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Last Class Calendar

Our fall session is ending in the coming weeks. Check the last class calendar to find out when your last class is.

WIWC Walking Club

Free walking group for WIWC members.
Mondays 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 pm

Living Wisdom Circle

Friday 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Join this inspiring and uplifting gathering designed for learning, sharing knowledge and wisdom, and supporting one another in the quest for greater well-being. Topics to be addressed include happiness, health, nutrition, relationships, abundance, gratitude, simplicity, and spirituality. Together, the class will explore and experience a variety of practical tools, which include affirmations, intention setting, mantras, guided meditations, and visualizations. There will also be opportunities to dance, sing, and have fun! Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a notebook, pen and water bottle. ...

Celebrating Diversity: Circle Time Stories (3-5 yrs with Mom)

Fall 2017: This class has been cancelled. Friday 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Each week, moms and their young children will gather to sing classic children’s songs, play warm-up group games, and then settle in to hear the “Story of the Week” featuring a specific theme of diversity, whether it be developmental, cultural, linguistic, or lifestyle. The aim of this course is to present children’s books that address individual differences, which help build our understanding of our unique selves. Mothers will also learn simple visualization and relaxation techniques to observe a sense of belonging within a group. Children will also ...

Interval Training – Medium/High Intensity

Wednesday 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Gym Cardio intervals, mixed with challenging full-body muscle conditioning, will guarantee you achieve your fitness goals. This is for women who are getting back into fitness or work out regularly. Each week, our instructor will introduce something new to keep you challenged. Come prepared to sweat and reach your full potential! Important information: The WIWC childcare service is not available during evening courses. Bring your own weights (one or two sets of dumbbells -- one light, one heavy) and a water bottle. Instructor: Lori Lesperance, CAN-FIT-PRO Group Fitness, YMCA Personal Trainer, Yogafit Register for ...

Cooking: Once a Month Planning

Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Kitchen Are you tired of the race to get supper on the table after a long busy day? Are you looking for ways to save money while ensuring that your family eats healthy home-cooked meals that do not involve slaving in the kitchen? Then this is the class for you! The 2-hour class combines both learning class time and hands-on cooking. We will cover the feasibility of cooking a month’s worth of meals in one day, how to adapt your family’s favourite meals to speed cooking, and put "the talk" into practice in the kitchen by cooking up one meal per week. Each participant will go home each week with a meal for two -- ...

Fostering a Positive Learning Environment

Fall 2017 Session: This class has been cancelled. Tuesday 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. Upstairs Classroom How can you help your child have a positive learning experience at school/daycare and in his/her everyday life (and yours too!)? What can you do from home to help your toddler, child, or teenager develop emotional intelligence, create better relationships, reduce stress, learn more easily, and develop self-confidence? This course will cover the basic needs of children/teenagers and offer tips on what you can do to encourage their success. Learn the effects that sleep, food, routine, screens, chemicals, etc., have on behaviour, concentration, emotio...

Build Your Own Meditation Practice

Tuesday 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Upstairs Classroom By now we know a lot about the benefits of meditation for both our mental and physical well-being. But it seems SO hard to sit down for any length of time and clear our minds that most of us can't see ourselves even trying. Instructor Sheila Southon will share what her own meditation instructors have taught her -- that meditation is "perfection without strain" and "like mist rising off a lake at dawn." Join Sheila to learn the physiological benefits, understand the psychological traps and learn techniques to leave behind your bad habits, and find stillness in silence every day. Instructor: Sheila ...

Running: 5K and Beyond

Fall 2017 Session: This class has been cancelled. Tuesday 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Outside -- Meet on the grass on the north side of the building This class is for those who have some running experience already and are looking to increase speed and/or distance and endurance or who just want to explore different types of running. During the course we will do several types of training runs (progression, tempo, intervals/Fartlek, hills, “off road” trails) and specific drills for muscle development. All of these can then be used in your regular runs to reach your goals! Class will run regardless of the weather; layered clothing is recommended. ...

Learn to Help Them Sleep

Monday 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Childcare Room 2 Through this 10-week course, Certified Child Sleep Consultant Heather Flaherty will teach you the essential elements of healthy infant sleep through an interactive learning environment. Participants in this course will be forming a community and encouraged to share their sleep challenges and successes in a safe environment. By the end of this course, participants will have a clear understanding of the changes they need to make regarding their child’s sleep and the tools necessary to implement these changes successfully. Material in this course is aimed at infants aged 4-11 months. Parents of younger ...

Mindful Eating

Monday 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Childcare Room 2 Do you turn to food every time emotions run high? Have you tried all the latest diet trends and found they have either worked for a short time or are too hard to follow long-term? Do you feel you have an unhealthy relationship with food? That is, do you find yourself using food to comfort yourself or eating until you’re too full and feel sick? Do you have a hard time controlling your portions or don’t know when to stop eating? This program will allow you to improve your relationship with food without going through a diet, eliminating entire food groups, following meal plans or keeping food journals....

Start Running! Couch to 5K Running Group 9 a.m.

Tuesday 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Outside -- Meet on the grass on the north side of the building Ever wanted to start running but not sure how? Ever wanted to run but think you can’t? Signed up for a 5K race and wondering what to do next? This course is for you! Using run/walk intervals, the course will gently ease you into running and take you from being a non-runner or very beginner runner to a 5K-runner! Some running strength building exercises will be included as well as warm up and cool down/stretching exercises. This course will literally run rain or shine, so please dress appropriately. Remember, if you can walk, you can run! Please Note: ...

Resilience in the Emotional Well-Being Journey

Friday 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Join Psychologist Melinda Morros for a 9-week course on emotional well-being and resilience. Drawing from the exciting areas of positive psychology, cognitive behaviour therapy and mindfulness, this course will focus on integrating up-to-date research and practical strategies into our individual and collective journeys towards emotional well-being and resilience. Participants will have an opportunity to explore their goals, challenges, and triumphs. Instructor: Melinda Morros, M.A., Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Healing Meditations

Friday 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Come experience the peace that comes with meditation and the clarity that you can find with regular practice. In each class, we will do a bit of chair yoga, some breathing exercises, and focus on reuniting awareness and experience of body, mind and spirit. Come as you Are. Instructor: Sheila Southon, Certified Counsellor, Chopra Certified Meditation Instructor, Quebec Certified Naturotherapist

Anti-Inflammatory Eating Made Quick and Easy

Thursday 9:45 - 11:45 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Inflammation is the root of the diseases linked to ageing — from wrinkles to autoimmune diseases (like rheumatoid arthritis), and just about everything in between. The good news is there is a “dietary pattern” that we can adopt that will slow down the diseases linked with ageing and help us stay healthier for longer. In this course, we will focus on why we should follow the anti-inflammatory eating lifestyle, the Mediterranean food circle and healthy plate. Participants will determine their food personality and learn how to implement this program and stay motivated. Please Note: The last ...