Apr 19 2024 - Apr 21 2024

Yoga & Meditation: A Stress Reduction Retreat

Reconnect with yourself during this retreat!

This weekend has a focus on mindfulness practices aimed at stress reduction. Enjoy this time just for you! Learn to 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. This getaway 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 sounds of nature, the breeze. Feel your heartbeat, the rise and fall of your breath.

the kindest gift you could ever give yourself

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

No experience with yoga or meditation is necessary! This retreat is perfect if you’re curious about it 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. 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, as well as guidance on modified poses.

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

Explore all aspects of yourself

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

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

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

– Have fun with time hiking the forest.

– Meet new friends and become your own best friend!


Friday, April 19
3-5 pm
Arrive and settle into your cabin
5:00 pm
Meet and Greet in the studio
5:30 pm
7:00 pm
Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation)
Saturday, April 20
7:30 am
Gentle Yoga – or sleep… do what you need!
8:30 am
8:45 am
10:00 am
Silent Guided Hike
12:00 pm
Lunch and free time to book a massage or reflexology
3:00 pm
Stress Reduction workshop - awareness of thoughts and habits
4:30 pm
Self-compassion practices
5:30 pm
7:00 pm
Sunday, April 21
7:30 am
Yoga class or sleep – do what you need!
9:00 am
Breakfast and free time to pack up your cabin
11:00 am
Loving Kindness Meditation
12:00 pm
Depart at your leisure and stay as long as you wish to enjoy the ambiance of Sugar Ridge

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 April 19
Sunday April 21
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This adventure includes all meals, classes and accommodation. Rates are per person

Shared -$565 + HST (up to 4 people in a cabin)

Semi-private – $625 + HST (2 share a room)

Private – $825 + HST for a room to yourself

Some cabins have 2 rooms.

For answers to questions, or help to register please call us at 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.