Line Dancing

Facilitator: Angela Woppman.

Before moving to Canada in 2007, Angela was a member of the Queen City Outlaw for 6 years. The Queen City Outlaws were a Gay/Lesbian competition/exhibition line dance team based out of Charlotte, NC. Angela was also one of the Head Dance Instructor’s at a local night club that offered line dance lessons in NC.

Having fun and a good laugh with others in community is a healthy way to live from a place of joy and connection. Line Dancing is a great way to have fun, a good laugh and be with each other in community. Learning how to do ABBAcadabra, Electric Slide, Tush Push, Mambo Shuffle, Reggae Cowboy, Bikers Shuffle or the Dizzy is not only fun it is also a good way to take a deep breath, decompress from a long week and leave renewed in body, mind, soul and heart.

Fridays

Time: 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Date: Friday October 20 to Friday December 1, 2017
Location: Social Hall

Finding our Center through Movement and Writing

Facilitator: Katie Marshall Flaherty.

Katie is one of the cofounders of the Children’s Peace Theater, has worked with Mike Dodds in appreciative inquiry and the compassionate leadership program, and has guided teen leadership retreats and golden rule retreats at Scarborough Missions for 12 years. Katie teaches yoga, meditation, tai chi, and guides Stillpoint writing workshops where we find our true voice and write from within.

Come join us for a chance to move our bodies through space, to move through memories of our life story, and move our hand on the page with journaling and writing from within. Both evenings will focus on Stillpoint writing to unlock bits of story and unleash our own true voice. Come with an open mind and leave with a relaxed body and a notebook full of stories and poems.

Thursdays

Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Date: Thursday November 9th and Thursday November 30th, 2017
Location: Room 109

Dancing with the Folks: Ballroom Dancing

Facilitator: Rick Lam.

Rick is a graduate and certified Ballroom Dance Instructor. At a young age Rick fell in love with music and spent many years learning training in voice and piano. Ballroom dancing was a natural fit for Rick. He has many gifts and skills when it comes to Ballroom Dancing. His strongest skill sets are teaching people dance moves by breaking everything down into small steps in order to build and embrace the whole process.

Come learn the art of Ballroom Dancing. Feel the rhythm and beat of the music in your body as you learn the Waltz, Tango, Slow Dance and more. Each week will start with a brief lecture and then move into learning the practical dance steps. Come as a single person, come as a couple, come just as you are.   Happy feet make happy hearts. Happy hearts make happy souls. Moreover, according to statistics, serious Ballroom Dancers could obtain the benefit of preventing Alzheimers/Dementia up to 73%. In order to keep our spirit healthy and growing, we need to take good care of our physical health and mental health.

Wednesdays

Time: 7pm to 9pm
Date: Wednesday October 18 to Wednesday November 29, 2017
Location: Social Hall

Kickboxing

Facilitator: Angela Woppman.

Angela is a MMA Conditioning Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She is also a Master Trainer for Fitness kickboxing Canada (FKCI) and was their “2012 Trainer or the Year” for Ontario. Angela is also the Head Instructor for ABC Women’s Self-Defense Canada, offering Women’s Empowerment and Self-Defense Seminars. Angela is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in ITF Taekwon-do and holds a Black Belt level in Kickboxing through FKCI.

Finding harmony and balance in our lives sometimes means focusing on our bodies. Scripture states our bodies are temples, a dwelling place for God. Our bodies are sacred and deeply connected to the divine source of life. Caring for our bodies is one way we care for our spiritual selves. Mind, Body, Soul and Heart are deeply connected to each other. Through Kickboxing we can get in touch with our bodies and develop a sense of balance, coordination and endurance. Through this course we will become more aware of our breath and body connection. Each week we will review and expand on various kickboxing techniques. Together we will work on getting into shape, build community and support one another to reach our goals.

Tuesdays

Time: 8:00pm -9:00pm
Date: Tuesday October 17 to Tuesday November 28, 2017
Location: Social Hall

Yoga for All

Facilitator: David Johnston.

David is a charismatic and free spirited yoga teacher. He has taught Yoga in various formats around Toronto since 2005. David is humble enough to know that an effective yoga/meditation practice can guide one through some dark times. In addition to Yoga, David can be found teaching Grade Six and bombing around on his motorcycle.

Are you looking for a way to bring balance and harmony into your life? Why not try Yoga. Yoga embraces mind, body, soul and heart that can lead participants into a greater awareness of themselves, their sense of spirituality and connection with community and God. Each week we will begin with a seated meditation that helps us to be still and get in touch with our center. Throughout the evening we will move with and through sitting poses, standing poses, balancing poses and final poses. The yoga experience finishes as it begins with a meditation that brings a cohesive flow of energy for each participant. All levels of yoga experience are welcome.

Mondays

Time: 7:00pm  – 8:30pm
Dates: Monday October 16 to Monday November 27, 2017
Location: Social Hall