Yoga and Meditation Weekend Retreat to Address Your Stress

Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21, 2019

Reconnect with yourself over this summer weekend celebration – let the sun shine in!

2030  yoga group triangle

This weekend has a focus on mindfulness practices aimed at permanent stress reduction.  

Take time just for you, lose some stress, feel more centered and able to deal with whatever life presents. Just being in the Sugar Ridge environment is a peaceful experience, but in the summer we celebrate the sun and water.   Listen to the birds, the breeze, feel your heartbeat, your breath. Enjoy whole foods and nourish your soul at the same time. 

Learn to better cope with the stresses of daily life. and more fully experience life in the present, rather than getting caught up in worries about the future.  Explore all aspects of yourself – what you eat, how you eat, how you feed your mind, and how you feel in your body. Cleanse and nourish your body with yummy organic vegan meals.

Come into physical balance with Yoga classes that will flex your muscles as well as your mind and spirit. Foster resilient emotional balance with mindfulness meditation.  Celebrate the summer, feeling the energy of the forest, and dip into Georgian Bay with an evening meditation on the beach.

Throughout the weekend you are invited to explore various forms of meditation including sitting, walking and eating as well as mindful movement through yoga and forest bathing (which doesn’t involve water or nudity:) – it’s a mindful forest walk to sense the environment and feel the forest by being part of it.

No experience with yoga or meditation is necessary and this retreat is perfect
if you’re curious about it 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

Friday

3 – 4 pm         arrive and settle into your cabinSugar Ridge Salad
4 – 5 pm         welcome + retreat introduction – meet & greet in the studio
5:00 pm         intro to mindfulness – eating meditation and discussion
6:00 pm         dinner
7:30 pm         movie – documentary about stress and health
                        
Saturday

7:30 am        Yoga class – or sleep – do what you need!
9:00 am        pancake breakfast
10:00 am      hike the forest

12:30 pm      lunch –  yummy for your tummy!
1:30 pm        group discussion:  The science behind meditation – how does it help with stress?
3:00 pm        free time – book a massage, nap or play outdoors!
4:00 pm        Restorative Yoga or free time 
5:30 pm        dinner
7:00 pm        Head to the beach for evening sunset meditation         

Sunday

7:30 am         yoga class or sleep – do what you need!
9:00 am         breakfast & free time
10:30 am       walking meditation – outside
11:30 am       meditation & closing discussion
12:30 pm       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.

Facilitators

Liz Frost M.A. Ed, RP, is a mindfulness coach, certified yoga teacher and Registered Psychotherapist (RP) in the Midland, Ontario 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 was introduced to meditation in the early 90’s and found yoga as a form of meditation.  With a foundation in meditation and somatic based psychotherapy, 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.

Liz Frost

Registration Details

Date:
Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 3:30 pm – Sunday, July 21, 2019 @ 2:30 pm
2019-07-19T15:30:00-04:00
2019-07-21T14:30:00-04:00
Cost:

$445 + HST  shared accommodation, all meals, classes
$520 + HST semi-private accommodation, all meals, classes
$595 + HST  private accommodation, all meals, classes

Register with a friend and each receive $30 off.  To do this, use the discount code Buddy$30 and click the ‘apply’ button.
If you have any questions, or want us to help you register just call –  most days there is someone in the office 866-609-1793.

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

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

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

Reconnect with yourself over this summer weekend celebration – let the sun shine in!

2030  yoga group triangle

This weekend has a focus on mindfulness practices aimed at permanent stress reduction.  

Take time just for you, lose some stress, feel more centered and able to deal with whatever life presents. Just being in the Sugar Ridge environment is a peaceful experience, but in the summer we celebrate the sun and water.   Listen to the birds, the breeze, feel your heartbeat, your breath. Enjoy whole foods and nourish your soul at the same time. 

Learn to better cope with the stresses of daily life. and more fully experience life in the present, rather than getting caught up in worries about the future.  Explore all aspects of yourself – what you eat, how you eat, how you feed your mind, and how you feel in your body. Cleanse and nourish your body with yummy organic vegan meals.

Come into physical balance with Yoga classes that will flex your muscles as well as your mind and spirit. Foster resilient emotional balance with mindfulness meditation.  Celebrate the summer, feeling the energy of the forest, and dip into Georgian Bay with an evening meditation on the beach.

Throughout the weekend you are invited to explore various forms of meditation including sitting, walking and eating as well as mindful movement through yoga and forest bathing (which doesn’t involve water or nudity:) – it’s a mindful forest walk to sense the environment and feel the forest by being part of it.

No experience with yoga or meditation is necessary and this retreat is perfect
if you’re curious about it 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

Friday

3 – 4 pm         arrive and settle into your cabinSugar Ridge Salad
4 – 5 pm         welcome + retreat introduction – meet & greet in the studio
5:00 pm         intro to mindfulness – eating meditation and discussion
6:00 pm         dinner
7:30 pm         movie – documentary about stress and health
                        
Saturday

7:30 am        Yoga class – or sleep – do what you need!
9:00 am        pancake breakfast
10:00 am      hike the forest

12:30 pm      lunch –  yummy for your tummy!
1:30 pm        group discussion:  The science behind meditation – how does it help with stress?
3:00 pm        free time – book a massage, nap or play outdoors!
4:00 pm        Restorative Yoga or free time 
5:30 pm        dinner
7:00 pm        Head to the beach for evening sunset meditation         

Sunday

7:30 am         yoga class or sleep – do what you need!
9:00 am         breakfast & free time
10:30 am       walking meditation – outside
11:30 am       meditation & closing discussion
12:30 pm       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.