3-Daagse Meditatie en Yoga Retraite in Ontario, Canada

  • Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre, Forgets Road, Wyebridge, Tiny, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada

3-Daagse Meditatie en Yoga Retraite in Ontario, Canada

  • Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre, Forgets Road, Wyebridge, Tiny, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada

Weekend Yoga Retreat Ontario

Take time just for you and lose some stress. You can feel more centered and able to deal with whatever life presents. Just being at the Sugar Ridge 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. Throughout the weekend, you are invited to explore various forms of mindfulness meditations (Vipassana) including sitting, walking, and eating as well as mindful movement through yoga.

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Waarom deze reis?

  • Daily yoga class
  • Meditation practices
  • Wonderful mindfulness practices
  • First light celebrations at Sante Marie
  • Experienced retreat instructor
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Daily meals
  • 3 dagen met instructie
  • Engels
Verberg alles

Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre is perfect for a natural experience. Each of the ten cabins is nestled in the woods surrounding the retreat center. The cabins can accommodate up to four people with either four twin beds or one double and three twin beds.

The cabins are intentionally simple, yet comfortable. Beds are comfy and duvets are snuggly. Each has lots of natural light, electricity, and are heated for the cooler weather. You will not find a television or phone here but rather a comfortable atmosphere to retreat from your everyday life to nature, to community, and to yourself.

The facilities at Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre are unique to the area. Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre has a beautiful, 1200 square foot fully equipped meeting / retreat room. Its circular design allows groups to be together in a more intimate fashion and the straw bale construction provides an attractive decor.

The dining area seats 40 comfortably with hand crafted oak tables and chairs. The lounge offers comfy seating and a wood fireplace to curl up with a tea or good book. There is a private office available to guests or for individual massage / bodywork treatments. The building is equipped with wireless internet. Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre can accommodate groups up to 40 people overnight or 50 for day use.

There is no cable or satellite television at the retreat center. The retreat center has a TV and DVD player to be used by facilitators if needed in presentations, etc.

The word Vipassana means seeing things as it really is. It is the process of self-purification by self-observation. Basically, you cultivate the ability to pay attention while knowing that you are paying attention to. You begin by observing the natural breath to concentrate the mind.

With a sharpened awareness, you proceed to observe the changing nature of body and mind and the environment you are in. Ideally, you 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 over the weekend is completely optional. If you need to sleep in then skip the early morning yoga session. If a massage is the nurturing you need, it can be booked for you. Allow this weekend to be the kindest gift you could ever give yourself and honor your needs.

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 the practice. No need to sit on the floor if that’s not comfortable since chairs are always available.

Schedule

Friday

  • 15:00 - 17:00 Arrive and settle into your cabin
  • 17:00 - 17:30 Introductions
  • 17:30 Dinner
  • 19:00 Gentle yoga
  • 20:30 Meditation

Saturday

  • 07:30 Yoga
  • 09:00 Breakfast and free time
  • 10:30 Meditation, discussion, and practice of mindfulness practices
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:30 Guided forest hike or sensory awareness workshop
  • 17:00 Early dinner
  • 18:00 Head over to Sainte Marie among the Hurons for first light celebrations, long house drumming meditation

Sunday

  • 07:30 Yoga class
  • 08:45 Breakfast and free time
  • 11:00 Sitting meditation and discussion
  • 12:30 Lunch

You will pay a visit to Sainte Marie to enjoy 'First Light' celebrations.

  • Liz Frost

    (Yoga)

    Liz Frost M.A. Ed, is a mindfulness coach, certified yoga teacher, and psychotherapist in the Midland area. Liz 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.

This retreat will take place at Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre, a 90-minute drive north of Toronto near Midland, Ontario, Canada. The retreat center is located on 150 acres of majestic maple and cedar forests, lush meadows, and surrounded by 3000 acres of provincial land, you can breathe fresh air, sleep deeply, and feel revitalized just by being here. Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre is nestled into the lush beauty and quiet of natural surroundings, allowing you to get out of the mindset of your everyday life.

You will have 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners during the retreat. Meals are vegetarian or vegan and Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre can accommodate sensitivities and allergies. Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre uses organic ingredients and locally grown produce when possible. Tea and light snacks are available 24 hours per day.

Everything Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre serves is plant based, whole food. It is healthy for your body and awesome for the environment. Most of what Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre serves is vegan and gluten free with minimal refined oils, minimal salt, and natural sugar (in dessert only).

  • A trip to Stephen Leacock Museum
  • Experiencing equestrian service at Highview Equestrian Centre
  • Exploring the trails
  • Guided forest hike
  • Learning history at Huronia Museum and Huron-Ouendat Village, Penetanguishene Centennial Museum, or Discovery Harbour
  • Martyr’s Shrine visit
  • Massage treatments
  • Rounds Ranch tour
  • Sensory awareness workshop
  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 dinners
  • A beautiful lantern to take home
  • Admission to Sainte Marie
  • Yoga and meditation classes
  • 13% of Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)

Driving directions from the south (Toronto and Barrie) Highway 400 north

  • Take Highway 400 North, through Barrie.
  • Just north of Barrie, take exit 121 (Highway 93) towards Midland / Penetanguishene.
  • Keep right at the fork, heading north towards Midland, and merge onto Highway 93. Continue on Highway 93 for 20 kilometers.
  • After passing through Waverley (do not blink or you will miss it) you will turn right on Ebenezer Side Road.
  • Take the first left on Old Penetanguishene Road.
  • Turn right on Forgets Road.
  • The retreat center is at #5720, about 2 kilometers from the corner on your left. You will see a wooden sign that says “Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre”.
  • If you are using a GPS system and it tells you to turn at #5790 please ignore it and continue to the next driveway.

Driving directions from the north (Parry Sound)

  • Take highway 400 south to Highway 12 West - Midland.
  • Continue along Highway 12 to Old Fort Road.
  • Turn left on Old Fort Road (just before the Martyr’s Shrine).
  • Drive approximately 2 kilometers to the first road and turn right on Elliot Side Road and travel for 2.6 kilometers until the road ends at a stop sign. This is Wood Road (but no street sign).
  • Turn right at Wood Road which ends almost immediately at Forgets Road, you can only turn left.
  • The retreat center is on your right at #5720 and you will see a wooden sign that says “Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre”.

Driving directions from the East (Orillia)

  • Take Highway 12 West towards Midland.
  • Continue along Highway 12 to Old Fort Road.
  • Turn left on Old Fort Road (just before the Martyr’s Shrine).
  • Drive approximately 2 kilometers to the first road and turn right on Elliot Side Road and travel for 2.6 kilometers until the road ends at a stop sign. This is Wood Road (but no street sign).
  • Turn right at Wood Road which ends almost immediately at Forgets Road, you can only turn left.
  • The retreat center is on your right at #5720.

Driving directions from Midland

  • Take Highway 93 through Wyebridge.
  • Turn left on Subway Road.
  • Subway road winds up a road and turns slightly right where it becomes Old Penetanguishene Road.
  • Turn left at Forgets Road.
  • The retreat center is at #5720 about 2 kilometers down and on your left.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

Arrival by bus

Bus travel from Toronto is possible via Greyhound and a transfer in Barrie via Hammond Transportation. Ask for a drop off in Wyebridge or Midland and Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre will pick you up there.

  • Een reservering vereist een aanbetaling van 50% van de totale prijs.
  • Jouw reservering wordt volledig terugbetaald als deze 90 dagen vóór de dag van aankomst wordt geannuleerd.
  • De rest van de betaling moet worden voldaan bij aankomst.

Ontario, Canada

Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre biedt jaarlijkse evenementen het gehele jaar door. Ze organiseren yogaretraites, doceren yoga en andere lessen.

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3 dagen / 2 nachten

Special discount

Booking with your friends and you are eligible for a special discount of 30 CAD per person.

 

Deposit information
  • 181 days prior to the event: 100% of deposit refunded with less 100 CAD for administration fee.
  • 121 - 180 days: 75% of deposit refunded with less 100 CAD for administration fee.
  • 90 - 120 days: 50% of deposit refunded with less 100 CAD for administration fee.
  • 90 days or less: no refund provided.
  • If Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre is able to re-book a canceled date, they will gladly refund the deposit less 100 CAD fee.
Vertrek:
zondag 26 november, 2017
(3 dagen / 2 nachten)

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