Escape, Explore and Experience Sisters in Fitness Nature & Hiking Yoga Retreats Summer-Autumn 2024 

The wonder of Canada’s most easterly National Park in Terra Nova NL, Canada will welcome you to its magical charm where the land and sea compete for your attention. The retreat residence will welcome you in the nestled, charming Village of Terra Nova.

Offering a personalized and semi-private retreat in a home that combines the old (Historical Rowsell family dwelling est. 1945) with the new (Extension est. 2019) providing a very intriguing setting that will be sure to ignite fascinating conversations. Three separate outdoor living area, campfire sitting area, sun porch will sure to lend in creating an opportunity to recharge and truly “breathe”. All this is in a personalized friendship – family atmosphere.

If you are the adventurous type, this package is for you. The Retreat Hikes the Terra Nova National Park Trails, Eastport, and Salvage (Damnable Trails) to embrace your yoga practice in nature.

Escape to a private sanding beach for lunch only minutes from the retreat home to a stretch session followed by frolicking in the lake. Or maybe take some time to kayak, paddle board,  mediation walks, campfires, fishing, swimming, mediation with the morning loons and night owls, soak in the hot tub, stroll through the town for ice cream at the community general store,  storytelling, music, wine tasting or simply sit and become one with nature on the magnificent Terra Nova Lake.

Enjoy a weekend where it is all about YOU! Let our Host Michelle Porter & Team treat you to a weekend you will remember for a lifetime.


  • Daily hiking, yoga and stretching sessions
  • Hiking in the Damnable Trail & Terra Nova National Park Trails
  • Lunch on secluded, quiet natural sandy beach
  • Water adventure activities
  • Daily 3 healthy meals Breakfast, Lunch, Supper
  • Daily 2 nutritional snacks
  • 3 nights’ accommodations

Skill level

  • All yoga levels welcomed
  • All hikes will be rated easy to moderate with options provided

Retreat “Village” Facilities

The Retreat is located in the town of Terra Nova. We have expanded to include 3 homes in the heart of the village all minutes walking distance from each other. The main host property is located on 44 Loop Road it is beautifully set amidst massive white pine, birch and dogberry and aspen trees. The homestead is located 19 kms from Terra Nova Sandy Pond Entrance and a 2.5 hour drive from the metro St. Johns region. It is 30 second walk from the distinguished Terra Nova trussell and remembrance of the numerous bridges that boasted a prosperous logging industry in the area. All properties boast full, Wi-fi, cable, land telephone, and smart tv’s.

All Guest rooms are equipped with fans, linen beddings, extra choice of pillows, towels for bathing and beach are provided. 10 Person Hot Tub is available for your relaxing.

Meals are an important part of your experience and we love to serve you in a high vaulted open kitchen or under the twinkling stars in our outdoor dining area where we all sit together and share love of food and laughter each evening. (Food restrictions are accommodated) Many lunches will be a boxed lunch brought to our hiking yoga sites so we can experience all the beauty the hikes have to offer.

No dogs will be at the property during guests’ stay. However, nature’s wildlife of beavers, owls, bats, eagles, loons, otters, black squirrels, jumping trout & salmon are right there for you to admire.

In this intimate setting in a family home, Michelle Porter has a long history of hosting events & large gatherings she loves to host and strives to create an atmosphere full of harmony, compassion, adventure, fun and love; making our guests feel at home and belong.

Retreat Dates 2024

Retreat #1 – July 26-28th
Retreat #2 – August 16-18th
Retreat #3 – Sept 13-15th

*3 nights – Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Check in 4-6pm Friday. Check out 11am-12pm Monday.

New Menus, special guests, new hiking routes, Indoor Community Town Hall available to house yoga session if rainy weather.


$675 (tax included) per person – shared accommodations
$1350 Private Room
Deposit $200 required to book space


Registration Opens March 22nd 2024

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