Welcome to Groundwork, a series of workshops grounded in Mindfulness based practices, tailored to reconnect with your body, rediscover your passions, live with intention and realign with your authentic self. We don’t always know where the road lies ahead, but we can know where we are now, and build the groundwork to find our path forward. Developed and led by Amy Winters, registered psychologist, and Brenda Rooney, 500hr certified yoga instructor, Groundwork offers a safe and supportive space to develop, explore and expand your Mindfulness practice. #StayGrounded


How strong is your foundation?

Whether you are new to Mindfulness or looking to deepen and expand your current practice, this workshop is designed to reconnect with your authentic sense of self, rediscover your passions, reconnect with the body and foster present moment awareness.  Foundations offers a combination of learning, movement, and breath, focusing on foundational skills that set the groundwork for a meaningful and sustainable Mindfulness practice.

Key Concepts Covered:

  • Authentic-Self
  • Living in alignment with your values and goals (Purposeful Living)
  • Radical Self-Care
  • Connecting the mind and the body, through breath
  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
  • Yoga practice
  • Meditation- It’s not what you think
  • Positive Affirmations/Gratitude
  • Keeping the Practice Going


Are you feeling stuck in your current life circumstances? Do you hold beliefs about yourself or your life that limit the options that feel possible? Or maybe you’re seeking personal growth, but are unsure of where to start? When we become attached to an aspect or idea about ourselves that is outdated, it limits the possibilities that we see available to us, and we get “stuck”. Unstuck offers a deeper exploration of our conceptual self, the beliefs we hold, the narratives we attach to and the barriers we create to living a fully authentic life. When we learn to identify and release our limiting beliefs, we let go of the ideas that hold us back and become open to the opportunities in front of us. This creates space to reconnect with our authentic self, and our ability to set and achieve goals.

Key Concepts Covered:

  • Conceptual Self
  • Personal Scripts
  • Authentic Self
  • Values Clarification
  • Living in alignment with your values and goals (Purposeful Living)
  • Radical Self Care
  • Taking the Observer View
  • Yoga Practice (movement and breath)

Who We Are

GroundWork was founded in 2023 by Amy Winters, Registered psychologist and Brenda Rooney, Certified yoga instructor. Together, Amy and Brenda bring over 25 years of experience in Mindfulness theory and practice and share a passion for teaching and guiding these practices with others.

brenda rooney, yoga instructor


A lover of yoga, nature, and community, I prioritize these pillars as a way of life and how I take care of myself. My journey with yoga and mindfulness has been one of transformation, self-discovery, and acceptance. Nearly 15 years ago now, it became my way to express and explore, allowing the rest of the world to fall away so I could simply be. In the spaces where I practiced, I discovered a sense of community, and the relationships formed nurtured my growth and offered fresh perspectives. It has been through yoga that I have uncovered my mission of supporting others in my truest way. My hope is to always create a container where
others can show up just as they are.


I am a registered psychologist and Mindfulness-based practitioner in Calgary, Alberta. I believe in a holistic approach to mental health and wellness in my professional and personal life, and view Mindfulness as a cornerstone to this approach. I believe that living a life that is in alignment with our authenticity is a fundamental component of mental wellness. I have a passion for exploration, time in nature, and lifelong learning, and am grateful for opportunities to collaborate, share and learn with others.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of each workshop?

Each half day workshop is 4 hours in length, light refreshments are provided.

Is prior experience with Mindfulness required?

Whether you are new to Mindfulness or looking to deepen and expand your current practice, GroundWork offers foundational skills that can be expanded on as you deepen your personal practice.

What should I bring to the workshop?

Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing and to bring a yoga mat, pen, and journal. Workbooks and light refreshments will be provided.

What is the cost of the workshop? What payment options are available?

The investment for half day workshops is $125.00 which is payable by credit card when registering, or by electronic funds transfer.

Is there a refund policy in case of cancelation?

Should a workshop be cancelled, a full refund will be issued. If you need to cancel your registration, a refund will be issued with a minimum of 48 hours’ notice (minus the Event Brite processing fees).

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