one breath at a time retreat

Loving yourself one breath at a time!

A healing and transformative day retreat with Mehrnaz Massoudi.

An author, speaker, and emotional healing coach, Mehrnaz integrates her background in molecular science and knowledge of the universe with her experience of meditation and her training as an Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner, helping people to find new levels of self-love, courage, and inner tranquility. 

Mehrnaz’s work as an emotional healing coach is the base for her self-help short stories in her most recent book She’s Still Here:

“In this collection of nine short stories, Mehrnaz Massoudi tenderly explores the many layers of grief and rage mothers, daughters, and women around the world face throughout their lifetimes, and the healing that can be found in the most sacred of places—within ourselves.

She’s Still Here is an evocative, touching portrayal of the human experience, and its resilience in the face of profound suffering, betrayal, regret, and loss. But it is also a beautifully rendered expression of love in all of its forms, but especially the love we should give ourselves.”



Mehrnaz shares the belief and wisdom of ‘loving oneself’. Participants will be guided through breath work and contemplation to feel centred, and identify what they need to release to let love in.


Those who join us at the Hooded Merganser restaurant will practice being in the present moment as they eat and chat. This supports learning how to disconnect from the stress of work and home life while enjoying their meals and the company of others by being in the now.


Q&A with Mehrnaz followed by group heart-to-heart chat and soul-to-soul connection, a practice of sharing authentically and hearing others empathetically.

Bring a notebook and pen to take notes.

Coffee, tea, and water provided.

Lunch —12:30 to 2PM — is not provided. Bring your own and stay in the conference room or join others at the Hooded Merganser, which has a booking under Mehrnaz’ name: you can call and add your name to the list at 250-487-4663.

Get your own signed copy of She’s Still Here, $20/book, cash only.

May 5, 2024

10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Penticton Lakeside Resort

Chardonnay room Only 20 spaces available: register early!

Cancellation policy: no refunds, if you have to cancel in case of emergency a credit can be applied for Mehrnaz’s next event.

Love & Authenticity

Author of “Never Without Love” presents

Love & Authenticity

A gathering for women

at the Burrowing Owl Winery

We can’t love authentically without being authentic—love and authenticity coexists!

Inauthenticity does not mean telling outright lies but rather is about not saying or acting on the truths we’ve been conditioned to withhold. Inauthenticity arises from our attachment to being loved and respected.

Often, my clients are not aware that they don’t hear their own truths—to hear and feel what is essential to feel joy, to feel content and to be motivated. Like them, I spent most of my adult life abandoning my authentic-self, abandoning my dreams.

 “Authenticity can heal trauma!”

by Gabor Maté, MD


At the Love & Authenticity gathering you will be guided through breath work and contemplation to grasp how freeing it feels when you connect to your authentic self!

For more than a decade Mehrnaz Massoudi has helped people remove emotional blocks and limiting beliefs to create clarity, to experience contentment and joy and feel motivated to move towards their goals and dreams.

She is the author of Never Without Love. Her forthcoming book, The Namaste Way, will be published in the Fall of 2023.

Mehrnaz studied meditation with Deepak Chopra, Jack Kornfield, and Tara Brach.

This is a small interactive gathering holding space for every attendee to participate in our share and chat.

Date: June 4, 2023

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

At Burrowing Owl Winery

12:30 Lunch at Sonora Room restaurant.

Lunch is not included. If you wish to join us for lunch, please call the Sonora Room restaurant at

(250) 498-0620 and book under my name, Mehrnaz.

I highly recommend you join us for lunch — it’s a great way to connect to the group and chat about your favourite podcasts, books, travel destinations, hiking places, shows, and priceless life learnings!

$125  General entry

$185  General entry after May 14

$250 General entry plus 1 hour private online session with Mehrnaz ($305 value)

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Lesbian, bisexual, CIS, non-binary and trans women welcome.

Bring a notepad and a pen.

Coffee, tea, and water are provided.


A one-day Retreat for Women

Women step into new territory as the patriarchy crumbles…

Trying to find their voice

Being an advocate for themselves

Navigating a challenging path at work, home, and in society

And have to handle it all without the guidance of iconic female role models!

Join Mehrnaz, Mia and Sanaz March 5 for the Empowerment Retreat Day for Women at Burrowing Owl winery.



Come align with your essence in the vast space of emotional clarity and empower yourself to follow the guidance of your own wisdom … to reach your goals and dreams.”

Mehrnaz Massoudi, Author & Emotional Healing Coach


Through the day Mehrnaz, Mia and Sanaz will guide you to experience alignment, clarity and empowerment.


“Listening to our own voices is the doorway to Empowerment.

Empowerment comes from abundance. But women often give from an empty tank.”

Mia Harris, Transformative Voice Coach


When we start to unlock ourselves, body movement is linear. But in the process of embracing empowerment, it becomes fluid. That fluidity is powerful!

Sanaz Busink, Yoga and Meditation Teacher


For more than a decade Mehrnaz Massoudi has helped people remove emotional blocks and limiting beliefs to create the clarity to experience authenticity and empowerment.

Mehrnaz studied meditation with Deepak Chopra, Jack Kornfield, and Tara Brach.


Lesbian, bisexual, CIS, non-binary and trans women welcome! 


March 5

10 AM – 4 PM

At Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

Lunch at Sonora Room Restaurant included

$475               Early bird

$520               after February 24     


Wear comfortable clothing for body movement sessions with Sanaz.

Coffee, Tea, and water are provided.  

Tap into the Vast Space of Creativity

Managing Stress with Mehrnaz gives writers tools to enhance creativity and improve productivity.

Not every author can spend a year’s sabbatical by the Mediterranean while writing their manuscript! Day-to-day stress – not to mention deadlines – can affect creative performance by triggering limiting beliefs and patterns.  But creating a space of emotional freedom can manage or mitigate those beliefs and patterns so we can tap into our creative essence.


Based on more than a decade’s research and application through one-on-one coaching with clients and in workshops, this 50-minute session will focus on stress-management techniques that include Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT – or “tapping”), breath work and visualization. By the end of the workshop participants will have learned pragmatic and effective tools to help them access creativity and improve productivity.

Date: September 24, 2022

Tickets are available at  Wine Country Writers’ Festival

Date with Your Essence

A Day Retreat with Mehrnaz and Sanaz

Saturday, February 15th
10:30am – 3:00pm

Have you ever wondered how you would feel and what you would be doing if you created your own destiny?

Doesn’t matter where you are in your life now, but the moment you align with your essence you will be weaving your own destiny.

If it is more fulfillment, more passion or more happiness that you are craving, join us at Date With Your Essence to experience the freedom and the ecstasy when you push away all the barriers between you and your essence.


A heart opening yoga, gentle flow with Sanaz

Finding your own path to Your Essence with Mehrnaz

Lunch (not provided)

Journaling (a sacred conversation between you and your true essence) with Sanaz

Creating your own destiny with Mehrnaz

Rejuvenating restorative yoga and pampering with hot essential oil infused towelettes with Sanaz


Mehrnaz Massoudi, B.Sc., Author, and Emotional Healing Coach and Sanaz Busink, RYT

$85 ($75 early bird pricing before February 10th)


Love Now

Love is not a choice.

Love is Urgent.

Find a path that leads to Love NOW.

When you need to get direction from A to B; you type the exact address of A and B in a Google Map. In life, A is your Life-Today and B is your Dreams.

If the direction from your Life-Today is not pointing you towards your Dreams then you may feel discontent, uninspired, and lost.

And the only reason you’re not on the right path heading towards your Dreams is that your Life-Today is not aligned with your essence.

Ego mind separates us from our essence!

Love is opposite of Ego!!

★ I have learnt that we do NOT need to sit on meditation cushion every day for 30 minutes or more to tame our ego mind.

★ I have learnt that we do NOT need to read every self-help books about what is our Ego mind. 

But what I have learnt is that I constantly must adjust the address of my A, Life-Today, to NOW! Because when I don’t, I find myself anywhere but in the NOW.

Join me at Love NOW workshop to learn practical tools and techniques to allow Universal Energy to guide your essence to your Dreams.


Location: Starlit Yoga Studio

102, 100 Nanaimo Ave E, Penticton, BC

$25  Early Bird Discount ends on November 14

$40  When you register for 2 people-this discount ends on November 14

$35  Regular

Purchase Ticket Eventbrite

This workshop is scent free.

No refund is available. However, if you are not able to attend the workshop due to illness or family emergency, then you will get a credit for an upcoming workshop with Mehrnaz Massoudi.