Looking After Your Health and Wellbeing

This is an eight week project funded by the Central LHIN to support all Staff and Volunteers of the Central LHIN.

We believe strongly in supporting staff and volunteers in their personal wellbeing and providing them with tools and strategies to support their mental health during this pandemic.

We will use our expertise in self care programming, that will be offered in real time as well as create a suite of resources that can be accessed when needed.  

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Yoga for You

Course

Facilitator

Beulah Carnahoff

Description:

Bulah Carnahoff offers this relaxing yoga session.

 

When

Thursday, April 1, 3:00 – 3:20 pm

Bio

Beulah Carnahoff;s curiosity about Yoga began over 40 years ago and she has been teaching it professionally for the last 8 years.  She travelled and worked with many yoga teachers in India, Sri Lanka, Sweden, and Australia.  She obtained her 400hr professional qualifications for teaching Hatha Yoga in Canada, studying under Canadian and American teachers. She specialized in Reiki and Yoga for Seniors, which includes Chair Yoga and Chair Yoga Dance.

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Sound & Movement Meditation

Course

Facilitator

Sarah Feiner

Description:

Sarah Feiner uses singing bowls and flute in this 20 minute meditation. Using ear phones is recommended for best audio experience.

When

Tuesday, April 6, 10:45 – 11:05 am

Bio

Sarah facilitates mindfulness in healing anxiety, depression, chronic pain, palliative discomfort, eating disorders, and behavioral changes. She uses her knowledge as a former massage therapist, along with other mind-body techniques from hypnosis training, and metaphors inspired by nature and creation. As a Metis, she has been teaching about mindfulness, sound, healing, and Plant Teachings for years with children and adults.

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Rhythms for Wellness

Course

Facilitator

Terri Segal

Description:

Terri Segal offers a pause from the busyness of your day and connect with the RHYTHM of the Drum! You will be guided to join in the rhythm-making using body percussion, voice, or even table tops. Enjoy playing along with a variety of Global Grooves that will ignite creativity, promote relaxation and increase energy. No previous musical experience required.

When

Thursday, April 8, 3:00 – 3:20 pm

Bio

Bachelor of Arts BA, McMaster University. Founder/Director, Expressive Arts Practitioner, Educator and Facilitator at Rhythmic by Nature, Ambitious, creative, and empathetic collaborator with extensive experience managing and focusing on building community and promoting health and wellbeing through the arts.

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Chair Yoga

Course

Facilitator

Trisha Lanns

Description:

Trisha Lanns shows you how you can take 20 minutes at your desk to refresh and energize yourself.

When

Tuesday, April 13, 10:45 – 11:05 am

Bio

Centennial College Graduate Certificate, Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion; Seneca College, Graphic Design. Is currently the Program Assistant – Active Living Programs for Better Living Health and Community Services.

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Mindfulness Meditation

Course

Facilitator

Jasmine Mendez

Description:

Jasmine Mendez offers this 20 minute mindfulness to support you.

When

Thursday, April 15, 3:00 – 3:20 pm

Bio

Jasmine is a certified restorative Pilates instructor and currently a PT assistant with Better Living. As a movement instructor, she values mindfulness as a key component to finding balance in the body. An effective way to achieve mindfulness is to practice meditation.

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Healing Power of Sound

Course

Facilitator

Joanna Grace

Description:

Join Musician and Sound Healer Joanna Grace as she welcomes you to the present moment, with whatever you are feeling. Learn how sound can stimulate energy or transport you into a state of pure relaxation. You are invited to experience sound in a new way to shift difficult emotions into more desirable ones so you can resume your daily activities feeling peacefully energized.

When

Tuesday, April 20, 10:45 – 11:05 am

Bio

About Joanna Grace & Sound Healing Energy
Joanna helps music-lovers release physical and emotional tension so they don’t stay stressed out in their free time. Her degrees/ certificates are in Sound Reiki, Healing Sounds, Music Performance, Emotional Intelligence and Mental Health First Aid. Joanna is interested in how music and sound transform difficult emotions for personal healing and improved situations with others. She invites caring adults to embrace the healing power of sound.
http://soundhealingenergy.ca

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Art of Activity for Wellness

Course

Facilitator

Cari Shim

Description:

Cari Shim will guide you to explore mandala circles using art, no art experience required.

 

When

Thursday,  April 22, 3:00 – 3:20 pm

Bio

Cari Shim graduated with a BA Fine Arts, CPSR, and holds a Diploma in Expressive Arts.  She’s been involved in the arts all her life dancing, making and listening to music, percussion and drumming, visual arts and crafts both personally and professionally.  She facilitates expressive arts groups for health and wellness in both clinical and community settings for the past 5 years.

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Mindful Movement with Music

Course

Facilitator

Jess Darmanin and Rob Binstock

Description:

Yoga and Music focus on pressing the pause button, in order to practice breath, observation and methods of honest and informed responses including gentle movement, sound, song and sangha(community). No experience is required.

When

Tuesday,  April 27, 10:45 – 11:05 am

Bio

Jessica Darmanin - A certified yoga instructor with 700+ hours of formal teacher training: hatha, vinyasa, yin, restorative, prenatal yoga, breath, meditation; Ayurveda, Level 1 Doula Course Certificate, 300+ hours Vipassana training. Current study: Level 2 Doula + Palliative Care Core Concepts. 

Rob Binstock has been playing guitar and singing for live music yoga classes at various events and yoga studios throughout Toronto.  He has also contributed to yoga retreats in Costa Rica and Mexico. Working with a yoga teacher, Rob’s music and song selection helps to elevate the physical, emotional and spiritual experience of each student.

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Reconnecting the Mind & Body

Course

Facilitator

Ashely Dipchan

Description:

Ashely Dipchan shows you how to take 20 minutes for yourself to reconnect.

When

Thursday,  April 29, 3:00 – 3:20 pm

Bio

Seneca College - Honours Bachelor Degree – Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy; University of Toronto -Applied Specialization in Mindfulness Meditation, Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions; Seneca College – Ontario College Diploma Behavioral Sciences and Physical Literacy Summit, Health and Wellness, General as well as Leadership Development Program.

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Tel: (905) 967-1500 ext 115

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