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*NEW* 1/2 DAY RETREAT: Meditating Mamas: Mindfulness...and winefulness!

  • Metta Movement and Meditation Studio 5, Hamilton Avenue North Ottawa, ON, K1Y 1B4 Canada (map)

This half/day workshop/retreat will introduce you to mindfulness and mindful self-compassion practices designed specifically for busy mamas of kids of all ages! We all know how joyful, busy and stressful the life of a mom can be. In our first 3 hours, we’ll explore how mindfulness and self-compassion can help us move through the challenging times with more ease, and how to be more present for the joyful times, so that we can be less stressed, and more loving so that we can help both ourselves and our children to blossom and flourish. You’ll leave refreshed, restored, and supported in this wild ride of parenthood!

And that’s not all...the final hour is a happy hour and social hour …a free glass of wine (or other beverage of your choice) is included in registration (appetizers available for purchase). So grab your besties and come for some mindful self care!

(This event is appropriate for everyone — if you’re a beginner you’ll get introduced to some great techniques and if you’re an experienced practitioner you’ll be able to deepen your practice and learn how to apply it to parenting).

Date: Saturday, Sept. 28

Time: 1:30-5:30

Cost: $70.00

*pre-registration required

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About the instructor:

Dr. Erin McCarthy is a compassionate, experienced mindfulness and meditation coach and practitioner with over 20 years experience as an educator. She’s also a mother of twins!

Trained in several different mindfulness modalities, Erin has helped adults, youth and children use mindfulness tools to deal with stress, anxiety, and chronic pain and find more joy, ease and balance in their lives. 

Erin holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Ottawa. She is a certified Unified Mindfulness L2 Coach, and has completed teacher trainings and certifications in Mindful Self-Compassion; Mindful Motherhood; Mindfulness Based Symptom Management; Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T); Mindful Kids; and Mindful Schools Educator Essentials.

Using an evidence-based approach that integrates mindfulness and  self-compassion, Erin will guide and support you not only as you develop or deepen your practice, but also as you learn to integrate mindfulness into your daily life, increasing your basic level of mindfulness and your overall well-being.  She’s there to celebrate the wins with you, and support you through the challenging times as you develop your mindfulness practice.