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Workshop Descriptions

Tai Chi for Health

Every Thursday: February 25, March 4, March 11, March 18, and March 25 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Online Only


Tai Chi QiGong is a mind-body Chinese practice that involves a combination of slow-motion exercises and deep breathing and meditation. By regularly practicing Tai Chi, participants will improve their physical fitness – balance, agility and flexibility, and increase strength in joints and muscles. Tai Chi can also improve one’s mental health by reducing stress levels and rejuvenating the mind and spirit. The class is open to anyone from all ages, backgrounds, and fitness levels.


Caribbean Fit Fete

Every Tuesday – March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23 and March 30 from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Online Only


CARIBBEAN FIT FETE is a ‘Get Fit, Island Style” cardio workout. This experience emulates the spirit of the Caribbean; a celebration of movement, music and life. This workout makes for a perfect active escape from your hectic day, and stressful mind. During this pandemic, it’s become almost mandatory to seek such spaces as Caribbean Fit Fete to get you moving, engage in smiles and to lift your spirit.



Sharing the Songs You Love

Every Thursday – February 25, March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Online Only


In a small group, participants are given an opportunity to share the music and songs that they love to others. Participants are encouraged to create a discussion by explaining the context and background of the song or music that they picked for the group. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the positive impact of music and the different musical genres and artists.



Chair Yoga

Every Tuesday – March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23, and March 30 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Online Only (In-person sessions currently suspended due to provincial lockdown regulations)


Chair yoga is an adaptation from modern yoga through the use of sitting on a chair or standing and using a chair for support. Participants in the class will learn various yoga poses that will help stretch and strengthen muscles, flexibility, and balance. The sessions will also include breathing and relaxation techniques. Chair yoga is open for those who are new to yoga and for those who are unable to participate in traditional yoga classes due to aging, injury or disability.



Dancing with Nubia

Every Saturday – February 27, March 6, March 13, March 20, and March 27 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Online Only


Dancing with Nubia is a fun opportunity for participants to learn how to keep physically fit through dancing. Participants of the program will also learn about a well-balanced lifestyle that includes healthy eating, well-being, and exercise. At the end of each session, participants are encouraged to practice what they have learned by moving and dancing at home. The class is open for anyone from all ages, genders, backgrounds, and fitness levels.



Social Tea with a Guest

Date: TBD

Online Only


Social tea with a guest is an opportunity for participants to learn about a new subject or topic. Each session will have a different guest speaker who will go into detail about a given topic and allow participants to reflect, question, and discuss with one another about the topic. Topics or subjects that may be discussed in the workshop include historical events, different cultural practices, creativity, and health.


All We Need is Love

Date: February 24, 11:00 AM – 12:00 pm

Online Only


February is a month most of us associate with flowers, chocolates and Love. St. Valentine’s Day is celebrated on the 14th, but Love is in the air all month long.


So, in this interactive workshop, we’ll explore how Love- and not only romantic Love- can be all we need for a happier life. Together, we’ll go over a few hands-on strategies to help us in our journey towards sustainable happiness and wellbeing- for ourselves and those around us, near and far.


Self-Massage and Stretch

Date: March 17 from 10:00 am. – 10:50 am.

Online Only


Although the kind, healing touch of another human being is ideal, the next best thing is self-massage! Join Marla in learning some basic anatomy and how to stretch and massage these parts. In three online sessions you will focus on the arms, upper chest, neck, head and face – the parts we can see through online video.  Find yourself a quiet, comfortable place and prepare to focus, unwind and let go of tension.


Marla Keyes-Savage has helped people as a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) for 20 years.  Her inspiration to become an RMT came from finding the ability, through touch, to physically and emotionally support her grandparents and a friend struggling with cancer. By currently working in a Barrhaven Chiropractic and Massage Clinic, Marla works with a diverse community of folks with injuries and stress in their lives. She is intrigued with understanding the sources of body aches and devising ways to heal them.  


Program Disclaimer: The basic self-massage course is for people with simple physical stress and common aches. As a Registered Massage Therapist, Marla cannot diagnose your health issues. If you have serious pain, please consult a Physician or other primary health care provider. 


Ottawa Art Gallery Tour

Date: TBD

Online Only:


The Ottawa Art Gallery online tours are an opportunity for participants to discover and learn more about the national and international visual artists that are displayed at our local gallery.


For the month of February, the featured tour will be on (Re)Collecting the Group of Seven: Celebrating 100 Years. For more information, please view the description of the exhibition here: https://oaggao.ca/recollecting-group-seven-celebrating-100-years



To attend these workshops, please register at the “Register Here!” button.

You can also register by contacting:

Community Outreach Activity Coordinator

Email: bronson.safeopen@outlook.com

Phone: 343-999-9110