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Program Spotlight

How to Eat Healthy on a Budget


One of the biggest obstacles for families to eat healthier is the cost. There’s no doubt that organic food can be much more expensive than conventional food. But what most people don’t know is that they can eat healthier than ever for the same or even less than what they pay for their monthly food bill now! Join Arlaina for great tips on how to make the most out of your food budget. Get Active! Eat Well! Stay Healthy! Class will begin on May 2, 2017 from 7:00PM to 8:30PM. FREE!
 
maxresdefaultInstructor: Arlaina Waisman is a Registered Dietician with Vancouver Coastal Health’s OASIS program.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hoop Dance


Take a creative spin on dance and fitness using the hula hoop as a primary tool. You will learn all the tricks and tips to get you started. Explore movement and dance choreography all while having a blast and meeting new hula hoopers! An intermediate class is available as well, that introduces creative and fun ways to expand your existing hoop skills by adding tricks, technique, sass and levels to your hoop flow.
 
deakinInstructor: Kinsey Deakin is a Vancouver based hoop dancer, performer and teacher who got lost in the vortex of hooping 6 years ago on a beach in Vancouver. Since, Kinsey has traveled to Indonesia where she attended Sacred Circularities Hoop retreat and was inspired by some of the founders of contemporary hoop dance and movement. Using the hoop as a tool Kinsey has a unique way of incorporating dance and hooping, focusing more on dance and discovering new tricks by letting the hoop and her body guide the way.
 

Canadian First Nation Songs

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Learn a variety of Canadian First Nations social drum, stick, and rattle songs, along with traditional games and cultural teachings by Sherryl. Hide hand drums and other instruments will be provided. The drums, rattles and flutes that are used to accompany traditional music are often hand-made, constructed from materials from the local environment, including seeds, tree parts and animals parts. Instruments are often considered animate objects and are therefore treated respectfully and are often given gifts of sacred plants. No singing experience is necessary.
 
sherrylInstructor: Sherryl Sewepagaham is Cree-Dene from the Little Red River Cree Nation in northern Alberta, Canada. She is a singer, hand drummer, music therapist in-training, music teacher, and composer. Sherryl holds a Bachelor of Education (Music Education) from the University of Alberta and is pursuing a Bachelor of Music Therapy from Capilano University. Education and youth are passions for Sherryl; she’s worked extensively as an Aboriginal Music Consultant for Edmonton Catholic Schools, elementary music teacher for Edmonton Public Schools and conductor for two children’s choirs.
 

Yoga Iyengar


Iyengar yoga is a systematic method of Hatha Yoga named after B.K.S. Iyengar of Pune, India, who is one of the foremost yoga masters in the world. It is based on the Classical Yoga of Patanjali, which involves the integration of the eight limbs of yoga. The Iyengar method works on the principle of meditation in action. Practitioners concentrate closely on the movements in the yoga postures (asanas), bringing the body into balance by increasing mobility, stability, strength and alignment. At the same time, this intense concentration draws the attention inward, quieting and integrating mind and body.
 
Instructor: Gerie Primerano began studying Iyengar yoga in 1987. She deepened her commitment and practice of yoga by completing a teacher-training apprenticeship program with Wende L. Davis in 2002. The same year, she travelled to India to study with Geeta and Prashant Iyengar at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in Pune, India. She regularly attends workshops, studying with local and international senior teachers. Gerie teaches with clarity, creativity and passion. She is active on the board of the local B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Association.