One-of-a-kind 1-day mindfulness retreat Nov 17, 2018
One-of-a-kind 1-day mindfulness retreat Nov 17, 2018
WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?
We call this a one-of-a-kind mindfulness experience because we combine the power of an inspirational keynote and story with a semi-silent retreat experience and give you our very best guides and tools to support you after the retreat ends.
"We help you find deep calm as well as awakening potential, so you can be more authentically you."
One of the most powerful ways to grow or deepen your practice is by attending a few retreats every year. Join Qualified MBSR Teacher and Mindfulness Instructor, Kate Kerr for this semi-silent 1-day retreat and learn how to practice mindfulness & discover powerful strategies to live a more conscious and successful life. The benefits you'll walk away with include understanding and managing your mind better, reducing stress, responding more skillfully in challenging situations, increasing focus, having stronger mental resilience and learning all the tools you need to practice mindfulness anytime, anywhere.
WHO THIS RETREAT IS FOR
"For anyone who loves a challenge and recognizes it's becoming harder to bounce back from modern day stress."
The intensive and semi-silent nature of this one day retreat is intended to help you more deeply cultivate a sense of presence from moment to moment. We'll give you the tools to elevate your base level of concentration power, focus and clarity and help you develop your resilience, self awareness and emotional intelligence (today's must have skills for any type of leader). If you're an executive, professional or entrepreneur who loves adventure and stretching out of your comfort zone and is aware of and challenged by the reality of work-life stress, this retreat is for you. If you're looking for science proven ways to create resilience, purpose and direction in your work and life, you've come to the right place.
THE WAKEFUL RETREAT PACKAGE INCLUDES:
A Qualified, Experienced Senior Mindfulness Facilitator.
A welcome package with our top 5 tips & strategies on how to prepare for the retreat and get the most out of the day.
An inspirational talk on what mindfulness really is, the neuroscience behind it, the physiology of stress.
Training in ALL Five MBSR foundational mindfulness practices, including the body scan, mindful movement, sitting with awareness of breath, mountain meditation, walking meditation, sound meditation, thoughts are not facts meditation, loving kindness meditation.
A transformational eating meditation to help transform your health and cultivate greater breakthrough thinking in your life and work.
The EXACT tools you need to implement mindfulness at work and at home.
Exclusive bonus material [only available in this retreat].
"10 Steps To Mindfulness Cheat Sheet".
An illustrated training guide: "The 5 Most Important Things To Know About Practicing Mindfulness"..
Powerful resources and digital handouts.
FREE Membership in Wake Up Kate's Closed Facebook Group.
Q&A and closing discussion on MUST KNOW STRATEGIES to transition to informal life, on going support and resources.
Tickets to Wake Up Kate programs are fully transferable. In other words, you’re welcome to transfer your ticket and apply it against any of our other programs, such as our Wakeful Workshops or 8-week MBSR course. You'll need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (within 48 hours of the EVENT) to confirm you're unable to make it. In the unlikely event that the program is cancelled, you will be given a number of options, including a full refund.
Choose VIP and get a 45 minute one-on-one mentoring call with Kate (valued at $250). Here's how it works! When you sign up, we get in touch to schedule your call with Kate. You’re invited to complete a simple questionnaire so you get maximum benefit from your call and we do it a week after the retreat. You'll leave with a clear personal or professional plan on how to integrate mindfulness in your day.
We encourage you to register early. We open the doors to the public for our WAKEFUL RETREAT twice a year and have limited space which means there's room for approximately 20 people.
Grab a special EARLY REGISTRATION spot and get $75 off now.
Saturday Nov 17th, 2018 | 9am-4pm
MacLachlan College | 337 Trafalgar Road | Oakville
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THIS RETREAT IS PERFECT FOR
- Anyone who wishes to quiet the negative inner voice that inhibits peace and happiness
- Anyone who is interested in establishing a healing meditation practice for the mind and emotions
- Anyone who seeks a means to be more compassionate and forgiving towards themselves.
- Suitable for business leaders, employees, teachers, healthcare professionals, entrepreneurs and parents
- Suitable for beginners, as well as those looking to refresh or deepen their mindfulness practice
THE BENEFITS YOU WILL WALK AWAY WITH
You will understand and manage your mind better
You'll gain a new sense of inner freedom and wisdom
You'll feel more confident and have stronger mental resilience
You'll reduce stress and respond more skillfully
You'll know how to practice mindfulness anytime and anywhere
You'll increase focus and be less distracted
You'll have all the tools and support you need to establish a daily mindfulness practice
HOW TO PREPARE
- Come in comfortable clothing that works for both meditation and mindful yoga.
- Bring a yoga mat for some gentle stretching.
- We provide great handouts and resources, but feel free to bring a journal and pen, in case you want to take a few notes.
- A packed lunch and water bottle, we do a guided eating meditation together.
- We like to keep our retreats scent free & kindly ask participants to shut off their cell phones for the duration of the retreat.
- We encourage you to come with an open and skeptical mind!
ABOUT THE RETREAT INSTRUCTOR: KATE KERR, BA (HONS) PSYCHOLOGY
Kate is a Qualified MBSR Instructor (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) with UMASS Medical School, a motivational speaker, a change-maker and facilitator. She is a sought-after and highly regarded speaker who creates powerful workshops, talks and emotional connections with her audiences. She has studied mindfulness meditation and interpersonal neurobiology with Dr. Stéphane Treyvaud since 2011. She has deepened her practice at multiple 9 day silent retreats with Shinzen Young in Vipassana insight meditation. Kate is a professionally trained instructor in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with the highly regarded international MBSR Professional Education and Training at University of Massachusetts Medical School. Most recently Kate completed the intensive Mind Body Medicine Training with Saki Santoreli, Florence Meleo-Meyer and Judson Brewer. Kate thrives on an active daily meditation practice of her own embodying mindfulness as a way of life.
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT OUR COURSES & RETREATS
"Kate you are truly a gifted facilitator. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with such empathy and compassion. You are inspirational. So much of what you shared has resonated deeply with me. I’ve experienced adversity many times in my life but in the last few years it has affected my health and happiness and I’ve been searching for how to regain my balance. Your retreat was just what I needed. Thank you for 'waking’ me up and helping me find my way back to me." — Carolyn Simpson, President, Money Moods Incorporated
"When I attended Kate's workshop training I learned about how being mindful might help me through life’s difficulties. Kate’s comprehensive understanding of the science and physiology behind meditation and of the various techniques and methods towards enlightenment helps you to build a foundation, but she knows enough to let you get there yourself." — William Harper, MD, FRCPC, Associate Professor of Medicine, Divisions of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, McMaster University. Chief of Medicine, Hamilton General Site of Hamilton Health Sciences.
"Kate Kerr of Wake Up Kate is not only a captivating storyteller, she is an inspirational teacher. We were very lucky to have Kate deliver her mindfulness and stress reduction session last month for our staff at the Canadian Cancer Society." — Deirdre Brough, Associate Director, Corporate Engagement, Canadian Cancer Society, National Office.
"Kate will 'WakeUp' your interest in mindfulness and motivate you to create healthy change in your life. It is clear from Kate's engaging presentation that she is passionate about this topic-she clearly walks the talk. A quarter of our staff have signed up for her 4 week course to further their learning on mindfulness." — Lisa M. Duranleau, Executive Director, MacLachlan College
"Since learning how to listen carefully, mindfully, without thinking about what I’m going to say next, I have become more authentically me. Letting go of thinking ahead, and embracing trust in my moment to moment thought process, I have been able to be more present with my experiences and the people in my life." — Laura Murphy, Vice President, VelocityEHS