Nature + Yoga Retreat

Deepening Connections

September 28 - 30

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Slow down, unplug, and reconnect with yourself and the natural world.

This retreat will offer you gently guided meditation, yoga, and forest therapy practices, as well as the solitude you need to relax and rejuvenate. Maple Ki Retreat is located on 33 forested acres, with over 1,600 feet of private shoreline on a peaceful lake, and is adjacent to hundreds of acres of crown land. In this stunning wilderness-like setting we will deepen our connection to the land and water and bask in the slowing-down of the autumn season.

Our small group size ensures an intimate and peaceful weekend; please register early to reserve your spot!

Plus, save $50 with early bird pricing available only until July 31st!


Retreat Highlights

 

Yoga

Practices offered will include morning meditation, grounding and gentle yoga flows, various restorative modalities, and breathwork. Truly accessible to all levels, instruction is provided from the perspective of helping participants turn inwards and cultivate self-care. Indoor and outdoor spaces are available to enhance our opportunities for practice at Maple Ki.


Nature connection

Guided Forest Therapy sessions will be provided to help participants connect more deeply with the natural world. Also known as 'shinrin-yoku' or 'forest bathing', this practice invites you to let the healing properties of the forest wash over you by calling you to notice your senses, move slowly, explore your own unique connection journey, and be supported by a group atmosphere of openness and respectful listening. Nature connection can also be cultivated through personal time spent on the trails, in a hammock, swimming in Cade Lake or paddling its waters.


12:00 - 1:00 pm - lunch

5:00 - 6:00 pm - dinner

7:30 - 9:00 pm - yoga and campfire

Sunday

7:00 - 7:30 am - guided meditation and gentle movement

7:30 - 8:30 am - breakfast

9:00 - 11:30 - forest therapy

12:00 - 1:00 - lunch

1:30 - 3:00 - yoga and closing practices

Weekend Schedule

All activities are completely optional!

Friday

4:00 - 6:00 pm - arrive and get settled

6:00 - 7:00 pm - dinner

7:30 - 9:00 pm - opening circle and restorative yoga practice

Saturday

7:00 - 7:30 am - guided meditation and gentle movement

7:30 - 8:30 am - breakfast

9:00 - 11:30 am - forest therapy

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Your Guide

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Kristina combines 10 years of experience as an ecologist with her passion for holistic wellness to bring you truly unique experiences on and off the mat. She completed a 200 hour hatha Yoga Teacher Training in 2014. Since then, she has continued her yoga-related education through various trainings and workshops in areas such as restorative yoga, the Tensegrity Repair Series, ayurveda, self-massage, and mindful strengthening techniques. In 2018, Kristina received certification as a Forest Therapy Guide following a 6-month practicum and training program with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy.


Maple Ki Spirit Waters Retreat

Ideally located between Toronto and Ottawa near the Village of Tamworth, in an area known for its beautiful lakes and forests. A picturesque long lane winds its way among mighty oaks, white pines, and maples to this retreat nestled on the shore of peaceful Cade Lake. This deep, clean lake is free of motorboats, providing you the rare opportunity to experience privacy and tranquility while exploring the river by canoe/kayak or enjoying a refreshing swim.

Indoors, you will find plenty of natural light, a soaring pine cathedral ceiling, a magnificent floor to ceiling fireplace, beautiful hardwood floors, colourful hand-braided rugs, cozy quilts, and unique decor that creates a peaceful and soothing ambiance. Shared accommodation is provided in four well-appointed rooms, which can be configured to include various single- and queen-sized bedding options (please indicate your preference during registration).

Spa Services including shiatsu, reflexology, aromatherapy massage, rejuvenating facials, and infrared sauna may be available for booking with our hosts - please contact Julianna ahead of time for more information at info@mapleki.com or 613-379-2227.

Find Maple Ki at 1728 Arden Road (#15), Frontenac County. Approximately 2 hours from each of Peterborough, Oshawa, and Ottawa, 1 hour from Kingston and Belleville.

 

Register to Reserve your Spot

Tickets on sale as of Monday, June 18!

early bird pricing $425 available until July 31st

general pricing $475 starts August 1st

All applicable taxes included; booking fees extra.