Equanimity – Summer Retreat

Nature, Yoga, & Mindfulness Retreats with White Pine Yoga

Embrace – Winter Retreat

Nature, Yoga & Mindfulness Retreats with White Pine Yoga


Join Maegan, from White Pine Yoga, as she hosts two balanced retreat programs, focused on energizing morning practices, calm reflective evening practices and tying it all together with the breath.

Find your calm through nature, yoga philosophy, & reflection


Equanimity – June 14 – 16, 2024

e·qua·nim·i·ty is a noun that means mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.

Fall yoga & meditation retreat

This weekend yoga retreat is a journey towards equanimity, through nature, yoga philosophy and reflection. ✨ Get ready to take a deep dive into the slower rhythms of nature.

Learn mindfulness practices to implement into your activities and adventures over the weekend. Find that equanimous feeling as you surround with nature. Together as a group we will explore daily yoga practices that teach mindfulness techniques to incorporate with your options to swim, paddle, use the sauna, and get creative with arts.

There will also be time for individual interests if you please with options to nap, read or simply just be, creating a balanced itinerary.

Embrace – January 17 – 19, 2025

Embrace the slower rhythms of winter during this magical retreat experience.

Join Maegan for a winter retreat experience like no other. This enchanting retreat is perfect for individuals looking to play in the outdoors, explore yoga on a deeper level and learn Ayurvedic principals.

The perfect blend of rest and rejuvenation awaits you. Sip hot chocolate by the fire, adventure outside on skin-skis or snowshoes, skate on the frozen lake, immerse yourself in calming evening sound baths, delve into your breathwork during energizing yoga practices, wind down in the sauna, and much more!

Come embrace all of the rhythms of winter and leave feeling restored, balanced, and rejuvenated.

sound healing & meditation retreat

Maegan practicing yoga

Maegan Adams

Maegan, from White Pine Yoga, has a passion for learning that brought her to discover yoga out of her curiosity about body movement and its benefits. Now with 10 years of dedicated practice and extensive study, her classes are known for being playful, intelligent, and occasionally magical. She emphasizes breathwork, alignment, and body awareness while offering memorable playlists and extended savasanas.

Outside of yoga, Maegan enjoys outdoor adventures with her family, tending to gardens, and navigating all things motherhood.

Courtney at the Edge

Sandra Heidel

With over 20 years of experience in outdoor education and the Canadian Armed Forces reserves, Sandy is a seasoned leader with certifications in SUP and Yoga instruction.

Sandy brings a mix of knowledge, enthusiasm, and a genuine love for the outdoors. She’s passionate about teaching survival skills, competing in adventure races, and guiding people on the water, whether it’s in a canoe or on a paddleboard.


Deposits & Cancellations

In short: Spaces are limited.  When you book a retreat with us, a non-refundable deposit (50% of your overall balance) reserves your space and allows us to plan accordingly. Remaining balances are due 15 days before arrival.

Deposits protect our group-based experiences by acting as a commitment from our guests. If you need to cancel your visit, the timing of your cancellation will determine the level of flexibility we can offer in rescheduling your visit or holding your deposit as a credit to be used in the future. Please refer to our full deposit and cancellation policy for more information on our policies, timelines, and the commitments we make based on your registration.

Meals & Dietary Needs

Edge guests are well nourished and experience mealtime itself as a program element, with storytelling to introduce the seasonal flavours of the region and the relationships with the folk who grew and raised the ingredients close to home. Cooking at the Edge focuses on balancing globally far-flung tastes with provincially produced foods. Meals are served buffet style and are guests often enjoy lakeside dining outdoors when the weather allows it.

Over the years we have met many diverse dietary needs. Guests are invited to identify their dietary needs & preferences as a part of the registration process, and those with restrictions love the options we provide.

Itinerary & Program Timings

We offer unique, tailored experiences that flow as our facilitators respond to the interests of our guests, seasonal conditions, and special opportunities that may arise.

Each retreat at the Edge features healthy doses of dreamtime, adventure, community, creativity, time spent in nature, and a dash of surprise. Guests always have the choice to take solo or rest time in lieu of planned experiences.

While a detailed itinerary is not available, you can count on and prepare for the activities used to describe the flavour of this retreat. Meals are generally served at 8:30, 12:30, and 6pm. When appropriate, optional early-morning or late-night experiences may be offered.

Arrival Time & Directions

Arrival time is between 2 – 3 pm with programming beginning at 3:30.  We encourage our guests to arrive on time and stay to experience the full retreat, which generally ends after brunch on the final day. Please let us know if you expect to arrive after 3.

You can find us easily on Google or Apple maps, or view detailed directions here.

What to Bring

We’ll be spending time both indoors and out in nature, and we invite you to dress appropriately for the season to stay comfortable, warm, and dry. There’s no dress code and most guests wear their “retreat-casual”.

We encourage guests to bring a surprise to share with others – this might take the form of a game or activity, an instrument/song/poem, or a tasty treat.

All-Inclusive Pricing, From:

Equanimity

June 14 – 16, 2024

From $ 813 +HST

Embrace

January 17 – 19, 2025

From $ 848 +HST

What’s Included

  • Your choice of shared or private cozy cabin accommodation.
  • Daily energizing & restorative yoga sessions tailored to the group experience.
  • Equipment & materials included*
  • Nourishing, nutritious meals and snacks from Day 1 Dinner to Day 4 Lunch (locally sourced and catered to your dietary needs)
  • Wood-fired sauna, campfires, and more!

What’s Not Included

  • 13% Harmonized Sales Tax
  • Gratuities for the hospitality team, facilitators & guides.
  • Wi-fi access and cellular signal are not available for our unplugged experiences.

Explore Accommodation Options

Canvas Cabin

Canopy Cabin

Our simple, clear-roofed cabins bring participants closer to nature, just a short walk away from main programming spaces and amenities such as showers and flush toilets. Each canopy cabin features a double bed, ideal for solo travellers or couples.

Habitat Cabin

Habitat Cabin

Cozy, rustic habitat cabins are located just a short walk away from main programming spaces and amenities such as washrooms and showers. Each offers a loft double bed above 2 single beds, making them ideal for sharing with friends or other participants.

Studio Cabins

Studio Cabin

Comfortable & spacious eco-friendly studio rooms are located just a minute’s walk away from main programming spaces and showers. These feature a small en-suite bathroom with an incinerating toilet. Both a double bed and a single bed make them ideal for couples or friends.

Log Cabin

Log Cabin Bedroom

The luxurious and comfortable log cabin is located a bit further from main programming spaces for optimal rest, and features en-suite bathrooms with showers. Each room’s Queen bed can convert into two twin beds, providing flexibility for solo travellers, couples, or friends.

testimonials

My experience at Northern Edge exceeded my expectations. From the breathtaking scenery, the well-appointed accommodations and the fabulous food everything was perfect. I can’t wait to come back and experience Northern Edge in the summer!”

Pat S – Embrace, 2024

Northern Edge captured my heart. Each building is designed with attention to maximizing the natural world experience. The food provided was beyond expectations. The essence of property embraced by the facilitators, is ‘Welcome’. Come learn, rest and explore.”

Val H – Embrace, 2024

This was an experience like no other- it completely exceeded my expectations and was exactly what I needed! I’d really encourage anyone curious to join a retreat here as it was even more incredible than I could have imagined.”

Anonymous – Jan 2024

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