Yoga & Meditation: Stress Reduction Weekend Retreat

Friday, March 19 – Sunday, March 21, 2021


Reconnect with yourself during this winter weekend retreat!

This weekend has a focus on mindfulness practices aimed at permanent 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; 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. 

This retreat will teach you key tools to better cope with the stresses of daily life and more 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 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 celebrating the snow with time hiking the forest. 
  • Meet new friends and become your own best friend!

Sugar Ridge yoga group retreat

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

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. 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. 

 

RETREAT SCHEDULE:

Zucchini Pad Thai

Friday
3 – 4 pm         Arrive and settle into your cabin
4 – 5 pm         Group introductions and intro to mindful thinking
5:30 pm         Mindful eating and it’s relationship to stress
6 pm              Dinner
7 pm              Movie – documentary about stress
8:30 pm         Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation)
                       
Saturday
7:30 am        Yoga class – or sleep… do what you need!
8:45              Breakfast
10:00            Hike the forest – breathe fresh air!
12:30 pm      Lunch: yummy for your tummy vegan Chili Sin Carne!
veggie chili

1:30              Meditation practice and group discussion:
The science behind meditation – how does it help with stress?
3:00              Free time – book a massage, nap, or play in the snow
4:30              Sensory Awareness
5:45              Dinner
7:30              Restorative Yoga or curl up by the fire        

Sunday
7:30 am        Yoga class or sleep – do what you need!spring vegetable slaw
9:00              Breakfast and free time to pack up your cabin
10:30            Meditation try a few more techniques
12:30            Lunch –  Mindful Eating

You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the ambiance & your new friends.  Depart at your leisure.

Facilitators

Liz Frost

Liz Frost M.A. Ed, RP, is a mindfulness coach, certified yoga teacher and Registered Psychotherapist (RP) in the Midland, Ontario area. She has studied with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli of the Centre for Mindfulness, Norman Feldman, Lee Lesser and most recently with Shinzen Young.

Liz was introduced to meditation in the early 90’s and found yoga as a form of meditation.  With a foundation in meditation and somatic based psychotherapy, she incorporates mindfulness into yoga practice. She is co-owner of Sugar Ridge and devotes her time and energy to making the world a more peaceful place.

 

Registration Details

Date:
Friday, March 19, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – Sunday, March 21, 2021 @ 2:00 pm
2021-03-19T15:00:00-04:00
2021-03-21T14:00:00-04:00
Cost:

Retreat Tuition:

$465 + HST  shared accommodation, all meals,  & classes (3-4 ppl in your cabin – same social bubble)
$545 + HST semi-private accommodation, all meals, & classes (2 ppl in your cabin – socially distanced)
$625 + HST  private accommodation, all meals,  & classes (cabin all to yourself)

Group size will be limited to whatever restrictions are in place at the time of the retreat.

You can register online without paying any deposit.  We will contact you after February 12th when we know how restrictions are changing and hopefully confirm the retreat then.

For more information about our COVID-19 protocols click here.

Other Details:

Call for more information or to register 866-609-1793 or email [email protected]


Reconnect with yourself during this winter weekend retreat!

This weekend has a focus on mindfulness practices aimed at permanent 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; 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. 

This retreat will teach you key tools to better cope with the stresses of daily life and more 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 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 celebrating the snow with time hiking the forest. 
  • Meet new friends and become your own best friend!

Sugar Ridge yoga group retreat

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

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. 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. 

 

RETREAT SCHEDULE:

Zucchini Pad Thai

Friday
3 – 4 pm         Arrive and settle into your cabin
4 – 5 pm         Group introductions and intro to mindful thinking
5:30 pm         Mindful eating and it’s relationship to stress
6 pm              Dinner
7 pm              Movie – documentary about stress
8:30 pm         Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation)
                       
Saturday
7:30 am        Yoga class – or sleep… do what you need!
8:45              Breakfast
10:00            Hike the forest – breathe fresh air!
12:30 pm      Lunch: yummy for your tummy vegan Chili Sin Carne!
veggie chili

1:30              Meditation practice and group discussion:
The science behind meditation – how does it help with stress?
3:00              Free time – book a massage, nap, or play in the snow
4:30              Sensory Awareness
5:45              Dinner
7:30              Restorative Yoga or curl up by the fire        

Sunday
7:30 am        Yoga class or sleep – do what you need!spring vegetable slaw
9:00              Breakfast and free time to pack up your cabin
10:30            Meditation try a few more techniques
12:30            Lunch –  Mindful Eating

You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the ambiance & your new friends.  Depart at your leisure.