Mindfulness, Yoga & Meditation: Cultivating Peace Within

Sunday, February 27 – Friday, March 4, 2022


Reconnect with yourself during this  retreat!

This week has a focus on mindfulness practices aimed at permanent stress reduction. Enjoy this time just for you! Learn to let go of stress as you feel more centered and able to deal with whatever life presents.

Just being immersed in the Sugar Ridge environment is a naturally peaceful experience. This getaway is your time to relax, unwind, and reconnect body, mind and spirit as you become mindful of all that surrounds you and is within you. Listen to the sounds of nature, the breeze. Feel your heartbeat, the rise and fall of your breath. 

This retreat will teach you key tools 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, while you also nourish your soul.
  • Come into physical balance with Yoga classes that will flex your muscles, as well as your mind and spirit.
  • Create your resilient emotional balance with mindfulness-based meditation. 
  • Have fun with time hiking the forest. 
  • Meet new friends and become your own best friend!

Sugar Ridge yoga group retreat

Throughout the retreat you are invited to explore various forms of mindfulness meditations including sitting, walking and eating, as well as mindful movement through yoga and hiking.

No experience with yoga or meditation is necessary! This retreat is perfect if you’re curious about it but not sure how to start or what to expect. The program is a perfect choice 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 for you – chairs are always available, as well as guidance on modified poses.

Everything during your retreat is completely optional. This is YOUR time. 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. 

 

 

RETREAT SCHEDULE:

Zucchini Pad Thai

Sunday
3 – 5pm          Arrive and settle into your cabin
5 pm              Group introductions and intro to retreat schedule
6 pm              Dinner
7 pm              Movie – documentary about stress
8:30 pm         Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation)
                       
Monday-Thursday

7:00am         Meditation & Breath practice
7:30 am        Yoga class – or sleep… do what you need!
8:45              Breakfast
10:00            Group hike, walking meditation, mindful movement class or workshop
12:30 pm      Lunch (will always be in silence)
veggie chili1:30              Mindfulness workshop, guided journalling or group discussion
3:00              Free time – pre-book a massage, nap
4:00              Meditation &/or Gentle Somatic Yoga
5:30              Dinner
7:00              A restorative practice such as sound healing, yoga nidra, restorative yoga , movie

Friday
8:00 am        Yoga class or sleep – do what you need!
9:00              Breakfast and free time to pack up your cabin
11:00            Closing Group Circle
12:00            Lunch (not in silence!)

You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the ambiance & your new friends.  Depart at your leisure.

Facilitators

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.
http://www.bodybalancedwellness.ca

Registration Details

Date:
Sunday, February 27, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – Friday, March 4, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
2022-02-27T15:00:00-05:00
2022-03-04T14:00:00-05:00
Cost:

Retreat Tuition:

$1,430 + HST including shared accommodation, meals & materials

$1,895 + HST private accommodation, meals & materials

For more information about our COVID-19 protocols click here.

Group size will be limited to whatever restrictions are in place at the time of the retreat.

For more information about our COVID-19 protocols click here.

Other Details:

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


Reconnect with yourself during this  retreat!

This week has a focus on mindfulness practices aimed at permanent stress reduction. Enjoy this time just for you! Learn to let go of stress as you feel more centered and able to deal with whatever life presents.

Just being immersed in the Sugar Ridge environment is a naturally peaceful experience. This getaway is your time to relax, unwind, and reconnect body, mind and spirit as you become mindful of all that surrounds you and is within you. Listen to the sounds of nature, the breeze. Feel your heartbeat, the rise and fall of your breath. 

This retreat will teach you key tools 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, while you also nourish your soul.
  • Come into physical balance with Yoga classes that will flex your muscles, as well as your mind and spirit.
  • Create your resilient emotional balance with mindfulness-based meditation. 
  • Have fun with time hiking the forest. 
  • Meet new friends and become your own best friend!

Sugar Ridge yoga group retreat

Throughout the retreat you are invited to explore various forms of mindfulness meditations including sitting, walking and eating, as well as mindful movement through yoga and hiking.

No experience with yoga or meditation is necessary! This retreat is perfect if you’re curious about it but not sure how to start or what to expect. The program is a perfect choice 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 for you – chairs are always available, as well as guidance on modified poses.

Everything during your retreat is completely optional. This is YOUR time. 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. 

 

 

RETREAT SCHEDULE:

Zucchini Pad Thai

Sunday
3 – 5pm          Arrive and settle into your cabin
5 pm              Group introductions and intro to retreat schedule
6 pm              Dinner
7 pm              Movie – documentary about stress
8:30 pm         Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation)
                       
Monday-Thursday

7:00am         Meditation & Breath practice
7:30 am        Yoga class – or sleep… do what you need!
8:45              Breakfast
10:00            Group hike, walking meditation, mindful movement class or workshop
12:30 pm      Lunch (will always be in silence)
veggie chili1:30              Mindfulness workshop, guided journalling or group discussion
3:00              Free time – pre-book a massage, nap
4:00              Meditation &/or Gentle Somatic Yoga
5:30              Dinner
7:00              A restorative practice such as sound healing, yoga nidra, restorative yoga , movie

Friday
8:00 am        Yoga class or sleep – do what you need!
9:00              Breakfast and free time to pack up your cabin
11:00            Closing Group Circle
12:00            Lunch (not in silence!)

You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the ambiance & your new friends.  Depart at your leisure.