Jul 21 2023 - Jul 23 2023

Sounds of Summer: Yoga and Sound Retreat

deeply listen to your body

This weekend getaway is an opportunity to create space for the practice of deep listening.

Two beautiful sound facilitators are coming together to guide this weekend of exploration.  Learn to deeply listen to your body, guided through slow somatic movement experiences with live music by David Hickey and Vicki Hartley. Tune in to the rhythm of natures sounds in the forest, and in your practice, bathing in waves of intentional sounds. Spend the weekend immersed in the exploration of how these practices can profoundly affect your whole system as you listen with not just your ears, but with every cell in your body.

Sound therapy is rooted in the science that everything in existence is vibrating and everything vibrating carries a frequency. To keep our body/heart/mind in good health, we must keep ourselves in tune. With the harmonic vibrations created by crystal singing bowls and other intentionally played resonant instruments, we can shift our brainwaves into slower meditative states and bring our nervous system from our “switched on” sympathetic state, into our “rest and digest” parasympathetic state….and it is in this place where deep healing and restoration occurs.

Through vocal practices, healing instruments, intention and tuning back into nature, we can bring ourselves back into vibrational alignment. When our cells are vibrating at optimum frequencies, and our energetic system is flowing, we thrive, we feel great….and we are healthy and happy!

No experience with yoga or meditation is necessary, and all of the practices are inclusive. Vicki is a beautiful yoga teacher and while she guides you through a practice, David willl accompany with soothing music.  You will be supported and encouraged to respect all of your unique needs during this retreat.  Everything offered is completely optional.

This is YOUR time. If you need to sleep, then skip the early morning yoga session. Allow this time to be the kindest gift you can ever give yourself, and honour your true needs.

Crystal Journey and David Hickey

Retreat Schedule

Friday July 21
Arrive and settle into your cabin
Group Circle and Introduction to the benefits of Sound 
Gentle Somatic Yoga with live music to Re-balance the Nervous System
Yoga Nidra - Gong bath
Saturday July 22
Sensory Meditation
Yin/Yang Yoga class with live music…or sleep if rest is what you need
Breakfast & free time
Forest Sounds - Deep Listening Nature Walk
Post-hike stretch. Listening to our bodies
Free time to read, nap, chill or explore the forest
The Science of Sound Workshop - with David Hickey and Vicki Hartley - learn to play crystal and brass singing bowls, and use a gong
Restorative Chakra Yoga: Exploring Frequency and Resonance
Sound Bath for Relaxation
Sunday July 23
Rise and SHINE Yoga with live music: Mantra, Meditation and Movement. 
Breakfast & free time to pack up your cabin
Metta meditation: Elevating our frequency through the cultivation of loving kindness
You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the ambience, and your new friends. Depart at your leisure.

Book Your Retreat

Friday July 21
Sunday July 23
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From $565

Tuition for the weekend includes all meals, classes and accommodation.

Rates are per person.

$565 + HST Shared room (up to 4 people in the cabin)
$645 + HST Semi-private (just 2 people in a room) Some cabins have 2 rooms.
$795 + HST Private room. Some cabins have 2 rooms.

If you have questions or need help registering please call us 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.