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.
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.
- 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. Please see a sample menu here.
We do cook with nuts, seeds, avocado, and garlic in our facilities. If you have a severe allergy please contact us prior to booking to discuss your needs.
Our onsite glamping cabins are a great way to enjoy your retreat experience! We have two types of glamping accommodations:
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.
- June 21-23, 2019
COST (Prices are per person)
- Quad Cabins: $429.99+HST pp (Must register as a group of 4) – SOLD OUT!
- Double Cabins: $499.99+HST pp (Must register as a group of 2) – SOLD OUT!
*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 retreat. The remaining balance will be 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. 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. This deposit is not refundable for any reasons. Please make sure you are able to attend a retreat before booking. Should you be unable to attend you can transfer your spot to another person without penalty.
Groups must complete the registration together to reserve glamping accommodations. Please click on the date below.