Root To Rise

Culinary and Yoga Retreat In Prince Edward County

An all-inclusive long weekend retreat designed for you to

root + connect + reawaken

May 17th - 20th 2019

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There are parts of you that need some tending, deep nourishment and space. Maybe you are craving for a new level of depth and connection, we feel it too, and so we offer this retreat as a space for expansion and the opportunity to have someone fully support and nourish all the parts of you.

Your days will be spent enjoying the luxuries and localities of what Prince Edward County has to offer, from practising yoga on an organic farm, morning poolside meditations, nourishing workshops and time to connect with nature and relax.

Indulge in garden fresh, vibrant, nourishing meals and snacks prepared by your own private in-house holistic chef, Laura.  Savour a plant-based seasonal menu with locally sourced ingredients highlighting the best of Prince Edward County makers and growers.

Let yourself unwind at a luxury private oasis surrounded by trees and the lake on countryside acreage, have a dip in the heated salt water pool, enjoy the spa like amenities and all of the modern, comforts that you need and deserve.



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  • 3 nights, 4 days in a stunning Lake Side Prince Edward County Oasis

  • Private 30 minute Thai yoga/reflexology massage, scheduled luxury candlelight tub baths

  • All plant-based nutrient dense and nourishing meals made by Professional Chef and Holistic Nutritionist Laura

    • Friday evening dinner and dessert 

    • Saturday morning breakfast, picnic winery lunch and dinner and dessert 

    • Sunday morning breakfast, lunch and harvest dinner

    • Monday Brunch and tea

    • Unlimited tea, freshly made juice and kombucha available all weekend 

  • 2 daily yoga classes

  • Quiet time each morning to reflect and journal

  • Nourishing fireside chats

  • Self development library available for use throughout the weekend 

  • 2 Reawakening Workshops 

    • Skin care making with Sunday’s Company Apothecary

    • Herbal Tea Making with the Soulful Sprout

  • Workbook with wisdom to guide you along your holistic healing journey, and reflection/journal prompts to cultivate a deeper soul connection support you

  • Time to read, walk in nature, de stress away from the roles and responsibilities, unplugging time from your phone, time to reawaken and reconnect with your best self

  • The most beautiful supportive community of like-minded women, heart shifting and soul connection experiences 

  • Day trips to a vegan winery, local biodynamic farm, Sunday’s Company Apothecary in Picton and more

Your Hosts

ASHLEIGH NORRIS | Ashleigh is an Honours Graduate of The Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto and owner of The Soulful Sprout Holistic Nutrition. In her multifaceted clinic she facilitates clients and community to connect with the healing powers of food and plant based medicines. Her holistic approach to healing autoimmunity and hormonal imbalances has her working with a combination of functional testing, herbal medicine along with mindfulness and energy medicine in an effort to address imbalances and establish a foundation of health and vibrancy. Ashleigh is also a Reiki Master. You can often find her barefoot gardening, foraging or at the local farmers market soaking up all the season has to offer.

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LAURA JOHANSON | Laura is an honors graduate from The Institute of Holistic Nutrition. Her passion for food inspired her formal training as a Chef at George Brown College's Culinary Arts Program.   She has worked in some of Toronto’s best fine dining establishments as a professional chef for the past 5 years, including Nota Bene, The Drake Devonshire, O+B, most recently as part of the super successful opening kitchen team at Planta. Planta is a fine dining plant-based kitchen in Yorkville where Laura was able to combine her passion for recipe development, bold flavours, whole plant-based cuisine and elegant presentation. Laura is also an innovative and passionate Certified Nutritional Practitioner and the founder of T.H.I.S. Therapeutic Holistic Integrated Strategies.  She splits her time between Toronto and Prince Edward County where she in an avid forager, amateur farmer, hiker, cyclist, nutritionist and mom.

Culinary and Yoga Retreat In Prince Edward County

Teri-Ann Carty |Teri-Ann is many things. She is a yogini and vegan committed to creating nutritious and beautiful home cooking. She aspires to be the best version of herself and wants to inspire others to achieve the same. Teri-Ann has been teaching yoga since 2015 but has been practising since being introduced by her movement teacher in theatre school in 1997. She took her 200-hour teacher training at Yandara yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico in March 2015 after deciding to take the plunge into teaching and she hasn’t looked back since. Teri-Ann has practised and gained experience all around the world and her sense of community has expanded to include India, Bali, the United States, Thailand, Australia, the UK and of course Canada. Teri returned to the Yandara Yoga Institute in the spring of 2018 to complete a 300 advanced teacher training. She teaches at Iam Yoga and Kula yoga as well as offers retreats.

Culinary and Yoga Retreat In Prince Edward County

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Workshops & Treatments

Skincare Making Workshop

Ever dream of travelling to a local apothecary and making your own skincare? Melissa, owner of Sunday's Company will share her plant knowledge with you as you create our own products that nourish your skin and spirit and enhance your self-care practice. Sunday’s Company is rooted in the belief that self-care should be low maintenance and gratifying. No chemicals, no preservatives, no fillers, just Mother Nature giving you exactly what you need. Plus the apothecary is so gorgeous and exactly what county dreams are made of.


Private Massages

Your private 30 minute massage with Julie Magee awaits you. Julie is a Yoga Teacher and Registered Reflexology and Thai Massage Therapist living in Prince Edward County. Her knowledge and passion for self-care is continually evolving and Julie is excited support you on your own journey of self-discovery and healing. Nothing screams indulgent self-care like a private massage followed by a candlelight soak in a tub filled with healing salts and herbs..


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The Flow

Friday 5-6pm  arrival


Campfire opening circle and meditation


Energizing Hatha yoga


Visit vegan winery for tour and picnic


tea making workshop

Spring Harvest Awakening Dinner

Campfire connections

Yoga Nidra Meditation


Sunrise Hatha yoga by the pool


Private massages

Downtime by the pool & nature walks


Visit organic biodynamic farm & yoga

Family Dinner

Campfire release ceremony



Sunrise hatha flow yoga


11am departure

All skill levels and bodies are welcomed to join!

The Finer Points

May 17-20 2019 - arrive Friday 5-6 pm, depart Monday 11am.

Bloomfield -Prince Edward County


There are 3 rooms, each double occupancy.

One king bed with ensuite.

One king bed with shared luxury bathroom

One queen bed with shared luxury bathroom.

Rooms are first come first reserved.


Transportation to and from the retreat is NOT included. When you register you will have a chance to connect with other participants and arrange rides if necessary. There is Go Train service into Belleville.

Cancellation policy

In the event that you are unable to attend the retreat, for any reason, as much advance notice as possible is appreciated. With more than 30 days notice, your ticket amount will be refunded to you in full, minus an administration fee.

With less than 30 days notice, there is no refund unless we can organise someone to purchase your ticket.


Full Retreat Price: $800
Early Bird Pricing : $750.00

YOU are ready to RISE

We can’t wait to see you in Prince Edward County!

If you have any questions please reach out via email

Culinary and Yoga Retreat In Prince Edward County Ontario

What past participants are saying about Root To Rise Retreats

Root to Rise was a beautiful journey of CONNECTION. Connection to nature, to sisterhood, to the community, to health, fitness and the power of plant based food. The host was graceful, the chef was generous and the yoga teacher… a real dynamo! I felt pampered and right at home!
— Renelle
My experience at the Root to Rise Retreat was beyond fulfilling. I anticipated it being a special experience, but it exceeded my expectations in every way. I was fed and watered beyond my wildest dreams - Laura created masterpieces with our meals and opened my eyes to delicious and satisfying plant-based foods. Ashleigh was a constant in her kindness, support and enthusiasm - she shared with us thoughtful ideas of integrating holistic practices into our daily lives and fascinating information on herbs and plants that support the body and mind. Both Laura and Ashleigh know Prince Edward County extremely well and took us to explore many special places including Sandbanks, a local winery and a biodynamic farm which added to our appreciation for the community.
I was inspired by the women that came together that weekend. We are all on our paths, but we created a community that supported and gave unwavering friendship to each other. We laughed and cried and sighed and repeated. I left feeling so rested and ready to take on the realities that awaited me back home and now whenever I read my journal entries from that weekend or come across a photo I took, it revives those feelings and reconnects me with the intentions set. I didn’t know I needed the retreat as much as I did and I am forever grateful to Laura, Ashleigh and Teri for creating a relaxing, supportive and connecting experience.
— Alex
“It was such a treat to attend the Root to Rise retreat. From the outstanding food to the diverse activities and the beautiful setting of Prince Edward Country, I was able to completely disconnect and recenter, not to mention enjoy amazing conversations with all the other participants. I absolutely recommend this experience!”
— Sabrina