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Yoga & Meditation Foliage Retreat: Enjoy Your Spacious, Relaxed and Playful Self with Martha Whitney:

October 2-4, 2015 at Jouvence Retreat Center, in Quebec
Registration is open, call or visit the studio to save your spot!
(1 scholarship position available)

Slow to the world and reconnect to your wholehearted self with mindful practices, gourmet food, comfy accommodations and a spectacular landscape dressed in full color. Connect to your inner and outer landscape in community of belonging.

Martha will lead yoga classes and meditations that are deeply nourishing, rejuvenating and fun. Your practices will reconnect you to your spacious, relaxed and playful self. Afternoons will be a time to rest, journal, hike, canoe or enjoy a massage.  Our evenings will include a bonfire and restorative yoga practices. Celebrate yourself and this rich life. Join in the delights of this yoga and nature retreat in the beautiful eastern townships of Quebec. Be sure to pack your passport or enhanced driver’s license.

We have two scholarship positions open. Please e-mail to inquire about a reduced rate for the retreat.


Sample Schedule

4-5 pm Arrival – Check-in, and explore the grounds
5-6 Welcome and Opening Ceremony
6-7 Dinner
7:30-9 Restorative Yoga Class
7-7:30 Sitting or walking meditation
7 – 8:30 Breakfast
9:00-11 Morning Yoga Practice
11:30-12:30 ‘Sit – spot’ Practice or follow your own callings
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 Open time – hike, canoe, read, or massage
3-5 pm Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation
5:30 – 7 Dinner
7 – 8:00 pm Bonfire, Songs and Stories
8:30 – 9:15 Yoga Nidra
7:00-8:00 Fresh-air pranayama and walking meditation
7:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00- 11:30 Morning Yoga and closing ceremony
12:00- 1:00 Lunch and farewells!


We will be staying in the beautiful converted schoolhouse that sits on a beautiful pond, in the village area of Jouvence Retreat Center.  We are within a short walking distance to the yoga pavilion, hiking trails and the lake. Bedrooms have queen, double and single beds, each with it’s own private bathroom. Choose from single, double or triple/quad accommodations.



Enjoy gourmet meals from locally sourced ingredients served buffet style and prepared by Jouvence’s team of chefs.  With advance notice Jouvence can accommodate most dietary restrictions.  Your retreat package includes:

Friday – dinner

Saturday – breakfast,  lunch, dinner and snacks

Sunday- breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Your package includes all taxes and gratuities.

Retreat Center Information

Come to an inspiring fall weekend of yoga, meditation, play, and connection in the beautiful landscape of Jouvence Retreat Center. Jouvence is located approximately 2.5 hours drive from Burlington Vermont on 194 acres, located on Lake Stukely near Magog, Quebec beside Mont-Orford National Park. During your stay you will have access to:

  • Beach and swimming
  • Rabaska canoeing
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Mayaking
  • Pedal boating
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Horseshoes and shuffleboard
  • Hiking
  • Bicycle path network
    (Route verte)
  • Outdoor spa and sauna (must be reserved in advance)

Map of Jouvence

click here to be taken to the Jouvence website


Enjoy a therapeutic massage during your stay.  Jouvence offers 30,60 and 90 minute massages at their spa.  email if you are interested in booking a massage during the retreat.


Your retreat package includes Evolution retreat yoga classes, meditation sessions, restorative yoga, yoga nidra, use of Jouvence’s recreational facilities and six meals during your stay.   Package rates are based on room occupancy and include all taxes and gratuities.  There are a limited number of single and double rooms available for this retreat, so please book early to ensure you reserve your preferred room choice. If you book double or triple/quad accommodations, please let evolution know who will be staying with you at the time of booking.  If you don’t have a roommate, but wish to share a room, let us know when you book and we will partner you with another retreat participant.


Single Room with a Queen Bed – Rates $525 (Sold Out)

Double Room with a Queen and Single Beds – $475 (Sold Out)

Triple or Quad Room with one queen, single and bunk beds – $425 (one room with two spaces left)

All rooms have a private bath, with showers/baths.

Please call the studio at 802-864-9642 to register or visit us in person.

Getting There

You will need to provide your own transportation to the retreat.  We encourage car pooling and will be happy to put you in touch with other retreat participants who would like to share a ride.  Please e-mail if you wish to carpool. Please be prepared to cross the border into Canada.  You will need a valid passport, passport card or enhanced driver’s licence.  Start planning now to ensure that your identification has not expired or is close to expiring on the retreat dates. Click here for driving directions to Jouvence.

Reservation Cancellation Policy

A full refund minus a $25 service fee will be granted up to three weeks prior to the retreat start date.  No refund is available for cancellations less than three weeks prior to the retreat start date.