UPCOMING PROGRAMS (Fall 2016 and Winter 2017)
Hot Chocolate for the Heart Retreat: Heart-based practices in mindfulness and movement
Rescheduled to Jan 14 & 15 due to storm conditions
Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and heaviness of the winter season to learn and practice techniques designed to calm the nervous system, stabilize the brain-waves, and cultivate playfulness. Commit to your health and well-being by recharging your batteries with heart-based practices of mindfulness and movement.
This non-residential Retreat that will give you the tools to navigate stress, chaos, and the challenges of everyday life.
Hot Chocolate for the Heart includes mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, laughter yoga, Eastern and Western wisdom teachings, and free hot chocolate!
FREE Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Thursday, December 15th (6:30 PM to 8:00 PM)
January 7th (10:30 AM to noon)
Join us in one of these FREE sessions!
You will get the opportunity to experience mindfulness and be introduced to its use to deal with pain, illness, and the demands of daily life.
You will also be able to ask questions and explore whether the eight-week MBSR program is right for you.
Eight-week Mindfulness Based
Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs
Saturday mornings, Sept. 17 - Nov. 26, 2016 (Registration is now CLOSED)
Tuesday evenings, Oct. 4 to Nov. 22, 2016
(Registration CLOSED with a waiting list)
Tuesday evenings, Jan. 10 to Feb. 28, 2017
(Registration is now OPEN)
The MBSR program was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Since its inception in 1979, MBSR has been well researched, indicating various benefits of training people to more effectively deal with stress, pain, illness and the pressures of everyday life.
Are you interested in experiencing the power of mindfulness meditation? Join us in this experiential and highly respected program in the medical community, an excellent complement to traditional and psychological treatments.
Registration for the January 2017 program is now open. Please note: programs tend to fill up (secure a spot by registering for it).
Laughter Yoga events
Laughter yoga is a global phenomenon that was developed by a Physician in India, Dr. Madan Kataria, and it is practiced in over 100 countries. It is a group exercise where anyone can laugh for no reason, and is done through exercises that stimulate laughter in a group with eye contact and playfulness.
Here are some of the upcoming laughter events:
- Free monthly laughter class in North Vancouver: Next session on Monday, October 24th, (5:30 pm to 6:20 pm) . To register click here.
- Free bi-annual laughter yoga and live music event in Vancouver: Friday, April 28, 2016 (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm). To register click here.
- Become a Laughter Yoga Leader by completed the upcoming Certified Laughter Yoga Leader Training: Saturday November 5th and Sunday November 6th. For info click here.
LOOKING FOR A PUBLIC SPEAKER?
Dr. Kasim Al-Mashat is passionate about public speaking. He has presented seminars, workshops, courses, key notes at various organizations/locations such as TEDx, Fraser Health Women's Health Symposium, Lions Gate Hospital Hope Centre, Family Services of the North Shore, Youth Summit at Rogers Arena, Wanderlust Whistler Festival, and many High Schools and Universities.
Thank you for visiting this website! I hope it provides you with the information you need. Please feel free to contact me with your questions.
I look forward to being part of your journey.
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