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Refresh Your Soul Retreat

  • Cedar Healing Arts Gravenhurst Canada (map)
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Do you:

  • Have a busy lifestyle and lots of interests pulling you in many directions?

  • Have a spiritual practice or curiosity to connect to the source?

  • Enjoy nature and living sustainably?

  • Seek creative outlets for your energy?

  • Want to practice spending time in reflection and self-awareness?

  • Feel the need to restore the body and mind?

As your host, I invite you to come home to what is essential for the body, mind and spirit; learn new skills, discover and be guided into moments of self-reflection;  deepen your connection to nature and the elements with a balance of guided and free-time activities.

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Going on retreat affords us a unique opportunity to set aside all of our worldly problems and concerns, and instead focus on our spiritual development, spending enough time to truly absorb what is required for the nervous system to function in our daily life.

You will be guided through four open-level yoga classes, including hatha/vinyasa and yin/restorative practices that will involve pranayama and meditation to support the energetic shifts you’re bound to experience in this refreshing retreat. Enjoy two longer workshop-style classes in yoga nidra and thai massage, where you can learn new tools and techniques for inviting more ease and awareness to yours and your loved ones’ daily lives.

Join the group for a healing soundbath and fire ceremony activities in the evenings, while balancing out your free time lounging around the gorgeous property, playing at the nearby beach, hiking through the surrounding forest or receiving relaxing and deep healing bodywork.

Image by Helena McKinney courtesy of In Fine Feather Yoga

Image by Helena McKinney courtesy of In Fine Feather Yoga

Sample Weekend Schedule (subject to changes):

Friday, September 13th

4pm Arrive, Check-in + Enjoy light refreshments

6pm Evening Yoga Practice

8pm Dinner

9pm Fire Ceremony

Saturday, September 14th

7am Sunrise Yoga + Meditation Practice

9am Breakfast + Journal Prompt

11am Thai Massage Workshop

1pm Lunch + Free Time

3pm Guided Hike + Forest Bathing with Picnic refreshments

6pm Sunset Yoga + Meditation Practice

8pm Dinner + Talk or Short Film

10pm Soundbath

Sunday, September 15th

7am Sunrise Yoga + Meditation Practice

9am Breakfast + Journal Prompt

11am Restorative, Yin, Yoga Nidra + Ayurveda Workshop

1pm Lunch + Free Time (at the Beach)

3pm Closing Ceremony + Depart

*Time between scheduled meals and activities can be a perfect opportunity to receive either Thai Massage or Aromatherapy Massage at a special retreat price. Sessions can be scheduled in advance or on site through your host.

To reserve your spot and find out about tiered pricing and payment plan options.

Cedar Healing Arts Centre is a tranquil setting in Gravenhurst, Ontario, among the Muskoka Region, where the air is sweet and the rooms are cozy, with dedicated indoor and outdoor practice space to support a deep connection to nature and source energy. Gravenhurst is a vibrant community rich in Arts, Culture and Heritage.

About your host:

Lilli Markle, a Canadian-raised citizen of the globe, has been a student of yoga, meditation and bodywork for 10 years and a teacher for five.

She holds a degree in Business and Cultural Management from the University of Waterloo and has worked in various fields, including tech, government agencies, performing arts non-profits, real estate and most recently as a wellness and business development consultant.

Lilli is a 200hr Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with multiple designations in various movement, meditation and healing modalities, including certifications in Thai Massage and Ayurvedic Bodywork through the Sunshine Network, Integrative Restoration (iRest), Franklin Method and Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis. Finding her way into the wellness field in 2008 as a recovering ballet dancer, Lilli discovered how these practices brought a new found awareness, healing and curiosity surrounding her body and mind.

She has been a featured guest at business and wellness events as well as on panels and podcasts and continues to find ways to share her passion and wisdom for community building and the healing arts.

Lilli teaches public and private meditation as well as hatha, vinyasa, restorative and yin yoga in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region and surrounding NYC area. She is excited to be offering her wisdom and passion at Cedar Healing Arts!