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Full Day Mindfulness Retreats

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M.H.A.S.O.

200-1489 Merivale

Nepean, ON K2E 5P3

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Embrace the changing seasons with a day of guided mindfulness practice on the grounds of Davalon Healing Centre.

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Join Nicole LeBlanc (MA, MSW RSW) for a day of guided mindfulness practice on the beautiful grounds of Davalon Healing Center.

Eligibility Requirements:

-18 years old and up

-not for those currently struggling with active addiction, in crisis, experiencing psychosis, and/or recent trauma

See below for more information on what to expect:

The retreat group will be set up in a heated cabin at Davalon Healing Center where Nicole will guide a variety of mindfulness practices structured throughout the day. While Nicole will be leading the day through guided practices, others will be asked to take a vow of silence for the duration of the retreat to allow themselves to deepen their own experience as they embark on the practices (of course I will discuss exceptions at the beginning of the retreat. There will be a mental health assistant on site that can be pulled aside if anyone needs anything or has questions/concerns). Silence will be slowly lifted at the end of the retreat where we will come together and reflect on our experience of the day.

A rough break down of the day would include a beginning introductory talk at 9:30am to discuss how the day will unfold, establishing safeness in the group, introductory tips on mindfulness and how we are practicing it throughout the day, as well as a discussion on the value of taking a vow of silence as we embark on this journey together. Time for questions during this period will be invited.

Following the introductory period, everyone will be invited into silence as we begin our day of mindfulness practice. This will include a rotation between 30-45 minutes of stillness practice (i.e. guided sitting or lying down meditation) and movement practice (i.e. guided mindful movement or mindful walking practices out on the land). There is free time (still in silence) from 12:30-2pm which will include time to eat lunch, roam the 7 miles of trails on the property, take in the sites of the animals frolicking in the pasture, or warm up at the fire pit. Snacks, tea and fruit infused water will be available mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

What will be offered: Snacks and tea, yoga mats, cushion supports, back jacks (chairs without legs for back support), meditation cushions, blankets and kleenex.

What should I bring?: We ask that you bring a bagged lunch. Feel free to also bring any item of clothing or blanket that will support your comfort and practice. Wear comfortable clothing, and prepare for a range of weather outcomes for that day.

Bringing your own water bottle to have with you is also advised.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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M.H.A.S.O.

200-1489 Merivale

Nepean, ON K2E 5P3

Canada

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Refund Policy

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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