Personal Development


Reminiscence: Sharing Our Life Stories

Thursday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Everyone has a story to share and by sharing our unique stories we're able to keep our memories alive. In this course, we will reminisce about the good old days and share our fondest memories from childhood to high school days; our favourite vacations, our family life, our working years, and our experiences through all the transitions in life. This course is designed to allow everyone to feel comfortable in a safe space and friendly environment. Every participant will have the opportunity to socialize, feel heard, laugh, and ...

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Parenting Highly Sensitive Children

Thursday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Childcare Room 2 In this applied, intensive course, you will learn about the needs of highly sensitive children and multiple parenting strategies you can use to answer those needs. The goal of this course is to acquire knowledge that you can integrate successfully into your daily parenting. Throughout the course we will work to integrate parenting strategies into daily routines. Expect to participate in a highly interactive learning experience, share your parenting experiences and actively listen to what others share, interact closely and ...

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Boundary Boot Camp – Get Your Life in Shape

Thursday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Build, define, strengthen and flex your “me” muscles in this kick-butt course! This will be a whole-life workout using an intense mix of mental aerobics and personal strength training designed to bolster self-esteem and confidence while detoxing relationships. Suffering from the disease to please? You are not alone! In this group training, you will learn such skills as standing up for yourself without creating conflict; saying “no” to others without feeling guilt; and resisting co-dependence without losing ...

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Easing Depression Through Paper and Pen

Wednesday 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Are you looking for social support in dealing with your depression in a creative way? Want to make writing a part of your routine to ease your depression? If you answered yes to these questions, then this course is designed for you. It’s not therapy and it’s not a writing critique group, but it’s a course that will help you explore your feelings, thoughts, and beliefs through writing, done within respectful and safe boundaries. It is a place where you can create, putting one word after another to tell stories only ...

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Conversation en français

Tuesday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom Améliorer son français tout en passant une belle soirée? Bienvenue au cours de Conversation en français pour intermédiaires! Dans une ambiance amusante, développez votre confiance pour parler plus facilement. Différentes activités,  jeux et fiches d’exercices vous permettront d’améliorer votre vocabulaire, votre grammaire et votre prononciation. Le cours aide pour le travail, faire les devoirs avec les enfants, communiquer avec l’école et dans la vie quotidienne. Repartez avec des trucs pour continuer à vous ...

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Eating to Move

Monday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Childcare Room 2 Regular physical activity is great for the body and soul, but we need to be able to re-fuel properly to keep at it. When we do not have the proper nutrients, this can lead to fatigue, pain, and a more difficult recovery. Through this course, you will learn how to increase energy with specific foods; find the best timing for your meals and snacks; stay hydrated; and keep your joints healthy! Instructor: Zeina Khawam, Registered Dietitian, member of  l'Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec (OPDQ) and Dietitians ...

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Tai Chi

Thursday 2:00 -  3:00 p.m. Gym Tai Chi is an ancient martial art that brings numerous health benefits to your body, mind and spirit. It helps improve strength, flexibility, balance, memory and cardiovascular health, and calms the mind and nervous system. This class offers a yoga warm-up, meditative Qi Gong and Tai Chi. The Tai Chi portion of the class is broken down into two parts: static postures (to help build strength) and Tai Chi flow (a series of slow relaxed movements to promote "chi," or energy circulation, in the body). This class is suitable for all fitness ...

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The Art of Letting Go

Thursday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Upstairs Classroom We all have something we are holding on to that holds us back in life and perhaps keeps us stuck in negative emotions.  Whether it be memories of a painful experience like loss or betrayal, death or divorce, the judgement of "bad" choices, or even the clutter of physical objects, letting go is a skillful art. In this group discussion class, we will seek to understand the emotional drivers of love, fear and anger, confront our personal realities, breakthrough the natural resistance to change, and learn to forgive and let go ...

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Guided Meditation Based On Somatic Awareness

Tuesday 9:30-11:00 a.m. Upstairs Classroom In guided somatic meditation, we tune into the basic awareness of the body and invite deep presence with our moment-to-moment experience. As the mind becomes more familiar with sensations in the body (soma), it begins to experience the "relationship" between body, mind and breath. Somatic meditation is the natural extension of yoga posture practice but does not require any experience in either yoga or meditation. It is suitable for anyone interested in cultivating a more complete sense of self and enjoying a more ...

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Mom and Baby Yoga (6 to 12 mos.)

Friday 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. Gym Still not quite ready to leave baby behind but craving the movement and peace a yoga practice can provide? This is the perfect class for you. Ignite - or reignite - the beauty of a yoga practice with baby at arm’s reach. You will practice on your mat while baby enjoys valuable parallel play time on a safe and comfortable play mat. This 45-minute class is suitable for all moms from beginners to seasoned practitioners. Please bring a yoga mat, a water bottle, a diaper bag and one or two simple toys for baby that are easy to clean. Please ...

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Mindful Journaling

Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Upstairs Classroom This course will combine art journaling and journal writing techniques to explore mindfulness in the pages of our journals.  We will use current mindfulness techniques as springboards in our journaling in order to connect with present-moment awareness. This course is for anyone who wants to slow down her busy mind and connect to her inner world in order to live more intentionally. Please bring a 9 x 12 inch unlined spiral bound book, preferably for mixed media. There is a consumables fee of $5 payable to the instru...

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The Art of Communication

Thursday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Upstairs Classroom Communication is an art; it is our canvas to get a message across to others.  What does your canvas look and sound like? Have you mastered the art and therefore paint a beautiful picture when you interact with others? There are many "artist" tools that can be used, yet many fail to use them with awareness and purpose.  In this interactive course, participants will be introduced to all elements of the art of communication while learning the listening and speaking skills that help us move beyond the misinterpretations and ...

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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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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. Instructor: Hasnaa Rzouzi, Baccalaur...

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