Christina Crook is the award-winning author of The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World, which has made her a leading voice on human flourishing in the digital age.
Through her speaking and writing, she reveals how key shifts in our thinking can enable us to draw closer to one another, taking up the good burdens of local work and responsibilities. She writes about the value of focus, making space to create, and the meaning we find in more limited connections. She challenges the Western values of power, control, and success, revealing how wonder, trust, and discipline are central to the experience of being human and the keys to our joy.
Her commentary on technology and our daily lives have appeared across the world, including the New York Times, Psychology Today, Women's Health, Times of India, NPR, CBC Radio, AARP, CTV, Glamour Brasil, and more.
She has been leading highly-acclaimed workshops since that time, teaching others how to reclaim their lives and their relationships in a digital world. She is the founder of JOMO, whose community of thousands say the joy of missing out creates more freedom in their lives.
Leslie is an experienced and skilled teacher who has been studying and practicing yoga for over 26 years, and sharing her love and knowledge of yoga with others since 2007.
She a natural leader whose warmth, patience and passion for yoga combine to provide instruction that is deeply nourishing, inspiring and personally fulfilling. With her caring support and guidance, students are able to develop a deeper understanding and increased proficiency in all aspects of their yoga practice.
Leslie studied at the Downward Dog in Toronto in 2007 , and after completing her initial 200 hours of training, she completed 100 of advanced training in Yoga Therapy, philosophy, prenatal yoga and Ayurveda. She has studied Restorative Yoga (Advanced Relax and Renew(R)) training) with Judith Hanson Lasater, and has taught over 1500 hours of hands-on restorative at her studio and on retreats.
Leslie is the owner and founder of Yoga Grove, and has led over a dozen yoga and meditation retreats over the last 5 years. These retreats truly need to be experienced to understand how deeply relaxed and at peace you can be after only a few days in her care.
Friday, April 26th
3pm on - Arrival
4:30pm - Gentle yoga class
6:00pm - Dinner
7:30pm - Introduction
8:30pm - Restorative yoga class
Saturday, April 27th
7:15am - Meditation
8:00am - Breakfast
9:30am - Workshop
11:30am - Gentle Yoga Class
12:30pm - Lunch
4:00 pm - Workshop
6:00pm - Dinner
7:30pm - Restorative Yoga class
9:00pm Fireside Gathering
Sunday, April 28th
8:00 am Light Breakfast
8:30am Gentle yoga class
1:30pm Closing Circle
Accommodation Types and Prices
A) Shared or Semi-Private (2 people) in a Multi-Bedroom Cottage, with a Shared Bathroom ($405 + HST pp)
B) Shared or Semi-Private (2 people) in a Multi-Bedroom Cottage, with a Private Bathroom** ($455 + HST pp)
C) Group (3+ people) in a Private Cottage ($485 + HST pp)
D) Shared or Semi-Private ( 2 people) in a Private Cottage with a Jacuzzi Tub ($515 + HST pp)
E) Private (1 person) in a Multi-Bedroom Cottage, with a Shared Bathroom ($515 + HST)
F) Private (1 person) in a Multi-Bedroom Cottage, with a Private Bathroom** ($585 + HST)
G) Private (1 person) in a Private Cottage with a Jacuzzi Tub ($635 + HST)
** Most private bathrooms have jacuzzi tubs - we will do our best to place you with them, on a first come, first served basis.
Full refund (less $100) up to January 25th. 50% refundable between January 26 and March 25th. Non-refundable after March 26th.
Questions and Contact
We hope you can join us!
For all questions, please contact Patterson Kaye's retreat co-ordinator: