Rest and Recover Virtual Retreat

Drift off into a space of complete relaxation.  Join Chris as he guides you through an afternoon of simple yet highly effective exercises that promote deep rest & recovery.

Here’s what you get:


3 Hour Live Session via Zoom


Includes manual with session summary and exercises


Combo of small practices and 75 min restorative class


Plus! Extra recordings and meditations to unwind


Access the recordings until Dec 2023

Rest and recovery strategies are really important during strength training.  They help you progress towards your goals and build your confidence – especially if you’ve pushed it to your max!  But rest can feel difficult to find and overwhelming to start.

This session will share a progressive rest training approach to help your muscles relax, body recharge and your heart/mind renew itself over time.   Each class will use a bolster, blanket, self-massage ball and yoga blocks. 

Come prepared to float away into rest.

Workshop Schedule and Facilitator

Before teaming up with Mindful Strength Chris Bourke worked in mental health and addictions for over a decade and roots his teaching in that experience – placing a strong emphasis on practices that respect, support, and encourage an individual’s innate resilience. Chris has also completed some training with Neil Pearson and has a specific interest in the bio-psycho-social perspective and the poly vagal theory.

Sunday December 11, 2022

1:00-4:00 PM ET

Building Accessible and Enriching Recovery Practices that Supports Your Growth

Over the course of this 3-hour session, we will explore how small, subtle and sustainable practices can be quite powerful in your road to rest.  We will look at what can interrupt rest and make it hard to access, as well as the calming antidotes for those everyday challenges.

Chris will provide you with a step-by-step strategy that will help you include “rest days” or moments in your daily schedule.  The session will be broken down into three components:


1:00 – 1:10 – Welcome

1:10 – 1:30 – Feeling Safe and Soothed

1:30 – 2:30 – Small Simple Practices

2:30 – 2:40 – Break

2:40 – 3:55 – Restorative Practice

3:55 – 4:00 – Wrap-Up

Find new and novel ways to rest beyond just laying there and chilling out.  Session included 2 guided meditations.

Equipment You Need:

2 yoga blocks, bolster* 2 blankets, and self-massage balls like Yoga TuneUp (or similar product like a tennis ball).

*You can use blankets if you don’t have bolster.

Session will be live via zoom and recorded.

Includes extra guided meditations

Early Bird Price $75.00 CAD. Ends Nov 26

Regular Price $89.00 CAD. 

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