Awaken Learning Pod offers the perfect environment for kids to explore, create and flourish. We are located on a 14 acre property with trails, manicured gardens, an organic vegetable garden and a stunning post-and-beam ‘Yoga Barn’ with a picturesque yoga studio overlooking the pond. We have a kids cabin and designated kids spaces.

How It Started

Liz and her husband Richard hired a nanny for the summer to help with their 3 year old son while they get used to life with another baby in the family. This quickly turned into a nanny-share with their son’s best friend. As they saw how wonderful and skilled their nanny Shawna is with the little ones; offering a variety of activities, exploring the grounds and engaging in play that was stimulating their natural curiosity, they started to put together a  program t0 share with the community. Liz and Richie work closely with her father, Michael, who lives at the Centre and meticulously maintains the grounds and landscaping. The intention is to start a Learning Pod this September with a handful of eager young friends.

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)


Awaken Learning Pod’s mission is let our kids be kids. We encourage them to explore, create and flourish beyond the classroom.

Allow your child to explore nature, build skills, do yoga, learn basic french, sing songs and dance, enjoy story time and engage in creative activities with an experienced Educator


Awaken Learning pod’s vision is:

To nourish the whole child
Stimulate their natural curiosity & wonder
Offer small class sizes to cultivate individual interests
Incorporate important tools for self-regulation
A strong emphasis on outdoor time to encourage Connection to Nature
Hands-on learning & creating
Use a variety of tactile mediums and engaging activities

Play, with songs, story time and an engaging introduction to instruments & French

Guide your child with a professional educator in a secure, trusting environment



Our beautiful and secluded 14 acre property in the Oak Ridges Morraine. It is 10 minutes west of Tottenham, 20 minutes north of Bolton, 20 minutes south of Alliston and 20 minutes east of Orangeville.

Contact us for exact directions. 

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