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Thanksgiving Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Liz Frost

Friday, October 9 – Monday, October 12, 2020

The theme for the retreat is Cultivating Gratitude!

Reconnect with yourself over this weekend retreat.

Explore gratitude in many forms.  Understand the science behind how cultivating gratitude can change your life. 

Take time just for you, lose some stress, and feel more centered and able to deal with whatever life presents. Just being in the Sugar Ridge environment is a peaceful experience.

Enjoy the majesty of the fall colours, the smell of the forest, migrating 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  including sitting, walking and eating as well as mindful movement through yoga, keeping in mind that everything is optional. If meditation or yoga are new to you this is a perfect opportunity to experience them.  The whole point is self-awareness through 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.

Round out the weekend with a visit to Sainte Marie among the Huron for their annual Harvest Festival.

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.

Feast on the bounty of harvest – Three Sister Soup, Butternut Squash Chile, fresh baked cornbread and more.

Awesome Stay At An Awesome Place!” Renee. Toronto

Schedule

Friday

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

8:30                breakfast & free time
10 am  – 4 pm
A day of silence with smooth transitions between sitting, standing & walking meditations, yoga & eating meditation (lunch is in silence too)

5:30                dinner
7:00                evening meditation and yoga nidra (deep guided relaxation)

Sunday

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

Free time – book a massage, have a nap or curl up with a good book.

2:30                Guided forest walk
4                     Restorative Yoga
6                     Dinner
7:30                Bonfire and star gazing

Monday

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

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

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.” angel66083 Grimsby, Canada

Liz Frost

Liz 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, Shinzen Young and Norman Feldman. 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, October 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – Monday, October 12, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
2020-10-09T16:00:00-04:00
2020-10-12T14:00:00-04:00
Cost:

Retreat Tuition includes 3 nights accommodation, all meals from Friday dinner until Monday lunch and retreat classes

Shared accommodation $665 + HST
Semi-private (2 people in your cabin)  $710 + HST
Private accommodation $800 + HST

With social distancing protocols in place, you will need to book semi-private or private accommodation if you are attending as a single.  If you are coming with someone you can share with please book semi-private (2 ppl) or shared (3 – 4 ppl) accordingly.  Max group size will be determined by the gathering limits allowed at the time of the retreat.

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

If you have any questions please be in touch 866-609-1793 or email [email protected]

 

Other Details:

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

The theme for the retreat is Cultivating Gratitude!

Reconnect with yourself over this weekend retreat.

Explore gratitude in many forms.  Understand the science behind how cultivating gratitude can change your life. 

Take time just for you, lose some stress, and feel more centered and able to deal with whatever life presents. Just being in the Sugar Ridge environment is a peaceful experience.

Enjoy the majesty of the fall colours, the smell of the forest, migrating 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  including sitting, walking and eating as well as mindful movement through yoga, keeping in mind that everything is optional. If meditation or yoga are new to you this is a perfect opportunity to experience them.  The whole point is self-awareness through 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.

Round out the weekend with a visit to Sainte Marie among the Huron for their annual Harvest Festival.

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.

Feast on the bounty of harvest – Three Sister Soup, Butternut Squash Chile, fresh baked cornbread and more.

Awesome Stay At An Awesome Place!” Renee. Toronto

Schedule

Friday

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

8:30                breakfast & free time
10 am  – 4 pm
A day of silence with smooth transitions between sitting, standing & walking meditations, yoga & eating meditation (lunch is in silence too)

5:30                dinner
7:00                evening meditation and yoga nidra (deep guided relaxation)

Sunday

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

Free time – book a massage, have a nap or curl up with a good book.

2:30                Guided forest walk
4                     Restorative Yoga
6                     Dinner
7:30                Bonfire and star gazing

Monday

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

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

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.” angel66083 Grimsby, Canada