When we lose contact with nature, we lose touch with ourselves. This weekend retreat is designed to reconnect you to nature, experience its healing benefits, and find a new sense of balance and peace in your life. It is a great way to destress, unwind, or just take time to clear your mind and open up to new ideas or ways of healing. Open to all levels of experience, men, and women.
We believe in an intimate retreat setting for our guests where you can experience privacy, personal attention, and a real connection with the teachers and other guests. All of our weekend retreats are limited to just 14 guests.
- ·Daily Yoga & Meditation Classes
- ·Forest Healing Walks
- ·Sacred Land Art Exercises
- ·2-Nights Glamping Accommodations
- ·Vegetarian Meals (Vegan & Gluten-free available upon advance request)
- ·Glass of wine with dinners
- ·Relaxing environment nestled in the forest
Retreaters are required to find their own transportation to and from Pura Vida Soul Institute. Free parking is available onsite.
• 4:00-6:00pm: Check-in
• 6:00-7:00pm: Light Dinner + Glass of Wine
• 7:00-8:00pm: Welcome & Meditation
• 8:00-9:00am – Gentle Yoga Class
• 9:00-10:00am – Breakfast (Or Optional Add-On Hot Yoga Class)
• 10:00-10:30am – Tea & Free Time
• 10:30am-12:00pm – Forest Healing Walk (Outdoors)
• 12:00-2:00pm Lunch
• 2:00-4:00pm – Nature Art Workshop (Outdoors)
• 4:00-5:00pm – Free Time
• 5:00-6:00pm – Yin Art Class
• 6:30-8:00pm – Dinner + Glass of Wine
• 8:30-9:30am – Breakfast
• 9:30-10:30am – Yoga In the Forest
• Check out by 12pm
NOTE: All activities are optional. While we encourage you to participate in all activities as it contributes to a fun retreat for all of us, nothing is mandatory. If you are not comfortable participating in an activity you are welcome to relax and observe or take some free time for yourself.
Free Time Suggestions
• Go for a walk
• Read a book
• Take a nap
• Meditate or lounge in the outdoor studio
• Book an optional add-on service
• Visit the beach in Washago or Kilworthy (5 Min drive)
• Go shopping in Gravenhurst (15 min drive) or Orillia (25 min drive)
• Visit Bramblewood Art Studio (5 Min drive)
All meals are vegetarian, with options for vegan and gluten-free. Please see a sample menu.
We do cook with nuts, seeds, avocados, and garlic in our facilities. Please contact us if you have a severe allergy prior to booking to discuss your needs.
Our onsite glamping cabins are a great way to enjoy your retreat experience! There are two styles of glamping cabins to choose from depending on your group size:
Quad Cabins: A 14′ x 16′ cabin with a covered porch. The cabin includes built-in handcrafted bunk beds, linens, blankets, full-length mirror, lighting, and a wood stove. It is the perfect way to have a slumber party with your best friends!
Double Cabins: a 12’ x 12’ wooden cabin set on a large wooden deck with porch. The cabin includes a large french that can be left open breeze in your intimate space. Cabins include 2 handcrafted twin beds, a night stand, full-length mirror, wood stove, overhead lighting, and Muskoka chairs on the deck.
Learn more about the accommodations on our website at: www.puravidasoulinstitute.com/retreats/accommodations/
Retreat Guide: Jennifer Kavanagh
Jennifer Kavanagh is the owner and founder of Pura Vida Soul Institute Inc. She created these retreats to provide a space for others to relax from the stress of daily life, find deeper connection with their heart and nature, and experience the freedom of living a meaningful life. Inspired by the challenges faced working in a corporate environment, Jennifer studied the use of yoga, meditation, mindfulness, energy healing, and other holistic practices to help people return to their true path in life while working on her doctorate. She incorporates wisdom, humour, and a combination of both scientific and esoteric research into all of her workshops. As an entrepreneur, mother, and wife Jennifer understands the challenges of juggling it all very well and meets all of her clients where they are.
She is joined by a team of talented, relaxed, and fun yoga & meditation instructors that provide their own teachings and offerings throughout the weekend.
- August 23-25, 2019
COST (Prices are per person)
- Quad Cabins: $429.99+HST pp (Must register as a group of 4)
- Double Cabins: $499.99+HST pp (Must register as a group of 2)
*If you are booking a double or quad rate you MUST be registering with other guests.* Single supplement available for select retreats. Please contact us if interested.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your cabin. The remaining balance is due upon arrival.
Optional Add-On Services
If you would like to enhance your stay or keep active during free time, consider one of our add-on services. Registration for these services are sent out 1 week prior to your retreat.
Intuitive Reading – Connect with your higher self, spirit guides, and past loved ones through this gentle intuitive reading with Jennifer. Each reading is tailored to your interests and can be used to ask questions about life, love, relationships, careers, health, and more. $50 for 30 Minute Reading.
Chakra Analysis – Learn more about how your chakras and energy are flowing through and around your body with this fun analysis session. As you rest on a yoga mat, one of our teachers will use a pendulum and intuitive connection to your guides to demonstrate how your energy is moving and where you may be experiencing some blockages, along with some strategies you might use to come back into balance. $50 for 30 Minute Session.
Soul Guidance Package – Combine a chakra analysis and intuitive reading together to examine some of your deeper questions and life challenges a little further. $100 for a 60 Minute session
Private Yoga Session – Looking to learn more about your yoga practice or just want to add more yoga time to your retreat, then book a private session to get exactly what you want! Led by a certified yoga instructor use this time to push yourself a little harder, relax more deeply, or ask questions and receive guidance on adjusting your yoga postures $75 for 60 Minutes for up to 2 people.
Custom Essential Oil Consultation – Learn more about essential oils or let us help you pick out the right oils and/or mixture to relieve some of your aches, pains, fatigue, or emotional troubles. Session includes sampling different essential oils and one sample size mixture to keep. $75 for 60 Minutes for up to 2 people.
Cancellation Policy: A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot. If you cancel for any reason you will not receive a refund on your deposit. Deposits may be applied to another retreat within the same calendar year only if space is available. The outstanding balance of your retreat is due upon arrival at your retreat.
Please click on a date below to make your reservation. You must register as a group when reserving a glamping cabin.
If you prefer to pay with separate credit cards please contact us at info@Puravidasoulinstitute.com or 705-689-8950.