Intro to Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: Opening My Heart (1-day)

You cannot breathe deeply and worry at the same time.
Breathe.  Let the worry go.  Breathe.
Allow the love and intuition in.
Sonia Choquette


be present. just breathe.
Be inspired to open your heart and let love flow, let light enter, let your soul speak. ♡
Melissa Bowers

Learn about mindfulness meditation and how to be fully present in each moment. Get to know yourself better and create a daily personal meditation practice. Honour yourself and your spiritual nature.

In our Intro to Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: Opening My Heart, based on our 6-week program, you will learn and practice breathwork, gentle movements, and guided meditations. Our classes are accessible to everyone, and Melissa encourages beginners to start wherever you are ~ just breathe. All you have to do is be here. You will learn variations on how to sit so that you feel comfortable in your practice. And remember, meditation is a practice. Please feel welcome. 


1-day Intro to Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: Opening My Heart

DAILY FLOW  Our typical retreat flow::


Introductions & optional sharing

Breathwork + Movement + Meditation
Explore the mind-body-heart connection

12:00-12:15 Break

Spiritual Learning ~ Cultivating Compassion

Lunch | Mindful Eating

Spiritual Learning ~ Daily Mindfulness

2:45-3:00 Break

Breathwork + Movement + Meditation

Q&A with optional sharing


Time:  9:30am-4:00pm

Dates & Location:  Sat Jan 22nd, 2022.

May __ TBA  |  Sept __ TBA
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada.  Details provided upon registration.


Registration:  $108 for the 1-day program.  Register online @ Eventbrite.

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 retreat 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.


Meditation is not just for relaxation; it’s primary purpose is to develop the capacity to respond skillfully and gracefully to life’s difficulties as well as it’s joys.   
Shyalpa Tenzin Rinpoche