Past Retreat / Event

Mindful Eating, Healing Foods and Yoga with Mike Murdoch

Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17, 2019

Nourish your body and soul over this weekend of healing.

Join Mike Murdoch, Cordon Bleu trained Chef & Culinary Nutrition Expert, in this informative and DELICIOUS workshop. Food choices profoundly impact both physical and mental well being. Expand your understanding of how the foods you eat affect far more than digestion. Commit to a shift today and start yourself on a path towards Optimal Health & Happiness!

Our bodies are host to trillions of microorganisms! The human gut microbiome and its role in both health and disease has been researched extensively in recent years. Studies point to its involvement in human metabolism, nutrition, physiology, mental health and immune function. Eating for your brain, ultimately, means eating for a happy and healthy gut microbiome.

 “All disease begins in the gut.”

– Hippocratese, father of modern medicine 460-370 B.C.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU

  • What is your microbiome? Probiotic v. Prebiotic? Leaky Gut? IBS? Demystifying all the recent science around Whole Food Plant Based eating, Keto, Paleo, Intermittent Fasting… Learn what it all means, AND what might be right for YOU!
  • Gain deeper knowledge of the Brain-Gut Axis and the intricate relationship between your gut microbiome, your food choices and your state of Optimal Heath.
  • ALL NEW Plant Based recipes! Refined Sugar & Gluten-Free… Coconut Kefir, Grain-Free 6-Seed Granola, Quick & Easy Kimchi, Cruciferous Veggie Bake, Omega Apple Crisp, plus many more! Taste them all PLUS take home recipes for everything you eat. COME HUNGRY!

Schedule:

Friday March 15th

6:00-7:00pm – check-in 

7:00-8:00pm – dinner & welcome

8:30-9:30pm – gentle digestive yoga flow
 
9:45-10:15pm – meditation

Saturday March 16th

7:00-7:30am – coffee, tea & light snack

7:30-8:00am – meditation

8:15-9:15am – vinyasa yoga flow

9:30-10:30am – breakfast

11:30am-2:00pm – Lunch & Learn Session – Mindful Eating & Healing Foods, Exploring the HOW and WHY behind adopting a more Plant-Based diet

4:30-6:00pm – Hands-On Fermented Foods Workshop – Work together to prepare coconut kefir, kimchi and sauerkraut all while delving into the world of Prebiotic/Probiotic Foods and how they can impact your gut health.

7:00-8:00pm – dinner

9:00-10:00pm – gentle digestive yoga flow
 
10:00-10:30pm – meditation

 

Sunday March 17th

7:30-8:00am – coffee, tea & light snack

8:00-8:30am – meditation

9:00-10:00am – deep stretch slow yoga flow

**Check out of cabins

10:45am-1:00pm – Brunch & Learn Session – Food & Mood, Exploring the Brain-Gut Axis and what it means for your physical & mental health.

 2:00pm – Depart at your leisure

Mike MurdochMy yoga journey started in the summer of 2013. I grew up over weight; hitting nearly 240 pounds by the age of 13. Having struggled with weight and body image issues all my life, I had never found any form of physical activity that stuck. One September evening a friend, who had just finished yoga teacher training, came over for dinner and taught a private practice session. What originally had been a gesture to help a friend turned into a completely life changing 45 minutes. That night was the start of a journey that transformed my life forever. Within a year I was a certified yoga instructor myself and immediately started teaching classes to anyone that would come.

 After finding my yoga mat, this journey has allowed me to find deep inner calmness and self-acceptance. Through this practice, I began to transform not just physically but emotionally as well. I now strive to spread this passion for yoga and mindful eating with anyone who’s willing, and firmly believe that yoga and a healthful diet, in some form, are accessible to everyone.

 Off my mat, I’m a Cordon Bleu trained chef in both Cuisine and Pastry. When not teaching yoga, I work as a freelance consultant; developing recipes for some of Canada’s largest food retailers. I’m also a certified Culinary Nutrition Expert; using knowledge as a tool to help people heal holistically with food. My true passion is helping individuals live more vibrantly through mindful eating, nourishing food choices, and a committed yoga practice.

Registration Details

Date:
Friday, March 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – Sunday, March 17, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
2019-03-15T16:00:00-04:00
2019-03-17T14:30:00-04:00
Cost:

Tuition is:

$445 + HST for shared accommodation (4 Guests Per Cabin)

$520 + HST for Semi-Private Accommodation (2 Guests Per Cabin)

$605 + HST for Private Accommodations

Register with a friend and receive $30 off per person!
Call us to get the buddy discount code, or to arrange alternate payment options using an e-transfer or personal cheque.

Nourish your body and soul over this weekend of healing.

Join Mike Murdoch, Cordon Bleu trained Chef & Culinary Nutrition Expert, in this informative and DELICIOUS workshop. Food choices profoundly impact both physical and mental well being. Expand your understanding of how the foods you eat affect far more than digestion. Commit to a shift today and start yourself on a path towards Optimal Health & Happiness!

Our bodies are host to trillions of microorganisms! The human gut microbiome and its role in both health and disease has been researched extensively in recent years. Studies point to its involvement in human metabolism, nutrition, physiology, mental health and immune function. Eating for your brain, ultimately, means eating for a happy and healthy gut microbiome.

 “All disease begins in the gut.”

– Hippocratese, father of modern medicine 460-370 B.C.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU

  • What is your microbiome? Probiotic v. Prebiotic? Leaky Gut? IBS? Demystifying all the recent science around Whole Food Plant Based eating, Keto, Paleo, Intermittent Fasting… Learn what it all means, AND what might be right for YOU!
  • Gain deeper knowledge of the Brain-Gut Axis and the intricate relationship between your gut microbiome, your food choices and your state of Optimal Heath.
  • ALL NEW Plant Based recipes! Refined Sugar & Gluten-Free… Coconut Kefir, Grain-Free 6-Seed Granola, Quick & Easy Kimchi, Cruciferous Veggie Bake, Omega Apple Crisp, plus many more! Taste them all PLUS take home recipes for everything you eat. COME HUNGRY!

Schedule:

Friday March 15th

6:00-7:00pm – check-in 

7:00-8:00pm – dinner & welcome

8:30-9:30pm – gentle digestive yoga flow
 
9:45-10:15pm – meditation

Saturday March 16th

7:00-7:30am – coffee, tea & light snack

7:30-8:00am – meditation

8:15-9:15am – vinyasa yoga flow

9:30-10:30am – breakfast

11:30am-2:00pm – Lunch & Learn Session – Mindful Eating & Healing Foods, Exploring the HOW and WHY behind adopting a more Plant-Based diet

4:30-6:00pm – Hands-On Fermented Foods Workshop – Work together to prepare coconut kefir, kimchi and sauerkraut all while delving into the world of Prebiotic/Probiotic Foods and how they can impact your gut health.

7:00-8:00pm – dinner

9:00-10:00pm – gentle digestive yoga flow
 
10:00-10:30pm – meditation

 

Sunday March 17th

7:30-8:00am – coffee, tea & light snack

8:00-8:30am – meditation

9:00-10:00am – deep stretch slow yoga flow

**Check out of cabins

10:45am-1:00pm – Brunch & Learn Session – Food & Mood, Exploring the Brain-Gut Axis and what it means for your physical & mental health.

 2:00pm – Depart at your leisure