Getaway Guide 2021: A Directory of Healthy Vacation Destinations

HEALTH AND YOGA RETREATS

NONPAREIL NATURAL HEALTH RETREAT

Stirling, Ont.


HEALTH AND YOGA RETREATS

This is the Fountain of Youth. Nonpareil specializes in raw organic juice fasting, boosting your immune system, cleansing, cellular detoxification, healthy weight loss for life, and yoga.

For special birthday weekends with your friends, we provide Nonpareil’s raw organic vegetable and berry cake. Get away to this 173-acre country estate. Indulge in the simple pleasures of country life while being cared for and nourished. Awaken your inner power; meditate and practice yoga in our sanctuary/amphitheatre.

Experience the detoxification benefits of our medical-grade infrared sauna. Recharge and revitalize your energy with raw organic juices and power drinks, rest and relaxation, yoga, full-body massage, reflexology, nutritional consultations, reiki, emotional energy balancing, and long walks through acres of beautiful maple forest.

Swim in the Crowe River and relax under invigorating waterfalls. Rest in hammocks and enjoy quiet evenings under the stars.

This is a powerful program and permanent makeover from the inside out. It will inspire you to live your healthiest life. Gift certificates available.

Nonpareil is located only 2 hours and 15 minutes east of Toronto. For more information: call (613) 395-6332. Write: RR#3, 658 Wellmans Rd., Stirling, Ont. Send email to: nonpareil@sympatico.ca; visit them online at www.nonpareilholistic.com

SUGAR RIDGE RETREAT CENTRE

Midland, Ont.


HEALTH AND YOGA RETREATS

Escape the city and nurture yourself at Sugar Ridge! A natural experience awaits you just 90 minutes north of Toronto; near Midland, but a world away.

Nourish your body with organic plant-based meals, yoga, forest walks and breathing fresh country air. Nourish your soul with meditation, soothing sounds of nature and star-gazing. Ditch the stress of this past year and nourish your mind. Kick back on the patio and watch the wildlife, smell the flowers! Sleep deeply in a private cabin with stress-free peace and quiet, comfy beds and snugly duvets.

Create your own personal getaway, and take time for yourself to renew. Join a group retreat and make new friends if you prefer some company. We’ve always been clean freaks and you can rest assured we follow all recommended cleaning protocols for Covid. Plenty of space for social distancing and air purifiers in the studio and dining room keep the air fresh and clean.

We offer a full year of retreats and workshops to nourish, educate and provide soul changing experiences. Deepen your yoga or meditation practice, be in silence or bring your drum! Cleanse with a juice retreat, or explore forest bathing. Get your book written, knit a scarf, paint a masterpiece, be silent, or share your stories: do whatever suits you:)

The centre is available for groups of up to 40 people overnight. If you want to have a socially distanced family reunion or meet with friends, we can host you safely! This four-seasons retreat offers peace and tranquility spread over 150 acres of majestic forests, hills, and meadows. The nearest neighbour is 3,000 acres of protected provincial land (Wye Valley) with 25 km of trails to explore nature all year round – hike, ski or bike!

Owners Liz and Kurt Frost are yoga teachers and psychotherapists, offering retreats you can join, corporate mindfulness programs, or individual getaways. Feel the love in all that we offer!

Contact Sugar Ridge at info@sugarridge.ca; toll free 1-866-609-1793 or visit www.sugarridge.ca

LAKESIDE RETREATS

NORTHERN EDGE ALGONQUIN

Algonquin Park, Ont.


LAKESIDE RETREATS

Northern Edge Algonquin, located 3 hours from Toronto at a quiet corner of Algonquin Park, co-creates and hosts all-inclusive transformational retreats for groups of 8 to 30. We invite you to unplug in nature for our custom-tailored, multi-day experiences that reconnect and inspire the leader within, nourishing deep connections in our communities.

Our 20+ years of co-creating and facilitating transformative group experiences have made ‘The Edge’ the perfect retreat venue for all types of groups.

Our guests sleep comfortably in private or semi-private cozy ecoluxe cabins designed in harmony with our forest home, and enjoy nourishing meals crafted with care from locally-sourced ingredients. Groups and individuals engage in a variety of experiences led by special guests, guided nature excursions (using stand-up paddleboard, canoe, cross-country ski, snowshoe, bike, or hike); yoga classes, campfires, swimming, sound meditations, art, and more.

We invite you to join us at The Habit Reset Retreat to engage in personal goal setting while focusing on your health and wellness, or to step into a deeper level of leadership with our new retreat program Evolve: The Art of Transformational Leadership and Facilitation.

Our signature Quest for Balance Yoga and SUP Retreat is the perfect getaway to take your yoga practice into nature and to play on a paddleboard this summer.

The Edge provides opportunities to experience wellness in nature and has received the Safe Travel Stamp from the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario for the implementation of safe practices and protocols.

For more information visit NorthernEdgeAlgonquin.ca or call 1-888-383-8320.

The Edge is also the home of the Way of the Circle Centre, whose Heart Foundations retreats can be found online at https://www.northernedgealgonquin.ca/circle/

THE HIDDEN BUDDHA HEALING CENTER

Toledo, Ont.


LAKESIDE RETREATS

This is a quaint retreat nestled in the beautiful countryside of Rideau Lakes, between Kingston and Ottawa. Located on a 76-acre property beside Bellamy Lake, the retreat centre is a place for guests to rest and rejuvenate in an authentic Canadian cordwood house and enjoy the healing energy emanating from the land, a feeling of ancient wisdom, sacred power, and wholeness.

The retreat’s founding principle is the Honouring of Life. Lidia Kuleshnyk, a Health and Energy Coach, has brought together her love of nature, horses, and animals with 24 years of experience helping clients relieve stress and resolve their chronic health conditions. All this takes place within a sanctuary of peaceful forests, hayfields, horses, and crystals growing from the land, assisting you in uncovering and shining forth that sacred gem that glows within you – your Hidden Buddha.

The Center offers private and group retreats, rental space for retreat leaders, cottage rental, and bed and breakfast options, plus one-on-one programs in reiki, macrobiotics, and holistic coaching.

Equine Assisted Therapy and Healing Retreats, both private and group, are available for you to experience the beautiful heart energy and soul connection of horses.

Guests enjoy nature trails, biking, hiking, camping, canoeing and cruises on the Rideau Canal, or a Thousand Islands Boat Cruise on the St. Lawrence River.

Whether your calling is for greater self-awareness and connection to soul, relaxation in nature, or healing from serious health conditions, The Hidden Buddha Healing Center provides the perfect environment and services.

You are invited to experience this land of high vibration, beautiful sunsets, and midnight wonders where one can feel more alive, more connected, more conscious.

For information, call (416) 912-1721 or (613) 275-2768; correspond by email: hiddenbuddhahealing@gmail.com; or visit our site: www.hiddenbuddhahealingcenter.com and www.AponaHealingRanch.com

COUNTRY RETREATS

CRYSTAL WOODS HEALING RETREAT

Wilkesport, Ont.


COUNTRY RETREATS

Welcome to a private retreat experience customized just for you, or you and a friend. Sink deeply into a process of renewal, reconnection, and healing.

We offer one guest cabin on 50 acres of wooded land that sings with the crystals planted around the property in geometric patterns.

Enjoy organic sheets and fluoride-filtered water in your cabin, with organic gardens in your backyard. Relax and regenerate in our Finnish sauna, and cool off in the outdoor shower. Prepare your own meals in the cabin kitchen or ask about our gourmet vegan meal options.

We have 5 km of secluded walking trails, and clothing is optional. It is a beautiful experience to walk in the woods with your body open to Nature’s soft embrace, allowing sunlight to touch every part of you.

Many people come to Crystal Woods to have sessions with Kathleen; these are powerfully transformative – combining bodywork with energy work, psychic work, and sound healing, with an emphasis on activating your Ascension path. It’s beyond anything you may have experienced before.

Your retreat can involve languid days to yourself, making your own meals, walking the trails, and enjoying your Soul’s flow… or having treatments, saunas, meditation and Qi Gong sessions, along with vegan meals and guidance around nutrition.

You decide – it’s your Sacred Space, your Soul’s Journey. From our Hearts, we are grateful for the chance to support you. Open from May until October.

Located 3 hours SW of Toronto, 70 min. from London.

For more information, please email: kathleen@kathleenmackay.com; Call (519) 312-4195, visit www.crystalwoodsretreat.com

THE SACRED GARDENER SCHOOL

Golden Lake, Ont.


COUNTRY RETREATS

Come and be immersed in a world you’ve been missing, where people work in harmony with each other and nature to co-create true culture, where life is honoured from the seed to the table.

The Sacred Gardener School is for those inspired to move into a deeper level of being; to live in a connected, sustainable and soulfully present way with the Earth.

The school will foster your growth over time, enabling you to embody the skills and ceremony needed to engage the larger spirit and ecology of the Earth, so She may bless and redirect our collective and personal path.

Co-founder Steven Martyn has a depth of experience in working with people to connect them with the land and Her ecology. For upcoming programs visit their website www.thesacredgardener.ca