905.401.YOGA (9642) hello@gentlydownthestream.org

Living in the Moment


Saturday, May 23, 2020 | 9am–4pm
Stream Yoga + Meditation, 819 Weaver Rd, Port Colborne

“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”
– Mary Oliver

Spend the day with us in quiet contemplation. A day-long retreat can be surprisingly refreshing and insightful!

We will use mindfulness to investigate the nature of our experience: our day will include periods of seated and walking meditation, eating meditation (lunch), rest, instructions for practice (dharma), Q&A and discussion. We will practice silence in the supportive company of others. This retreat is suitable for new and experienced meditators.

“Living in the Moment” will be an exploration of the Threefold Training in Buddhism: ethics (sila), concentration (samadhi), and wisdom (prajna). These three trainings encapsulate the whole of the path to mental freedom.

This retreat is designed as a ‘day-long intensive’ to complement the weekly meditation classes here at Stream. However, you do not have to have attended these classes to come and enjoy the retreat. In fact, you do not need any previous experience of meditation to attend this retreat.

We are delighted to have Jacqueline Gilbey join us again from Arrive Yoga & Mindfulness, in Guelph, Ontario. She will co-lead the retreat with Heather Fenton.

Registration fee: $40* (includes HST)
Lunch and refreshments included.
Please pre-register early, space is limited.

Pre-registration: A 25% deposit is required to secure your space. Your deposit ($10), or the full amount, can be paid by interac email transfer, cash or cheque. Interac emails should be sent to hello@gentlydownthestream.org

* Your $40 registration fee covers lunch and the operating costs of the retreat. In the tradition of the Buddha, the teachers will offer instruction (dharma) freely and will be accepting donations. The practice of giving (dana) in this way happens on the side of the teacher when they share the teachings and their experience, and happens on the side of the student when they support the teachers, in accordance with their means. This practice also allows us to offer the retreat at an accessible cost. If the registration fee is still beyond your means, please let us know and we will do our best to arrange a scholarship.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel on or prior to 7 days before the event (May 16), you will receive your deposit back in full. If you cancel after this date, your deposit can not be refunded. Balance is due on or before the day of the event. If the teacher or studio cancels this event for any reason, you will receive a full refund.

For more information and to pre-register: email hello@gentlydownthestream.org or call us at 905.401.YOGA (9642) or call/text Heather at 519.400.7862




Who is leading the retreat?

Heather Fenton

Heather Fenton

Meditation + Yoga Instructor

Heather first met with Buddhist teachings in the Fall of 2000, and has since spent her time avidly exploring the nature of mind.


Who is leading the retreat?

Jacqueline Gilbey

Jacqueline Gilbey

Visiting Instructor

Jacqueline’s practice and study come from the awareness and compassion teachings from the Buddhist and Yoga traditions.