One of the most powerful healing tools available to us is a walk in the forest. The smell of pine needles improves our respiratory health, the sounds of the birds singing can help to calm our nerves, and spending a few days relaxing in the space of a forest can boost our immune system for many days to come. In this very special weekend retreat we will explore our relationship with the forest, learn how to work with our natural surroundings to support our physical, mental, and spiritual health, and experience nature practices to increase our vitality.
- 2-Nights Accommodations | Glamping in a Muskoka Forest
- Healthy & Fresh Meals | 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch
- Forest Zen Yoga Class | Intuitively Guided for relaxation
- Nature Spirit Connection Meditation | Connect with the forest elementals protecting nature
- Forest Bathing Workshop | Using Nature for Relaxation & Nourishment
- Nature Mandala Workshop | Create Your Own Relaxation Tool
- Wild Foraged Tea Workshop | Craft a natural tea from forest plants
- Nature Intuition Workshop | Discover the tools to use nature to enhance your intuition
- Hot Stone Energy Healing | Relax with Crystals, Hot Stones & Sound Healing
- Relaxation Time | You Deserve it!
*Activities & times subject to change
- 4:00-6:00pm: Check-in
- 6:00-7:00pm: Dinner
- 7:00-7:30pm: Opening Circle
- 7:30-8:30pm: Nature Spirit Connection Meditation
- 8:00-9:00am – Breakfast
- 9:00-10:00am – Forest Zen Yoga Flow
- 10:00-10:30am – Relaxation Time
- 10:30-11:30pm – Forest Bathing Workshop
- 11:30-12:30pm – Forest Mandala Workshop
- 12:30-2:00pm – Lunch
- 2:00-3:00pm – Nature’s Intuition Workshops
- 3:00-4:00pm – Foraged Tea Workshop
- 4:00-6:00pm – Relaxation Time
- 6:00-8:00 – Dinner
- 8:00-9:00pm – Hot Stone Crystal Healing
- 8:30-9:30am – Breakfast
- 9:30-10:30am – Natural Meditative Movement Class
- Check out by 11am
All meals are vegetarian, with options for vegan and gluten-free. Click here to see a sample menu.
We do cook with nuts, seeds, and avocados. If you have an allergy please contact us in advance of booking your retreat.
Our onsite camping cabins are a great way to enjoy your retreat experience! We have two different options to choose from depending on your group size:
SHARED QUAD CABINS
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 new friends. Each cabin holds 4 guests maximum.
PRIVATE 2-PERSON CABIN
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 OR 1 king bed, a night stand, wood stove, overhead lighting, and Muskoka chairs on the deck.
Learn more about the accommodations here to get more information and see more photos.
Retreat Guide: Jennifer Kavanagh
Jennifer Kavanagh is the owner and founder of The 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 has continued her education by studying Subtle Energy at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland and other energetic healing practices internationally. 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.
Retreat Host & Yoga Instructor: Elizabeth Castro-Giles
Elizabeth Castro-Giles is the Founder of Life Food Yoga and has been teaching yoga and preparing food for most of her life. Trained in multiple modalities of yoga, she applies an intuitive and fun approach to all of her classes. Enjoy her for some stretches and laughs throughout the weekend.
Inspired and trained in ayurvedic cooking she is also our resident foodie. Get her chatting about how to use food to help manage emotions, stress, and find more pleasure in your life!
- September 30-October 2, 2022
COST (Prices are per person)
Retreat + Shared Accommodations: $595 per person
Perfect for someone attending on their own. We will place you in a cabin with up to 3 other guests. You will receive your own bed in one of our cozy cabins.
Retreat + Private 2-person Cabin: $649 per person
Perfect for a friend or couple attending together. Get the privacy of a double cabin to yourself with either 2 single beds OR 1 king bed. Please register together or let us know who you are sharing with if booking a 2-person cabin.
A $300 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. 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 $300 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot. All deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE. No exceptions for any reason. The outstanding balance of your retreat is due upon arrival at your retreat. If you find yourself unable to attend you may transfer your reservation to another person and they will be responsible for the balance due. We do not issue refunds due to illness or family emergencies. We recommend purchasing travel insurance if you are concerned you may experience an emergency.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot today or you may use the booking application below to make your deposit.