"The brain waves of meditators show why they're healthier. Neuroscientists have found that meditators shift their brain activity to different areas of the cortex—brain waves in the stress-prone right frontal cortex move to the calmer left frontal cortex. In other words, they were calmer and happier than before." - Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., of the University of Massachusetts Medical School
To all of my valued clients,
As I write this email, there has been growing cases of the Coronavirus also called the COVID-19, locally here in Ottawa. As always, I am committed to ensuring your well-being and safety to all of you.
I am writing because it has been recommended by the ANQ (Association of Naturotherpist of Quebec) - to which I belong- to replace all in-person sessions with on-line sessions (via Zoom). Alternatively, if you prefer, we could wait and reschedule when things settle, and I could then see you in person in either of my offices.
- Join us for our monthly Mini-Retreats *
* If you don't have any experience in meditation, you can contact me for private classes or to discuss it.
With Lynne Cardinal and Jürgen Portz
Join us for a group course, once a month
on Saturdays: Starting on January 18th, February 22nd, March 21st, April 18th and May 23rd 2020
from 2 pm to 4:30 pm
at 130 Kimpton Drive, Stittsville.
Get a new perspective on yourself and on life! Explore meditation and inspiring philosophies in a group context with like-minded individuals. These themes are relevant to our modern times, as timeless treasures.
Content: The mini-retreats will be composed of a guided 45-minute meditation, discussion of profound and inspiring themes, and sharing in small groups of three.
Lynne has a Ph.D. in Eastern Philosophy (alternative) from India where she lived 15 years, studying Sanskrit texts and teaching. Jürgen has been meditating for decades and lived 3 years in India also studying meditatino and Estern Philosophy. They will talk about selected themes and then we will split into smaller groups to discuss them, using the transparent communication style. At the end we all meet to share insights.This is a wonderful way to develop a sense of community, enjoy, laugh, deepen your meditations and be inspired.
Transparent Communication is a set of principles and practices developped by Thomas Hubl that helps introduce more openness, clarity, and presence into everyday interactions.
When we explore together the mystical art of transparent communication, we refine our knowledge and understanding of presence and deepened perceptions while improving our social skills.
Cost: $25 per session x 5 (prepaid) = $125.00.00 + taxes = $141.25 Please confirm your presence and register..
On Saturdays: Starting on January 18th, February 22nd, March 21st, April 18th and May 23rd 2020 from 2 pm to 4:30 pm
Pre-requisite: An open heart and mind.
The Power of We
We live in a rather individualistic society. In a way it is comfortable because we can follow our own rhythm and needs. Yet, there is an undeniable value in developing social skills and drawing from the power of We. I have helped numerous clients to bridge that gap, with a great deal of satisfaction for me, as my sole work and intention is to help my clients; and of course this is deeply satisfying for my clients as well. I absolutely love my work, coaching, guiding, using the powerful techniques I have learned, hypnosis, individual and trauma work, mentoring, and meditation. Recently, I have been seeing that the core of great contemplative tradition is often lacking in those modalities. To explore ancient principles of Oneness, Unity, Freedom, Love and Kindness is essential. So I am inviting you to join me in the group work that we're offering. When we add triads or small group discussions, we are able to own the subject matter and learn from other's perspective. We learn communication and teamwork skills. In a way we can say that the philosophical content is reinforced and we can learn from each other.
Copyright (c) Kaivalya Centre - Lynne Cardinal
Group Classes: In our group classes we explore various meditation techniques and inspiring texts on meditation. During the classes we meditate, then we explore selected philosophical texts and their wonderful, practical and profound meanings. This meditation class will teach you various basic traditionnal meditation techniques, including Mindfulness meditation, Stabilizing meditation techniques while exploring the philosophy of meditation and grounding meditation techniques. This class is offered in a friendly environment, giving you the opportunity to learn amongst the greatest stress management tools, as well as means to focus your mind and live with greater awareness. This session will provide you with an non-dogmatic overview of all great philosophical traditions and enable you to directly experience their benefits.
We do offer private classes or classes for small groups in the government, corporate or private sectors. For more information contact us
* Gift Certificate available.
For more information call (613) 836-2355
Also: Private classes available.
Just a few of the many comments from the people taking our meditation class:
"Our Tuesday meditation classes are often the highlight of my week. Those ninety minutes of doing the breathing exercises, meditating together and participating in a time of teaching and discussion are like oxygen to me. They nurture my spirit." B.S.
I now see meditation as something I do for myself. It is a gift I give to myself. Thank you for facilitating and leading our class every week. Thank you for the freedom you give us to experience whatever we experience with no rules or expectations." J.M.
"Regular meditation has dramatically improved the quality of my life. I enjoy every day more. I feel less affected by stress, and worry much less. I used to have difficulty sleeping quite often, but that rarely happens now. I feel more rested with fewer hours of sleep, and have more energy throughout the day. I very much enjoy Lynne and Jürgen's teaching style." B.M.
"Meditation with Lynne is helping me cope with stress and to ground me. As a single mom with two teenagers, a young adult and a full time job, life is very busy. I find that since I have started meditating I see situations with more perspective and clarity." B.G., Health Canada
"Thank you for another awesome meditation class tonight. I sure left feeling calm, peaceful and strong." A.K., Statistic Canada
"As you have said all along, meditating every day makes a BIG difference. I go deeper sooner and am able to be more present during the rest of the day. In fact, on Wednesday I had a wonderful day with my Mom (meaning I didn't get stressed out at all). For some reason I can't get myself together in the morning to do the meditation then, but evenings seem to work so I'm going with that for the time being. Also, it's nice to do it just before going to bed as it calms me down, puts me in a serene mood and makes me sleep well." A. L.
"The difference between a good week and a not so good week is based on whether I meditated that week. Meditation has provided me with the greatest stress management tool." B. M.
"I love the philosophy expressed in the classes, the variety, and it's many angles, allowing for a more practical understanding of mind, emotions, anxiety and focus. I love the relaxed and warm environment, your teaching style which is inspiring and practical." J. C.
Do you want to learn how to meditate but don't know where to start?
Join author, teachers, and much-loved workshop presenters Lynne Cardinal and Jürgen Portz for an in-depth discussion on meditation. Techniques used will include breathing exercises, interactive talks, and guided meditations. Joining our weekly group sessions will help you develop regularity in your practice.
Meditation is a simple but life-altering skill that can help you to relax, enhance self-awareness, and develop your potential. Learn how to use meditation to gain perspective and peacefulness in your life. Hand-outs are included. All levels welcome.
Meditation offers the following well-documented benefits:
· Slows the aging process
· Relaxes your nervous system
· Enhances strength, energy, and vigour
· Leads to deep relaxation
· Reduces emotional distress
Learning easy but effective meditation techniques, you're guaranteed to leave the classes feeling uplifted, inspired, and eager to incorporate these wonderful techniques into your daily life!
Copyright (c) Kaivalya Centre - Lynne Cardinal www.kaivalya.ca (613) 836-2355