Silent Yoga and Meditation Retreat - 7 Nights

Friday, May 8 – Friday, May 15, 2020

4 Meditations Daily
2 Yoga Classes Daily
3 Delicious Vegetarian Meals Daily
Cabin in the woods

More and more we are recognizing the tricks our minds play in keeping us trapped in cycles of fear, anger and shame. We repeat the same destructive patterns in relationships with others and with ourselves. It is when we are able to create dramatic gaps in these cycles that real change can occur. Going into extended silence creates the opportunity for meaningful and powerful gaps, where we can see and feel with new eyes and an open heart what a healthier and more loving way to be might look like.
 
My job is to not only to provide the conditions for connecting to oneself and the ocean of consciousness available to us, but to amplify that energy, increasing our healing potential to shift from fear into awareness, and then into compassion. As an energy facilitator, I increase the potential for conscious connection and integration in both group meditation and in one-on-one sessions.
 
Welcome spring with a deep sense of renewal, maybe find inspiration in the freshness and newness of the season, and ride the waves of peace that the woods have to offer. We sit in our own silence within a sacred community, among others of like mind and intention. In the group we are silently encouraging each other forward in our healing and evolution.
 
Bathe in the collective energy offered by the teachers and generated by this sacred community…engulf the body and mind in healing consciousness.
 
Meditations will be led by Toni with a daily offering of reflections to help guide you on your journey inward. When we sit in meditative spaces, our intuitive self takes inspirational words and ideas to the next level, finding and feeling the depth of universal wisdoms.
 
Michelle’s genius is in how she makes you feel safe on the yoga mat. In the work of letting go of old pain and coming to new truth, allowing the body/mind to experience a feeling of safety facilitates a deeper journey. Michelle will lead you through your Hatha postures and breath work during the day, facilitating a practice that will assist in circulating the energies and releasing the tensions of the body. In the evening Michelle will guide you with gentle Yin, Restorative asanas, and Yoga Nidra to direct you deeper into surrender. All practices assist in calming the sympathetic nervous system  allowing our being to process and let go.
 
Throughout the retreat there will be opportunities for group hikes during the day and night, and evening bonfire, weather permitting.
 
Tentative Retreat Schedule

Friday May 8
3:30 – 5:00 – Arrival
5:30 – Dinner and opening discussion
8:30 – Silence

Saturday – Thursday
AM
7:00 – Meditation
7:30 – Breakfast
8:00 – 10:00 – Unscheduled time or session
10:00 – 12:00 – Asana/meditation

PM
12:00 – Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 – Unscheduled time or session
3:00 – 5:00 – Meditation and check-in
5:30 – Dinner
7:30-8:30 – Evening meditation, yoga

Friday May 15
7:00 – Meditation
7:30 – Breakfast
8:00-9:30 – Unscheduled time
9:30-11:00 – Meditation and asana
11:00 – Break silence/debrief
12:00 – Lunch and check out

Please arrive and check in between 3:30-5:00 pm on May 8th. We will have dinner together at about 5:30 pm, followed by brief  introductions, discussion about expectations and routine, and then initiate silence after a meditation at approximately 8:30 pm.

Yoga & meditation sessions will be appropriate for all levels.

Enjoy shared cabins that are intentionally simple, yet comfortable. Each cabin has lots of natural light, electricity and are heated for the cooler weather. Cabins are less than a minute walk from the retreat centre & washroom facilities.

This year Dr. Kim Callaghan, our neighbourhood Naturopath, will be offering acupuncture services to assist and complement the calming and clearing processes of silence. 

Facilitators



Toni Gordon
is a Registered Psychotherapist, Ayurvedic Counsellor, Yoga and Meditation Instructor

 

 

 

 

 

Michelle Compas, E-RYT500 Yoga Instructor, Yoga Nidra Instructor, Meditation Teacher, Reiki Master

Registration Details

Date:
Friday, May 8, 2020 @ 3:30 pm – Friday, May 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm
2020-05-08T15:30:00-04:00
2020-05-15T13:00:00-04:00
Cost:

Investment:

7 Nights – $1300 plus HST. A deposit of $250 due upon registration to secure a spot.

Full payment is due March 1st.

Payment Methods:   Cash, e-transfer, Visa or Mastercard. Please indicate at time of registration which form of payment is preferred.

For more information or to register contact Toni Gordon at 647-707-1835 or email [email protected]

4 Meditations Daily
2 Yoga Classes Daily
3 Delicious Vegetarian Meals Daily
Cabin in the woods

More and more we are recognizing the tricks our minds play in keeping us trapped in cycles of fear, anger and shame. We repeat the same destructive patterns in relationships with others and with ourselves. It is when we are able to create dramatic gaps in these cycles that real change can occur. Going into extended silence creates the opportunity for meaningful and powerful gaps, where we can see and feel with new eyes and an open heart what a healthier and more loving way to be might look like.
 
My job is to not only to provide the conditions for connecting to oneself and the ocean of consciousness available to us, but to amplify that energy, increasing our healing potential to shift from fear into awareness, and then into compassion. As an energy facilitator, I increase the potential for conscious connection and integration in both group meditation and in one-on-one sessions.
 
Welcome spring with a deep sense of renewal, maybe find inspiration in the freshness and newness of the season, and ride the waves of peace that the woods have to offer. We sit in our own silence within a sacred community, among others of like mind and intention. In the group we are silently encouraging each other forward in our healing and evolution.
 
Bathe in the collective energy offered by the teachers and generated by this sacred community…engulf the body and mind in healing consciousness.
 
Meditations will be led by Toni with a daily offering of reflections to help guide you on your journey inward. When we sit in meditative spaces, our intuitive self takes inspirational words and ideas to the next level, finding and feeling the depth of universal wisdoms.
 
Michelle’s genius is in how she makes you feel safe on the yoga mat. In the work of letting go of old pain and coming to new truth, allowing the body/mind to experience a feeling of safety facilitates a deeper journey. Michelle will lead you through your Hatha postures and breath work during the day, facilitating a practice that will assist in circulating the energies and releasing the tensions of the body. In the evening Michelle will guide you with gentle Yin, Restorative asanas, and Yoga Nidra to direct you deeper into surrender. All practices assist in calming the sympathetic nervous system  allowing our being to process and let go.
 
Throughout the retreat there will be opportunities for group hikes during the day and night, and evening bonfire, weather permitting.
 
Tentative Retreat Schedule

Friday May 8
3:30 – 5:00 – Arrival
5:30 – Dinner and opening discussion
8:30 – Silence

Saturday – Thursday
AM
7:00 – Meditation
7:30 – Breakfast
8:00 – 10:00 – Unscheduled time or session
10:00 – 12:00 – Asana/meditation

PM
12:00 – Lunch
1:00 – 3:00 – Unscheduled time or session
3:00 – 5:00 – Meditation and check-in
5:30 – Dinner
7:30-8:30 – Evening meditation, yoga

Friday May 15
7:00 – Meditation
7:30 – Breakfast
8:00-9:30 – Unscheduled time
9:30-11:00 – Meditation and asana
11:00 – Break silence/debrief
12:00 – Lunch and check out

Please arrive and check in between 3:30-5:00 pm on May 8th. We will have dinner together at about 5:30 pm, followed by brief  introductions, discussion about expectations and routine, and then initiate silence after a meditation at approximately 8:30 pm.

Yoga & meditation sessions will be appropriate for all levels.

Enjoy shared cabins that are intentionally simple, yet comfortable. Each cabin has lots of natural light, electricity and are heated for the cooler weather. Cabins are less than a minute walk from the retreat centre & washroom facilities.

This year Dr. Kim Callaghan, our neighbourhood Naturopath, will be offering acupuncture services to assist and complement the calming and clearing processes of silence.