Trainings & Workshops

Your ability to become more present with yourself–and with others–begins with the body. Through our Workshop Space, we make a commitment to support those who wish to become more present as embodied beings.

Like to book our workshop space for your next event? Below, is a list of the upcoming workshops at Healing Connections & at our sister space, Pura Vida 14920 – Stony Plain Road.

September 4 Intuitive Mastery Workshop with Brad Johnson

September 11 AromaTouch Certification Training

September 13 Intro Talk –  Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy Training Two Year Program

September 17 Tackling Stress from the Inside-Out with Carolynne Melnyk

September 18 Hakomi/Psoma Yoga Practice Group 

September 23, October 28, November 25, Dec 9 Urban Priestess Monthly Circle with Kate Case

Sept 30 Essential Oils, VitaFlex, Blends and Raindrop Therapy with Joni Brestler@Pura Vida

October 1 & 2 Hot Stone Deep Tissue Massage Workshop with Joni Brestler @ Pura Vida

October 1-3,  The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy Self Care Training 

October 8 Family Constellations Workshop with Jonathan Hooton

October 20 Healing Circle with Pete Bernard

October 23 Massage the Jaw with Seminars for Health @ Pura Vida

October 28, November 25, Dec 9 Urban Priestess Monthly Circle with Kate Case

October 29/30 Part 1 – Certified Etheric Practitioner Program with Patricia Dennis

November 25, Dec 9 Urban Priestess Monthly Circle with Kate Case

November 26 -27 Advanced Orthopedic Massage with Seminars for Health

December 3-4 , 2016 Chi Kung Weekend with Ged Sumner – Water Forms

Dec 9, 2016 Urban Priestess Monthly Circle with Kate Case

Starting January 2017 Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy Training Two Year Program

February 25-26, 2017 Chi Kung Weekend Workshop Series with Ged Sumner
Fire Forms

April 8-9, 2017 Chi Kung Weekend Workshop Series with Ged Sumner – Earth Forms

June 25-26,2017  Chi Kung Weekend Workshop series with Ged Sumner – Wood Forms

September 2-3, 2017 Chi Kung Weekend Workshop series with Ged Sumner – Metal Forms

October 21-22, 2017Chi Kung Weekend Workshop series with Ged Sumner – Five Elements

December 2-3 2017 Chi Kung Weekend Workshop series with Ged Sumner – Central Channels

February 2018 Chi Kung Weekend Workshop series with Ged Sumner – Dragon Forms

April 2018 Chi Kung Weekend Workshop series with Ged Sumner – Internal Alchemy

June 2018 Chi Kung Weekend Workshop series with Ged Sumner – Internal and External Energy Fields

 

Trainings already in session:

Starting March 2016 Two Year Shamanic Training Program with Algonquin Shaman Pete Bernard

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Intuitive Mastery Workshop
with Brad Johnson
Sunday, September 4, 2016
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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Brad Johnson, Psychic Instructor, Spiritual Teacher and Spirit Channeler will show you how you can develop as well as enhance your natural intuition as well as your inner psychic senses. Through this workshop, you’ll discover how the nature of intuition can be applied and work to assist you in developing personal empowerment, sensing the feelings in others plus connecting with your spirit guides, loved ones as well as your own higher self.

Brad will also be sharing how you can personally perform an intuitive reading + Brad will be performing a group intuitive reading followed by an open Q&A session.

$15 Online, $20 @ the Door

Register here

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AromaTouch Technique
Certification Training
with Kim Smadis of PureLife Balance
Sunday, September 11, 2016
9 am – 4 pm

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The AromaTouch Technique was created by Dr. David K. Hill, D.C., a physician and world-renowned expert in the medicinal use of essential oils. Dr. Hill created a technique that would be easy enough for anyone to learn and administer,  yet powerful enough to produce consistent results.

The AromaTouch Technique incorporates simple hand techniques with the power of essential oils to create a powerful whole body experience.  Whether you are young or old, male or female – anyone an learn the technique and put it to use in the lives of those they care for.

COST: $215 (plus GST) includes training manual, oil kit and more!

Contact information: Kim Smadis, 780 266 7778
kim@purelifebalance.ca

Register by contacting Karla at karla@purelifebalance.ca.

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Tackling Stress from the Inside-Out
with Carolynne Melnyk of Living Life in Joy
Saturday, September 17, 2016
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 Is your life a juggling act?

Do feel the constant pressure of not enough time?

Do you often get angry or frustrated?

Then it’s time take a new look at stress. Join my workshop where I will share a model of stress that looks at stress from a different perspective and offers a way to work with stress from the inside-out.

You will notice:

  • Change happening right away.
  • You will feel less stressed.
  • You will think more clearly.
  • You will do more with less stress.

Early Bird: (before September 12) $35
YHE Members: $30
After September 12 & at the door $40.

Register here

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Hakomi/Psoma Yoga Practice Group
Selected Sundays
starting September 18, 2016

7:00 – 9:00 pm

 

Mindfulness-based assisted self-study is the foundation of the Hakomi method and of Psoma Yoga practice. In our monthly practice meetings, we will explore a variety of experiential practices to: cultivate gentle self-awareness, bring to consciousness our automatic reaction, and explore other possibilities for responding.

These evenings would benefit anyone who has an interest in understanding themselves and others in working with present mind-body experience. It is suitable for people new to Hakomi and experienced students and practitioners of the Hakomi Method.

Every 3rd Sunday of the month in 2016: Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18
Every 2nd Sunday of the month in 2017: Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 12, Apr 9

$10/evening

 To Register: Please Contact wintonshelley@gmail.com

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Urban Priestess Monthly Circle
With Kate Case
Select Fridays
September 23, October 28, November 25, December 9, 2016
7:30 – 9:30 pm

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The Sister Tribe for Soulful Women
Ready to Connect Within, Awaken their Natural Rhythms, and Come Alive

Do you ever feel like you need to chose between your sacred self and “real life”?
Do you feel there’s a version of yourself you’ve lost touch with
but don’t know how to reclaim?

Do you long to turn inward and take deeper care of yourself?
Do you crave real relationships with women willing to witness
and celebrate all that you are?

If so, you’re not alone. In today’s world, it’s easy to feel disconnected from your wisdom, wholeness, and natural rhythms.

Led by Kate Case, this monthly circle brings ancient wisdom and Nature’s medicine into everyday modern living to align body, heart and soul.  It’s a rich blend of activities, wisdom and sharing designed to awaken you fully to what’s possible as you
embody all that you are.

No more fighting yourself or the flow of life.

Connect to your Body
Calm your Mind
Nurture your Heart
Honour your Soul
Serve your Spirit

In-person circle passes (including bring a friend rates) PLUS Urban Priestess Immersion (including online delivery and community) options available.

No drop ins. Minimum 3 circle commitment. Monthly payment option available for Immersion package only OR pay-in-full and receive a BONUS! Payment required to hold your space. No refunds.

Ready to Join our Urban Priestess Sister Tribe?

There’s a seat in our circle with you name on it.
Register today!

Email Kate: kate@shecollective.ca or check out her website here.
Registration required.

Urban Priestess Monthly Circle where Sacred Celebration, Intimate Connection, & Profound Transformation await.

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Raindrop Therapy Workshop
with Joni Brestler
Friday, Sept 30, 2016
1:00 pm -9:00 pm

Please note this workshop will be held at our sister space
Pura Vida 14920 – Stony Plain Road

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Learn to work with Essential oils, Blends, Singles & Raindrop Therapy!  with 2-3 hours of theory! Learn common blends, or single oils to add to massage, Vita Flex & Raindrop Therapy! 3 classes in 1! 10 organic essential oils are dropped along the spine which help detoxify the body and boost immunity and help eliminate viruses.

Vita-flex (Tibetan Reflexology to safely stimulate reflex points) with the oils massaged into the back with a hot damp compress put on the back to help oils penetrate the spine and help oils enter the bloodstream, foot work is added.

Can be combined with massage, or done as a stand alone therapy.

Investment: $295 1 day class.  NHPC 5 ceu’s RM

TAFor more information or to register please contact: Joni Brestler, RMT,CIPI OceansMassage www.oceansmassage.webs.com www.hotstones.webs.com www.cuppingandtools.webs.com cell 403-891-4822

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Hot Stone Deep Tissue Massage (2 Levels)
with Joni Brestler
Saturday & Sunday
October 1-2, 2016
8am – 6:30 pm

Please note this workshop will be held at our sister space
Pura Vida 14920 – Stony Plain Road

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2 levels include – Therapeutic and Relaxation style with a focus on therapeutic techniques. Hot stones is a very popular therapy, reducing elbow work while getting deep tissue release. Learn as a holistic therapy or for RMT’s. Most clients say it is the best treatment they have ever had, and become life long clients! MC or Visa accepted.

You can earn your tuition back with your 10 practicums! 

Oceans Massage is recognized for insurance purposes with NHPC for RMT’s.

30 Hour certificate, recognized class and ceu’s with NHPC, RMTA, MTAS.

I will have stone sets available for purchase 42 stone set is $85, heaters large size 18 quart is $110 incl. gst and smaller size  9 quart is $80 inc. gst, and extra stones like sacrum stones, neck oblongs for working the neck for purchase the second day

RSVP if you need supplies to purchase so I bring enough.  Double set of stones is $150 incl. gst.  I recommend working with the stone shapes and taking the training first before purchasing stones & supplies.

To register I need a $100 deposit with cc (secure info) or e-transfer.  I will process the balance of tuition on your Master card or Visa for the balance for tuition 2 weeks prior to class. Thanks, any questions let me know.  Class outline and more details at website www.hotstones.webs.com 30 Hour certificate class (20 hours training and 10 practicum sessions you can charge for following your in-class training). 15 domain ceus NHPC, 12 RMTA, 28 MTAS.

For more information or to register please contact: Joni Brestler, RMT,CIPI OceansMassage www.oceansmassage.webs.com www.hotstones.webs.com www.cuppingandtools.webs.com cell 403-891-4822

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The Arvigo Techniques
of Maya Abdominal Therapy
Self Care Training
October 1-3, 2016
Sat 7-10 pm,
Sun & Monday 9am – 6pm

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A hands-on workshop to learn traditional
self care techniques that support & enhance reproductive
& digestive wellness.

Following are the most common symptoms and conditions that the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy may help address:

For Women:

  • Painful/irregular periods
  • Pregnancy pain & discomfort
  • C-section/hysterectomy surgery recovery
  • Menopause discomforts
  • Pelvic organ congestion (endometriosis, cysts, fibroids)
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Pelvic organ prolapse

For Men & Women:

  • Fertility Enhancement
  • Digestive disorders (Crohn’s, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease, Gastritis, Constipation, Indigestion).
  • Urinary System (incontinence, chronic bladder infections, urinary urgency)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Post Surgical (scar tissue, recovery)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Trauma recovery

 

*NHPC member participants are eligible for CCP credits*

This 2.5 day self-care oriented hands-on class is for everyone interested in improving their reproductive and digestive wellness.  It covers anatomy and physiology of the abdominal and reproductive organs of women and men, addresses the causes and symptoms of a displaced uterus, prostate congestion, and demonstrates self-care abdominal massage techniques. The class also addresses herbal, nutritional, emotional, and spiritual support for the massage techniques ensuring thorough understanding of how these techniques facilitate optimal wellness.  The aim of the class is for students to know how to perform the abdominal self-care massage and other self-care techniques on her/himself and to prepare licensed healthcare practitioners for enrollment in the Level 2 Arvigo® Professional Training.

Dr. Rosita Arvigo, naprapathic physician, founded these techniques based on ancient Maya abdominal massage. The  Arvigo  Techniques  of  Maya  Abdominal  Therapy® help guide internal abdominal organs into their proper position  so  that  organ  functions  are  supported  and enhanced.  The  therapy  involves external, gentle,  and non‐invasive massage to the abdomen and lower back.  Arvigo® therapy is best known for the correction of the prolapsed,  fallen,  or  tilted  uterus  in  women,  for  the prevention  and  treatment  of  benign  prostate enlargement in men, and for the relief of many common digestive disorders in people of all ages.

Your Instructor: Donna J Zubrod (www.massageandbirth.com) is a US nationally certified massage therapist, DONA certified, birth doula, and certified Arvigo® practitioner and Self Care teacher with advanced Arvigo® training in fertility enhancement and pre and peri-atal care. Her practice focuses on women’s wellness at all life stages.

Class tuition: $375 CAD plus $98 USD registration fee.     After 21/8/16: $425 CAD plus $98 USD registration fee.

Tuition includes all materials, color manual, healthy snacks/refreshments,

1:1 hands-on teaching session with an Arvigo® practitioner

Register online at arvigotherapy.com or by clicking here.

Actual Case Studies:

·         https://arvigotherapy.com/content/journeys-healing-rosita-remarks-painful-periods-december-2014

·         https://arvigotherapy.com/content/rosita-remarks-journeys-healing-unexplained-infertility-or-mom-knows-best

·         https://arvigotherapy.com/content/rosita-remarks-journeys-healing-peri-menopause-february-2015

·         https://arvigotherapy.com/content/rosita-remarks-journeys-healing-supporting-changes-during-pregnancy-june-2015

Feedback from a students of June 2016 workshop:

A thorough introduction to the anatomy and physiology and beautiful spiritual practices. As a registered massage therapist, I believe that this work is vital information all humans deserve to know.  Self care is sacred. 

I was impressed by the depth and breadth of knowledge included.

 This level of female health awareness was profound – wish I’d had it 20 years ago!.  Loved the sense of community and good vibes amongst the women in the class.

 Donna is an amazing instructor.  She has a fundamental and intuitive understanding of students’ needs to not only hear and see information, but experience it as well.  Her activities are fun, inventive, varied and relevant.  The flow of the class was wonderful.  I’ve been to a lot of courses and come from an education family and Donna is one of the best teachers I’ve ever experienced.  Great job!

 I learned a lot about how the uterus can be affected by things that I didn’t realize.  Also the environment was safe providing a place to learn and feel comfortable.

 It was informative and supportive and FUN!

 I experienced a powerful emotional release after my 1st self care massage practice.  That was totally unexpected.  The after effects were (are) positive.  Something cleared.  Something I didn’t know was blocked (emotionally)

 I am motivated to start this practice on myself and am encouraged and inspired by the instructor’s enthusiasm.

Read a testimonial here Five Ways Abdominal Massage Improved my Health in Just Seven Days

The Arvigo Institute LLC is a licensed provider for NCBT MB massage therapists (17.5 CE Hours), NCCAOM licensed acupuncturists (18 PDA Points), and MEAC midwives (17 contact hours).

For more info:

Donna Zubrod  919.810.0003     donnazubrod@nc.rr.com
or Sheryl Watson 604.220.9265    btrflypower@hotmail.com

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Family Constellation
with Jonathan Hooton
Saturday, October 8th, 2016
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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This work is based on the profound observation that our well being or lack of well being is connected with our family system which includes the living and the generations before us, our ancestors.  This is very much in keeping with aboriginal wisdom where honouring our ancestors is an essential part of receiving strength and moving forward in life.  This connection is present whether we are conscious of it or, usually not. Through healing the ancestral soul we heal our souls. While we typically view our problems as self-generated, often our  difficulties arise out of being entangled with unresolved issues from previous generous.  These include unresolved traumas, secrets, inhibited grief and toxic shame.

The Family Constellations process can be very helpful in revealing underlying and unconscious dynamics that are not accessible by other methods. The insights that often arise in this process can help resolve relationship issues, lead to new understandings, help unlock repetitive patterns, release a feeling of being stuck in life, empower participants to face the challenges that inevitably come in life, and assist in healing processes and personal growth.  Another benefit is to lift the burden on our children who are the first to carry the pain of unresolved family issues.  Taking part in the process can also bring compassion for, and understanding of, the situations of other people – an opportunity to “walk a mile in another person’s shoes”.

For more information and to register contact Ron Ebbers (780) 288 2241, rebbers@albertacom.com

Full details at www.soulguide.com

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Healing Circle
with Algonquin Shaman Pete Bernard
Thursday, October 20, 2016
7:00 – 9:00 pm

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Group Healing Circles are an excellent way for people to participate in healing on a larger scale, and to benefit from the collective energy of all present for the healing of one’s self, and everyone else there. Healing Circles are Traditional Ceremonies that bring people together in the Spirit of Healing, Friendship, and Companionship – it makes a statement that “Our collective healing and love is greater than any of our wounds.”

No registration required. Bring a pillow, yoga mat and blanket. A donation of $20 is appreciated but not necessary.

Next Healing Circles: Nov 17 2016, Feb 16 2017, March 16 2017, June 15 2017

The 8th Fire Website

Info about the Shamanic Training Program

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Massage the Jaw
with Seminars for Health
October 23, 2016
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@Pura Vida 14920 Stony Plain Road

Sign up before Oct 20 and save Regular $249 Early bird $224

Learn an effective and respectful way to treat temporomandibular joint INTRAORALLY.

Become confident and expand your practice.

Offer a new a specialized service to your clients.

By taking this course you will review the anatomy and mechanics of the jaw.

You will learn to palpate the challenging soft tissue and joint components to ensure precise treatment.

The factors involved in various pathologies and evaluation strategies will be discussed.

Plus lots of hands on practice time will be accounted for.

Lastly, we will be discussing ways to incorporate the new techniques into your practice and how to access this niche clientele.

For more info or to register please visit Seminars for Health

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Urban Priestess Monthly Circle
With Kate Case
Select Fridays
October 28, November 25, December 9, 2016
7:30 – 9:30 pm

urban
The Sister Tribe for Soulful Women
Ready to Connect Within, Awaken their Natural Rhythms, and Come Alive

Do you ever feel like you need to chose between your sacred self and “real life”?
Do you feel there’s a version of yourself you’ve lost touch with
but don’t know how to reclaim?

Do you long to turn inward and take deeper care of yourself?
Do you crave real relationships with women willing to witness
and celebrate all that you are?

If so, you’re not alone. In today’s world, it’s easy to feel disconnected from your wisdom, wholeness, and natural rhythms.

Led by Kate Case, this monthly circle brings ancient wisdom and Nature’s medicine into everyday modern living to align body, heart and soul.  It’s a rich blend of activities, wisdom and sharing designed to awaken you fully to what’s possible as you
embody all that you are.

No more fighting yourself or the flow of life.

Connect to your Body
Calm your Mind
Nurture your Heart
Honour your Soul
Serve your Spirit

In-person circle passes (including bring a friend rates) PLUS Urban Priestess Immersion (including online delivery and community) options available.

No drop ins. Minimum 3 circle commitment. Monthly payment option available for Immersion package only OR pay-in-full and receive a BONUS! Payment required to hold your space. No refunds.

Ready to Join our Urban Priestess Sister Tribe?

There’s a seat in our circle with you name on it.
Register today!

Email Kate: kate@shecollective.ca or check out her website here.
Registration required.

Urban Priestess Monthly Circle where Sacred Celebration, Intimate Connection, & Profound Transformation await.

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Certified Etheric Practitioner Program
with Patricia Dennis
Part 1 – October 29-30, 2016
Part 2 – Date TBD

BRINGING HEALING AND BALANCE TO SELF AND OTHERS
– 4 + DAY PROGRAM

The Certified Etheric Practitioner program is a 4 Day course designed to give students a thorough understanding of the Chakra and Auric system and to provide solid instruction for accessing multiple levels of consciousness within the Chakras for balance and healing of self healing-hands w chakra imageand others.

This course is perfect for those wanting to explore their own inner world in a deeper manner, as well as for those wanting to learn to work with clients, family and friends, to shift underlying causes of dysfunction that lead to physical, emotional and psychological issues.

You will take part in a lot of self assessment and healing as part of this course because becoming a better practitioner, means doing your own inner work!!

Upon completion of this course, you will have enough information and practice to be able to perform a basic assessment and balancing on a client/family member/friend.

Study available in person or long distance with audio/video supports.

During the first 2 Days of the Course we cover the following:

  • learning more about the levels of consciousness and the types of imbalances that can be picked up in the energetic body by learning to read and assess these levels
  • taking an introductory look at some types of imbalances that can exist within the Chakras leading to issues in organs, endocrines and bodily systems
  • exploring multiple streams of extra-sensory perception
  • learning to feel for and assess overall energy flow
  • learning to work with intelligences of the inner planes for guidance
  • continuing the ongoing healing of the student’s own auric field

During Days 3 & 4 of the course we cover the following:

  • Learning to complete assessment on self and others to get a feel for overall flow of energy
  • learning to complete a clearing and balancing sequence for the energetic body
  • learning to assess priorities and be a channel for balancing and healing
  • Pulling it all together to complete a full healing sequence
  • Testing distance healing
  • learning the basics of becoming a practitioner
  • beginning to work on practice sessions and case studies (12 Optional Case Studies can be completed to receive certification through School of Etheric Healing as a CEP Practitioner)

A final 2 – 3 hours follow up conference call will be planned with students for follow up questions and case study support.

Instructed by Patricia Dennis, Intuitive Counsellor and Teacher of Advanced Energy Healing systems. Contact Patricia at patricia.dennis11@gmail.com to express interest in this course or to arrange time for phone conversation or skype to answer questions.

Investment for the 4.5 Day course and case study support is $850.

If you want to take only the first two days for your own clearing and balancing, contact Patricia for this option ($350).

Practitioner swap sessions are possible following the course to provide additional case study support for students.  These would be arranged and priced outside of this course offering.

Contact Patricia at patricia.dennis11@gmail.com to register.

6 students are required for this course to run.

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Urban Priestess Monthly Circle
With Kate Case
Select Fridays
November 25, December 9, 2016
7:30 – 9:30 pm

urban
The Sister Tribe for Soulful Women
Ready to Connect Within, Awaken their Natural Rhythms, and Come Alive

Do you ever feel like you need to chose between your sacred self and “real life”?
Do you feel there’s a version of yourself you’ve lost touch with
but don’t know how to reclaim?

Do you long to turn inward and take deeper care of yourself?
Do you crave real relationships with women willing to witness
and celebrate all that you are?

If so, you’re not alone. In today’s world, it’s easy to feel disconnected from your wisdom, wholeness, and natural rhythms.

Led by Kate Case, this monthly circle brings ancient wisdom and Nature’s medicine into everyday modern living to align body, heart and soul.  It’s a rich blend of activities, wisdom and sharing designed to awaken you fully to what’s possible as you
embody all that you are.

No more fighting yourself or the flow of life.

Connect to your Body
Calm your Mind
Nurture your Heart
Honour your Soul
Serve your Spirit

In-person circle passes (including bring a friend rates) PLUS Urban Priestess Immersion (including online delivery and community) options available.

No drop ins. Minimum 3 circle commitment. Monthly payment option available for Immersion package only OR pay-in-full and receive a BONUS! Payment required to hold your space. No refunds.

Ready to Join our Urban Priestess Sister Tribe?

There’s a seat in our circle with you name on it.
Register today!

Email Kate: kate@shecollective.ca or check out her website here.
Registration required.

Urban Priestess Monthly Circle where Sacred Celebration, Intimate Connection, & Profound Transformation await.

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Advanced Orthopedic Massage
with Seminars for Health
Saturday & Sunday
November 26 & 27, 2016

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What is Advanced Orthopedic Massage?

Advanced Orthopedic Massage is based on the principle of massaging with respect to the musculature’s anatomy. You will be presented with concepts created by your instructor such as: muscle base, scooping and vector of force. Additionally, because the body is designed to move, a strong emphasis of this course is on moving the joints to produce the desired effect – a return to health. Enhance your skills to massage like an orthopaedic surgeon, with precision and results.


Saturday – 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Advanced O.M. of the Hip & Thigh Course

Saturday – 13:30 – 17:30 pm Advanced O.M. of the Anterior Neck

Sunday – 8:30 am – 12:30 pm Advanced O.M. of the Anterior Shoulder and Chest Course

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Chi Kung Weekend with Ged Sumner
Water Forms
December 3-4, 2016
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Water

This workshop will explore the action and importance of the Water Element. The main focus will be on flow and Jing. In this workshop we will be looking at the properties of Water found in Nature and learning how they manifest in the body.

  • Exploring flow and Jing
  • Water in Nature and how it manifests in the body
  • Looking at the Kidneys and Bladder
  • Movement forms which support the Water Element
  • Emotions and how to support them in the Water Element
  • The Bear forms explored

The workshops in Chi Kung are an ongoing series that interested participants can enter at any point. The workshops can either be attended individually or as a whole series.
The overall intention of the workshops is to present Chi Kung as a way to open up to a deeper and richer connection to the life force within the human system and within Nature. In particular to listen and be aware of the subtle power of your health and become more aware of movements of Chi within your body and mind.

Dragon

>The workshops will teach the following skills:

  • self reflection
  • stability and groundedness
  • stillness of mind and body
  • sensitivity to Chi
  • use of intention
  • strength, stamina and flexibility
  • synchronicity of movement, along with an understanding and appreciation of the body’s structure, traditional Chinese medical concepts and Taoist philosophy.

Weekend Workshop Format

A series of 10 workshops are offered as weekend workshops covering a range of foundational material that represent a grounding in Elemental Chi Kung. Students are encouraged to practice daily and to study some of the basic literature in the field in order to gain a comprehensive knowledge of Chi Kung.

Each day will run from 10am-5pm with a lunch and tea breaks. The day will be mostly experiential work following a series of Chi Kung forms and exploring the different aspects of the workshop theme

For those students wishing to deepen their knowledge of Chi Kung there will be some guided learning to study between workshops and for those wishing to teach, an additional set of studies along with supervision during the workshops.

Ged Sumner

is a practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Chi Kung Teacher. He has also studied shiatsu, healing and attachment based psychoanalytical psychotherapy. He is the founder and director of Body Intelligence Training offering a practitioner training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy internationally. He also set up and directed the College of Elemental Chi Kung offering Chi Kung classes, workshops, retreats and a Chi Kung Teacher Training program in Europe, North America and Australasia. He has studied with a variety of Chi Kung teachers and has created an integrated form that has the Five Elements and Internal Alchemy as its foundation. He is the author of ‘Body Intelligence – Creating a New Environment’ and ‘You are How you Move – Experiential Chi Kung‘. He has a degree in Chemistry.

Price and Payment

The price for each workshop is C$350. The workshops are non-residential.

Balance to be paid one week prior to the start of the workshop

For those wishing to attend the whole series the payment of the full course fee up front attracts a discounted fee of C$3200.

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The course offers an integrative approach to Chi Kung that is true to its classical origins and includes Western body-mind concepts.

For more info visit Natural Movement

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Urban Priestess Monthly Circle
With Kate Case
Select Fridays
December 9, 2016
7:30 – 9:30 pm

urban
The Sister Tribe for Soulful Women
Ready to Connect Within, Awaken their Natural Rhythms, and Come Alive

Do you ever feel like you need to chose between your sacred self and “real life”?
Do you feel there’s a version of yourself you’ve lost touch with
but don’t know how to reclaim?

Do you long to turn inward and take deeper care of yourself?
Do you crave real relationships with women willing to witness
and celebrate all that you are?

If so, you’re not alone. In today’s world, it’s easy to feel disconnected from your wisdom, wholeness, and natural rhythms.

Led by Kate Case, this monthly circle brings ancient wisdom and Nature’s medicine into everyday modern living to align body, heart and soul.  It’s a rich blend of activities, wisdom and sharing designed to awaken you fully to what’s possible as you
embody all that you are.

No more fighting yourself or the flow of life.

Connect to your Body
Calm your Mind
Nurture your Heart
Honour your Soul
Serve your Spirit

In-person circle passes (including bring a friend rates) PLUS Urban Priestess Immersion (including online delivery and community) options available.

No drop ins. Minimum 3 circle commitment. Monthly payment option available for Immersion package only OR pay-in-full and receive a BONUS! Payment required to hold your space. No refunds.

Ready to Join our Urban Priestess Sister Tribe?

There’s a seat in our circle with you name on it.
Register today!

Email Kate: kate@shecollective.ca or check out her website here.
Registration required.

Urban Priestess Monthly Circle where Sacred Celebration, Intimate Connection, & Profound Transformation await.

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Biodynamic CranioSacral Therapy Training
2 Year Program
New term starting January 2017

Intro Talk:

Tuesday, September 13
@ 7:15 – 9:15 pm

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Become a Professional
Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist

The training offers a 50 day practitioner course arranged in ten 5 day seminars over two years for individuals wanting to become qualified craniosacral therapists.

The training is biodynamic in its approach orienting to the
body’s natural wisdom and inherent change.

These changes will be physiological and psycho-emotional. The body’s own priorities for change are listened for and encouraged to arise.

The art of the therapist is to connect with the underlying forces of health and facilitate a process of natural reorganisation. These forces express as subtle motion of tissues and fluids that can be felt by sensitive hands.

Biodynamic craniosacral therapy takes a whole-person approach to healing and the inter-connectedness of mind, body and spirit are deeply acknowledged.


Ged Sumner – What is BCST? Video

To learn more about this program please visit:
www.bodyintelligence.com

Attention MTAA members – receive 142.5 credits for this program.

Seminar Scheduled Date Planned Tutor
Sem 1 25-29 January 2017 Lauren Miller/Selene Viel
Sem 2 8-12  March 2017 Brian Tierney
Sem 3 31 May – June 4 2017 Lauren Miller/Selene Viel
Sem 4 5-9 July 2017 Simon Gosling
Sem 5 13-17 September 2017 Brian Tierney
Sem 6 22-26 November 2017 Lauren Miller/Selene Viel
Sem 7 24-28 January 2018 Simon Gosling
Sem 8 21-25 March 2018 Lauren Miller/Selene Viel
Sem 9 23-27 May 2018 Brian Tierney
Sem 10 25-29 July 2018 Simon Gosling

Times 930am-530pm

Biodynamic Training Dates for current program that stared in 2016:

Seminar Scheduled Date Planned Tutor
Sem 1 20-24 January 2016 Heidi Lauber
Sem 2 11-15 May 2016 Brian Tierney
Sem 3 6-10 July 2016 Ged Sumner
Sem 4 21-25 September 2016 Nicole Ainscough
Sem 5 9-13 November 2016 Ged Sumner
Sem 6 1-5 February 2017 Brian Tierney
Sem 7 22-28 March 2017 Ged Sumner
Sem 8 24-28 May 2017 Brian Tierney
Sem 9 19-23 July 2017 Nicole Ainscough
Sem 10 20-24 September 2017 Renee Hella

Times 930am-530pm

To register for the program or for more information:
visit www.bodyintelligence.com
Apply Now

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 Have you heard of Body Intelligence Meditation?  Learn more, and download free audios here.

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Chi Kung Weekend Workshop Series with Ged Sumner
Fire Forms
February 25-26, 2017
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Fire

This workshop will explore the Fire Element and awareness of the Heart and Shen. We will look at the upward expanding energy of Fire as well as the earthy, grounded qualities found in Fire.

  • Looking at the Heart energetically and physically
  • Awareness of Shen
  • Importance of Upper Fire and Lower Fire
  • Understanding the Heart Protector and Triple Burner
  • Introduction to the relationship between Blood and Chi
  • The Bird forms will be explored

The workshops in Chi Kung are an ongoing series that interested participants can enter at any point. The workshops can either be attended individually or as a whole series.
The overall intention of the workshops is to present Chi Kung as a way to open up to a deeper and richer connection to the life force within the human system and within Nature. In particular to listen and be aware of the subtle power of your health and become more aware of movements of Chi within your body and mind.

Dragon

>The workshops will teach the following skills:

  • self reflection
  • stability and groundedness
  • stillness of mind and body
  • sensitivity to Chi
  • use of intention
  • strength, stamina and flexibility
  • synchronicity of movement, along with an understanding and appreciation of the body’s structure, traditional Chinese medical concepts and Taoist philosophy.

Weekend Workshop Format

A series of 10 workshops are offered as weekend workshops covering a range of foundational material that represent a grounding in Elemental Chi Kung. Students are encouraged to practice daily and to study some of the basic literature in the field in order to gain a comprehensive knowledge of Chi Kung.

Each day will run from 10am-5pm with a lunch and tea breaks. The day will be mostly experiential work following a series of Chi Kung forms and exploring the different aspects of the workshop theme

For those students wishing to deepen their knowledge of Chi Kung there will be some guided learning to study between workshops and for those wishing to teach, an additional set of studies along with supervision during the workshops.

Ged Sumner

is a practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Chi Kung Teacher. He has also studied shiatsu, healing and attachment based psychoanalytical psychotherapy. He is the founder and director of Body Intelligence Training offering a practitioner training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy internationally. He also set up and directed the College of Elemental Chi Kung offering Chi Kung classes, workshops, retreats and a Chi Kung Teacher Training program in Europe, North America and Australasia. He has studied with a variety of Chi Kung teachers and has created an integrated form that has the Five Elements and Internal Alchemy as its foundation. He is the author of ‘Body Intelligence – Creating a New Environment’ and ‘You are How you Move – Experiential Chi Kung‘. He has a degree in Chemistry.

Price and Payment

The price for each workshop is C$350. The workshops are non-residential.

Balance to be paid one week prior to the start of the workshop

For those wishing to attend the whole series the payment of the full course fee up front attracts a discounted fee of C$3200.

Apply Now

The course offers an integrative approach to Chi Kung that is true to its classical origins and includes Western body-mind concepts.

For more info visit Natural Movement

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Chi Kung Weekend Workshop Series with Ged Sumner
Earth Forms
April 8-9, 2017
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Earth

In this workshop we will explore the action and importance of Earth. We will be introducing the Support Cycle and the Control Cycle using the Five Element model as well as Five Element guidelines for Earth i.e. taste, smell, time of year, animal and colour.

  • Exploring the properties of Earth in Nature
  • Support Cycle and Control Cycle
  • Looking at Stomach and Spleen
  • Movements and forms which support the Earth Element in an effortless way
  • The Monkey forms explored

The workshops in Chi Kung are an ongoing series that interested participants can enter at any point. The workshops can either be attended individually or as a whole series.
The overall intention of the workshops is to present Chi Kung as a way to open up to a deeper and richer connection to the life force within the human system and within Nature. In particular to listen and be aware of the subtle power of your health and become more aware of movements of Chi within your body and mind.

Dragon

>The workshops will teach the following skills:

  • self reflection
  • stability and groundedness
  • stillness of mind and body
  • sensitivity to Chi
  • use of intention
  • strength, stamina and flexibility
  • synchronicity of movement, along with an understanding and appreciation of the body’s structure, traditional Chinese medical concepts and Taoist philosophy.

Weekend Workshop Format

A series of 10 workshops are offered as weekend workshops covering a range of foundational material that represent a grounding in Elemental Chi Kung. Students are encouraged to practice daily and to study some of the basic literature in the field in order to gain a comprehensive knowledge of Chi Kung.

Each day will run from 10am-5pm with a lunch and tea breaks. The day will be mostly experiential work following a series of Chi Kung forms and exploring the different aspects of the workshop theme

For those students wishing to deepen their knowledge of Chi Kung there will be some guided learning to study between workshops and for those wishing to teach, an additional set of studies along with supervision during the workshops.

Ged Sumner

is a practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Chi Kung Teacher. He has also studied shiatsu, healing and attachment based psychoanalytical psychotherapy. He is the founder and director of Body Intelligence Training offering a practitioner training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy internationally. He also set up and directed the College of Elemental Chi Kung offering Chi Kung classes, workshops, retreats and a Chi Kung Teacher Training program in Europe, North America and Australasia. He has studied with a variety of Chi Kung teachers and has created an integrated form that has the Five Elements and Internal Alchemy as its foundation. He is the author of ‘Body Intelligence – Creating a New Environment’ and ‘You are How you Move – Experiential Chi Kung‘. He has a degree in Chemistry.

Price and Payment

The price for each workshop is C$350. The workshops are non-residential.

Balance to be paid one week prior to the start of the workshop

For those wishing to attend the whole series the payment of the full course fee up front attracts a discounted fee of C$3200.

Apply Now

The course offers an integrative approach to Chi Kung that is true to its classical origins and includes Western body-mind concepts.

For more info visit Natural Movement

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Chi Kung Weekend Workshop Series with Ged Sumner
Wood Forms
June 24-25, 2017
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Wood

This workshop looks at Wood Element, the Element of growth and transforming stagnation. We will clarify the relationship between Wood and Harmonious Organ flow and develop the relationship between Wood and Smooth Movement. Wood creates a light delicate flow of Chi through the whole system.

  • Looking at Liver and Gall Bladder
  • Exploring forms to ensure transformation and increased Chi flow
  • Relationship between Water and Wood
  • Wood and Jing
  • Joint suppleness and muscle relaxation
  • The Deer forms explored

The workshops in Chi Kung are an ongoing series that interested participants can enter at any point. The workshops can either be attended individually or as a whole series.
The overall intention of the workshops is to present Chi Kung as a way to open up to a deeper and richer connection to the life force within the human system and within Nature. In particular to listen and be aware of the subtle power of your health and become more aware of movements of Chi within your body and mind.

Dragon

>The workshops will teach the following skills:

  • self reflection
  • stability and groundedness
  • stillness of mind and body
  • sensitivity to Chi
  • use of intention
  • strength, stamina and flexibility
  • synchronicity of movement, along with an understanding and appreciation of the body’s structure, traditional Chinese medical concepts and Taoist philosophy.

Weekend Workshop Format

A series of 10 workshops are offered as weekend workshops covering a range of foundational material that represent a grounding in Elemental Chi Kung. Students are encouraged to practice daily and to study some of the basic literature in the field in order to gain a comprehensive knowledge of Chi Kung.

Each day will run from 10am-5pm with a lunch and tea breaks. The day will be mostly experiential work following a series of Chi Kung forms and exploring the different aspects of the workshop theme

For those students wishing to deepen their knowledge of Chi Kung there will be some guided learning to study between workshops and for those wishing to teach, an additional set of studies along with supervision during the workshops.

Ged Sumner

is a practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Chi Kung Teacher. He has also studied shiatsu, healing and attachment based psychoanalytical psychotherapy. He is the founder and director of Body Intelligence Training offering a practitioner training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy internationally. He also set up and directed the College of Elemental Chi Kung offering Chi Kung classes, workshops, retreats and a Chi Kung Teacher Training program in Europe, North America and Australasia. He has studied with a variety of Chi Kung teachers and has created an integrated form that has the Five Elements and Internal Alchemy as its foundation. He is the author of ‘Body Intelligence – Creating a New Environment’ and ‘You are How you Move – Experiential Chi Kung‘. He has a degree in Chemistry.

Price and Payment

The price for each workshop is C$350. The workshops are non-residential.

Balance to be paid one week prior to the start of the workshop

For those wishing to attend the whole series the payment of the full course fee up front attracts a discounted fee of C$3200.

Apply Now

The course offers an integrative approach to Chi Kung that is true to its classical origins and includes Western body-mind concepts.

For more info visit Natural Movement

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Chi Kung Weekend Workshop Series with Ged Sumner
Metal Forms
September 2-3, 2017
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Metal

The workshop will explore the Element of Metal. We will be introducing External Chi fields. We will also start to see the importance of synchronising movements and a clear awareness of boundaries.

  • Action of the Lungs and Large Intestine
  • Breathing forms
  • Strengthening Wei Chi, using Spheres, synchronising movement and awareness of boundaries
  • The Tiger forms explored
  • Lung and Skin the boundary of the body
  • Wei Chi and the Immune System

The workshops in Chi Kung are an ongoing series that interested participants can enter at any point. The workshops can either be attended individually or as a whole series.
The overall intention of the workshops is to present Chi Kung as a way to open up to a deeper and richer connection to the life force within the human system and within Nature. In particular to listen and be aware of the subtle power of your health and become more aware of movements of Chi within your body and mind.

Dragon

>The workshops will teach the following skills:

  • self reflection
  • stability and groundedness
  • stillness of mind and body
  • sensitivity to Chi
  • use of intention
  • strength, stamina and flexibility
  • synchronicity of movement, along with an understanding and appreciation of the body’s structure, traditional Chinese medical concepts and Taoist philosophy.

Weekend Workshop Format

A series of 10 workshops are offered as weekend workshops covering a range of foundational material that represent a grounding in Elemental Chi Kung. Students are encouraged to practice daily and to study some of the basic literature in the field in order to gain a comprehensive knowledge of Chi Kung.

Each day will run from 10am-5pm with a lunch and tea breaks. The day will be mostly experiential work following a series of Chi Kung forms and exploring the different aspects of the workshop theme

For those students wishing to deepen their knowledge of Chi Kung there will be some guided learning to study between workshops and for those wishing to teach, an additional set of studies along with supervision during the workshops.

Ged Sumner

is a practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Chi Kung Teacher. He has also studied shiatsu, healing and attachment based psychoanalytical psychotherapy. He is the founder and director of Body Intelligence Training offering a practitioner training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy internationally. He also set up and directed the College of Elemental Chi Kung offering Chi Kung classes, workshops, retreats and a Chi Kung Teacher Training program in Europe, North America and Australasia. He has studied with a variety of Chi Kung teachers and has created an integrated form that has the Five Elements and Internal Alchemy as its foundation. He is the author of ‘Body Intelligence – Creating a New Environment’ and ‘You are How you Move – Experiential Chi Kung‘. He has a degree in Chemistry.

Price and Payment

The price for each workshop is C$350. The workshops are non-residential.

Balance to be paid one week prior to the start of the workshop

For those wishing to attend the whole series the payment of the full course fee up front attracts a discounted fee of C$3200.

Apply Now

The course offers an integrative approach to Chi Kung that is true to its classical origins and includes Western body-mind concepts.

For more info visit Natural Movement

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Chi Kung Weekend Workshop Series with Ged Sumner
The Five Elements
October 21-22, 2017
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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The workshop will give you a sense of how the Chi flows through the fascia, muscles and skeleton affecting the body to a cellular level. This understanding will help the mind (Yi) to guide and organize the Chi flow in a more holistic manner.

  • Bring awareness to the Three Dan Tiens
  • Working with Five Element transformation
  • Looking at the Shen and Ko cycles
  • Exploring Organ sounds
  • Circle walks

The workshops in Chi Kung are an ongoing series that interested participants can enter at any point. The workshops can either be attended individually or as a whole series.
The overall intention of the workshops is to present Chi Kung as a way to open up to a deeper and richer connection to the life force within the human system and within Nature. In particular to listen and be aware of the subtle power of your health and become more aware of movements of Chi within your body and mind.

Dragon

>The workshops will teach the following skills:

  • self reflection
  • stability and groundedness
  • stillness of mind and body
  • sensitivity to Chi
  • use of intention
  • strength, stamina and flexibility
  • synchronicity of movement, along with an understanding and appreciation of the body’s structure, traditional Chinese medical concepts and Taoist philosophy.

Weekend Workshop Format

A series of 10 workshops are offered as weekend workshops covering a range of foundational material that represent a grounding in Elemental Chi Kung. Students are encouraged to practice daily and to study some of the basic literature in the field in order to gain a comprehensive knowledge of Chi Kung.

Each day will run from 10am-5pm with a lunch and tea breaks. The day will be mostly experiential work following a series of Chi Kung forms and exploring the different aspects of the workshop theme

For those students wishing to deepen their knowledge of Chi Kung there will be some guided learning to study between workshops and for those wishing to teach, an additional set of studies along with supervision during the workshops.

Ged Sumner

is a practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Chi Kung Teacher. He has also studied shiatsu, healing and attachment based psychoanalytical psychotherapy. He is the founder and director of Body Intelligence Training offering a practitioner training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy internationally. He also set up and directed the College of Elemental Chi Kung offering Chi Kung classes, workshops, retreats and a Chi Kung Teacher Training program in Europe, North America and Australasia. He has studied with a variety of Chi Kung teachers and has created an integrated form that has the Five Elements and Internal Alchemy as its foundation. He is the author of ‘Body Intelligence – Creating a New Environment’ and ‘You are How you Move – Experiential Chi Kung‘. He has a degree in Chemistry.

Price and Payment

The price for each workshop is C$350. The workshops are non-residential.

Balance to be paid one week prior to the start of the workshop

For those wishing to attend the whole series the payment of the full course fee up front attracts a discounted fee of C$3200.

Apply Now

The course offers an integrative approach to Chi Kung that is true to its classical origins and includes Western body-mind concepts.

For more info visit Natural Movement

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Chi Kung Weekend Workshop Series with Ged Sumner
Central Channels
December 2-3, 2017
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Explore the healing principles of Chi and its unfoldment in the human system. Learn how to access the 8 central channels over four days. The forms focus on using breath and movement forms to open up the Chi flow in the central channels bringing about a deep balance.

  • 8 Extraordinary Vessels
  • The Micro and Macrocosmic Orbits
  • Chong Mai and Opening of Heaven and Earth
  • Deep Chi Flow and Wu Chi
  • Wu Wei and Equanimity

The workshops in Chi Kung are an ongoing series that interested participants can enter at any point. The workshops can either be attended individually or as a whole series.
The overall intention of the workshops is to present Chi Kung as a way to open up to a deeper and richer connection to the life force within the human system and within Nature. In particular to listen and be aware of the subtle power of your health and become more aware of movements of Chi within your body and mind.

Dragon

>The workshops will teach the following skills:

  • self reflection
  • stability and groundedness
  • stillness of mind and body
  • sensitivity to Chi
  • use of intention
  • strength, stamina and flexibility
  • synchronicity of movement, along with an understanding and appreciation of the body’s structure, traditional Chinese medical concepts and Taoist philosophy.

Weekend Workshop Format

A series of 10 workshops are offered as weekend workshops covering a range of foundational material that represent a grounding in Elemental Chi Kung. Students are encouraged to practice daily and to study some of the basic literature in the field in order to gain a comprehensive knowledge of Chi Kung.

Each day will run from 10am-5pm with a lunch and tea breaks. The day will be mostly experiential work following a series of Chi Kung forms and exploring the different aspects of the workshop theme

For those students wishing to deepen their knowledge of Chi Kung there will be some guided learning to study between workshops and for those wishing to teach, an additional set of studies along with supervision during the workshops.

Ged Sumner

is a practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Chi Kung Teacher. He has also studied shiatsu, healing and attachment based psychoanalytical psychotherapy. He is the founder and director of Body Intelligence Training offering a practitioner training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy internationally. He also set up and directed the College of Elemental Chi Kung offering Chi Kung classes, workshops, retreats and a Chi Kung Teacher Training program in Europe, North America and Australasia. He has studied with a variety of Chi Kung teachers and has created an integrated form that has the Five Elements and Internal Alchemy as its foundation. He is the author of ‘Body Intelligence – Creating a New Environment’ and ‘You are How you Move – Experiential Chi Kung‘. He has a degree in Chemistry.

Price and Payment

The price for each workshop is C$350. The workshops are non-residential.

Balance to be paid one week prior to the start of the workshop

For those wishing to attend the whole series the payment of the full course fee up front attracts a discounted fee of C$3200.

Apply Now

The course offers an integrative approach to Chi Kung that is true to its classical origins and includes Western body-mind concepts.

For more info visit Natural Movement

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Chi Kung Weekend Workshop Series with Ged Sumner
Dragon Forms
February 2018
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Flag_of_the_Qing_dynasty_(1889-1912).svgDragon Forms

Explore the healing principles of Chi and its unfoldment in the human system. Learn the creative Dragon Forms over four days. The forms focus on twisting and rising movements that create powerful energy flows in the body which practiced regularly lead to increased health.

  • Deepen your connection to Chong Mai
  • Experience a natural Rising Chi
  • Learn exciting Chi Kung Dragon walks
  • Strengthen the body at a core level
  • Dragon is an supernatural creature that transforms
  • Move from the depths of your system

The workshops in Chi Kung are an ongoing series that interested participants can enter at any point. The workshops can either be attended individually or as a whole series.
The overall intention of the workshops is to present Chi Kung as a way to open up to a deeper and richer connection to the life force within the human system and within Nature. In particular to listen and be aware of the subtle power of your health and become more aware of movements of Chi within your body and mind.

Dragon

>The workshops will teach the following skills:

  • self reflection
  • stability and groundedness
  • stillness of mind and body
  • sensitivity to Chi
  • use of intention
  • strength, stamina and flexibility
  • synchronicity of movement, along with an understanding and appreciation of the body’s structure, traditional Chinese medical concepts and Taoist philosophy.

Weekend Workshop Format

A series of 10 workshops are offered as weekend workshops covering a range of foundational material that represent a grounding in Elemental Chi Kung. Students are encouraged to practice daily and to study some of the basic literature in the field in order to gain a comprehensive knowledge of Chi Kung.

Each day will run from 10am-5pm with a lunch and tea breaks. The day will be mostly experiential work following a series of Chi Kung forms and exploring the different aspects of the workshop theme

For those students wishing to deepen their knowledge of Chi Kung there will be some guided learning to study between workshops and for those wishing to teach, an additional set of studies along with supervision during the workshops.

Ged Sumner

is a practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Chi Kung Teacher. He has also studied shiatsu, healing and attachment based psychoanalytical psychotherapy. He is the founder and director of Body Intelligence Training offering a practitioner training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy internationally. He also set up and directed the College of Elemental Chi Kung offering Chi Kung classes, workshops, retreats and a Chi Kung Teacher Training program in Europe, North America and Australasia. He has studied with a variety of Chi Kung teachers and has created an integrated form that has the Five Elements and Internal Alchemy as its foundation. He is the author of ‘Body Intelligence – Creating a New Environment’ and ‘You are How you Move – Experiential Chi Kung‘. He has a degree in Chemistry.

Price and Payment

The price for each workshop is C$350. The workshops are non-residential.

Balance to be paid one week prior to the start of the workshop

For those wishing to attend the whole series the payment of the full course fee up front attracts a discounted fee of C$3200.

Apply Now

The course offers an integrative approach to Chi Kung that is true to its classical origins and includes Western body-mind concepts.

For more info visit Natural Movement

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Chi Kung Weekend Workshop Series with Ged Sumner
Internal Alchemy
April 2018
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

alchemyInternal Alchemy

In this workshop we will begin to explore Nei Kung, which simply means internal work. Although it is a part of the Chi Kung family it is also a distinctly separate and a more ancient Daoist practise. Nei kung is a very highly developed internal practice, not a specific set of exercises as in Chi Kung although there are forms and exercises and movements which can seem similar. Nei Kung is a life long practice of continual refinement and development. This workshop will give you a foundation for this discipline.  At a basic level Nei Kung will strengthen the body, the immune system and the mind.  When that has been achieved the more refined spiritual practices (the Shen) can be explored.

  • Daoist breathing techniques, meditation
  • Transformation of the Three Treasures – Jing Chi Shen
  • Opening the Energy Gates
  • The Great Celestial Movement
  • Universal Consciousness

The workshops in Chi Kung are an ongoing series that interested participants can enter at any point. The workshops can either be attended individually or as a whole series.
The overall intention of the workshops is to present Chi Kung as a way to open up to a deeper and richer connection to the life force within the human system and within Nature. In particular to listen and be aware of the subtle power of your health and become more aware of movements of Chi within your body and mind.

Dragon

>The workshops will teach the following skills:

  • self reflection
  • stability and groundedness
  • stillness of mind and body
  • sensitivity to Chi
  • use of intention
  • strength, stamina and flexibility
  • synchronicity of movement, along with an understanding and appreciation of the body’s structure, traditional Chinese medical concepts and Taoist philosophy.

Weekend Workshop Format

A series of 10 workshops are offered as weekend workshops covering a range of foundational material that represent a grounding in Elemental Chi Kung. Students are encouraged to practice daily and to study some of the basic literature in the field in order to gain a comprehensive knowledge of Chi Kung.

Each day will run from 10am-5pm with a lunch and tea breaks. The day will be mostly experiential work following a series of Chi Kung forms and exploring the different aspects of the workshop theme

For those students wishing to deepen their knowledge of Chi Kung there will be some guided learning to study between workshops and for those wishing to teach, an additional set of studies along with supervision during the workshops.

Ged Sumner

is a practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Chi Kung Teacher. He has also studied shiatsu, healing and attachment based psychoanalytical psychotherapy. He is the founder and director of Body Intelligence Training offering a practitioner training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy internationally. He also set up and directed the College of Elemental Chi Kung offering Chi Kung classes, workshops, retreats and a Chi Kung Teacher Training program in Europe, North America and Australasia. He has studied with a variety of Chi Kung teachers and has created an integrated form that has the Five Elements and Internal Alchemy as its foundation. He is the author of ‘Body Intelligence – Creating a New Environment’ and ‘You are How you Move – Experiential Chi Kung‘. He has a degree in Chemistry.

Price and Payment

The price for each workshop is C$350. The workshops are non-residential.

Balance to be paid one week prior to the start of the workshop

For those wishing to attend the whole series the payment of the full course fee up front attracts a discounted fee of C$3200.

Apply Now

The course offers an integrative approach to Chi Kung that is true to its classical origins and includes Western body-mind concepts.

For more info visit Natural Movement

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Chi Kung Weekend Workshop Series with Ged Sumner
Internal and External Fields
June 2018
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Internal and External Fields

Connect more powerfully to your Chi field, discover its composition and learn ways of making Chi quicken and move more deeply through it. Looking at ways of using Chi Kung therapeutically to heal others. Healing skills will be developed to encourage the movement of Chi in others leading to greater consciousness and health..

  • Chi Field orientation
  • Transmutation of your Chi into Healing Chi
  • Deep Internal External Flows
  • Moving Chi in the Field
  • Opening up to a Universal Field

The workshops in Chi Kung are an ongoing series that interested participants can enter at any point. The workshops can either be attended individually or as a whole series.
The overall intention of the workshops is to present Chi Kung as a way to open up to a deeper and richer connection to the life force within the human system and within Nature. In particular to listen and be aware of the subtle power of your health and become more aware of movements of Chi within your body and mind.

Dragon

>The workshops will teach the following skills:

  • self reflection
  • stability and groundedness
  • stillness of mind and body
  • sensitivity to Chi
  • use of intention
  • strength, stamina and flexibility
  • synchronicity of movement, along with an understanding and appreciation of the body’s structure, traditional Chinese medical concepts and Taoist philosophy.

Weekend Workshop Format

A series of 10 workshops are offered as weekend workshops covering a range of foundational material that represent a grounding in Elemental Chi Kung. Students are encouraged to practice daily and to study some of the basic literature in the field in order to gain a comprehensive knowledge of Chi Kung.

Each day will run from 10am-5pm with a lunch and tea breaks. The day will be mostly experiential work following a series of Chi Kung forms and exploring the different aspects of the workshop theme

For those students wishing to deepen their knowledge of Chi Kung there will be some guided learning to study between workshops and for those wishing to teach, an additional set of studies along with supervision during the workshops.

Ged Sumner

is a practicing Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and Chi Kung Teacher. He has also studied shiatsu, healing and attachment based psychoanalytical psychotherapy. He is the founder and director of Body Intelligence Training offering a practitioner training in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy internationally. He also set up and directed the College of Elemental Chi Kung offering Chi Kung classes, workshops, retreats and a Chi Kung Teacher Training program in Europe, North America and Australasia. He has studied with a variety of Chi Kung teachers and has created an integrated form that has the Five Elements and Internal Alchemy as its foundation. He is the author of ‘Body Intelligence – Creating a New Environment’ and ‘You are How you Move – Experiential Chi Kung‘. He has a degree in Chemistry.

Price and Payment

The price for each workshop is C$350. The workshops are non-residential.

Balance to be paid one week prior to the start of the workshop

For those wishing to attend the whole series the payment of the full course fee up front attracts a discounted fee of C$3200.

Apply Now

The course offers an integrative approach to Chi Kung that is true to its classical origins and includes Western body-mind concepts.

For more info visit Natural Movement

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The 8th Fire Professional 2-Year Shamanism (Medicine Work) Training Program
with Algonquin Shaman Pete Bernard petebernardVarious weekends March 4- 2016 – July 15, 2018

Important Information Regarding
Shaman Training Programs

In the time to come, we will be offering years 3 and 4 of the Shaman Training Program, which are the continuation of the 2-Year Program into a new area called “The Teachings of Zsho-Ten”. It is the intermediary level, and leads to year 5, which is the first Mastery Level that we will be teaching.

As a result of these new offerings, we will simply not have the time to offer the introductory program at the same level we have been offering it. We may reduce the schedule to offer one Earning The Light Program in the Intensive format in Ottawa only. In the other areas, years 3, 4, and 5, of the Program will be offered in its place to students who have already completed the introductory 2-Year Program in Ottawa, Aurora, and Edmonton (which is where years 3-5 will be offered instead).

What that means is that this will be the last full offerings for the 2-Year Program for some time in Edmonton and Ottawa for the weekend classes.

That means that if you or someone you know is interested in taking our 2-Year Earning The Light Program, now is the time to register!

The Intensive Program begins November 2nd, 2015 in Ottawa. The Ottawa Weekend Class begins on February 12th, 2016. The Edmonton Weekend Class begins on March 4th, 2016. The link above has more specific information on each one, and an application to join.

We invite you to join the Journey of a Lifetime…the one into yourself!

AMM

Learn the Ceremonies to Heal your Life
and Dream Your World into Being

Summary:

Over the 2-years, you will study 8 modules which will give you a solid foundation of Traditional Medicine Work, which is focused on self-healing, and can also be used to serveothers. Everything from working with intuition, scanning, energy, chakras, the Aura, healing, energetic protection, Journey Work, Animal Totems, Spirit Guides, Astral Projection, Akashic Records, and more.

From fundamentals to more advanced work, you will learn in an interactive format, following the Medicine Workers who have come before ou. You begin by learning how to identify your wounds, and then healing them.

Teachings During the program, students will learn how to:

• Identify the root cause of an issue across TimeSpace to truly heal it for all time;

• Work with consciousness power and energy medicine in a very profound way;

• Journey and get into Trance States to get information from different worlds and dimensions;

• Protect yourself and your loved ones from bad medicine and to heal it;

• Heal both conscious and non-conscious issues, and heal what you don’t know;

• Heal the past, present, and the future;

• Astral Project and Read Akashic Records;

• And much more!

Applications and more info available @

WWW.THE8THFIRE.COM

Phone: (613)274-3708

The dates for the new Edmonton Class are:

March 4-6, 2016 – Evolution 1, Part A

May 20 – 22, 2016 – Evolution 1, Part B

June 24-26, 2016 – Evolution 2, Part A

July 22-24, 2016 – Evolution 2, Part B

October 21-23, 2016 – Evolution 3, Part A

November 18-20, 2016 – Evolution 3, Part B

February 17-19, 2017 – Evolution 4, Part A

March 17-19, 2017 – Evolution 4, Part B

June 16-18, 2017 – Evolution 5, Part A

July 14-16, 2017 – Evolution 5, Part B

October 13-15, 2017 – Evolution 6, Part A

November 17-19, 2017 – Evolution 6, Part B

February 16-18, 2018 – Evolution 7, Part A

March 16-18, 2018 – Evolution 7, Part B

June 15-17, 2018 – Evolution 8, Part A

July 13-15, 2018 – Evolution 8, Part B

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