How Does a Retreat Work?

A retreat provides an opportunity and a caring space for undertaking guided meditation, like an immersion course in a language. Meditation retreats offer practical instruction for the various mindfulness meditations introduced during the 8 week MBSR Workshop: sitting, walking, body scan, mindful yoga and loving kindness. It is usually offered after the 6th week of the course, and is an integral part of the workshop.

Since ancient times all wise cultures have known the value of retreat. Time in retreat allows us to step out of the complexity of life, to listen deeply to our bodies, heart and mind. It is an opportunity to be with yourself, within a group setting, allowing awareness to expand, the body to quiet, the mind to clear, and an opening for insight to develop. Self-knowledge and understanding can grow as we see that we can live each moment with attention, clarity, and kindness.

ALL-DAY RETREATS

MBSR Silent Retreats

Mindfulness Everyday offers all-day retreats for anyone who is taking or has taken the MBSR or SMART Workshop. This is an opportunity to reconnect with or deepen your practice with a day of silence.
Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a sweater, perhaps a blanket or shawl, your yoga mat, water, mindful lunch, and anything else you might need to take care of yourself.
The day is 6 hours.
Cost for the full day is $25.00 — free for those in a current workshop. Parking is FREE.

All-Day Silent Retreat Schedule

Date


Location


TBD

TBD

 

The Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave, East York, ON
M4K 2R6

Canadian Academy of Therapeutic Arts
120 Newkirk Road Unit 12, Richmond Hill, ON

Please register HERE


Days of Mindfulness for Educators

Mindfulness Everyday in partnership with Discover Mindfulness offers day long retreats for anyone who is taking or has taken SMART Workshop.

The event is open to everyone interested in bringing mindfulness to education – educators, parents, professionals, students and others. Come experience the power of community while practicing mindfulness together. Spending a day in mindfulness is a great way to deepen your practice and show yourself kindness and compassion. The day will move through various mindful activities, allowing you to see how you can integrate mindfulness into your life, and to enjoy the calm, joy, and connection of a longer period of practice.

We’ll have: Guided sitting meditation / Body scan / Mindful movement / Mindful listening / Mindful eating. An opportunity to share your practice and ask questions.

Please wear comfortable clothes, bring a sweater, perhaps a blanket or shawl, yoga mat, water, mindful lunch, and anything else you might need to take care of yourself.

The day is from 10 am until 3 pm. Cost for the full day is $25.00. Parking is FREE.

Special Day of Mindfulness for Educators and Helping Professionals

The day is from 10 am until 3 pm. Parking is FREE.

Cost for the full day on a sliding scale:  $30 / $40 / $50. 
This allows participants to pay according to individual means.

This "special day of mindfulness for educators and helping professionals" will involve a morning of mindfulness practice followed by an introductory unworkshop/exploration of the important topic of trauma-informed mindfulness in education and the helping professions. Rena and Ameeta believe that all professionals teaching mindfulness to others need to deliver mindfulness with a trauma-informed/trauma-sensitive lens. The day will begin with a half day silent retreat guided within a trauma informed framework and explore this topic in the afternoon, concluding with a closing practice.

Day of Mindfulness for Educators Schedule

Date


Location


Day of Mindfulness
With Shawna Watson & Triti Namiranian:
March 3, 2019
May 5, 2019

Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave, East York, ON M4K 2R6

Register HERE

Special Day of Mindfulness
With Dr. Ameeta Dudan & Rena Chadwick:
February 3, 2019

Estonian House, 958 Broadview Ave, East York, ON M4K 2R6

Register HERE



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