“The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.” — Gary Zukav


For many cultures the Winter Solstice is a sacred time of ritual and celebration. Known as “the longest night of the year,” this is the moment when the North Pole is tilted furthest away from the Earth, creating a symbolic death and rebirth of the sun.

As we slowly approach the dawn of a new decade, we are in the ultimate position to release past versions of ourselves and set powerful intentions to embody our Higher Self.

Join Paul Galloro for Midwinter’s Light, a weekend devoted to rebirth. Through ritual, movement, introspection, and community we will embrace the darkness of the longest night of the year and prepare to welcome in the light.

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”

– Albert Camus


 Here’s what to expect:

  • Morning and evening self-care rituals
  • daily yoga and meditation
  • introspective workshops
  • Winter Solstice ritual (electronic detox)
  • all meals included (light breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

This weekend is for you if:

  • you’re in need of a reflective “pause” before the new year
  • you desire to live life with intention
  • you are willing to release your suffering and welcome joy
  • you’re ready to do the work to make your dreams a reality

This retreat is your opportunity to pause, take an honest look at your life, release what is no longer working, set intentions and create an action plan to live your best life. You will walk away from this weekend feeling grounded, refreshed, focused, and with clear direction for the new year. 

No experience is necessary. All you need is a willingness to show up for yourself, take an honest look at your life, and choose to honour your Higher Self.

Midwinter’s Light
December 20-22, 2019


Located in Innisfil, Ontario (105 km North of Toronto), this beautiful home will be your Heaven by the Lake for the weekend. Home-cooked meals are prepared with love and served family style in our dining room. Group size is limited to five to eight participants. 

Arrival: 5pm Friday, December 20, 2019
Departure: 12pm Sunday, December 22, 2019 

Early bird pricing ends December 1, 2019:


Single room with private bath | $697

Single room with shared bath | $597

Shared bed with private bath | $547
(if available, bring your own roommate!)

Shared bed with shared bath | $497
if available, bring your own roommate!)

Bring Your Own Bed* | $347
(must bring own pillows, sheets, blankets, etc)
*air mattress, sleeping pad, etc

All prices are per person in Canadian Dollars.
To secure your spot, a non-refundable $200 deposit is due upon registration.
Final payment due December 14.