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Yoga Retreat Canada

Liz and Ross will kick off the weekend with a soothing blend of Restorative yoga and Thai massage. Janna will guide you through a ‘do-it-yourself’ detox class with hands-on herbal elixirs and live food juices. Irina will introduce you to the fundamentals of mindfulness practice and walking meditation. Pamper yourself with a vibrant menu of clean, wholesome vegetarian food and a journey through the world of yoga, mindfulness, and wellness.


  • Daily morning yoga sessions
  • Guided visualization with Irina
  • Restorative yoga and Thai massage with Ross and Liz
  • Do-it-yourself detox and hands-on herbal elixirs with Janna
  • Mindfulness practice and walking meditation
  • 2 nights accommodations
  • Daily vegetarian meals


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 24
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Nirvana Retreats was established in 2007 by Madhavendra, dedicated organizer of Meditation Toronto. She and her husband, Allen, created a hidden gem of a retreat center just minutes from downtown Toronto.

Formally known as Adjalila Gardens, this beautiful retreat center features an infrared sauna, an artesian spring fed swimming pond, a yoga barn, which has been beautifully restored with a bright yoga and meditation room and dining hall, and a variety of accommodations including two cabins and four rooms in the main house as well as the option for tent on the property.

Nirvana Retreats is a place where new friends are made. They welcome guests to come and find a connection to their practice and to other like-minded people, joining an international yoga and health community which continues to grow. They believe in a global village, the interconnectedness of all beings, and the power of nature, meditation, and yoga to heal and nurture.

Nirvana Retreats Canada Yoga Retreats Canada Program

Do-it-yourself detox with Janna Shapero

Learn how to do your own detox at home, discover the methods, the pitfalls, and dispel the myths. This class will provide you with tools to take the power of your health into your own hands, along with recipes, and local resources. The discussion will be followed by a hands-on herbal elixir and live food juice class.

Mindfulness for decluttering the mind

In this class, you will be introduced to the basic principles of mindfulness meditation practice, from breath work to focusing techniques. You will spend half of the class learning the foundations and the second portion will be spent exploring the beautiful premises of the retreat centre on a serene walking meditation (weather permitting).

Guided visualization

A guided visualization to reconnect with your higher self in order to cleanse and renew.

Restorative yoga with Thai massage

Relax deeper into passive yoga poses. Start the weekend by connecting your body with your breath and allowing the loving kindness “Metta” of Thai massage to ease you into poses and reach a profound level of mental quietude.

Daily schedule


  • 16:00 Arrival and orientation
  • 18:30 Opening circle
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Restorative yoga and Thai massage with Ross and Liz


  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Morning yoga with Janna
  • 11:15 Do-it-yourself detox and hands-on herbal elixirs with Janna
  • 13:15 Lunch
  • 14:00 Personal relaxation time
  • 15:30 Walking meditation and mindfulness with Irina
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Guided visualization with Irina


  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Morning yoga with Janna
  • 13:00 Lunch and closing circle


Liz Arcus
Owner of Nirvana Retreats and former owner of Urban Nirvana, a Thai massage and yoga spa in downtown Toronto, Liz is a yoga instructor, skilled Thai massage practitioner, currently working on her RMT certification. In a society that values fast pace and long hours, she is honored to help people reconnect with their bodies and quiet their minds.
Ross Edmunds
Ross Edmunds is a licensed holistic practitioner who trained at the Lotus Palm School of Thai Yoga Massage then completed an internship at an authentic Thai massage spa in Toronto where he continued to acquire and practice advanced Thai massage techniques. Ross maintains a Thai yoga massage practice at Moksha Yoga Danforth where he also regularly leads Restorative and Thai yoga massage workshops. He is a compassionate practitioner who works to address his clients individual needs through a responsive touch and Metta (loving kindness).
Janna Shapero
For the last 15 years, herbalist, yoga instructor, and holistic therapist, Janna Shapero, has been empowering the stressed and weary city dwellers towards taking better care of themselves. She runs a private practice and consultation service in the Toronto area.
Irina Mirazizyan
Passionate about helping people reconnect with their authentic being, Irina, has gone through a variety of holistic training, most recently completing a program in spiritual psychotherapy. Irina also holds certifications in nutrition, Reiki, life coaching, yoga, and Thai massage. Her education and experience in wellness consulting have given Irina a well-rounded understanding of why working with all the elements of your being (physical, mental, spiritual and emotional) is integral in achieving long lasting results in the quest to a fulfilling and more meaningful life.


This retreat will take place in Nirvana Retreats, a secluded and lush 14-acre property just one hour from Toronto.

Nearby places

  • Toronto - 1 hour



  • Massage


  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Picnic area
  • River
  • Yoga studio


Daily vegetarian meals are included in the price. Pamper yourself with a vibrant menu of clean, wholesome vegetarian food.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

There are a variety of activities for health and wellness within your stay. Relax and enjoy the peaceful nature of the countryside or lose track of time and technology while exploring the gardens and grounds. You can also have a professional Thai massage during your stay.

Spa treatments

A fun and easy-to-learn Thai massage workshop is included in the price. An extra Thai massage session is available for an additional 80 USD per hour

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodations
  • All classes
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Detox elixirs
  • Mindfulness practice and walking meditation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 40% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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