Joshua Tree Workshops

Yoga For All With Janet Valley

8 weeks – Tuesdays beginning September 29

Preschool Yoga – 5:15-5:45 – $160 for 8 classes
Kids Yoga – 6-6:30 – $160 for 8 classes
Family Yoga – 6:45-7:15 – $240 for 8 classes
Teen Yoga – 7:30-8:15 – $200 for 8 classes

Come out and namaste and play! Yoga is great for everyone and ALL ABILITIES are welcome! Enjoy music, movement and mindfulness in fun, relaxing classes for preschoolers, kids, teens and families!

ART THERAPY FOR TEACHERS COPING WITH TRAUMA

Mondays from 6:30-8:00PM, September 21-November 2 | $300.00/person.

The Art therapy group for teachers dealing with trauma will be a safe space for teachers to connect, develop their sense of self, and acquire trauma-informed awareness for their classrooms. As teachers return to school this fall, many will face COVID-19 related trauma as well as previously existing issues with their students. This group will assist teachers so that they may recognize the signs of trauma in their students, and protect themselves from the effects of vicarious trauma, and burnout. The educational and therapeutic aspects of this group will be supported by a heavy emphasis on experiential and creative art-making activities. The participants will be led through a series of themes that relate to trauma as we develop ways of building resilience in others, and equally as important oneself.

SELF-EXPRESSION FOR PARENTS COPING WITH “BACK TO SCHOOL” ANXIETY

Sundays from 1:30-3 pm (September 27, October 4, 18 and 25) | $200/participant

The global pandemic has touched us all in a multitude of ways, and with all of the unknowns, many of us have been struggling with anxiety that goes beyond the typical ‘back to school jitters’. This group is meant to connect parents who are trying to navigate the changes that come with their children returning to school this fall.

Participants will learn to identify the physiological aspects of anxiety, thought patterns, triggers and behaviours that are contributing to their anxiety as well as techniques that may assist with relaxation and a more peaceful frame of mind. This group will have the added bonus of being guided through some creative and expressive exercises that require no artistic skills. Art is often appreciated for its calming effects, and capacity to shift our attention toward more adaptable perspectives and solutions.  The group will be a safe environment for participants to learn some anxiety coping tools surrounding the event of returning to school, and develop the capacity to empower themselves, which will in turn, promote a healthier and better functioning family into the coming school year.

ABCYoga

Was your child late learning to talk? Does your child have difficulty learning the alphabet, numbers or recognizing letters and matching letters to sounds? Speaking precisely or using varied, age-appropriate vocabulary? Could she/he benefit from self-regulation exercises? Then this 8-week program is for your child.

Taught by two certified teachers, the Joshua Team’s ABCYoga incorporates a half-hour of music, movement and mindful, relaxing yoga before a half-hour session of early intervention reading instruction. The goal of this multi-sensory program is to give your child tools for self-regulated learning of phonemic awareness and phonics and help him/her letters of the alphabet and their corresponding sounds. Students will participate in Orton-Gillingham activities that aid him/her learn to read. This is a one-hour program twice-a-week.

Ages: 5 to 6 years old
Class size: 5-6 students
Cost: $250
When: Saturdays – starting Oct. 3rd – from 10-11 AM

It’s Quitting Time, Take the shift into Recovery

September 21 to 26 – 9:00 to 4:00 & Saturday, September 26 9:00 to noon – lunch/snacks will be provided

We are changing the face of Addiction Treatment and Recovery with this program. This program focuses on a holistic approach to the individual. We will focus on helping the individual identify their behaviours which lead them to drinking and/or using drugs.  While giving them new skills to manage their cravings, urges and triggers.

  • Interview – each participant will participate in an interview prior to participating in the treatment program to discuss their use and goals for the program
  • A week-long treatment program, for people wishing to enter Recovery and Quit using
  • There is limited room for participants

What you will learn

  • Education on Addiction, including effects on your body and your family
  • Change the narrative and beliefs you have about yourself and your use
  • Holistic Approach to Recovery
  • The effects of stress and your stress response
  • Identifying feelings/emotions and express yourself
  • Effective Communication
  • Healthy Boundaries and Relationships
  • Create a life where you are able to have healthy sleep hygiene and eating patterns

Connection Through Expression: Art Therapy Group for Adolescents Struggling with Anxiety and/or Depression

This is an eight-week art therapy group for adolescents (15-17) to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. Once a week for 90 minutes adolescents will participate in creating artwork, reflecting/sharing their artwork and a large group discussion. Each week will have a different theme for individuals to explore creatively and verbally. By doing so, this will help individuals to strengthen their own self-awareness, self-esteem, coping strategies, and social skills. Art therapy groups allow adolescents to communicate difficult thoughts and feelings visually in a supportive environment among other struggling adolescents. The overall aim of this group is to decrease the feelings of isolation through group support, communicating through visual expression and introduce new coping strategies.

8 week session beginning July 9

$372 for 8 sessions

Exploring Loss Through Creativity: Art Therapy Group for Adolescents who have Lost a Friend to Suicide

This is an eight-week art therapy group for adolescents (15-17) who have lost a friend to suicide. This is a supportive, grief group to explore loss through creative expression in the presence of peers. Participants of this group will be given the opportunity to explore their experience and feelings through artistic expression through a weekly theme/art project or art medium each week. Art therapy groups allow individuals to communicate difficult thoughts and feelings visually in a supportive environment among other individuals seeking support. The overall aim of this group is to explore personal loss experiences and decrease the feelings of isolation through group support, communicating thoughts and feelings through visual expression and introduce new coping strategies. No artistic experience is needed.

90 mins each, once a week (4:30 – 6:00pm) for a total of 8 weeks. Starting on Wed, Sept. 23 and ending on Wed, November 25. Off on Oct. 28 and Nov. 11.

FREE TO BE ME: Art Therapy Support Group for teens PONDERING their sexuality and gender identity

This is an eight-week art therapy support group for teens to develop a healthy, loving relationship with themselves in feeling comfortable and confident in their bodies. Once a week for 90 minutes participants will engage in creating artwork, reflecting/sharing their artwork and a group discussion. Each week will consist of a theme for the group to explore creatively and verbally within a group format. By doing so, this will help individuals to strengthen their own self-awareness, coping strategies, and find support through connection and similar lived experiences. Art therapy groups allow individuals to communicate difficult thoughts and feelings visually in a supportive environment among other individuals seeking support. The overall aim of this group is to decrease the feelings of isolation through group support, communicating thoughts and feelings through visual expression and introduce new coping strategies. No artistic experience is needed.

Sessions: This will be an 8-week group. Sunday Afternoons from 3:00-4:30pm starting on September 27, one week break on Oct. 11 & on Nov. 1 and ending November 29.

Cost: $400 (Includes 8-90 min group art therapy sessions and all art materials are provided)

Movement Classes for Pain Relief

Do you suffer from anxiety, stress or pain? Our Patrick Hill teaches a life-changing movement technique for people of all abilities that tells your brain to reduce or even eliminate those challenges. Yes, really! Learn more about the Anat Baniel Method and join in on Patrick’s classes from the comfort of home!

Zoom classes Tuesdays 7-8 pm & Saturdays 10-11 am  

$20 a class or pay what you can

Women Who Drink (Too Much)

Let’s explore how you got addicted, why it’s so hard to quit and how you can move to your authentic self.

What you will learn:

  • What is addiction
  • The effects of alcohol and drugs on females
  • Support from other women
  • Creating a life of recovery for yourself
  • Understanding why it is hard to quit

5 – one hour sessions, plus a 30-minute interview for $200.00;

Mondays – Starting September 28, October 5, (no class – October 12 for Thanksgiving), 19 and 26 and November 2

It’s Not Your Fault

Help, hope and understanding for teens/young adults whose parents are addicted. Hosted by Addictions Counsellor Alannah Boyle.

Wednesdays – 5 sessions; starting September 30 (Sept 30, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28)

  1. Age group – 7-11 – 4:00-5:00
  2. Age group – 12-15 – 5:30 – 6:30
  3. Age group – 16-25- 7:00-8:00

COST – which includes materials – $175.00

Caregiver Fatigue: Art Therapy Support Group for Caregivers who have a Child with Autism

Group: Min: 4 Max: 6
Sessions: This will be an 8-week group (Once a week for 90 mins), Thursday nights from 6:30-8:00 pm – COMING WINTER 2021!
Cost: $400 (Includes 8-90 min group art therapy sessions and all art materials are provided)

Description: This is an eight-week art therapy support group for caregivers who are seeking to alleviate the symptoms of caregiver fatigue. Once a week for 90 minutes caregivers will engage in creating artwork, reflecting/sharing their artwork and a group discussion. Each week will consist of a theme for the group to explore creatively and verbally within a group format. By doing so, this will help individuals to strengthen their own self-awareness, coping strategies, and find support through connection and similarly lived experiences. Art therapy groups allow individuals to communicate difficult thoughts and feelings visually in a supportive environment among other individuals seeking support. The overall aim of this group is to decrease the feelings of isolation through group support, communicating thoughts and feelings through visual expression and introduce new coping strategies. No artistic experience is needed.

Mindfulness & Meditation – Zoom Sessions

Join Renee via zoom for weekly meditation and mindfulness to learn skills to destress and relieve anxiety. Mindfulness can be used to regulate.

We can learn to be present with difficult emotions and challenging situations. During challenging and uncertain times the support of community is important as we draw strength from each other.

Sundays from 7-8 beginning on August 30.
Drop-in- $20
5 sessions- $75
 
Renee is a registered social worker, writer and teacher for Insight Timer meditation app.

YOGA WITH NANNETTE

Classes start September 15

  1. Mama Prenatal Yoga for Trimester 2 & 3. (In studio only) Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm
  1. Gentle Yin Yoga (Zoom or in studio) Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm
  1. Calming Breathworks class (Zoom or in studio) Thursdays 8:00-8:45pm
  1. Private Yoga or breathwork classes (Zoom or in studio) offered following consultation with client, 6-8-week sessions. Times and dates flexible. Please email: [email protected] to discuss.
  1. Saturday Yoga sessions may be offered upon request and availability.