Sugar Ridge is located on the stomping grounds of the Wendat people of Huronia.
The name Sugar Ridge is derived from our beautiful maple forest which provides us with ample maple syrup in the spring. We are located on a large ridge overlooking the Wye Marsh and Georgian Bay.
Whether you want to deepen your personal meditation practice or just sleep deeply, we will cater to your needs. You can use the studio when it’s available for your own practice or book a private Yoga or meditation class. Personal life coaching or more in depth psychotherapy is also available. Open all four seasons, you will find a uniqueness to every visit with an abundance of outdoor activities on the property and in the area.
Our kitchen has a focus on whole foods, prepared fresh every day with as many local ingredients as possible. Everything is made with love by the owners, Liz & Kurt! A much demanded cookbook is in the works!
Meals are primarily vegan, with eggs and dairy served as options with breakfast but we never cook with them.
Maple syrup is produced on our property and we often use it in baking, serve it with awesome pancakes, and use it in place of sugar for many recipes.
Fasting at Sugar Ridge
If you want to fast we will nourish you in other ways. If you are fasting we ask that you check in with us once a day to see how you’re doing. Juice fasting or other cleanses are also options for your stay. We will not recommend what you should do but rather we will follow the dietary guidelines you provide us.
Sugar Ridge offers a variety of retreats and events throughout the year which you are welcome to join. Visit our Calendar of Events for a complete listing.
Want to be in Silence?
Meals can be timed to minimize contact with others if you are cultivating an introspective silence. We will respect your silence and inform other guests who may be here to avoid conversation etc. with you. You are welcome to use the studio for your private practice as long as it is not in use by a group.
Artists Love it here!
Discover the vibrant pallet of Sugar Ridge. Each season provides an abundant array of hues and tones to capture on canvas. Whatever your medium, you will connect to the creative part of you in the solitude of this natural setting. The shades of grey in November are as stunning as the yellows of August and the sparkling snow in January is magical.
Writers are welcome!
Whether it be finding the time to finish your thesis or to write a novel, Sugar Ridge is the perfect place to focus on the task. There is no TV or phone to distract you. Wireless internet allows you to stay connected as needed.
You are welcome to stay on your own in a cabin at the retreat centre. Availability depends on the needs of an organized retreat. We therefore, cannot guarantee individual cabin accommodations more than one month in advance – but we generally have a good sense of group size for scheduled events.
What else to do
150 acre property with 25 km of forest trails to hike, bike or ski. Plenty of room to fly a kite or climb a tree. Yoga studio with ongoing group retreats you can join. 15 minute drive from local beaches of Georgian Bay and many water sports.