Is it mandatory for me to participate in all of the provided activities?
- Not at all! Your time with us is meant to be for your own enjoyment. All of the provided classes are optional. Whether you've come here for a day of yoga, reading, wine tasting and long walks, or for horseback riding, paddling, ice fishing and snowshoeing, it's all up to you whatever your heart desires.
Are your classes suited for beginners?
- All of our classes are tailored to suit the needs of our students. There are always modifications to make a posture more or less difficult and we will always be there to assist and guide you through new poses.
Is there WiFi?
- Yes, we do have available wifi if desired. That being said, we suggest disconnecting if possible to fully benefit from this retreat!
Is your cuisine flexible to specific dietary needs?
- Of course! We serve fully vegetarian meals with the ability to make vegan and gluten free variations. Please let us know at least 2 weeks in advance if you've got any food adjustment requirements as we need to purchase and plan the menu accordingly!
When are your check in and check out times?
- Check in is after 2pm on the starting day of your retreat and check out by 2pm on the final day.
Is there anything specific I should bring?
- A beach towel (we provide shower and face towels)
- Flashlight (though don’t fret if you haven’t got one, we’ve got plenty!)
- Alarm clock (to wake for morning classes, walks and breakfast)
- Layered clothing (depending on the season and predicted weather)
- A book or journal
- Sunscreen, bug repellent, shower gels (we have some you can use if you forget yours)
- Personal toiletries / medications
- Slippers for inside the house
- Comfortable walking shoes, water shoes (if you intend on swimming)
- A SMILE :)
How is yoga different from regular stretching or other types of physical activities?
- Yoga is about much more than simply the physical movement of the body. The postures held in a yoga sequence are just one of the many parts that make yoga what it is. The physical aspect of yoga encourages connection of ones breath with ones movements. This breath-to-movement focus brings awareness to how your body works in unison to keep you strong, healthy and alive! With our attention focused on our body and mind, we create space in our minds for new perspective and peace. This awareness of your thoughts and breathing is what makes yoga so unique. This is what makes yoga a practice, rather than a goal to be checked off.
Can I practice yoga if I’m not flexible?
- Of course! There is a common misconception that one must be flexible in order to practice yoga, but that is far from the case. Yoga was originally created as a means for keeping the body active after long periods of meditation, so flexibility was never a key factor. All you need is to be open minded and patient with yourself and you will see the results you seek. You’ll find your body is more flexible through time and you’ll see a growth in strength, balance and coordination.