ClearBeing Centre • King City, Ontario

Plan Your Trip

Here is some helpful information to help plan for your time at ClearBeing.

What to Bring


General Event/Classes

  • Water bottle with lid
  • Journal + pen
  • Comfortable clothing and shoes appropriate for weather and activities
  • Yoga mat (we have extras)

Seasonal Fire Ceremonies

  • Clothing appropriate for weather (fire ceremony will continue with light rain or snow)
  • Lawn chair (we have extras)
  • Blanket (on colder days or to sit on the grass in the warmer months)
  • Sunscreen, umbrella, hat/shawl to protect against the sun (Spring/Summer Ceremonies)
  • Potluck item (we are a dairy-, egg-, and meat- free facility)

Forest Therapy Session

  • Dress comfortably according to the weather conditions. Be prepared for rain or snow if the weather calls for it as the walk will still continue. 
  • Dress a little warmer than you might think is necessary. We’ll be walking very slowly so won’t be building heat internally. Plus it’s cooler in the forest.
  • We invite you to walk barefoot (based on time of year, your comfort level and weather permitting) or to wear comfortable appropriate footwear for the weather.
  • Bring a water bottle, and, if you’re the type who needs to eat more frequently, some light snacks.
  • Brett will be inviting us to stop at certain times so you could bring something small to sit on.
  • Bring a bag or backpack for your things so that your hands can be free.

Cold/Hot Immersion

  • Travel Mug
  • Water bottle
  • Journal and pen 
  • Layered, loose-fitting clothes for movement session
  • Weather-appropriate clothing including rain gear (we will be outdoors)
  • Comfortable, good-quality footwear for trail walk & run (we suggest minimalist shoes)
  • Swimwear (for Banya/Cold plunge)
  • 2 Towels for Banya
  • Backpack or bag to bring items down to the Banya, and for wet clothing after

General Day Retreat

  • A yoga mat (we have extras)
  • We have meditation cushions and chairs but feel free to bring your own setup if you prefer
  • A hand towel or facecloth (to lay over the yoga props)
  • A water bottle
  • A journal to write reflections in
  • Comfortable layered clothing for gentle movement
  • Weather appropriate clothing

SoulQuest Day Retreat

  • A yoga mat
  • A hand towel (to lay over the yoga props)
  • A water bottle
  • A journal to write reflections in.
  • Weather appropriate layered clothing. Bring rain gear if it looks like rain. Dress a little warmer than you might think is necessary. We’ll be walking very slowly so won’t be building heat internally. Plus it’s cooler in the forest.
  • Comfortable walking shoes or boots.
  • You’ll be invited to stop at certain times during the walk so you could bring something small to sit on.
  • A bag or backpack for your things so that your hands can be free during Nature Therapy.
  • An outdoor chair for the Fire Circle (we have extras).

Soul-Guided Men’s Retreat

  • Travel Mug
  • Water bottle
  • Journal and pen 
  • Layered, loose-fitting clothes for movement session (extra set of clothing including socks for after movement session)
  • Weather-appropriate clothing including rain gear (we will be outdoors)
  • Comfortable, good-quality footwear for trail walk & run (we suggest minimalist shoes)
  • Swimwear (for Banya/Cold plunge)
  • 2 Towels (Banya)
  • Backpack or bag to bring items down to the Banya, and for wet clothing after
  • Yoga mat or blanket
  • Yourself: Come As You Are, Be As You Are

Coming Home: A Day Retreat

  • Comfortable clothes you can easily move in 
  • Water bottle
  • Journal and pen 
  • Weather appropriate outdoor clothes
  • Outdoor shoes
  • Swimwear
  • 2 Towels for Banya
  • Backpack or bag to bring items down to the Banya, and for wet clothing after

General Overnight Retreat

  • Clothing for all types of weather
  • Indoor shoes/slippers for comfort on the terrazzo floors of the Retreat House.
  • Layered, comfortable, loose-fitting clothes
  • Umbrella
  • Natural bug spray if desired 
  • Flashlight if you’re in a tent
  • Good walking shoes for hiking on breaks
  • Swim suit for outdoor Banya (sauna)
  • Alarm clock
  • Ear plugs (if needed)
  • Toiletries (unscented please)
  • Shawl or light blanket
  • Journal
  • Yoga mat
  • Alarm clock

SoulQuest Retreat

  • Comfortable walking shoes, sandals or boot
  • Something small to sit on (you may want to sit at times while out in nature)
  • A bag or backpack for your things so that your hands can be free during Forest Therapy
  • Blanket for the fire ceremony (optional)
  • Swim suit for outdoor Banya (sauna)
  • Any creature comforts for the season: natural bug spray, hat to protect from sun, snow pants, walking poles, crampons for icy conditions, etc.

If you will be tenting:

  • Tent and bedding
  • Towels
  • Earth friendly bathing toiletries (fragrance free)
  • Flashlight or lantern
  • Shoes/sandals for outdoor shower

How to Prepare


Preparing for Retreat:

Retreatants are asked to come to the retreat prepared to be fully present, with loose ends tied up at work and at home, completing all business before retreat and making arrangements with loved ones to help maintain the intention.

Special note for Silent Retreats:

Although there will be some speaking during group gatherings, most of the retreat will be held in silence. Silence on retreat means, in part, no cell phone use at any time, and to refrain from unnecessary gesturing, whispering, or writing notes. This depth of intention allows an undistracted experience and deep awareness that is not often possible in daily life.

Schedule & Meals

Please see the schedule listed on the event page for your information. The combination of silence, teaching and opportunities to ask questions offers an ideal container for deepening.

  • Please make sure that you arrive on time and stay through to the end of the retreat.
  • Please stay on the property for the duration of the retreat.
  • Meals will be served at 9 am, 12.30 pm and 5.30 pm and are plant-based (no eggs, dairy or meat), gluten, soy and corn free. Please let us know if you have any other food intolerances.

Cellphones

You will be asked to turn off your phone for the duration of the retreat. If you need to use it as an alarm clock and/or flashlight, we suggest that you leave it on airplane mode.

Meditation set-up

If your retreat includes meditation sittings, it’s important to be as comfortable as possible. You may sit on the floor with cushions or on a chair. We have meditation props and chairs here, but feel free to bring your own.

What to leave at home

  • Personal products with any kind of scent, including natural fragrances
  • Drugs or Alcohol
  • Books (for Silent Retreats)