Mindfulness Workshop

The 2019 dates for my Mindfulness Workshops at the Digby Pines are June 23rd and September 15th. Read below for more information about the workshop.

Click here to check out the Digby Pines Hotel and Resort.

You can download the registration form:  Registration Mindfulness Pines 2019 js fv

It must be filled out by hand and faxed, scanned or emailed back. Please return one week before the date of the workshop.

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Overnight stay:

  • One night accommodation
  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Mindfulness Workshop
  • Workshop includes nutrition break and lunch

Single occupancy rate:
$233 per person

or

Double occupancy rates:
$331 or $166 per person

Dates are June 15th/16th – overnight on the 15th and workshop on the 16th.

or

September 14th/15th – overnight on the 14th and workshop on the 15th.

Just the day:

  • Mindfulness Workshop
  • Workshop includes nutrition break and lunch

Mindfulness Workshop is $80 per person if not staying overnight.  The date is June 16th from 9 am – 2 pm or September 15th from 9 am – 2 pm.

 

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Yoga with Nicole

Mindfulness Workshops

nicole.a.oliver@gmail.com
902-308-6000

Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor

Workshop activities:
-Yoga practice
-Meditation
-Body scan
-Group discussions
-Mindful eating (snack & lunch included)
-Strolling the grounds (~1km)

Please bring:
– Yoga mat
– Small pillow (throw pillow)
– Any other yoga props you like to use
– Suitable foot wear and clothing for walking outside
– Sunscreen, bug spray, etc. for being outside
– Umbrella or rain gear (we go outside rain or shine)
Optional:
– Notebook and pen
– Camera

Guidelines:
– Please arrive a 10-15 minutes early. We start at 9.00am sharp.
– If you bring a phone, please shut it off or put it in airplane or do not disturb mode.
– Please be kind and respectful of everyone we encounter.
– Please be open minded and willing to participate.
– For overnight guests, please check out before the beginning of the workshop. The hotel will hold any luggage or belongings you may have while you are in the workshop.

Workshop details:

Optional mixer:
June 22, 2019 – 6.30-8.30pm Churchill’s Restaurant (any purchases made during the mixer will be the responsibility of the attendee)
June 23, 2019 at the Digby Pines Hotel (103 Shore Road, Digby NS)
Digby Hall, Salon A
9.00am-2.00pm
Optional mixer:
September 14 , 2019 – 6.30-8.30pm Churchill’s Restaurant (any purchases made during the mixer will be the responsibility of the attendee)
September 15, 2019 at the Digby Pines Hotel (103 Shore Road, Digby NS)
Digby Hall, Salon A
9.00am-2.00pm

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Detail from the 2018 workshops

Nothing outside of us can permanently give us fulfillment. I will say that again, NOTHING outside of is can permanently give us fulfillment. Cultivating fulfillment is an inside job. It is something that you learn how to do and it becomes a way of life.

If you spend your days ruminating over the past or longing for a future reality, you are wasting your life. It is important to reflect on what has happened in your life and to dream about your future, but to live in a place where you always want to be somewhere you aren’t is the surest way to be unhappy.

The truth is that our lives are made up of millions of billions of mundane, ordinary moments and lesser spectacular, exciting, engaging ones. The spectacular ones are major memories or accomplishments or milestones. They are truly important and should be celebrated. What do you do with the time and the life that happens in between those special moments. For example, what do you do with your Monday to Friday while waiting for the weekend to roll around again? Do you loathe it? Do you resist it? Do you count down the days until it is the weekend again?

What if you could learn to love the Monday to Friday as much as you love your weekend? What if you could make peace with the parts of your life that give you grief? Your eating habits? Obsessively checking your cell phone? Dealing with clients?

Mindfulness is a judgement free means of observing yourself. This includes your thoughts, feelings, emotions and physical body. Mindfulness teaches you how to detach from the constant chatter of your mind. It helps you to observe and assess the thoughts that you think and brings you to a place where you can evaluate the truthfulness and validity of your thoughts.

It is really what we think about the events and circumstances of our lives that shapes our experience. It is the value judgement we assign of either ‘good’ or ‘bad’, ‘positive’ or ‘negative’ that determines how we feel about our lives. The fastest way to lasting contentment and fulfillment is to make peace with your life as it is right now. Resisting and rejecting the reality of your life is a sure way to perpetuate discontentment and to keep you stuck.

This workshop is designed to give you the tools you need to add mindfulness to your life. It includes a meal and a snack.
We will focus on learning:

-To become comfortable with stillness and silence – avoiding the tendency to turn to your phone every chance you get
-How to do a body scan – grounding yourself in your body and learning to listen to the subtler cues and messages your body gives to you
-To use your breath to access a calm, peaceful state of mind – helping you to speak, act and live from a more peaceful and centered in anxious moments
-To slow down and enjoy the food and beverages you are consuming – helping you to savour the food you are eating and gauge hunger and fullness more easily.

The day will include:
A gentle yoga practice
Meditation
Mindfulness exercises
Mindful eating exercises
A mindful walk
Outdoor group meditation

Contact me with any questions through this website or my facebook page: www.facebook.com/yogawithnicole.o