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Single Occupancy - $1160 + HST

*A fee of $40 will be added if you wish to pay via PayPal

Sugar Ridge Retreat

Mindfulness at Work Leadership Retreat

High Quality Connections 


November 14-16, 2018

Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre, Wyebridge, Ontario 

Facilitators for the Retreat

Meghan Kirwin, MBA, MSc

Meghan is one of the co-founders of Vitality at Work. Her passion is to support individuals and organizations to realize their full potential through the application of positive psychology.   She has a Master’s in Business Administration specializing in Leadership and Organizational Behaviour. She also has a Masters of Science in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of East London, England.       

Heidi Smith, RD, BSc.  Registered Dietitian

Heidi is one of the co-founders of Vitality at Work.  She has been consulting for individuals and organizations for over 20 years.  Heidi provides a unique perspective by combing her expertise on nutrition and exercise with her passion for mindfulness, body awareness, self-compassion and creativity.  

Double Occupancy - $995 + HST

*A fee of $34 will be added if you wish to pay via PayPal

The Mindfulness at Work Leadership Retreat is designed for women leaders that are focused on cultivating mindfulness to enhance their experience at work and in life. This retreat will be focused on building high quality connections at work and in life. The retreat will be grounded in a highly practical and scientifically based approach to understanding mindfulness and the important connection to a thriving life. 


Core Learning Areas

  • What is Mindfulness? We will examine the many facets of mindfulness, the role mindfulness plays in a thriving workplace, and how mindfulness changes the brain.
  • High Quality Connections: We will explore the area of high quality connections and the role in a thriving workplace. The retreat will focus on how you build high quality connections through being present, awareness of your own triggers, and observing strengths in self and others. 
  • Making it Last: We will build an understanding of the importance of rituals for lasting change. The brain science and other important research will be examined, along with the application to work and life.


Desired Outcomes

The desired outcome of the Mindfulness at Work Retreat is for participants to leave with clear strategies to cultivate mindfulness and build high quality connections. The focus is to increase overall well-being as a leader with improved engagement, productivity, self-care and overall performance in the workplace. 


Overview of Agenda

Day 1: Wednesday November 14

  • 2:00 - 3:30pm        Arrival and Check In
  • 3:30 - 5:00pm        Introductions and Orientation
  • 5:30pm                  Dinner
  • 7:00 - 9:00pm        Exploring Mindfulness


Day 2: Thursday November 15

  • 7:30 - 8:30am        Mindful Movement
  • 8:30 - 9:30am        Breakfast
  • 9:30 -11:30am       Uncovering the Magic of High Quality Connections
  • 12:00 - 1:00pm      Lunch
  • 1:30 - 3:00pm        Uncovering the Magic of High Quality Connections 
  • 5:30pm                  Dinner
  • 7:00 - 9:00pm        Exploring Your Relationship with Creativity


Day 3: Friday November 16

  • 7:30 - 8:30am        Mindful Movement 
  • 8:30 - 9:30am        Mindful Breakfast 
  • 9:30 -11:30am       Exploring Self in Relationships
  • 12:00 - 1:00pm      Lunch
  • 1:00 - 2:00pm        Making It Last 
  • 2:00pm                  Depart

Fee Structure

$995 + HST for double occupancy (cabin shared with a woman attending the workshop)

$1160 + HST for single occupancy (own cabin)


The fee includes all meals, programming and accommodations at the beautiful Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre in Wyebridge, Ontario. Please provide your request of room occupancy and we will do our best to accommodate your request (shared or single). To register send your request to participate to Meghan Kirwin at mkirwin@vitalityatwork.ca.