Get away to The Briars on beautiful Lake Simcoe 

November 1 & 2, 2014



The Briars 
55 Hedge Road, R.R. 1, Jacksons Point, Ontario  L0E 1L0
905-722-3271     1-800-465-2397


DIRECTIONS from Toronto: Travel 404 North and turn right (east) on Green Lane. At Woodbine Avenue turn left (north). [Note: Past the town of Keswick, Woodbine makes a sweeping right (east) curve and becomes Baseline Road.] Follow to Dalton Road and turn left (north). Continue to Lake Drive and turn right (east) until you come to Hedge Road. Keep to the right until you see The Briars gate.

A 174 year tradition of hospitality blending the treasures of the past with the luxury of today, offers guests an escape to the tranquil beauty of an old family country estate. The Briars lush lawns, gardens, hedges and towering trees, are beautifully situated on sparkling Lake Simcoe, just one hour from Toronto. There are a variety of recreational activities available including golf, tennis, hiking and mountain biking. The Briars spa has a welcoming and healing atmosphere offering soothing body therapies, relaxing holistic treatments, and natural skin care/esthetics.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Inn Guest Rooms are located in the Bourchier Wing and are beautifully appointed with queen, king or twin beds. Each room features a balcony or patio, comfortable seating area, 4-piece bath, hair dryer, coffee/tea maker, TV, AC/heat and internet access. All rooms are non-smoking.






Saturday & Sunday (double occupancy).

Saturday & Sunday (single occupancy).
Both options include: 1 overnight stay, 5 meals, snacks and 6 yogic activities.

Saturday Only
Includes: 3 meals, snacks and 4 yogic activities.

Sunday Only
Includes: 2 meals, snacks and 2 yogic activities.

Above prices do not include: bar (including soft drinks), phone charges, spa treatments and other personal incidentals.

Yoga Retreat guests wishing to upgrade their accommodations to a lakeside cottage can obtain pricing by contacting The Briars directly at

What to Bring

• Exercise mat.
• Water bottle.
• Comfortable clothes.
• Hiking/walking shoes (if participating in guided nature walk).




7:30 am - 10:00 am        Light Breakfast served in dining room.

9:00 am - 10:30 am        Beginner Yoga Class in Jalna room.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm     Intermediate Yoga Class in Jalna room.

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm        Buffet Lunch served in dining room.

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm         Lecture on Raja Yoga in Jalna room.

Axel will give deep insights into the eight stages of Raja Yoga.  For example, how the eight steps (limbs) of raja yoga draw the practitioner towards enlightenment and God Consciousness. 

3:30 pm                         CHECK-IN.  (Prior to 3:30pm, onsite storage provided for coats and small bags only.)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm         Guided Nature Walk with Marianne Karsh.

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm         Sit-down Dinner served in dining room.

7:15 pm - 8:15 pm          Meditation in Jalna room.


7:30 am - 10:00 am       Light Breakfast served in dining room.

9:00 am - 10:30 am       Beginner Yoga Class in Jalna room.

10:30 am - 12:00 pm      Intermediate Yoga Class in Jalna room.

12:00 pm                       CHECK-OUT (Deadline for room check-out).

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm       Buffet Lunch served in dining room.

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm        Meditation and Q&A in Jalna room.

4:00 pm                         Retreat concludes.