"I highly recommend Karen Whynott's Perfect Health Retreat. A great escape! Wonderful weekend offered a wealth of information, relaxation techiques including meditation and yoga as well as opportunities to share knowledge and ask questions. I enjoyed getting to know the other participants. Cozy lodge offered a spectacular ocean view. Fireplace added to ambience. An educational expanding experience with spiritual depth."
--Marcia Pierce Harding. November, 2009
""I highly recommend the Perfect Health Retreat. I attended this retreat as a 50th birthday present that I gave to myself. I work in the helping profession and at the time I was feeling over extended in many ways. However, by attending the Perfect Health Retreat and experiencing such a relaxing, calming, and supportive environment, I was given an invaluable opportunity to focus on myself and to learn new tools towards improving self care, health and balance. It was definitely worth the investment, as it's the gift that keeps on giving!" Namaste"
--Clara, June 2009
"What an eye opener ! The best course I ever attended. Comfortable and beautiful learning environment with a view of the ocean . I especially loved learning about the connection with nature. love"
--Dorothea, November 7, 2010.
"I feel very grateful to have learned Primordial Sound Meditation from my sister, Karen. I learned how to meditate and the tremendous benefits of meditation in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. I find I go into a deep meditative state very easily with Primordial Sound Meditation. It is very relaxing and easy to do. Everything in life seems easier with meditation. Things just seem to flow and come to you in a stress free and relaxed state. I am no longer tired. My mind is more clear. I am more attuned and attentive to every aspect of my life. It was truly a life changing experience and is the best gift you could ever give to yourself."
--Wendy Dauphinee, January 25, 2011
"Dear Karen: I want you to know I had an amazing weekend. Your love and enthusiasm for teaching the Perfect Health program is boundless and you made all of us feel so welcomed. Your wisdom touched me as a student and as a teacher of yoga. You enlightened me in more ways than I would have ever imagined and in such a short periof of time. The program itself is amazing. Karen you inspired me to learn and investigate more. You validated each of us in what we knew and could contribute and made us feel no question asked was inconsequential. This truly is the hallmark of a great teacher. You allowed us the freedom to feel safe and nurtured and succeeded in bringing out the best in us..."
--Jeri Pero-Fraser, Yoga Teacher June 26, 2011
""I attended Karen's Chopra Health and Wellness Retreat at a time in my life when I was seeking stress management as well as inspiration and this course gave me beautiful and natural tools that I can work with every day. I had a wonderfully relaxing weekend with my new husband and greatly enjoyed spending time in the retreats beautiful setting. I left at the end of the course feeling very nourished and connected, and I encourage anyone seeking self-discovery and wellness to attend and listen to the beautiful wisdom Karen has to share with us.""
--Amanda Crewe, RMT June 2011 www.scrolltreemassage.com
"My experience at White Point, attending the Perfect Health retreat, was powerful and one of the first introductions I had to this amazing life science of Ayurveda. I feel truly blessed and extremely grateful to you Karen for creating and sharing your knowledge and wisdom at this workshop.""
--C. Saunders, RN, June 2009
"Karen provides a caring, supportive environment which encouraged me to examine my lifestyle and introduced new behaviors that support health and vitality. My Perfect Health experience will lead me to a renewed spirit and healthier body."
--Kathleen Stitt, Museum Administrator April, 2012
"" I have taken both the Perfect Health weekend as well as the Primordial Sound Meditation weekend and I have to say that both retreats exactly one year apart from each…were life changing and have helped me come to a better place today. I cannot say enough..words won't describe, you must just experience.""
--Joline Vasallo, June 2012
"I have to say that attending your class really opened my eyes. I am pleased to say that almost everything on my list of "where I want to be in 6 months" has happened and I am in an amazing place in my life. Last year, on my birthday, I decide that this year was going to be for me, a focus on my happiness...I started with your class and am coming full circle with Seduction of Spirit. It really has been an amazing journey. And you know what? I even find myself giving and receiving hugs without hesitation! Big steps for me!"
--Perfect Health participant, 2011
"“As a healthy minded and informed consumer, I have felt bombarded my contradicting tips and hints for healthy living. We have an endless stream of latest fads only producing more sickness, obesity and unhappiness in our abundant Canadian society. While looking for something that made more sense I found Karen’s expert private teaching of the Deepak Chopra’s Perfect Health program.
I realized how disconnected I had become from nature while learning of these universal laws, dietary choices, and rhythms of nature. The common sense wisdom of being formed of five natural elements air, space, fire, water, and earth, struck home to me. I learned my unique nature, my imbalances and how to naturally refresh and soothe my body and mind with a gentle approach to sustained life style choices: the idea of ‘leaning towards good habits’ really connected with me.
Karen’s caring teaching helped me to adopt a simple meditation practice to calm, refresh and focus me. Often I felt like a frenetic ferret running on a treadmill – now I have an inner focus I never thought possible. She has taught me to be more and do less. “"
--Kathy Hickman, Facilitator, Speaker and Professional Coach, St. John’s NL, October 2012
"I gave myself time to experience more self awareness and allowed some healing time. Karen is an excellent teacher. Her relaxed approach was very appreciated sharing her knowledge in simple terms and in such a beautiful atmosphere what a gift she has given me and what a gift I allowed myself to receive.
Most powerful experience: connection to nature."
--Rebecca Parkins, RMT December 2013
"Karen has a peaceful, unique style welcoming approach.
I felt before I came that if I did not find a path to calm down I would literally die soon. So to my surprise it happened within the first hour with Karen’s guidance. Amazing.
Most powerful experience: group experience, sharing, natural, casual environment."
--Mary Lou MacDonald, CEO December 2013
"I came to this retreat looking for ways to add to my awakening of my being. I found I was validated in my current practices and surprised to learn which parts of my healing I need to work on. Karen allowed us to each share our own wisdom and validated those.
Most powerful experience: The experience of coming together with like-minded people in all areas of careers, circumstances, etc."
--Heather Boudreau, Educational Assistant December 2013
"Enjoyed learning the content. Felt very welcome. Felt very loved, safe and secure. Very nurturing environment.
Felt I learned the tools to make changes in my life to have better health.
I feel empowered by the knowledge I have received.
Most powerful experience: meditation."
--Cynthia Isabelle, RN December 2013
"The program information and activities have given me considerable calmness and relaxation. The mediation practices have been very beneficial,calming, relaxing, leaving all the worries of life, troubles behind.
Karen, you are a warm enthusiastic teacher and had all my attention for all you had to share about the program.
Loved the location.
Most powerful experience: meditation, especially. And learning about what foods and activities would suit me. Can’t wait to bring these practices, changes into my life."
--Audrey Jessome, Workplace Consultant/WCB December 2013
"Wonderful opportunity to nurture body, soul and mind.
Karen is an inspirational leader, imparting knowledge and strategies to embrace a balanced life."
--Marcia Harding, Retired Teacher December 2013
"Enjoyed it. It's amazing the power we have within. Chair yoga is something I will actually do! Great presentation of meditation and strong belief in it. Well projected. All questions were welcomed and answered. I will actually incorporate this in my daily life. Teacher has "been there" been where you are.
Most powerful experience was meditation."
--Mary Bent, Mariner January 2013
"A lot of information well presented in a short period of time. Karen was very helpful and approachable. I felt I received the tools necessary to continue what I have learned here this weekend. Great location. Having my room so close to the retreat room was very convenient.
Most powerful was the meditation, the walks and the sharing."
--Margaret Matheson, Retired January 2013
"Karen is wonderful. She is intuitive, insightful, enthusiastic, supportive, motivating, very knowledgeable, warm and generous, happy and sweet, and very kind. She is very inspiring and generously shares her life experiences. She paid close attention to us as individuals even though it was a group session. Thank you Karen!
The subjects we covered were varied and interesting including practical tips to use. I feel very excited and inspired to start putting into practice everything that I have learned.
The location was perfect. A warm cozy inviting room with fireplace.
The whole experience was powerful."
--Wendy Coolen, Horticulturist January, 2013
"Comfortable atmosphere. Warm welcoming teacher, knowledgeable explaining how an ayurvedic lifestyle can be your own lifestyle. Enjoyed the meditation mantras and the chakra toning. Loved the location in nature."
--Karen VanLarken, CCA January 2013
"My wife, son and I all enjoyed the retreat very much. All of us really enjoyed Karen, especially those moments when Karen went "off script" and just offered words of wisdom. She has inspired us to do more research on Chopra philosophies and we have a great start to implementing her advice in our day to day living."
--Paul Leger and family, April 2013
"I'm safely back home and very much enjoying my PSM practice. Thank you so much for instructing me. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our time together, it went by too quickly. You are a beautiful person and a gifted teacher and I'm honored to be your student. I felt a lovely sense of connection with you. You effortlessly explained PSM, and answered questions I didn't realize I had. I have noticed some changes, one especially significant change. For some time I have been dwelling on something from my past, trying without success to let go. I've been able to let go since beginning PSM. It was what was keeping me awake at night. Sleeping great now and feeling on top of the world! From the heart, thank you & bless you.
This is the greatest gift you & I have given me.
Love & Joy,
--Wanda Kennedy, Oromocto, New Brunswick, June 24, 2013.
"Karen was very knowledgeable, approachable and went with the flow. I really enjoyed this retreat. I am taking so much home with me to incorporate into my life."
--Krista Lettues, June 4, 2013
"Karen was a wonderful facilitator. I had read very little about this subject before so it was a whole new experience. I enjoyed it very much and have many ways to incorporate this in my daily life."
--Judy Nicholoson, Bathurst, N.B. June 4, 2013.
"I loved the retreat. Karen has a wonderful way of explaining the hows and whys. She has a lovely way of communicating. This was very informative and I am looking forward to going home and practicing everything I learned. Namaste."
--Margo Wood, Bedford, N.S. June 4, 2013
"Karen is excellent and she certainly made this experience very special. The content was wonderful. I would have enjoyed more yoga or a separate yoga retreat. Otherwise, everything was perfect."
--Christina Wood, Halifax, N.S. June 4, 2013
"Very good program. Teacher very qualified."
--Jack Nicolson, Bathurst, N.B. June 4, 2013.
""I'm safely back home and very much enjoying my PSM practice. Thank you so much for instructing me. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our time together, it went by too quickly. You are a beautiful person and a gifted teacher and I'm honored to be your student. I felt a lovely sense of connection with you. You effortlessly explained PSM, and answered questions I didn't realize I had. I have noticed some changes, one especially significant change. For some time I have been dwelling on something from my past, trying without success to let go. I've been able to let go since beginning PSM. It was what was keeping me awake at night. Sleeping great now and feeling on top of the world! From the heart, thank you & bless you.
This is the greatest gift you & I have given me. "
Love & Joy,
This testimonial dated June 24, 2013."
--Wanda Kennedy, Oromocto, New Brunswick, June 24, 2013.
"Retreat was affirming and motivating. Karen is welcoming and supportive. I have a better understanding of Ayurveda and how I can incorporate it with my faith/religious practice without conflict at all. It was powerful to share this retreat with women of all ages."
--Nina MacDonald, December 3,2014
"I love Karen Whynott. She is kind, caring, loving and an excellent teacher. She knows the science of life and it shows. She created a place where I felt safe to be myself and learn what I need to begin the next part of my journey. I am especially grateful for the meditation, yoga and breathing. December 3, 2013."
"I enjoyed the retreat very much. I have been on a journey to improve my health for over a year. The course content reinforced my current practices and provided lots of great info on what I can add, improvements in diet, self massage and meditation. Karen is an excellent facilitator and guide, so generous and enthusiastic in sharing."
"This was the best course I have ever taken. Perfect Health has granted me the understanding and the tools to get through life at my full potential instead of a shell depleted by stress. Karen Whynott is an inspiration. She really radiates the principles of the Ayurvedic Lifestyle and presented the material in a meaningful and practical way. She is extremely supportive, nurturing, a perfect instructor for this type of course.
December 3, 2013."
--Andrea Hunt, RMT
"As soon as I met Karen, I knew this was going to be a wonderful experience. She made us comfortable, open and inspired. I learned a lot about myself and will be following the perfect health program. I especially enjoyed the meditation teachings and Karen's welcoming energy. I love White Point! Thank you!
December 3, 2013."
"Loved learning the three mind body principles, six tastes, foods to heal your body, using mantras in mediation and yoga that works for me. Emotional freedom was powerful for me. Karen is great and really brings that calm and loveliness into the space."
--Judy Boutilier August 2014
"Learning meditation was so helpful as I thought you had to somehow quiet th mind. Sanskrit, object and self referral all interesting. The doshas were a wow.. this will lead to better understanding of self and others. Our teacher A plus plus, she helped me create a safe space to be and do say what I need to do."
--Marilyn Bauman August 2014
"I thoroughly loved this experience. Having read Deepak Chopra's "Perfect Health" I was familiar with the concept and the science but Karen was able to make it real and answer my questions. Karen is grounded and a wonderful teacher of Perfect Health. White Point staff super friendly and accommodating. Most powerful for me was getting in-depth meditation instruction."
--Michelle Dormody, November 2014
"The content of this program was tremendous, overwhelming really. A lot of info packed into a short time. The course shows all the simple things we can do to make ourselves better. "Least effort" sounds great. I found the interactions with the other women to be most powerful."
--Lorraine Tate, May 2015
"Lots of great info and excellent food for thought. Teacher very open to group discussions. Very comfortable environment. Very informative and life changing. Most powerful was our connection to Nature.. using all our senses to heal."
--Wilma Vanickle May 2015
"Program is well developed, both manual and the power point. a good balance of theory and practice. Karen is very knowledgeable and competent teacher. She creates a safe and supportive learning environment. She is also very engaging and presents the information and facilitates practices in a comfortable and enthusiastic manner. Supports participants comfort and learning. This has been an important and exciting learning event for me. The instruction and practice of meditation was most powerful for me."
--Nancy McBay, May 2015
"A wonderful refresher that took me back to where I belong. Very inspiring and helpful. Most powerful was learning the importance of understanding our doshas."
--Yvonne Atwell, November 2015
"I was looking for a new beginning, wanting to detox my body and mind. As soon as I arrived I felt at peace and found the teaching were exactly what I needed to start fresh. A nurturing and comforting environment where our group became very close. Most powerful was the 24 hour clock and seasonal cycle and how it effects us."
--Claire Robichaud, November 2015
"The location was beautiful by the ocean. A time to reflect, a new beginning. It brought the peace I was looking for."
--Ruth Doucet, November 2015
"Even though I came here feeling my world was crashing in, moments after arriving and as the retreat progressed I felt great peace. I learned to let go. Clarity comes quickly. Most powerful was knowing that taking care of yourself creates a ripple effect for others."
--Christina Lavery, November 2015
"Meditation and breathing were most powerful experiences. This was the first time doing a retreat, I found it to be meaningful to my life. We received tools we can use daily. Also a fantastic group of special people who came together to share, cry and laugh."
--Kim Pattenden-Davison, November 2015
"This was a fantastic experience for me. I learned a lot about taking better care of myself and how to live a more balanced, peaceful, happy life."
--Jen Nicholson, November 2015
"Very enlightening. This was the first time I had ever meditated and I found it very beneficial. I will be meditating at home from now on. I loved interacting with the other participants. Most powerful for me was realizing every one faces challenges so I did not feel so alone."
--Shirley Steele, November 2015
"OMG.. I have never spent this much money on myself and I have never felt better and so empowered! Loved this retreat! So many tools to work with. Knowledge is power. I would love to come back to another retreat.. so, so relaxing, empowering and humbling. Most powerful the yoga and meditation, 24 hour cycle and realizing .. change yourself..change the world."
--Denise Stuart, November 2015
"A very informative and helpful retreat. It is starting me on a road to a new beginning. Meditation is going to be a life changer for me."
"An awakening to what I already knew to be true about me and this wonderful life! Meditation most powerful."
--Grace Campbell, November 2015