Yoga and Ski: Address Your Stress – Weekend Retreat
About This Event
Reconnect with yourself during this winter weekend retreat!
Our “Yoga & Ski: Address Your Stress – Weekend Retreat” 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; in winter, it’s magical. You can often hear the snowflakes fluttering to the earth in the stillness here! This weekend 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 birds, 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 Vipassana (mindfulness-based) meditation.
Have fun celebrating the snow with cross-country skiing or snowshoeing through the forest.
Meet new friends and become your own best friend!
Throughout the weekend you are invited to explore various forms of mindfulness meditations including sitting, walking and eating, as well as mindful movement through yoga and skiing.
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.
3 – 4 pm Arrive and settle into your cabin
4 – 5 pm Introductions and intro to mindful thinking
5:30 pm Intro to mindful eating
6 pm Dinner
7 pm Movie
8:30 pm Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation)
7:30 am Yoga class – or sleep… do what you need!
8:45 am Breakfast
9:45 am Cross country ski at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
12:30 pm Lunch: yummy for your tummy vegan Chili Sin Carne!
1:30 pm Meditation practice and group discussion:
The science behind meditation – how does it help with stress?
3:00 pm Free time – book a massage, nap, or play in the snow
4:30 pm Sensory Awareness
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Restorative Yoga or curl up by the fire
7:30 am Yoga class or sleep – do what you need!
9:00 am Breakfast and free time
10:30 am Meditation try a few more techniques
12:30 pm Lunch – Mindful Eating
You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the ambiance & your new friends. Depart at your leisure.