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Digital Mindfulness Retreats with Christina Malecka, MA LMHC

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The Joy of Missing Out: A 1-Day Digital Mindfulness Retreat in Vancouver, BC

  • Werklab Unit 290 1275 Venables St. Vancouver, B.C. V6A 2E4 Canada (map)

When is the last time you...

  • Were quiet enough to hear your own voice?

  • Connected authentically in real-time without networking or performing?

  • Had a waking-hour long break from email or social media? How about a whole day?

Our phones are our constant companions and, while they promise to solve problems and make our lives easier, their time-saving solutions come at a cost: our attention. At this one-day retreat, we’ll help you reclaim your time and attention so you can thrive in a wired world.

Award-winning Author Christina Crook (JOMO) and Psychotherapist and Community Organizer Christina Malecka (Unplug. Reconnect. Restore: Digital Mindfulness Retreats) are teaming up to bring you this one-day retreat at the beautiful and restorative WerkLab in Vancouver, BC for a phone-free day of:

Education: to help you understand the personal and professional costs of your digital devices

Meditation: because mindfulness is the opposite of distraction and the key to tech/life balance

Self-Discovery: to help you identify and articulate your personal values and sources of joy

Empowerment: to provide you with tools and strategies to stay digitally connected on your own terms

Our ultimate goal is to help you find peace in a wired world!


$199 before July 1

$249 after July 1

What’s Included:

  • Coffee, tea and healthy snacks*

  • A day of empowerment and deep connection with self and others

  • Meditation and gentle movement

  • FOMO vs JOMO 101

  • Christina Crook’s book: The Joy of Missing Out

  • Christina Malecka’s DIY Guide to Digital Mindfulness at Home

  • And a tote bag to carry it all!

(*Bring a lunch or explore the neighborhood’s many restaurants within walking distance. This is a great opportunity to see what it’s like to venture into the world without your phone.)

Meet the JOMO Digital Mindfulness Retreats Team

(Yes, we are both named Christina and we met via snail mail. It was destiny.)

Christina Malecka

As a Seattle-based psychotherapist (Amazon, anyone?), Christina has had a front-row seat to the emotional impact smartphones and social media have had on her clients, notably increased loneliness, anxiety, and alienation. Where weak social ties are plentiful, stronger ties grow harder to create and maintain. In 2017, inspired by the work of Sherry Turkle, Nicholas Carr and her own transformative experience with digital fasting, Christina launched Digital Mindfulness Retreats which emphasize meditation, present-moment experience, social connection, and self-reflection. A community organizer turned Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Christina brings over 25 years of experience with change-making, group facilitation, mindfulness training, and workshop development. She loves creating nurturing experiences for individuals and teams.

Christina Crook

Christina Crook is the award-winning author of The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World and a leading voice on technology and human flourishing. Through her writing and speaking, she reveals how key shifts in our thinking can enable us to draw closer to one another, taking up the good burdens of local work and responsibilities. She challenges the Western values of power, control, and success, revealing how wonder, trust, and discipline are central to the experience of being human and the keys to our joy. Her commentary on technology and our daily lives appear regularly in the media including the New York Times, Psychology Today, Women's Health, NPR, CBC, Time of India and Glamor Brasil. Most importantly, she is wife to Michael and mother to Madeleine, Thomas, and Caleb. They live in Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood where they once shared their run amuck home with another family of five. That's a whole story on its own.