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Pain Relief and Community Acupuncture
Often pain is inadequately managed, and greatly affects quality of life. Join Jill Truscott, Registered Acupuncturist, to discuss how acupuncture can be used as a safe and natural
way to address pain, and how you can effectively manage your pain. You will also get to experience the benefits of acupuncture in a community setting. Wednesday, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM on October 4. $15/1 sess, course #12583.
How to Sleep Better
Adequate sleep is essential for good health but can be so hard to get. What is good sleep hygiene and how does it affect my sleep? Come and find out how you can influence a good night’s rest. Tuesday, 7:00 PM-8:30 PM on October 10. FREE/1 sess, course #122677.
Naturopathic Medicine for Fertility
In this interactive lecture, Dr. Robyn Land, a naturopathic physician with Local Health Integrative Clinic, shares with you evidence based,natural ways to boost your wellness for
optimal fertility and healthy pregnancies. Course is held on Wednesday October 11 from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM, $5/1 sess, course #129865.
First Steps to Prevention
Vancouver Coastal Health Living Program. A program designed to support individuals at risk for developing chronic disease and promote healthy lifestyle changes. Instructor includes
VCH Registered Nurses and Dietitians. This program is suitable for people with pre-diabetes, not diabetes. Please pre-register space is limited. Registration required at Healthy Living Program at 604-267-4430. Program is held on Fridays from October 13 – October 27, 1:30 PM-3:30 PM. Free/3 sess, course #117286.
Get Money $kills – for FREE!
A program offered by Family Services of Greater Vancouver and supported by VanCity Credit Union and Trout Lake Community Centre, find out how to handle money smarter. Take the Money Skills program and learn how to budget and take charge of your money, pay lower bank fees, build a good credit history, deal with debt and get what you really want with your money. Program is held on October 15 and 22 from 12:30PM to 4:30PM. Please register by call 6042576955 ext 1.
Dalian Method Talk and Active Meditation
Jandy Anderson will illustrate how to use the ground-breaking Dalian Method to release the underlying cause of blockages and pain so you can start living a more joyful and authentic life. Jandy will also lead the group through an Active Meditation to bring increased clarity, openness and joy. Course is held on Wednesday October 18 from 6:00 PM-8:00 PM, $20/1 sess, course #129866.
Calcium and Bone Health
Learn about current research on nutrition and bone health. This session highlights the importance of adequate calcium, protein and vitamin D intake throughout life to reduce risk for
osteoporosis. Find out about your personal risk for osteoporosis and what you can do about it. Course is held on Tuesday October 24th from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM, FREE/1 sess, course #122674.
Nutrition, Supplements and Osteoarthritis
This workshop provides information on how diet affects osteoarthritis; how do I navigate Canada’s Food Guide; are there any nutrients that can help; are there any supplements that can help; how does weight affect osteoarthritis; how can I improve my eating habits; and how do I manage portion size. Program is on Tuesday November 21st from 7:00 PM-9:30 PM, FREE/1 sess, course #122679.
Walking Group for Guys
Want to get fit but prefer to be outside? Our new “Walking group for guys” may be just what you are looking for. This is a graduated 10 week session designed to support your fitness goals led by walk volunteers Paul and Daniel. Group meets in the lobby at Trout Lake and departs at 9:30am sharp. Free program but registration is essential. * October 30 and November 27th will be Coed walks. Please register with course #129393 online, over the phone or in person.
Learn all the basic tricks and tips to get you started. Explore movement and dance choreography all while having a blast and meeting new hula hoopers! Kinsey has taught hoop classes while traveling and is looking to expand and share hoop dancing. Hoops will be supplied the first class or bring your own. Kinsey also offers an intermediate class for hula
hoopers who want to get moving on the dance floor and play with hoop choreography as a group. A creative and fun way to expand your existing hoop skills by adding tricks, technique, sass and levels to your hoop flow!
Instructor: 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
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.
Instructor: 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.