About Holness Yoga  b&b

We’re Mike and Gail, the Holness`.  Back when the laws of attraction were hard at work when we were still dating, Mike and I would discuss our dream and its path to fruition.  I owned a restaurant and Mike was teaching in Mississauga.  We would hop in the car and drive to Haliburton for a day of canoeing or biking or simply relaxing by our favorite lake.  We talked constantly about escaping the tension of the city and moving to Haliburton where happiness would surely be found.  Opening a place where we could share our enthusiasm for yoga and active, outdoor experiences with intimate groups of like-minded people was our aspiration.   Well, we cut the chains made the move and started building our dream.  Like most, it was filled with challenges, roadblocks, and lots of letting-go.  Sometimes it felt unattainable and on occasion, we thought about throwing in the towel.

This is what we started with.

Thank you for visiting Holness Yoga


Nestled in the natural beauty of the Haliburton Highlands, Holness Yoga b&b offers year-round yoga and Pilate’s classes and workshops. In the summertime, we invite people to stay with us to enjoy the ideal fusion of outdoor fun, education, and yoga. Our goal is to create retreats that are rich in inspiration, energizing and gratifying for individuals, couples, and friends. Our retreats are limited to a maximum of 4 people so that we can ensure that everyone has a wonderful time. We cater to people who want to escape from the stress of the city or their everyday life and immerse themselves in the yoga lifestyle.

I  am a passionate and intuitive certified yoga teacher (RYT500) with the Canadian Yoga Alliance, who has been teaching yoga in the Haliburton Highlands since 2003. I am also certified in Thai Yoga Massage or as some refer to it, Dream Yoga. In my daily classes, I share my understanding of the power of mindfulness and give you the tools you need to release the stress and anxiety you hold in your mind and body. I’ll empower you by unlocking the secrets of relaxation and healing that will allow your body to feel strong and healthy again.  Holness Yoga and Guests Suites is the perfect place to rejuvenate your spirit.

Mike, a teacher, works with teenagers with diagnosed mental health disorders. He has an extensive background in outdoor education and is an ORKA certified canoe instructor. He thrives in the outdoors and loves to share his enthusiasm with our guests. You can be sure that you will enjoy your time with Mike on the water (the Burnt River is our backyard) and on the trails; through the woods or along the Rail Trail. Holness Yoga and Guests Suites is the perfect place to immerse yourself in nature.

Connecting with nature and each other is vital to our health and happiness, learning new and fun things keeps us engaged and vibrant and yoga brings it all together, keeping us present in mind, flexible in body and peaceful in spirit. This is where we thrive. Come stay with us.

Mike and Gail Holness

Yes, we do private classes for individuals and groups.







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