Forage, Feast and Plant Dye Yoga Retreat
Friday September 20th - Sunday september 22nd, 2019
Play with natural plant dyes, foraging and yoga …
Join Sonja for a seasonally aligned weekend of yoga, meditation, foraging and natural plant dyeing. Throughout the weekend you will be infusing your intentions, curiosity and creativity into a garment that you will dye with seasonal plants. We will attune our body, breath and spirits to the elements of the Fall Equinox, with yoga practices, forest walks and connecting with the abundant time of Fall, we will play with the colours that are provide and our meals will be infused with our foraged foods.
We will journey with vinyasa yoga and meditation in the mornings, take time with nature and forest bath, and explore pants. We will forage and gather plants, create dye pots, and explore the natural world of colour.
You will be provided with a Zen Nomad Garment to dye and infuse with your high vibrational intentions and colour curiosity.
Comfortable, cozy accommodation at the space is included along with 6 meals. Meals will be whole food, plant based, nourishing and delicious and in harmony with the season.
Friday ~ 4 pm arrive and settle into your room
~5:30 / 6 pm dinner
~7 pm welcome circle, plant & dye talk about vibrational colour and it’s medicine.
~8:30 pm Yin Yoga with Sound Bath Savasana
Saturday ~ 7 am optional yoga & meditation
~ 8 am - 9am breakfast
~ 10 am - 12 pm Nature Walk and Plant Gathering
~ 12 pm - 1 pm Lunch
~ 2 pm - 5 pm This time will be spent preparing pots and testing colours.
~ 6 pm Dinner
~ 7 pm break, perhaps time to watch sunset at the beach
~ 9 pm Yin Yoga with Sounding
Sunday ~ 7 am optional yoga & meditation
~ 8 am - 9am breakfast
~ 10 am - 1 pm working with the dye pots and any nature wandering
~ 1 pm - 2 pm Lunch
~ 2 pm - 3 pm any final effort to be done with the dye pots and garments
~ 3 pm - 4 pm Closing
~ 4pm departures
Energy Exchange ~
Reserve your spot with a $100 deposit and remainder due September 10th. (payment plans available)
Book and pay deposit before June 30th and get $100 off the final price!
$680 single rooms (includes meals and accommodation) availability first come first serve.
$540 shared rooms (includes meals and accommodations) (2 people per room)
$510 shared rooms (includes meals and accommodations) (3 people per room)
$560 shared bell tent ~ glamping (includes meals and accommodations) (2-3 people in 16’ diameter bell tent)
Please see pictures at bottom of page for room samples.
Getting there :
193 Maple Heights Dr. Gravenhurst.
Driving ~ please let us know if you have ride share room for those that don’t have a car.
Bus ~ OntarioNorthland Bus goes from Yorkdale to Gravenhurst, leaving at 3pm or 2:30 from Toronto Coach terminal for $42 each way (we can pick you up at the Gravenhurst bus stop)
There is also a Casino Bus that goes to Casino Rama from Toronto that is $10, this is 30 min from Gravenhurst, but if multiple people are taking it, we can coordinate a pick up time for everyone.
What is near the healing arts centre: Nestled in the Muskokas, towns of Gravenhurst and Bracebridge are within 7 and 18 min drive respectively. A 5 min walk from the house with bring you to the shores of Muskoka Lake, or to a forested river… bring snowshoes if you have them as its a nice adventure to go exploring.
What to bring:
~ nature walking appropriate shoes, long pants and long sleeve top, scarves or hats
~ any special items you would like to infuse on the high vibrational alter during our time.
~ warm clothes for the evening
~ messy clothes to play with dyes in
~ easy to move in clothing
~ slippers, warm socks
~ we will provide towels and bed linens
To sign up please email firstname.lastname@example.org your name and information along with an etransfer and email with password and which room/rate you are reserving.
If you need to use a different format of payment, please email Sonja at email@example.com Also if you have any specific dietary needs please let us know.
If you choose to cancel your reservation before September 1 st, 2019 you will receive a refund minus $100. If you cancel after September 1st, 2019, there are NO REFUNDS. In the event that you personally are able to sell your spot/room you will receive all your money back MINUS $200.
There are no discounts for arriving late or leaving early.