May 20 2022 - May 23 2022

Yoga and Meditation Retreat Long Weekend

Reconnect with yourself over this weekend retreat.

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

Listen to the birds, the breeze, feel your heartbeat, your breath. Enjoy whole foods and nourish your soul at the same time.


Mindful Meditations

Throughout the weekend you are invited to explore various forms of mindfulness meditations (vipassana) including sitting, walking and eating as well as mindful movement through yoga, keeping in mind that everything is optional. The word Vipassana means seeing things as they really are. It is the process of self- purification by 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.



Everything over the weekend is completely optional. If you need to sleep in then skip the early morning yoga session. Allow this weekend to be the kindest gift you could ever give yourself and honour your needs.

“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.” angel66083 Grimsby, Canada


Friday 20th May
Arrive and settle into your cabin
Introductions and dinner at 5:30
Gentle Yoga 
Saturday 21st May
Breakfast & free time
10am - 4pm
A day of silence with transitions between sitting, standing & walking meditations, yoga & eating meditation (lunch is in silence too)
Yoga nidra - guided relaxation
Sunday 22nd May
Rise and Shine Yoga Flow (active)
Breakfast and free time
Guided Hike
Lunch & Free time
Happy Hips Gentle Yoga
Bonfire and star gazing (if weather is not cooperating, guided relaxation)
Monday 23rd May
Yin and Yang Yoga 
Breakfast and pack up cabin
Sitting meditation & discussion
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 May 20
Monday May 23
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Tuition for 3 nights accommodation, all meals and classes

$650 + HST Shared  accommodation – up to 4 people in the cabin
$725 + HST Semi-private

Any questions?  Call us for more information or 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.