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Stop Waiting! Katalis retreats are entirely dedicated to improving your physical and cognitive performance - naturally. Take the opportunity to slow down, relax and recharge. Become inspired by our health and wellness professionals. Pick-up some practical tips to take away from the retreat and integrate them into your daily routine. Welcome and acquaint yourself with a new-found sense of balance and well-being in your life. All Katalis participants gain access to the highly acclaimed "Wellness Inventory" for a period of 12 months. Register now

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The following is a list of reasons why you should attend one of our retreats.

  • Learn essential self-care responsibilities

  • Revitalize both the body and mind

  • Learn simple to advanced mindfulness and meditation techniques

  • Improve Cognitive Performance Significantly

  • Strengthen overall health & well-being

  • Identify specific areas of life that motivate you most to change

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  • Create a personalized action plan

  • Learn strategies and gain tools to make desired changes in your life

  • Improve your ability to respond more effectively to stress

  • Learn how to produce more and better manage your energy

  • Appreciate the success building process

  • And so much more…


Here are the dates of the next retreats.

Chemin vers le bien-être
February, 27 2018


Pathway to wellness
February, 28 2018


290 $/person
Faciliter le retour au travail d’un employé
March, 14 2018


Gestion du stress
March, 21 2018


395 $/person


Here are the retreats we offer.

Katalis Retreats include:
  • an educational component examining the concept of stress,
  • an educational component examining the concept of mindfulness and meditation,
  • exploring and developing practical tools to help manage daily bouts of stress and anxiety,
  • simple exercises that can be easily performed at home that integrates the material explored in class.

8:00 Welcome - juice and breakfast
9:00 Welcoming address
9:15 Introduction to full consciousness
10:15 Meditative Yoga Session / Full Consciousness
11:15 Introduction to the thermal experience
11:30 Thermal Experience (RDC included)
12:30 Healthy meal
14:30 Awareness raising practice and action plan
15:35 End of activities and Relaxation and thermal experience


During this Katalis retreat, you will interact with fundamental concepts of what constitutes genuine Human health the well-being. In addition, all participants obtain the tools to elevate individual energy levels concerning all aspects improving personal health and well-being.

9:00 Welcome - juice and healthy breakfast
9:30 Meditation
9:45 Introduction to health and wellness
10:35 Break
10:45 Body awareness session
11:35 Introduction to the Thermal Experience, Thermal Experience (including DRC), Healthy Meal
14:30 Health & Wellness Action Plan
15:20 Meditation
15:35 End of activities and Relaxation and thermal experience


During this Katalis retreat, you will discover the power of Kundalini Yoga and its unique approach to meditation. Above all, it is a profound contact with oneself, an imposed elevation of self-awareness. It allows you to know yourself, your needs, wants, and desires better. Kundalini Yoga stimulates more intuitively than intellectually and helps you to better manage all levels of physical, mental, and emotional responsibilities.

8:00 Welcome - Organic fresh juice and healthy breakfast
9:00 Welcoming address
9:15 Initiation to Kundalini Yoga with France Nadeau, Kundalini Yoga teacher
10:25 Meditation and Gong
11:15 Introduction to the thermal experience
12:30 Healthy meal with Chef Norman Aitken Chef of Nordik (gluten-free and vegetarian)
13:45 Russian Sauna Aufguss with exfoliation, followed by herbal tea and a snack
14:30 Meditation to the sound of mantra with Gong bath
15:35 Relaxation and thermal experience


Experienced professionals who teach you the best.

Maryse Dion

Dr. Maryse Dion (MD; FRCPC)

Dr. Dion is a private practice psychiatrist in Ottawa. Previously, she worked in hospital and community settings. In addition to adult general psychiatry, Dr. Dion specializes in physician health and wellness. She acts as a consultant to the Health Promotion Program in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. She is particularly interested in the following topics: happiness, resilience, mindfulness and the positive effects of exercise on the brain.

Dr. Dion earned her doctorate in medicine at the Université de Sherbrooke and completed her specialty in psychiatry at the University of Ottawa.

Eve de Macar

Eve de Macar (Occupational therapist)

Having always been interested in understanding the human being and motivated to work in helping relationships, Eve completed a bachelor's degree in psychology at UdeM and a master's degree in occupational therapy from Mcgill University. These studies allow her to develop a holistic vision of health and wellness, principles that she finds in the foundations and practice of yoga. Eve completes an intensive month-long certification at the Ashram Sivanada Yoga Camp to deepen her personal practice and teach others about the benefits of yoga.

As an occupational therapist, she is currently working in the field of mental health, with a focus on rehabilitation and job retention. The services offered include helping the individual develop a better life balance to promote physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. She combines relaxation principles with her interventions, including mindfulness and yoga, to develop practical tools for better management of stress, emotions and thoughts.

Eve therefore offers yoga and meditation classes that aim to develop a global psychological well-being by allowing you to take a break and enjoy a moment of relaxation leading to better stress management.

Eve de Macar

Carl Brouillette, occupational therapist and founder of the retreats

Carl completed a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Université Laval and a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (rehabilitation option) from Université de Montréal. Through his support of people with mental health problems, he quickly realized that beyond a medical diagnosis, these same people could discover themselves, blossom and recover. He continued his studies and completed the Wellness 360 coaching certification, Health coaching certification and Wellness inventory facilitator certification. The retreats were created with the aim of educating, inspiring and guiding as many people as possible in their journey towards well-being.

"At the center of your being you know you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want." Lao Tzu

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have any questions? We have answers.

Where is it and how do I get there?

The map and contact information can be found in the contact us section. You can also call for more specific details.

I have medical problems. Can I participate?

Absolutely. The important thing is that you respect any medical contraindication that may have been issued by your doctor.

What types of payment do you accept?

All payments are accepted. You can also pay at Nordik Spa-Nature in Chelsea. But call us to reserve your spot.

Can I get a refund?

Yes, up to 72 hours in advance.

Address of the retreats
16 Chemin Nordik,
Chelsea, QC J9B 2P7