March Wellness Workshops for Immigrant Women

Every Friday in March, SCCSS's Welcoming Communities is hosting a series of interactive workshops to engage, educate and motivate participants to incorporate wellness into their lives.

Wellness Workshops for Immigrant Women Sunshine CoastThe free workshops are open to immigrant women and will focus on different elements of well-being such as mental health, art, yoga, nutrition and aromatherapy.

All workshops will be held at Sunshine Coast Community Services at 5638 Inlet Avenue in Sechelt.

Space is limited for each workshop and registration is required. To register for one or all of the upcoming workshops, contact Maria at welcome@sccss.ca or 604-865-0170.

Friday, March 1
Aromatherapy: Make you own essential oil blend

Inlet Conference Room – 11 am to 12:30 pm
10 spots available

Aromatherapy uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. It enhances both physical and emotional health. Join facilitator Randi Johnsen and discover the healing powers of essential oils.

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Friday, March 8
The Art of Letting Go: An alcohol ink workshop

Inlet Conference Room - 11 am to 1 pm
10 spots available

Can you imagine a mindful art class where you are free to let the paint take over and let go of any expectations or outcomes?  A class with no skill or artistic ability required? You can let go of being “an artist.” Discover new tools and techniques that will inspire you to create. Learn to influence your art with the unique medium of alcohol ink. We will create several small pieces and you will leave with one framed! Facilitated by author and illustrator Michele Lilyanna.

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Friday, March 15
Nutrition: Cooking healthy dinners on a budget

Inlet Children’s Kitchen – 11 am to 1 pm
6 spots available

In celebration of Nutrition Month, we invite you to join us for this hands-on cooking session. Learn simple steps towards eating healthier and making well-balanced meals for the whole family.  Please bring containers to take left-overs home. Facilitated by Meghan Molnar, Vancouver Coastal Health Public Dietician.

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Friday, March 22
Mental Well-Being: Copying strategies for stress relief
Inlet Conference Room – 11 am to 12:30 pm
10 spots available

We all experience stress and anxiety at some point in our lives. Learn to recognize the ways in which stress impacts you and your health. Develop stress busting strategies and find productive stress outlets. Adopt simple stress management techniques you can incorporate into your daily routine. Facilitated by Vanessa Marie, Women’s Counsellor at Sunshine Coast Community Services.

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Friday, March 29
Yoga:  Breathing, movement and relaxation
Inlet Conference Room – 11 am to 12:30 pm
10 spots available

Dealing with stress and exhaustion are a normal part of everyday life. There are days when we just need to take some time out to be with ourselves to restore our energy as well as relax our minds and bodies without reaching for yet another cup of coffee in order to just keep going. No yoga experience is necessary to participate in this workshop. Equipment provided. Facilitated by Lori Edwards, certified Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga teacher.

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To register for one or all of the upcoming workshops, contact Maria at welcome@sccss.ca or 604-865-0170.

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The Welcoming Communities program, with the support of funders, partnering organizations, and interested community members, assists, informs, and connects immigrants on the Sunshine Coast.

We support immigrants to build skills and knowledge for success in Canada through a range of services, programs and workshops.