SÅANA Farmhouse – enjoy every single breath
Life can be busy, chaotic, and distracting. SÅANA Farmhouse offers a shelter where you are completely free to explore movement, lifestyle shifts, and self-reflection. If you’re searching for a space to find inner peace, look no further. Enjoy every single breath at SÅANA Farmhouse.
SÅANA Farmhouse is unlike our other global retreats. This is not a journey to an exotic place – it is a journey to find yourself. It is an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in a place that truly embraces authenticity and wellness.
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May 22-24, 2020
Jacqueline Di Renzo
Celebrate the arrival of spring and witness the budding of new beginnings first-hand in Prince Edward County at the SÅANA Farmhouse. Led by Jackie Szabo, Jacqueline Di Renzo, and Tessa Bernier – prepare for a weekend getaway dedicated to treating your body and soul to deep breath, mindful practice, & nourishing meals – all mixed in with a healthy dose of fresh county air. Consider these 3 days your opportunity to check-in – take a breath – and move your body – to gently awaken yourself to the possibilities of a new season.
July 17-19, 2020
Rediscover the summers of your childhood and play your way through this weekend retreat led by Jackie Szabo. This 3-day city break at the SAANA farmhouse will get your body moving with daily yoga practice, plus options to hone your Stand-Up Paddle boarding skills. Finish it off with some hiking and biking around the winding county roads to explore local markets and nourish your body with fresh & local foods. This weekend is yours to fall in love with summer again, and discover the Prince Edward County that artist’s, farmer’s, and all manner of creator’s – have long called home.
end of summer
September 11-13, 2020
Let us take care of you this weekend as you welcome the fall with a mindful shift towards all things slow and steady. At the end-of-summer SAANA Farmhouse retreat – you’ll be led through daily grounding yoga practices to honour the body’s natural shifts from summer to fall. In the heart of Prince Edward County, you’ll witness the changing colour of the leaves first-hand – be nourished with fresh and local foods in the peak of harvest – and give yourself some necessary R&R.
November 6-8, 2020
Join us for a cozy winter getaway at the SAANA Farmhouse. This weekend is all about space – you’ll be led through a combination of steady vinyasa, grounding restorative practices, and pranayama techniques to keep your feet rooted and your heart open in the winter months. In your down time take a walk through the farmhouse fields and explore the nearby town of Picton. When you’re done, snuggle up by the fire with a hot tea and heart-warming company.
January 15-17, 2021
Who says the new year needs to be about reinventing yourself? Instead join us at the SAANA Farmhouse for a weekend of self-reflection to continue your journey towards being your truest and best self. Let us guide you through daily yoga practice to reinvigorate your body – grounding meditations to soothe your mind – and nutritious meals to warm you inside and out. This is your weekend to indulge in the peace and quiet your body has been asking for.
March 19-21, 2021
Spring is coming (we promise). Join Jackie Szabo at the SAANAFarmhouse for a weekend of wiping the slate clean. Move with a daily practice of movement and breath – enjoy delicious meals – and take pause to witness the first buds of spring. This weekend getaway is designed to boost your energy levels and establish new habits in the transition out of winter hibernation – and into a new spring!
SÅANA Farmhouse is located in Prince Edward County (PEC) – a short drive or bike ride from the community of Picton, along the eastern part of Lake Ontario. PEC is home to Sandbanks Provincial Park, a unique variety of flora and fauna, and a bustling arts & cultural community. The area boasts many highly acclaimed wineries, breweries, and cider houses – and, in recent years has attracted the likes of The Drake Hotel and The June Motel. Tourism in PEC is attracting and re-attracting travelers from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Upstate New York. With its beautiful beaches, lively culture, and pristine views of nature – PEC has a year-long charm – which makes the it the perfect getaway from busy city life.
The SÅANA Farmhouse property is located on County Road 7, Picton ON. It spans over 12.5 acres of pristine farm and wooded land with nearly 450 feet of water. The beautiful topography is ideal for exploration by curious travelers who are seeking a nature retreat.
SÅANA Farmhouse boasts a beautifully maintained 8-bedroom home that has been thoroughly renovated while maintaining its original rustic charm. With dedicated practice rooms and a barn with a heated yoga studio, SÅANA Farmhouse is the perfect space to take pause – deepen your movement and breath- and get to know yourself a little better.
We believe in building in open time on our retreats for rest and exploration so that you canget the most out of your city break. Our team will prepare a variety of guided activities for you to explore your practice– and PEC – at your leisure.
Stay tuned for a full list activities and outings offered on this retreat.
Our experienced teachers have curated a unique program that is designed to help you develop explore a wide range of healthy habits. This includes proper nutrition, meditation, environmental awareness, good sleep and so forth.
Ride the Greyhound bus to Belleville from Toronto, Kingston, Ottawa or Montreal then taxi, rent, carpool or catch the Deseronto Transit bus on weekdays into PEC. There is no bus service directly into The County from a major city other than Belleville, and no car rental services within The County. The Deseronto Transit bus runs on weekdays between Picton, Bloomfield and Belleville if you need to hitch a ride. Some businesses and organizations arrange shuttle buses within The County to their major events or during special events.
Once you’re here, one way to get around is by car. This can be your own, a rental or with a hired tour operator. Things to note: go easy on the rural roads, know you have the right of way coming up the town hill and always watch for cyclists, stray sheep and turtles.
Another easy way to get around is by bike. Feel free to bring your own – or rent one fromCounty Bike Rentals. The farmhouse is approx. a 45–minute bike ride into Picton – feel free to explore the surrounding area by bike on your own personal nature excursion. Things to note:many of the rural roads are gravel – so take care when riding. Please watch for cards.
Bordered by Lake Ontario, the Murray Canal and the Bay of Quinte, Prince Edward County is just a ride away from the Thousand Islands, Rideau Canal and Trent-Severn Waterway system.There are 10 locations that can provide boat launching, docking, and/or marina services. The free Glenora Ferry connects Prince Edward County to Ontario via the Loyalist Parkway.
PEC is driving distance from four main airports: Toronto Pearson International, Ottawa International, Kingston Airport and Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. we’re just a few hours’ drive from wherever you land. We also have our own local strip to land a personal plane (with prior permission) at Picton Airport .