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Wellness

Learn more about our instructor…Mary Vivilecchia is the Founder of White Light Wellness and Lotus Yoga. She facilitates workshops on sacred teachings, yoga, crystals, ceremonies/rituals and energy healing. Mary’s intention is to provide a sacred space for healing and guidance so that you may discover your true calling and share your light with the world.


EMBODY YOUR DIVINE FEMININE WORKSHOP

Embrace your Divine Feminine Power and live a life you love. This workshop is to awaken a woman’s awareness of her sacredness. It is dedicated to awakening the power of the Divine Feminine to dissolve past or current suffering, traumas, or difficulties. This workshop is meant to restore the union between feminine creative energy, love, and sacredness. Participants will also learn tools that will help connect you with the true essence of who you are. Learn the concept of self-care and wellness. The foundations and why it is important to start a practice of self-care. Cost includes a divine feminine crystal and essentials oils. Crystals, gemstone jewelry and roller perfume bottles will also be available for purchase at the workshop.

Tue           Nov 26 6:30-9 pm 1 class $60.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 212 Mary Vivilecchia PR-5539

HEART SMART STRESS MANAGEMENT

A truly heart healthy lifestyle is more than exercise and diet. The third and most important key (according to cardiologists Eliot, Bhat, Ornish and others) is stress management. Yet this component is the most neglected! This presentation outlines the practical strategies that really relax the cardiovascular system, plus we’ll use biofeedback to literally see your ability to generate a healthy heart rhythm and relax your blood vessels – the things that decrease your risk. This presentation is especially helpful for those with high blood pressure, diabetes, anxiety, depression, a tendency to hold onto anger, or who have a family history of heart attack or stroke. Kathy, your facilitator, is certified in both biofeedback and stress management education.

Thu           Sep 26 7-10 pm 1 class $32.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm C123 Kathy Somers PR-5485

HOW TO CLEAR THE ENERGY OF YOUR HOME

Your personal energy affects all areas of your life, including your ability to manifest your dreams. Smudging is a beautiful way to realign the energy in your home, office, personal space and aura. The smudge ritual brings powerful vibrations from nature into your home and is deeply healing to all who live there. You will learn about the cleansing and healing properties of sage, healing herbs and crystals. You will also learn the sage burning ritual and how to incorporate this beautiful practice into your life. Burning sage regularly creates an energetic opening that allows fresh energy for the success and protection of future endeavors. Cost includes a home protection crystal and a bundle of sage with feather. Crystals and sage kits will also be available for purchase at the workshop.

Mon        Dec 9 7-9 pm 1 class $60.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 212 Mary Vivilecchia PR-5540

IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP

This presentation will answer many questions about getting better quality sleep and falling asleep more easily. Kathy, your facilitator, is certified in both biofeedback and stress management education. She will share ideas from her Better Sleep Program, including strategies for decreasing insomnia and settling down a busy brain. Come and learn about the ‘big mistake’ that robs many people of energizing sleep.

Tue           Dec 3 7-10 pm 1 class $32.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm C123 Kathy Somers PR-5486

INTRODUCTION TO CRYSTALS AND HOW THEY WORK

During this workshop you will learn how to develop a keen sense of connection with the crystals. Learn powerful techniques and exercises, including step-by-step instructions for choosing the crystals that are right for you, and cleansing, programming and working with these beautiful stones. Crystals are here to teach us, and they have incredible gifts and wisdom to share. Walk away from this workshop feeling a deep sense of connection, balance, grounded, peace and an overall wellbeing. Cost includes your very own crystal to take home. Crystals and gemstone jewelry will also be available for purchase at the workshop.

Mon          Sep 16 7-9 pm 1 class $60.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 212 Mary Vivilecchia PR-5541

INTRODUCTION TO THE CHAKRAS

This workshop is an introductory class that will focus on the chakra basics. We will cover each chakras original name, color, elements and key traits. Participants will learn how to identify and open their own chakras, creating a personal tool for one to begin working on themselves and healing their energy anatomy. This is a wonderful class for beginners or anyone wanting to learn, grow or deepen their understanding of their energetic field, connect more deeply with their own energy, understand how energy plays a role when engaging with others, and experience a healing chakra balancing meditation. Cost includes a chakra healing kit to take home. Crystals will also be available to purchase at the workshop.

Tue           Oct 8 7-9 pm 1 class $60.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 212 Mary Vivilecchia PR-5542

MEDITATION

Suitable for complete beginners, the curious as well as more experienced meditators, this course will explore a variety of both eastern and western meditation techniques, with a variety of seated options as well as lying down, so no need to sit cross- legged if it’s not comfortable! Learn to find inner stillness, lower the blood pressure, reduce stress and anxiety and cultivate calm and harmony.

Thu           Sep 19-Nov 21 12-12:45 pm 10 classes $80.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed – Gym Moira Karapostolakis PR-5184

MEDITATION FOR BEGINNERS: A 6 WEEK EXPLORATION

Join us for an 6 week exploration of various meditation practices where we will practice and discuss a new variation each week, some from ancient tradition and some newer, each with their own unique benefit. It is recommended to bring your own meditation journal, yoga mat and meditation cushion. All other materials are provided. Please dress comfortably and in layers to adjust to the temperature as needed.

Mon          Nov 4-Dec 9 6:30-7:30 pm 6 classes $80.00 + HST
Sir Isaac Brock PS – Library Diena Ryckman PR-5478

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION TO SOOTHE YOUR HEART

This course is designed for those who are going through challenging times and need to connect to compassion and calmness within. Take time for yourself to reflect and restore your energy so you can be more centred in your life.

Thu           Sep 19-Oct 24 7-8:30 pm 6 classes $80.00 + HST
Paisley Road PS – Library Heather Embree Warren PR-5414

MOON RITUAL WORKSHOP – FULL MOON

The Full Moon Workshop is an opportunity to come together to align for spiritual connection and growth. Bring your mental, emotional and physical bodies into balance. Let go of unhealthy patterns that do not serve you and vibrate higher to feel a deeper connection to self and the world around us. This is your time for you to connect back into yourself and harness the power of the Moon’s energy to energize your heart, mind and to open yourself to receive Divine Love. Experience a guided meditation and discussion in cultivating a full moon ritual, how to set up your space to continue these practices at home, and how to incorporate the tools you learn in this workshop into your life! Cost includes a personal crystal and Full Moon essential oil. Crystals, gemstone jewelry, and ritual kits will also be available for purchase at the workshop.

Tue           Nov 12 7-9 pm 1 class $60.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 212 Mary Vivilecchia PR-5543

MOON RITUAL WORKSHOP – NEW MOON

A New Moon is a symbolic point of attention, and a symbolic portal for new beginnings. New Moons are a great time to set intentions for things you’d like to create, develop, cultivate, and make manifest. There are many ways to initiate this communion with the Universe from lighting a candle to elaborate rituals. What matters is that you’re committing yourself to your vision, and open to receiving guidance, healing, and support from Spirit. Join us for a night of magic! It will be a fun evening spent with like-minded people creating and manifesting abundance. You will learn a New Moon Ritual, how to clear yourself and your space, ritual bath and so much more. Let’s turn our dreams into a reality! Cost includes a personal crystal and New Moon essential oil. Crystals, gemstone jewelry, and ritual kits will also be available for purchase at the workshop.

Mon          Oct 28 7-9 pm 1 class $60.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 212 Mary Vivilecchia PR-5544

REIKI LEVEL I

In this one day class you will receive the basic tools needed to heal yourself and others (plants and animals included) on the physical level. Teachings include: what Reiki is, the history and principles of Reiki, the 3 pillars, basic hand placement, how to give a Reiki table and chair treatment, using your intuition and recognizing your intuition, anatomy of the chakra and subtle body systems, guided meditation to meet your Reiki Guides, level 1 attunement, and code of ethics. Each student will both give and receive a full Reiki treatment during the practical portion of the class. You will receive a manual and a certificate upon completion.

Sun           Sep 29 9 am – 4 pm 1 class $110.00 + HST
Erin’s Home Erin Wiley PR-5398
Sun           Oct 20 9 am – 4 pm 1 class $110.00 + HST
Erin’s Home Erin Wiley PR-5399
Sun           Nov 17 9 am – 4 pm 1 class $110.00 + HST
Erin’s Home Erin Wiley PR-5400

Learn more about our instructor…Discovering the Mitzvah Technique more than 20 years ago has changed Monique ten Kortenaar’s life, both physically and professionally. For the past 8 years she has been working as a Mitzvah Technique teacher, and she continues to be amazed by the human body’s ability to move towards greater health and well-being when given a little help.


THE MITZVAH TECHNIQUE – BASIC

Do you carry tension in your shoulders and/or neck? Do you have a “bad” back? This may be the class for you! The Mitzvah Technique is a unique way to release muscle tension and muscle tension patterns from one’s body. It elongates the muscles, increases one’s flexibility and ease of movement, and helps to reduce stress and pain. There are three aspects to the Mitzvah Technique: gentle manipulation of a person’s arms, legs, head, neck and spine; gentle stretching exercises, and the Mitzvah chair exercise. The Mitzvah chair exercise is a way to sit down and stand up that stretches all muscles in the body. It develops better body awareness, and improved posture, and it can easily be incorporated into one’s daily routine. In this class the stretches and the chair exercise will be taught. Please wear comfortable, stretchy clothing, and bring a medium-sized pillow. Floor mats will be provided. Indoor shoes required.

Tue           Oct 8-Nov 5 1:30-3 pm 5 classes $75.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed – Gym Monique ten Kortenaar PR-5337

THE MITZVAH TECHNIQUE – LEVEL II

This class is for individuals who have taken the basic Mitzvah Technique course, and who are familiar with the stretches taught during that session, as well as with the Mitzvah chair exercise. We will build on the skills taught in the basic class, and the content of the lessons will be tailored to the physical abilities of the participants. Indoor shoes required.

Tue           Nov 12-Dec 10 1:30-3 pm 5 classes $75.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed – Gym Monique ten Kortenaar PR-5338

WORKING WITH ESSENTIAL OILS: AROMATHERAPY
BLENDING FOR SLEEP, HEADACHES, AND SORE MUSCLES

Don’t let all the information out there about essential oils get you down. Learn from a clinical aromatherapist – certified with the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists. In this workshop, you will learn Lisa’s tried and tested ‘Build-a-Blend’ process. You will focus on blends that can help those who struggle with headaches, muscle pain and/or quality sleep. You will also learn the therapeutic properties of essential oils used for sleep, headaches and sore muscles, different methods of use that can help you with your symptoms, the basics of blending for diffusing and blending for topical use. All supplies included to make and take a blend of your choosing!

Mon          Oct 28 7-8:30 pm 1 class $42.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed – Rm 5 Lisa Byers PR-5401
Tue           Nov 12 7-8:30 pm 1 class $42.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed – Rm 5 Lisa Byers PR-5402

WORKING WITH ESSENTIAL OILS: AROMATHERAPY FOR BEGINNERS

Do you have a ‘nice collection’ of essential oils at home, but that’s all it is, a ‘nice collection’ because you aren’t really sure how to best use them, or how to make better use of them? In other words, you don’t use them for any purpose other then as ‘perfume’ and you don’t use them as much as you’d like, or should! Or maybe you are intrigued by this thing called ‘aromatherapy’ and want to learn more? Well then this is the perfect class for you! Here is where you get to ask the questions you’ve always wanted to ask (and maybe hear some questions that you didn’t know you should be asking about essential oils!). A clinical aromatherapist, certified and trained with the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists is here to answer and help you explore the multifaceted world of essential oils. In this workshop, you will learn how to evaluate essential oil quality and what to look for on the label, different methods of use (e.g. diffusing, topical use, bath salts), the basics of blending, why essential oils should not be ingested, and why blending is necessary when using essential oils on your skin. There will be a lot of ‘sniff testing’ and a hands-on blending portion to this class. All supplies included.

Tue           Oct 1 7-8:30 pm 1 class $32.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed – Rm 4 Lisa Byers PR-5403
Mon          Nov 25 7-8:30 pm 1 class $32.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed – Rm 5 Lisa Byers PR-5404

Learn more about our instructor…Barb was introduced to Zentangle® in a therapeutic environment, and developed a passion for the mind calming strokes of the tangles. After struggling with depression and anxiety following the death of her only child in 2008, through Zentangle® Barb learned to trust and believe in herself again. She became a Certified Zentangle® teacher in June 2017, and truly believes in the power of Zentangle® to calm a busy mind, to instill self- confidence and pride in oneself.


ZENTANGLE® – BASIC

Zentangle® is a mindfulness based drawing method that promotes mental well-being. Zentangle® has been documented to aid in the reduction of stress and anxiety, can increase self-esteem and self- confidence, and can be easily learned by anyone who can write their own name! The Zentangle Method® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. You don’t need to be an artist; you don’t need to be able to draw. Sit back, free your mind of the clutter of the day and breathe! Allow yourself to be filled with gratitude, remind yourself that all we have to be right now is to be present. During this basic class, participants will learn four ‘tangles’ and will create a Zentangle tile that you will keep. The two hour class includes all supplies, including a mini-kit that you will take home with you so that you can continue your Zentangle® journey. Course Instructor is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT®). Please note that additional take home supplies will be available for purchase, but not necessary to complete the class.

Tue           Sep 17 7-9 pm 1 class $45.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed – Rm 5 Barb Robbins PR-5162
Tue          Nov 19 7-9 pm 1 class $45.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed – Rm 5 Barb Robbins PR-5163

ZENTANGLE® – ADVANCED

In the Basic Zentangle® class you had learned to create a tile based on four tangles (Bales, Crescent Moon, Hollibaugh and Printemps). But four tangles is only the beginning! In the Advanced class we will explore a number of new tangles. Participants are required to bring along your mini-kit from the Basic class, all other supplies are included in class registration. Begin building your tangle library! Course Instructor is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT®). Please note that additional take home supplies will be available for purchase, but not necessary to complete the class.

Prerequisite: Basic Zentangle®

Tue          Oct 29 7-9 pm 1 class $45.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed – Rm 5 Barb Robbins PR-5164

ZENTANGLE® – BLACK TILE TANGLING

Add another set of tools to your Zentangle® collection! This class will switch up our traditional black markers on white tiles and we will try out black tiles and white markers! Participants will receive a new Black Tile Mini Kit which will include two new white pens, white charcoal for shading and a small supply of black Zentangle® tiles. Please note that additional take home supplies will be available for purchase, but not necessary to complete the class. Course Instructor is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT®).

Prerequisite: Basic Zentangle®

Tue          Nov 5 7-9 pm 1 class $45.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed – Rm 5 Barb Robbins PR-5165

ZENTANGLE® – GREETING CARDS

What to do with all your completed Zentangle® tiles? During this class we will explore options to create your own greeting cards using your completed tiles, and we will create a few new tiles with a Christmas theme that you can use for Christmas cards. There is nothing as special as receiving a handmade card, your family and friends will appreciate the love and attention that you put into their card. Participants are required to bring along your mini-kit from the Basic class, all other supplies are included in class registration. Please note that additional take home supplies will be available for purchase, but not necessary to complete the class. Course instructor is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT®).

Prerequisite: Basic Zentangle®

Tue          Dec 3 7-9 pm 1 class $45.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed – Rm 5 Barb Robbins PR-5166

ZENTANGLE® – ZENDALA’S®

Continue your journey in Zentangle® with tangling on prestrung round tiles! Zendala® tiles are made from the same incredible Fabriano paper as our original Zentangle® tiles, but working with the tangles in a new circular shape adds another dimension to your art. Participants are required to bring along your mini-kit from the Basic class, all other supplies are included in class registration. You will leave the class with a completed Zendala® and some additional round tiles to continue your journey. Please note that additional take home supplies will be available for purchase, but not necessary to complete the class. Course Instructor is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT®).

Prerequisite: Basic Zentangle®

Tue          Oct 1 7-9 pm 1 class $45.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed – Rm 5 Barb Robbins PR-5167