RITUALS FOR RENEWAL • December 29, 2017 – Jan 1st, 2018

OVERVIEW:  December 29th, 2017 – Jan 1st, 2018 (4 days, 3 nights) in the Eastern Townships of Québec. Movement, meditation, creativity and sound workshops. All vegetarian meals. Prices starting at $395.

winter meditationHonour 2017 and greet 2018 with respect, love, and connection in our New Year’s movement and meditation retreat. Andrew Bathory and Dawn Mauricio have teamed up to offer the movement and introspective practices you are yearning for, and then some. Learn, listen and laugh in an atmosphere combining community and contemplation, play and purpose.

Our yoga classes will include alignment-based dynamic movement, restorative poses, directed breathwork, and self-massage from your toes to your temples. There will also be periods of guided meditation, dedicated areas of silence, time for arts and crafts, as well as music.

To ensure an inviting and intimate experience, this retreat is limited to 20 yogis. Non-yoga practicing companions are welcome to join.

What’s Included

  • 4 days and 3 nights at Au Tournant du Coeur in Sutton

  • Daily yoga, meditation, and self-massage instruction

  • Additional workshops

  • All vegetarian meals (three dinners, two lunches, three breakfasts) and snacks

  • Shared washrooms

  • Infrared sauna

  • 1.5 km of walking trails

What’s Not Included

  • Transportation to and from Au Tournant du Coeur (when registering, please indicate if you need or can offer a ride. We will do our best to make sure no yogi gets left behind)

What to Bring

  • Bedding (sheets, pillow case, sleeping bag or comforter)

  • Towel for shower

  • Bathing suit and additional towel for infrared sauna

  • Toiletries

  • Appropriate clothing for practice, lounging, and the season

  • Indoor shoes (slippers)

  • Journal and pen

  • Water bottle

There are yoga mats and cushions on site.


Retreat Centre

Located in the mountains of Sutton, Au Tournant du Coeur is a place specifically designed for contemplation, introspection and regeneration. Being less than an hour and a half drive from Montreal, Au Tournant du Coeur is an ideal location to retreat and renew.

Rooms and Rates

Sleeping quarters are equipped with single/twin beds and a work space. Students have the choice of rooms in the main building (single, double, quadruple occupancy) or outdoor heated cabins (single occupancy).

 • Single occupancy, outdoor cabin or main building $515

• Double occupancy, main building $460

• Quadruple occupancy, dorm room in main building $395

• Non yoga-practicing companions, double occupancy in main building $395

Registration: aB@andrewbathory.com

Your Teachers


Dawn Mauricio is a yoga and meditation teacher with a playful, dynamic, and centered approach. She is known for her boundless energy, and smiling personality. In addition to teaching yoga since 2006, she has been studying Insight Meditation since 2005, and has completed numerous silent meditation retreats internationally, including a 3-month silent retreat. Drawing from her deep experience in yoga and meditation, she delivers an effective balance of clear, precise instruction and mental reflection. Dawn firmly believes that how we offer ourselves in practice reflects how we offer ourselves in life, inspiring her to find new ways to extend her practice beyond the yoga mat and meditation cushion – and encouraging her students to do the same.

Andrew Bathory is recognized for his playful, warm and creative approach to teaching. He is passionate about alignment-based yoga and movement practices and he integrates restorative principles, mindful strengthening, and breath work into his classes. Although his practices as both a yogi and musician have taken him around the globe, he has happily called Montreal home since 2011. These days, you can find Andrew at ELMNT Studio, a boutique spin, yoga, and movement space he co-founded in NDG.