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Residential Mindfulness Meditation Retreat with Mark Sherman and Patricia Galaczy.

June 6-10, 2020  Bethlehem Retreat Centre  on beautiful Westwood Lake in Nanaimo, B.C.

This residential retreat is an opportunity to deepen your practice of meditation, in community, with clear and gentle guidance. The silent retreat format will involve guided sitting and walking meditation practices as well as mindful inquiry and gentle yoga/mindful movement.

Date: June 6-10, 2020

Location: Bethlehem Retreat Centre  on beautiful Westwood Lake in Nanaimo, B.C.

Information & Registration:  Registration opens February 2020 through BCALM

Dr. Mark Sherman MD CM, CCFP is a family physician, mindfulness instructor and the Executive Director of the BC Association for Living Mindfully (BCALM). Mark is certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Hatha Yoga in the Sivananda school of yoga. Mark has facilitated courses, workshops and retreats on mindfulness and meditation for over 12 years and has a personal practice of yoga and meditation for 20 years. Mark is a proud husband and father of two children who are his greatest teachers.

Patricia Galaczy B.A., M.I.R. is a Leadership Educator and one of few Canadian instructors fully certified to teach MBSR (UMASS Medical School). Patricia’s extensive and on-going training in mindfulness meditation includes over 18 years of dedicated meditation practice and teaching, over 30 long silent retreats, an 18-month Mindfulness Teacher Training at Spirit Rock Meditation Centre, Certified Yoga Teacher since 2004, and formal MBSR training with Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Centre for Mindfulness UMASS Medical School.

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