Sat, Feb 24|
Yellow Brick Farm
Farm & Forest Full Moon Retreat
Combining the therapeutic practices of animal therapy & forest bathing therapy, we invite you to join us for a winter retreat at the beloved Yellow Brick Farm - located in Rockland, ON.
Time & Location
Feb 24, 2024, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Yellow Brick Farm, 303 Baseline Rd, Rockland, ON K4K 1K9, Canada
About the event
We are beyond excited to announce the return of Farm Wellness Retreats!
Join us for a full moon winter retreat amongst the stars, the animals & the forest. A special 3-hrs retreat designed to immerse you in the therapeutical aspects of connecting with the land & living beings.
The retreat is intimate with limited spots available + a special "we're back!" pricing.
Come meet the gentle, curious & sweet farm animals of the Yellow Brick Farm. Spend the first hour of the retreat with the Farm owners, on an interactive tour, getting to know the animals' personality, needs, and their life on the farm.
Following, we will then cozy up by the bonfire in community for some warm drinks and a light dinner - as we witness the sun going down and the full moon rise up.
You will then be guided into a specifically curated Forest Bathing Therapy experience with certified guide Stefany, amongst the stars and moon, where you will be invited to engage your senses to deepen your connection with yourself & nature.
The retreat will end by fireside with Your Healing Circle's famous *Cocoon Meditation - where you cozy up by the crackling bonfire, into your warm sleeping bag, while Stefany leads you into a guided meditation. This beloved form of outdoor winter meditation invites your mind & body to indulge in a nurturing & restful moment, while completely enveloped in the warmth of your cocoon. Let nature nurture you with it's healing sounds & warm embrace!
*The sleeping bag lays on top of a tarp & yoga mat. Participants are provided with a hot water bottle for extra warmth; but are invited to bring extras should they have/want more than one.
Come & nurture your whole-being and join us!
REGISTRATION CLOSES FEBRUARY 17, 2024
Therapeutical benefits of Animal Therapy & Forest Bathing Therapy:
The simple act of spending time with, petting & feeding animals has been proven to:
- Elevate the mood;
- Reduce anxiety & stress;
- Reduce feelings of loneliness;
- Promotes the increase of seretonin, oxytocin & prolactin
A guided Forest Bathing Therapy experience is proven to:
- Increase acceptance of self, vitality & levels of wellbeing
- Help with grief & loss (including eco-grief), depression, anxiety and stress
- Lowers blood-pressure & the flight-or-fight response in the body
- Yoga Mat
- Sleeping Bag
- Reusable mug or thumbler
- Water Bottle
For those not having access to some of the items mentioned above, please reach out! We have a few extra snowshoes, mats, and sleeping bags.