59 results for author: Wendy Wong


The Joy Circle

Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Come join this warm and lively circle to be inspired, uplifted, and empowered in your day-to-day life. Each week, we will collectively experiment with self-care practices: movement exercises, self-massage, guided meditation and affirmations, mantra singing, dance, and more. Through this practice and group sharing, we will intentionally inject more energy and joy into our busy lives, and tap into our inner wisdom. Please Note: The last class is on June 7. This is an 8-week course. Instructors: Sylwia Dyjak, B.A. Human Relations (Concordia Universtiy) & The GROOVE™ Facilitator and ...

Cooking: International Vegetarian

Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Kitchen Geared toward the novice as well as the experienced cook, this class will explore the world of vegetarian cooking. We will be inspired by Greek, Mediterranean, Cajun & Creole, and Tuscan Vegetarian specialties. From Vegan Moussaka to Goat Cheese Cannelloni, Moroccan Sweet Potato and Pomegranate Tagine to Tofu Gumbo – this 9-week hands-on course is filled with lots of delicious recipes and techniques to help you transform a boring meal into a fantastic one, and you’ll even get to take home a portion for an at-home taste testing! Please bring a plastic container to class.  A $40 consumable fee for ...

Becoming a Manager of Your Own Life

Tuesday 9:45 - 11:45 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Every day you are required to make decisions: how to spend your time, how to use your money, what to do about your well-being. Every decision you make plays a role in determining your overall life direction. The goal of this course is to develop practical skills to manage your daily life most effectively and to overcome a feeling that other people or circumstances are controlling your existence and your well-being. Participants will evaluate their self-management, determine strategies to strengthen communication, and learn to ignite and sustain their motivation to become the ultimate managers of their ...

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk

Monday 7:00-9:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Because children don’t come with an instruction manual, join Valerie each week to learn practical, simple, and effective parenting tips and techniques.  Based on the book, How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk, this course will give you the skills you need to do the following: • Teach your child to understand, identify and communicate feelings; • Encourage cooperation; • Discipline without hurting or alienating; • Encourage autonomy; • Help your child develop a positive and realistic self-image; • Foster a family atmosphere of love and respect. Each ...

Mom & Tots Yoga (2-3 yrs)

Monday 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Gym Filled with movement, stories, and song, this class encourages children to explore their unique expressions of self through yoga movement. Themed classes engage imagination through lively activities, cooperative games, and art. Each class will explore a yoga-based theme, reinforced with a craft at the end of the class. We move from giggles to calm while developing gross and fine motor coordination, focus, and social skills. Moms can take what they learn in class and bring it to the home, growing body and mind awareness at their own pace. Important information: You may be asked to bring in occasional supplies, such ...

Beginner’s Spanish

Thursday 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 This is a basic Spanish course geared to improve your oral communication, be it for personal growth, travel purposes, or simple amusement as you acquire the basic grammar skills. This course will help you better enjoy your travelling experiences and enhance communications and intercultural understanding. Led by a native Spanish-speaking teacher, the lessons are held in small groups in a friendly and non-stressful environment. Close attention is given to address each participant’s specific needs.  Come and have a great time while you learn Spanish! Instructor: Ireri Vergara, Founder of the Montreal ...

Life Mapping for the New Year

Thursday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Upstairs Classroom It's a new year, so take control of your destiny by charting the course for where you want to go.  When you first see it, you believe it!  Want to move from your current state to a new reality?  Or perhaps a higher purpose?  Where would you like to be and what would you like to have accomplished one year from now? Dream big, create a picture of it, and actively move in that direction by designing your own map to guide the actions that will lead you there. We will chart the paths we have taken that have led us to where we are now. Then we get ready to go where we want from here! Instructor:  Ann ...

Thursday Total Body Fitness

Thursday 8:40 - 9:40 a.m. Gym This class has it all! Be prepared to never stop moving! Following a Tabata protocol, we will work hard for 20-second intervals then rest for 10. You will experience it all in this fun and challenging class! From fun cardio moves to full body muscular exercises, plus a beautiful stretch after it is all done, you will get a "total body" workout! The level of this fitness course is intermediate to advanced. However, the instructor will provide alternatives for those wanting less intensity. Please Note: There are no classes October 5 and November 16.  The last class is on December 7. This is a 10-week course. ...

The Practice of Meditation

Wednesday 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom The practice of meditation is an ongoing journey. Meditation in a group can be a powerful dynamic that helps us to connect with others while working on our individual issues. Guided visualizations and imagery will be given to help to focus on the breath and to help clear the mind.  Various themes and methods of meditation will be explored and practiced. Comfortable clothing and a water bottle are recommended for this class. Instructor: Nazzarena Santini, CMT, Reiki Master, Founder of Avalon Massage Academy

Wednesday Classical Pilates

Wednesday 8:40 - 9:40 a.m. Gym This class will give you a full body workout. Pilates techniques include proper breathing, posture, and alignment -- all of which help to improve core control, build strength, flexibility, balance, posture, mobility, and stability. Pilates is suitable for all fitness levels so if you want to tone up and transform your body, Pilates is perfect for you! Instructor: Orly Sharoni, PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) Certified Instructor

Break a Sweat with Baby (4-18 mos.) – Low Intensity

Tuesday 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Gym A class designed for moms and their babies, including standing and floor exercises. We execute simple moves that allow you to work your whole body while entertaining your baby at the same time. The baby will play the role of the weight. Play and give your baby all the attention he/she needs while you perform muscle strength exercises. The course will allow you to bond with your baby while you're working out. Important information: Babies should be older than 4 months (so they can hold their heads up by themselves). Please bring a yoga mat to class. Instructor: Natalie Pesold, CAN-FIT-PRO, Fitness Instructor, ...

ABC – Apprendre en S’amusant (3-5 ans)

Tuesday 9:50 - 10:35 a.m. Upstairs Classroom The primary goal of this class is to equip children with the language skills they need to enjoy successful experiences in any French or bilingual Kindergarten classroom. Each week, your child will strengthen his/her foundation in the French language through phonological-awareness activities that will lead him/her through a natural progression of pre-reading skills and language development. The children will work through language manipulations, such as letters and alphabet cut-outs, thematic stories, fun rhymes, songs, and phonics games. The class offers a fun learning environment for your child to ...

What We Know For Sure

Monday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Oprah Winfrey was asked a few years ago by someone she interviewed, "What do you know for sure?"  That question led her on her own journey to discover and share with others what it is that she knows for sure about life. She found this to be a profound and life-changing experience. She published a collection of these reflections in her book, What I Know for Sure. Now it is your turn to answer the question. What do you know for sure?  Each class we will look at a central topic or lesson that will hopefully help you live your authentic, best life. You will be asked to explore your own life story and ...

Singing Group

Monday 1:00 - 2:45 p.m. Upstairs Classroom If you like to sing, why not join our singing group this session? We have a lot of fun working on many different styles of music in unison and two-part arrangements. We are very friendly and welcome all levels of musical ability.  Singing in a group creates a special connection among people and you just might discover a new talent in yourself! Important information: There is a consumables fee of $5 payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Instructor: Wendy Tilson, B. Mus. (McGill University), B.Ed. (University of Toronto) Register for Singing Group.

Mom & Tots Gym (2-3.5 yrs)

Tuesday 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Gym Moms attend this class with their child who will meet new friends and enjoy group participation. We offer parachute play, co-operative games, a mini-gym, songs, balls, and a fun time for both mothers and children. For children to get the most out of the class, it is preferable for the participants to arrive on time. This is a fast-paced class and you wouldn’t want to miss out on some of the fun! Instructor: Lesley Matheson, YMCA FIT; CAN-FIT-PRO; Mind & Body Fitness Specialist Register for Mom & Tots Gym.