Grief & Mindfulness Meditation Program: Softening My Heart (8-weeks)

Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves, ebbing and flowing.
Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming.
All we can do is learn to swim.
Vicki Harrison


I carry your heart in mine, softly held, fiercely loved, infinitely together. ♡
Melissa King

In our Grief & Mindfulness Meditation Program: Softening My Heart, Melissa shares her 3 personal experiences of loss, as she connects the dots to find a lesson, a meaning, and a legacy in each beautiful life.  This program is limited to 10-12 spaces to allow for a sacred circle of sharing, deep inner listening, and release with healing.  You will be gently guided through the stages of grief – practicing breathwork techniques, gentle movements, and guided meditations.  Melissa will share with you how to connect the dots in your own beautiful life, and how to honour your loved ones – using journaling exercises, healing meditations, and creative art.

NEW – We are offering a 1-day Grief & Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: Softening My Heart. Registration and details can be found on our Retreats page.

Mindfulness and Grief - 8 week program

CLASS FLOW  Our typical class flow for a 2-hour session::
•  breathwork (pranayama) 10~15mins
•  learning & optional sharing 20mins
•  movement (light stretching & gentle yoga) 15~20mins
•  meditation (seated or lying down savasana) 20mins
•  journaling or creative art exercise 15~20mins
•  Q&A with optional sharing

Week 1 ~ Breathing Mindfulness

Week 2 ~ Body Mindfulness

Week 3 ~ Cultivating Compassion

Week 4 ~ Emotional Mindfulness

Week 5 ~ Courage & {Healing Heart}

Week 6 ~ Silent Retreat (1-day)

Week 7 ~ A Beautiful Life

Week 8 ~ Deepening Your Practice


This 8-week program is offered once a year in October-November.  It is held in the Barrie area, weekly on Thursday evenings.

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Dates & Location:

BARRIE  | Oct -Nov 2022 TBA.
Location will be in the south-end of Barrie, and announced closer to the start date.

Please note: There will be no class on Thurs Nov __.  The Week 6 session will be a 1-day Silent Retreat on Sat Nov __ (10:30am – 4:00pm).


Included with your enrollment:
•  Program workbook.
•  Inspired Digital Downloads: 6 guided meditations from this program, for easy download to your phone (iPhone, Android), computer, or tablet.
Guided meditations: breathing practice, Sitting, Body Scan, Mindful Movements, Heartfulness or Loving-Kindness, {Healing Heart}.
•  Weekly 2-hour sessions with discussion, meditation, and gentle mindful movements.
•  1-day Silent Retreat.
•  Continuing education and support through our website and social media.

Program fee:  $260 (includes cost of 1-day Silent Retreat).  Pre-registration is required.
1) Register online @ Eventbrite or 2) Send us an email

Bring:  Yoga mat, meditation cushion (optional), comfy snuggly clothing, blanket or shawl for your comfort, journal & pen, water.

To our core belief of being in service and in giving back, we are happy to offer 2 scholarships to this course if you are in financial need.  Alternate payment options may also be considered.  Simply send us an email outlining your interest in meditation, and how you believe this program will benefit you.


The miracle is not to walk on water, but to walk on earth.
Thich Nhat Hanh