The Work – A Day of Mindful Inquiry

“What we are doing with inquiry is meeting our thoughts with some simple understanding, finally. Pain, anger, and frustration will let us know when it’s time to inquire. We either believe what we think or we question it: there’s no other choice. Questioning our thoughts is the kinder way. Inquiry always leaves us as more loving human beings.” ― Byron Katie, I Need Your Love – Is That True?

You’re invited to join Kathy White and Surati Haarbrucker, Certified Facilitators of The Work, at Vancouver Island’s OUR Ecovillage for one day of mindful inquiry. 

You will learn to identify and question the limiting beliefs that keep you stuck, lower your confidence, create conflict with others and leave you feeling at odds with the world. Using this simple yet radical process, you can set yourself free to live an inspired and peaceful life.

You will spend time practicing inquiry using The Work, deepening into mindfulness meditation. By investigating the stories you have been telling yourself about life as you open up a space for your own realizations and wake up to a kinder reality and a clearer mind.

This workshop is an opportunity to practice The Work with the freedom of “beginner’s mind,” no matter what your level of experience is.

(Prerequisite: Please read “The little book” available as free download at

You can book lunch directly with OUR Ecovillage or bring your own packed lunch.

Book lunch via this link or bring $12 cash. If paying cash for lunch please RSVP and notify us via email for any dietary requirements beforehand. 

If you would like to stay overnight at OUR Ecovillage, please contact us about accommodation at

Please make payment via link below.
Suggested donation $55- $95
IMPORTANT: Please put in the notes “The Work” so we know what your payment is for.


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The Work of Byron Katie is a simple yet powerful process of inquiry that teaches you to identify and question the thoughts that cause all your suffering. It’s a way to understand what’s hurting you, and to address the cause of your problems with clarity. In its most basic form, The Work consists of four questions and the turnarounds. Turnarounds are a  way of experiencing the opposite of what you believe. And so The Work can allow your mind to return to its true, awakened, peaceful, creative nature.

Byron Katie, a business woman from California “woke up” in 1986 after years of suffering from depression, self loathing and  constant thoughts of suicide. Her life changing realization was the discovery that when she believed her thoughts she suffered and when she didn’t believe them she didn’t suffer, and that this is true for every human being. She found that suffering is optional. She found a joy in herself that has never disappeared, and  has been sharing The Work with people all over the world ever since. She says “this joy is available to everyone.”

You can find out more with this guide to The Work


The Work Facilitator Kathy White

Kathy White is a Certified Facilitator of The Work and has been using The Work in her personal and professional life for over 19 years.  She teaches Yoga and works as an Art Psychotherapist and Business Coach. She recently moved to Vancouver Island from the ecovillage in Findhorn, Scotland where she was based for 23 years.

Surati Haarbrucker is a Certified Facilitator and Trainer for The Work of Byron Katie with a deep practice in inquiry for 10+ years and meditation for 30+ years. She enjoys working with individuals and groups around the world and continues to marvel at the transformative power of inquiry. She holds a degree as Teacher for Dance and Movement Therapy; Conflict Resolution; and as Life Skills Coach.


“I feel a shift in me after Kathy’s workshop and I want to go on with The Work.  I want to do another workshop.  This is really helpful to free me up and be more real and happy.”

Eveline Netherlands

“The Work is useful for my personal development, social skills, developing communication skills and self awareness. The technique helped me expand my perspective and worldview, it also provided healing of some past experiences.”
Jane London

“Kathy has helped me understand The Work. Helped me become more focused and I look forward to experiencing the world from a seemingly new perspective that was always there but I hadn’t really noticed.”
RJ Scotland

“It has now been just over a week since I attended Surati’s beautiful get-together to explore Byron Katie’s Work and dive into some deeply rooted issues of my own existence. When I first arrived I didn’t know what to expect, yet the loving atmosphere within the group of strangers – who later became greatly appreciated companions on a journey of self-inquiry – was almost imminent and set a comforting tone for the entire weekend. And now, after having spent some days exploring Katie’s Work on my own, I still feel this new sense of peace that has been with me since the workshop. My most sincere gratitude to all. Thank you.”

Maximilian Waid, Victoria B.C.

“I only give 5 stars when I have a life altering experience. I certainly did, although I only realize it now as my life is unfolding since last Wednesday. Surati is an extremely kind, loving, generous, insightful, discerning person. It is a joy and pleasure to work with her. Everyone should be so blessed.”  

Chahna, Vancouver

If you have any questions you can also contact

Kathy: Tel: 250 416 9916 or

Surati:  Tel: 604 317 7323

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations prior to 7 days of workshop must be submitted by email for 50% tuition refund. If your cancellation is received less than 7 days in advance of the workshop your payment is non-refundable, but transferable to other workshops run by Kathy and Surati. No refund if you do not send advance written notice of your cancellation, if you do not attend, or if you leave the workshop early. Please inquire with OURecovillage about food or accommodation refunds at