Yoga & Meditation: A Stress Reduction Retreat

Friday, March 25 – Sunday, March 27, 2022


Reconnect with yourself during this early Spring retreat!

This weekend has a focus on mindfulness practices aimed at 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. This retreat 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 comfortable – 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:

Friday
3 – 4 pm         Arrive and settle into your cabin

4 – 5:30          Yoga for Relaxation

6 pm              Dinner

7 pm              Yoga Nidra 
                       
Saturday

7:00am         Meditation 
7:30 am        Yoga class – or sleep… do what you need!
8:45              Breakfast

10:00            Guided Hike

12:30pm       Lunch

                     Free time

3:00pm         Guided Pranayama (breath practice)

4:00              Somatic Yoga to re-calibrate the nervous system

5:45              Dinner

7:00              Meditation for Relaxation

Sunday
7:30 am        Yoga class or sleep – do what you need!
9:00              Breakfast and free time to pack up your cabin
10:30            Loving Kindness Meditation
12:00            Lunch

 

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 a cancer survivor, mom of 3 and bilingual in English and French. She is the founder of BodyBalanced Wellness, which offers registered Yoga Teacher Training Programs, both online & in person.
www.bodybalancedwellness.ca

Registration Details

Date:
Friday, March 25, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – Sunday, March 27, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
2022-03-25T15:00:00-04:00
2022-03-27T14:00:00-04:00
Cost:

Retreat Tuition:

$575 + HST including shared accommodation, meals & materials

$650 + HST including shared accomodation, meals & materials

$825 + 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.

Other Details:

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


Reconnect with yourself during this early Spring retreat!

This weekend has a focus on mindfulness practices aimed at 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. This retreat 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 comfortable – 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:

Friday
3 – 4 pm         Arrive and settle into your cabin

4 – 5:30          Yoga for Relaxation

6 pm              Dinner

7 pm              Yoga Nidra 
                       
Saturday

7:00am         Meditation 
7:30 am        Yoga class – or sleep… do what you need!
8:45              Breakfast

10:00            Guided Hike

12:30pm       Lunch

                     Free time

3:00pm         Guided Pranayama (breath practice)

4:00              Somatic Yoga to re-calibrate the nervous system

5:45              Dinner

7:00              Meditation for Relaxation

Sunday
7:30 am        Yoga class or sleep – do what you need!
9:00              Breakfast and free time to pack up your cabin
10:30            Loving Kindness Meditation
12:00            Lunch

 

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