Thyme Again Garden Retreat

Are you looking to escape the daily stresses of your busy and hectic life and get reconnected with a healthier, more thriving you? Have you begun to feel totally disconnected from your kitchen and the food you eat and are looking to put a little more ‘oomph’ and love into your daily meals?

You will spend the weekend connecting with other like-minded individuals, enjoying food in its most natural form, and nourishing your body, mind and spirit in a tranquil and rejuvenating setting! We aim to leave you feeling nourished, glowing and empowered with new knowledge to give your body the love it needs.



Event Info

Saturday, August 12th @ 8:30 AM to Sunday, August 13th @1:30 PM

Where: Thyme Again Gardens, 403 Smokes Point Road, Carrying Place (Prince Edward County near Kingston, ON)
Who: Lorraine Schmid of Down to Earth Nutrition + Wellness & Lisa Ponizova of Sprouted Joy

Your Weekend Retreat Includes:

  • All healthy, organic, and local meals, snacks and beverages

  • A true farm to table experience, gathering your own food to cook a delicious and wholesome group meal

  • A weekend of connecting with like-minded individuals

  • Guided group meditation and a guided yoga class with a certified yoga expert

  • A herbal walk to learn about the immense healing benefits of common herbs and plants that surround us

  • Private cooking and fermentation demonstrations

  • A gift bag with cooked recipes, ferments and essential oil self-love potion


Retreat Practitioners


Lorraine Schmid

Food is an adventure, not just something to get you through the day. As Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”.

The Thyme Again Gardens Holistic Nutrition programs focus on a natural approach to a healthy diet with your lifestyle in mind. Lorraine Schmid is a Certified Nutrition Practitioner (CNP) who understands food. As a farmer, Lorraine sees firsthand how a healthy lifestyle starts with healthy food choices.




Lisa Ponizova

A foodie by nature, essential oils lover, and a healer on a mission. Lisa’s story of overcoming her own health challenges began by looking deep inside herself to find the relationship between the outside world  (food, stress and environmental factors) and inner health. She now uses her holistic nutrition background to guide her clients to achieve their own level of optimal health. 

Using her BaSc, BEd, and CNP backgrounds, along with her knowledge in digestive and mental health, Lisa is extremely excited to support others on their individual health journeys. Passionate and loving, her friends, family and clients know her as Sprouted Joy.


Weekend Itinerary:


Saturday, August 12th, 2017

8:30 – Arrival and Registration + light refreshments
9:00 – Meditation/Affirmation (Lisa)
10:15 – Garden excursion to gather all foods for our cooking class (Lorraine + Lana)
11:00 – Group cooking session followed by lunch (Lisa + Lorraine)
2:30 – Educational herb and plant walk (With Tamara of Hawthorn Herbals)
4:30 – Wild Edible snack
5:45 – Group dinner
7:00 – Reflection of the Day


Sunday, August 13th, 2017

8:30 – Morning yoga flow session (With Tara from Fat Frog Yoga)
9:45 – Group Breakfast
10:45 – Fermentation class (Lorraine)
12:15 – Group light lunch and final reflections
1:30 – Homeward Bound



Early Bird Admission (Till July 15th, 2017); $50 more after


Reserve My Spot Now


*Only a $250 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required to hold your spot. Payment in full will be required by August 1st and if a cancellation is necessary, the deposit will not be returned. Reserve your spot from June 26th, 2017. Space is limited to 12 participants.
*Lodging and transportation not included. (AirBnB Locations Nearby)