WELLNESS

The Art of Wellness documentary spotlights the important role of the arts and the positive impact that participating in arts-based programming has on our well-being, supporting people with high stress, anxiety, and depression Facing grief at the loss of your loved one, or managing your way through life’s challenges and traumas, can be greatly helped by expressing yourself through the arts.

Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre is featured in the Art of Wellness short documentary, along with other organizations that offer arts-based programs supporting mental wellness.

Ongoing Events & Workshops

MYndful Movement

Every Thursday @ 7:00PM - 8:00PM

Join our community for a weekly practice in movement of breath, body and mind for a healthier, happier, more connected life. These weekly sessions of gentle Mind-Body connection will bring you energy and vitality.

Soul Sound with Margo Free & Luc Dupuis

February 19th, 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A sound bath journey featuring sound healing facilitators Margo Free and Luc Dupuis where a tea ceremony, guided meditation, and sound bath experience is created with the intention to allow for healing with vibrational frequencies in a sacred container.

Soothing & Regenerative Salves

Sunday, February 26th @ 1:00PM to 5:00PM

In this fun and relaxing half-day retreat, you will learn the folk technique for salve-making using botanicals and herbs. We will get creative, and experience first-hand one of the best all-natural soothing moisturizers mother nature offers with no harsh chemicals or preservatives. Using Calendula as our base herb your jar of goodness will hydrate and replenish your skin.

Community Meditation with Mayur Patel

Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm –7:30PM

LAST CLASS NOVEMBER 23rd, 2022

Mayur Patel has generously offered his services to provide our community with guided meditation and Karma meditation classes.

Registration is preferred, but drop-ins are welcome!

Community Meditation with Mayur Patel

Join us Wednesdays at 6:30 PM!

Mayur Patel has generously offered his services to provide our community with guided meditation and Karma meditation classes.

Registration is preferred, but drop-ins are welcome!

Rest & Restore with Restorative Yoga

Every Friday from September 23rd – October 21st (Fall 6-Week Session)

Every Friday from November 4th – December 9th (Winter 6-Week Session)

This 6-week series uses props such as chairs, bolsters, blankets, straps, and blocks to help the body and mind soften more into relaxation and stillness. With consistent practice, the more the body and mind will slip into the familiarity of ease and relaxation.

Upcoming Workshops

Through the support of our local partners and board members JCHAC offers a variety of workshops and events that will help members explore the opportunities social prescribing and healing through art has to offer.​

Create Your Vision for 2023!

Vision Board Workshop 2023

Tuesday, January 24 @ 9:30AM to 12:30PM

A Vision Board is a collage of pictures, words, and other visual representations of your goals, dreams and aspirations. Creating a Vision Board can help you to clarify your goals, intentions, and what’s most important to you in your life. 

Feel the Flow from the Feminine within - ALLOVEUS Collective Ecstatic Experience

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Monday, December 19th @ 7:00PM to11:00PM

This eventful experience is full of magic, with an open art show for participants to showcase their own unique creations, as well as an open mic night for those who wish to perform or present their gifts.

Kintsugi Bowl: The Art of Precious Scars

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Saturday, November 26th @ 9:00AM to 1:00PM

Through the art of kintsugi, this experiential workshop utilizes a self-reflective process through a tangible medium to help develop resiliency and healing in the face of grief, trauma and change. Through a facilitated expression of our own suffering, healing can transpire while honouring that which has caused our ‘breaks’ in the ever evolving journey of life.

One-Day Heart Healing Retreat

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Friday, October 21st @ 9:30AM - 5:00PM

Reconnect to your heart and feel whole again. You will experience accelerated quantum tools and rituals that have been proven to bring you peace, love, empowerment and happiness. You will look at the world with fresh eyes as you shed old limitations, fears and misconceptions.

Cacao Ceremony: Plant Journey into The Heart

Sunday, October 16th @ 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Cacao is a potent plant medicine that helps us to move into our heart, self-reflect, explore our wishes and dreams, heal what needs to be healed, and move with love. In this plant journey, gathered in circle, we will work with ceremonial grade cacao from Guatemala. A rich, restorative yoga practice will open our hearts while being deeply nurtured.

Creative Resilience

Mondays, September 26th - October 28th @ 6:30PM - 8:30PM

This 4 week Creative Resilience workshop series will help participants discover and explore their internal capacity for resilience, through the power of the arts. This program will be facilitated by Susan Ksiezopolski. Susan is a HeartMathcertified Building Personal Resilience Coach, and believes that “When we become more resilient it enables us to thrive, moving more confidently into dealing with life vs. being overwhelmed and drained by it.

Monthly Dose of Wellness: Susan K

Susan Ksiezopolski, following her retirement from a 32-year career in the public sector, reignited her life-long passion for poetry. In 2016, she graduated from the Humber School for Writers. In 2018, she founded WriteWell to support organizations and individuals in creating a path to success and wellness by unleashing the power of expressive creative writing.

She has developed and delivered a wide range of sought-after writing workshops including; Free the Writer Within, Write on the Spot, Write to Heal, Creative Resilience, Write Your Story – Memoir Writing, How to Build Your Writing Habits. Since 2016, Susan has delivered over 300 workshops.

Susan will be sharing some of her thoughts and experiences in the form of blog posts that can expand your knowledge in the Art of Wellness.

Blog Posts
Matthew Lawson

The Heart of Art

February is a special month, not only is it heart month and Valentines day sits halfway through the month, bringing out all the love, but

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Blog Posts
Matthew Lawson

Beginning of Endings

The beginning of endings, sounds like a song or even a great title for a poem.  It seems like an ominous stage full of drama,

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