Building Your Love Muscle through Meditation

Facilitator: Valerie De Souza.

A perpetual student, Valerie has had a thirst for learning her whole life. She has studied and practiced Buddhist-inspired mindfulness meditation and facilitated youth and adult meditation courses for over a decade, while living a Christian way of life since birth. Valerie is awakening to a deeper awareness and understanding of “God”. As she continues on her spiritual journey, she wishes to share her unique insights with others, as a loving and compassionate guide, helping others on their spiritual journeys towards a more abundant life.

The Golden Rule, common to many faith traditions, is “Love one another as you love yourself.” This is predicated on the requirement that you love yourself first. Yet, sometimes loving ourselves is hard to do.

In this four-week course, you will learn about self-love and building your love muscle through guided group breath awareness and loving-kindness meditation practices as well as insightful spiritual readings from a variety of inspirational teachers.


Time: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Dates: Wednesdays October 25, November 1, 8 and 15, 2017
Location: Chapel


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.


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