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.  

The Mindfulness at Work Leadership Retreat is designed for women leaders that are focused on cultivating mindfulness to enhance their experience and effectiveness at work and in life. This retreat will be focused on leading with courage, curiosity and compassion. The content 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.
  • Courage, Awareness, Compassion, Vulnerability and Curiosity: We will explore how these core elements are critical to our role as a leader and how mindfulness is critical to cultivate and bring these elements to life.
  • 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, show up in bravery, and build compassion as an every day practice. 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 June 5

  • 2:00 - 3:00pm        Arrival and Check In
  • 3:00 - 5:00pm        Orientation and Overview
  • 5:30pm                  Dinner
  • 7:00 - 9:00pm        Exploring Awareness and Curiosity

Day 2: Thursday June 6

  • 7:30 - 8:30am        Mindful Movement
  • 8:30 - 9:30am        Breakfast
  • 9:30 -12:30am       The Role of Courage and Vulnerability in Leadership
  • 12:30 - 1:30pm      Lunch
  • 1:30 - 3:00pm        The Role of Compassion: The Whole-Hearted Leader 
  • 5:30pm                  Dinner
  • 7:00 - 9:00pm        Exploring the Shadow

Day 3: Friday June 7

  • 7:30 - 8:30am        Mindful Movement 
  • 8:30 - 9:30am        Mindful Breakfast 
  • 9:30 -11:30am       Inspiration and Self-Care
  • 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)

15% Discount if booked before February 20th, 2019

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). Please fill out form below to book your space.

Fill out section below to register for the program. We will be in touch with more details.

Sugar Ridge Retreat

Mindfulness Leadership Retreat

'Exploring the Core Roots of Leadership:

Courage, Awareness, Compassion, Vulnerability and Curiosity' 

June 5-7, 2019

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.       

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