Dairy-Free Cheese | Cooking Class (SOLD OUT)
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Dairy-Free Cheese | Cooking Class (SOLD OUT)

Whether you’re allergic to dairy, vegan or simply enjoy trying new things, this one is for you. Join Chef Amy Longard for a hands-on class making delicious cheese alternatives using nuts, seeds and tofu. You’ll prepare and sample Tofu Ricotta Mini Zucchini Lasagna; Brazil Nut Parmesan; Sweet Potato & Hemp Mac n’ Cheeze; and crowd-pleasing Cashew Cheeze Ball. All recipes are vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Dairy-Free Cheese | Cooking Class
Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

Dairy-Free Cheese | Cooking Class

Whether you’re allergic to dairy, vegan or simply enjoy trying new things, this one is for you. Join Chef Amy Longard for a hands-on class making delicious cheese alternatives using nuts, seeds and tofu. You’ll prepare and sample Tofu Ricotta Mini Zucchini Lasagna; Brazil Nut Parmesan; Sweet Potato & Hemp Mac n’ Cheeze; and crowd-pleasing Cashew Cheeze Ball. All recipes are vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Dinner Party Favourites | Cooking Class
Oct
10
6:30 PM18:30

Dinner Party Favourites | Cooking Class

Yes, you can impress your guests with a healthier dinner party spread! Chef Amy shares her go-to meals, dinner-party approved to wow your guests. In this hands-on class, you’ll create Roasted Whole Cauliflower topped with tangy Tahini Dressing, spicy Parsley Sauce & Pomegranate Seeds; delicious Risotto topped with seared King Oyster Mushroom Scallops; and for dessert, refreshing Strawberry Basil Granita (Italian-style flavoured ice). All recipes are vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Sauerkraut & Kimchi Lesson
Oct
21
6:30 PM18:30

Sauerkraut & Kimchi Lesson

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn all about lacto-fermentation. Working together, participants will make their own sauerkraut and kimchi and will also have the opportunity to try a few varieties as well. I will speak to the health benefits of fermented foods and share tips on how to include these foods in day to day life. Participants will walk away with a greater understanding of how to ferment, the health benefits of fermentation, and 4 jars of lacto-fermented cabbage (classic sauerkraut, German style sauerkraut, red ‘kraut, and kimchi).

Please bring a cutting board and sharp knife, we'll supply the rest!

Cost: $55

CLICK HERE to register (you'll be redirected to Community Activities Group of Old Ottawa East website).   

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Dinner Party Favourites | Cooking Class
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Dinner Party Favourites | Cooking Class

  • Orleans Real Canadian Super Store (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Yes, you can impress your guests with a healthier dinner party spread! Chef Amy shares her go-to meals, dinner-party approved to wow your guests. In this hands-on class, you’ll create Roasted Whole Cauliflower topped with tangy Tahini Dressing, spicy Parsley Sauce & Pomegranate Seeds; delicious Risotto topped with seared King Oyster Mushroom Scallops; and for dessert, refreshing Strawberry Basil Granita (Italian-style flavoured ice). All recipes are vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.   

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Freezer Friendly Meals & Snacks | Cooking Class
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Freezer Friendly Meals & Snacks | Cooking Class

Planning ahead and batch cooking reduces the stress of a busy work week. Join Chef Amy Longard for a hands-on class focused on healthy foods you can cook in a batch, freeze and reheat. You’ll learn to make some hearty and savoury dishes including Veggie Lasagna; Quinoa Croquettes; and African Peanut Stew. You’ll also create protein-packed Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites using chickpeas. All recipes are vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Freezer Friendly Meals & Snacks | Cooking Class
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Freezer Friendly Meals & Snacks | Cooking Class

  • Real Canadian Super Store Westboro (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Planning ahead and batch cooking reduces the stress of a busy work week. Join Chef Amy Longard for a hands-on class focused on healthy foods you can cook in a batch, freeze and reheat. You’ll learn to make some hearty and savoury dishes including Veggie Lasagna; Quinoa Croquettes; and African Peanut Stew. You’ll also create protein-packed Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites using chickpeas. All recipes are vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Dairy-Free Cheese | Cooking Class
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

Dairy-Free Cheese | Cooking Class

Whether you’re allergic to dairy, vegan or simply enjoy trying new things, this one is for you. Join Chef Amy Longard for a hands-on class making delicious cheese alternatives using nuts, seeds and tofu. You’ll prepare and sample Tofu Ricotta Mini Zucchini Lasagna; Brazil Nut Parmesan; Sweet Potato & Hemp Mac n’ Cheeze; and crowd-pleasing Cashew Cheeze Ball. All recipes are vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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What's For Dinner?
Sep
12
12:00 PM12:00

What's For Dinner?

Join me at the PC Cooking School in Barrhaven where I'll be making and sampling a couple surprise recipes that are sure to inspire you for your next meal. You'll get to try samples and receive a $10 PC gift card. I'll also be sharing cooking and nutrition tips along the way.

The class costs $15 and each participant receives a $10 PC gift card. 

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Dairy-Free Cheese | Cooking Class
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Dairy-Free Cheese | Cooking Class

Whether you’re allergic to dairy, vegan or simply enjoy trying new things, this one is for you. Join Chef Amy Longard for a hands-on class making delicious cheese alternatives using nuts, seeds and tofu. You’ll prepare and sample Tofu Ricotta Mini Zucchini Lasagna; Brazil Nut Parmesan; Sweet Potato & Hemp Mac n’ Cheeze; and crowd-pleasing Cashew Cheeze Ball. All recipes are vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Muskoka Veg Fest
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Muskoka Veg Fest

If you are in the Muskoka area join me Saturday August 10 at River Mill Park in Huntsville for the second annual Muskoka Veg Fest. I'm honoured to be speaking again this year among a fantastic array of presenters. My talk takes place at 3:15 pm. There will also be lots of delicious plant-based foods to try (and buy!), vendors, and live music! Admission is free and the festival runs from 10 am to 5 pm. Hope to see you there!

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Understanding Inflammation | Workshop
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Understanding Inflammation | Workshop

Chronic inflammation is said to be the root of all disease and it's something that affects every body in some way, shape or form.  It could be affecting you and your fitness goals by hindering your recovery, keeping your body in a stress state and effecting your range of motion. Whether you suffer from arthritis, chronic pain, or even if you just want to learn how to up your nutrition by eating more anti-inflammatory foods join Anna Townsend, The Fitness Room founder, nutrition and fitness expert, and Amy Longard, plant-based chef & nutritionist, for an interactive and informative workshop. 

At the workshop you'll learn about inflammation, what causes it and how to prevent it. Anna and Amy will talk about which foods to focus on and which to avoid, important lifestyle factors, breathing exercises and stretching techniques that can help reduce inflammation in the body. You will leave the workshop with a variety of simple, practical tips that you can implement daily.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Participants will also be eligible prizes and samples from The Fitness Room, Cha's Orgranics, & Manitoba Harvest Hemp Company.

Please note that there are no refunds but you may transfer your ticket to someone else. Tickets are $35 for general public and $25 for members of The Fitness Room.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

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Summer Refresh Retreat @ Yoga Attic
Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

Summer Refresh Retreat @ Yoga Attic

Join yogi Tina Lamontagne and me for the latest instalment of our seasonal yoga and wellness retreat at Yoga Attic in Greely. We’ll start the day with a detoxifying drink and wellness talk about ways to refresh & rejuvenate your body and mind for the summer season. Tina will then lead you through a 75 minute morning flow yoga practice. For lunch we’ll enjoy a plant-based picnic (prepared by me!) and outdoor time. Then, I’ll be facilitating a kombucha making lesson and you’ll get your own scoby (starter) from Culture Kombucha to take home with you. Finally, the day will close off with a restorative yoga practice on the tree top patio.

Cost: $140 per person

To register, CLICK HERE (you'll be redirected to the Yoga Attic webpage).

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May
30
8:00 AM08:00

GEM Conference

Ottawa area women business owners/entrepreneurs or aspiring business women, this is for you!  If you're in town on May 30th, join me at GEM Conference. The conference includes a full day of interesting and informative panel discussions, fireside chats, and opportunities to learn and network. I'm participating in a panel on wellness rituals and sharing tips on how to infuse healthy habits into your busy schedule. For more information or to grab tickets, visit the GEM Conference website

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Veggie Grilling
May
29
6:00 PM18:00

Veggie Grilling

Chef and nutritionist Amy Longard is always looking for ways to make it easy and fun to eat more vegetables, and barbecue season is no exception. In this Hands-On class you’ll learn how to make grilled Portobello Mushrooms; tangy Tofu & Veggie Skewers; spicy Grilled Pineapple; and homemade Beet Burgers. These healthy and delicious recipes will take your grilling game to the next level. All recipes are egg-free, dairy-free and vegan.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Optimize Outdoors | Snowshoe, Supper & Stretch (SOLD OUT)
Mar
29
5:30 PM17:30

Optimize Outdoors | Snowshoe, Supper & Stretch (SOLD OUT)

Needing a break from city life to recharge your batteries? Let’s head into the great outdoors.

Join Yoga Instructor/Outdoor Enthusiast Andrea Robertson and me for an evening of snowshoeing under the stars. We will meet at 5:30 pm in Gatineau Park, snowshoe for an hour to a cabin (3.5 km each way).  I'll prepare a healthy vegan gluten free dinner and desert and give a wellness talk on optimizing your health. Andrea will lead the group into some feel good yoga poses using the props in the cabin with candlelit meditation and we will end the night in a silent meditation walk under the stars.

What a way to close the week, enjoy the great outdoors, and kick off your weekend. Once you register, an email will be sent out to all a few days before event with finer details of where to meet and what to bring.

Cost: $80 per person (price includes trail pass to Gatineau Park). Space is limited. 

To register, CLICK HERE (you'll be redirected to Andrea's webpage). 

There will be no refunds or credits given to this event but you may transfer your spot to a friend.

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Healthy Vegan New Year!
Mar
17
6:30 PM18:30

Healthy Vegan New Year!

Start 2019 on a healthful note. Learn how to make nutritious, tasty staples with chef and plant-based nutritionist Amy Longard. You’ll learn how to make creamy, flavourful Fruit & Vegetable Smoothies; hearty Vegetable Soup; and a satisfying Stir-Fry. In this interactive class you’ll also help Amy make her go-to Healthful Muffins that make a great breakfast or grab & go snack. All recipes are egg-free, dairy-free and vegan.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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What's For Dinner?
Dec
20
12:00 PM12:00

What's For Dinner?

Join me at the PC Cooking School in Vanier where I'll be making and sampling a couple recipes that are sure to inspire you for your next meal. You'll get to try samples and receive a $10 PC gift card. I'll also be sharing cooking and nutrition tips along the way.

The class costs $15 and each participant receives a $10 PC gift card. 

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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What's For Dinner?
Dec
18
12:00 PM12:00

What's For Dinner?

  • Real Canadian Superstore Westboro (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join me at the PC Cooking School in Westboro where I'll be making and sampling a couple recipes that are sure to inspire you for your next meal. You'll get to try samples and receive a $10 PC gift card. I'll also be sharing cooking and nutrition tips along the way.

The class costs $15 and each participant receives a $10 PC gift card. 

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Holiday Wellness Retreat @ Yoga Attic
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Holiday Wellness Retreat @ Yoga Attic

Join Tina Lamontagne, and me for the latest instalment of our seasonal yoga & wellness retreats at Yoga Attic in Greely. We'll start the day with a warming winter drink and wellness talk. You'll participate in an awakening yoga practice with Tina before indulging in a colorful plant-based meal inspired by the season (prepared by me!). You'll unwind with a walk in nature and/or relaxing with a book or journalling by the fireplace. Then you'll participate in a hands-on healthy holiday cooking lesson featuring snacks and sips (aka healthier appetizers and mocktails). Finally, we'll close the day with a yin yoga practice and a meditation around an outdoor fire!

For more information or to register, please visit the Yoga Attic website. 

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Healthy Holiday Feast For Veggie Lovers
Dec
4
6:30 PM18:30

Healthy Holiday Feast For Veggie Lovers

This class is for the vegans, flexitarian or anybody who’s looking to add more vegetables to their diet! Join chef and nutritionist, Amy Longard, for a fun hand’s on class focussed on healthy fare that’ll be perfect for the upcoming Holidays! You’ll learn how to make “devilish potatoes” (a delicious egg-free alternative to deviled eggs) the perfect crowd pleasing appetizer. For the main course together you’ll create a lentil walnut loaf with chickpea shallot gravy and orange cranberry sauce with a side kale salad with candied pecans. To top if all off, for dessert, you’ll enjoy a light and healthy apple pomegranate crumble with coconut whipped cream. All recipes are vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Veggie Sushi Party
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Veggie Sushi Party

Not everybody loves raw fish in sushi, but most of us can get behind a tasty cucumber or avocado roll! Join chef Amy for a fun and informative hand’s on class where you’ll learn how to make and roll delicious veggie loaded sushi. With chef Amy’s guidance you’ll prepare a variety of plant-based sushi rolls with fillings including smokey portobello, baked sweet potato, avocado, cucumber & more. You’ll also learn how to make your own miso soup and decadent spicy mayo to drizzle on top of your sushi.  All recipes are vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Build A Bowl
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Build A Bowl

If you look up #BuddhaBowls on Instagram or search for recipes on food blogs, you’ll come across thousands and thousands of different varieties of colourful bowls featuring whole grains, beans, chickpeas, vegetables and flavourful dressings. Join chef Amy Longard for a fun class focussed on building your own healthy, plant-based bowl that’ll take your health and Instagram profile to the next level. In this hand’s on class you’ll learn how to make a hearty Southwestern bowl with quinoa, black beans, corn, mixed vegetables, and chipotle tahini dressing. You’ll also try your hand at making a sushi bowl with sticky rice, edamame, nori, and orange ginger dressing. Finally, you’ll learn how to make all that you need to create your own macro bowl with smoked tofu, roasted sweet potatoes, mixed greens, cauliflower rice, and turmeric avocado dressing. All recipes are vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.  

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Veggie Sushi Party
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Veggie Sushi Party

Not everybody loves raw fish in sushi, but most of us can get behind a tasty cucumber or avocado roll! Join chef Amy for a fun and informative hand’s on class where you’ll learn how to make and roll delicious veggie loaded sushi. With chef Amy’s guidance you’ll prepare a variety of plant-based sushi rolls with fillings including smokey portobello, baked sweet potato, avocado, cucumber & more. You’ll also learn how to make your own miso soup and decadent spicy mayo to drizzle on top of your sushi.  All recipes are vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

Cost: $40.00

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.  

 

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What's For Dinner?
Sep
27
12:00 PM12:00

What's For Dinner?

Join me at the PC Cooking School in Barrhaven where I'll be making and sampling a couple recipes that are sure to inspire you for your next meal. You'll get to try samples and you'll receive a $10 PC gift card. I'll also be sharing cooking and nutrition tips along the way.

The class costs $15 but includes the $10 PC gift card. 

Please be sure to register and pay HERE (you'll be redirected to the PC Cooking School site). 

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Veggie Sushi Party
Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

Veggie Sushi Party

  • Real Canadian Superstore Kanata (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Not everybody loves raw fish in sushi, but most of us can get behind a tasty cucumber or avocado roll! Join chef Amy for a fun and informative hand’s on class where you’ll learn how to make and roll delicious veggie loaded sushi. With chef Amy’s guidance you’ll prepare a variety of plant-based sushi rolls with fillings including smokey portobello, baked sweet potato, avocado, cucumber & more. You’ll also learn how to make your own miso soup and decadent spicy mayo to drizzle on top of your sushi.  All recipes are vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Veggie Sushi Party
Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

Veggie Sushi Party

Not everybody loves raw fish in sushi, but most of us can get behind a tasty cucumber or avocado roll! Join chef Amy for a fun and informative hand’s on class where you’ll learn how to make and roll delicious veggie loaded sushi. With chef Amy’s guidance you’ll prepare a variety of plant-based sushi rolls with fillings including smokey portobello, baked sweet potato, avocado, cucumber & more. You’ll also learn how to make your own miso soup and decadent spicy mayo to drizzle on top of your sushi.  All recipes are vegan, gluten free and dairy free.

Cost: $40

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.  

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Veg Food Fest - Cooking Demo
Sep
9
12:00 PM12:00

Veg Food Fest - Cooking Demo

I'm excited to be a presenter at this year's Veg Food Fest in Toronto. Join me for an interesting and informative cooking demonstration about seaweed. At the demo you'll learn the health benefits, the multitude of culinary uses and how to add seaweed to your diet. You’ll also have the opportunity to taste a variety of dishes and take home the recipes too. The food prepared will be vegan and gluten free. 

The festival runs from September 7 - 9 and admission is FREE. Visit the Veg Food Fest webpage for details on my cooking demo, plus check out the fantastic line-up of speakers, panels and vendors. 

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What's For Dinner?
Aug
7
12:00 PM12:00

What's For Dinner?

Join me at the PC Cooking School in Westboro where I'll be making and sampling a couple recipes that are sure to inspire you for your next meal. You'll get to try samples and receive a $10 PC gift card. I'll also be sharing cooking and nutrition tips along the way.

The class costs $15 and each participant receives a $10 PC gift card. 

To register, please visit the PC Cooking School's website.

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Ottawa Veg Fest
Jun
2
to Jun 3

Ottawa Veg Fest

Ottawa Veg Fest is hands down my favourite event of the year! I'll be speaking on both Saturday & Sunday and I'll be sharing a booth with Mermaid Fare. Come visit me and check out the 100+ other vendors, speakers, and cooking demos!  Visit www.vegfest.ca for details.

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Plant-Based Breakthrough Bookclub
Mar
4
10:30 AM10:30

Plant-Based Breakthrough Bookclub

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Are you looking to learn more about plant-based health and wellness? Or curious about how to add more healthy foods to your diet? Join the inaugural Plant-Based Breakthrough Bookclub for a discussion about New York Times best selling book "How Not To Die" by Dr. Michael Greger.  

How Not To Die explores the foods scientifically proven to prevent and reverse disease and those linked to optimal wellness. This fascinating and light hearted read is direct to the point and provides actionable steps to help you become your healthiest self. Well-researched and well-organized, it explains some of the more common chronic diseases in the world including the natural remedies and changes in the diet that can remedy them.  

Starting at 10:30 a.m. join plant-based chef & nutritionist Amy Longard, along with other health & wellness enthusiasts, for coffee or tea and a guided discussion on the book, its take-aways, and lessons learned. Following the discussion you're invited to stick around for a healthy plant-based lunch. Our hosts, The Table, have kindly offered a 10% discount to bookclub attendees for their lunch buffet. 

This event is free and open to everyone, however we ask that you confirm your attendance on the Eventbrite page as space is limited. Register soon to avoid disappointment. CLICK HERE to grab your ticket. 

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Fall Yoga Retreat
Oct
27
to Oct 29

Fall Yoga Retreat

  • Chemin du Lac Pemichangan Lac-Sainte-Marie, QC, J0X 1Z0 Canada (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The fall retreat with yoga instructor, Jackie Beaudoin, is the perfect opportunity to get away, relax and reset!  If a weekend away from the city for yoga, outdoors, and adventure sound like your thing, sign up quickly as space is limited!

We'll be staying at Jackie's beautiful cottage on Lac Pemichangan, which is only one hour and fifteen minutes from Ottawa(10 mins from Mont Ste. Marie).  I will be cooking vegan gluten free meals and will host a hands on cooking course where you'll learn how to prepare a wonderful, healthy meal.  There are also endless activities offered to suit everyone and all activities are optional! You can climb a mountain or take a long hike in the woods, practice yoga or meditate in nature, canoe/kayak to a island or just relax in a hammock and take a nap. 

For more information on accommodations, pricing, and/or logistics, please click HERE or contact Jackie directly at jackiebeaudoin77@gmail.com. 

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