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Seeds of Intention: a Yoga & Nature Retreat

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

Retreat Date: Friday May 25th - Sunday May 27th / 2018

Early Bird - $365+hst by April 15
Final - $415+hst as of April 16

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.

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.

Seeds of Intention: a Yoga & Nature Retreat

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Getting there

The Centre is a 3-hour drive from Kitchener and 45 minutes from Peterborough. If you don’t have a vehicle, we’ll help facilitate carpooling.

About the facilitators

Monica Sheridan and Kristina Domsic completed their Yoga Teacher Training together at Queen Street Yoga in 2014. They have both continued their studies of Ayurveda and the Tensegrity Repair Series. Kristina is also a certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Monica is a certified Massage Therapist through the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario. Both enjoy slow and exploratory movement paired with expansive breath awareness and grounded meditation.

Kristina is the creator of Rooted Heart: Nature Connection and Yoga, helping people build a deeper connection to nature and themselves through forest Therapy and yoga.

What is Forest Therapy?

Forest therapy is a simple and accessible practice designed to help folks connect more deeply with the natural world. Guided group sessions include invitations to notice your senses, move slowly, explore your own unique connection to nature, and be supported by a group atmosphere that focuses on building openness and respectful listening.

Tentative Schedule

(Everything is optional!)

Friday

  • 4:00-6:00pm Arrive and get settled
  • 6:00-7:00pm Dinner
  • 7:30-9:30pm Welcoming and Slow Flow/Restorative Yoga

Saturday

  • 7:00-7:45am Optional morning meditation & movement
  • 8:00-9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:00-10:30am Optional guided nature hike or free time
  • 10:30-11:45am Mindfulness Flow Yoga
  • 12:00-1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00-4:00pm Intro to Forest Therapy (+snack and tea time)
  • 4:00-5:30pm Free time
  • 5:30-6:30pm Dinner
  • 7:00-8:15pm Yoga & Self-Care Practices
  • 8:30-10:00pm Campfire (weather permitting)

Sunday

  • 7:00-7:45am Optional morning meditation & movement
  • 8:00-9:00am Breakfast
  • 9:15-12:15pm Guided Forest Therapy
  • 12:30-1:30pm Lunch
  • 1:30-3:00pm Closing Practices
  • 3:00-4:00pm Pack up and check out!

Seeds of Intention: a Yoga & Nature Retreat

Book your spot at the retreat