Whether you would like to live more soulfully or create inner peace and a joy-filled life, our day retreats and workshops offer the perfect opportunity to expand your excellence. The only prerequisite required is a desire to live a joyful life. These workshops have been created for everyone to experience and enjoy, regardless of where you are on your path. Check our calendar regularly. We also invite guests to host retreats and workshops. Please email Sari at email@example.com if you are interested in hosting a workshop at The Laughing Forest.
Ridiculously Easy Path to Healthy Eating
This hands-on practical workshop arms you with everything you need to know about starting a healthy eating path – from the most ridiculously easy foodie ideas, recipes and cooking, to simple ingredient swaps, pantry purging and more. This session is a must for everyone who has decided enough is enough – they’re sick and tired of being tired or sick or both, or they just plain old want to have a happy, healthy family. You will leave with a refreshing outlook on how to eat for energy, vitality and joyful living, in the simplest of ways, and on a shoestring budget; not to mention the know-how to start a healthy eating path right away.
Workshop length: 3 hours
Cost: $60 + HST per person or $100 + HST per couple (includes a day pass at The Laughing Forest, which can be redeemed at a future date)
Includes all course materials, including recipes. Check calendar for upcoming dates or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dance of Joy Women’s Holistic Retreats
Embraced by Mother Earth in the Womb of Nature, we gather to awaken and renew our spirits, to birth new ideas, new life, to nurture our body, mind and spirit. We experience the power of gathering as women being fully supported on our journey to becoming our best self.
Dance of Joy Women’s Holistic Retreats provide women with a space to gather to nourish their souls, elevate their lives and revitalize their spirits through connection, one-on-one practitioner sessions like energy therapies, card readings, etc., morning chakra and yoga flow, workshops, forest immersion, drum circles, foraging for wild medicines, and wholesome organic food.
Something magical unfolds each time we gather in sisterhood at Dance of Joy. It’s like, within moments of gathering and meeting each other, our true authentic selves shine through and we know we are free to be who we are in this safe, supportive container of love – as though we have known each other our entire lives. We are coming home to our true soul self. Join us!
Choose a 1- 2- or 3-day retreat. Overnight stay in yurt/cozy trailer (shared accommodations) included in 2- or 3-day retreat
Check the Event section calendar for upcoming retreats, or email Sari at email@example.com or call 705-662-1469 for more details.
Private Holistic Stay
Whether you are looking for spiritual space, or to explore homesteading, organic farming, wild plant medicines, to connect with nature and forest bathing, a natural way of living, or how to cook holistically, a private retreat catered to YOUR needs is a perfect escape.
Email Sari at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-662-1469
Chakra Flow: Balancing Chakras with Movement and Sound
This workshop provides you with an easy, fun, and fast way to balance your energy, so that you can start each day feeling like you are going with the flow, and having more zest for life. Think of it as tools for a more peaceful, joyful life. When we learn to manage our energy, we can remain calm in the center of a storm, we manage stress better, we ease pain and discomfort emotionally and physically. When energy flows harmoniously through the chakra system, a greater sense of well-being inevitably arises. You will experience and create sounds and gentle body movements that specifically balance each chakra, and learn an effortless 5-minute routine that you can use daily to balance each chakra and energize your spirit. Set to playful music, Chakra Flow is perfect for every body. Takes place on the mossy forest floor during spring and summer, and indoors from fall through winter.
Private, semi-private and group sessions available. Email email@example.com to request a session. Or check the Event section calendar.
Forest Meditation Walk
A guided forest walk is a wonderful way to build a deeper connection with nature, and to slow down the pace of your life to ease stress, and connect deeper with your soulful nature. A forest immersion walk is a joy path that intrigues, entices and opens your mind, your senses and your heart to the blessing of the now, and encourages you to forfeit a life of hurry, and perhaps even cultivate the art of doing nothing. As we begin our walk, we take time to ground ourselves, offer our gratitude, notice our breath and set our intention as we mindfully begin to walk the forest. We take time to attune our senses to the forest surroundings to increase our mindfulness. We notice what we notice. We slow our pace as we walk the forest trails, listening for the messages that nature has to offer us. Sometimes it’s an animal that crosses our path, or a sudden breeze upon our face or the sound of leaves dancing in the tree tops. We simply notice. We take time for stillness and introspection before we return to where we began, and close our walk.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: $20 + HST (Includes a same day pass at The Laughing Forest)
Small group rate (up to 8 people): $120
Private, semi-private and group forest meditation walks available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a session. Or check the Event section calendar.
We can also cater the forest meditation walk to the needs of your organization. Call Sari at 705-662-1469 or email for more info.
Friends of the Forest Gatherings
We gather for drum circles, as well as for ecstatic dance and chakra flow in the forest and for a women’s circle. These gatherings are by a heart donation. No registration necessary. Call or text Sari at 705-662-1469 or email email@example.com for more info. Gatherings take place in the forest at easily accessible locations, in case mobility is a concern.
Women’s Spiritual Empowerment Gathering
If you wish to create a more spiritually empowered life, a blissful life, or you long to connect with other like-minded women, then join us. We are gathering in a form of sacred activism to renew our passions and uplift our spirit. Each month you will learn new tools for living a soulful life, like simple practices for chakra balancing, sound healing, womb healing, breathing, relaxation, enhancing intuition, igniting your inner fire, and more. We’ll also spend time sharing stories and ideas to support each other.
Gatherings are by donation to The Laughing Forest.
Email Sari at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 705-662-1469 for more info, and to confirm attendance. There is no registration. Bring a friend, daughter, mother, sister. Women of all ages are welcome. The only prerequisite is a desire for personal growth.