This is a Friday evening workshop/retreat for moms who have children 2-7 years old and want to gain skills, support, kinship and understanding to help them and their family thrive on this ever evolving mama journey. They want to parent from love, understanding and connection. To create a home life that fosters health and happiness and is aligned with them.
In this evening you will leave with the key understandings that most parents are not aware of in regards to terms of what children need at this key stage from a development point of view and a consciousness point of view.
We wish every parent knew this foundational information as it affects everything from the way your child learns to how to connect with them to how to support their growing bodies and nervous system health wise.
There will be some gluten-free/dairy-free soup available for whoever has not had dinner and we will share some simple restorative mindfulness practices to help you refuel. (-: No experience in yoga or meditation is necessary.
When: Friday May 3, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
Yoga mat, blanket, pillow, eye pillow (if you have), journal, pen.
www.opentowellness.ca to register - "Upcoming Retreats"
For more information text Dr. Monika at 403 678-7901.
Location is in Canmore and will be emailed to participants before the retreat.
Cost for the mini-retreat is $97.
Early bird price before April 21st is $77.
This season of our life is short and can go fast - you probably are already noticing that! Take time to be supported by mamas who have travelled these early roads and those who are travelling beside you.
“ Dr. Monika’s mama circles are so important in a time and age when we often are raising our children away from family. There’s a power in women gathering in circle that carries me even when I step out of the circle.” Mom of 2, Canmore, Alberta
"I can't tell you the feeling it is as a parent to be able to bring out that spark in my child's eyes through learning the art of storytelling with Dr. Monika. Thank you Monika!" Karina, mom of 3, Canmore, AB
"They LOVED the story I told them. Thanks for teaching me how to do it, it was fun !!!" Jill, mama to 3, Canmore, AB
About the Facilitator: Dr. Monika Herwig ND
I have been working as a Naturopathic Doctor in Canmore, Alberta for the last 20 years. I have 2 kids ages 12 and 15 years old and a super adorable Maltese poodle pup.
I love kids and feel like mothering is the most important job on the planet and stretches us beyond what we cold have imagined. What I’ve learned in working with moms and on my own journey is that the support moms need to truly thrive is lacking. I support moms in staying healthy on the journey through naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and yoga therapeutics..
For the last 12 years I have worked with children directly in fairy nature, yoga, art camp programs I have created and have completed advance studies in Early Childhood Development as well as in understanding a child’s consciousness and how they learn and connect and thrive. For example many people don’t realize that children live in a different brain wave state than us. I have taught Storytelling and Childhood Development at teacher conferences and received two grants to work directly with two local schools to support teachers.
I have come to understand some simple, key things about children and I want to offer these insights to you as well. One of my favourite discoveries from my time with children and my work with moms has been that the foundational things that children need are actually the same as what mamas need from a health and nervous system/brain point of view. There are sources of nourishment within the day-today of parenting that mainly are untapped due to a lack of understanding and I can’t wait to share these with you!
This journey isn’t about perfection it’s about being real, curious, compassionate and engaged and enjoying the journey even if just a little bit more! That little bit means the world to these souls we have the honor of being mamas to and to our own sense of peace and joy.
This is just an enfolding journey for everyone. It is ever changing and we are always growing.
Feeling supported and having understanding carves a path for more delight in the journey. A bit more buoyancy through the daily surprises!
My wish is that we don’t miss this beautiful, messy, burst-open-our-heart journey of our and our family’s enfolding.