Dec 20 2024 - Dec 22 2024

Winter Solstice Yoga and Meditation Weekend Retreat

Reset & reconnect with yourself during this winter weekend retreat!

This weekend has a focus on fun, relaxation and an opportunity to explore mindfulness practices aimed at stress reduction. Enjoy this time just for you!  Let go of stress as you feel more centered and able to deal with whatever life presents.

Just being immersed in the Sugar Ridge environment is a naturally peaceful experience; in winter, it’s magical. You can often hear the snowflakes fluttering to the earth in the stillness here! This weekend is your time to relax, unwind, and reconnect body, mind and spirit as you become mindful of all that surrounds you and is within you. Listen to the birds, the breeze. Feel your heartbeat, the rise and fall of your breath.


Better Cope With Stress and fully experience life in the present

This retreat will provide you with tools to better cope with the stresses of daily life and fully experience life in the present, rather than getting caught up in worries about the future.  Explore all aspects of yourself: what you eat, how you eat, how you feed your mind, and how you feel in your body.

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

– Come into physical balance with different styles of Yoga classes to flex your muscles, and still your mind and spirit

– Have fun celebrating the snow with hiking or snowshoeing through the forest.

– Meet new friends and become your own best friend!


No experience with yoga, meditation is necessary!

This retreat is perfect if you’re curious but not sure how to start or what to expect. This retreat is a perfect choice for you even if you have physical limitations to movement, little or no meditation or yoga experience.

Everything during your retreat is completely optional. This is YOUR time. 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 time to be the kindest gift you could ever give yourself and honour your needs.


Friday, Dec 20
3-4 pm
Arrive and settle into your cabin
4:30 pm
Welcome & Gentle Yoga 
6:00 pm
7:30 pm
Yoga Nidra Relaxation
Saturday, Dec 21
7:30 am
Rise & Shine Yoga…or sleep in!
9:00 am
Breakfast & free time
10:00 am
Guided Snowshoe or Hike (bring your own snowshoes, walking poles, or rent them from Wye Marsh - Depends on the amount of snow we have of course)
11:30 am
Post Hike Stretch
12:30 pm
Lunch and free time - book a massage or curl up with a good book
3:30 pm
Mindfulness Workshop
4:30 pm
Restorative Yoga
6:00 pm
7:30 pm
Yoga Nidra - guided relaxation
Sunday, Dec 22
7:30 am
Gentle Yoga
9:00 am
10:30 am
Guided Hike/ Snowshoe or stay in and enjoy the fire
12:00 pm
Depart at your leisure, or stay and enjoy the property.

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 December 20
Sunday December 22
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Rates are per person and include all meals, accommodation and classes.

Shared $575 + HST (up to 4 people in a cabin)

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

Private $825 + HST for a room to yourself

This includes all of your meals from Friday evening until lunch on Sunday, all classes, ceremonies and accommodation.


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!

20th December: Winter Solstice Yoga and Meditation Weekend Retreat