Feb 9 2024 - Feb 11 2024

Wellness Within: Mindful Movement and Meditation Retreat Weekend

Focus on Mindful Practices

This weekend getaway is an opportunity to create a space of wellness from the inside out by incorporating mindfulness practices of movement and stillness. Enjoy this time just for you as you experience practices creating a balance of Yang & Yin energies in body, mind & spirit.

Depending on your own unique needs, you may choose to participate in all, or perhaps, only some of the activities on the agenda. Rest assured that no matter what your current level of activity or ability, all of the practices are inclusive, and all participants are supported to ensure that everyone feels successful.

This is YOUR time

Throughout this retreat, you are invited to explore various forms of mindfulness meditations including sitting, walking and eating, as well as mindful movement through yoga and gentle exercise.

No experience with yoga or meditation is necessary! No particular fitness level is required. You are encouraged to respect your own unique needs during the retreat and to participate in the activities you want and skip the others.  Everything during your retreat is completely optional. Rest assured that no matter what your current level of activity or ability, you will be able to participate.  All of the practices are inclusive, and all participants are supported to ensure that everyone gets what they need.

What to Expect this Weekend

– Cleanse and nourish your body with yummy organic vegan meals, while you also nourish your soul.

– Come into physical balance with movement classes that will flex your muscles, as well as your mind & spirit.

– Create your resilient emotional balance with mindfulness-based meditation.

– Enjoy the beauty around you with time hiking the forest.

– Meet new friends and become your own best friends!


Friday, February 9
3-4 pm
Arrive and settle into your cabin
5:00 pm
Welcome Circle and Gentle Somatic Yoga to Re-balance the Nervous System
6:00 pm
7:30 pm
Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation
Saturday, February 10
7:30 am
Sensory Meditation
8:00 am
Yin/Yang Qigong class…or sleep
9:00 am
Breakfast & free time
11:30 am
Mindful Strength Class (or hike the forest) - bring your snowshoes!
12:30 pm
Lunch & free time: read, nap, explore the forest or book a massage
3:30 pm
Intro to Chakras (Learn, Move and Meditate)
4:30 pm
Restorative Yoga
5:30 pm
7:00 pm
Qigong Mindful Movement and/or Fire outside & star gazing or Guided Meditation inside – depends on the weather We can make afire inside too!
Sunday, February 11
7:30 am
8:45 am
Breakfast & free time to pack up your cabin
10:30 am
Metta (Loving Kindness) Meditation
12:00 pm
Lunch- Mindful Eating
You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the ambiance, and your new friends. Depart at your leisure.

Meet Your Facilitator

Heather Stanley

Heather has spent over 30 years combining Eastern and Western disciplines for healing and personal growth. When she started taking classes with a well-known hatha and raja yoga trainer, she discovered a new way to manage stress and found that yoga became essential in her life. Heather completed a yoga teacher training program in 1993 and later left her corporate job to follow her passion for teaching, cycling, and art. Her dedication and experience led her to develop and facilitate a two-year comprehensive yoga teacher training program at Georgian College, which she did for 13 years. Heather is multi-talented and has training in various fields such as hypnotherapy, medical exercise therapy, nutrition, acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine, Qigong, and fine arts. She believes we are never finished learning and continuously enrolls in courses to keep growing and challenging herself. Heather’s approach is always focused on balancing strength and flexibility, dynamic and ease, and her classes emphasize traditional movement, breathing focus, meditation, and intention. Everyone who spends time with Heather can expect to move their body and encounter themselves on a deeper level.

Book Your Retreat

Friday February 9
Sunday February 11
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Rates are per person and include all meals, classes and accommodation. Some cabins have 2 rooms.

$575 + HST for shared accommodation (up to 3 – 4 people in a cabin)

$650 + HST Semi-private (just 2 people in your room)

$825 + HST Private cabin (just you in a room)

Please be in touch with any questions or help to register 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.