Health & Wellness

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The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.


INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION

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Instructor: Lionel Zelicz

This course will provide you with tools to relax and concentrate using the ancient techniques of Raja Yoga meditation. The course is aimed at people who have a desire to be more calm, relaxed and at peace. Lessons will comprise of basic steps that you can reproduce at home or work. Meditation commentaries are used, and handouts provided. Students will have the ability to think outside the box when it comes to questions about existence that could lead to better understanding the self and being more in control. Regular meditators are welcome to join for a refresher.

HW1 - S18 - | $39.00 (includes GST)
Grant Park High School - Room 87
May. 3 - May. 17 | Th | 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
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MELT METHOD HAND AND FOOT TREATMENT (Myofascial Energetic Length Technique)

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Instructor: Meghan Oliver

Erase pain and tension in your hands, feet, neck, and low back brought on by everyday stress, overuse and age. This simple self-treatment can make your whole body feel better and provide relief from neck and low back pain, arthritis, bunions, plantar fasciitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. This class can be done seated. Kits will be provided to use during class. Your instructor Meghan Oliver is a certified MELT Method Hand and Foot instructor.

HW2 - S18 - | $119.00 (includes GST)
Sir William Osler - Staffroom
Apr. 16 - Jun. 11 | M | 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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INTRODUCTORY BLOCK THERAPY™ CLASS

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Instructor: Joanne Holt

Block Therapy is done lying down on a yoga mat as you relax and breathe using your diaphragm enabling you to work through scar tissue. This therapy is excellent for anxiety, depression, pain and headaches. A cedar Block Buddy™ and other equipment are provided for the class.

There are three parts to the Block Therapy classes:

  1. Core & Back –Release the compressed tissue in your stomach and rib cage to get deeper access to the diaphragm muscle. This helps benefit all the systems in the body with better functioning of the diaphragm which dramatically increases oxygenation to the cells and the abdominal organs. Heart and lungs receive improved blood and energy flow allowing the body to function more efficiently as a whole. This class wraps up with some amazing back positions.
  2. Pelvis & Legs –Melt the compressed tissue in your pelvis and legs and improve circulation to your organs of reproduction. It all benefits muscle function and improves the appearance of tissue.
  3. Head, Neck and Arms – Melt the compressed tissue in your upper body, arms, neck and face. This improves muscle function and tissue appearance and realigns the head taking pressure away from the upper back and neck. Increased circulation benefits all the structures in the area, including the brain, hair, eyes and thyroid gland. This provides an improvement in the quality and appearance of your skin.

Some Benefits of Block Therapy™

  • Weight loss & reduced cellulite
  • Pain management
  • Improved circulation
  • Improved lymphatic drainage
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Overall increase in energy
  • Marked improvement in posture
  • Increased range of motion, flexibility and strength
  • Healthier skin & hair
HW3 - S18 - | $89.00 (includes GST)
Carpathia School - Small Gym
Apr. 16 - May. 28 | M | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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READING ORACLE CARDS NEW !

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Instructor: Nancy Gill

Most Oracle decks are designed to expand your own self-awareness, but like any deck they can also be used for divination. The key to answering different types of questions to those the decks were designed to address, is to tap into your intuition. This presentation explains the intuitive process and focuses on how you can enhance your own intuition. I'll be using different Oracle decks like Gateway, Gaia, Magical Spell Cards, Wisdom of the Oracle and The Map to demonstrate how this is done. Basic information from a variety of wisdom traditions will be provided with an explanation of how this knowledge can be used to add depth to a reading.

HW4 - S18 - | $49.00 (includes GST)
Wolseley School - Library
Apr. 10 | T | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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TAROT BASICS

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Instructor: Nancy Gill

Tarot cards can facilitate a more graceful passage through life's challenges and alert us to, and prepare us for, future opportunities. Learn how to lay out the cards to answer key life questions for yourself and others. All students should bring their own Tarot deck and a notebook. The Rider-Waite Tarot is the perfect deck for this class.

HW5 - S18 - | $139.00 (includes GST)
Wolseley School - Library
Apr. 17 - May. 22 | T | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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ASTROLOGY BASICS

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Instructor: Nancy Gill

Learn about how an Astrological chart is created and what it all means. The placement of planets, signs, and houses are unique to you. To get the most from this course, students will be asked to provide their birth information (time, place and date) so that the instructor can create individual charts. Students can then apply the class lessons to their own birth chart.

HW6 - S18 - | $150.00 (includes GST)
Wolseley School - Library
Apr. 12 - May. 10 | Th | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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HENNA TATTOOS & CULTURAL BACKGROUND NEW !

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Instructor: Nandita Selvanathan

Henna has been a part of Indian culture for hundreds of years. Discover the cultural aspects of Henna Tattooing. Learn some basic and simple techniques to complete your own Henna Tattoo. Participants will be given some designs to practice at home.

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Lab fee of $10 paid to instructor.

HW7 - S18 - | $30.00 (includes GST)
Tec Voc High School - Room 231
May. 12 | S | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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MANDALAS & MEDITATION NEW !

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Instructor: Nandita Selvanathan

This unique workshop invites you to explore your soul through Mandala painting. The practice of painting is meditative, healing, and joyful. Through guided meditation, we contact our inner artist. This workshop will give you the tools to use Mandala as a way of de-stressing your body, mind and spirit. At the end of the workshop, you will complete a colourful Mandala. No previous experience is necessary.

Please Note:

Lab fee of $10 paid to instructor.

HW8 - S18 - | $30.00 (includes GST)
Tec Voc High School - Room 231
May. 26 | S | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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KIRTAN - AN ANCIENT MUSICAL MEDITATION NEW !

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Instructor: Nandita Selvanathan

Sanskrit chants mixed with meditation is an age old practice in mystic India. Nandita learned how to do Kirtan from her ancestors. Kirtan helps to de-stress your mind and body as well energizes it. Join Nandita for the unique experience of Sanskrit chants, meditation and rare mythological stories from ancient India.

HW9 - S18 - | $30.00 (includes GST)
Tec Voc High School - Room 231
Jun. 2 | S | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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