Winter Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Liz Frost
- Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre
- Wyebridge, ON, Canada
- Jan 20 - 22, 2017 (3 days)
- $425 to $540
Reconnect with yourself over this winter weekend retreat.
Find Peace at Sugar Ridge
Take time just for you, lose some stress, you can feel more centered and able to deal with whatever life presents. Just being in the Sugar Ridge environment 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. It's so quiet here you can hear the snow fall - seriously!
Throughout the weekend you are invited to explore various forms of mindfulness meditations (vipassana) including sitting, walking, skiing and eating as well as mindful movement through yoga, keeping in mind that everything is optional. The word Vipassana means seeing things as they really are. It is the process of self- purification by self-observation. Basically we cultivate the ability to pay attention, while knowing that we're paying attention. We begin by observing the natural breath to concentrate the mind. With a sharpened awareness we proceed to observe the changing nature of body and mind and the environment we're in. Ideally we 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 during the retreat is completely optional. 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 introductions and intro to mindful thinking
5:30 intro to mindful eating
6 pm dinner
7 pm movie
8 pm Yoga Nidra
8:30 pm Meditation
7am yoga class – or sleep – do what you need!
9:45 depart Sugar Ridge and cross country ski or snowshoe at the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre
12:30 lunch – Celebrate soup!
1:30pm free time – book a massage, nap or play in the snow
4:00 cooking class with Liz – optional of course!
7:30pm Restorative Yoga or curl up by the fire
7am yoga class or sleep – do what you need!
8:45 breakfast and free time
10:30 hike with Liz
12:30pm lunch - Mindful Eating
You are welcome to stay and enjoy the trails, the ambiance & your new friends. Depart at your leisure.
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 their practice. No need to sit on the floor if that's not comfortable - chairs are always available.
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