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

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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. 

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

DAILY FLOW  Our typical retreat flow::

9:30-10:00
Registration

10:00-10:30
Introductions & optional sharing

10:30-12:00
Breathwork + Movement + Meditation
Explore the mind-body-heart connection

12:00-12:15 Break

12:15-1:00
Spiritual Learning ~ Cultivating Compassion

1:00-2:00
Lunch | Mindful Eating

2:00-2:45
Spiritual Learning ~ Daily Mindfulness

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-3:45
Breathwork + Movement + Meditation

3:45-4:00
Q&A with optional sharing

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Time:  9:30am-4:00pm

Dates & Location:  Update re COVID-19  Potential reschedule date from Fri April 24th –> to Sat May 9th.

Fri July 24th  |  Fri Oct 23rd
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada.  Details provided upon registration.

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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 Inspired.Melissa@outlook.com outlining your interest in meditation, and how you believe this program will benefit you.

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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