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Life can be hard. iRest can help.

iRest is a simple form of meditation designed for modern day living. Everyone needs a way to feel at ease when life gets challening.  iRest helps you tap into a place that is calm – even when life is not.

It is easy to learn, easy to do, and it can be done by anyone.

Some people use iRest to relax when life gets busy. Others use it to help heal from serious trauma, stress, insomnia, depression, PTSD, chronic pain, and chemical dependency.

Research shows iRest words. iRest meditation helps:

-increase happiness
-decrease stress, anxiety, and depression
-improve sleep
-increase energy
-strengthen resilience to deal with day-to-day life The best way to understand iRest is to do it. iRest meditation helps you restore balance – no matter what life throws your way.

iRest is based on the ancient principles of Yoga Nidra.  Read more about iRest here.

Retreat Activities

It takes time to de-stress. Time to feed yourself with rest, quiet, and meditation.   In this retreat, you will self-nourish  with iRest meditation, scrumptious food, fresh air, nature walks, optional gentle yoga and paddling experiences. .  You will feel into peace and contentment.

Retreat activities will include: 

  • iRest meditation sessions (guided and supported)
  • optional yoga sessions (gentle, restorative and yin yoga; accommodations to include all levels)
  • paddling adventures – SUP, sea kayaking, canoeing
  • reflection time
  • group hiking
  • swimming (maybe!!!)
  • campfires
  • and more!

Retreat Location

A leader in transformational travel, Northern Edge Algonquin creates and hosts all-inclusive nature retreats for small groups.  

Designed from the ground up to be a sustainable and environmentally sound place to slow down and connect with what matters most.  Northern Edge Algonquin is an oasis in this hyper-connected, hyper-speed world. The solar-powered facilities and operations are designed to exemplify responsible travel experiences that respect connection with the earth, local communities, and local food producers. Guests appreciate efforts at being a low carbon, sustainable, eco-friendly, responsible provider of Algonquin Park retreats and adventures. Living closer to and in respectful harmony with the natural world makes a stay at the Edge less like a resort stay and more like a visit to the home of a friend; a friend who lives on a lake in the forest with a great garden, who cooks with passion, and loves going on adventures.

Meals at Northern Edge 

Cooking at the Edge focuses on balancing globally far-flung tastes with provincially produced foods. While seasonal menus are inspired by flavours from afar, the Edge prepare meals with ingredients raised closer to home. Some food ingredients come from their garden, but most come from local gardens and Ontario farms, including a local organic meat provider.  The opposite of “Fast Food,” to the Edge is S.L.O.W., which means Sustainable, Local, Organic and Wholesome.  The Edge endeavours to provide a 100 mile diet while always doing their best to deliver food that will be remembered and treasured.  The Edge provides colourful & delicious meals that satisfy the needs of our wide variety of guests, including those with dietary restrictions.

  • Healthy & Sustainable
  • Herbs and vegetables from our own gardens and nearby farms
  • Partnerships with local producers for locally grown produce, meats, microgreens, honey, & more
  • Made from the heart
  • Inspired by worldly flavours