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live podcast recording : Our Anak's Motherhood Retreat: Parenting for Peace and Consciousness

After this passed Fall's powerful first Our Anak's Motherhood Retreat, we're back at it again. This time our day will focus on Parenting for Peace and Consciousness, led by mother, writer, educator and registered counsellor, Taraneh Erfan King, of Mind on Spirit

Parenting For Peace + Consciousness

The experience of parenting ranges from deep joy and elation to deep confusion and frustration. We sometimes hear that "it brings out the worst in us” and sometimes that “it brings out the best in us.” Conscious parenting is a complete shift in perspective on parenting: one that allows us to move into a higher state of awareness and mindfulness, making choices in our relationship with our child (and beyond) that free us of unhelpful, conditioned patterns of behaviour. Parenting in this ways is not at all about perfection or achievement. It is about restoring ourselves to wholeness for healthy, happy relationships. It is a way we begin to view and participate in the world around us, with our eyes and our hearts open. Practicing conscious parenting results in feelings of freedom, peace, contentment, joy and true connection. This mini workshop introduces participants to this alternative way of understanding the parent/child relationship, offers insights, practices and tools that allow for aha moments that have the potential to lead to new, more supportive, choices in our relationships. 

Led by Speaker, Taraneh Erfan King

Taraneh Erfan King, is a writer, educator and registered counsellor whose purpose is to hold space for conscious awakening. Her work is informed by her deep passion to create opportunities for inward development, and purpose-led transformation. She is currently focused on supporting parents in building conscious relationships with their children, allowing for the connection in their family unit to be a path to awakening, creating powerful ripples of healing and joy in all areas of their lives. Taraneh is also mom to two magic humans, and is writing a book on the topic of spiritual health and awakening. 

Post Talk Sweat Out, with Katie McKenzie

Katie McKenzie is a mother, creator, Lagree Master Trainer, and not to mention one badass mama with a contagious fire for life. She has a strong passion for supporting and empowering women and mothers, and has a genuine warmth to care for those around her. 

The Day

As soon as the doors open, we will start with refreshments for guests (because as mamas, we know we rarely have time to feed ourselves ;). Once settled we will begin our conversation with Taraneh, and then end with an internal fire-igniting session with Katie.

Nourish

We'll be enjoying delicious local food from some of our favourites. 

A Day Just For the Parents + Parents-To-Be

Please carve time out of your busy schedule to allow yourself to enjoy some unfiltered parent talk. Let go of the mom guilt, and please create space for yourself + arrange child care for your littles, so that you can dive into an afternoon of non-judgmental sharing with other parents. 

Earlier Event: February 26
Feelosophy @ lululemon Burrard
Later Event: March 3
Feelosophy @ the Garden Strathcona