The Art of Letting Go. Meditation & contemplative mala making retreat 

Friday, November 10 - Sunday November 12
2023 Cedar Healing Arts - Gravenhurst, Ontario

Sonja Denelzen from Cedar Healing Arts and I are delighted to share a weekend dedicated to the season of Metals and Minerals. We will be exploring the energetics of the minerals within the metal season of autumn and how malas are wonderful tools for creating new frequencies in the mind and assist us to let go of what no longer serves us, as well as the support to help us feel grounded in our direction in life. 

We will explore how our emotional energetics mirror the great teacher of nature.

The weekend will offer meditation, teachings, stone exploration, contemplative mala making,qigong, yin yoga and sound journeys and delightful vegetarian meals.

Cedar Healing Arts Centre is 2 hrs north of Toronto in the gateway to Muskoka, a 7 min walk to

the lake.

We can accommodate 9 people.

Energy Exchange ~

Reserve your spot with a $100 deposit and remainder due November 5th. (payment plans available)

$950 single room (includes meals and accommodation) availability first come first serve. (3 spots available)

$745 shared room (includes meals and accommodations) (2 people per room) (4 spots available)

$625 triple shared room (includes meals and accommodations) (3 people per room) (4 spots available)


The best malas are created with 6, 8 mm or 10mm beads. The holes in them should be 1 mm. You are welcome to bring your own stones, or you may purchase from my collection. You will need 108 beads + a few slightly larger or different textured beads.  My gemstones range from $0.75 to $2.50 per stone. 


When we did this in the fall it was such a beautiful experience, to make your own mala! I (Sonja) have been meditating with my mala for the past 7 months, and it is such a touch stone to bringing me into the alignment that I selected my stones to do. The act of beading and knotting the Malas is a rich, meditative experience in itself, then to have something to journey with you in this sacred journey of life, to infuse with your intentions, it becomes a personal power object.


Getting there :

193 Maple Heights Dr. Gravenhurst.

Driving ~ please let us know if you have ride share room for those that don’t have a car.

Bus ~ OntarioNorthland Bus goes from Yorkdale to Gravenhurst, leaving at 3pm or 2:30 from Toronto Coach terminal for $42 each way (we can pick you up at the Gravenhurst bus stop)

What is near the healing arts centre: Nestled in the Muskokas, towns of Gravenhurst and Bracebridge are within 7 and 18 min drive respectively. A 5 min walk from the house with bring you to the shores of Muskoka Lake, or to a forested river… bring snowshoes if you have them as its a nice adventure to go exploring.

What to bring:

~ journal

~ curiosity

~ swim suit

~ nature walking appropriate shoes, long pants and long sleeve top, scarves or hats

~ any special items you would like to infuse on the high vibrational alter during our time.

~ warm clothes for the evening

~ easy to move in clothing

~ yoga mat, blocks, bolster or eye pillow if you have them (we have some if you don’t)

~ toiletries

~ slippers, warm socks, sweater

~ we will provide towels and bed linens


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