Fri, Jan 10 | Threshold

Kind Hearted: A mindfulness retreat dedicated to those who show up for others

Join us to cultivate a calm and compassionate mindfulness practice. For beginners and experienced mindfulness meditators. Some of the proceeds go to support NAMI, Dane County. NAMI provides education, support, and advocacy for those living with mental illness and their families.
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Kind Hearted: A mindfulness retreat dedicated to those who show up for others

Time & Location

Jan 10, 2020, 5:30 PM – Jan 11, 2020, 4:30 PM
Threshold, 2717 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI, USA

About the Event

Join us to cultivate a calm and compassionate mindfulness practice. For beginners and experienced mindfulness meditators. Some of the proceeds go to support NAMI, Dane County. NAMI provides education, support, and advocacy for those living with mental illness and their families. 

Cost Fri & Sat: $159 

Sat only: $129 (lunch provided on Saturday)

For more information, visit wisdomwayinstitute.com/kindhearted 

*Early Pricing Register by Nov 30th Fri & Sat: $135 or Sat only: $119

When you feel loved and cared for, it's one of the best feelings in the world. We all have an innate desire to feel loved, accepted and appreciated. We also have a desire to give this attention and affection to others. And when you make caring for others your life's work, it can be beautiful and exhausting.

Cultivate Calm 

During our retreat, we will practice cultivating calmness. Creating calm in the midst of the chaos of life is a wonderful gift you can offer to yourself, your loved ones, and clients. We will explore how mindfulness can help you uncover calm, no matter what situation you're facing in the moment.

Carry on with Campassion

Through sitting and walking meditation and gentle movement, we'll come into stillness, and we'll tune in to the inner stability and compassionate nature that is within each of us. We hope this weekend of meditation, mindfulness and reflection will give you the tools you need to go back into your community carrying compassion and kindness through every moment, every breath.

What to Expect



The Kind Hearted Retreat takes place on Friday, January 10th from 5:30pm to 8pm & Saturday, January 11th from 8:30am to 4:30pm at Threshold, a vibrant yet relaxing gathering space in Madison, Wisconsin. 

On Friday, we'll introduce the aims of the retreat and mindfulness practice. Friday will be particularly important to mindfulness beginners and people who have never attended a retreat. Saturday we'll spend the day exploring guided mindfulness practices.

Meet Karen Laing

Karen Laing is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher with experience in trauma and caregiving. She's spent the last 25 years supporting families through major life transitions such as birth and postpartum care. 

She founded Birthways over 20 years ago to support expectant families and provide training and support for birthworkers. She created WisdomWay as a means to continue supporting all caregivers with mindfulness-based training and certifications. She speaks nationwide on mindfulness, parenting, caregiving, and mental health.

Giving Back

Five percent of the retreat proceeds will be donated to National Alliance on Mental Illness Dane County, WI. NAMI provides education, support, and advocacy for those living with mental illness and the families that care for them. We are dedicating our weekend to all who care for others through difficulty.

Join Us!



We hope you'll join us for a weekend of cultivating calm and compassion for yourself and others. Let's make this world a better place by putting in the practice of showing up with kindheartness! Click the link below to learn more and sign up today! We're offering a special discount for those who register by November 30th!

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