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Join us for a serene lakeside yoga getaway at Healing House in Falls Lake, NS.

Yoga Retreats at Falls Lake, NS

Two Night Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat at Falls Lake

Hosted by Sarah Dunham, a certified yoga and Chopra Health instructor, as well as other amazing special guests!

2022 Dates

July 22nd and 23rd 

August 19th and 20th 

September 16th and 17th  

This 2 night all inclusive weekend retreat offers daily yoga and meditation sessions, mindfulness practices and workshops as well as an introduction to Ayurveda and tips on developing personalized routines based on your specific physical, mental and spiritual make up. Our aim is to help you eat well, live well and be well!

Enjoy delicious Ayurvedic inspired vegetarian meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner- with a cooking class Saturday night!! you’ll learn realistic ways to incorporate healthy eating and self-care into your daily life so that you can feel your best! You’ll have lots of time to rest and relax as well.

So take a deep breath… let it out slowly … and ask yourself the following questions:

⦁ Has the last two years been the longest two years of my life?!?
⦁ Do I want to get away from it all and clear my mind?
⦁ Am I looking for something different but not sure what I am even searching for?
⦁ Have certain experiences in my life led me to unhealthy behaviors?
⦁ Why do I feel so empty? Exhausted? Worn out?
⦁ Do I need a few nights away to rest and restore and recharge my batteries??
⦁ Who Am I? What do I want?
⦁ Am I struggling with an illness or want to improve my overall health?
⦁ Am I ready to bring awareness to my daily routine’s and habits, and learn how to make everyday choices that will help restore my own natural state of balance and health?
⦁ Am I ready to learn simple and practical ways to enrich my life with more balance and harmony?

A Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat may be just what you need.

Yoga and Ayurveda Retreats seek to balance and heal the body and mind by bringing awareness to daily routines and habits, diet, environment, and movement. This type of retreat can help you shed unwanted stress and let go of any unhealthy habits you may have picked up in recent years. After spending time in nature and letting go of all worries, you will leave more refreshed than ever before. Many find that it offers a holistic approach to healthy living and even a path to spiritual growth.

Ayurveda is a holistic medicine system that originated in India over 3,000 years ago. This potent Hindu healing system is also known as the science of life, something that’s reflected in the combination of Sanskrit words Ayur (life) and Veda (science or knowledge).

Ayurveda is the interconnection of all things. Ayruveda teaches us that in order to be truly healthy, we cannot just take care of our physical body- we need to address the health of the mind, body and spirit, and environment so that we can experience a state of wholeness.

According to this system, human beings are made of five basic elements: air, fire, space, earth, and water. When they mix in the human body, they form three different energies known as doshas. Before you arrive, you will complete an intake assessment of your doshas which will be used to customize your weekend stay.

During this retreat you will deepen your wellness journey with yoga, meditation, and breathing techniques that enhance calm and focus by balancing the nervous system. Practice mindful movements to balance each of the doshas and learn a simple yoga routine to start doing at home. Yoga sessions are held near the water on a custom built, 24′ deck, as well as indoor classes if the weather isn’t ideal. Highlights include: a guided waterfall hike, fire ceremony, cooking classes and special guest teachers!

The essential belief in Ayurveda is that we are what we eat. As a result, nourishing yourself with healthy food choices will improve your overall well-being. You will learn how to use food, herbs, and spices to prepare balanced meals with all the essential daily nutrients. All meals are provided and will incorporate ayurvedic principles. Guests are free to bring snacks but try to be mindful of their nutritional value.

Finally, we will create a daily selfcare routine for lasting health and happiness, including new practices that soothe and heal the body through each of the five senses. Learn balancing techniques through sound, touch, sight, taste and smell for each of the doshas.

Our cottage sleeps 8 and offers modern shared and private accommodations on Falls Lake with access to Millet Falls nature walk just minutes away. We aim to keep our retreats small and intimate so that we can offer individual attention and personal connectedness. Enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and hot tub.

Bring a book, do some journaling, paint, or simply just BE. Deep rest and relaxation is also an important part of this retreat.

All sessions are optional, and an alcohol free weekend is highly recommended for optimal detox and release. Participating and engaging whole heartedly in the full weekend experience allows you to get the most out of your stay with us.

“Mindfulness gives you time. Time gives you choices. Choices, skillfully made, lead to freedom.” – Bhante Henepola Gunara

What will I be doing? (Sample Schedule)

Friday
Arrive and Check in 3pm
Welcome Circle 5pm
Evening Yoga, Meditation, Pranayama 6pm
Dinner 7pm
Friday Night Ceremony 9pm

Saturday
Morning Yoga and Meditation 6:30am
Breakfast 8am
Morning Session 10am
Lunch 12:30pm
Afternoon Session and waterfall hike 3pm
Evening Yoga and Meditation, Pranayama 6pm
Cooking Class and Dinner 7:30pm
Free evening to plan something awesome with Sarah!

Sunday
Morning Yoga and Meditation 6:30am
Breakfast 8am
Creating a self care routine 10am
Farwell Circle 11:30am

What’s Included?

  • Two nights accommodation in modern cottage on Falls Lake
  • Introduction to basic Ayurveda practices to start using everyday
  • Prakruti and Vikruti quiz with assessment
  • Calm, nurturing and safe environment
  • Privacy and natural escape
  • Disconnect from the everyday – no wifi
  • Vegetarian, ayurvedic inspired meals
  • Interactive cooking class
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 1 lunch
  • Healthy snacks, smoothie each morning
  • organic coffee, herbal teas
  • 4 yoga and meditation sessions
  • Pranayama Breathing exercises
  • 4 Ayurveda inspired sessions
  • Guided nature walk to Millet Falls
  • Use of kayaks, canoes, hammocks
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Evening fire ceremony with special guest teacher
  • Special take home gift just for you
  • So much more!!

What will it Cost Me?

*Early Bird Pricing only available if paid in full 45 days prior to your scheduled retreat

Single Bed in Dorm Room (5 spots)
*Early Bird (45 days before retreat) $450tx
Less then 45 days before retreat $500tx

Private Master Bedroom with Queen Bed
*Early Bird (45 days before retreat)
            Solo guest $650tx
            2 people in room $400tx each
Less then 45 days before retreat
             Solo guest $700tx
              2 people in room $ 450tx each

Private Room with Double Bed
*Early Bird (45 days before retreat)
            Solo guest $550tx
            2 people in room $350tx each
Less then 45 days before retreat
            Solo guest $600tx
            2 people in room $400tx each

Alright already!!! How Do I sign up?

Contact Sarah for details and to secure your spot. She will reach out for a phone call to chat before you arrive.
email: sarah@cliftonhouse.ca
phone or text: 902-401-1109

 If booking within 45 days of retreat, a 50% deposit is due to hold your spot. Full payment is due on day of retreat. 
Payment plans available, open to exchanges and ways to be able to offer these retreats to everyone! 

Cancelation Policy

It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancelation policy before making a reservation. Naturally, no one books with the intention of cancelling or postponing their retreat, but unexpected things do happen.

Cancellation Initiated by Participant
30 days before event: 75% refund
14 days before event: 50 % refund
1 week before event: 25% refund
Less then 1 week: no refund
Only if we can reassign your room you will be eligible for a full refund.

Cancellation by Retreat Leader
While we never plan to cancel a retreat, sometimes life has other plans (as we all know). If the retreat is cancelled for any reason, you may transfer your full retreat payment to another retreat or you may request a refund of your payment to us, constituting a full settlement. We will not be responsible for any other expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled retreat.

Disclaimer
Participation in this retreat is meant to be fun, engaging, restorative and uplifting. It’s for those interested in enhancing their own abilities to regain balance and health in mind and body. It is not meant to replace any advice given by licensed physicians and/or naturopathic doctors.

Sarah will share her journey, insight and offer practical, preventative and personalized tools to help you experience greater health and happiness in your daily life. This retreat is not a means to substitute your personal medical treatments or to be used as a replacement for one on one support from a qualified Ayurvedic professional.

The aim is to help you eat well, live well and be well. I want to share realistic ways you can incorporate healthy eating and self care into your daily life so that you can feel – and be – your very best self.

How does it get any better then that??!!?