Meet Your Workshop Hosts
Join one of the many classes and workshops being offered at this year's Wellness Event on Sunday, September 15, 2019
Owner Anamaya Wellness
Anja started truly delving into her overall wellness practice while she was attending Queen’s University where she received her Bachelor of Honors in Sociology. She became more conscious of the food she was consuming, and the things she was allowing her body to be in contact with. Noticing an overall energetic shift throughout this journey, Anja became curious about the science behind living a fulfilling, nutritious and purposeful life; one that takes a person from a state of simple survival, to a state of optimal thrival. Anja is an April 2016 Toronto campus graduate from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition practicing in Toronto, ON.
Anja started Anamaya Wellness where she sees clients for one-on-one consultations and personal protocols, as well as energetic and spiritual work through the art of yoga, breath-work, meditation and movement. She is a Registered 200-Hour Yoga Teacher 85-Hour Pre-Natal Yoga Teacher in affiliation with The Yoga Alliance and has used the practice of yoga, breath-work and meditation to heal the afflictions of her mind, to alleviate symptoms of her anxiety and depression, to cultivate and harness her fiercest creative potential, to awaken and calm her senses and to find stillness and silence in the midst of adversity and stress.
Full Moon Cleanse & Release
The full moon is a time when energy peaks, then releases, similar to that of a huge, cosmic sigh. During a full moon, universal energy is very powerful and intense. This surge enables you to take action – especially in regards to the new moon intentions you may have made two weeks prior. The full moon gives you the gift of and is a perfect time for releasing something that no longer serves you; or letting go of something that you no longer need in your life; or an opportunity to let go of an aspect of yourself that you have outgrown. Committing yourself to a full moon ritual is a powerful way to invoke this. Releasing. Letting go. Unburdening yourself. Purging that which is not feel-good for you.
Through this action, you are allowing yourself to get rid of the old and celebrate your emergence, by stepping out of an old way of being / an old identity / behaviour / attitude / relationship / frame of mind / situation that is not in vibrational alignment of who You are, and that is no longer serving to your truest, most authentic Self. The ritual marks this inner transformation in a structured, ceremonial way. Emphasising and materializing to yourself and the Universe that you are ready to shed old skin, for the new or TRUE you, to emerge. Making way for new magical opportunities to come to you.
Open to ALL levels, pre-natal INCLUDED - all you need is an open mind and heart.
In this workshop you will:
- figure out what self-limiting beliefs you carry
- release what self-limiting beliefs you carry
- create a clear, strong, energetically activated Statement of Release
- use the energetic power of language and words to begin to release externalized desires
- learn how to live in a way that embodies and aligns with your truest nature and self
- learn how to trust your inner knowing
- learn how to tap into and listen to your inner guidance system - learn how to create a sacred space for release and letting go
- learn how to give yourself permission to forgive
- learn how to give yourself permission to release things and people that are no longer serving to you and your higher Self
- cleanse and re-energize yourself
- release stagnant and disempowering energies that your physical body is harbouring
- learn how to reframe your inner dialogue so that it is empowering to thyself
*You’re welcome to bring your favorite flower, your crystals, a sentimental piece of jewelry or photo for the altar.
*Every attendee will be gifted a Cleanse+Release Workbook curated by Creatrix of Anamaya Wellness, Anja.
*You are required to fill out a waiver before the commencement of this workshop if this is your first time attending an Anamaya yoga workshop/event.
*Personalized modifications and adjustments will be offered.
Yoga Instructor & Co-Owner Mindful Little Things
Christina is a Registered Early Childhood Educator and a Children's Yoga Instructor.
Christina has a passion for yoga, mindfulness and working with children. Her love for all three has led her to become the co-founder of Mindful Little Things. As the Director of Program Development she creates incredible programs for children focusing on the whole child and empowering each child to celebrate their uniqueness. Through her programs she is able to inspire and empower children to express themselves freely in a non-competitive environment allowing children to be themselves!
A Quick Look at Mindful Little Things:
We are a children's mobile yoga + mindfulness company creating programs for daycares, schools, yoga studios and families - including birthdays, celebrations, children's events, and family classes. We provide unique and customizable programs for children focusing on mindful movement and creative expression. Our mission is to create meaningful play experiences that inspire children to live happy and healthy lives by supporting their mental, physical, emotional and social well-being.
Mindful Little Things will be sharing fun, interactive and engaging yoga + mindfulness movements and expressions for children + their families. During our class everyone will be balancing, stretching, dancing and expressing themselves. We use scarves, bean bags, blocks and more to create a one of a kind experience for the whole family!
Salsa Babies Toronto West
Liliya is a proud mom of 3 children and she has a big passion for dance!
Liliya is a certified Salsa Babies instructor, she has been dancing for many years and also became a professional dancer and salsa&bachata instructor. She has also worked as a breastfeeding support specialist and ran a non-profit organization supporting moms in her Russian hometown. Love to work with new moms and love to dance brought Liliya to teaching Salsa Babies classes from September, 2017.
You will be in excellent hands during your sessions as Liliya teaches you the steps to Merengue, Salsa, Cha-Cha and Bachata. She can't wait to move and groove with you all!
Dance and move with the best little partner of all – your baby!
With little ones snuggled in to baby carriers, Salsa Babies™ offers a great workout, a chance to socialize and an opportunity to introduce one’s child to music and movement. Not to mention, it’s perfect for people who have always wanted to learn to dance, but could never convince their partner to take lessons!
Classes are appropriate for babies 6-8 weeks of age and up.
Salsa Babies™ works diligently to ensure the safety of our programs for all of our participants. Our program was developed by working hand in hand with one of the top Canadian pre/postnatal fitness certification providers. Our instructors are required to go through our lengthy and thorough Certification program. We have our program scrutinized yearly for safety and industry changes.
Ana Silva was introduced to yoga in Florianopolis, a paradise island off the southern coast of Brazil. Her teacher, told her, "Ioga é beleza", which literally translated means, "yoga is beauty". "Beleza" in Brazilian Portuguese translates a feeling of peace, bliss, and calm, a feeling of being completely content and in the moment. His definition of yoga resonates in Ana's practice to this day. Yogic philosophy has brought beauty into every sphere of her life, it has taught her about who she is and how she is connected to everything around her. As a teacher Ana hopes to pass on the same understanding and feeling to her students.
One Hour Yoga Class
The hips are a major joint in the body that allow us to sit, walk, dance, and move! They are also a major storage area for emotions. Hips need attention, love and release. This workshop is designed to help you open and strengthen your hips, to release tension and emotion, and most importantly to leave you feeling great.
Founder of Gifts for the Homeless
Brittany graduated from Humber College in 2015 with a Community & Justice degree. She currently works at St. Michael's Hospital, and founded the non profit organization Gifts For The Homeless where she creates and distributes care kits to numerous organizations within the downtown core.
How to Shift Your Thinking From Negative to Positive
This workshop will teach you the fundamentals on how to shift your thinking with tools to help you
with reprogramming the brain (Neuro-Linguistic Reprogramming).
Do you feel stuck? Tired of not feeling worthy or deserving? This workshop will teach you how to detangle these
thoughts and emotions and strive to be the best version of YOU!
Carolyn Koziskie is a recovering lawyer, now working with Beautycounter, the global leader in clean beauty. She loves sharing what she has learned about cosmetic ingredient safety in order to help others to make better decisions for themselves and their families in an under-regulated marketplace. Carolyn also uses her advocacy training to lobby for tougher regulation of the cosmetic and personal product industry. She was in Ottawa in May to meet with Members of Parliament and government representatives to advocate for updated laws to better protect all Canadian consumers. She lives in Etobicoke with her husband and two teenaged kids.
The cosmetics industry in Canada is woefully under-regulated. Manufacturers are permitted to sell products that are filled with ingredients that are directly linked to serious human health issues, including hormone disruption, organ failure, and cancer. In this session, Carolyn will outline what to watch for when you purchase cosmetic and personal care products. She will teach you what to avoid on product labels, help you identify which products to switch out for cleaner options first, and provide you with resources to help you to choose safer products for yourself and your family members wherever you choose to shop.
Founder of House Coach
Anja Lavigne is a House Coach whose work supports individuals in achieving their full potential through changing the quality of their personal environment. By assessing their personal space, she determines how the state of her clients’ surroundings can best support them in realizing their goals.
Anja has had over 14 years experience working as a leading home staging consultant, having been one of Toronto’s pioneers in the field. A great part of her success can be attributed to her care and attention to building excellent working relationships with her clients. As a result, she has built a thriving business that has included consultations, full home staging, organization and moving services.
Anja’s new endeavours in House Coaching has allowed her to merge her home staging knowledge and skills with her desire to work more closely with individuals in achieving their maximum growth potential. By shifting and maximizing the quality of an individual’s space, Anja helps to remove energetic blocks that adversely affect and inhibit their personal growth. Ultimately, Anja’s aim is to provide her clients with tools to help them independently continue to refresh and maintain supportive living spaces.
The spaces we inhabit, both home and business, reflect our conscious state. showing you how important your environment is to your wellbeing, and that health, money and relationships are effected by the practicality, aesthetics and the energy existing in that environment. Our home environment reflects our self-worth and how we live our lives. When we are present we are open, when we are open we see all the opportunities available to us and when we are present we are living consciously.I teach the skill set and philosophy on how our environment can either foster or hinder life’s progress. Every home has beautiful qualities, and I know how to help you fall in love with your existing space, how to highlight those beautiful qualities which will bring you to a state of rejuvenation and conscious living. During this workshop I teach How clutter affects you on an energetic and spiritual level, going into more specifics about why clearing is so important. The miracles that become possible when you transform the energy of your home—where all manifestation begins. More about how the power of intention can help make your space a perfectly tailored sanctuary that supports your ultimate expression of self. Plus, I took you on a powerful inner journey to help you experience and communicate with your own personal Home Spirit—the sacred energy at the heart of your home.
Kick It With Kelly
Kelly has devoted more than a decade to learning and practicing in all areas of Holistic Health. She is an Advanced Holistic Health Practitioner, Individualized Nutrition Specialist, Lifestyle Coach, Personal Training Specialist, Public Speaker, Health and Fitness Expert and Author. She is an influential figure in Holistic Health, having near unparalleled success using cutting edge assessment and treatment techniques.
"The Secret Keys to Optimal Health"
More than 90% of all health, wellness and body image issues stem from an imbalance of only 6 foundational principals of optimal health.
The take away:
Participants will learn the 6 keys, as well as little tests they can do on themselves to show where their health is at in certain areas, and will leave with an excellent knowledge base, tips, tricks and “how to’s” on balancing each 6 foundational principal in their own individual lifestyles. This is a great workshop for making health, wellness and body image goals as easily attainable as possible!
Dr. Kimberely Ramberan
Darou Wellness Integrative Family Health Clinic
Dr. Kimberley Ramberan, ND - Naturopathic Doctor - Dr. Ramberan has been in practice in Ontario since graduating from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) in 2010. While she has worked with patients who have had a variety of different concerns in all stages of life, she has a special interest and personal passion for treating digestive concerns. Whether these concerns are chronic or acute, she approaches digestive symptoms by looking at food sensitivities, stress responses, nutritional and dietary imbalances, absorption issues and elimination concerns. She also works by treating auto-immune conditions by working on balancing the immune system.
Another major focus of Dr. Ramberan’s is cancer care and support. Dr. Ramberan strives to work collaboratively with other health care providers to create a patient-centred treatment plan. Her goals are your goals. Whether patients are focused on primary prevention, supporting quality of life, minimizing side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation, or to aid in the prevention of recurrence, Dr. Ramberan strives to provide quality care for her patients.
The Mood-microbiome: How stress effects your gut and how your gut effects how you handle stress.
Did you know that that the bacteria in your gut talk to your brain to influence emotions? The human microbiome is a fascinating organ that interacts bidirectionally with the brain to influence its development as well as your mood. There are many factors like medications, stress, and diet that can impact the microbiome and therefore impact our body's chemistry. This talk will focus on how paying attention to our digestive health may be the key to helping us manage our stress levels effectively.
Key Learning Points
Learn how the microbiome develops and how it may be disrupted throughout life.
Discuss the gut-brain connection and the neurotransmitters produced in the gut that influence mood and cognition.
Learn how to support the microbiome to influence healthy mood, depression & anxiety.
Young Living Independent Distibutor
"I’m a passionate wife and mother to three sons. I’ve worked as a Dental Assistant and office manager/coordinator for 29 years. Along my healthy living and healing journey, I have discovered an amazing company called Young Living.
I changed my life 7 years ago due to an illness. This is why now I try to teach to get ride of chemicals and live a toxin free home. I started sharing the products with others because I truly wanted to help people—and wow, did it help! So what started out as sharing because I loved the product, has now turned into a full time business for me and our family!
I believe the body can heal itself when supported with clean water, simple organic whole foods, daily movement and the healing power of essential oils. I look forward to learning more about you and how we can assist you in your oily-journey so you can learn to live a spruced up life!"
Thieves Workshop with Young Living Essential Oils
Demonstrations on how to rid the home of chemicals with all the thieves products. From Laundry soap, Home cleaner, Body Soap, Shampoo, Dryer Balls, you will learn how to save money and be toxin free.
Owner of Connectors Academy
Bonnie Chan is on a mission to serve ambitious women, especially mamapreneurs by showing them how to own and share their unique gifts and leave a positive impact on their family and communities. She does this through 1 on 1 coaching on self love and with online summits featuring expert speakers. Bonnie is also the co-creator of a children's books series (Oliver Octopus Books) that introduces success principles inspired by the work of Napoleon Hill to children at an early age.
The 4 Steps to Raising your Vibe and your family's vibe!
Registered Physiotherapist, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Clinic Owner
Alejandra has over 10 years of experience in the field of physiotherapy, and specializes her own practice in pelvic health physiotherapy in more recent years. She owns and runs a clinic in North York, Ontario, called Stay Active Physiotherapy that has a well-earned reputation for superior treatment, with an emphasis on one-on-one care. Her mission is to treat the root cause of her patients' problems, especially in the area of pelvic health.
In her workshop, she will run through what is considered normal and abnormal pelvic function. She will also go through some key things you can do before having a baby, or since having your last baby, that will help to strengthen your pelvic floor. This goes way beyond kegals! She will also talk about pelvic health physiotherapy, what it is, and why it's so incredibly important for birthing individuals to seek the support of one before and after giving birth.
Founder of Fashionably Frum Motherhood, Babywearing expert
Avie is a Babywearing Educator, trained through the Center For Babywearing Studies, and also a Postpartum Doula, trained through ProDoula, along with being a mother of two girls. When she was pregnant with her first, she knew she'd want to babywear, and loved it so much that she decided to become a trained expert in the field so that she could pas son her passion and knowledge to other families wanting to learn how to make their days and lives easier by wearing their babies and children.
Her workshop will aim to show a variety of different ways that you can comfortably wear your baby or older child, but she will also go through some incredibly important safety tips to keep in mind while wearing you little one, that will prevent any suffocation, or possible slipping and falling out of the carriers she demonstrates with. Feel free to bring you own carrier to show her, she can help make an adjustment or two, if you need it, or can show you a better option for a carrier for your body and your baby.
Attachment Parenting of Canada Association President, Juice+ Executive, Normal Infant Sleep Educator, Founder of the DREAM Method
Brandie is a wife and mother, speaker and coach. She is a certified coach in the areas of nutrition and emotional intelligence and an attachment parenting leader along with offering wellness coaching and workshops in Toronto, Canada. She has also partnered with doulas and midwives to offer holistic wellness solutions to sleep-deprived parents, encompassing the four pillars of health: lifestyle, exercise, attitude and nutrition.
Brandie is the president of Attachment Parenting Canada and works with famous Doctor William Sears as a Coach on his Juice Plus+ Wellness Team. Brandie created the first alternative to baby sleep training, The Dream Method which will be taught live to participants in her session!
Joining Brandie during this is workshop is Erica L. Robinson, a Doctor of Naturopathy Degree holder from CCNM,
a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, & all-round Village Medicine Woman. Erica spends her days coaching and consulting entrepreneurial & career-minded women (aka Boss Babes) online to getting the level of health required for their best life possible.
In The DREAM Method, parents and caregivers learn how to create space for their baby (emotionally and time-wise), the science of infant sleep, the benefits of attachment parenting, how to create a nursery that works for your lifestyle, and a variety of holistic strategies to allow parents to THRIVE during this pivotal time in their lives.
Bring a note pad and pen! Journaling exercises and self-assessments in The DREAM Method help parents understand themselves and their triggers better, and how to mitigate these areas for less stress and better balance.
Financial Advisor with AEGON
Reema specializes in working with clients by analyzing their situation holistically by looking at the different aspects of their financial situations. Some of the products and services she can help guide you on are:
Client Needs Analysis | Retirement & Estate Planning Solutions | Tax Advantage Strategies | TFSAs | RRSPs | RESPs| Segregated Funds | Guaranteed Income Products | Life Insurance | Critical Illness Insurance | Disability Insurance | Travel Insurance | Individual & Group Health Insurance | Debt Management |Mortgage|Medical Student Loan|Home and Car Insurance|Super Visas|Student Visa
In her workshop, Reema will go through a few key tips and tricks on how to begin clearing your debt, and/or start saving money for those really important goals in life, whether that be the post-secondary education of your little ones, the investment for future emergencies, or just to have some extra retirement cushioning. Part of planning a family is planning your long term financial strategy. Many couples struggle with this piece and the anxiety surrounding it. Let the expert help you see the way through!
Mums & Tums Canada
Mums & Tums Canada is a Canadian-based company that provides all kinds of support and care for those who are either looking to become pregnant, those who are expecting, and those who have had a baby within the last year. Heather's vision in founding Mums & Tums was to bring together a team of the best perinatal professionals under one umbrella, so that clients could get easy and personalized access to all of those professionals in one place. She works along with her team, tirelessly, to keep on top of the latest research and evidence-based practices and brings a whole body, mind and wellness approach to client care.
At Mums & Tums Canada, they strongly believe that every person deserves a positive birth and postpartum experience, no matter how or where you choose to give birth. Their signature Birth Styles ® program helps each person quickly and easily determine what their unique birth preferences and ideals are, and then have access to tangible tools and care that will align with that Birth Style ® in order to better communicate and work with their healthcare providers and birth team as a whole. Heather's workshop will introduce each Birth Style ® and what it means, and show how each one can be uniquely supported, with tips and pointers on how to set up your support system appropriately.
Owner of Soul Wrk
Erin Marie works as a Clairvoyant Medium . That means that Spirit (Aka, the universe and higher beings) communicate through thought. She will get an image or a word in her mind and interpret that image to whoever is receiving the message. Erin has always felt in tune with spirit.
Erin will be offering 20 minute Tarot Card Readings during the event. If you wish to secure your spot, please purchase your ticket & time slot.
Walk ins also welcomed, but not guaranteed.