Mary Paterson

Author / Teacher / Adventurer

Website for: Mary Paterson, author of the spiritual memoir, The Monks and Me: How 40 Days in Thich Nhat Hanh’s French Monastery Guided Me Home; yoga/meditation instructor; Buddhist practitioner; adventurer.

The Magic of Transformation
 Aligning with the Power of the Moon

A 5-week group meditation course on Mondays at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm beginning on the New Moon: February 26th - and finishing on the following New Moon: March 26th, 2018
(Maximum participants = 10)

"The moon lives in the lining of your skin." Pablo Neruda


COURSE DESCRIPTION: The New Moon and the Full Moon are powerful times to expand yourself, create bright new ideas, manifest those ideas, and release doubt and negativity. The phase of the New Moon (the Dark Moon) is a time for introspection and an opportunity to release and renew. It is a time to reflect on what you need to let go of – unhealthy patterns of thinking, fears, and regrets – and set powerful intentions to commit to your wellbeing, and joy. To let go is to surrender. Surrendering is not about giving up. Letting go is a very courageous act. The mind wants to hold on to negative thoughts and emotions, and the ego has a vice grip on pain and resentment. During the time of the Full Moon, the ego is at its strongest and selfish tendencies arise. With the New Moon however, we are empowered to see ourselves as part of the whole community of life on the planet, and recognize our responsibilities in the world. When you release old, negative habits, you create space for an enormously fulfilling new life.

This 5-week course will be held on Monday’s the "Day of the Moon" which is filled with illumination, magic and mystery. Due to the moon’s influence, on Mondays we might feel more sensitive, intuitive, and emotional. It is an ideal day to reflect more deeply and connect with the longings of your spirit. 

Course Fee: $345 + HST
Save $50 with early registration by January 31st, 2018 : $295 + HST


  • A deeper understanding of how to consistently let go of negative emotions and destructive habits
  • A weekly guided meditation practice to let go of negativity, fears, and regrets
  • tools to continue your at-home practice
  • Specific yogic teachings on how to flow with the energies of the moon phases
  • A weekly examination of sacred teachings on the power of meditation and mindfulness
  • Effective tools to enhance all areas of your life
  • Music mantra files
  • Ongoing support and connection with a community of like-minded people

*For more information and to request a spot:
(Please note: places fill up quickly.)

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