September workshops

Updated: Sep 13

Family Mindfulness


Wednesday, Sep 1rd - Wednesday, Sep 8th - Monday, Sep 13th by David Barraza


Description: This workshop will help you acquire knowledge to understand and apply mindfulness in your daily life. Mindfulness help you to take back your life, freeing from anxiety, stress, allow you to live beauties of the present moment and enjoy life with love. Objective: Change the relationship with yourself and others learning tools and techniques like meditations, breathing exercises, to reduce stress, have quality sleep and improve the quality of your daily life.

David Barraza is Health & WellnessCoach certified by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York. Also, he is Reiki Master Usui/Holy Fire III system, Access Bars & Mindfulness Facilitator, and Music passionate. As a Coach, he integrates the holistic healing of Reiki, to guide people on breaking roadblocks in their life. With the objective to help people to live in harmony and happy, accomplishing health, personal career, and professional goals.

Food Preservation workshop (Prickling fruits and veggies)

Tuesday, Sep 14th by Mildred Agsaoay


Harvest and prepare garden to bed

Thursday, Sep 16th by Mildred Agsaoay


Workshops description:

Learn pickling methods from different cultures and the science behind

pickling. We will be pickling a vegetable or fruit in season.


Mildred Agsaoay is an active resident, volunteer, and organizer in the Jane and Finch community for the past 10 years. She is in her fourth year as Coordinator of the Urban Harvest Program and she hopes to inspire more residents to grow their own food, share their surplus and learn preservation methods as a resilient food practice. In 2017, she began a Moms Group at the farm and has engaged over 250 parents and their children from low-income families to participate in gardening and a healthy lifestyle program. She is passionate about gardening, reconnecting people back to nature, growing and eating good food. The UrbanHarvest program at Black Creek Community Farm is a partnership between the City of Toronto Solid Waste Management Services’ Community Reduce Reuse Programs. Mildred and her team work to help reduce food waste and build resilient food practices in the community.


“Family Aromatherapy First Aid essentials”

Monday, Sep 20th and Wednesday, Sep 22th by Ana Chapman


Ana Chapman Wellness Advocate since 2014. Born in Toronto Canada and my parents are from El Salvador. Growing up in a Latino home my mom would always tell me stories about my Abuela and shared beautiful remedies from El Salvador. This has always sparked an interest in learning about natural remedies. I partnered with dōTERRA in 2014 and started learning Aromatherapy. I became an instructor of the AromaTouch Technique and have taught many wellness advocates as well as different health practitioners who are enthusiastic about using aromatherapy. I am furthering my studies in aromatherapy through Aromahead Institute. And continue to educate many people on how to use essential oils in their homes. I personally love making different self-care products to keep toxins away from my home. Especially when it comes to my children licking the floor, I want to make sure all my household cleaners are toxic-free! I love caring for my family using a more natural approach. It is empowering and it has helped me through many nights with sick kiddos too! I am grateful to God that we have these beautiful gifts of the earth! I look forward to meeting many of you!

"Family Yoga"

Monday, Sep 27th - Wednesday, Sep 29th by Laura Murielle


Workshop description: 4 yoga sessions, family-friendly, including movement, games, mindfulness, breathing techniques (according to participants’ ages), meditation

Laura Murielle

Certified Yoga Teacher. Qualifying Yoga Therapist (IAYT 2021)


Laura Murielle is an International Certified Yoga Teacher, currently enrolled in a 1,000+ hours Yoga Therapist training program at Yoga Therapy Toronto (YTT), where she also completed her 300-hr Hatha Yoga Teacher Training under Sri T. Krishnamacharya lineage.

Over the last 5 years, she has been committed to bringing yoga to adults, families, and children aged 2 to 13. She has facilitated yoga programs in different daycares, schools, and non-profit foundations, including CAMH, Fife House, and TRCC/MWAR.

Yoga has played a central role in Laura's life for the last 9 years. It has helped her experience and understands the connection between body-mind-breath, and how by uniting these three components we can feel more empowered and improve our health and general wellbeing.

She teaches her students to move mindfully with their breath and encourages them to listen to their own bodies, bringing them back to the present moment – where healing and transformation can happen.


Originally from Spain and France, Canada has been her home since 2011. She currently resides in beautiful British Columbia. She is trauma-informed and is also a Reiki Practitioner.


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