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Learn more about our instructor: Barb Robbins. 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®).

Tue   Feb 12     7-9 pm                                           1 class                                               $45.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm C123                                    Barb Robbins                                           PR-4936

Tue   Apr 16     7-9 pm                                           1 class                                                $45.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm C123                                   Barb Robbins                                            PR-4937


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 the mini-kit from Basic class, all other supplies are included in class registration. Begin building YOUR tangle library! Course Instructor is a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT®).

Tue   Mar 5     7-9 pm                                          1 class                                                  $45.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm C123                                 Barb Robbins                                              PR-4938

Tue   May 28     7-9 pm                                       1 class                                                   $45.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm C123                                Barb Robbins                                               PR-4939


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.

Tue   Mar 26     7-10 pm                                    1 class                                                  $32.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm C123                               Kathy Somers                                             PR-4934


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.

Wed   May 15     7-10 pm                                1 class                                                     $32.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm C123                             Kathy Somers                                                PR-4935


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   Jan 31-Apr 4     12-12:45 pm                 10 classes                                              $80.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed – Gym                Moira Karapostolakis                                    PR-4864

Thu   Apr 18-Jun 20     12-12:45 pm               10 classes                                              $80.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed – Gym                Moira Karapostolakis                                    PR-4865


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 get a manual and a certificate upon completion.

Sun   Jan 27     9am – 4pm                             1 class                                                   $110.00 + HST
Erin’s Home                                                     Erin Wiley                                                        PR-4853

Sun   Feb 24     9am – 4pm                             1 class                                                    $110.00 + HST
Erin’s Home                                                     Erin Wiley                                                        PR-4854

Sun   Jun 16     9am – 4pm                             1 class                                                    $110.00 + HST
Erin’s Home                                                     Erin Wiley                                                        PR-4855


SOMATIC EDUCATION: RECALIBRATING YOUR HIPS AND PELVIS

A gentle movement practice open to anyone who wants to improve general mobility and control of their pelvic girdle, and reduce muscle pain. This educational process will help you retrain your brain and nervous system, getting to the root cause of symptoms. Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat and a foldable blanket.

Tue & Thu   Mar 5-Mar 7     6:30-7:45 pm           2 classes                                         $32.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm B118                                 Sandi Beaupre                                        PR-4958


SOMATIC EDUCATION: RELIEVING EYE, NECK, AND SHOULDER TENSION

A gentle movement practice open to anyone who wants to learn how to unwind and relieve upper body tension and its connected symptoms caused by technology slump, forward head posture, staring at screens, accidents/injuries and stress conditions. This educational process will help you retrain your brain and nervous system to create sustainable change, restore mobility, improve posture and manage stress easier. Please wear comfortable clothing, bring a yoga mat and a blanket/pillow to support your head while lying on your side.

Tue & Thu   Jan 15-Jan 17     6:30-7:45 pm          2 classes                                        $32.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm B118                                    Sandi Beaupre                                       PR-4959


SOMATIC EDUCATION: THE MYTH OF AGING SERIES

When our bodies start to feel stiff, sore or tired, we often say, “we’re getting old”. But is that really the problem? Thomas Hanna’s approach to sensory re-education proves that much of the physical decline associated with aging is not inevitable but avoidable. This series will teach you how to take back conscious control of your nervous system and muscles, reversing the physical effects of aging – or preventing them before they begin. Developing a daily practice with these movements will keep you feeling more youthful and enable you to enjoy the activities you love for longer.

Thu   May 2-May 23     7-8:30 pm                         4 classes                                       $60.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm B118                                   Sandi Beaupre                                       PR-4960


SOMATIC MEDITATION: AN INTRODUCTION

An introduction to guided meditation practices that tune into the basic awareness of the body focusing on internal sensations, feelings, and visualization. Calm your nervous system; start to develop deeper self-sensing and awareness abilities. Lay on the floor to rest in supportive position. Bring a yoga mat, blanket, and pillow/bolster for under your knees.

Tue   Mar 19-Apr 2     7-7:45 pm                          3 classes                                       $45.00 + HST
Centennial CVI – Rm B118                                  Sandi Beaupre                                      PR-4961


Learn more about our instructor: Monique ten Kortenaar. 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

The Mitzvah Technique is a unique way to release muscle tension and muscle tension patterns from one’s body. This allows the muscles to elongate, it increases one’s flexibility and ease of movement, and will help to reduce stress and pain. There are three aspects to the Mitzvah Technique: gentle manipulation of a person’s limbs, head, neck and spine by a Mitzvah Technique teacher, gentle stretching exercises, and the Mitzvah Technique chair exercise. The Mitzvah Technique chair exercise is a way to sit down on and stand up from a chair, that stretches all muscles. It helps develop better body awareness, as well as improved posture, and it can easily be incorporated into one’s daily routine. Floors mats will be provided.

Tue   Jan 22-Feb 12     1:30-3 pm                     4 classes                                        $65.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed – Gym                  Monique ten Kortenaar                         PR-5011

Tue   Mar 26-Apr 16     1:30-3 pm                     4 classes                                        $65.00 + HST
Wellington Ctre for Con Ed – Gym                  Monique ten Kortenaar                        PR-5012


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   Feb 11     7-8:30 pm                                 1 class                                           $42.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 235                                       Lisa Byers                                            PR-4868


WORKING WITH ESSENTIAL OILS: AROMATHERAPY BUG SPRAY

Do summertime insects find you delicious? Do you want a safe & healthy alternative to the conventional chemical concoctions commercially available? Then this workshop is for you! Lisa will teach you her tried and tested ‘Build-a-Blend’ process. You will learn the bug deterring properties of essential oils and how they are used to deter summer pests, the basics of blending for passive and active diffusing and blending for topical use. All supplies included to make and take a customized ‘bug spray’ tailored for the intended user (e.g. adult, child, dog).

Mon   Jun 10     7-8:30 pm                              1 class                                           $42.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 235                                    Lisa Byers                                             PR-4869


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.

Mon   Jan 28     7-8:30 pm                             1 class                                            $32.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 235                                   Lisa Byers                                              PR-4870

Mon   May 13     7-8:30 pm                            1 class                                            $32.00 + HST
JF Ross CVI – Rm 235                                   Lisa Byers                                              PR-4871