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 different options to choose from depending on your group size:
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.
- July 17-19, 2020
COST (Prices are per person)
Quad Cabins: $499.99+HST pp (Must register as a group of 4)
Double Cabins: $549.99+HST pp (Must register as a group of 2)
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your retreat. The remaining balance will be due upon arrival.
*If you are booking a double or quad rate you MUST be registering with other guests. When you register online you will be asked to register as a group.*
We do not match roommates. If you are looking for a roommate please feel free to post to our Facebook group!
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. Registration for these services will be sent out 1-2 weeks prior to your retreat.
Energy Healing Session (1 Hour)
In this hour long session Jennifer will assess how your energy is moving within your aura and chakras. During this assessment she will also share any messages she receives from your spirit guides or higher self pertaining to your current life situation. As you rest in a meditative state, Jennifer will use her unique method of healing to transfer energy and activate light codes within your soul’s DNA. $149.99
Soul Guidance Session (1 Hour)
In this hour long intuitive session Jennifer will answer some of your deepest questions about life, relationship, career, business, spirituality, or anything of your heart’s intent. She will act as a translator between you and your higher self, spirit guides, and past loved ones to obtain the answers to these questions. This intuitive reading is very conversational and Jennifer will share with you any messages received during that time. Clients are encouraged to bring any questions they may have with them to the session. $124.99
Intuitive Coaching Session (1 Hour)
For those moments in life or work when you simply need a little extra support. Use this time to work out any problem with Jennifer’s guidance. Bring your business plans, financial woes, marital problems, spiritual emergencies, freaky experiences, or parenting fails to the table and we will talk them through together. Get a mix of both intuitive insight and practical action steps to navigate your way through this 3D world of ours. $124.99
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. The outstanding balance of your retreat is due upon arrival at your retreat.
All members of your group must register together to reserve your glamping accommodations. Please click on a date below to reserve your preferred retreat.
If you prefer to pay by separate credit cards please contact us at info@Puravidasoulinstitute.com or 705-689-8950.