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Drop-in Courses Workshops

Teacher: Monica

Seeds of Intention: a Yoga & Nature Retreat

Guided by Monica Sheridan and Kristina Domsic at Harmony Dawn Retreat Centre

$365+hst by April 10$415+hst as of April 11

Take time to unplug and reconnect with yourself and nature for a weekend at the beautiful Harmony Dawn Retreat Centre. Slow down and cultivate the inner space you need to better meet the challenges of everyday life. Explore a mindful connection to nature through the practices of yoga, meditation, and forest therapy. You’ll leave the retreat with a variety of nourishing self-care practices to bring into your daily life.

Harmony Dawn is a gorgeous centre situated on the shores of beautiful Rice Lake in Northumberland County. It is surrounded by 50 acres of rolling meadows and healing forest, with many beautiful walking trails. Built with mindfulness to environmental impact, beauty, and sustainable materials, the Centre is entirely self-sustaining with renewable energy. Harmony Dawn was voted one of the greenest buildings in Canada. Because the Centre is off the grid, there is a calm and quiet in the building and surrounding natural area that is deeply rejuvenating. Their vision is to provide an ideal environment for self transformation and renewal as well as giving guests an experience of a greener, more sustainable and attainable future.

Facilities include a cozy gathering space, a beautiful dining room overlooking the woods, a bright practice room facing a meadow, high-efficiency bathrooms, and comfortable dorm-style sleeping quarters. Everyone leaves the Centre raving about the amazing vegetarian food by Nicola Lawrence James, chef and co-founder of Harmony Dawn.

Read all the details on our website.

Goat Yoga! A Fundraiser for Growing Hope Farm ($30)

Get your fill of goat cuddles at this outdoor class. Goats are very social and love to climb! You might find a goat clambering up your back in downward facing dog. We are pairing up with Growing Hope Farm to offer this class at their farm location in central Cambridge. The farm will be donating proceeds from this class to Mennonite Central Committee.

Beginners welcome!

Please register in advance, we will not be accepting registrations at the farm. This class will happen rain or shine. It will only be cancelled in the event of a thunderstorm during the class, in which case all proceeds will be donated to MCC. No refunds will be issued due to class cancellation.

Interested in Family Goat Yoga? Our friends over at Amma Yoga are offering Family Goat Yoga on five different dates over the spring/summer. Check them out to take your kids to hang with the kids. 

Location: Growing Hope Farm is located at 246 Sherring Street in Cambridge.

Parking: Please park on the street - but NOT directly in front of the white gate.

Farm produce: Produce and seedlings will be for sale, cash only.

Washroom facilities: There is a port-a-potty on site.

What to bring: Please bring a water bottle and an OLD yoga mat or beach towel (it may get a bit dirty). Please arrive 20 minutes early so you can look around, get organized, and fill out a waiver form.

Teacher: Leslie

Kombucha Making 101 ($30)

What's delicious, healthy, fun to make, and a cross between a science experiment and a pet? KOMBUCHA! A fermented (but non-alcoholic) drink that supports many aspects of health, kombucha has become popular for its probiotic and antioxidant content, as well as its fizzy and flavourful sipping experience.

Learn the hows and whys of brewing kombucha at home, and have a chance to sample the product at each step of the brewing process, including several finished-product flavours. Everyone will receive their own SCOBY, some starter liquid, and a handout with brewing instructions to take home. Cheers!

Teacher: OnSite

First Aid & CPR-C Training ($80)

This basic First Aid & CPR-C course is suitable for those with no previous training and those seeking recertification, and will focus on:

  • Intro to First Aid and ABC Priorities
  • Heat Emergencies
  • Heart Attack & Angina
  • Fainting (Unconscious Breathing Victim)
  • Shock
  • External Bleeding
  • Infant, Child & Adult CPR (CPR-C)
  • Victim and Scene Management
  • Scenario Practice

Drop-in Courses Workshops