Mindful Self-Compassion

Women’s Virtual Retreats with Heather Klemanski
January 30 & February 6, 2021


Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness
to ourselves that we would give to others.
~ Christopher Germer


Join us for the opportunity to explore and enhance your understand of what it means to foster self-compassion.  And together we will explore ways to take loving care of the most important person in your life ~ You!

You will explore and learn to use tools and techniques that will enhance your self-care toolbox. You will learn how to talk to yourself more lovingly and ultimately treat yourself with compassion. You will learn ways to nourish yourself and connect to your own wants and needs without sacrificing your relationships. And you will begin to understand the importance of creating a life that is rich with experiences and filled with joy, compassion, and deep connection.


Begin by listening as you answer the question . . .
How can I be true to myself?



If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
~ Jack Kornfield



In this four-hour retreat you will learn to see how self-compassion, encouragement, leisure, and fun can deeply enrich and enliven your life. And how utilizing your self-care toolbox in new and exciting ways ~ through mindfulness, play, and reflection ~ can nourish you in new and vitally important ways.

Through elements such as connection, awareness, recognition and elation, you will create your own distinct and unique self-care plan that will create a more authentic, peaceful and meaningful life.

Why Self-Care now?

Because in the time of Covid it is even more vital that you find ways to feel truly nurtured and begin to treat yourself like your own best friend. And in order to connect to your true authentic self and attend to your true wants and needs, it requires being aware of what brings you joy.

Authentic self-care is about befriending and creating a relationship with yourself that is deeply rooted in trust and your mind-body connection. It is then that you can create balance between the physical, mental, and emotional components that make up self-care.

Through this retreat you will learn how authentic self-care can . . .

~ Connect you to what matters most to you.
~ Position you to prioritize your own needs.
~ Motivate you to create healthy, meaningful new habits.
~ Inspire a positive mindset.
~ Help you advocate for your own well-being.


Talk to yourself as you would someone you love.

~ Brene Brown



During this four-hour retreat, you will explore the foundational skills of mindfulness and mindful self-compassion. You will learn simple tools for treating yourself with kindness and compassionate and understand how these can be a motivator for change and enhanced joy.

Self-compassion is a courageous attitude that stands up to harm, including the harm that we unwittingly inflict on ourselves through self-criticism, self-isolation, or self-absorption. In this retreat you will work with the three key components of self-compassion: self-kindness; a sense of common humanity; and balanced, mindful awareness.

Through this retreat you will come to see that practicing self-compassion will:

~ Provide you with emotional strength and resilience.
~ Help you to admit your shortcomings.
~ Motive you to be kinder to yourself.
~ Allow you to forgive yourself when needed.
~ Assist you in relating wholeheartedly to yourself and others.
~ Most importantly . . . . give you authentically back to you!


Heather Klemanski is a professional retreat facilitator, having completed the Sedona Women’s Institute’s 160 hour Facilitator Training Program. She is a mindfulness facilitator, self-love advocate and inspirational speaker known for her enthusiasm, kindness, and straight-forward nature. Heather’s passion is to connect people to their authentic joy and purpose so that they can live freely.  By utilizing the tools of mindfulness and self-compassion, Heather has changed her life in wondrous ways and that has inspired her to share these transformational skills with others.  She is trained as a facilitator in the healing modalities of mindfulness, mindful self-compassion, laughter yoga, play workshops and in creating unique programs and retreats. All of her offerings are tailor-made to enrich participants life with love, joy, awareness and a deep connection to themselves.  For more information on Heather, please click here: www.heatherklemanski.com


Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
Without them humanity cannot survive.

— Dalai Lama


Please note: These two powerful and timely virtual retreats can be taken separately or together.

~ The Self-Care retreat will be held Saturday, January 30th from 9am ~ 1pm PT (10am ~ 2pm MT, 11am ~ 3pm CT, 12pm ~ 4pm ET) on Zoom.

~ The Self-Compassion retreat will be held on Saturday, February 6th from 9am ~ 1pm PT (10am ~ 2pm MT, 11am ~ 3pm CT, 12pm ~ 4pm ET) on Zoom.


RETREAT FEE: $75 for each retreat or $125 for both retreats
Please note: If you cannot afford the registration fee due to current economic issues, please contact info@SedonaWomensInstitute.com with a line of explanation in order to receive our discounted rate.


TO REGISTER FOR THE SELF-CARE RETREAT and pay your $75 retreat fee, please click here.


TO REGISTER FOR THE SELF-COMPASSION RETREAT and pay your $75 retreat fee, please click here.


TO REGISTER FOR BOTH RETREATS and pay your $125 retreat fee, please click here.


OR CALL US at 928-254-1897.

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