May 17 2024 - May 20 2024

Yoga & Meditation: Stress Reduction Long Weekend Retreat

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.

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.


Awesome Stay At An Awesome Place!” Renee. Toronto

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.

Feel free to let us know if you would like a Thai massage or Reiki treatment and we can arrange it for you during your stay at an additional cost.

Better Cope With Stress

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.” Grimsby, Canada


Friday, May 17
3-5 pm
Arrive and settle into your cabin
5-5:30 pm
Introductions and dinner at 5:30
7:00 pm
Gentle Yoga
8:00 pm
Saturday, May 18
8:30 am
Breakfast & free time
10 am-4 pm
A day of silence with transitions between sitting, standing & walking meditations, yoga & eating meditation (lunch is in silence too)
5:30 pm
7:00 pm
Yoga nidra – guided relaxation
Sunday, May 19
7:30 am
Rise and Shine Yoga Flow
8:30 am
9:00 am
Breakfast and free time
11:00 am
Guided Hike
Lunch & Free time
3:30 pm
Gentle Yoga
5:30 pm
7:30 pm
Bonfire and star gazing (if weather is not cooperating, guided relaxation)
Monday, May 20
7:30 am
Gentle Yoga
8:45 am
Breakfast and pack up cabin
10:30 am
Sitting meditation & discussion
12:00 pm
You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the ambiance, the new friends. Depart at your leisure.

Meet Your Facilitator

Jennifer Bascom

Jennifer is a beloved yoga instructor with over 750 hours of training and over 1000 hours of teaching. She found her way to Sugar Ridge five years ago and fell in love with the peace, beauty, and energy. She has been leading retreats here, there, and everywhere, ever since.

Book Your Retreat

Friday May 17
Monday May 20
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This long weekend includes all meals, classes, and the accommodation you choose. Rates are per person.

$725 + HST shared up to 4 people share a cabin
$895 + HST semi-private accommodation – 2 people share a room
$1,195 + HST private accommodation – private room all to yourself
*(some cabins have 2 rooms)

For more information or assistance, contact 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.