Sep 11 2022 - Sep 16 2022

Living Your Yoga: Taking Your Yoga off of the Mat

Deep Dive into Yoga

Are you curious about the deep benefits of yoga beyond the physical?
Have you been wondering about the history and philosophy and yoga?
Would you like to learn more about the Subtle Energies of yoga such as Chakras and Nadis?

Then consider joining RYT-500 and teacher of teachers, Jenny Jackson, for this 5-night immersion retreat which will help you take a deep dive into all of the 8-Limbs of yoga. This retreat is a beautiful opportunity to immerse yourself in the yoga lifestyle and learnings to enrich your own practice, whether you are brand new to yoga, or have plenty of experience. This retreat is open to all.

"The 8 Limbs of Yoga"

Yoga is much more than a physical exercise practice. Traditionally it is a philosophy for life.  The focus of this retreat is to explore the classical roots of Yoga by delving more deeply into what is known as “the 8 Limbs of Yoga” (Yamas/External Disciplines, Niyamas/Internal Disciplines, Asana/Posture,Pranayama/Breath Control, Pratyahara/ Withdrawal of Senses, Dharana/Concentration, Dhyana/Meditation, Samadhi/Union) through the lens of a contemporary Western lifestyle.


You will leave this immersion with a richer awareness of what ‘living your yoga’ looks like and feels like to you as a unique individual, and with tools to practically apply to everyday living. In addition to theoretical learnings, we will discover insights within the practice of the asanas/poses. This form of self-study supports a more intimate awareness of your own physical body in postural expression, increasing your autonomous ability to support your individual needs & limitations on and off of the mat.


No experience with yoga or meditation is necessary

This 5-night getaway offers the experience of stepping away from the demands of daily routine to be curious and introspective as you deepen your knowledge & understanding of yoga and self through wisdom, compassion & community.


No experience with yoga or meditation is necessary. All bodies are welcome – no level of physical fitness is required. You will do what serves your body, your mind, your soul.  Everything offered is optional


Sunday 11th September
Arrive and settle in to your cabin
Meet and greet in the studio 
Evening restorative practice - rest deeply and let yourself arrive
Monday - Thursday
Yoga & Meditation class - or sleep in if that's what you need (various styles will be offered throughout week including Flow, Hatha, Yin)
Exploring the 8 limbs of Yoga
Mindful Movement (walk, gentle strength, Pilates)
Lunch - some days this will be in silence
Group Activity (meditation, guided art, mala making)
Free Time
Evening activity - will vary daily and may include: a crystal singing bowl, sound bath, restorative yoga, Chakra balancing guided relaxation, a bonfire
Friday 16th September
Yoga & Meditation class
Pack up your cabin and load up your car
Closing Circle - Taking the practice home
Lunch - Depart at your leisure

Meet Your Facilitator

Jenny Jackson

Jenny Jackson has been immersed in Movement Education for more than 20 years. Jenny is a seeker of inner well-being, and she consciously aligns herself living with an open mind, an open heart and embodies joy & vitality which is reflected in her welcoming & inclusive style of instruction. She teaches with a strong anatomical influence while still deeply honouring the classical roots of yoga. Jenny believes that feeling vital and in harmony with others & within our own selves is the primary goal (in life and in our bodies), and practice should reflect this.

Book Your Retreat

Sunday September 11
Friday September 16
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$1475 + HST semi-private accommodation, all meals, classes – 2 people share a cabin

$1995 + HST  private accommodation, all meals, classes – private cabin all to yourself


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.