Artists can try a painting lesson instead, and wannabe farmers can join the stable caretaker, herding horses and helping with barn chores. Or, if that feels like too much, know that doing almost nothing is highly recommended at Ste. Anne’s.
As this one is more of a DIY wellness retreat, you’ll find everything you need on site in order find and create your own kind of escape. Chelton Beach Provincial Park is a short 10-minute drive away, with much more to discover in the area, including local lobster shacks and Cavendish Beach. Stays range from $150-250 CAD a night.
But nearly three hours of daily yoga requires lots of energy, so there’s good news on the food front: Your appetite will swell and you get to eat – a lot. There’s no mention of fat content or calories, and the always-changing menu offers many vegan and veggie options, all made with locally sourced, organic and sustainable ingredients. The abundance of options may encourage you toward clean eating and vegetarianism, which I sometimes embraced (try the Quinoa Bowl breakfast, with almond milk and hemp hearts) but often did not (I also enjoyed a burger with bacon and brie).
2) Trout Point – Located in East Kemptville, Nova Scotia , and nestled in UNESCO Southwest Nova Scotia Biosphere Reserve, this retreat offers luxury adventure travel, guided stargazing and other ecotourism vacations, from its secluded spot in the heart of the Tobeatic Wilderness. The 5-star inn’s 100 acres also border on the waters of the Tusket & Napier Rivers, yet lie an easy drive from scenic French Acadian villages, historic seafaring ports, stunning beaches, & Bay of Fundy seacoasts.
Massage, Sauna, Spa & Hot Springs.
Set on 55-acres of land, bordered on the East by the Atlantic, on the West by the Cabot Trail and the Highlands beyond, and on the South by Indian Brook. Booking comes with lodgings, food, outdoor & cultural adventures, wellness services, meeting & conference facilities and various types of retreats in an eco-friendly environment. There are a few set and themed retreats that run throughout the year, anywhere from a couple of days to a whole week, starting at $355 CAD.
Educational Talks on Detoxification.
4-day yoga adventure retreat in Fraser Valley, British Columbia.