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Yoga Weekend Getaway East Coast Nov Scotia

Do you crave the space to develop practical self-care habits to sustain your physical & mental health through the dark months of winter?




Do you need a break from caring for others to care for yourself?




Do you find that during winter you catch every cold and flu that passes through the office?




Do you feel like your physical & mental health take a nosedive as soon as the days start getting shorter?



Do you struggle to find simple and delicious recipes to nourish your body?




Are you interested in learning about yoga, seasonal practices, herbal & food medicine and how they can support you through the winter months?




Do you want to develop new skills, dietary habits, & skills to support your physical & mental wellness through the dark winter months?




Are you interested in combining yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, nutrition, & nature to achieve a sense of balance & health? 




Are you interested in developing daily self-care habits to sustain your physical & mental health in work & life?




What if there was an opportunity to learn skills to increase your resiliency over the winter months so you could start spring feeling balanced, happy, & healthy?



And what if you could do all of this on a perma-culture farm in an old growth forest? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions then you’ll want to give yourself the gift of a healing weekend surrounded by a supportive community at our Winter Season Wisdom: A Resilience & Immunity Building Retreat!

Starting Thursday, November 4th, 2021 and running until Sunday, November 7th, we have a beautiful, fun-filled, weekend planned at the beautiful Windhorse Farms in Nova Scotia where you’ll be surrounded by nature and wildlife nestled between the trees near the gorgeous Wentzell’s Lake. You’ll be opening up your body, mind, and soul to build resiliency, to lean into the slower pace of winter, to turn inward & reflect, and to allow yourself the space for rest and relaxation.

Women Jumping at a Healthy Yoga Retreat in Saskatchewan

Picture Yourself on a Wellness Weekend Here:

What if you could learn skills grounded in nutrition, yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, and physiology to help bring balance and health to your body?

Imagine if you could create daily habits rooted in self-care to keep you grounded during times of stress.

Picture a weekend surrounded by a supportive community and breathtaking lake and forest views, where you can finally relax and let go of stress.

How empowering would it be to learn about the stress-brain-gut connection and what you can do to nourish those neurons for lasting mental health?

Wouldn’t it be nice not to have to cook or clean the kitchen AT ALL, while being introduced to new flavours and meals?

How would you feel if you were able to wake up and be guided through invigorating, yet healing, yoga postures & breathing practices designed to strengthen the body and nourish the nervous system?

How empowering would it be to have simple, delicious, and nourishing recipes to prepare for you and your family and the skills the do it?

What if you could be guided to deep sleep with the help of a powerful yoga nidra practice?

Join your fellow participants and give yourself permission to let go, relax, and take care of your needs for a weekend. Your body, soul, and spirit will thank you!

Check out the schedule below for complete details. Treat yourself to the gift of total health and happiness by joining us November 4th, 2021! 

Thank you Caitlin and Krista for taking such good care of us this weekend. This weekend exceeded my expectations. Feeling nurtured and stronger for the next chapter and look forward to another opportunity to learn and grow with you. Tanieth Dale

Yoga & Wellness Retreat Cooking Classes in Saskatchewan

Meet Your Hosts

Caitlin Iles Headshot

Caitlin Iles, MA, CNP, CNE

Holistic & Culinary Nutritionist, Yoga Teacher  

Cait is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner, Culinary Nutrition Expert, and Yoga Teacher who makes her home on the traditional unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Mi’kma’ki, Wabanaki Confederacy, and Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk (Maliseet oralso Welastekwewiyik or Welustukpeople in Saint John, NB. She has a keen interest in keeping up to date on the latest and greatest in nutrition and wellness research. Her passion is to help her clients feel happier, more energetic, and totally in love with their lives through manageable lifestyle shifts..

In her practice she focuses on healing the body through gentleness, self-compassion, the latest nutrition research, and time-tested, dietary concepts. Her mission is to help her clients change their relationships with food so that they can create their healthiest bodies and their happiest, most fulfilling lives. Creating space for healing at wellness retreats, cooking classes, and live talks is her passion.

Leslie Wilkin RCC MSW RSW

Leslie Wilkin, MSW, RSW, RCC, RYT

Clinical Social Worker, Yoga Teacher, & Ayurvedic Practitioner 

Leslie is a clinical social worker, therapist, and yoga teacher making her home on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw people on Vancouver Island. She specializes in somatic, relational, trauma, and psychedelic therapies and has worked in the area of mental health and addictions since 2007.
She draws her own inspiration and well-being from the rhythms of nature, plants, and animals and is a passionate student and guide in the areas of permaculture, herbalism, urban homesteading, and whole systems living. 


Let’s come together in luxury accommodations at a peaceful, rural, perma-culture farm

located on Wentzell’s lake surrounded by old-growth forest & wildlife. At this retreat you can

look forward to: 

Ayurveda Workshop: Seasonal Rhythms and Routines for Winter- Understand the Wheel of the Year

Healing Foods & Herbs for Physical & Mental Health: Coaching Session & Medicine Making Session

Healing Practices & How to Move Your Body to the Rhythms of Winter

Healthy Nutritionist Prepared Nourishment & Food Demos

6 Gentle and Exhilarating Yoga Classes

Mindfulness, Meditation, & Pranayama Practices

Tarot Cards, Bonfires, Intention Setting Activities, & Healing Chocolates!

Access to a Gorgeous Wood-Fired Sauna!

The skills you need to fully integrate the science behind mind-body health into your life

Total relaxation, growth, and empowering education

My turn, just got back to Ontario last night and back to work today, but….I’m so full of energy and gratitude and thankfulness! Thank you Caitlin and Krista for a wonderful retreat and great food and thank you to everyone who attended, it was truly magical and I feel so blessed to have met and shared this experience with all of you…I’m a retreat believer now! J. Teddy-Gibson

Windhorse Farms Yoga Weekend Retreat in Nova Scotia

Weekend Retreat Testimonials

Caitlin…, along with all the amazing women who attended this retreat truly changed my life forever. There are no words to describe the value that came out of this weekend. If you are looking for that “nudge” (as Jenn would say) to move you in the direction you so badly want to go but perhaps fear or uncertainty are holding you back, I encourage you to get in on their next retreat! Your future self will thank you for it!

Kara McIvor

Reiki Practitioner

If any ladies I know get the opportunity to attend one of Cait’s retreats you will not be disappointed! Its hard to put in words how amazing the experience was!

Jessica Gallant

Holistic Nutritionist

It’s tough to put into words the way that something like this can make you feel. If and when the next retreat happens, I absolutely recommend you go! (As I’m fairly certain I will be there!) Caitlin and Jenn I am forever grateful for the experience!

Mandy Morrison

Yoga Teacher, Mindful Escape Yoga & Wellness

This past weekend was the most inspiring, powerful, soul fulfilling time of my life. I experienced and saw strong and beautiful connections come to life, and this one between these awesome women was no exception! Michelle and Kirsten didn’t, for some reason, get to say goodbye to each other……so we flagged Kirsten down on the highway so they could have that last one soul connection. What I saw was so amazing (so I had to share😊)….and that’s what life is all about Thank you to everyone for sharing your heart. Just wow! 

Kimberley Marshall

Thursday November 4th: Welcome & Connect

Nourished Health Retreat at The Quest at Christopher Lake

6:00pm-7:00pm—Check In & Relaxation Time
Enjoy a stroll around the grounds, read a book, get settled in, and leave the real world behind.

7:00pm-8:00pm—Nutritionist Designed & Prepared Welcome Dinner!
Shake off the day’s travels with a delicious family-style dinner prepared by Caitlin!

8:00pm-9:00pm—Introductory Welcome Circle
A chance to meet one another and share who you are & what brought you to the retreat.

9:00pm-9:45pm—Gentle Yoga & Meditation
You’ll participate in some gentle hatha yoga to shake off the day before settling in for a restorative yoga nidra. This style of yoga is done completely motionless and is designed to get you into a deep state of relaxation to help prepare you for a blissful and rejuvenating night’s sleep!

Friday November 5th: Ayurvedic Basics for Seasonal Balance

Healthy Breakfast at Weekend Retreat in Saskatchewan

8:00am-9:15am—Exhilarating Ayurvedic Yoga Flow
This practice is designed to open our bodies and minds to change and a new perspective on life. We’ll awaken our possibilities and become receptive to a new life, experiences, and physical practice. 

9:30am-10:30am—Nutritionist Designed & Prepared Ayurvedic Breakfast
Prepare yourself for a day of learning and growth with a nourishing, seasonally appropriate Ayurvedic breakfast lovingly prepared by Caitlin & Leslie!

11:00am-1:00pm—Group Coaching: Seasonal Rhythms & Routines For Winter

In this workshop we will explore the wheel of the year with a focus on the qualities of the winter season. Drawing wisdom from earth-based traditions, permaculture, psychology and the Indian system of Ayurveda we will discuss ways to adjust our eating, movement, reflection and lifestyle practices to work with the unique challenges and opportunities winter presents.

Group Coaching at Healthy Yoga Retreat Saskatchewan

1:30pm-2:30pm—Nutritionist Designed & Prepared Lunch

Refuel your body and soul with delicious, homemade, healing food packed with Ayurvedic herbs & spices to balance your energy! Each meal is lovingly prepared by Caitlin & Leslie.

2:30pm-4:30pm—Free Time!
You’ll have the opportunity to explore the beautiful old-growth forest, take a sauna, read a book, have a nap, or anything else you need to feed your soul and take a pause before the evening programming begins. Snacks will be available in the kitchen during this time.

Healthy Food Prepared at Wellness Retreat Saskatchewan

4:30pm-6:00pm—Herbal Medicine Making for Winter Health 
This herbal medicine making demo will introduce you to the herbs and concepts behind Ayurvedic & herbal nutrition. We’ll be making herbal preparations that are supportive for all doshas to help you flow through Winter with ease. 

Digestive Supporting Tincture

Nervous System Supporting Teas 

Stress Busting Bath Bombs & “Bath Tea”

Winter Resilience Oxymels

Resiliency Boosting Chocolate Chaga Elixirs

This workshop includes recipes, handouts, demos, and samples of delicious and super simple herbal remedies you can prepare to make your life easier and your body healthier!

6:30pm-7:30pm—Nutritionist Designed & Prepared Dinner
We’ll be enjoying a deliciously healing, Ayurvedic Dinner prepared lovingly by Caitlin & Leslie! 

7:30pm-9:00pm—Grounding Inner Wisdom, Shadows, and Reflection Practices
After enjoying our delicious meal we’ll ground our bodies and prepare for rest with a combination of grounding parasympathetic yoga, meditation, and Tarot. 

Within each of us there is a wisdom and healing intelligence that we can access if we listen carefully. The dark months of winter present a special opportunity for working with our inner world, shadows and intuition. Through movement & meditation practices, and exploring the Tarot as a resource, we will connect in with deeper ways of accessing our unconscious mind and inner healer. 

Come in your pjs, bring blankets, and prepare to give your body the gift of complete relaxation and inner knowing.

Saturday November 6th: Diet & Lifestyle Support for the Season

Restorative Yoga Retreat Saskatchewan

8:00am-9:15am—Yoga for Mind/Body Integration

This practice is designed to awaken the body and activate the parasympathetic nervous system so that you can approach the day feeling energized, yet completely calm and stable.  

9:30am-10:30am—Nutritionist Designed & Prepared Breakfast

Start your day off right with a delicious, nourishing, and healing breakfast lovingly prepared by Caitlin & Leslie! The focus is on foods that nourish the nervous system, heal the digestive tract, and help us start the day off with stable energy. 

11:00am-12:00pm—Group Coaching: Diet & Lifestyle Approaches to Support the Body

In this workshop we’ll be getting a little more technical as we look at the connection between what we eat, how we move, and its impact mental health and immunity. We’ll explore the role of different nutrients on mental health, immune function and resiliency. Then we’ll look at how we can nourish the mind with physical, mental, and nutrition practices to strengthen the body and create a state of resilience.

12:30pm-1:15pm—Habit Building How-Tos

This workshop will outline the best ways to help you take the information you’ve learned over the past couple of days and actually create a plan to build long-lasting habits. You’ll be set up with skills and tricks to help you build your Personalized Wellness Plan for Winter on Sunday morning. 

Gift Bags Healthy Yoga Retreat Saskatchewan

1:30-2:30pm—Nutritionist Designed and Prepared Lunch
 This lunch, lovingly prepared by Caitlin & Leslie, will contain powerful foods and herbs to nourish the nervous system, boost immunity, and cultivate resilience.

2:30pm-4:30pm—Free Time
You’ll have the opportunity to explore the beautiful old-growth forest, take a sauna, read a book, have a nap, or anything else you need to feed your soul and take a pause before the evening programming begins. Snacks will be available in the kitchen during this time.

4:30pm-6:00pm—Eating for Immunity & Resilience Cooking Class
In this cooking class you’ll get to sample foods that are designed to boost immune function (starting with healing the digestive tract!) and nourish your brain and nervous system. We’ll be making a fermented goody packed with probiotics, immune boosting tea blends, grounding meals to warm your heart through winter, and lots of other foods to fill you up and heal your soul.

This workshop includes recipes, handouts, demos, and samples of delicious and super simple meals, snacks, and beverages you can prepare in under 30 minutes to make your life easier and your body healthier!

6:30pm-7:30pm—Nutritionist & Participant Prepared Dinner
We’ll all sit down together to enjoy a calm and peaceful meal of all the delicious foods we created during the workshop.

Sunrise at Yoga & Wellness Retreat Saskatchewan

7:45pm-8:45pm—Gentle Digestive-Supporting Yin Yoga, Breathwork, & Meditation Practice
This short yin practice will help activate the parasympathetic nervous system so that you can enter rest & digest mode to properly integrate all the nourishing food from our workshop. We will start the class with some grounding pranayama (breathwork) and end with a guided relaxation to fully enter your parasympathetic state. 

8:45pm-Bed Time— Optional Journaling and Bonfire (weather permitting)
Weather permitting, we will light a bonfire and celebrate with snacks, drinks, and connection. Feel free to bring your journal to reflect on the day and think about what you want to take with you from the weekend.

If the weather isn’t suitable, we will set up in the dining cabin where you will have a chance to bust out your journals, eat delicious snacks, or organic wine, and relax.

East Coast Yoga Meditation Weekend Retreat Nova Scotia

Sunday November 7th: Rejuvenation and Looking Ahead

8:00am-9:15am—Gentle Detox Flow

This practice is designed to gently awaken and detoxify the body to release the emotions from the weekend and allow you to enter the next phase of life calm, steady, and grounded.  

9:30am-10:30am—Nutritionist Designed & Prepared Breakfast

Start your day off right with a delicious, nourishing, and healing breakfast lovingly prepared by Caitlin & Leslie! 

10:30am-11:30am—Personalized Winter Wellness Planning Session 

In this workshop we’ll take all the information we learned about Ayurveda, nutrition, mind-body health, meditation, yoga asana, and self-care rituals and create personalized wellness plans with action steps you can take to create a state of balanced health. 


Yoga Meditation Weekend Retreat in Nova Scotia

11:30am-12:00pm—Sharing Circle & Closing Ceremony

We’ll finish up the weekend by sharing some of our realizations, highlights, and steps we’ll be taking post-retreat to bring our dreams and goals to fruition.

12:00pm-1:00pm—Nutritionist Designed & Prepared Lunch
Fill your belly and your soul with delicious food before heading back home to put your new skills into practice. 

1:00pm—Checkout & Goodbyes 
Take a last stroll around the grounds, capture your final thoughts in your journal, and say goodbye to the women who have supported you throughout the weekend. Don’t worry, we all stay in touch post-retreat! 

Accommodations East Coast Yoga Weekend Retreat
LOCATION: Windhorse Farms, Wentzell’s Lake, NS
DATE: November 4th-7th, 2021
Yoga Meditation Weekend Retreat in Nova Scotia Accommodations

What’s Included:

3 Nights Accommodation with Wood-Fired Sauna!
All meals, snacks, tea, and coffee
Specially Designed Yoga Classes
 Nutrition Workshops
Group Coaching Sessions
Guided Meditations and Pranayama Lessons
Recipe handouts, nutrition guidelines, meditation practices, and yoga guides
​1 Sleep Right Kit with ear plugs, eye mask, and lavender scented sachet



Double Bed in a Private Room: Single Occupancy $845 + tax / Double Occupancy $695/pp + tax SOLD OUT!!!

Single Bed in a Private Room: $800 + tax SOLD OUT!!!


Single Bed in Kitchen/Living Room Suite: $699 + tax SOLD OUT!!!

Single Bed in a Double Room: $775 + tax SOLD OUT!!!

Single Bed in Loft Space: $649 + tax (ladder required to enter room) SOLD OUT!!!



Juniper Lodge Floor Plan

Prices do not include tax. Payment plans available. Email caitliniles@live.com to set it up! 



Cancellation Policy
Full refund if cancelling 90 days prior to retreat. $150 deposit kept fewer than 90 days until retreat. No refund if cancelling fewer than 21 days prior to retreat. Retreats require a minimum of 8 participants in order to run.

What’s Not Included
Transportation to and from the retreat.
Additional activities, services, or excursions.
Gratuities including tips at your discretion.
Any personal expenses including incidentals, alcohol, extra food and snacks.