Activation Retreat


Do you want to enhance your potentiality for a transformative shift in your professional and personal life?

Are you aware of what prevents you from doing so, and how to overcome it?

The Mindsmatter Activation Retreat is an invitation to explore and elevate the five key pillars of activation to support your personal and professional development: Power, Heart, Freedom, Flow, and Wisdom.

The 5 Pillars of Activation


Gain insights into your essence, your intrinsic power and its origins, a key component for leadership and decision-making.


Cultivate a renewed sense of contact and engagement with yourself and others, essential for building meaningful and impactful relationships at work and in your life.


Learn to let go of what no longer serves you to best embody your highest potential, a critical factor for sustainable growth and innovation.


Transition your workflow from effortful striving to effortless efficiency, vital for maximizing productivity and reducing burnout.


Navigate from the turbulence of uncertainty to the clarity of informed insight and reduced friction, indispensable in today’s fast-paced world.


April 25th - 28th, 2024


Beatnik Hotel

279 Chem. du Lac Gale,
Bromont, QC
J2L 2S5


Limited to 20 participants

A transformative journey under the guidance of seasoned coaches and mindfulness experts,

Carl Lemieux and Bhaskar Goswami.


Through embodied and intuitive learning and practices, the Activation Retreat transcends conventional cognitive development approaches, offering participants transformative growth applicable to all roles and responsibilities.

What you can expect:

  • Wellness and relaxation: Balance is the key to a meaningful life, conscious leadership (of self or team) and creativity. Enjoy revitalizing activities such as movement, yoga, nature walks and meditation to promote your mental and physical well-being to better nurture our rich exchanges as well as prepare for the return to our often hectic lives.
  • Engaging workshops: Participate in interactive sessions led by our experienced facilitators. Explore topics related to the 5 Pillars of Activation through experiential activities.
  • Guided self-reflection: Take time to explore your life journey, both past and future. Through guided introspection and group discussions, you will gain insight into your strengths, values, limiting beliefs and areas for development.
  • Individual coaching: Let professional coaches guide you to explore areas of friction or potential that emerge during one-on-one sessions.
  • Networking and community: Connect with a diverse group of peers who share your commitment to leadership and mindful organizational management. Develop new, meaningful relationships that will last well beyond the retreat.
Activation Retreat - Mindsmatter

This unique experience will take place at the Beatnik Hotel, with relaxing pauses at the BALNEA spa + thermal reserve.

The Beatnik Hotel provides a unique, warm, and rustic experience that is harmonious with its exceptional natural surroundings.

BALNEA spa, founded in 2005, is one of Quebec’s leading day spas, renowned for redefining the art of relaxation and well-being. 

For more information, visit the BALNEA spa and Beatnik Hotel websites.

The pinnacle of over 60 successfully facilitated programs, the Activation Retreat is specifically designed to provide you with the tools and practical ideas necessary to improve your ability to navigate the uncertainty and opportunities that surround us.

Space is limited to ensure an intimate, focused and personalized experience. Register now to reserve your spot!

NOTE: You can make your reservation online by clicking the button above, or by phone at 450.534.2212 or 1.866.934.2212 (toll-free).


EARLY BIRD: $880 per person*
Regular Price: $910 per person* – price effective March 15, 2024

* Approximate price. Price may vary depending on the choice of accommodation.

The price includes accommodation, a 15% discount on massages and aesthetic treatments at the BALNEA spa, as well as access to the thermal experience:
- From 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm on Friday, April 26;
- 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm on Saturday, April 27;
- 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, April 28;
- Participants are welcome on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., for the additional cost of $50 (excluding treatments)

Arrival and Departure

Arrival: Thursday, April 25th, 2024 between 4:30PM – 6PM
Departure: Sunday, April 28th, 2024 at 3PM


Facilitated in English. French exchanges are welcomed.


Thursday, April 25th

  • 4:30pm: Settling in
  • 7pm: Supper
  • 8pm: Ice breaker + overview + practice
  • Spa experience not available

Friday, April 26th

  • 7am: Silent walk
  • 8am: Activation activity 1: FREEDOM
  • 10am: Brunch + free time
  • Noon: Activation activity 2: FREEDOM
  • 2:30pm: Activation activity 3: FLOW
  • 4:30pm: Free Time + Private mentoring/ coaching session
  • 6pm: Supper
  • 7pm: Activation activity 4: FLOW
  • 9pm: Late evening fire-side chat
  • Spa experience available from 6:30pm to 10pm

Saturday, April 27th

  • 7am: Silent walk
  • 8am: Activation activity 5: POWER
  • 10am: Brunch + free time
  • Noon: Activation activity 6: POWER
  • 2:30pm: Activation activity 7: LOVE
  • 4:30pm: Free time + Private mentoring/ coaching session
  • 6pm: Supper
  • 7pm: Activation activity 8: LOVE
  • 9pm: Late evening fire-side chat
  • Spa experience available from 6:30pm to 10pm

Sunday, April 28th

  • 7am: Silent walk
  • 8am: Activation activity 9: WISDOM
  • 10am: Brunch + free time
  • Noon: Activation activity 10: WISDOM
  • 2pm: Landing
  • Spa experience available till 8pm

15% discount on massages and aesthetic treatments


Vertical Growth Retreat - Morocco - Carl Lemieux

Carl Lemieux is a sought-after speaker and workshop facilitator. As an executive coach and seasoned management consultant (over 35 years), he has developed 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, (2) using neuroscience and well-researched practices to increase focus and presence, (3) deepening levels of self-regulation. He helps people become wiser in their decision-making while they reach greater levels of clarity, authenticity and inner peace.

Carl is a registered workplace psychologist and psychotherapist (OPQ), he holds an EMBA and is a qualified mindfulness teacher (MBSR). He recently co-authored Vertical Growth: How Self-Awareness Transforms Leaders and Organizations (Wiley 2022).

Carl speaks both English and French, and lives in Montreal.

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Vertical Growth Retreat - Morocco - Bhaskar Goswami

Bhaskar Goswami, a guiding figure in transformative leadership and mentoring, is the founder of BODHI, offering award-winning well-being solutions, and daana, a non-profit delivering global wellness programs.

Originating from Assam, India, he is deeply embedded in yogic traditions, having been trained by esteemed masters in India, Kuwait, and Canada. Bhaskar is a certified Master Coach with the Warrior Sage Trainings and is renowned for mentoring business leaders worldwide.

Besides personal development, he has a Master’s Honors in Electronic Engineering from Nottingham University, and a 10-year international engineering career. He is also the author of “Wisdom Stories – Book 1” and producer of the albums “Open Yoga” and “Wisdom Stories”.

As a speaker, he has led over sixty retreats and spoken at international events like the COP22 UN Climate Change Summit. Bhaskar is dedicated to catalyzing profound change in individuals and organizations, aligning their actions with their values for sustainable success and growth.

Bhaskar lives in Montreal with his wife and three children.

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