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This indulgent weekend retreat is designed to help you deeply relax and re-charge, restoring and nourishing your mind, body, and spirit. Enjoy gentle Hatha and Restorative yoga, massage, meditation, a philosophy talk, amazing food and deep rest. No prior yoga experience is necessary and all activities are optional, should you decide that sleeping in is your yoga for the morning!
You will be accommodated in a cabin which is part of Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre. There are ten cabins for accommodation nestled into the lush beauty and quiet of natural surroundings, allowing you to get out of the mindset of your everyday life. The cabins are intentionally simple, yet comfortable. Beds are comfy and duvets are snuggly. Each has lots of natural light, electricity, and heater for the cooler weather.
Throughout your stay, enjoy sumptuous vegetarian meals that will help you feel deeply nourished and energized. You may wish to go cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking the many trails through the wilderness surrounding the facility, or simply sit by the cozy fire with a good book. Yoga Grove will be offering daily meditation classes, Gentle yoga classes, workshops on yoga philosophy and Restorative yoga, and Yoga Grove's signature Restorative yoga with massage class, so you can choose to do as little or as much as you like.
Highly extolled by past participants, this Restorative yoga with massage class is the ultimate in relaxation. Enjoy soothing music, essential oils, and massage while you are draped in cotton blankets and relaxing deeply in fully supported restorative yoga poses. This class will be done at separate times in small groups, ensuring maximum personal attention for everyone. You will understand why Leslie's Restorative and meditation retreats have become so popular by experiencing first-hand on how deeply relaxing, truly inspiring, and uniquely enriching they are by escaping to Sugar Ridge with Yoga Grove this winter!
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Leslie has been practicing yoga for over 24 years and sharing her knowledge of yoga with others since 2007. Leslie studied under master yoga teachers Ron Ried and Diane Bruni at the Downward Dog in Toronto in 2007, to become certified with Yoga Alliance International and the Canadian Yoga Alliance. After completing her initial 200-hour of training, she studied an additional 100-hour of advanced training in yoga therapy, philosophy, prenatal yoga, and Ayurveda. She teaches absolute beginner yoga, Ashtanga yoga, Flow yoga, and Restorative yoga at the studio.
Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre was created to provide a place for people to reconnect with a part of themselves that may be neglected or hidden, to connect with others, or just get away and have some fun! 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. There are 20 kilometers of trails accessible from the property for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing, so you can explore for hours in the serenity of the snow-covered wilderness.
All lovingly hand-made, meals are vegetarian, wholesome and delicious, and include as many organic and local ingredients as possible. Tea and light snacks are available 24 hours a day. Let Yoga Grove know if you have any dietary restrictions. They do their utmost to accommodate everyone's food sensitivities.
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