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New Massage Chair Experience

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Welcome to the Dr. William W. Priddle Room. Dr. Priddle practiced family medicine in Toronto and became a pioneer in geriatric medicine. He was also one of the earliest advocates of a low sodium diet to reduce hypertension, at a time when this procedure was considered radical by many. He is the father of Ste. Anne’s founder, Nancy Corcoran and grandfather of current owner, Jim Corcoran. The Corcoran family has evolved to become committed to healthy lifestyle choices and dedicate this room to the memory of a significant influencer in their lives. Read more

Improve Your Wellbeing with Guided Meditation

Thursday, September 14, 2017

If you're new to meditation, the idea may conjure up images of Buddhist monks or new age hippies, but meditating doesn't have to be a religious experience, it takes various forms. For instance, a guided meditation is simple to follow and effective at easing many of our internal conflicts. Meditation can help to build patience, diffuse anger, build emotional intelligence, improve focus, boost creativity and induce a sense of calm.  Read more

Which Style of Yoga is for You?

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Perhaps you haven't tried taking a yoga class, or you've mustered up the courage but found that it wasn't for you. There is a common misconception that yoga is not for everyone. The truth is that there isn't a particular body type or range of ability required to practice yoga. In fact, since there are such a wide variety of yoga styles available, the practice really is for every body. You can choose a class based on your own needs and desires. In addition, private and customized classes are available which are excellent for addressing specific concerns. Read more

What is Yoga Nidra?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep), or Psychic Sleep, may be loosely described as a form of guided meditation that relaxes and renews, although a brief description does not suffice to explain this profound, yet simple practice. Read more

The Healing Power of Human Touch

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Here at Ste. Anne's Spa, we always want to create the best experience for our guests and are always thinking of ways to enhance your wellness retreat, which is why we think there is nothing better than a massage to ease your daily tensions.  Read more

The Many Benefits of Yoga

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Worldwide, an estimated three hundred million people practice yoga and the numbers continue to grow. What is it exactly that draws us to this modern spin on an ancient art? There are countless esoteric reasons to practice yoga, but what is the appeal for a left-brained person? Yoga practitioners have known for years what modern science is beginning to prove. We now have concrete evidence that yoga is advantageous for the proper functioning of our minds and bodies. Read more

Mindfulness for Health

Monday, May 15, 2017

Life is so busy that many of us feel like we’re on a never-ending treadmill rushing from one must-do to another. Digital distractions add to the commotion, and there never really seems to be any quiet time in our day. Read more

Why is spending time in nature so good for you?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The idea that spending time in nature is good for your health is not as far fetched as it sounds. Originating in the 1980s in Japan, the idea is known as "shinrin-yoku" (森林浴), which translates into english as "forest bathing". Here, we might just call it going for a walk, a hike or just spending time outdoors. The general philosophy can be broken down into simple terms: if a person spends time in a natural area; walking, meditating, or thinking, there are many restoring benefits that can be reaped. Read more

Learn More About our Wellness Classes

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Here at Ste. Anne’s Spa we are well known for many things: our breathtaking gardens, our delectable cuisine, our luxurious accommodations and our incredible spa treatments, to name a few. But did you know that we also offer a full schedule of wellness classes that run 7 days a week? Our staff of well-trained yoga and meditation teachers are here to ensure that every guest has a positive and fulfilling experience when they join in on one of our many class offerings. Read more

Becoming Your Best Self

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Written by Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

A word that we hear quite often these days is wellness. This idea of being your best self and not just free from disease involves a conscious effort to make choices that support a healthy and fulfilling life. Read more