Winter Cleanse Juice and Soup Detox Week

Sunday, January 23 – Friday, January 28, 2022

Detox your body, mind, and spirit this week!

Diet trends come and go. This week is not based on a trend. This is a week to get on track with healthier habits for your body, mind and spirit, and lose some stress with a break from the busyness of your life. You will enjoy nourishment with whole vegetable juices, smoothies and nutritious soups each day. Return home armed with recipes and the confidence to keep up the momentum you start this week. 

This is the retreat for you if you are looking to:

  • Restore your glow
  • Jumpstart your path to wellness
  • Take a break from city stress
  • Lose weight, rejuvenate and change habits
  • Support your body with proper nutrition
  • Give digestion a break, without feeling hungry
  • Allow your body time to heal itself
  • Replenish missing nutrients – with juice!

What to Expect

Explore yourself via daily yoga, meditation, healthy organic food, and group discussions. Meet new friends and become your own best friend!

This week is NOT a starvation diet. Yes, you will likely eat less than you normally do, but consider this: your body is likely starving for proper nutrients right now even though you eat regularly. The “Juice and Soup Cleanse – Week Retreat” at Sugar Ridge focuses on holistic healing for all aspects of your body – what you eat, how you eat, how you feed your mind, and how you feel in your body. You will eat well and nourish your body with yummy organic juices, smoothies and vegan soups – freshly made with love – every day.

During this retreat, your body will be so nourished, relaxed and rejuvenated you won’t miss a bite! You will have all the micro and macronutrients you need, serving your body in a synergistic way – no supplements necessary because Mother Nature has it all!

We feel hungry when our body is needing nutrients. That’s why we can eat lots of junk food and not feel satisfied. Your body still needs the nutrients. Give it the nutrients in whole food form and you feel satiated with much less volume of food. The difficulty with this kind of a cleanse is craving salt, sugar, and fat for a couple days. No worries though – that’s why we do this in a retreat setting! We support each other on the journey and you won’t have junk foods hanging around to tempt you. Healthy snacks, if you need them, are always available.

During your stay, come into physical balance with daily yoga and meditation classes that will flex your muscles as well as your mind and spirit. New to yoga? No worries! Anyone can do yoga – if you’re breathing you can do yoga. No physical limitations prevent you from participating – use a chair and pose modifications if you need to. 

Create emotional balance and mental clarity with mindfulness practices aimed at permanent weight loss via mindful eating meditations and general stress reduction so you’ll learn how to better cope with the stresses in your life. No one gains weight because they don’t know proper nutrition. Mindfulness opens the doors to gently explore limiting beliefs that are often covered with food or other addictions.

Ideally what you learn this week will become a normal practice when you return home. Adding fresh juice or a smoothie into a well-balanced diet is a perfect way to keep supporting your health.


Why Detox

Our society, with all of its advances, has a lot of drawbacks. The price we pay for faster and cheaper takes the form of stress, toxins, chemicals, air pollutants, and radiation. It’s found in our food in the form of overprocessed and demineralized ingredients, herbicides, pesticides, food colorings, and preservatives. The body is constantly working to eliminate toxins and a strong and clean body can rid itself of most toxic waste. But without proper cleansing, this waste can and will build up. A buildup of toxins is like a wall coating our intestinal tract. it does not allow good absorption of vitamins and nutrients. This makes our bodies susceptible to diseases and ailments. Without help, the immune system weakens.

If you have significant health issues this may be just the week you need to get on track with better eating habits. You are what you eat so why not eat nutritious, whole foods?

Most people lose about 1lb per day on a cleanse of this sort but what you lose will depend on your weight to begin with. The more you need to lose, the faster weight comes off initially. With the skills you’ll learn this week you will be able to confidently continue the process at home getting to your ideal weight in a healthy way.

If you’ve wondered how to:Detox-Food-Love.jpg

  • start a healthier way of eating
  • slowly lose weight without gaining it back
  • feel emotionally balanced and energized
  • deepen your sense of spirit
  • become more mindful
  • cope with the stresses of life
  • start some gentle exercise

Then this is the retreat for you!

We think of weight loss and detoxing as a process of getting clear with what serves you. Excess weight doesn’t serve you – so allow it to go. There will be no suffering through fasting or eating anything that doesn’t taste awesome. This is a FEEL GREAT week! We make healthy and delicious food that your friends will want the recipes for! 

Right thinking, right eating, right exercise. So simple? It can be.

 

“Perfect to get away from the busy life – I enjoyed every single minute there. Especially the fabulous food, I am not a vegetarian but I really love their food.  Fully relax and recharge in 3 days. Highly recommend.” Laichun, Markham, Canada

Each day offers:

  • Mindfulness practicesSugar Ridge Retreat Centre main interior
  • Physical practices – choose from yoga, hiking, snowshoeing, bird watching
  • Discussions and workshops to help change unhealthy patterns of thinking and behaviour
  • Delicious gluten-free & organic juices, smoothies, soups & salads (vegan/vegetarian)
  • Tea & snacks available 24/7
  • Peace and quiet
  • Free time to reflect, nap, or climb a tree
  • New connections, new friends; create a new healthy relationship with yourself!

 

RETREAT SCHEDULE 

Sunday  
3-4:30pm Arrival & settle in your cabin
4:30pm Meet in the studio for introductions, agenda review and eating meditation
5:30 pm Dinner: Soup & Salad
7 pm Gentle Yoga & Meditation
   
Monday to Thursday
7:30 – 8:30 am Yoga & Meditation
8:30 – 9 am Breakfast Juice &/or Smoothie
9:30 -11 am Guided walk or Gentle Movement Class such as Pilates
11 am Juice
12 – 2 pm Free Time
2 pm Afternoon Juice and Daily Workshop on Habits & Intentions
4 pm Gentle or Restorative Yoga & Meditation
5:30 pm Soup & Salad for Dinner
7:00 pm Relaxation Practice: sound healing, movie, meditation
   
   
Friday  
8:00am  Yoga
9:00am  Juice/Smoothie & cabin clean
11:00am  Closing circle and meditation

12:00pm                           Lunch & prepare for departure

 

 

 “I absolutely loved this retreat! I was worried I would be hungry because I have hypoglycemia but I wasn’t at all. Several years ago I had a stroke and suffer from chronic fatigue, but a few days into the retreat I found I had more energy than I’ve had since before the stroke.  I’m grateful for this retreat.  I’ve learned so much about eating a plant-based diet, how to prepare the food, and wonderful recipes.  Liz and Kurt are very accommodating and go out of their way to make sure all your needs are met.  I’ve already booked my next retreat!”
A.G., Toronto

Registration Details

Date:
Sunday, January 23, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – Friday, January 28, 2022 @ 1:30 pm
2022-01-23T15:00:00-05:00
2022-01-28T13:30:00-05:00
Cost:

$1,430 + HST per 5 night week for shared accommodation (2 people per cabin)

$1,995 + HST per 5 night week for private accommodation

 

Meet Your Facilitator

Jenny Jackson has been immersed in Movement Education for more than 20 years. Jenny is a seeker of inner well-being, and she consciously aligns herself living with an open mind, an open heart and embodies joy & vitality which is reflected in her welcoming & inclusive style of instruction. She teaches with a strong anatomical influence while still deeply honouring the classical roots of yoga. Jenny believes that feeling vital and in harmony with others & within our own selves is the primary goal (in life and in our bodies), and practice should reflect this.

Expect well-planned, responsible, creative & intuitive instruction within Jenny’s classes and retreats. Trust that your needs will be supported and a sense of inclusion & community will always be a focus. Jenny takes her offerings (but not herself) very seriously, so you can relax and be yourself as she leads with humour and vulnerability.

Jenny is a certified and experienced schoolteacher, yoga teacher, personal trainer, group fitness coach, and Health & Wellness coach. She is the founder of BodyBalanced Wellness, which offers registered Yoga Teacher Training Programs, both online & in person. https://bodybalancedwellness.ca/

 

Contact:
Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre
1-866-609-1793

Detox your body, mind, and spirit this week!

Diet trends come and go. This week is not based on a trend. This is a week to get on track with healthier habits for your body, mind and spirit, and lose some stress with a break from the busyness of your life. You will enjoy nourishment with whole vegetable juices, smoothies and nutritious soups each day. Return home armed with recipes and the confidence to keep up the momentum you start this week. 

This is the retreat for you if you are looking to:

  • Restore your glow
  • Jumpstart your path to wellness
  • Take a break from city stress
  • Lose weight, rejuvenate and change habits
  • Support your body with proper nutrition
  • Give digestion a break, without feeling hungry
  • Allow your body time to heal itself
  • Replenish missing nutrients – with juice!

What to Expect

Explore yourself via daily yoga, meditation, healthy organic food, and group discussions. Meet new friends and become your own best friend!

This week is NOT a starvation diet. Yes, you will likely eat less than you normally do, but consider this: your body is likely starving for proper nutrients right now even though you eat regularly. The “Juice and Soup Cleanse – Week Retreat” at Sugar Ridge focuses on holistic healing for all aspects of your body – what you eat, how you eat, how you feed your mind, and how you feel in your body. You will eat well and nourish your body with yummy organic juices, smoothies and vegan soups – freshly made with love – every day.

During this retreat, your body will be so nourished, relaxed and rejuvenated you won’t miss a bite! You will have all the micro and macronutrients you need, serving your body in a synergistic way – no supplements necessary because Mother Nature has it all!

We feel hungry when our body is needing nutrients. That’s why we can eat lots of junk food and not feel satisfied. Your body still needs the nutrients. Give it the nutrients in whole food form and you feel satiated with much less volume of food. The difficulty with this kind of a cleanse is craving salt, sugar, and fat for a couple days. No worries though – that’s why we do this in a retreat setting! We support each other on the journey and you won’t have junk foods hanging around to tempt you. Healthy snacks, if you need them, are always available.

During your stay, come into physical balance with daily yoga and meditation classes that will flex your muscles as well as your mind and spirit. New to yoga? No worries! Anyone can do yoga – if you’re breathing you can do yoga. No physical limitations prevent you from participating – use a chair and pose modifications if you need to. 

Create emotional balance and mental clarity with mindfulness practices aimed at permanent weight loss via mindful eating meditations and general stress reduction so you’ll learn how to better cope with the stresses in your life. No one gains weight because they don’t know proper nutrition. Mindfulness opens the doors to gently explore limiting beliefs that are often covered with food or other addictions.

Ideally what you learn this week will become a normal practice when you return home. Adding fresh juice or a smoothie into a well-balanced diet is a perfect way to keep supporting your health.


Why Detox

Our society, with all of its advances, has a lot of drawbacks. The price we pay for faster and cheaper takes the form of stress, toxins, chemicals, air pollutants, and radiation. It’s found in our food in the form of overprocessed and demineralized ingredients, herbicides, pesticides, food colorings, and preservatives. The body is constantly working to eliminate toxins and a strong and clean body can rid itself of most toxic waste. But without proper cleansing, this waste can and will build up. A buildup of toxins is like a wall coating our intestinal tract. it does not allow good absorption of vitamins and nutrients. This makes our bodies susceptible to diseases and ailments. Without help, the immune system weakens.

If you have significant health issues this may be just the week you need to get on track with better eating habits. You are what you eat so why not eat nutritious, whole foods?

Most people lose about 1lb per day on a cleanse of this sort but what you lose will depend on your weight to begin with. The more you need to lose, the faster weight comes off initially. With the skills you’ll learn this week you will be able to confidently continue the process at home getting to your ideal weight in a healthy way.

If you’ve wondered how to:Detox-Food-Love.jpg

  • start a healthier way of eating
  • slowly lose weight without gaining it back
  • feel emotionally balanced and energized
  • deepen your sense of spirit
  • become more mindful
  • cope with the stresses of life
  • start some gentle exercise

Then this is the retreat for you!

We think of weight loss and detoxing as a process of getting clear with what serves you. Excess weight doesn’t serve you – so allow it to go. There will be no suffering through fasting or eating anything that doesn’t taste awesome. This is a FEEL GREAT week! We make healthy and delicious food that your friends will want the recipes for! 

Right thinking, right eating, right exercise. So simple? It can be.

 

“Perfect to get away from the busy life – I enjoyed every single minute there. Especially the fabulous food, I am not a vegetarian but I really love their food.  Fully relax and recharge in 3 days. Highly recommend.” Laichun, Markham, Canada

Each day offers:

  • Mindfulness practicesSugar Ridge Retreat Centre main interior
  • Physical practices – choose from yoga, hiking, snowshoeing, bird watching
  • Discussions and workshops to help change unhealthy patterns of thinking and behaviour
  • Delicious gluten-free & organic juices, smoothies, soups & salads (vegan/vegetarian)
  • Tea & snacks available 24/7
  • Peace and quiet
  • Free time to reflect, nap, or climb a tree
  • New connections, new friends; create a new healthy relationship with yourself!

 

RETREAT SCHEDULE 

Sunday  
3-4:30pm Arrival & settle in your cabin
4:30pm Meet in the studio for introductions, agenda review and eating meditation
5:30 pm Dinner: Soup & Salad
7 pm Gentle Yoga & Meditation
   
Monday to Thursday
7:30 – 8:30 am Yoga & Meditation
8:30 – 9 am Breakfast Juice &/or Smoothie
9:30 -11 am Guided walk or Gentle Movement Class such as Pilates
11 am Juice
12 – 2 pm Free Time
2 pm Afternoon Juice and Daily Workshop on Habits & Intentions
4 pm Gentle or Restorative Yoga & Meditation
5:30 pm Soup & Salad for Dinner
7:00 pm Relaxation Practice: sound healing, movie, meditation
   
   
Friday  
8:00am  Yoga
9:00am  Juice/Smoothie & cabin clean
11:00am  Closing circle and meditation

12:00pm                           Lunch & prepare for departure

 

 

 “I absolutely loved this retreat! I was worried I would be hungry because I have hypoglycemia but I wasn’t at all. Several years ago I had a stroke and suffer from chronic fatigue, but a few days into the retreat I found I had more energy than I’ve had since before the stroke.  I’m grateful for this retreat.  I’ve learned so much about eating a plant-based diet, how to prepare the food, and wonderful recipes.  Liz and Kurt are very accommodating and go out of their way to make sure all your needs are met.  I’ve already booked my next retreat!”
A.G., Toronto