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.
- ·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. We make every effort to provide a healthy, balanced, and hypoallergenic menu that meets the needs of all of our guests. However, due to the increased dietary restrictions we may not be able to meet all food requests and preferences. If you have food allergies or strict dietary restrictions, please contact us prior to booking a retreat to discuss.
Our glamping tents & cabins are a great way to enjoy your retreat experience! Below are some details of what you can expect if this is your first time glamping with us 🙂
* Single bed with mattress
* Bed linens & pillows
* Extra wool or flannel blanket for warmth
* Night stand
* Interior lights
* LED Lantern for reading or short walks
* Deck with chairs for lounging
* Picnic Table
Learn more about the accommodations on our website at: www.puravidasoulinstitute.com/retreats/accommodations/
Quad Glamping Cabin
A Quad Glamping Suite is a 14′ x 16′ cabin with a covered porch. The cabin includes built-in handcrafted bunk beds, linens, blankets, full-length mirror, nigh stand, overhead & deck lighting, and a wood stove. It is the perfect little hideaway for up to 4 people.
NOTE: Our Quad suites are currently being renovated into larger wooden cabins to allow for more room and a comfortable stay. Renovations are expected to be completed by April 2019.
Double Glamping Tent
A Double Glamping Suite is a 10’ x 12’ canvas prospector tent set on a large wooden deck with porch. The tent includes a large door that can be left open (or used in conjunction with mosquito netting) to relax with a breeze in your intimate space. Tents includes 2 handcrafted twin beds, a night stand, full-length mirror, wood stove, overhead lighting, and Muskoka chairs on the deck. It is the perfect space for up to 2 people.
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 Accommodation: $429.99+HST pp (Must register as a group of 4)
- Double Accommodation: $499.99+HST pp (Must register as a group of 2)
*We do NOT match roommates. 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. You are welcome to post on our Facebook page that you are looking for roommates if desired.*
All guests in your group must register and pay in advance to secure your rate. Should members of your group fail to register, you will be charged the balance of the fees when you arrive based on the accommodation numbers of your group (e.g. If you register as a quad, but only 2 guests in your party register you will be charged double accommodation fees).
There are only 5 glamping suites available per retreat so book quickly! Learn more about the glamping accommodations at http://puravidasoulinstitute.com/retreats/accommodations/
Please make all payments in credit, cash, cheque or email transfer to Pura Vida Soul Institute Inc. Retreats must be paid in full to reserve your spot!
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.
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: All retreats must be paid in full in order to reserve your spot. If you cancel for any reason with less than 2 months (60 Days) notice you will NOT receive a refund nor a credit. If you cancel with more than 2 months (61+ Days) notice you will receive a 50% refund. There are no exceptions to this policy. Please make sure you are able to attend a retreat before booking.
• 2 Months or More Prior (61+Days):50% Refund
• Less than 2 Months (60 Days): No Refund
Meals: All meals are served during the time indicated on the agenda. Please be advised that if you miss a meal period you will be required to find your own meal. Due to our small facility and staff we do not have the ability to prepare meals at alternate times.
If you require vegan or gluten-free meal options, please indicate this in the notes section of your reservation or send us an email when you book your registration. All requests must be received a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the retreat. We make every effort to keep our meals wholesome and hypoallergenic, but due to the increased number of food allergies present we are not always able to meet all requests. Please discuss with us prior to booking if you have concerns.
Please note: All of our weekend Retreat now include wine. So you may want to also consider the Yoga & Intuition, Nature Healing, Yoga, Wine & Art Retreats.
Please call us at 705-689-8950 if you have any questions about your reservation.
Please click on a date below to make your reservation. You must register as a group when reserving a glamping cabin. Note: The number available represents the number of cabins available, not the number of tickets available.