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Heart of Practice Yoga Retreat

Early Bird Price extended until Friday Nov 3rd! Register Here

We only have a couple of private rooms left!  We have plenty of shared accommodations available, and you are welcome to choose your roommates if you like!

Some words from past retreat participants…
I made so many connections and made new friends that I already cherish. It is through your leadership Tiina, that we are all able to explore,inquire, and experience, within your loving and caring guidance.

Thanks for leading a lovely weekend retreat with just the right balance!  It was the perfect amount of active yoga practice and still meditation,  introspection and community, indoor and outdoor activities.  And the food was stellar!  They accommodated my food restrictions way beyond my expectations.

I came away feeling happy, inspired, and optimistic about embracing yoga as a lifestyle. I feel the benefits from that weekend are long lasting – I am surprised that I still feel them nearly 2 weeks later!

Tiina ran the most synergistic weekend anyone could ask for. The classes, meditation, Yoga Nidra, nature walks and Kirtan were all offered in a way that made one feel excited to join but never pressured. My favourite parts were all of the wonderful activities offered and of course the FOOD!!!! The amazing food!!! It was so nourishing and healthy, yet fulfilling and beyond delicious. I really did love this experience it was everything I needed to feel like a new person when I got home.

Heart of Practice Retreat with Tiina Kivinen, Fraser Mcdonald and friends of Peterborough Living Yoga

*We are currently planning the retreat co facilitated by Tiina and Fraser, and in the event that Fraser stays in retreat a little longer in Portugal, we will have Tiina as primary facilitator, with friends. We will update as soon as it is confirmed. 

 Lotus Heart Retreat Centre in Brighton, ON.

Dates: Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, 2017

Early Bird Price (extended to Friday Nov 3rd): $385 + HST
Regular Price: $420 +HST
*Private rooms are available for a fee of $25 / night. Private rooms have shared bathrooms, shared rooms have private bathrooms.

Join us for a weekend immersion in the heart of practice. Located at the beautiful and tranquil Lotus Heart Retreat Centre, less than an hour from Peterborough in the Brighton area, this retreat is for those with all levels of experience with yoga. If you feel a calling to deepen your practice, or if a weekend retreat would nourish your being, we would be honoured to have you. When we tap into the heart of our practice, we have potential to bring a felt sense of the infinite, into our bodies, minds and hearts. Through Bhakti Yoga, chanting, yoga classes, meditations, deep restoration/ Yoga Nidra, live music, and expressive arts, we create space for wisdom, clarity, and spirit to emerge from our own depths. Community forms as we connect and create, self care deepens with a focus on contemplation and meditation, and the heart brightens with music, chanting, movement, and expression.

The weekend will include

  • 2 nights stay in a lovely retreat centre, private and shared accommodation
  • Delicious and nourishing vegetarian meals, incredibly healthy and tasty!
  • Inspired Yoga and meditation classes and workshops for deepening your practice, including Live Music Yoga and Kirtan
  • Spacious time to enjoy nature trails and cozy retreat centre


Autumns Abundance Unlimited Yoga
There is still time to register for 2 Months of Unlimited Yoga! (Includes most of our registered series, including Deepening Yoga, Meditation, and Breathwork, Soul Wisdom Restorative Yoga, Chakra Esssentials, and Whole Peace Hatha, as well as the rest of our weekly schedule). Unlimited Yoga is perfect for those of you who love to (or aspire to!) come to more than one class per week. If one class/ per week is more possible for you, the Studio 10 Class Series is your best bet! If you can make it to more than one class/ week, our Unlimited Yoga memberships are an amazing deal!

If you are feeling the call to dive into the transformative tradition of Yoga, please be in touch, and apply for our 2018 training! Amrita Living Yoga Teacher Training is known for its empowerment, creativity and life changing potential. Weekend format, with payment plans available. Check out what our 2015 grads have to say here, and follow the YouTube prompt to watch 2014 grad testimonials. 2016 video is coming soon!


Book online here to receive Relaxation Massage! Soon we will be offer Cranial Sacral treatments with Fraser Mcdonald, more info is coming soon!
Are you a Holistic Practitioner? We have our lovely Treatment Rooms for rent, part time options for affordable prices! Contact us for a viewing!