Power of Presence Retreat | Exploring Now


Carl Lemieux, psychologist and qualified mindfulness teacher and Bhaskar Gosmawi, senior yoga and meditation teacher

July 13th to 16th, 2023



Psst. You can also contribute to the well-being of a loved one by purchasing a gift card applicable to the reservation of this retreat

Our brain spends 50% of its time wandering with an 80% negative bias

We tend to repeat the same stories over and over again with limited added value, we often get lost ruminating about the past or anticipating a future that seldom happens the way we envisioned it. We are basically stealing time away from the awe that awaits us moment by moment, cultivating presence, connection and joy as it unfolds under our noses. Studies show that a busy mind is an unhappy and unproductive mind. Taming the mind, and cultivating presence opens us up to awe, unleashing greater human potential, increasing joy, inner peace and healthier performance in this fast changing and at times challenging world we live in.

Presence and awe are embodied experiences

The Power of Presence Retreat will provide an experiential perspective, through practices, exploration, inspiring teachings and rich dialogues with like-minded travelers to go beyond a cognitive understanding of these states of mind, and body. They are best understood through a range of modalities that we will collectively explore in the enchanting and stimulating space created by the Eastman Spa and Retreat Center.

Curated and led by mindfullness experts

Carl Lemieux

Carl Lemieux is a sought-out speaker and workshop facilitator.  He is also a psychotherapist, an executive coach and seasoned consultant with over 35 years of expertise in strategy, cultural transformation and leadership development. Carl’s strengths lie in developing the potential of humans as they face increasingly complex lives, by (1) enhancing personal mastery and leadership of others (2) using neuroscience and well-researched practices to increase focus (3) deepening levels of connection. He helps them become wiser in their decision-making while they reach greater levels of authenticity and inner peace. 
Carl is a registered psychologist (OPQ), EMBA and a qualified mindfulness teacher (MBSR). In 2022, he published Vertical Grow

Bhaskar Goswami

Bhaskar Goswami is an acclaimed speaker and a senior yoga and meditation teacher from Assam, India. He is an embodiment specialist dedicated to helping people access the wisdom of their bodies through mindfulness practises. Bhaskar is the founder of BODHI, an organization offering genuine well-being to people in homes, businesses, schools and special care centres. Bhaskar has published two international albums, Open Yoga and Wisdom Stories and is the author of Wisdom Stories – Book 1.
Bhaskar has a Masters Honors in Electronic Engineering from the University of Nottingham (England) and a 10-year international engineering career. He lives in Montreal (Canada) with his family of three children.

Your time with Bhaskar and Carl will be an opportunity to:

  • Explore the different doorways to calm the mind to access inner peace and alignment
  • Surrender to spaciousness and the depth of the present moment
  • Discover the omnipresence of awe
  • Learn from nature and how we are part of its innate wisdom
  • Connect to yourself and to others in a nourishing and meaningful way

The ideal place for clearing your mind and energizing your body

This retreat includes :

Lodging in one of our 8 pavilions

Tonique Cuisine meals, a tasty anti-inflammatory gastronomy

Unlimited access to all the facilities of the site: thermotherapy, gym and 15 km of trails

Sessions of your choice offered on our daily activity calender

Possibility of adding treatments and consultations: massage, facial, naturopathy consultation and more.

Le calendrier d'activités inclut à chacun des forfaits propose des activités et conférences telles que le yoga, l'Essentrics, la marche en forêt, la méditation, et tellement plus.
La Cuisine Tonique est sans gluten, sans protéines laitières, gaute en lipides et basse en lipide, servie pour le déjeuner, le diner et le souper

In the enchanting setting of the Oasis

Une retraite bien-être au coeur de la nature des Cantons-de-l'Est pour atteindre ses objectifs mieux-être
Discover these pavilions

This retreat takes place in one of the Oasis pavilions founded on the best principles of sustainable development, in the heart of nature. In addition to its beautiful glass room, this pavilion offers an infrared sauna, a 4-season solarium and a roof terrace.

Sleep in the Oasis

By choosing an Oasis room, you will be accommodated in the establishment where all the workshops of the retreat will be held, allowing you to settle down completely.

Room typeEconomicRegularOasisSuperiorSuperior mountain viewSpacious mountain view
3-nights single occ.$1355$1466$1552$1666$1790$1833
3-nights double occ.$1245$1301$1345$1399$1463$1482