Oct 11 2024 - Oct 14 2024

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 11
3-5 pm
Arrive and settle into your cabin
5 - 6 pm
Group Introductions in the studio, Introduction to mindfulness and setting the tone of gratitude
Restorative yoga & guided relaxation
Saturday October 12
Breakfast & free time
A day of silence with smooth transitions between sitting, standing & walking meditations, yoga & eating meditation (lunch is in silence too)
5:30 pm
7 pm
Bonfire & star gazing, Setting intentions and releasing into the fire
Sunday October 13
7:30 am
Gentle Yoga - or sleep - do what serves you best
8:30 am
9 am
10:30 am
Guided forest walk
Free time - head over to Sainte Marie to enjoy the Harvest Festival, have a nap, curl up with a good book or book a massage or reflexology treatment
4:00 pm
Mindfulness/Journalling Workshop
5:30 pm
7:00 pm
Yoga Nidra -guided relaxation
Monday October 14
7:30 am
Rise ‘n Shine Yoga
8:30 am
9 am
Breakfast and free time to pack up your cabin
10:30 am
Loving Kindness Meditation & closing circle
12:30 pm
You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the ambiance, the new friends. Depart at your leisure.

Meet Your Facilitator

Liz Frost

Liz Frost MA Ed, RP, is a certified yoga teacher, mindfulness coach and psychotherapist. She was introduced to meditation in the early 90’s and found yoga as a form of meditation. With a foundation in meditation and somatic based psychotherapy, she incorporates mindfulness into yoga practice. She is the owner of Sugar Ridge and devotes her time and energy to making the world a more peaceful place.

Liz Frost, M.A. Ed, RP

Book Your Retreat

Friday October 11
Monday October 14
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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!

11th October: Thanksgiving Yoga and Meditation Retreat