Feb 1 2024 - Feb 1 2024

The Essence of Breath

Reshape Your Life!

Explore breathing!

Your breath by nature is designed to keep you healthy, energetic, happy and full of vitality. Everyday stresses have an impact on your well-being. Did you know that your pattern of breathing changes due to stresses? These changes impact our wellbeing over time.

The good news is that you can positively impact all areas of your life by utilizing breathing techniques. There are a number of different methods that can produce immediate results; including stress reduction, feelings of peace and inner calm, improved focus, increased clarity, creativity, overall well-being and higher states of consciousness. Using the techniques can range from short sessions 2 to 5 minutes to 45 minutes per session/use.

During this workshop you will learn about the nature of the breath, how it is impacted by stressors and practice several breathing techniques which you can use anytime to improve your emotional reactivity, stabilize mood and overall wellbeing.

What will you experience as a result of the training:
 Greater awareness of your breath
 Strategies to use to reduce stress in your life, and in the moment for optimum health
 More relaxed and calm
 Increased clarity
 Greater focus

 Improved mood
 More energy and motivation
 Creativity
 Better sleep
 Increased resilience to deal with stressful situations


Feb 1
8:30 - 9 am
Arrive and get oriented to the centre
9:00 am
Introductions and review the days agenda
9:15 am
Morning Workshop session
12:00 pm
Lunch and free time
1:15 pm
Afternoon Workshop Session
4:00 pm
Depart at your leisure but feel free to stay and enjoy the ambiance as long as you wish.

Meet Your Facilitator

Suzanne Mardon

Suzanne is a breath coach with a vast and varied life and work experience who found herself experiencing stress in a number of situations and roles. What began as a personal journey to find strategies to live a more balanced, peaceful and happy life lead her to sharing/teaching various strategies with clients, staff, colleagues and management teams. Suzanne has over 30 years experience in supporting individuals in various roles and stress was a common factor. Suzanne graduated as a Social Service Worker, Valedictorian and then went on a life journey of learning including additional University and College courses, studying intuition, and consciousness. She is a Reiki Master and a facilitator of the Bars and Indian Head Massage as well as qigong. More recently, she has studied with Eckhart Tolle (Presence) and Kyle Gray (Angel work). For the past 3 years she has focused on learning and teaching Transformational Breath (TB), completing the Level 5 training. She has developed her own Breathwork process incorporating all she has learned from several modalities. People she works with have noticed significant changes in their daily lives.

Book Your Retreat

Thursday February 1
Thursday February 1
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Tuition is per person

Your day includes all classes and lunch.

$165 + HST

Add a cabin if you want to escape overnight $209 + HST.


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.