Peace. This term symbolizes a state of well-being coveted by many people. This can be achieved and maintained by several constant efforts in various forms (meditation, work-life balance, harmonious relationships between couples or friends, etc.).
Do you have trouble coping with your emotions, or do you simply wish to work on achieving inner peace? Letting go, a concept that often seems abstract, may help. In fact, it is one of the paths that leads to inner peace, an essential part of a well-balanced existence.
Le Monastère offers playful and entertaining family yoga workshops, where parents and grandparents are encouraged to discover the benefits of yoga with their children and grandchildren, through improvisation and imagination. These family-related workshops are conducted under the direction of yoga teacher Marie-Claude Paradis. She explains the purpose of the family and its benefits for children and families.
Our collaborator Marie Eve Lécine, a meditation teacher, will be exploring with us the world of guided meditations.
“Art is good for you” has been a popular saying over the past few years. It’s concise, but meaningful: art truly has the power to humanize, question, soothe, and touch. “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,” said Pablo Picasso. So why deprive yourself?
The best adventure you can experience is to live a life specifically tailored to you. The most courageous thing you can do is dive deep within yourself to figure out what you love, and then dare to experience it. The 21st-century adventurer is no longer someone who travels around the world, but rather someone who looks inside themselves and creates a life that reflects them. But why is it so hard to simply be ourselves and own up to our desires?
Have you ever felt physically unwell after undergoing one of life’s big challenges, regardless of which kind? Physical and mental wellness go hand in hand, so it is natural to feel a certain discomfort in the absence of a connection with your deepest emotions.
For decades, advances in technology and economic growth have led us to transform our ways of life. Despite all the positive aspects of this growth, studies show that collectively, our level of stress and anxiety continues to increase, and our hectic pace of life always give us an impression of lacking time.
Have you ever meditated outdoors? Doing it surrounded by nature while the wind gently rocks you is nothing short of a magical experience. What could be more enchanting than relaxing in one of the many parks of Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Le Monastère des Augustines has five parks to suggest for your next meditation session in Old Quebec this summer!
In a personal desire to improve and mature, we sometimes tend to want to correct what we consider faults. Many cultural and social factors prompt us to eliminate our weaknesses so that we become what is called “the best version of ourselves.” However, focusing on areas for improvement, we miss an essential key to growth.