things sweet. The main street of Midland is closed for the day with a huge celebration of butter tarts and sidewalk sales with all local businesses. You have the opportunity to taste multiple varieties of tarts from all the bakers who come together to compete in the butter tart competition.

June is a beautiful time of year to enjoy the forest too. It’s coming alive from winter slumber with fresh new leaves and lots of action with spring birds.


Friday, June 7
3 - 5 pm
Arriveand settle in to your cabin
5 pm
Meet & Greet in the studio, eating meditation
6 pm
Restorative Yoga
Saturday, June 8
7:30 am
Gentle movement class
8:45 am
10 am
Head into Midland for the Butter Tart Festival - eat tarts for lunch!
4 pm
Return to Sugar Ridge - guided hike
6 pm
7:30 pm
Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation)
8:30 pm
Fire outside and star gazing
Sunday, June 9
7:30 am
Qigong class
8:45 am
Breakfast & free time to pack up your cabin
10 am
Guided Hike
12 pm
Stay as long as you wish to enjoy the property and depart at your leisure.

Meet Your Facilitator

Heather Stanley

Heather has spent over 30 years combining Eastern and Western disciplines for healing and personal growth. When she started taking classes with a well-known hatha and raja yoga trainer, she discovered a new way to manage stress and found that yoga became essential in her life. Heather completed a yoga teacher training program in 1993 and later left her corporate job to follow her passion for teaching, cycling, and art. Her dedication and experience led her to develop and facilitate a two-year comprehensive yoga teacher training program at Georgian College, which she did for 13 years. Heather is multi-talented and has training in various fields such as hypnotherapy, medical exercise therapy, nutrition, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, Qigong, and fine arts. She believes we are never finished learning and continuously enrolls in courses to keep growing and challenging herself. Heather’s approach is always focused on balancing strength and flexibility, dynamic and ease, and her classes emphasize traditional movement, breathing focus, meditation, and intention. Everyone who spends time with Heather can expect to move their body and encounter themselves on a deeper level.

Book Your Retreat

Friday June 7
Sunday June 9
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This retreat includes meals, classes, and the accommodation you choose.  Rates are per person.


$565 + HST  shared – up to 4 people share a cabin

$645 + HST semi-private accommodation – 2 people share a room

$825 + HST private accommodation – private room all to yourself

*(some cabins have 2 rooms)


For more information or assistance, contact us at 866-609-1793 or email [email protected]


Shared - Cabin will be shared with up to 3 other guests of the same gender. If you are booking for just yourself, depending on the retreat, we will match you with other guests of the same gender.

Semi-private - Cabin will be shared with the 1 other person you are registering with. If booking alone, we will try to match you with someone of the same gender.

Private - Cabin for one person, not sharing with others.

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The Centre

Welcome to Sugar Ridge! It is our mission to provide a space for you to be nourished in body, mind and soul. From completely silent to dip your toe, testing mindfulness, we have what you’re looking for!

Please Note: This Retreat has now finished. See our upcoming retreats here.