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Afghan walking retreat - FULL

Bonjour NatureSainte-Béatrix

THE IDEAL RETREAT FOR HIKING, NATURE AND OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS: TALK AND TRAINING ON AFGHAN WALKING

Departure • 1 to 3 October

472 $ 307.00 $

per person
base double, tax included

Afghan walking retreat - FULL

for a 2 night stay

Lodging at Havre Familial - Vacation Center

THE IDEAL RETREAT FOR HIKING, NATURE AND OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS: TALK AND TRAINING ON AFGHAN WALKING NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS LIMITED – HURRY!
Whether it’s for meditation or sports or to help you prepare for a pilgrimage to Compostela, Afghan walking is a great tool to improve your breathing, endurance and performance. Come develop your skills in a friendly atmosphere and experience the benefits this recognized technique has on both our physical and mental health—something we all need in 2021!
This unique Bonjour Nature retreat takes place in the heart of nature with our specialist Patrick Auger, instructor at Marche Afghane Québec and distinguished hiker, certified guide and Field Leader with the Outdoor Council of Canada and Rando Québec. You’ll also get to attend his talk on Pilgrimage to the End of the Word – Compostela (in French).
A retreat in the forest where you can reconnect with yourself, one step at a time.
Itinerary

Friday, October 1

Soak in the peaceful surroundings at Bonsaï Gros-Bec in Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez, a unique bonsai interpretation site. Enjoy a complete change of scene surrounded by greenhouses and mountain landscapes in the heart of Lanaudière nature. Bring a snack and take advantage of the picnic areas available to visitors.

In the afternoon, make your way to Havre Familial in Sainte-Béatrix to begin your Afghan walking training.

Below, a detailed program of your retreat:

Arrive at Havre Familial at 4 p.m.
• Arrival of participants
• Word of welcome and overview of weekend
• Ice breaker activity (to get to know everyone!)
• After dinner, participants are invited to read the training guide

Saturday, October 2

Breakfast (free time)

10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

MODULE 1
• Introduction to Afghan walking
• Nasal breathing
• Exhaling
• Outdoor practice

12:30–1:30 p.m.: Lunch

1:30–4:00 p.m.

MODULE 2
• Basic rhythms and variations
• Cardiac coherence
• Rhythms associated with cardiac coherence
• Introduction to long rhythms
• Outdoor practice
*Free time to practice until dinner

6:00 p.m.: Dinner

7:00–8:30 p.m.: Talk on Pilgrimage to the End of the World – Compostela (in French)

Sunday, October 3

Sunday, October 3
Breakfast (free time)

9:00–11:00 a.m.

MODULE 3
• Chest expansion
• Complete breathing cycle
• Exhaling exercise
• Outdoor practice

11 a.m.–Noon

MODULE 4
• Active meditation
• Walk and mindful breathing
• Affirmation
• Mantras
• Hiking equipment tips

Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch

1 p.m. Depart for the Parc des Chutes-Monte-à-Peine-et-des-Dalles (Sainte-Béatrix entrance).

1:30–3:00 p.m.

• Practice rhythms learned
• Individual support for integration of rhythms

3:00 p.m.
• Q&A period
• Presentation of certificates

3:30 p.m.: Activity ends
*Participants can leave at their leisure.

Price includes

• Lodging at Havre Familial, vacation resort 4****, in Saint-Béatrix from October 1 to 3
• Two nights in a shared double room (2 single beds)- Map of the inn here Auberge Troubadour
• Full board from Saturday morning: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner (please bring your own food for Friday night)
• Training, practice, talk and guided tour with Kilomètre from Friday 4pm to Sunday 3.30pm
• Learning guide, logbook, certificate and personal post-training support
• Admission to parc des chutes Monte-à-peine-et-des-dalles, Sainte-Béatrix entrance
• Admission to Bonsaï Gros-Bec
• Taxes

Please note

• Tips and personal expenses not included
• Transportation to and from the retreat not included
• Drinks at meals not included
• Bedding not included: bring your own or rent for $15 + tax per person
• Please allow a 24 hours delay for booking confirmation
• Because of the sanitary measures related to the Covid, some elements could be modified…
• A 35% discount is exclusive to residents of Quebec able to provide a valid proof of residence

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You can also contact us at 1 450 834-8088 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday or by email

Quebec residents receive an instant 35% discount upon reservation

No payment will be taken on your credit card when finalizing your reservation. Total final payment will be taken once the items you booked have been confirmed, within the next 24 to 48 hours. We will keep you advised by email or phone call.