One of our most unique retreats combines the creative and meditative practices of yoga with art making. But don’t be fooled – this doesn’t mean that you need to be a yogi nor an artist. You just need to have a sense of curiosity and fun to enjoy this retreat open to all!
YogArt is a method of self-discovery developed by our founder Jennifer Kavanagh that combines movement with visual arts simultaneously, resulting in abstract images that more accurately reflect your inner world. The goal is not to make “pictures” but rather to connect the body, mind, and soul in a way that you can better understand yourself.
Guests will experience a relaxing weekend that allows them to explore a variety of fun and light-hearted exercises ranging from gentle yoga, meditation, nature art, yoga painting, and other surprising and simple activities. You will have the opportunity to create using natural products from our Muskoka forest, paint and design while practicing yoga
- Meditation Classes
- Yoga Classes
- YogaPaint Workshop
- Sacred Forest Mandala Workshop
- Vegetarian Meals
- Glass of Wine with Dinners
- 2-Night Glamping Stay
- Natural surroundings in a Muskoka Forest
- 4-6pm: Check-in
- 6-7:30pm: Light Dinner + Glass of Wine
- 7:30-9:00pm: Welcome & Gentle Yoga
- 8:00-9:00am – Meditation
- 9:00-10:00am – Breakfast (Or Optional Add-On Hot Yoga class)
- 10:00-10:30am – Tea, Free Time
- 10:30am-12:00pm – Sacred Forest Mandala
- 12:00pm-2:00pm – Lunch
- 2:00-3:30pm – YogaPaint Workshop
- 3:30-5:30pm – Free Time
- 5:30 – 7:00pm – Dinner + Glass of Wine
- 7:00-8:30pm – Hot Stone Meditation Session
- 8:30-9:30am – Breakfast
- 9:30-10:30am – Gentle Yoga Session & Closing Circle
- Check out by 11:00am
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.
All meals are vegetarian, with options for vegan and gluten-free. We do cook with nuts, seeds, avocado, and garlic in our facilities. Please see a sample menu here.
If you have food allergies, 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.
Our glamping 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/accommodati…
Quad Clamping 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.
Double Glamping Cabin
A Double Glamping Cabin is a 12’ x 12’ wooden cabin set on a large wooden deck with porch. The cabin includes a large French door and two windows that can be left open to relax with a 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. It is the perfect space for up to 2 people.
NOTE: All of our cabins are currently being refreshed into larger wooden cabins to allow for more room and a comfortable stay. Renovations are expected to be completed by May 18 2019.
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.
- June 21-23, 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/accommod…
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. Appointment availability is sent out 1-2 weeks prior to the 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. The outstanding balance of your retreat is due upon arrival at your retreat.
Please call us at 705-689-8950 if you have any questions about your reservation.
Groups must complete the registration together to reserve glamping accommodations. Please click on the date below.