Friday, January 10, 2020 at 5:30 PM CST
Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 4:30 PM CST

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2717 Atwood Ave.
Madison, WI 53704

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Karen Laing 
WisdomWay Institute 


(includes Saturday lunch)

Fri & Sat: $159/$135
Sat only: $129/$119

*Register by Nov 30th for early pricing

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Kind Hearted: A mindfulness retreat dedicated to those who show up for others 

What happens when someone shows up for us? When we feel someone's presence, their confidence, their love, their acceptance?

Join us to cultivate the qualities of calm and compassionate presence within each of us while we dedicate our weekend to all who care for others through difficulty.

We'll water the seeds of relational mindfulness—how we are present with those we may serve in a caring capacity, and those we love—by coming fully into a sensitive, collected awareness of our own experience.

What to expect: 
This day long event offers an optional evening session for those new to mindfulness meditation, so everyone, at any level of practice, can reap the fruits of starting the year with a day of mindfulness.

Friday: 5.30pm–8pm

  • Please be sure to come to our Friday session, especially if you're new to meditation or have not participated in retreats in the past.
  • We'll do brief introductions, discuss the aims of the retreat, review the intentions around mindfulness practices, and explore instructions for self-care during our day of practice.

Saturday: 8.30am–4.30pm

  • An introduction to mindfulness and relational mindfulness
  • A day of secular mindfulness practices, led by a MBSR teacher
  • Trauma-sensitive spaciously guided practices
  • Alternating 30-45 minute periods of sitting, walking or movement in the morning and afternoon 
  • A silent lunch midday
  • Silence throughout our day, with an end of day check-in
Bring your own cushions or inquire about availability (we have a limited number of cushions)

Lunch is provided.

While we dedicate this day of practice to teachers, caregivers, family carers, and all those that are there for others, this retreat is an open invitation to any of us who want to extend into the world the qualities of compassion and clarity.

All are welcome and our aim is to turn towards our own experience.

We believe that whether we are there for our children, our partners, our loved ones, our community, if we hope to be of benefit to others, we have to find ways to care for ourselves.



5% of the proceeds from this retreat will go to NAMI, Dane County. NAMI provides education, support and advocacy for those living with mental illness and the families that care for them.