Vertical Growth Retreat | Depth Before Distance


We all wish to live a rich and meaningful life. A life that is aligned with what is important—to us, and our communities. Yet, our current reality often prevents us from living intentionally. As we grapple with accelerated social change, loss of confidence in many of our institutions, and prolonged uncertainty regarding world events, our focus shifts to getting through each day. As distractions multiply, our work and our personal lives begin to overlap and meaningful connections can dwindle away.


The Vertical Growth Retreat is an invitation to put away all distractions so you may fully explore and experience presence, healing and expansion. It is an invitation to experience a unique developmental journey that fosters healthy performance through increased presence, radical acceptance, and heartfelt human connections. The Vertical Growth Retreat will give you the tools to tap into the meaning and purpose you desire.


Feb. 9th - 12th, 2023


895 Chem. des Diligences, Eastman, QC J0E 1P0


Limited to 20 participants

A unique developmental journey

From February 9th to 12th 2023, mindfulness experts Bhaskar Goswami and Carl Lemieux invite you to join an intimate community of 20 people and explore a greater level of self-understanding and discover how to deepen your professional and personal lives in these challenging times.


Combining the gentle rhythms of mindfulness practices, experiential teachings, and cognitive/behavioral science-based exercises, the Vertical Growth Retreat will be guided by cutting-edge psychological research, and steeped in the ancient wisdom of Eastern philosophies.

This combination of modern and traditional teachings will make the 4-day retreat a powerful experiential journey that will enhance your innate ability (and desire) to show up—in all aspects of your life. Your time with Bhaskar, Carl and like-minded peers will be an opportunity to:

Cultivate greater self-awareness and presence

Deepen your understanding of ancient practices and wisdom and the latest research in mindfulness, presence and well-being

Gain clarity

Experience clarity as a practice to move toward a more intentional and valued way of life

Improve self-management

Develop the ability to release unwanted reactive patterns and enhance psychological flexibility

Develop authentic connections

Connect to yourself and to others in a nourishing and meaningful way

The Vertical Growth Retreat will take place at the beautiful Eastman Spa and Retreat Center. We will be inaugurating the Center’s brand new Oasis Pavilion, a natural, peaceful setting that was designed to host world-class retreats. Eastman Spa was awarded ‘Canada’s Best Wellness Retreat 2021’ by the prestigious World Spa Awards. The Spa is also the winner of ‘The Best Emphasis on Wellness & Health in Culinary Travel 2022,’ granted by the jury at the World Food Travel Association for its restaurant’s unique Tonique Cuisine™. 

Register now to begin your journey towards a greater, more meaningful life


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 people 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 Growth.

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

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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 practices.

Bhaskar is the founder of BODHI, an organization offering genuine wellbeing to people in homes, businesses, schools and special care centers. 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.

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$1,147 - $1,825 depending on choice of accommodation

Price includes:

Facilitation with Carl and Bhaskar, 3 nights of accommodation, 3 evening meals, 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, access to daily activities, access to Nordic baths, gym and 15 km of trails

We wish for this retreat to be accessible to all. If your current situation does not allow you to pay this amount, we invite you to reach out to us, as we will be offering scholarships to foster inclusivity.


Facilitated in English. French exchanges are welcomed.


Carpooling will be organized if needed