Winter Stillness Retreat


I want this to be a super chill retreat, for me and for everyone. Smallish group, intimate conversations, lots of silence and meditation but also good exercise in the snow and hot chocolate afterwards. There is nothing more beautiful – or quiet – than the Canadian forest in winter. I am hoping this can be restorative for me as well, so come along, I promise not to get too heady and weird out here in the far margins of civilization….

Here is the promo blurb-thing:

“Join Jeff for 4 days and 3 nights of his unique blend of silence and real world exploration. There will be frolicking in snow, hot chocolate by the fire, silent contemplation, group sharing and powerful teaching. This unique retreat in the heart of nature at Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre will incorporate the natural winter stillness with exploration on ski or snowshoe. Through the use of meditation, movement, and connecting with nature, you will explore meditation in a whole new way.”

Also, there is excellent organic food. Liz and Kurt are killer cooks.


Tuition is $795 + HST all inclusive 3 nights shared accommodation
(4 guests of same gender per cabin)
enticing image meant to convey a vague promise of winter ecstacy


  • Meals Thursday dinner to Sunday lunch
  • Snowshoe or cross-country ski rental
  • Admission to the Wye Marsh trails
  • 4 days with Jeff


For more information or to book your spot on this retreat, please call Sugar Ridge 866-609-1793 or email


Jeff Warren is a writer and meditation teacher. He is the author of The Head Trip, a travel guide to sleeping, dreaming and waking, and co-author of The New York Times bestselling Meditation for Fidgety SkepticsHe is also Founder and Chief Exploring Officer of The Consciousness Explorers Club, a nonprofit meditation adventure group in Toronto.