Meditation Retreat

1-Day Immersion Waterloo, On
September TBA
Cost: $125

Join Mandy for a day of self-care and self-inquiry as we dive into a journey for peaceful living, bye, bye stress! This is a wonderful opportunity to experience what a day of mindfulness, yoga, and meditation can do for the balance of mind/body/soul. The retreat is designed to develop an understanding of how the practices of meditation & mindfulness cultivate space in the mind, filter reactivity and initiate freedom from past conditioning. It will consist of a variety of techniques for meditation such as walking & seated, pranayama (breath), mindful eating, and yoga nidra. The day will be complemented with a yoga session and a talk about MINDFULNESS, LOVING KINDNESS and COMPASSION, setting the foundations to take the retreat into your daily life.

The only requirement in joining is a willingness to be present and be with what comes up. There is nothing you need to know ahead of time and no experience needed to participate.


Your Schedule


7:30a-8:30a Intro to Meditation
8:30a-9a Tea & Coffee (Bring Your Own Breaky)
9:00a - 10:30a Meditation vs. Mindfulness:
Tools for Peaceful Living

10:45a-12:00p Yoga Session
12:00p-1:00p Potluck Lunch ~ Mindful Eating
1:00p-2:00p Walking Meditation
2:00p-2:30p Yoga Nidra
2:00p-3:00p Your Daily Meditation
3:00p-3:30p Q & A
(available but not required to stay)

*Please note this schedule may vary slightly

Guidelines for Your Day

Yoga & Meditation

You don't need any experience to participate!

Blocks, straps and meditation cushions will be provided for your classes.

Meals

Breakfast should be eaten either 6-6:30a in your own home or bring your breakfast for our Tea & Coffee break at 8:30a. The reason is to keep a clear digestion for our morning meditation.

Lunch is Potluck style meaning each participant will bring one food item, vegetarian or vegan preferred, to share with the group. We request you let us know ahead of time what you intend to bring so we don't have doubles.

No snacking in between meals (in order to have clear digestion), however, we will have coffee & tea available for you on our breaks.

What to Bring

  • Please bring a mug, fork, spoon and a plate or bowl for our potluck lunch together. No dishes for you as we will have the staff to make sure your dishes are sparkling by the time you head home! ​

  • Please bring your own yoga mat, however, if you don't own one, let Mandy know BEFORE the retreat and one will be brought to you (there are a limited supply).

  • Wear comfy clothing as we will be sitting, practicing and walking throughout the retreat - bring a sweater or small blanket if you get cold in air conditioning.

  • Good shoes for our walking meditation, hat, sunscreen and a water bottle.

  • You may like to bring a journal or notepad and pen for the duration of the retreat.

Your Teacher

Mandy Cochrane

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Location

TBA Waterloo, On