The pavilion is finally complete! It's a 20x40 made completely from massive rough sawn cedar timber with a smooth tongue and groove floor. It measures 16' from floor to ceiling and it truly feels like magic inside. The sunrise and sunset shine through the gable peaks and illuminate the space beautifully. The space is wondefully suuited for yoga, corporate outings, family or Veteran's reunions! We can sleep a total of 28 comfortably so contact us today to check availability!!
Sugar Creek Retreat now has a 3rd option for nightly rentals. The Maples Farm has an amazing story and here's a little history:
--Built by Civil War Colonel Joel Deer in the late 1870s, Maples Farm appears to be constructed entirely from lumber cut locally, and likely finished at Deer Mill, a family-owned sawmill on Sugar Creek which is still memorialized by the Deer Mill covered bridge. During a complete rehab of the house in 2013, the owners discovered a hand-hewn frame construction that had no nails—just fitted slots and wooden pegs! The house was the main farmstead for the surrounding 200 acres on all sides.
The evening sunsets overlooking Shades State Park are truly spectacular!
Check out Sugarcreekretreat.com/maplesfarm to learn more!
We are offering 2 distinct Yoga packages this summer. Yoga and Wild Food is a 4 day 3 night all inclusive program that includes Yoga, all Meals, ShinRin-Yoku, Wild food classes, Allergy testing, meditation and guest speakers. This program runs once a month in June, July and August.
The second is a shorter weekend retreat from Friday to Sunday that includes 4 Yoga classes, meditation workshops, hiking and ShinRin-Yoku introduction. This program runs once a month from June through August.
Space is limited for both so check out Sugarcreekretreat.com/yoga-center for scheduling details!
The 2017 Yoga and Wild Food Schedule is now available. The program we have designed this year is a 3 day all inclusive resort experience that will absolutely transform your life. In 3 days you will learn basic to more intense Yoga, Breathing and Meditation techniques, Wild Food collection and preparation, Wild Tea collection and prep, The Nutritional density of food, Juicing vs Smoothie basics, Proper Vitamin Supplementation, Probiotics usage, Shin-Rin Yoku, Introduction to Earthing, and Food Allergy Testing all while lounging and relaxing among the 6000 acres of trees that surround our facility. We also have a bonfire circle each night under some f the darkest skies in the Midwest. Prices start at $600 person for 4 days and 3 nights.
Add a friend and get a a 10% discount for both!!
All meals are included which are a combination and plants, vegetables, eggs, fish and of course freshly made juices.
Dates for 2017
Farmhouse: -June 27-30, July 17-20, Aug 21-24
Log Cabin- Aug 21-24
Check out http://www.sugarcreekretreat.com/yoga-center for more info and booking.
--A local travel paper has written the following highlighting our Lyme Education center which is one of the many things we do here at Sugar Creek Retreat!
by Sabrina Dorow
Travel Story J342
Sugar Creek Retreat, located less than an hour west of Indianapolis in Waveland, Indiana, is surrounded by six thousand acres of wilderness; you can walk off the driveway and be immersed in some of the most beautiful State parks Indiana has to offer. It is quiet, secluded and the lack of Internet connection in the woods makes it easy to disconnect from the distractions of everyday life, which is exactly the atmosphere one needs to begin healing.
Gabe Fauquher, 40, is the co-owner of the center and a full-time pilot. He was also diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2011. Since then, he’s been on a self-educational journey towards health. Him and his wife, Liza, opened up the resort a year and a half ago.
“We were doing nightly rentals for people who wanted to stay the night and do camping, but our big goal was always to do this as a treatment center,” says Gabe.
Sugar Creek is easily accessible as a weekend destination or the 10-day wellness program they offer. The property holds a rustic log cabin and farmhouse, which sit on a 15-acre plot of land. The couple are in the final stages of building a yoga pavilion and hope to have it ready by May, where they’ll host an open house for yoga teachers, couples planning their weddings and anyone else who’s interested in checking out the space.
“You could spend a weekend here and never see another person,” says Liza. “There’s a canopy of trees right near the house, and the way the light comes in during the spring, summer and fall… you really feel like you’re in the trees.”
Both Liza and Gabe have a passion for teaching, and bring different perspectives to the retreat experience. Liza is a licensed full-time psychotherapist and part-time yoga instructor and Gabe completed his doctorate in Naturopathy, focusing on food and nutrition, last October.
The cost of nightly rentals for the cabin is $249 and sleeps 10 people, while the cottage is $149 nightly and sleeps 9. The cost of the 10-day retreat package, which includes all meals, lodging, support and materials for the programs is $5,000. Spouses can attend for just the cost of meals at $100 a day or an additional $1,000. Since part of getting healthy involves major lifestyle changes and is a process that varies from person to person, the center customizes programs by need with options varying from healthy food workshops about nutrition to wild plant hunting, yoga classes or life-coaching.
The center is located in the outskirts of Shades Park, where you can hike, canoe or gaze over beautiful sandstone cliffs. Turkey Run State Park is within minutes as well, which has trails that vary from easy to rugged. For those who want to get out into the water, Clements, a canoe livery, is nearby and canoeing, kayaking and tubing options are available.
“I think really just forcing people to unplug and disconnect can really be helpful,” says Liza. “Gabe and I both believe nature and being outside is healing in and of itself.”
Come to the Sugar Creek Retreat and experience the peace and serenity of one of Indiana's oldest growth forests. Pine Hills Nature Preserve is 5 feet from the cabin and has rugged hills, deep gorges and contains remnants of white pine, hemlock and Canada yew left from the time of the last glacier. It's an amazing place for Yoga and to recharge your soul.
We are now able to offer 2 Wellness Packages for your stay. We have plans offering yoga and meditation and one specializing in trail running. The price is for a total of 4 people and includes a gift basket with lots and lots of all natural goodies like homemade herbs and teas, bath salts and aroma therapy oils, etc. Click www.sugarcreekretreat.com/wellness for more info!!
The chickens got so excited when they saw the new barn door they started laying eggs!! Some of the neighbors were wondering why we needed such a pretty door on a barn but we think it's the perfect backdrop for family and wedding photos! We still have some days available and would love to help you plan your event!
The beds and bathrooms are all finally complete!! We've added new floors in both bedrooms, tile in the master bath with a walk in shower, and a spa style master bedroom. The Farm house sleeps 8 comfortably but does have a couch and a 16x12 screened porch if you need more space for your event. Camping is welcomed too. More updates coming soon!