Silent Winter Mindfulness Retreat March 24 – 26, 2017
with Kat Marr & Kimberly Sogge
Meal offerings by Pure Kitchen Ottawa cooks Olivia Cruikshank and Tara Porter
“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer."
- Albert Camus
Take refuge in silent mindfulness practice in the beautiful, natural setting of the Domaine St-Bernard in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.
From Friday evening to Sunday morning (3 days) participants will cultivate mindfulness through skillful means of hatha yoga, yoga nidra (yoga of rest), breath practice (pranayama), mindfulness meditation, mindful eating, guided and solo mindful nature practice, and dharma teaching offerings by experienced practitioners of yoga and mindfulness meditation.
All group practices will be offered with gentle guidance from lead teachers. Space and time will also be offered for participants to
explore independent nature practice in Domaine St-Bernard on their own in silence.
Guiding teachers: Katherine Marr & Kimberly Sogge
The practice of mindfulness extends to connection with our world through the pleasure of food. All meals at this retreat will be offered by the brilliant staff of vegan/vegetarian Ottawa phenomena Pure Kitchen - lead cooks Olivia Crukshank and Tara Porter
Retreat manager: Peter Lloyd, MBA
How Do I Register?
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Registration and retreat questions may be answered either online athttp://drsogge.com/groups/silent-winter-mindfulness-retreat/
Sogge & Associates Practice in Psychology 613-656-3331
Participants cancelling 30 days or more prior to the retreat date will be eligible for a full refund. Cancellations between 14 and 29 days prior to the retreat will be eligible for half refunds. Any cancellations with less than 14 days notice will not be eligible for a refund. If you need to cancel, please notify us at 613 656 3331.
Your Meditation and Yoga teachers for the retreat:
Dr. Kimberly Sogge C.Psych. is a clinical health psychologist in private practice in Ottawa www.drsogge.com specializing in mindfulness and compassion based interventions and evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety and eating disorders. Dr. Sogge is also a trained yoga teacher (RYT200) and mindfulness meditation teacher (registered Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society, Mindful Self Compassion trained teacher with the Center for Mindful Self Compassion founded by Drs Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer) trained in the secular buddhist tradition at Spirit Rock Meditation Center (Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Teacher Program MYMT3) and with meditation teacher Mark Coleman (Spirit Rock founding teacher, founder of Awake in the Wild) a leader in nature-based insight meditation practice and the Thai Forest meditation tradition.
Kat Marr MA, CCC, E-RYT 200 holds a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Vancouver. She is a certified member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and is currently enrolled in an 800 hour yoga therapy certification program with Yoga Therapy Toronto. She has over twelve years experience in social services, youth and family intervention, counselling, group facilitation, program coordination, and teaching. Kat has always been deeply interested in understanding human behaviour, the human mind, and learning ways of reducing symptoms of suffering for healthier relationships with the self and others. She is trained/ certified in the Collaborative Problem Solving model (Tier 2), Restorative Circles, and Response Ability Pathways®through the Circle of Courage® philosophy of positive youth development.
We look forward to some deep and wild yoga and meditation practices with you in the beautiful Domaine Saint Bernard at Mont Tremblant, the winter heart of the Canadian forest .
Be well. Be wild.
Kim and Kat
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This retreat is for participants 18 and over. Younger participants must be accompanied by a parent and have a prior interview with one of the guiding teachers for approval.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Drugs, alcohol, tobacco products, noise-making instruments such as radios, loud alarms. It is recommended that all electronic devices be powered down for the duration of the retreat. On Friday evening for those who are willing we will have a renunciation ritual in which participants temporarily give up their smart phones and electronic devices to the retreat manager for the duration of the retreat.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Some of your questions may be answered on our event page at http://drsogge.com/groups/silent-winter-mindfulness-retreat/.
You may call 613.656.3331 Monday to Thursday prior to the retreat with questions or to register by telephone.
You may email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions not answered here, at http://drsogge.com/groups/silent-winter-mindfulness-retreat/ or by telephone.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
No registrations are non-transferable due to the intimate, personal nature of retreat practice.
Can I update my registration information?
You may not update your retreat information online after you have registered. You may call 613.656.3331 to ask Oana to assist you with updating information if needed.