Aug 5 2021 - Aug 5 2021

Intuitive BEing – one day yoga escape

Take a day just for you to rewind....

Enjoy disconnecting from the external, and turn within, reconnect to SELF, using yoga, meditation and nature, in a ‘nourishing/flourishing’ environment.  

Lovingly flow your body through gentle yoga, simple breathing exercises (pranayama), guided meditation and journaling. 

Our day’s activities and ‘not doing’ will illuminate your interior spaces, for better self understanding and care. 

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom – Lao Tzu

We culminate the day with a magical crystal bowl sound bath relaxation.  

There will be opportunities for therapeutic arts activities and free time in the forest and gardens to mindfully wander, explore, observe, experience, read and journal.  

Nurture your whole BE-ing

Nurture your whole BE-ing on this day.  Do what you intuitively need, and absorb the day’s magic and energy.


You are welcome to bring along any crystals you may have for the Chakra-rebalancing gentle yoga session.


“Yoga is the natural rhythm of life which brings you closer to yourself and to others.” ― Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


Participants are encouraged to bring: journal, writing/colouring utensils, any crystals you may have to incorporate into your practice, personal eye mask or eye pillow, a book to read.


Thursday 5th August
Meet and greet in the studio. Sankalpa (intention-setting) & Hatha yoga (gentle & slow flow)
Body break
Guided meditation and guided journaling
Vegan lunch, organic, local and delicious 
Chakra-energy balancing Meditation & Pranayama (breath work)
Chakra Balancing yoga (basic poses with modifications for all levels)
Free time to read, enjoy gardens, have a cup of tea, hike, journal, smell the roses, meditate, do any of the therapeutic art activities on site
Deep Relaxation - Yogic sound bath with Tongue Drum,  Crystal Bowl, Tibetan Singing bowl and Earth Gong 
Final guided journal entry and closing. Enjoy the space and stay as long as you wish, depart at your leisure.

Meet Your Facilitator

Andrea Leplae

Andrea is a trained Physiologist from the University of Toronto, spent just 2 weeks as a Science Teacher, but found a higher calling in Youth Work and Teaching Yoga.  She has owned and operated 3 yoga studios over the years, 2 in Dundee, UK, and 1 in Scarborough, Ontario. She also teaches Pilates (original Matwork Series), Nordixx Pole Walking, Cardio and Strength small-group classes, and offers 1:1 Therapeutic Thai Yoga Massage. She surfs in the North Sea.

BEd, HBSc, FIS, CPR-C, FFY, FP, Member of REPS Canada & FitPro UK, Ayurvedic IHM 2020

Book Your Retreat

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Tuition for the day is $165 + HST and includes all classes and lunch

Cabin & Breakfast for the night before or same day is $189 + HST

Create a mini retreat and add the one day workshop Art of Healing with Arrole Lawrence.  Book a cabin for a night or 2 and relax surrounded by the peace of Sugar Ridge.


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.