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Meditation with a Shelter Pet, May 4

The Ultimate-MUTT Mindfulness Experience! Live in the moment and let the animals lead the way!

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Meditation with a Shelter Pet, May 4
Meditation with a Shelter Pet, May 4

Time & Location

May 04, 2024, 10:15 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Welland, 60 Provincial St, Welland, ON L3B 5W7, Canada

About the event

Meditate with a Shelter Pet!

Craving some cuddly company while doing good for the community? Here's a FUNdraiser you won't want to miss!

Join us for a weekly 1:1 meditation session with a shelter pet. Led by Animal Reiki Meditation Practitioner and Teacher, Teresa, these classes will leave you with a YOUnique mindfulness experience while supporting the amazing work of the SPCA.

The Power of Mindfulness and/or Meditation:

  • Reduced Stress & Anxiety: Feel your worries melt away and unleash your inner peace.
  • Increased Focus & Clarity: Sharpen your mind and enhance your present moment awareness.
  • Improved Well-being: Boost your mood and promote overall happiness.
  • Mindfulness: Noticing and naming thoughts and returning to the breath, practicing shifiting your awareness in a shelter envrionment
  • Optimism and Perspective: Seeing the shelter pets for the PAWfection that they are (vs. stories we tell)
  • Open-mindedness: Let the animals be your greatest teacher. Be open to the lessons they will teach us.

Meditation isn't just for humans - Shelter Pets benefit too!

  • Building Trust: Your calm presence can help shelter pets build trust with humans
  • Peaceful Pause: Meditation time offers a much-needed break from the kennels
  • Learning Through Love: The sessions provide a chance for shelter pets to connect and let their true personalities shine (which can help them get adopted!)
  • Agency: Backed by research, giving animals agency to participate empowers them in the shelter - where they have few choices

Here's the scoop:

  • Sessions are on Saturdays. (1:1 or 2 participants max.)
  • Each session is by donation - We ask for a minimum $20 per person donation to the SPCA. Your contribution will help countless animals find their FURever homes.
  • Shelter Sounds? No sweat! Shelters can be a bit lively. Feel free to bring earplugs or calming music to create your own quiet space.
  • Cozy Clothes Key! Dress comfortably - and don't mind a little pet hair, it comes with the territory! Layers are helpful as the shelter can be cool, and please no baseball hats.
  • Treats for You, Not Them! While we love spoiling our furry friends, treats can be distracting during meditation.  Let's focus on the purrs (and maybe a few barks) and quiet time.

Sessions are 45-60 minutes, depending on our FUR-ends.   

The animals may want to connect or play a bit before settling in, and that's perfectly okay!  Sessions will vary. 

We will let the shelter pets guide the experience.  This is all about letting go of expectations and enjoying some quiet time with a cute companion. Some animals will snuggle in for meditation, and other animals will guide us to simply be in the present moment. 

Ready to de-stress with an adorable friend? RSVP today!

Space is limited to one session a week, so don't delay.

Together, we can create a calmer, happier world - for us and for the amazing animals of the SPCA.

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    The ulti-MUTT mindfulness experience

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