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Fall Rejuvenation: A Breathwork & Ayurveda Retreat

The change of seasons is a powerful time to retreat for a period of stillness, introspection and personal renewal.

This 3-day immersion welcomes you home to your body and into the fall season with a program designed to support rest, rejuvenation, new learning and inspiration.


You are invited to retreat with us in a small group setting in the beautiful countryside of Ladysmith, Quebec. 


Our program will include powerful, time-tested practices to support body, mind and emotions -- including gentle yoga, relaxation practices, breathontology, Ayurveda, creative projects and community connection.


You'll be returning home with a calm, clear mind, fresh perspectives and a renewed sense of your own inner wisdom.


Seekers of all walks of life and experience levels (including beginners) are welcome. 

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This retreat is for you if:

  • You're interested in topics like yoga, meditation, Ayurveda or breathwork and are looking to go deeper

  • You're in the midst of a personal transition and are looking for new perspectives, inspiration and clarity

  • You're looking for practical, time-tested ways to calm your mind, care for your body and activate your self-healing potential

  • You want to rest, recharge and heal from a busy, fast-paced lifestyle

  • You're seeking to connect with others in a meaningful, inspiring and uplifting environment

This retreat includes:

  • a 3 day immersion in nature at a private cottage in the beautiful Canadian countryside

  • delicious Ayurveda-inspired vegetarian meals

  • gentle yoga, breathontology, meditation and relaxation practices (2-3 sessions / day)

  • plenty of time for rest, silence and contemplation

  • an introduction to Ayurveda for fall balance, well-being and detoxification

  • Ayurvedic cooking classes

  • opportunities to cultivate stillness and learn new skills through seva (selfless service)

  • organic herbal teas

  • creative projects

  • fire ceremonies

  • community connection

Meet Your Facilitator


Briya Freeman has been creating spaces for healing and spiritual awakening since 2011. She is passionate about exploring the potentials of human consciousness in a way that unites and transcends global culture. As a guide, she is known for an approach that is down-to-earth, intuitive and deeply seated. She can be reached at

Dates & Location

Thursday, September 28  @ 6 pm - Sunday, October 1 @ 3 pm

Private cottage in Ladysmith, Quebec

(1.5 hours from Ottawa or 40 mins from Wakefield, Quebec -- pls inquire about rideshare options)


Our retreat will take place on a family cottage on a gorgeous, quiet lake in Ladysmith, Quebec (1.5 hours from Ottawa). Accommodations are combination of shared and private rooms, and are assigned based on special needs and by request. Camping options are also available on-site (recommended!). Please book early to confirm your space.


Testimonials from past participants

"I loved our retreat Briya! I’m so happy to have met other like minded people that I felt a true connection with. I miss our group already! The food and the setting were so beautiful and I loved that we all pitched in with meal prep and chores. It felt like we were taking care of our space and each other as a group. 

[...]  Thanks for being such a steady calm presence. I also loved the lightness you brought the whole time, with your sense of humour, and how much you love to laugh! It’s contagious and it helps get me out of my serious mind :) Also, I LOVED learning about the ancient practices and experiencing the fire ceremony. I felt more grounded and connected to the earth when I returned home. 


I think there are several reasons for that but learning about the ancient traditions of those who came before us (and that so many still use!) somehow felt so comforting/reassuring to my body. Finally, I like that we balanced silence with group activities. The group activities pushed me out of my comfort zone [...] and it was just what I needed. That’s all for now, thank you again" - CP

"Dearest Briya, Thanks so much for holding space for us and giving us so much. Your example of being both in spirit and in your humanness is an inspiration to me. I absolutely loved the fire ceremony. The pure clearing energy of the fire was transformative and I can’t wait to work with this more.  I’d been working with light body in my meditations and guiding others, so it was super cool to experience those ceremonies that connected me both to our light bodies and our physical, mental and emotional bodies. In love & gratitude, ML"

"Briya has an intuitive sense of how to respond to people in a group setting so they feel a deep sense of belonging and being welcome. She has a gentle way of encouraging healing and offering suggestions towards one's wellness. I am deeply grateful for any time spent with Briya, but especially for her sage advice and gentle guidance. I would also add something about her ability to courage space -- going with the glow which providing structure and delicious food. Thank you!" - TG


Fees and registration:

$425, includes teachings, meals and accommodations

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space. To register, please contact

***Retreat pre-requisite: We recommend that you start with the Basic Program (The Evolving Breath or Practical Awakening) or a Breathontology Coaching Program to support your relaxation before taking a retreat. If you are new to working with Briya, please start with an interview here

I look forward to hosting you!

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