Meditation | mindfulness | awareness classes for busy professionals in Burlington, Hamilton, Milton, Oakville, and surrounding areas
For workshops on emotional intelligence, reversing the effects of stress & anxiety on health and relationships, deepening your creative potential and many more…simply scroll down.
The learning has been exceptional; I credit Edita with her vast knowledge of the body’s response to stress from a physiological standpoint.
Krista Wright, Recruiting Concepts, Burlington, Ontario
I actually refer to my classes as PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT LIFE classes.
Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, and overactive mind?
Can’t “shut off” the inner chatter to the point of having difficulties to sleep?
Wondering how to stop worrying?
Want to know how to deal with anger or face your fears?
Classes and workshops often sell out a few weeks in advance.
***NOTE: These classes are NOT intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or therapist. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition.
***JULY 2018 classes are in progress***
Register for September 2018 meditation| mindfulness | awareness | visualization classes
Meditation, self-awareness, and mindfulness classes are held in Burlington, Ontario.
4 THURSDAY evenings starting on September 6, 2018 (includes September 13, 20, and 27). This is a *4 – class series. Your investment is $93 + HST. Classes start at 8PM. Whether you are new to the practice or have been doing it for a while, you will learn to connect to your body, deepen your experience of simply “being”, observe a more peaceful mind, practice gentle, aware movement while seated and neurosensory exercises that will allow you to soothe tension in your body. Your payment holds the spot in the classes and is non-refundable. Pre-registration is required.
NOTE: Please check your email within 48 hours of your payment via Paypal to make sure you receive further class details.
Prior to attending Edita’s practice sessions there were times that I experienced anxiety, headaches and neck pain which I attributed to work related stress and anger.
Edita has provided me the tools through practice tips and group practices to detach myself from stress and anger eliminating the physical ailments caused by these emotions.
I go away from the practice with the confidence that continuing with the sessions and practice tips will allow me to experience a more peaceful, healthy and fulfilling life.
Barry Clarke, Lynden, Ontario
Like a fish to water! This is the best way I can describe my experience of taking Edita’s classes and workshops. This was not what I was expecting. After some time of being quietly intrigued with the idea of learning to quiet my mind, I did some research and fortunately found Edita Atteck.
I began taking her group sessions several months ago and the experience has been nothing short of profound. It is, like anything else, a practice which takes time to develop the skills. The group is a supportive and welcome place to gather. The learning has been exceptional; I credit Edita with her vast knowledge of the body’s response to stress from a physiological standpoint.
In addition, I attended Edita’s workshops on the body’s response to stress and illness, and found it very informative and transformative. I have introduced 2 other family members to Edita and do not hesitate to refer her to others.
Thank you Edita, I am very happy to have you in my life!
Krista Wright, Recruiting Concepts, Burlington, Ontario
WORKSHOPS – April 2018
The Art of Broken Pieces | The Art of Resilience – Kintsugi
Things sometimes fall apart…but when we put them back together, they can be more meaningful than before.
The Japanese art called Kintsugi is based on the belief that objects are more beautiful after they’ve been golden repaired. The process of putting an object back together and then looking at it again with the golden cracks, creates a new, deeper meaning.
I love this metaphor for many reasons because it also applies to us, humans. It applies to our bodies, to our relationships, to our beliefs, …
A broken piece often carries a story. A so do we.
When life throws challenges at us, our hearts can get “broken”. Some breaks hurt more than others. And when we share our stories, heal our nervous system, and transform, we become stronger and more meaningful than we were before.
In this workshop, we will embrace the flaws in our objects and in ourselves, and experience the freedom of repairing the cracks. This is the birthplace of resilience.
WHEN: Next scheduled date TBA
We will create, connect, practice body awareness, visualize, embrace our imperfections, and discuss what resilience means to us.
Your investment in yourself: TBA. Pre-registration is required.
Questions? Contact me.
Create your Focus, Vision & your Word for the Year
Note: This workshop can be offered any time of the year for a group of minimum 6 participants. Questions? Contact me.
You may have tried intention setting or goal setting in the past. Perhaps you tried new year resolutions too. You believe in the value of this process but want to deepen the experience. Especially, you want to deepen your commitment to creating a lasting change.
I am inviting you to create your focus, vision, and your intention for the year 2018 through
- allowing yourself to still your mind and your body
- using your intellect to identify your goals, obstacles & needed resources
- visualizing and connecting to the non-verbal wisdom of your body
- creating a visual representation of your body’s non-verbal communication
- having a constant reminder of what you want to create during the year
Combining all elements of our intelligence, you will work on your vision for what you want to create in the next few years. You will chart, contemplate, sense what feels right or wrong, dream, plan, and eventually narrow your focus specifically to the new year. Then, you will paint your vision (or a word) on a small canvas. NO previous art experience is necessary.
Trust that you have an artistic and creative force inside you by the mere fact that you are human. When you connect to this energy, you open doors to a new way of experiencing life, and tap into your source of true inspiration and creative potential you may have never realized before.
This workshop will also take you on an imagination journey… While connecting to the deepest part of your being, you will imagine what you really want to create in your life. Via music, deep relaxation and deepened awareness of your body, you will also connect to the artist within you.
This workshop is a powerful way to create your vision, and to focus on and follow your truth. Your creation will serve as a permanent reminder of what you want to create in your life. Remember that wherever your mind goes, energy follows.
Are you ready to set your intention for what you want to create in your life in 2018?
Are you ready to become a powerful co-creator of your life?
Option #1: Saturday, January 6, 2018 starting at noon
Option #2: Saturday, January 13, 2018 starting at noon
Your investment in yourself: $108 + HST
This workshop will be approximately 3 – 3.5 hours in length.
See below some of the many creations from the Word of 2018 workshop. Questions? Contact me.
If you dare to dream you can create yourself again and again.
Understanding Emotions Workshop
***date of the next workshop TBA***
How do you handle anger, fear or sadness?
Do you tend to stuff everything inside you (and fume for a few hours or days) or do you have a tendency to explode at others?
Most people choose one or the other option because they have never been introduced to an alternative way.
Emotions are a powerful force in our lives, yet, very little understood in our thought driven society.
When handled with understanding and respect, emotions are an important source of information. Also, they are an incredible source of internal power, drive, and healing.
And surprise, surprise…they help us become more intelligent.
I believe that even the most difficult emotional challenges (that we inevitably encounter in our lives) offer a huge opportunity to transform our lives. They are certainly not a defeat!
They are a doorway to unlocking trapped energy and use it to live our lives fully; with engagement, delight, and spontaneity.
By the way, did you know that biologically we are instinctual, feeling creatures that think (and not the other way around!)?
This workshop will deepen your appreciation for your emotional energy and help you practice working with this powerful energy.
This workshop is an opportunity for you to embrace that emotions are simply energy in motion. You can either consciously work with it and become the hero of your story, or you can let it weigh you down, and become the victim of your story. Which one do you choose?
Your workshop on emotions was great! My biggest takeaways were the empathic practices (so key for me to learn how to deal with certain emotions)… and that emotions are “fluid”, and that no emotion is “bad”.
With raising a small family this will really help to make sure that I don’t project suppressing emotions, and allow my girls to “feel” all their feelings: anger, sadness, happiness, joy, etc.
Brian Bedenikovic, Carlisle, Ontario
My biggest takeaway was not to suppress my emotions, instead acknowledge them, accept them for what they are, and work with them consciously.
Lisa Robson, Milton, Ontario
Not only is the workshop and content helpful, but your energy and enthusiasm to be with us in the moment makes the session so much more meaningful for me. I noticed a shift for me yesterday.
Thank you for your amazing being, sense of humour, and your grace.
Carla Stewart, Hamilton, Ontario
Understand Stress, Anxiety, the Root Cause of Imbalance in the Body/Mind.
The Hidden Cost of Stress
If you want to step into leadership in your life and your business, this workshop will help you
- Understand the connection between your emotions and illness.
- Understand how trapped stress contributes to chronic illness, auto-immune illness, emotional eating, various coping mechanisms like food, alcohol, etc.)
- See how it impacts your relationships (including parenting style and your leadership abilities )
- Understand what influences your “personality” especially when you face conflict
- Learn the foundation for emotional intelligence
Pre-requisite: A deep desire for personal growth, achieving resilience, and improving your relationships
This workshop will cover the basics of our stress response, nervous system health, and how the role of self-awareness fits in.
You will understand what triggers anxiety, why we search for coping mechanisms like food or the extra glass of wine, etc.
You will also gain insights as to why traditional meditation practices or even mindfulness practice, may not be working for you at the moment.
What this all boils down to is you GETTING UNSTUCK and getting the life you want through taking consistent steps.
The only question is, are you ready?
Next session: TBA
Estimated time: 2.5 – 3 hours
Your investment in yourself: $90 + tax. Pre-registration is required.
Location: The Art Gallery of Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road, Burlington
Parking is free with proof of purchase/ticket. Please ask for a free parking pass at the front desk. (AGB parking is free after 7 PM).
Questions? Contact me.
Healing and Thriving with Food Workshop
***date of the next workshop TBA***
Learn how to reduce inflammation, improve your digestion and immunity, reduce hormonal imbalances, and maybe even extend your life span. Wanna rock the world until your 115th birthday?
There are many aspects contributing to our optimal functioning. These include healthy flow of our thoughts, emotions, connectedness to others, and a healthy relationship with ourselves.
Ultimately, every relationship in our life is a reflection of the relationship we have with ourselves.
Our health includes our visions and dreams and, of course, a healthy body. I like to think of our bodies as the earth element of our lives – reminding us of our interconnectedness with nature.
Given numerous requests to run a workshop on food and health, I am structuring this workshop based on my years of experience with the relationship between food, awareness, and our bodies. My approach is influenced by Eastern philosophies and traditional Chinese dietetics, and my firm belief that we are an integral part of nature. We will discuss energetic properties of food, the role of awareness and digestion, and we will certainly taste lots of food!
Our sampling menu will include foods for typical daily meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) that are easy to digest and easy to prepare. All the food is organic sourced from local farms & stores.
You will leave with an appreciation of how to make simple and whole meals that support your well-being.
Register early as there is limited space for this interactive and fun 3.5 hour workshop. If you want to attend this workshop in the future, please contact me.
Creative Problem Solving Through Contemplation, Metaphors, and Art Workshop
***date of the next workshop TBA***
Are you seeking answers to challenges in your business, family, relationships, or any other area of your life?
You will come to the workshop with 3 life questions (life’s puzzles) that you want to find creative solutions for. We will practice the Art of Being through meditation, body awareness, sound, art, and contemplation.
You will leave with 3 Wisdom Cards (5.5″ x 7.5″) and an unforgettable experience. With the use of paint, magazine clippings, gifts from nature, collage, you will unlock your creative heart.
You will play with metaphorical approach to your challenges to find the most unique and creative solutions to puzzle-cracking. NO previous art experience is necessary.
This will be a fun, creative, and contemplative experience that will help you tap into parts of you that you may have not even known existed. You may be surprised by the inner wisdom that lies beyond your logical and linguistic intelligence.
Here is the picture of one of my Wisdom Cards related to a business question (acrylic paint, magazine clipping, dry maple leaves, and lots of playfulness).
Questions? Contact me.
See below some of the many cards that participants created in the past workshops (and no, none of them has any art training).
Learn the Wisdom of Your Body Workshop – Return to Resiliency
***date of the next workshop TBA***
In this workshop you will learn the foundation of what creates resiliency in your body and your life.
Our focus will be on deep connection to our physical body and our physical sensations. You will walk away with a better understanding of your nervous system and how to apply this information in your daily life. You will gain a deeper understanding of the biology of stress and fear, and how to find your way to more freedom and empowerment in your life.
You will also learn how to use your body as a compass to help you find what leads you to your true path in life and what leads you off-track. Once you practice this tool regularly, you will deepen your trust in yourself, feel what is true for you, and will be on your way to reconnect the fragmented pieces of yourself.
So often we rely on our mind to make decisions.
While this may sound logical, our mind is also full of fear, judgment, and detachment from the present moment. I am sure you experienced at some point in your life that even though you made a logical decision, it didn’t “feel right”.
Learn how to listen to the wisdom of your body and connect to the multiple intelligences that exist within you.
Option # 1: ***SOLD OUT
Option # 2: ***SOLD OUT
For future dates of this workshop and further details, contact me.
Edita takes body wisdom and the importance of having a healthy nervous system to a deeper level.
Her workshops help you to truly become more aware of how and what your body is telling you. This knowledge is valuable for anyone, anywhere.
I highly recommend Edita and her workshops.
Mary Ryan, Burlington, Ontario
My biggest take away from the workshop was the importance of reconnecting with my body and its wisdom. The practical exercises you introduced us to are very helpful.
The comparison between animals and humans and their ability to release the energy of stress became clear to me.
The pacing of your workshop with a combination of information and exercises made the afternoon into an empowering experience.
Andrea Shelenko, Burlington, Ontario
These classes are right for you if:
- you want to gain mental clarity, inner peace, improved focus, and boost your creativity
- you recognize that good leadership requires the capacity for calmness, balance, and empathy
- you want to let go of old mental patterns and “re-wire” your brain, your nervous system, and your entire way of being
- you want to say goodbye to anxiety attacks and overwhelm
- you are comfortable in a group setting and enjoy the company of like-minded individuals
- you want to experience balance and centeredness within yourself and support your healing process
- you recognize that this process takes time
These classes are NOT right for you if:
- you are looking for a quick fix
- you do not enjoy relaxation in a group environment
- you cannot commit to attending classes for a period of time
During our sessions, we will explore deep relaxation, awareness, body awareness, mindfulness meditation, visualization and imagery for self-healing and personal growth. Classes incorporate guidance on dealing with excessive thinking, stress, anxiety, emotions, and help you understand the stages of your life cycles – whether you are dealing with a major change in your life or dreaming of creating something new. The sessions are also life-classes designed to help you live your life with passion, fulfillment, and empowerment.
The monthly group classes are approximately 75 minutes in length and conclude with sharing observations and a cup of tea.
For location details or any further questions, please contact us.
Don’t have time for classes?
Practice at home with the support of
my guided relaxation, meditation,
and visualization CD or mp3.
Access digital products here.
The beginning of your session yesterday will resonate with me forever. You spoke about how one can become stuck in the flight or fight mode losing all connection with innate ability to trust and just accept their current situation. For over a year, I remained in that state fighting my body, losing sleep and eventually I slipped into depression. Finally, I am beginning to realize that I wasn’t broken and I am slowly beginning to find my way home. I still have moments where my thoughts turn negative, I struggle with sleep, and my anxiety comes back. However, I can now see a light at the end of the tunnel and with your words I can turn back toward my authentic self.
Thank you for helping me and guiding me through this incredible journey called LIFE.
Kristen McIntyre, Oakville, Ontario
Overall my experience with you and your program has been amazing. I’m truly thankful and so happy that I found you.
Since I started seeing you in summer, I have noticed how much change has happened in me. The feeling of uneasiness that I carried in my gut for so long is permanently gone.
Maja Colic, Burlington, Ontario
Who knew that meditation could help with some personal struggles! I knew very little about meditation until I met Edita and experienced her classes.
She has opened up a whole new world of strategies for coping with stress in addition to sleepless nights in my life.
Her wonderful insight has helped me focus on living in the present moment. Edita can take me away through her practice of meditation to stunning landscapes of serenity.
Andi Rodgers, Burlington, Ontario
My husband and I started the journey to healing with Edita as our guide by attending meditation classes since October 2009. It’s 7+ years later and we are still going strong.
Edita’s meditation classes have helped us discover the benefits of relaxation, handle better the stress at work, get a deeper and more restful sleep at night, and most importantly, stop thinking and start feeling our inner self. Thank you, Edita!
– Cristina & Edi Sufrim, Burlington, Ontario
After a bout of Shingles at the age of 36, I knew I had to find a way to deal with my stress. I was burning the candle at both ends, and needed to figure out how to cope. I decided to try meditation. I tried CDs from the library, and although I knew I was on the right track, I knew I needed something more. I found everything that I needed and more in my classes with Edita. Her meditation classes have helped me to be present in my life, and have helped me to figure out what is important in my life.
Meditation is the vehicle to a better life and Edita provides the best directions. In my day to day life I repeat to myself the wisdom that Edita has taught me in her classes. I am so lucky to have found Edita, and so grateful that I have had the opportunity to be a part of her meditation classes.
Claire Broome, Oakville, Ontario
I came across this note and it made me cry. I think about you when I read it. I have it saved. Thank you Edita!
“The best kind of people are the ones that come into your life, and make you see the sun where you once saw clouds. The people that believe in you so much, you start to believe in you too. The people that love you, simply for being you. The once in a lifetime kind of people.”
Erica Nunes, Burlington, Ontario
Edita is a very caring person who was very excited to help our office relieve some of our stress. The effect that people noticed even from short sessions was unbelievable. Although we only spent 30 minute sessions with her she taught us very beneficial breathing and relaxation techniques that many of us have never had the opportunity to learn or know about before.
Her calm and gentle voice was very relaxing as she introduced us to the power of meditation. Many of our employees expressed that they felt calm, positive, refreshed, open minded, energized and more focussed after a session with Edita.
She is very passionate about helping others.
Any other businesses that are thinking about offering this type of service to their employees should sign up right away – the benefits are substantial!
Thanks very much Edita.
Thrillworks Inc., Burlington, Ontario
The Awakening program’s recordings are beautifully done. I am grateful to have met you and been exposed to the quality of your work. At bedtime every evening I listen to a recording; my mind gets calmed down after only a couple of minutes. There is no doubt I will be making use of these well into the future.
– Tracy William Mckim, Burlington, Ontario
My life changed drastically 2 years ago. Since then I have been extremely stressed, anxious and unhappy a lot of the time. Since meeting Edita, a couple of months ago, her calming demeanor, kindness and true dedication to her skills are very evident.
Edita really believes in what she does, she genuinely cares about people and their struggles. The experiences I have been introduced to…how to quieten the mind, breathing techniques, learning to focus on the moment and especially to take time for myself, have already made a great difference in my life.
With the guidance and care I have been shown, I now have some tools to help me experience calmness and peacefulness regularly. Thank you Edita for who you are and what you do.
Beryl Cooper, Burlington, Ontario
I feel an instant release of any tension listening to your inspiring intro at each class – always the perfect segway as you begin to guide me through my meditation.
Thanks to you it is the one place, I place no judgment upon myself as you have taught me that every practice is exactly as it is meant to be. My gratitude extends far beyond the immediate sessions. Thank you Edita!
Siobhan Breton, Oakville, Ontario
Once again I just want to tell you I am amazed at the peace meditation gives me and thank you for that.
Brenda Clarke, Lynden, Ontario
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