Ontario is an unexpected force of nature: it features 5 national parks and 72 provincial parks where you can find a range of landscapes! From lakes and waterfalls to rocky islands and pine forests, break the monotony of busy city life with an outdoorsy yoga retreat in Ontario.
Yoga on a bridge (Photo: Forks of the Credit Inn)
If you’re fortunate enough to live in or be visiting Ontario, you can start your rejuvenation right away with these five retreats that are an easy drive from Toronto. We selected five of the best yoga retreats in Ontario based on activities, experience, and value for money. Here they are:
From $367/ per person
Just a quick drive from Toronto is the Forks of the Credit Inn, located right next to the Bruce Trail in Caledon. You will get more than just yoga at this retreat in Ontario: it’s hiking, local tours, bonfires, and spending time with like-minded people. They offer a variety of yoga retreats in Ontario, ranging from their colourful fall foliage retreat to a three-day princess warrior experience. Instructors Karey and Lindsay are available to inspire you to heal, restore, and rejuvenate through activities like yoga, axe throwing, archery, hiking, and bonfire meditation. You will stay in the Forks of the Credit Inn in a shared, private, or semi-private room, included in the price of the retreat.
From $330/ per person
If you’re looking for a welcoming and open atmosphere to reboot and refresh, Loon Call’s weekend yoga and wellness retreat in Perth is the place for you. Pick a spot by the lake, a spectacular setting for meditation, journalling, and reflection. Highlights of the retreat include daily Hatha, Power, or Restorative yoga classes, mindfulness meditation, and hiking in a wonderful lakeside setting. The retreat has a four-stage process: discovery, dream, design, and destiny. Throughout this process, you will enjoy yoga, heritage walks, and self-discovery time through journals, vision boards, and more. Rates include all meals, four yoga and meditation classes, Saturday activities, and two nights’ accommodation at the Loon Call Retreat centre in either shared or private rooms with shared bathroom.
From $724/ per person
Unplug from technology and recharge your mind, body, and spirit in the great outdoors of Ontario. Northern Edge Algonquin is a leading company in transformational travel and they offer a four-day Quest for Balance yoga retreat in Algonquin Park, Ontario. You will be guided in starting or deepening your yoga practice through Yin yoga sessions on the scenic Kawawaymog Lake. Highlights of the retreat include daily yoga, sea kayaking and stand-up paddle sessions, and fresh organic meals daily. Three nights’ accommodation is included and you will stay in a private or shared room in a cabin that features a sauna, meditation garden, and yoga deck.
From $550/per person
Jiva Healing runs retreats around the world, focusing on yoga, healthy eating, meditation, and self-care through massage. Their juice fasting and yoga retreat in Ontario will help you detoxify and regain energy by eliminating toxins and rebalancing your body and mind through Hatha and Restorative yoga classes. The retreat is aimed at practitioners of all levels, so you’ll take part in daily yoga classes and their juice fast detox program. You are certain not to leave empty handed: workshops with a professional nutritional advisor and a class on nutrition and healthy eating allow you to turn your vacation into a lifestyle. You will be accommodated in single rooms with ensuite bathroom or a two-bedroom suite with a shared bathroom situated on the Western University campus in London, Ontario.
From $433/ per person
Join certified yoga teacher and holistic health and life coach Ashley Lord for a short yoga holiday in Ontario. You will join an inspiring group of women at a cozy retreat centre to nurture stillness and transformation. The retreat highlights include daily Hatha yoga class, meditation sessions, sound healing, restorative hot stone relaxation, and one-on-one life coaching session. The rate includes all yoga classes, activities including nature walk and chocolate tasting, meals, and two nights’ accommodation in a shared double room in a cabin.