Relaxation and rest are essential for our well-being. Guided meditation classes and rest periods are will help you distress from day-to-day go-go-go and let your body and mind to unwind.
Start your day with a guided meditation. Our meditations, alternating with yoga classes, are not spiritual meditations, but are guided to specifically help with distressing and enhance your healing.
As we touch on the power of breath, colour therapy, guided visualization and movement, we will learn to connect to our inner peace and calmness bringing forth feelings of well-being to spread throughout our day.
The meditation retreat has been proven to have long lasting results on the body and mind such as: lowering high blood pressure, reducing anxiety attacks, decreasing any tension-related pain and improving the immune system. Other benefits can include: emotional stability, creativity and happiness increases, intuition develops and the mind receives clarity.
There will be time to discuss issues and concerns. The focus of the sessions will be tailored to the needs of the group, assisting each individual in the way that suits him or her best in a group setting. The sessions are suited to all levels of meditation experience.
Rest and Self-Journaling Periods
We have built into our programs some rest periods, so that you could get a nap, go for an independent walk, or just read near the fireplace or in a privacy of your room. However important are education and other methods of healing, one cannot underestimate importance of rest and rejuvenation, which come hand-in-hand. After your evening steam bath is a perfect time to journal and meditate on positive changes in your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Semi-Flexible Structure in Afternoons
All activities at Fresh Start are divided into highly-recommended and optional. The mornings here are quite busy with morning educational classes, fitness, check-ins and meals. We highly suggest visit those classes, as you’ll get very important tools to continue after program self-care. The afternoons are filled with more laid-back activities and are very flexible. All nature walks, art classes, outings, body care classes, Qi Gong etc. happen in the afternoons. If you wish, you can take your time to rest during those.
Our Sundays are free from main educational activities. On this day we organize a group nature walk in the morning. Enjoy the downtime at the end of the week. You truly deserve it!
A tip for summer: We have a great Whale Watching company nearby. Though we do not organize tours with them, you can pre-book a Sunday trip yourself, provided there is availability (you’ll need to take a cab). It is a very memorable trip and is really worth it, especially for people who never experienced it.
Note: The drinks and meals are served at the retreat on Sunday, as usual.
Bonfires and Game Nights
Enjoy time with your new friends, fresh air and the ocean waves across the most beautiful Desolation Mountain range in summer, or come to one of our hotel Game Nights in winter, after your evening steam bath, to chat and laugh together.
Disclaimer: All classes/ program structure are subject to change without notice.