Yoga and Meditation Introduction to Ayurveda Retreat

Friday, August 6 – Sunday, August 8, 2021

 

Ayurveda is the ancient science of natural medicine and defines perfect health as “a balance between body, mind, spirit, and social wellbeing.” Everyone has a unique constitution, known as a ‘dosha’ within Ayurvedic science.  There are 3 doshas and everyone has a bit of each with one usually being more dominant.

During this weekend retreat, you will discover your constitution using Ayurveda, and develop an understanding of the connection between your moods, what you eat, the style of exercise you enjoy and more.  Using the healing science of Ayurveda you foster deep self-awareness, and create a blueprint for a nourished, healthy and balanced life, as unique as you are.

The yoga classes, group discussions, journaling and meditation sessions will help you to form this blueprint, understanding not only yourself better, but also those around you – your children, your partner,  and others closest to you, and your interactions with them.  You get to figure out ‘what makes them tick’ as well as why you approach certain things the way you do.  

You will gain insight on which practices suit your needs best including:  nutrition, rest, movement, routine vs change, balance and pace, disease and rejuvenation.  Tools, practices and insights will be presented for each area and for each dosha, so you get a fuller understanding of how all the pieces fit together.

This weekend is illuminating for everyone, young or old, with or without yoga experience.  No experience or physical ability is required to enjoy this retreat.

Our time together will challenge you to consider lifestyle practices which may better serve you, and bring valuable self-knowingness.  

This retreat was created because a very basic introduction to the Doshas, is always valued by participants in other brief introductory workshops.  This is particularly useful for people who are healing, body or mind. and provides practical knowledge about how you can implement simple lifestyle changes that serve your health on all levels.

Join in to explore and bring new insights to your yoga and self-care practices.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, August 6 

3-4:30 pm          Arrive and settle in to your cabin
5:00                   Introduction and Gentle Hatha Yoga 
6 :00                  Dinner
8:00                   Restorative Yoga (relaxing Yoga) 

Saturday, August 7

7:00 am             Morning Yoga (light Vinyasa practice)
9:00                   Breakfast
10:30                 Group Discussion: Dosha Explanations and relevance for mood, energy, food and nutrition 
12:00 noon        Lunch

Free time to journal, hike, read, meditate, nap, watch the grass grow!

4:00 pm            Guided Meditation, Journaling session
6:00                  Dinner
7:30                  Self-Massage using Ayruvedic Oils for each Dosha, then Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)

Sunday, August 8

7:30 am          Morning Yoga (light Vinyasa practice)
9:00                Breakfast
10:30              Closing discussion
12:00              Lunch

 

Andrea Leplae: Yoga/Pilates Teacher, Therapeutic Movement Instructor, International Presenter, Events Organizer, Studio Owner, BEd, HBSc, FIS, CPR-C, FFY, FP, Member of REPS Canada & FitPro UK, Ayurvedic IHM 2020

Teaching: Matwork Pilates, Yogalates, Hatha Vinyasa Yoga, Pre/Post Natal, Family Yoga, Yoga-Fit Seniors (incl. Chair-based), Post-Rehab Exercise and Therapeutic Movement for those with Neurological Impairment.

Andrea is a trained Physiologist from the University of Toronto, spent just 2 weeks as a Science Teacher, but found a higher calling in Youth Work and Teaching Yoga.  She has owned and operated 3 yoga studios over the years, 2 in Dundee, UK, and 1 in Scarborough, Ontario. She also teaches Pilates (original Matwork Series), Nordixx Pole Walking, Cardio and Strength small-group classes, and offers 1:1 Therapeutic Thai Yoga Massage. She surfs in the North Sea.

Registration Details

Date:
Friday, August 6, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – Sunday, August 8, 2021 @ 1:30 pm
2021-08-06T15:00:00-04:00
2021-08-08T13:30:00-04:00
Cost:

Tuition

$465 + HST per person in shared accommodations (4 people per cabin)

$545 + HST per person for semi-private accommodation (2 people per cabin)

$625 + HST for private accommodation

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.

To read about what we’re doing in general for COVID19 protocols please have a look here.

 

 

Ayurveda is the ancient science of natural medicine and defines perfect health as “a balance between body, mind, spirit, and social wellbeing.” Everyone has a unique constitution, known as a ‘dosha’ within Ayurvedic science.  There are 3 doshas and everyone has a bit of each with one usually being more dominant.

During this weekend retreat, you will discover your constitution using Ayurveda, and develop an understanding of the connection between your moods, what you eat, the style of exercise you enjoy and more.  Using the healing science of Ayurveda you foster deep self-awareness, and create a blueprint for a nourished, healthy and balanced life, as unique as you are.

The yoga classes, group discussions, journaling and meditation sessions will help you to form this blueprint, understanding not only yourself better, but also those around you – your children, your partner,  and others closest to you, and your interactions with them.  You get to figure out ‘what makes them tick’ as well as why you approach certain things the way you do.  

You will gain insight on which practices suit your needs best including:  nutrition, rest, movement, routine vs change, balance and pace, disease and rejuvenation.  Tools, practices and insights will be presented for each area and for each dosha, so you get a fuller understanding of how all the pieces fit together.

This weekend is illuminating for everyone, young or old, with or without yoga experience.  No experience or physical ability is required to enjoy this retreat.

Our time together will challenge you to consider lifestyle practices which may better serve you, and bring valuable self-knowingness.  

This retreat was created because a very basic introduction to the Doshas, is always valued by participants in other brief introductory workshops.  This is particularly useful for people who are healing, body or mind. and provides practical knowledge about how you can implement simple lifestyle changes that serve your health on all levels.

Join in to explore and bring new insights to your yoga and self-care practices.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, August 6 

3-4:30 pm          Arrive and settle in to your cabin
5:00                   Introduction and Gentle Hatha Yoga 
6 :00                  Dinner
8:00                   Restorative Yoga (relaxing Yoga) 

Saturday, August 7

7:00 am             Morning Yoga (light Vinyasa practice)
9:00                   Breakfast
10:30                 Group Discussion: Dosha Explanations and relevance for mood, energy, food and nutrition 
12:00 noon        Lunch

Free time to journal, hike, read, meditate, nap, watch the grass grow!

4:00 pm            Guided Meditation, Journaling session
6:00                  Dinner
7:30                  Self-Massage using Ayruvedic Oils for each Dosha, then Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)

Sunday, August 8

7:30 am          Morning Yoga (light Vinyasa practice)
9:00                Breakfast
10:30              Closing discussion
12:00              Lunch