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

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!

Soul Sound with Margo Free & Luc Dupuis

August 14th, 2022 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A monthly full moon event featuring sound healing facilitators Margo Free and Luc Dupuis where a CHO-WA™tea ceremony, guided meditation, and sound bath experience is created with the intention to allow for healing with vibrational frequencies in a sacred container.

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.​

Transformative Tinctures: Create your own Custom Tincture

Sunday, September 18th @ 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Making tinctures is a wonderful way to extract the medicinal properties of herbs. In this workshop, you will enjoy the creative and health benefits of creating custom tinctures made from handpicked botanicals while immersed in a community circle. You will be able to make and take home your own tincture, and you will learn about other pre-made tinctures of local plants.

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.

A Labyrinth Journey: Through Mindful Practice and Art

Labyrinth-Mandala website

Saturday, October 29th @ 12:30PM to 4:30PM

Come and experience an afternoon of mindful self-reflection and expressive art surrounded by the beauty of autumn at JCHAC. This workshop will provide you time to clear the mind and experience creative flow through mindfulness. Mindfulness is about being in the present moment through life’s experiences, and nurturing the mind-body connection to improve overall well-being.

Soothing the Senses: Create Nourishing Salves

Sunday, November 20th @ 1:00PM to 5:00PM

In this half-day retreat, enjoy the creative and health benefits of creating soothing natural salves from botanicals and herbs while immersed in a community circle. We will also learn about abhyanga massage and make our own massage oil based on our constitution and what we need in our life at this time.

Soothing the Senses: Create Nourishing Salves

In this half-day retreat, enjoy the creative and health benefits of creating soothing natural salves from botanicals and herbs while immersed in a community circle. We will also learn about abhyanga massage and make our own massage oil based on our constitution and what we need in our life at this time.

Community Meditation with Mayur Patel

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

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

Goals that Nurture

Summer is a time for nurturing and tending to the seeds that have been planted. If you set intentions (goals) for yourselves, this is like the gardener, planting seeds, tending to them with just the right amount of water, fertilizing, removing weeds, and pruning as necessary to prepare for the eventual harvest. When we set

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Blog Posts
Matthew Lawson

The Path to Growth

With the full height of summer upon us, July brings to us the summer solstice, a reminder to turn inward and find nourishment needed to grow and evolve. One way to GROW is to set goals for ourselves. Achieving these goals and celebrating the victory is really about challenging the status quo to elevate our

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Blog Posts
Matthew Lawson

Tune Into Your GPS

With the increasing amount of disorders and fast pace of change in today’s world, it is becoming more complex to navigate our way through the uncertainties. Embracing stillness seems like an impossible target to pull off given the speed of life, but without it we are not able to cultivate a deeper level of awareness, an essential component

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