Past Retreat / Event

Winter Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Liz Frost

Friday, January 20 – Sunday, January 22, 2017

Reconnect with yourself over this winter weekend retreat.

Find Peace at Sugar Ridge

Find Peace at Sugar Ridge

Take time just for you, lose some stress, you can feel more centered and able to deal with whatever life presents. Just being in the Sugar Ridge environment is a peaceful experience.  Listen to the birds, the breeze, feel your heartbeat, your breath. Enjoy whole foods and nourish your soul at the same time.  It’s so quiet here you can hear the snow fall – seriously!

Throughout the weekend you are invited to explore various forms of mindfulness meditations (vipassana) including sitting, walking, skiing and eating as well as mindful movement through yoga, keeping in mind that everything is optional. The word Vipassana means seeing things as they really are. It is the process of self- purification by 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.

Everything during the retreat 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 time to be the kindest gift you could ever give yourself and honour your needs.

Schedule

Candlelit NicheFriday

3 – 4 pm         arrive and settle into your cabin
4 – 5              introductions and intro to mindful thinking
5:30               intro to mindful eating
6 pm              dinner
7 pm              movie
8 pm              Yoga Nidra
8:30 pm         Meditation
                       
Saturday

7am yoga class – or sleep – do what you need!
8:45 Breakfast
9:45 depart Sugar Ridge and cross country ski or snowshoe at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centreretreats_12
12:30 lunch – Celebrate soup!
1:30pm free time – book a massage, nap or play in the snow
4:00  cooking class with Liz  – optional of course!
6:00 dinner
7:30pm Restorative Yoga or curl up by the fire        

Sunday

7am                yoga class or sleep – do what you need!
8:45                breakfast and free timefruits-and-veggies
10:30              hike with Liz
12:30pm         lunch –  Mindful Eating

You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the ambiance & your 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.

 

Liz Frost

 

Liz Frost M.A. Ed, is a mindfulness coach, certified yoga teacher and Registered Psychotherapist (RP) in the Midland area. She has studied with Jon Kabat Zinn and Saki Santorelli of the Centre for Mindfulness, Norman Feldman, Lee Lesser and most recently with Shinzen Young.

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, January 20, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – Sunday, January 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
2017-01-20T15:00:00-05:00
2017-01-22T14:00:00-05:00
Cost:

There is only one space left for shared accommodation.  Email Liz to register [email protected]

$445 + HST  shared accommodation, all meals, classes and admission and fees to Wye Marsh for skiing
$515 + HST semi-private accommodation, all meals, classes and admission and fees to Wye Marsh for skiing 
$560 + HST  private accommodation, all meals, classes and admission and fees to Wye Marsh for skiing

Register with a friend and each receive $30 off.
You can register online by clicking the Register Now button, or call Liz to register and arrange alternate payment options using an e-transfer or personal cheque.

Other Details:

Register with a friend and each receive $30 off. Call Liz to take advantage of this deal.

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

Reconnect with yourself over this winter weekend retreat.

Find Peace at Sugar Ridge

Find Peace at Sugar Ridge

Take time just for you, lose some stress, you can feel more centered and able to deal with whatever life presents. Just being in the Sugar Ridge environment is a peaceful experience.  Listen to the birds, the breeze, feel your heartbeat, your breath. Enjoy whole foods and nourish your soul at the same time.  It’s so quiet here you can hear the snow fall – seriously!

Throughout the weekend you are invited to explore various forms of mindfulness meditations (vipassana) including sitting, walking, skiing and eating as well as mindful movement through yoga, keeping in mind that everything is optional. The word Vipassana means seeing things as they really are. It is the process of self- purification by 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.

Everything during the retreat 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 time to be the kindest gift you could ever give yourself and honour your needs.

Schedule

Candlelit NicheFriday

3 – 4 pm         arrive and settle into your cabin
4 – 5              introductions and intro to mindful thinking
5:30               intro to mindful eating
6 pm              dinner
7 pm              movie
8 pm              Yoga Nidra
8:30 pm         Meditation
                       
Saturday

7am yoga class – or sleep – do what you need!
8:45 Breakfast
9:45 depart Sugar Ridge and cross country ski or snowshoe at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centreretreats_12
12:30 lunch – Celebrate soup!
1:30pm free time – book a massage, nap or play in the snow
4:00  cooking class with Liz  – optional of course!
6:00 dinner
7:30pm Restorative Yoga or curl up by the fire        

Sunday

7am                yoga class or sleep – do what you need!
8:45                breakfast and free timefruits-and-veggies
10:30              hike with Liz
12:30pm         lunch –  Mindful Eating

You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the ambiance & your 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.

 

Liz Frost

 

Liz Frost M.A. Ed, is a mindfulness coach, certified yoga teacher and Registered Psychotherapist (RP) in the Midland area. She has studied with Jon Kabat Zinn and Saki Santorelli of the Centre for Mindfulness, Norman Feldman, Lee Lesser and most recently with Shinzen Young.

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