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Bundle up! It's winter time!

The heart of what we do and what we stand for, at Your Healing Circle, is intertwining nature in everything. Meaning, our activities and events take place outdoors.

Nature is healing; but especially so in the late fall, winter, and early spring time. The cold air on your cheeks & in your lungs is a beautiful reminder that you are “here” - that you are alive! 


The cold weather is not always as appealing. We get it! But we promise that the beauty of a fresh snow fall is absolutely breathtaking & makes it worth your while. I mean, we're never too young for building forts, doing a snowball fights, sledding & snowshoeing, right? It’s our favorite!


Author Linda Akeson McGurk wrote an entire book on the premise of: There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes. And she's right! With the proper gear; complete details provided from us; and plenty of warm tools at your disposal while on site; we promise it’ll be well worth it!

We’ve got you!


During the winter months, we will be utilizing the outdoor fire and you will be asked to bundle up with the proper winter gear. This doesn't mean expensive winter gear! In fact, we encourage you to borrow from your surrounding and/or check out your local thrift stores. You can also check out the Ottawa Outdoor Gear Library


We will have hot water bottles for you to use, plenty of warm blankets, extra sleeping bags, endless tea at your disposal and much more! Movement will be encouraged during all of our retreats, and all attendees will receive an email prior to the event that will include details on how to prepare well for their visit & dress accordingly.



Want a head start?

Here's what the Nature Educators we partner with highly recommend you equip yourself with for sub-zero temperatures:


Long Johns

Fleece Pants

Snow pants

Wool socks

Winter boots



Long john long sleeved shirt

Fleece layer

Wool bases

Winter coat with a down layer and a wind layer. *Bonus if your coat has a hood.

Scarf, neck warmer or buff. It's recommend to bring extras!

Wool Hat


Waterproof/windproof mitts


It's also recommended to bring a sleeping bag and/or blanket(s).

(we have extras for your comfort as well)

The better prepared you are the better your experience will be! Don't be shy, make yourself at home & bring everything you can think of for your warmth & comfort.

For any other questions, please send us an email at

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