Enhance your well-being, slow-down and turn inward. To care for others, we need places to care for ourselves. By the Fireside is a daylong retreat for professional or family caregivers.
Become grounded in yourself through self-exploration, body-centred movement and focused dialogue with other caregivers. By working with reflective tools, connect and nurture sources of healing and wisdom within. Clarify what supports and prevents you in integrating self-care into daily life. Designed for renewal and the cultivation of self-compassion.
This retreat includes:
grounding practices to quiet the mind and soothe the nervous system
reflective processes and dialogue to access inner wisdom
body-centred movement for integration
ceremony to mark significant changes in our inner and outer landscapes, and as a vessel for mourning and release
space to connect with and be supported by nature
a nourishing lunch and snacks
social silence (speaking only when necessary) outside of the program sessions
Situated in a magical landscape encompassing 70 acres of new and old growth forests, this calming and environment provides breathtaking silence, Zen inspired gardens, semi-private lake access and private walking trails.
At the end of the day, this retreat includes an opportunity to care for your body and deepen relaxation through an onsite sauna and/or to spend more time being supported by and connected to nature in this stunning environment.
Ceremonies, reflective practices, expressive arts, and movement will vary at each retreat. For a more comprehensive retreat experience, consider registering for more than one retreat.
NOV 24-By the Fireside
Registration fees will be refunded (less a $25 processing fee) if you cancel 14 or more days prior to the retreat date. If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day in advance, a non-refundable credit (less a $25 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue. Alternatively, during this period, your registration may be transferred to another person. No credit is available if you cancel less than 24 hours in advance or on the workshop's arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason.
METHOD OF PAYMENT INFO:
By Internet e-transfer (Heart Land preference):
If you do internet banking, you can send money directly from a bank account to us. All you need is an email address, access to online or mobile banking at a participating financial institution and our email address:
For more information on sending an email money transfer click here.
If you pay by cheque, please make cheques out to Heart Land and mail to: 15 Rue Coallier, Gatineau Quebec, J9A 1E8.
E-transfers and Cheques must be received before we can gaurantee your spot. Once received, confirmation will be emailed to you along with a short questionaire for our retreat setup needs.