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Workshop Descriptions

Tai Chi for Health

Every Thursday – Until May 27 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 – Until May 25 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 – Until May 27 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 – Until May 25 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 – Until May 29 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.

Let’s Get Together with Alicia

Every Monday – Until May 24 from 2:00PM – 3:30PM

Online Only

This is a drop in one-hour session in which we will share feelings, offer tips in how to deal with these difficult times, do a variety of games, included bingo, talk about different themes even learn some music. Each session will be a pandora box full of surprises.

Alicia Borisonik is the Arts and Culture Coordinator for Bronson RISE team. She is also a professional musician, music therapist and animal lover. Alicia has extensive experience working with people of all ages doing music workshops using instruments from around the world. She had been practicing meditation and mindfulness techniques for more than 20 years.

Self-Massage and Stretch

Date: May 12 from 10:00 am. – 11:00 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.

Navigating the Healthcare System

Date: May 10 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Online Only

Presenter: Mrs Lise Racicot of Home and Community Care Support Services Champlain.

Lise Racicot is the Patient and Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator for Home and Community Care Support Services Champlain formerly known as the Champlain LHIN. Lise has been with the organization for over 17 years and has held different positions within the organization. She currently manages the Patient and Family Advisory Council and the French Language Services portfolio. Lise has five adult children and is a caregiver to her husband.

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

You can also register by contacting:

Community Outreach Activity Coordinator


Phone: 343-999-9110