Treat yourself to a mini “stay-cation” with this 1-Day Yoga & Meditation retreat and give yourself the opportunity to destress, relax, deepen your sense of self-awareness and practice the art of mindfulness.
Buddhist Meditation teacher, Evan Zaleschuk, and Yoga Therapist, Chelsea Lee, will be guided through the 4 stages of mindfulness meditation: mindfulness of body, emotions, mind and object of mind. Each meditation will follow a complementary gentle Hatha yoga practice designed to prepare your physical body for seated or laying meditation. The 4 meditation/yoga sessions will be 60 minutes in length with a break in between. No previous meditation or yoga experience is necessary – all levels welcome!
A vegetarian lunch will be offered, catered by Jo Ann Noonan. There is also a fridge and microwave available if you choose to bring your own lunch. Coffee and tea will be provided during breaks.
Please note that this 1-day retreat will be silent (aside from the instructions of the teachers). The silence will allow you to remain focused on your internal process with the intention of deepening the experience.
Date: Saturday April 23, 2016
Location: Akasha Studio for Creative Learning: #101 – 15303 31st Ave., South Surrey
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Investment: $175 + GST
Instructors: Chelsea Lee & Evan Zaleschuk
Caterer: Jo Ann Noonan
To register, message Chelsea.
*Pre-registration is required; space is limited*
Evan has been studying meditation and mysticism since the early ’80s. Having spent time in a Christian seminary and in both Christian and Buddhist monasteries he’s come to develop a deeper sense personal awareness. Evan has been on many personal and group retreats ranging anywhere from a day to 2 weeks consequently has developed a good understanding of retreat dynamics.
With extensive studies in Yoga & Yoga Therapy, Chelsea believes in the practice’s capacity to empower, nurture and transform. She strives to empower her students with the education and skills necessary for creating a change in their own experience, so that they feel centred, confident and clear in both body and mind.
Jo Ann Noonan
Jo Ann has found her path after doing many years of personal study and reflection. Starting off as a flight attendant then going onto interior design, studied in New York, then adding an energetic element through studying Feng Shui. Jo Ann has intuitively put together a set of empowerment cards and has studied meditation and yoga for 30 years.