This beautiful Eco-Friendly off-grid centre is located on Rice Lake just 90 minutes northeast of Toronto in Northumberland County. Unique in its vision and design, it was constructed to inspire harmony, balance and transformation in both the “external” and “internal” (within yourself) environment, making it ideal for healing and transformative retreats and workshops.
Fengshui, the ancient Chinese art of placement, has been used to create a noted sense of tranquility and harmonious flow within the retreat building, which is cozily nestled into a hillside and surrounded by meadows and woodland. Solar and wind power as well as other sustainable energy technologies enable it to be independent of outside utilities and away from public roads. The building itself gives guests a rare opportunity to experience firsthand the living conditions and possibilities of a ”cleaner, “greener” future. Harmony Dawn is recognized as one of Canada’s most complete sustainable energy buildings.
All of this makes Harmony Dawn an ideal retreat for those seeking to escape urban stress, pollution and noise and do inner, regenerative and transformational work. Harmony Dawn and its food have drawn rave reviews from a diverse variety of client groups – yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, Qigong, energy work, psychotherapy, drama, art and more. Our enthusiastic clients have also included corporate groups, universities and families getting away together.
We are open year round. Our 50 rolling acres of meadows and woods offer a variety of walks (or ski trails) and places to linger. A 10 minute walk through secluded woods will take you down to Rice Lake (part of the picturesque Trent Waterway system) where you can swim and where a nearby resort offers boating and fishing.
All rooms have bamboo or slate floors, high ceilings and large windows. The washrooms have radiant heated floors. There is a second floor balcony and a third floor loft with high ceilings and expansive views. The western section, which sits atop a hill, is our studio/meeting/meditation hall. Its south facing floor to-ceiling windows give guests the feeling of sitting out in the meadow where they sometimes see deer, foxes or turkeys strolling by.