Oct 6 2023 - Oct 9 2023

Thanksgiving Yoga and Meditation Retreat

The theme for the retreat is Cultivating Gratitude!

Reconnect with yourself over this weekend retreat.

Explore gratitude in many forms.  Understand the science behind how cultivating gratitude can change your life.

Take time just for you, lose some stress, and feel more centered and able to deal with whatever life presents. Just being in the Sugar Ridge environment is a peaceful experience.

Enjoy the majesty of the fall colours, the smell of the forest, migrating birds, the breeze, feel your heartbeat, your breath. Enjoy whole foods and nourish your soul at the same time.

Throughout the weekend you are invited to explore various forms of mindfulness meditations  including sitting, walking and eating as well as mindful movement through yoga, keeping in mind that everything is optional. If meditation or yoga are new to you this is a perfect opportunity to experience them.  The whole point is self-awareness through self-observation. Basically we cultivate the ability to pay attention, while knowing that we’re paying attention. We begin by observing the natural breath to concentrate the mind. With a sharpened awareness we proceed to observe the changing nature of body and mind and the environment we’re in. Ideally we cultivate the ability to pay attention moment to moment without needing to sit still to do it, taking mindfulness into daily living. No experience is necessary and this retreat is perfect if you’re curious about meditation but not sure how to start or what to expect.

This weekend is a gift to yourself

Everything over the weekend is completely optional. If you need to sleep in then skip the early morning yoga session. If a massage is the nurturing you need, we can book that for you. Allow this weekend to be the kindest gift you could ever give yourself and honour your needs.


Round out the weekend with a visit to Sainte Marie among the Huron for their annual Harvest Festival.


Feast on the bounty of harvest – Three Sister Soup, Butternut Squash Chile, fresh baked cornbread and more.



The perfect retreat for you

“Awesome Stay At An Awesome Place!”
Renee. Toronto


This retreat is perfect for you even if you have physical limitations to movement, little or no meditation or yoga experience. Beginners will discover how to sit comfortably and experienced practitioners can deepen their practice. No need to sit on the floor if that’s not comfortable – chairs are always available.


“I highly recommend Sugar Ridge Retreat Center for anyone who needs time away for some peace and tranquility.”
Grimsby, Canada


Friday October 6
Arrive and settle into your cabin
Introductions in the studio
Gentle yoga & meditation
Saturday October 7
Breakfast & free time
A day of silence with smooth transitions between sitting, standing & walking meditations, yoga & eating meditation (lunch is in silence too)
Dinner (silence breaks)
Bonfire & star gazing
Sunday October 8
Guided forest walk
Free time - have a nap or curl up with a good book.
Mindfulness Workshop
Happy Hips Yoga
Yoga Nidra -guided relaxation
Monday October 9
Rise ‘n Shine Yoga
Breakfast and free time to pack up your cabin
Meditation & closing circle
Lunch - You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the ambiance, the new friends. 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

Friday October 6
Monday October 9
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Retreat Tuition includes 3 nights accommodation, all meals from Friday dinner until Monday lunch and retreat classes

Shared accommodation $750 + HST (up to 4 people sharing a cabin)
Semi-private (2 people in your cabin)  $825 + HST
Private accommodation $965 + HST

If you have any questions please be in touch 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.