Personal Development


Living the Meditation Experiment

Friday 1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Childcare Room 2 The best way to integrate a meditation practice in our lives is to do it gradually.  With these weekly sessions, you will experience different methods to assist you in beginning a meditation practice: guided meditations, sound meditation with Tibetan bowls, mantras, mindfulness exercises, and breathing techniques. We will also talk about the seven main chakras and the seven spirituals laws of success from Deepak Chopra. Please Note: The last class is on February 23. This is a 6-week course. Instructor: Elaine Claivaz, ...

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Learning to Live More Mindfully & With Self-Compassion

Friday 10:00 a.m. -- 12:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom If you want to learn to slow down and take some time to look at yourself, your relationships, and your life and build some new skills to be kinder to yourself, then this course may be right for you. In this 9-week self-exploration and skills-based course, we will cover the following topics: mindfulness, self-compassion, values and living deeply, our relationships, styles of communication and attachment,  real happiness, and embracing our lives. By developing the inner resource of self-compassion and the skills to live ...

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Hatha Yoga and Meditation

Thursday 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. Gym Hatha yoga is the foundation of all yoga styles. It is easy to learn, beginner friendly, and can be used for physical, mental, and spiritual purposes. It combines controlled breathing with asanas and meditation. It is very popular for stress reduction and a great way for non-meditators to experience the benefit of meditation. This class is for those who are looking for a gentle, grounding relaxation practice. Together we will return to centre by touching upon basic yoga asana, breath work, and meditation principles. The focus will be on ...

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Creative Journaling: Exploring the Narrative

Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom What is invisible to us does matter. Deena Metzger What is your story? Over the course of 9 weeks, we will invite our inner selves to appear and our inner answers to come forward through writing. Our journaling will focus on the art of self-discovery, personal growth, and creative expression. Participants will write together, listening for their own voices, then share to hear the voices of others. Weekly prompts will be given and we will explore such topics as: Persons: Who are the people active in your life -- ...

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Financial Literacy 101

Wednesday 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Childcare Room 2 With the recent addition of a financial education program to Quebec secondary schools and discussions on the subject in the public sphere, you may be wondering about the degree of your own financial literacy. In this 10-week course, Financial Coach Danièle Soaré will help you build your financial knowledge. Topics covered will include budgeting, day-to-day banking, managing debt, investing, insurance, and more. If you are looking to sharpen your understanding of financial concepts, learn tips on improving the management of ...

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The Body Confidence Method

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Is this you? "I'd love to lose weight, increase my confidence, feel happier and feel better in my skin. I want to start taking better care of myself, feel stronger, healthier and make it last." The body confidence method is designed to help women who feel overwhelmed and stuck because they either cannot lose weight or have trouble keeping it off. During this 8-week course, we will learn the steps necessary to feel and look our best. We will learn that only focusing on the amount of calories we consume and ...

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Prenatal Yoga

Tuesday 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Gym Pregnancy is a time to tap into your inner strength. This gentle 1-hour Hatha yoga class is appropriate for all levels and all trimesters. We'll stretch our achy unfamiliar bodies, we'll strengthen in order to comfortably carry this little one to term and accelerate recovery, and most importantly, we'll breathe, rest, and restore. This is a chance to connect with other expectant moms in the community and share feelings of fear and uncertainty. Been there, done that moms are very welcome as well. Please bring a yoga mat, two yoga blocks, ...

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Midlife Makeover

Thursday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Congratulations!  You get a MAKEOVER!  Oh, if only it were on one of those popular TV shows with a $5000 shopping spree. This life-awarded makeover comes guaranteed for most of us when we reach our 40s or 50s and it includes hormonal havoc; memory fog; emotional roller coaster rides; men-oh-pause, please!; anxiety and depression; relationship losses; and a full wardrobe designed by “Who Am I and What Have I Done With My Life?"  This class will be led with motivational conversation and exploration of self, values, ...

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Converse in French: Beginners and Intermediates

Thursday 9:45 - 11:45 a.m. Childcare Room 2 Comment allez-vous aujourd'hui? This course is designed for women wanting to improve their skills in French, in order to communicate effectively in everyday situations. The aim of this class is to improve listening and speaking skills. A large amount of time is dedicated to addressing your specific needs (professional conversation, informal and formal conversation, etc.) that each participant can benefit from. Don't miss this great opportunity to improve your French in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere! Please Note: There ...

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Beginner’s French

Friday 9:45 - 11:45 a.m. Childcare Room 2 This introductory class is designed for women with little or no background in French. Come and join us to be motivated to learn French. Participants will begin by learning basic pronunciation, grammar, spelling, and conjugation. Through conversational activities you will learn to meet and greet people as well as practice basic communication for other daily life situations. The course will be adapted to your needs and the instructor will guide you through your language learning process. Please Note: This is a 9-week course. ...

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