“What I like best about the retreat is the depth of knowledge of the teachers”

“The retreat reminded me of the stillness inside, of what’s important in my work life and personal life”

“The retreat benefited my ability to recognize when I am overwhelmed by lack of control and providing energy to those in my life”

“The retreat brought a sense of calm to my day and helped me recharge to be able to continue providing compassion to others”

“The retreat benefited me by cultivating self-compassion, to be more compassionate, more present for colleagues and patients at work and friends and family at home”



– Retreat Testimonials



URBAN RETREAT: Nourishing Ourselves



“Sitting in mediation is nourishment for your spirit and nourishment for your body, as well”    – THICH NHAT HANH




Are you looking to focus on nourishing your well-being, resilience and reconnecting with yourself, those around you and nature? If you are, then this is the event for you!

We will spend a day together in High Park engaging in a variety of Mindfulness and Compassion based practices focused on promoting our well-being in a natural setting. Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to what is going on inside of us and around us in the here and now. Nature provides a wonderful opportunity to be fully present, to slow down, to pay attention and to connect. Participants will learn ways of attending to their own needs in a kind and caring way within a supportive and nurturing environment.

This one day urban retreat will be an interactive and experiential event to engage your senses. Everyone is welcome, whether you have been practicing for years or are just beginning your journey with Mindfulness and Compassion.



June 8, 2019 | 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

High Park – The Grenadier Cafe

200 Parkside Drive, Toronto



We will be meeting at The Grenadier Café parking lot and walking together to our designated location. Please arrive 15 minutes early so that we can begin promptly at 9:00 am.

  • Parking is available in and around the café. The park is also easily accessible via TTC.



  • A cushion or something comfortable to sit on, including a yoga mat if you have one
  • A light blanket or something to cover yourself with for deep relaxation practice and for your comfort throughout the day
  • Comfortable clothing that you can sit and move around in, layers are typically preferable to accommodate for the temperature
  • Comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather as we will be practicing outside
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Please bring a lunch.We will provide a light snack
  • We would recommend that everyone bring a bottle of water with them to support their hydration and well-being throughout the day



  • This event is weather dependent. In the event of rain we will make a decision by noon on June 7 about moving forward with this event. We will notify all registered participants of a cancelation and a full refund will be provided.
  • We will maintain silence throughout our time together
  • Pictures will be taken at the event for promotional purposes. If you have any concerns about this please speak with the facilitators



To register please follow this EVENTBRITE link. The registration deadline is June 7, 2019.




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