Aug 9 2024 - Aug 11 2024

Yoga & Hike – The Essential Summer Retreat

The Essential Summer Retreat

Quiet your mind, open your heart, relax your body!

Join Jenny for an inspiring weekend of Yoga, meditation, outdoor fun and personal transformation.

This weekend is fun, relaxing, rejuvenating and a welcoming of summer!

Relax with the combination of gentle Yoga, and hiking.  Time in nature soothes your soul!  Exploring forest trails and soak up the fresh air and vitality of the peaceful surroundings.  Enjoy bonfires, forest walks, new friends and create sacred memories.

Enjoy the ambiance, new friends and depart at your leisure

Learn basic meditation techniques to calm your body, mind and spirit to help restore physical and emotional well being.  Who doesn’t need more of that?  Within the first two minutes of meditating, even for the very first time, your whole being shifts into a more healing, restful state.

Anyone can attend this retreat! No experience in yoga, meditation or canoeing is necessary. In fact, this is the perfect retreat if you are looking to explore new ways of being in the world or simply want a restful weekend away.  Make this weekend what you need – everything is optional!

Those with more advanced experience can benefit by taking their practice deeper.


Friday, August 9
3-5 pm
Arrive and settle into your cabin
5-6 pm
Introductions on the patio
6 pm
7:30 pm
Gentle Yoga & guided meditation
Saturday, August 10
7:30 am
Meditation – start the day centered and calm
8:30 am
10:00 am
Gentle Qigong
12:00 pm
1:30 pm
Hike the local trails
3:30 pm
Free time to head to the beach – afternoon swim
6:00 pm
7:30 pm
Restorative Yoga – Get Blissed and Relax!
8:30 pm
Bonfire (bring jokes and stories!) – weather permitting
Sunday, August 11
7:30 am
Gentle Yoga
9:00 am
Breakfast & free time to pack up your cabin
10:30 am
Meditation & group discussion
11:30 am
Hike the forest at your leisure
12:30 pm
Lunch - Enjoy the ambience, new friends and 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 August 9
Sunday August 11
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$570 + HST per person in shared accommodations (4 people per cabin)

$650 + HST per person for semi-private accommodation (2 people per room)

$825 + HST for private room


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!

9th August: Yoga & Hike – The Essential Summer Retreat