Past Retreat / Event

Awaken the Light Within - The Essential Summer Retreat

Friday, July 26 – Sunday, July 28, 2019

Awaken the Light Within – the Essential Summer Retreat

Quiet your mind, open your heart, relax your body

Join Ali and Trish for three inspiring days of Yoga, Meditation, and Personal Transformation. 

Awakening your inner light is fun and available to everyone.  Find a deeper connection to yourself and be open to what is possible for you to thrive in your life.

Learn to use simple techniques of yoga, meditation or energy healing, to activate the natural healing potential of your body, mind and spirit to help restore physical and emotional well being.  Who doesn’t need more of that?  Within the first two minutes of meditating, even for the very first time, your whole being shifts into a more healing, restful state.

In this retreat you will learn how to shift your energy to a higher vibration through gentle yoga practice, guided mediation, and facilitated energy healing that will uplift your spirit and open your heart.  This isn’t some odd esoteric art, or newfangled religion:)  – it’s grounded in science and it’s easy to learn and take the practices home with you.

Anyone can attend this retreat! No experience in yoga, meditation  or energy healing is necessary. In fact, this is the perfect retreat if you are looking to explore new ways of being in the world – ways that can lead to the expression of your highest potential.

Those with more advanced experience in these domains will benefit by taking their practice deeper. 

Combine all of this with the beauty that is Sugar Ridge: amazing vegetarian, summer cuisine, bonfires, forest walks, new friends and sacred memories that will last a lifetime.

Ali and Trish welcome you to join them for this Essential Summer Retreat to awaken your light within.

 
Friday July 26
3-5pm:  Arrive and settle into your cabin
5-6pm: Welcoming Ceremony
6pm:  Dinner!!
7:30-9pm:  Yoga & guided meditation with Ali and Trish – deeply relax and arrive, grounded in your self
 
Saturday July 27
7-8am:  Self-Healing Meditation with Trish – start the day centered and calm
8:30am:  Breakfast
10-11:30am:  Yoga Therapy Class with Ali – bring your questions!
11:30 -12:30:  Free Time
12:30pm:  Lunch
2-3:30 pm: Facilitated Energy Healing with Trish – anyone can do this!
3:30-6pm:  Free Time/Hike In The Woods
4-5:00pm **Optional: Private questions for Trish & Ali
6pm:  Dinner!! (Yummy)
7:30-9pm:  Yin Yoga & Meditation with Ali and Trish – Get Blissed and Relax!
9pm:  Bonfire (bring any musical instruments you play)
 
Sunday July 28
7-8:30am:   Gentle Yoga & Breathing Practice with Ali
9am:   Breakfast
10-11:30am:  Closing Ceremony
Noon:  Lunch!!
2:00 Leave for home refreshed and renewed

 

Meet Your Facilitators


Ali Alexander
Certified Yoga Therapist, Certified Yoga Teacher, BA & Graduate Diploma in Education

Ali Alexander is a Yoga Therapist and has been teaching yoga asana, philosophy and meditation since 2005. She teaches publicly and privately in Toronto and offers a variety of approaches to the practice:  Yin, Hatha Flow, Yoga Therapy, Meditation and Philosophy.

In her teaching there is always emphasis on breathing and practicing awareness of the present moment experience. Whether moving in synch with it or using it as an indicator of our condition, the breath is the primary guide of the practice. Her focus in asana practice is to guide students in exploring their optimal range of motion with a focus on full functional mobility. In addition to awareness of breath, the use of mindfulness practices for the body, mind and environment are a part of each class she teaches.

She is on the faculty of 2 yoga teacher-training programs and offers retreats and workshops in all aspects of the practice of yoga.

 

 


Trish

Meditation and Energy Healer

Trish is an Occupational Therapist (O.T.), a meditation teacher, an energy healer and fellow human being. Her near 20 years of experience in her role as an O.T. in mental health include facilitating life skills groups in a hospital setting and suicide intervention in the community. Upon discovering meditation as an invaluable tool for self-care in both her personal and professional life, Trish has maintained a regular meditation practice ever since. As a result, Trish ascertains that  she was able to build a strong core within herself in the face of stress. However, it was when Trish fell ill to the effects of Lyme Disease that she truly came into awareness about herself, about life and about healing. It was through Trish’s personal journey of healing herself that she discovered a gift for energy healing, which she describes as “a process of allowing the impossible to become possible through the transformation of beliefs, thoughts, emotions and behaviour”. According to Trish, WE are the healers of ourselves and it is her greatest passion to uncover the power to self-heal and the resulting potential to become the love that we already are.

 

Registration Details

Date:
Friday, July 26, 2019 @ 3:00 pm – Sunday, July 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
2019-07-26T15:00:00-04:00
2019-07-28T14:00:00-04:00
Cost:

Cost:

$440 plus HST per person in shared accommodations (4 people per cabin)

Awaken the Light Within – the Essential Summer Retreat

Quiet your mind, open your heart, relax your body

Join Ali and Trish for three inspiring days of Yoga, Meditation, and Personal Transformation. 

Awakening your inner light is fun and available to everyone.  Find a deeper connection to yourself and be open to what is possible for you to thrive in your life.

Learn to use simple techniques of yoga, meditation or energy healing, to activate the natural healing potential of your body, mind and spirit to help restore physical and emotional well being.  Who doesn’t need more of that?  Within the first two minutes of meditating, even for the very first time, your whole being shifts into a more healing, restful state.

In this retreat you will learn how to shift your energy to a higher vibration through gentle yoga practice, guided mediation, and facilitated energy healing that will uplift your spirit and open your heart.  This isn’t some odd esoteric art, or newfangled religion:)  – it’s grounded in science and it’s easy to learn and take the practices home with you.

Anyone can attend this retreat! No experience in yoga, meditation  or energy healing is necessary. In fact, this is the perfect retreat if you are looking to explore new ways of being in the world – ways that can lead to the expression of your highest potential.

Those with more advanced experience in these domains will benefit by taking their practice deeper. 

Combine all of this with the beauty that is Sugar Ridge: amazing vegetarian, summer cuisine, bonfires, forest walks, new friends and sacred memories that will last a lifetime.

Ali and Trish welcome you to join them for this Essential Summer Retreat to awaken your light within.

 
Friday July 26
3-5pm:  Arrive and settle into your cabin
5-6pm: Welcoming Ceremony
6pm:  Dinner!!
7:30-9pm:  Yoga & guided meditation with Ali and Trish – deeply relax and arrive, grounded in your self
 
Saturday July 27
7-8am:  Self-Healing Meditation with Trish – start the day centered and calm
8:30am:  Breakfast
10-11:30am:  Yoga Therapy Class with Ali – bring your questions!
11:30 -12:30:  Free Time
12:30pm:  Lunch
2-3:30 pm: Facilitated Energy Healing with Trish – anyone can do this!
3:30-6pm:  Free Time/Hike In The Woods
4-5:00pm **Optional: Private questions for Trish & Ali
6pm:  Dinner!! (Yummy)
7:30-9pm:  Yin Yoga & Meditation with Ali and Trish – Get Blissed and Relax!
9pm:  Bonfire (bring any musical instruments you play)
 
Sunday July 28
7-8:30am:   Gentle Yoga & Breathing Practice with Ali
9am:   Breakfast
10-11:30am:  Closing Ceremony
Noon:  Lunch!!
2:00 Leave for home refreshed and renewed