Weekend Workshop on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Nov. 25-27th

We are pleased to announce another MBSR Workshop at Cascadia Centre, with Dr. Eddie Berinstein, November 25 – 27, 2011.


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Throughout the year, Dr. Eddie Berinstein regularly offers workshops in MBSR at Cascadia Centre in Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast of BC. Call our contact number for information on the next upcoming fall weekend workshop.


Recipes from Jonnita

Jonnita Janot is our chef extraordinaire at Cascadia, and here are a few of her secret recipes. All her food is made fresh, from the freshest and most local ingredients she can find. Herbs and veggies from her own garden enhance the fresh local fish and wholesome organic grains. Here are some of the recipes she likes to use.


No Knead Artisan Bread

(from Bonnie Stern)

3 cups bread flour (or 1 part multigrain bread flour)
1 tsp-1 ½ tsp salt
¼ tsp dry yeast
1 ½ cup water, plus 1-2 Tbsp. warm
Extra flour, wheat bran, sesame seeds, cornmeal etc.

How To:
Proof yeast in water.
Mix together flour and salt.
Add yeast mixture to flour, mix with spoon. This will be wet.
Cover and let rise for 12-18 hours. Dough should double and have bubbles on surface.
Prepare parchment paper with generous sprinkling of flour
Invert dough onto parchment and form dough into shape
Try to handle the dough as little as possible.
Cover and let rise 2 hours.
Meantime: Heat over to 450F.
About 45 minutes before baking, place cast iron casserole pot with lid in oven.
Transfer dough with the parchment directly into pot, cover and bake for 30 minutes.
Uncover and bake for 20 minutes,
Cool on rack

Rosemary Cake

(from Canadian House and Home)

1/12 cups flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
½ tsp salt
4 eggs
¾ cup sugar
2/3 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh rosemary
How To:
Preheat oven to 325F.
Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
Beat eggs until foamy. Add sugar
Whip at high speed until pale yellow, has tripled in volume and falls from whisk in a thick ribbon,
Reduce speed to low and pour in oil and rosemary.
Add flour by hand, mixing until just combined.
Pour into loaf pan and bake 45 minutes or until skewer comes out clean.
Cool for 5 minutes and invert onto rack.
Serve with sweet fruit compote and whipped cream!


Rosen Weekend: Journey of Self-Discovery, Sept. 18-19


Women’s Mindfulness and Intimacy Weekend (June 11-13)

Women’s Mindfulness and Intimacy Weekend

June 11th to 13th, 2010  with Nancy Mortifee

Together we will explore issues that many women share. We’ll work with new ways to uncover and express feelings, untangle ourselves from others and find our own feet again. We will share the challenges and joys of re-inventing ourselves, discovering new creative outlets and having nourishing fun with other women.

This residential retreat is open to adult women of all ages with varying interests and life experiences. The common thread will be our desire to know and express ourselves more fully and to receive from one another the way women through the ages have always done. We will:

  • Share our stories in a confidential circle
  • Dance and move our bodies
  • Explore a variety of creative mediums
  • Enjoy healthy delicious meals prepared by someone else
  • Dress up and dress down
  • Try something new or try something old in a new way
  • Explore and express our maiden, mother and wise woman selves

“As women, we are constantly transitioning from one stage to the next. As a woman in mid-life, I have an urge to share this experience with others who are hungry to discover new parts of themselves and shift patterns that no longer serve them. Some women are looking to take this deeper journey into self, while others need simply to enjoy some restorative time for themselves. My commitment is to hold the space for both to occur.” Nancy Mortifee

Nancy Mortifee

Nancy Mortifee (nee Fischer) has been teaching adults and children for almost 30 years. An avid student of mindfulness, she joined international best-selling author, John Kehoe, to co-author Mind Power for Children, A Guide for Parents and Teachers, now translated into 5 languages. As the founding Executive Director of Goldie Hawn’s Bright Light Foundation, Nancy authored a school-based Mindfulness Education Program used by thousands of teachers and parents around North America. She has presented extensively, including at Omega Institute in NY, Hollyhock Retreat Centre in BC and Harvard University. Nancy’s passion for intercultural music led her to create the Westcoast Sacred Arts Society where she produced Canada’s Sacred World Music Festival for 5 years and the University of British Columbia’s Tribute to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. She is the vice-chair of the Seva Canada Society.

For this retreat, Nancy is delighted to be joined by longtime friend and publishing partner, Carol Sill. Carol has been involved in meditation and practice for over 30 years. After founding and encouraging the development of Sufi centers in Western Canada, teaching meditation in the open tradition of Inayat Khan, she now brings this consciousness and awareness to publications, community development and daily life. Carol will lead us in the beautiful and restorative Yoga Nidra practice.

Weekend Schedule

Please plan to arrive by 6:30 pm to settle in your room before dinner at 7 pm.The retreat concludes after lunch at 2:30 pm on Sunday.

Cascadia Centre, located in beautiful Roberts Creek on the Sunshine Coast

Weekend Fees
Includes accommodation, all meals, snacks, and of course, chocolate.
(*Some financial assistance available; to inquire, contact Nancy..)

Register directly with Mortifee Training
Email Nancy at: nancy@mortifeetraining.com
Call Nancy at: 604-266-6785

What to bring:
A list will be sent to all participants in advance.

Click here to find out more about Mindfulness & Intimacy