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

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. Yes, 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.

All are welcome and no prior meditation experience is required. Just bring an open mind and heart, a keen interest in growing and a willingness to BE in community with others!

Wednesdays

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.

Wednesdays

Time: 7pm to 9pm
Date: Wednesday October 18 to Wednesday November 29, 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