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Health and wellness retreats

Achieve total wellness

Days dedicated to recharging

Nordik Spa-Nature and Katalis now offer health and wellness spa retreats. Imagine a full day of rest and personal growth, alternating between yoga and meditation sessions, inspiring talks, introduction to the thermal experience, and healthy meals.

Guided by experts, develop better balance by adopting healthy lifestyle habits. Learn to relax, to recharge, and to adopt a positive outlook on your life. Become the master of your own wellness.

Spa retreats include

  • An educational part on stress and mindfulness;
  • Discovery and development of practical techniques to manage your stress and anxiety in your everyday life;
  • Access to Globalité’s online tool known as the Wellness Inventory (a program to globally assess your health and wellness); and
  • Home exercises to reinforce the lessons learned during sessions.

Information about the Wellness Inventory

  • Discover your “Wellness Profile” in 12 key aspects of your life
  • Identify the areas of your life where you are most motivated to make changes
  • Create a personal wellness action plan
  • Receive support through coaching to achieve your goals
  • Bring more balance, health, and wellness to your life

Retreats offered

Mindfullness practice and Meditative yoga

January 23rd from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (offered in english only)

Escape to Nordik Spa-Nature for a one day getaway dedicated to you! Enjoy a day of mindfullness practice and meditative yoga. During Katalis immersive retreat you’ll be introduced to the central practices of mindfullness with guidance from Eve de Macar, Occupational therapist, Certified mindfullness practitionner, Certified yoga practitioner.

You’ll learn the stages of meditation, the techniques that enable you to quickly stabilize your meditation practice, applications for daily life and the workplace, and the recent findings of mindfulness neuroscience.

Complimentary one year membership to the Wellness Inventory including free personalized online support and coaching.

$ 230 + taxes per person

 

The day's program

  • Greetings, smoothie and flax seeds muffin
  • Introduction to mindfullness
  • Mindfulnness practice/meditative yoga session
  • Healthy meal with chef Norman Aitken
  • Introduction to wellness Inventory
  • Mindfulness practice and action plan
  • Thermal experience introduction
  • Aufguss ritual
  • Access to the spa after the retreat (10 pools, 9 saunas, many indoor and outdoor rest areas)

Energy Boost

January 24th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (offered in french only)

During this Katalis retreat, you will discover the power of Kundalini Yoga and its unique approach to meditation with France Nadeau. Above all, it is a profound contact with oneself, an imposed elevation of self-awareness. It allows you to know yourself, your needs, wants, and desires better.

Kundalini Yoga stimulates more intuitively than intellectually and helps you to better manage all levels of physical, mental, and emotional responsibilities.

Complimentary one year membership to the Wellness Inventory including free personalized online support and coaching.

$ 230 + taxes per person

The day’s program

  • Greetings, smoothie and flax seeds muffin
  • Introduction to Kundalini Yoga;
  • Meditation and Gong;
  • Introduction to the thermal experience
  • Healthy Meal with chef Norman Aitken;
  • Introduction to wellness Inventory
  • Meditation to the sound of mantra;
  • Thermal experience introduction
  • Aufguss ritual
  • Access to the spa after the retreat (10 pools, 9 saunas, many indoor and outdoor rest areas)

Pathway to wellness

February 28th (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) - Offered in english only

Stay tuned, more details to come.

Burnout prevention

March 21st (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) - Offered in english only

Stay tuned, more details to come.

Experienced professionals who teach you the best

Eve de Macar

Occupational therapist

Having always been interested in understanding the human being and motivated to work in helping relationships, Eve completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology at UdeM and a master’s degree in occupational therapy from Mcgill University. These studies allow her to develop a holistic vision of health and wellness, principles that she finds in the foundations and practice of yoga. Eve completes an intensive month-long certification at the Ashram Sivanada Yoga Camp to deepen her personal practice and teach others about the benefits of yoga.

As an occupational therapist, she is currently working in the field of mental health, with a focus on rehabilitation and job retention. The services offered include helping the individual develop a better life balance to promote physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. She combines relaxation principles with her interventions, including mindfulness and yoga, to develop practical tools for better management of stress, emotions and thoughts.

Eve therefore offers yoga and meditation classes that aim to develop a global psychological well-being by allowing you to take a break and enjoy a moment of relaxation leading to better stress management.

Dr. Maryse Dion

MD; FRCPC

Dr. Dion is a private practice psychiatrist in Ottawa. Previously, she worked in hospital and community settings. In addition to adult general psychiatry, Dr. Dion specializes in physician health and wellness. She acts as a consultant to the Health Promotion Program in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. She is particularly interested in the following topics: happiness, resilience, mindfulness and the positive effects of exercise on the brain.

Dr. Dion earned her doctorate in medicine at the Université de Sherbrooke and completed her specialty in psychiatry at the University of Ottawa.

Carl Brouillette

Occupational therapist and founder of the retreats

Carl completed a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Université Laval and a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (rehabilitation option) from Université de Montréal. Through his support of people with mental health problems, he quickly realized that beyond a medical diagnosis, these same people could discover themselves, blossom and recover. He continued his studies and completed the Wellness 360 coaching certification, Health coaching certification and Wellness inventory facilitator certification. The retreats were created with the aim of educating, inspiring and guiding as many people as possible in their journey towards well-being.

“At the center of your being you know you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want.” Lao Tzu