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October workshops

Updated: Oct 19, 2021

"Family Yoga"

Monday, Oct 4th Wednesday, Oct 6th by Laura Murielle

Workshop description: yoga sessions, family-friendly, including movement, games, mindfulness, breathing techniques (according to participants’ ages), meditation

Laura Murielle

Certified Yoga Teacher.

Qualifying Yoga Therapist (IAYT 2021)

Laura Murielle is an International Certified Yoga Teacher, currently enrolled in a 1,000+ hours Yoga Therapist training program at Yoga Therapy Toronto (YTT), where she also completed her 300-hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training under Sri T. Krishnamacharya lineage.

Over the last 5 years, she has been committed to bringing yoga to adults, families, and children aged 2 to 13. She has facilitated yoga programs in different daycares, schools, and non-profit foundations, including CAMH, Fife House, and TRCC/MWAR.

Yoga has played a central role in Laura's life for the last 9 years. It has helped her experience and understands the connection between body-mind-breath, and how by uniting these three components we can feel more empowered and improve our health and general wellbeing.

She teaches her students to move mindfully with their breath and encourages them to listen to their own bodies, bringing them back to the present moment – where healing and transformation can happen.

Originally from Spain and France, Canada has been her home since 2011. She currently resides in beautiful British Columbia. She is trauma-informed and is also a Reiki Practitioner.


"Organic soaps making"

Wednesday, Oct 13th Monday by Ana Chapman

Workshop description: Have you ever wanted to make your soap but it seemed overwhelming? In this workshop, you will find the shortcut in basic soap making. You will have the opportunity to get creative and will be making your very own bars of soap!

Ana Chapman Wellness Advocate since 2014. Born in Toronto Canada and my parents are from El Salvador. Growing up in a Latino home my mom would always tell me stories about my Abuela and shared beautiful remedies from El Salvador. This has always sparked an interest in learning about natural remedies. I partnered with dōTERRA in 2014 and started learning Aromatherapy. I became an instructor of the AromaTouch Technique and have taught many wellness advocates as well as different health practitioners who are enthusiastic about using aromatherapy. I am furthering my studies in aromatherapy through Aromahead Institute. And continue to educate many people on how to use essential oils in their homes. I personally love making different self-care products to keep toxins away from my home. Especially when it comes to my children licking the floor, I want to make sure all my household cleaners are toxic-free! I love caring for my family using a more natural approach. It is empowering and it has helped me through many nights with sick kiddos too! I am grateful to God that we have these beautiful gifts of the earth! I look forward to meeting many of you!


"Natural Medicine to boost your immune system"

Monday, October 18th by Miriam Arteaga

Objective: Recognize and know which flavors you can combine and knowledge of the benefits of eating salads in your daily life.

How to get there: We will prepare two salads in our class and talk about the benefits of the ingredients and how these can help us to be healthier and avoid some sickness and bust our immune system.

Miriam, a Mexican immigrant to Canada with a bachelor's degree in Public Relations who worked at McDonald's until she received her motherhood license, learned that one must ask for what one wants and that one may achieve one's goals with hard effort, dedication, and professionalism. Miriam began working there without understanding English and eventually ascended to the position of Administrative Assistant for a five-restaurant franchise. He was alone and without a family when she found out she was pregnant, so she chose to share his experiences with other new mothers so they wouldn't feel so alone.

Mamas Latinas de Canada was formed by her and began providing information for women with children and their families. Her purpose is to empower women in Canadian society, and she has taken courses that have helped her grow in her network of Latinx mothers in Canada. Miriam conducts interviews with successful mothers; this is for any mother who wants to share her story, as we are all successful mothers. She aims to organize two face-to-face conferences and one online event with the three neighborhood funds he got in Toronto. In search of a healthy life, she found her calling as a holistic health coach, where she uses the Portion and Exercise System to help women locate, recognize, and manage their food intake.


"Seeds saving and put your garden to bed Part 2"

Tuesday, Oct 19th by Adwoa

Workshop description: The second part of this workshop will cover fall crops, and how to save seed

Adwoa is a farm educator with Black creek community farm. She is passionate about urban agriculture and wellness through food. Learning and sharing knowledge is important to her and she loves to grow herbs, flowers, and leafy greens


"Home made natural remedies"

Monday, Oct 25th and Wednesday, Oct 27th by Navoya

Workshop description:

  • Introduction

  • Short History of using natural home preparations for improving health and wellbeing during the winter season

  • Presenting different herbs, oils, and helpful preparations

  • Introduction to the Workshop #2

  • Taking questions from participants

  • Talk about the traditional use of honey in supporting and restoring health

  • Presenting culinary herbs of Sage, Thyme, and Oregano to help to learn that they are not only fragrant addition to our food but as well powerful allies in dealing with seasonal colds and flu

  • Making together cold herbal infusion in honey and explaining how it can be used in our home pharmacy.

  • Taking questions from participants

Navoya Zminkowska is a certified aromatherapist, owner of Mypasana an Aromatic Apothecary, and holistic practitioner in Toronto's west end. Her experience is based on uniting decades of creating natural preparations, cultural anthropology studies, and the alluring beauty of herbs and essential oils.Navoya’s work is always inspired by time-honored techniques for improving holistic healing and restoring simple beauty. Through her teachings and preparations, she is trying to bring balance between the body, our emotions, and connecting to the elements of the natural world.


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