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Mindful Learning and Living Cruise


Spain & Azores Transatlantic


DEPARTURE DATE:  October 31, 2020

Attend Search Inside Yourself LIVE while Cruising from Barcelona to Tampa!

The world famous Mindfulness + Emotional Intelligence + Compassionate Leadership program that was originally developed at Google is going on a cruise.

When:  October 31- November 14, 2020

The Cruise:  Celebrity Constellation – 14 Nights – Spain & Azores Transatlantic Cruise.

Search Inside Yourself Program:  Delivered over 4 consecutive half days while at sea sailing the Atlantic.

Registration:  Space is limited so make sure you sign up early. 

Join the emerging movement of individuals and companies integrating evidence-based mindfulness into their lives.

Book Early and SAVE ! 

Mike the Travel Agent Next Door.


Phone:  1-416-367-8263 Ext. 2004


Spain & Azores Transatlantic



Join us on a Mindful Learning and Living Cruise


Enjoy the first 7 days of your cruise by visiting the various ports of call:  Barcelona (Spain), Cartagena (Spain), Malaga (Spain), Seville (Spain), Lisbon (Portugal), Ponta Delgada (Azores).  Shore excursions are extra and can be booked by Mike the Travel Agent Next Door when you book your cruise package.

After your initial 7 days, while at sea and crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the Search Inside Yourself Program begins.  It’s delivered over 4 half days from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm on days 8, 9, 10 and 11.

On Day 12,  John Windisman the founder of Optimistic Brain Inc.  will present a 2 hour seminar discussing and walking you through many types of Mindfulness and Compassion based exercises that you can incorporate into your daily routine including more Meditations, Journaling, Mirror Work, Visualizations etc…

On Day 13, John will present an overview of the Optimistic Brain 4 Steps to Balance™ approach.  The 4 steps are Mindfulness, Compassion, Insight and Optimistic Re-Framing.  You will learn where your emotions come from and how best to manage them to gain balance in your life. 

For the remainder of the cruise you can enjoy the many amenities of the fantastic Celebrity Constellation.

Book your cruise and excursions with

Mike the Travel Agent Next Door.


Phone:  1-416-367-8263 Ext. 2004

Your Mindful Learning and Living Cruise Package Includes

  • 14 Night Cruise on the fabulous Celebrity Constellation. Flights to and from the port cities are not included.
  • Full SIY Program facilitated by a SIY certified teacher and founder of Optimistic Brain, John Windisman.
  • Daily hosted Guided Meditations by John Windisman.
  • Welcome Cocktail Reception – Mindful Learning and Living meet and greet.
  • Special Mindful Learning and Living group dinner.
  • Comprehensive and interactive seminar:  Meditations and Other Exercises Use Cases – What to use when?   Delivered by John Windisman.
  • Introduction seminar  to Optimistic Brain’s 4 Steps to Balance™  Program.
  • Onboard group representative.

Search Inside Yourself is eligible for 13/13.5 hours of CPD credits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who attends Search Inside Yourself events?

People join Search Inside Yourself for many reasons, including personal development and experiencing the program before bringing it to their company.

Consultants, coaches and therapists also enroll in SIY to evaluate whether to adopt the principles in their own work. Some attendees are new to mindfulness and meditation, while others are long time practitioners.

Why a cruise?

Why not combine some fun with some learning?  Since you will be at sea for 7 days it’s a perfect time to learn some skills that will help you live your best life.  The cruise is a relaxing environment and what better way to learn than to be pampered on a cruise ship while experiencing all that Celebrity has to offer.

What should I expect at this SIY event?

This special program is an interactive 4 half day, in-person training, followed by four weeks of recommended peer-to-peer practices to sustain and integrate learning and self-directed growth from the inside out. The program includes sessions on mindfulness (the science of being present), self-awareness (understanding your thoughts, emotions and habits), self-management (skillfully managing your impulses and reactions), motivation (aligning your values and work), empathy (understanding others’ feelings and experiences) and leadership (influencing with compassion).

Can I book the Mindful Learning and Living Cruise through my travel agent?

No, sorry.   You have to book your trip through Mike, The Travel Agent Next Door.  

Book your cruise and excursions with

Mike the Travel Agent Next Door.


Phone:  1-416-367-8263 Ext. 2004

Your Cruise Team

Michael Corey

Mike is an avid cruiser and a Celebrity Cruise Ship Specialist.  He also practices mindfulness regularly and believes it's a necessary pre-requisite to serving groups efficiently.  As a graduate of the Search Inside Yourself Program, Mike applies these learnings in a meaningful way to help ensure the very best travel experience.

Mike is also a graduate of Celebrity Cruise Lines 5 Star Academy, so you know Mike can help you get the very best out of your Celebrity Cruise experience!

Book your trip with Mike the Travel Agent Next Door.


Phone:  1-416-367-8263 Ext. 2004


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John Windisman

In addition to his bachelor of science degree from the prestigious University of Waterloo, John also holds an Applied Mindfulness Meditation Certification from the University of Toronto. 

He is passionate about bringing Mindfulness into organizations in order to create a workplace that thrives.  He has been practicing Mindfulness for more than 15 years.

John is the founder of Optimistic Brain Inc. in Toronto.

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