An Urban Yoga and Writing Retreat for Spring

Time to Awaken: An Urban Yoga and Writing Retreat

April 14-15 at The Yoga House

As we tiptoe into the first days of spring, do you find yourself longing to feel alive? Are your body, mind, and creative spirit yearning to shake off the cobwebs of winter?

Join yoga instructor Joshua Lewis and author Trevor Corkum for Time to Awaken, an intimate two-day urban retreat in east end Toronto. In a quiet, light-filled studio bordering onto a protected ravine, we’ll engage in revitalizing yoga, deep meditative practice, and a range of reflective writing practices designed to nourish your body and sharpen your sensory awareness. While honouring the quiet rhythms of late winter, we’ll embrace the energetic calling of spring, leaving you anchored in body and mind. With special musical guest, Lana Sugarman.

No prior yoga or writing experience necessary. All yoga mats and props will be provided. Workshop location is TTC accessible—just a short walk south from Coxwell or Woodbine stations.

Price: $195 per person + HST


Saturday, April 14

1:00 PM Arrive & Settle

1:30 PM Hatha Yoga

2:30 PM Story Circle

3:15 PM Healthy Snack Break

3:30 PM Meditative Nature Walk

4:15 PM Reflective Writing & Journalling

5:00 PM Restorative Yoga

*We will break for the evening at 6pm. Folks will head home for a quiet evening to sleep and then we will regroup for breakfast on Sunday AM. 

Sunday, April 15

10 AM Healthy Breakfast and Cozy Free Time (in silence)

11 PM Spring Renewal Intention Setting

11:30 PM Guided Chakra Visualization/Body Meditation Practice

12:00 PM Music Performance by Lana Sugarman

Workshop Includes:

  • 3 yoga/meditation sessions
  • reflective writing and journaling exercises
  • outdoor walking meditation (weather permitting)
  • healthy plant-based afternoon snack on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday
  • special musical guest performance by Lana Sugarman
  • use of yoga equipment, outdoor space, walking trails
  • tea, special treats, and discounts on private writing and yoga sessions


Time to Awaken is intentionally designed to be a small and intimate retreat, with only a handful of available spaces. Please also note that this is a non-residential retreat; folks are responsible for making their own overnight arrangements.

Please contact Joshua Lewis at to reserve your spot. Full payment is due upon registration.

Payment Methods

1. Cash or cheque (contact

2. Email money transfer (send to

3. Credit Card via Paypal (additional processing fees apply; please contact Joshua)

Imagine yourself here 🙂

The ravine – just steps away from The Yoga House