Past Retreat / Event

Silent First Light Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Liz Frost

Friday, December 4 – Sunday, December 6, 2015

Reconnect with yourself over this weekend retreat.

Sun SalutationTake 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.

retreats_6Throughout 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.Anja Outside

This weekend we’ll be in silence most of the time and it’s your choice if you want to go to Sainte Marie and participate in the First Light celebrations there.  If you’ve never been in silence this is a great retreat to start with.  Being in silence is a gift you give yourself!  How often do you get the time to be alone with your thoughts, feelings and sensations?  Here’s your chance!

Everything over the weekend is completely optional. 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 weekend to be the kindest gift you could ever give yourself and honour your needs.

Schedule

FridayFirst Light Drum Circle

3 – 5 pm         arrive and settle into your cabin
5 – 5:30pm     introductions and dinner at 5:30
7:00 pm         Gentle yoga
8:30 pm         Meditation and begin silence
                       
Saturday

7:30             Yoga
9:00             breakfast & free time
10:30           meditation – discussion & practice of mindfulness practices
12:30           Lunch
2:30             Guided Forest Hike or sensory awareness workshop
5:00             early dinner
6:00             head over to Sainte Marie Among the Hurons for First Light celebrations – long house drumming meditationCandlelit Niche

Sunday

7:30                yoga class
8:45                breakfast and free time
11am              sitting meditation & discussion – end of silence
12:30pm         lunch

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

You can extend your stay with the silent meditation retreat until December 11.

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.

 

Liz FrostLiz Frost M.A. Ed, is a certified yoga teacher, mindfulness coach and psychotherapist in the Midland area. She has studied with Jon Kabat Zinn and Saki Santorelli of the Centre for Mindfulness, Lee Lesser, Norm Feldman and most recently with Shinzen Young. Liz began her yoga journey as a form of meditation, having found meditation before yoga, and 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, December 4, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – Sunday, December 6, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
2015-12-04T15:00:00-05:00
2015-12-06T14:00:00-05:00
Cost:

$425 + HST for 2 nights or you can stay on the the whole week and join the silent meditation retreat
Includes shared accommodation, all meals and classes

Private cabin (one person) – please add $150 + HST
Semi-private (2 ppl in your cabin) – please add $65 + HST per person

You can call Liz to discuss payment options using an e-transfer or personal cheque.

Other Details:

Register with a friend and each receive $40 off. Call Liz to take advantage of this deal.

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

Reconnect with yourself over this weekend retreat.

Sun SalutationTake 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.

retreats_6Throughout 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.Anja Outside

This weekend we’ll be in silence most of the time and it’s your choice if you want to go to Sainte Marie and participate in the First Light celebrations there.  If you’ve never been in silence this is a great retreat to start with.  Being in silence is a gift you give yourself!  How often do you get the time to be alone with your thoughts, feelings and sensations?  Here’s your chance!

Everything over the weekend is completely optional. 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 weekend to be the kindest gift you could ever give yourself and honour your needs.

Schedule

FridayFirst Light Drum Circle

3 – 5 pm         arrive and settle into your cabin
5 – 5:30pm     introductions and dinner at 5:30
7:00 pm         Gentle yoga
8:30 pm         Meditation and begin silence
                       
Saturday

7:30             Yoga
9:00             breakfast & free time
10:30           meditation – discussion & practice of mindfulness practices
12:30           Lunch
2:30             Guided Forest Hike or sensory awareness workshop
5:00             early dinner
6:00             head over to Sainte Marie Among the Hurons for First Light celebrations – long house drumming meditationCandlelit Niche

Sunday

7:30                yoga class
8:45                breakfast and free time
11am              sitting meditation & discussion – end of silence
12:30pm         lunch

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

You can extend your stay with the silent meditation retreat until December 11.

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.

 

Liz FrostLiz Frost M.A. Ed, is a certified yoga teacher, mindfulness coach and psychotherapist in the Midland area. She has studied with Jon Kabat Zinn and Saki Santorelli of the Centre for Mindfulness, Lee Lesser, Norm Feldman and most recently with Shinzen Young. Liz began her yoga journey as a form of meditation, having found meditation before yoga, and 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