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Harmonize, Harvest, Reset

Foster inner-peace, reflect on personal growth and create balance

Retreat Details

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Immerse yourself in self-care, in the majestic, picturesque, ancient, soft rolling peaks of the Laurentian Mountains. Spend 4 days, 3 nights, immersed in the beauty of nature as we embrace the point of balance between seasons, and between light and dark, welcoming in the season of autumn.

The Fall Equinox is a beautiful time to find balance between solar and lunar energy. The perfect opportunity to incorporate practices that foster a sense of inner harmony. Here we will draw attention inward, inviting in a slower pace as we harvest the growth we have moved through in the first 3 seasons of the year.

Spend your days nurturing your body, mind, and spirit practicing meditation, yoga asana, and feeding your body with plant-powered delicious meals to fuel and nourish you. Indulge your senses with aromatherapy, forest walks, spa pampering, connecting with others, resting, and engaging in a creativity workshop. Enjoy the ceremonies, and take what you need. Leave feeling blissfully present, intentional, and ready to move forward on your path with love.

What's Included

Key Takeaways: Bask in self-care practices to honor the shift in seasons | slow down, connect with your intentions to move forward with | leave with a gift and grounded presence

  • Private online coaching call/meeting with host Lori Dye prior to retreat & unlimited WhatsApp communication to have questions answered before, during travel and during and throughout the 4 days of the retreat
  • Transportation between the private retreat location and YUL (Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Canada) on 9/20 and 9/23
  • 3 nights / 4 days accommodation at a private, 8-acre mountain estate
  • Twice daily harvest-inspired meals, catered by Ferme Art Nature; 100% gluten free & plant based, locally sourced where possible
  • Daily snacks, coffee, tea, & water
  • Daily meditation
  • Daily yoga asana; various styles
  • Creativity workshop
  • Cacao & Kirtan ceremony
  • Nordic style spa excursion for massage and thermal healing through steam and water
  • Group guided imagery session
  • Fall equinox celebration & fire ceremony
  • Yoga mats & props use
  • Soap, shampoo & conditioner
  • Bath and spa towel use

What’s not includedEverything else (e.g., initial transportation to YUL, travel insurance, additional excursions, shopping, dining, etc.)

The Experience

Day-by-day agenda (subject to change)

Day 1: Land

  • Arrive at YUL International Airport by 9 AM, where you will be met by our ground transportation driver at 10 AM to bring you through the beautiful Laurentian Mountains to the Retreat estate. 
  • Opening Circle / Lunch 
  • Forest Walking Meditation
  • Slow Flow /  Yin & Aromatherapy
  • Dinner
  • Sacred silence

Day 2: Grand Rising

  • Sacred silence through morning practice
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Brunch
  • Nordic style spa day for hydrotherapy & massage
  • Dinner
  • Restorative yoga & hypnosis
  • Sacred silence

Day 3: Balance

  • Sacred silence through morning practice
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Brunch
  • Medicine wheel dreamcatcher workshop
  • Kirtan & cacao ceremony
  • Restorative / flow blend
  • Dinner
  • Bonfire
  • Sacred silence

Day 4: Be Free

  • Sacred silence through morning practice
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Brunch
  • Farewell
  • Meet transportation driver by 10:30 AM to depart Howard’s Lodge with anticipated arrival at YUL by 12pm

THE VENUE

Harvest Harmony retreat will be held at ‘Howard’s Lodge’, a luxurious estate nestled on an expansive 8-acre property in the stunning Laurentian mountains in Quebec, Canada. The grounds with two beautifully renovated lodges is the perfect backdrop for our retreat, offering the beauty of nature’s colorful transition and elegant and comfortable accommodations.

The living spaces are designed for relaxation and socializing: The Grand Lodge, with six bedrooms and four bathrooms, features a large dining room under a cathedral ceiling and wooden beams, the main living room, which boasts a stone fireplace and lake views, and a secondary lounge. The Petit Lodge, with two bedrooms and 1 & half bathrooms, offers a comfortable living and dining area with fireplace, as well as a separate kitchen. For relaxation, soak in the estate’s hot tub, enjoy a game of pool in the billiards room, or take-in nature’s awe with a book and cup of tea in any of the many outside sitting areas, gazebo or lawn.

Grounds & Facilities

Accommodations

The estate features six bathrooms and eight well-appointed bedrooms, each outfitted with Hotel Collection mattresses, premium bedding, and feather duvets to ensure a restful stay.

Your Host

Village of Islands Yoga founder Lori Dye E-RYT, YACEP, is originally from Ottawa, Canada. She has traveled and taught yoga all over the U.S, in Canada, and Costa Rica, and now calls northern New York her home. She has been practicing yoga for over 30 years and it is truly her way of being. Her love of yoga lies in the magic of the breath, the harmony of internal peace & joy and the physical benefits of daily practice; this love emanates through her teaching.

Since completing her first 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program 2015, Lori has taught over 3700 hours of group classes, private sessions, workshops, retreats, and guided imagery sessions. In 2021, she completed a second 200 hour YTT with special focus on Ayurveda. In addition to practicing and teaching yoga, Lori is a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), Hypnotherapist and teaches Life Coaching, Modern Spirituality, Intuitive Coaching, Health and Wellness Coaching and Meditation courses online at a private college. She has hosted 3 exquisite retreats in Costa Rica since 2022, and is delighted to extend her offerings to her native country of Canada amidst the vibrant fall foliage for this upcoming Harvest Harmony retreat.

Lori is known for her warm and inviting teaching style. She engages and challenges students to practice mindfulness, connect with breath-guided movement and listen to their bodies. She enjoys bringing stillness and movement together with breath on the mat and offers modifications to make yoga accessible to all. She currently offers in-person classes and retreats as well as live-streaming and on-demand classes and remote coaching & hypnosis sessions.

Testimonials

5/5

Kind words from prior retreat attendees, students and peers

Ticket Pricing

Please revisit the “What’s Included” section for additional details
Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out:

Triple Occupancy

$1,250 USD per person*

Group of three** travel companions in a private bedroom with three beds and one private bathroom.

*All three attendees must be confirmed at time of purchase. Total of $3,750 due at time of reservation. Contact us to request individual attendee concurrent transactions.

**For more than three people in this room, please contact us for custom pricing

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Double Occupancy

$1,550 per person

Group of two** travel companions in one private bedroom with two beds. Access to one full bathroom and one half-bathroom, both shared with a single occupancy attendee.

*Both attendees must be confirmed at time of purchase. Total of $3,100 due at time of reservation. Contact us to request individual attendee concurrent transactions.

**For more than two people in this room, please contact us for custom pricing

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Single Occupancy

$2,250

Private bedroom with access to one bathroom. Bathroom is shared with one other single occupancy attendee.

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Entire Petit Lodge

$5,355

Have the entire Petit Lodge to you and your travel companions (standard maximum occupancy of three*).

Includes 2 bedrooms with 3 total beds, one full bathroom, one half-bathroom, private dining and living rooms with fireplace and television, and a private kitchen.

*For more than three people in the Petit Lodge, please contact us for custom pricing

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All purchases are non-refundable. It is encouraged to consider travel insurance in light of the non-refundable policy | Please arrive at YUL (Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal, Canada) by 9 AM on 09/20/2024. Our ground transportation driver will be leaving at 10 AM to bring you to the retreat estate | We will be departing Howard’s Lodge at 10:30 AM on 09/23/2024 with an anticipated arrival at YUL by 12pm | Please plan flights accordingly | If you will be arranging your own ground transportation to the Retreat Lodge, please contact us for directions and ideal time of arrival.