Sleep Retreats

Change your life by turning your stay at Fogo Island Inn into a sleep retreat. Year-round, many guests report drifting off effortlessly during the nights they spend at Fogo Island Inn. It's so soothing to lie beneath a comforting handmade quilt, tuckered out after a day of fresh air and healthy outdoor activities, and lulled into a state of deep relaxation by the steady sounds of the waves outside your bedroom window.

Our relationship with sleep can be complicated at the best of times, and the pandemic years has left many of us tossing and turning, long after we switch off the bedroom light. That's why Fogo Island Inn has partnered with Dr. Colleen Carney, Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at Ryerson University, Toronto, to offer bespoke sleep retreats to small groups.

Quality sleep is vital for the body and mind to reset, and to give our unconscious mind an opportunity to process the day's events. We invite you to bring your focus inward and join us for a three-day, four-night restorative learning retreat at Fogo Island Inn, led by Dr. Carney.

Through daily workshops, you will learn how to heal your relationship with sleep. You can complement these learning sessions with time outside in the fresh air and soothing natural world of Fogo Island. There will also be opportunities for morning yoga or evening meditation, and unscheduled time to relax and use the Inn’s indoor amenities, perhaps by journaling in our library, sipping a warm drink by one of our woodburning stoves, or unwinding in our rooftop hot tubs.

Between the inherently relaxing qualities of a stay at our Inn and the science-based sleep teachings of Dr. Carney, our sleep retreat is sure to help your group get a good night's sleep--and the benefits will endure long after you've left our shores.

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*Subject to Dr. Carney's availability*

About Your Leader

Dr. Colleen Carney is a Professor at Ryerson University and the Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory. She is the President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Behavioral Sleep Medicine Special Interest Group.

A leading expert on the cognitive behavioral insomnia treatment for those with comorbid illness, Dr. Carney has over 20 years of experience in behavioural sleep medicine, with over 100 publications, including 10 books on CBT for insomnia. Her research suggesting that treating insomnia results in better depression outcomes was featured on the cover of the New York Times.

Dr. Carney trains students and professionals in behavioral sleep medicine internationally and is a passionate advocate for improving access to evidence-based treatments for insomnia.

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US & Canada Reservations: +1-855-268-9277 
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