MareGold Retreat Centre
The MareGold Retreat Centre is located on 30 acres of stunning oceanfront property in the village of Victoria Beach, 30 kilometres from the town of Annapolis Royal, in the southern Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia.
What will MareGold Retreat Centre offer?
MareGold Retreat Centre will welcome guests who are looking for something beyond the ordinary: a place to immerse themselves in beautiful natural surroundings while taking part in guided retreats and short educational programs or just taking time out to refresh and rejuvenate.
The Centre will also be available for corporate and business retreats and will provide an outdoor performance space for concerts, theatre events and other offerings.
Guests can explore a stimulating variety of settings—from an oceanfront of private coves, cobbled beaches and waterfalls to an old-growth beech forest. Built structures will blend into the natural environment. Guests will also have access to herb and vegetable gardens and an earth-sheltered greenhouse.
The MareGold Retreat Centre will offer programming that reflects its philosophy of promoting healing and spiritual growth while preserving and enhancing the natural environment. Retreats and courses will encourage healthy living through organic gardening, yoga, meditation and various healing modalities; creative exploration through writing, painting and local traditional crafts; and the revival of forgotten trades.
Some courses will be initiated by the centre, using in-house expertise or bringing in well-known practitioners/experts, while other retreats/courses will be organized and led by instructors and groups renting the space.
Classes/groups will come together in the rustic meeting building, the café, the outdoor meeting space or in some of the natural settings.
Guests can choose from a variety of cabins built in private settings around the property. Each cabin will be individually designed to align with the natural environment, whether situated on a cliff to take advantage of the ocean view or nestled in a wilderness sanctuary. In addition to the cliffside, wilderness and field cabins, there will be luxury shelters and walled tents for a “glamping” experience.
When not in use by retreat/program participants, the cabins will be offered for rent as weekend getaways or for a longer term lease. Allowing guests to return to the same cabin each year at the same time will foster a sense of attachment to the centre.
MareGold Bookstore will have books based on retreat of the centre as well as a wide range of subjects such as gardening, mindfulness, off-grid living, cooking and baking, homesteading, building, herbs, nature and the environment.
The General Store will offer herbs, creams, health products, books, clothing, household items and antiques, as well as a unique line of crafts including Lishnyks (wool blankets with healing properties). Many of these items will be developed and branded as exclusive MareGold products. Products will also be sold online as well as through a market stall.