Winter Day Retreat

A Winter Day Retreat

Let’s shake that cabin fever feeling, get out of the routine and play outside. 

Imagine a day just for you to take care of your body, soul and connect with other amazing women. Doesn’t that sound marvelous? 

With movement, comes energy!  Arrive by 9am and kick start the day with some morning yoga in a warm, cozy space. Then let’s hit up the trails for snowshoeing, hiking and fitness! Feel revitalized for an amazing day. 

A hot, nourishing lunch will be served inside where you’ll enjoy relaxing and socializing.  Time to tune inward with a thought provoking coaching session with Amélie.

Then, head back outside for more movement, forest bathing meditation and some creative time. 

You’ll leave this winter retreat feeling refreshed and invigorated, ready to face the cold months to come!

All ages and fitness levels will enjoy this event. 

Amelie Chanda is a yoga teacher, coach, and speaker who shares the power of mindfulness as a way to transform lives. She empowers people to show up as their best selves.

Everything included!

Join me on January 25th at Blueberry Hill Estates.

Your investment: $100.00 + HST
To reserve your spot, get your ticket here:




Frosty Experience

Ready for an outdoor adventure?
We love winter and can’t wait to host you!
Join us to connect with nature and your family on February 3rd at Burning Kiln Winery.

Bundle up and challenge your friends and family to an afternoon of winter fun! (with or without snow!)
Participate in a scavenger hunt, build a fire and try some exciting winter activities. Warm up over a hot drink and snacks and create memories!

All ages welcome.

Dress in layers and bring your sense of adventure!


Winter Solstice at Bonnieheath

Time to bundle up to create a new family tradition!
Join Amélie and Paul on December 21st to celebrate the winter solstice at Bonnieheath Estate Lavender and Winery.
Let’s bring some light together to celebrate the darkest day of the year. A time to celebrate the new season and set our intentions before the craziness of the holidays.

Dress warm, bring your family and friends or come alone and get ready for some winter fun in the dark! Flash lights and\or headlights recommended. A bonfire will be set up to keep you warm as well as other warming stations. Learn about the yule log tradition, make a craft and get ready for the light parade!

Wagon ride, music, star gazing, hot drink and cook your own snack over the fire.
Spend time together and start the holiday season feeling relaxed and focused on what is most important.

Single ticket: $15.00 + HST ($16.95)
For single tickets, please send an e-transfer to
Family (2 adults and up to 3 kids) $40.00 +HST

Winter Retreat

Could you use some time to connect with yourself?

Have you been too busy looking after everybody else and are now ready to do something for yourself?


What if trying something new could empower you to expand your horizons?


Perhaps you have been thinking about a little getaway but have not committed to taking time for yourself?

Treating yourself to a special outdoor adventure is exactly what you need to feel energized and excited about your life!



This winter getaway is happening February 9 to 11, 2018 in Norfolk County

and we can’t wait to host you!


Paul and Amélie, your retreat hosts are passionate about the outdoors and are excited to share this active living getaway with you.

Amelie is a Wellness Coach, she loves to empower people to connect with themselves through mindfulness, yoga and meditation. As a coach, she has the ability to connect with her guests and motivates them to be confident trying new activities.

Paul is a Mountain Bike Instructor with a passion for outdoor adventure. He regularly guides riders of all levels through the Turkey Point Mountain biking trails and throughout North America. He loves to introduce people to mountain biking! Paul focuses on teaching fundamentals and building confidence in new riders – through his patience and encouragement he empowers participants to trust their ability to ride.


Together, they love to host and create unique experiences for their guests. They love to combine outdoor active living with seasonal food and drinks. She loves wines, he loves beer and somehow they make a great pair to offer you a unique weekend getaway.

This is an all-inclusive retreat for women only. You may come on your own or invite a friend to share a room. Spots are very limited! We are taking over a quaint inn that will provide the perfect atmosphere for a winter retreat. This cozy, country accommodation is adjacent to some of the best hiking and biking trails in Ontario!

Book your spot now, as our space is limited. Special rate available if you book and pay in full by December 24th.



Here is the tentative schedule for the retreat (subject to change)


5 rooms to choose from!

Quad, double or single occupancy!


2 double beds, private washroom (across the hall), ground floor


QUAD OCCUPANCY: $678.00 + HST per person

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $720.00 + HST per person

SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $812.00 + HST per person



1 Queen bed, ensuite bathroom, 2nd floor


DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $720.00 + HST per person

SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $812.00 + HST per person



1 double bed, ensuite bathroom, 2nd floor


DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $710.00 + HST per person

SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $792.00 + HST per person



1 Queen bed, ensuite bathroom, 2nd floor


DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $720.00 + HST per person

SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $812.00 + HST per person



1 double bed, ensuite bathroom, 2nd floor


DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $710.00 + HST per person

SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $792.00 + HST per person




This is an ALL-INCLUSIVE getaway weekend. Cost includes:

  • 2 night accomodation
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • Guided meditation and yoga daily with certified teacher
  • bike rental
  • Guided fat bike tour
  • Guided hike
  • wine tasting
  • + some surprises!!



Go Norfolk goes hiking…

I chose hiking for the first Go Norfolk event because it is an accessible activity for the whole family and is a fantastic way to connect with nature. I love hiking. It’s an activity I enjoy doing solo as well as with my family. It’s free and it makes you explore different areas!
Bonus, for the average person, hiking is likely to make you burn between 430 and 440 calories per hour ! (nothing wrong with that).

The first destination is Hay Creek Conservation Arena. This is a 3.5 km trail in a loop. It goes through a wooded area along the reservoir and it offers fantastic bird watching opportunities. Make sure to explore the amazing bridge that crosses the Hay Creek reservoir!

Hay Creek Bridge
Now, in order to have some fun hiking, I want to provide you with some tips to get you ready. Here are my top 3 tips to enjoy your hiking experience:

Snacks are a must especially if you are hiking with kids. I tend to use the snack as a goal and a reward for my little ones. Pack things like yogurt tubes, cheese strings, nuts, bars, apples, trail mix, water…. Plan to stop often and get out the snacks. It is important to fuel your body, hiking uses a lot of energy. Encourage kids to move forward to find good spots along the trail for places to “picnic”. Make sure to leave no traces and bring your garbage home!

Hiking snacks

If you are hiking in the winter, it’s important to be warm enough. No one likes to be freezing…Good boots, snow or waterproof pants, coat, scarf, mittens, tuque. Underneath your outerwear, dress in thin layers to avoid overheating when you get going at a good pace. You will also feel less “bulky” when you are walking. A small backpack is also useful for extra gear, snacks, water and a map if needed. Don’t forget your cell phone for emergencies and to take some fantastic photos. I encourage you to post your pictures on social medias using the hashtag #GoNorfolk for a chance to win prizes! (FB, IG and Twitter)

If you and your family are new to hiking, leave your expectations at home!! Start with very short distances and commit to travel at a child’s pace. They will increase their endurance as they come back but for the first time out, patience is key. Inviting a friend to come along can be enjoyable for your child, parents tend to become boring quickly… Emphasize fun: play games like looking for specific things in nature or do sing alongs, look for treasures (bring a bag) or try geocaching! Let kids participate in the hike planning. Look at the map, show them the options and features they are likely to see if they are patient.

Norfolk county has so many amazing trails to explore. This website is fabulous to get you excited about hiking in Norfolk county, check it out:
Norfolk has a rich variety of wildlife, including raccoons, foxes, rabbits, squirrels and chipmunks. So many bird species like migrating songbirds, waterfowl and birds of prey. Keep your eyes open and see if you can spot any of your next hike!