About Nirvana Retreats

Getaway From The Everyday

Nirvana Retreats offers the perfect environment to learn, play and connect. Our Retreat Centre is located on a 14 acre property including a 1 acre springfed swimming pond, with trails, manicured gardens, an organic vegetable garden and a stunning post-and-beam renovated ‘Yoga Barn’ with a picturesque yoga studio overlooking the pond. We offer a self contained apartment and cabins as accommodations. Nirvana Retreats hosts several small Retreats throughout the year from one day to two weeks.

Nirvana Retreats is a non-denominational Centre with a focus on wellness, learning new skills and letting go of old habits while taking a digital detox. We offer a smoke-free, alcohol-free, vegetarian environment that can cater to a variety of dietary requirements. We are nestled in the Oak Ridges Moraine, an area that actively protects at-risk species, just 45 minutes from Pearson airport, under 1 hour from downtown Toronto. We have a great respect for the wildlife and natural habitat surrounding us and ask that all guests honour the beautiful, serene surroundings.

Stay at our ‘home away from home’ with all the comforts you expect. We take care of serving you freshly cooked, delicious and healthy meals and are fully equipped with everything that you need to make you feel at home. Our rooms include 3 – 4 single beds with all bedding, duvets and pillows. The cabins have electricity, lamps and a heater for colder nights. Bathrooms are stocked with shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, hand towels and hair dryers. The facilities include a large living room with big plush couches, a kitchenette equipped with teas and coffee, and easily accessible reverse osmosis water in the house and barn.

  • Manicured grounds with 14 acres to explore

  • Located in a protected ecology

  • Healthy vegetarian meals

  • Meditation Trail through property

  • One acre spring-fed swimming pond

  • Stunning, bright Yoga studio overlooking pond

  • Serene, natural setting in the Green Belt

  • No cellphone reception (digital detox)

  • Alcohol and tabacco-free

  • Inclusive, safe environment

  • Close to Toronto and Pearson Airport

We believe in a global village, the interconnectedness of all beings, and the power of nature, meditation and yoga to heal and nurture.

How It Started

Nirvana Retreats is a small, family run business.  We  welcome you to our sanctuary; a beautiful, peaceful and serene Getaway from the Everyday where you can relax, enjoy the natural surroundings, eat nourishing vegetarian food and challenge your body and mind to a greater state of clarify while taking a digital detox. Liz Christo, RMT and former owner of Urban Nirvana Thai Massage & Yoga Studio in Toronto, manages Nirvana Retreats with her husband Richard. Liz has many years experience in the wellness industry and is a skilled Thai massage practitioner, now offering RMT Thai massages at Nirvana Retreats. Liz and Richie work closely with her father, Michael, who meticulously maintains the grounds and landscaping. We are honoured to continue with the tradition of being a location for learning Meditation and Yoga, Vegetarian cooking, permaculture, and a place to loose track of time while enjoying country living.

What a magical space filled with love and calmness. The minute you step into retreat center, you feel calmness instantly. It is so well kept and the layout of everything is perfect. The food is from heaven cooked with love and joy. I truly had the best ever gluten free waffle here and the best ever buddha bowl! The host is amazing and so accommodating with our request. Thank you for an amazing weekend. Will definitely have our next retreat there again!

Annie L. (Host, June 2018 - Facebook.com)

I loved this place. We were so well taken care of, and the grounds are so beautiful and tranquil. The Yoga barn is absolutely stunning and the food was outstanding!

Elke (Retreat Participant, July 2016)

I can’t believe how perfect Nirvana Retreat Center was as a venue for my yoga retreat. I found it online and took a risk and it was everything I could of asked for. The yoga room was so aesthetic and calming, the pond was rejuvenating, the dining facility felt like I was eating in an upscale barn, the grounds were breathtaking with the most beautiful sounds of nature. The staff were so friendly and inviting that we felt so at home. Thanks Liz and Michael for sharing this amazing space with us.

Kinneret Dubowitz | KinneretYoga


Nirvana Retreats’ mission is to provide a clean and safe space for groups to gather and focus.

We ask you to step outside of your comfort zone, put your phone and computer away and zone in on your Yoga and Meditation practice. We aim to teach you skills and allow you time to gain perspective.


Nirvana Retreats is a place where new friends are made. We welcome guests to come and find connection to their practice and to other like minded people, joining an international yoga and health community which continues to grow. We believe in a global village, the interconnectedness of all beings, and the power of nature, meditation and yoga to heal and nurture.



Our beautiful and secluded 14 acre property in the Oak Ridges Morraine. It is easily accessible by  the 400 or 427.

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