Grief in Common (Open to All Suicide Loss Grievers)

Date: Monday, October 3, 2022
Time:  7:00 - 8:30 pm

YOU ARE NOT ALONE. The grief we feel after the suicide death of someone important to us can be overwhelming and confusing. No matter who in our life we lost, there are commonalities in our grief experiences. We offer a safe place to explore and share your grief. Join us for this Drop-In Support Group open to all suicide loss grievers and find connection, understanding, comfort, and support. Please RSVP to register. You will be emailed the Zoom meeting link a few days before the date.


Qigong with Monica Marquis

Date:  Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Time:  7:00 - 8:00 pm

We are pleased to offer the second Qigong class in the series with Monica Marquis!

Qigong (pronounced chee gung) is an ancient Chinese mind body practice that restores wellness, builds mental and emotional strength, reduces stress and increases vitality through physical movement, mindfulness and focused attention. Qigong is increasingly used to provide stress reduction for post traumatic stress. The gentle, slow, and controlled physical movements of Qigong are helpful in increasing connection between body and mind, encouraging relaxation, and creating calm.


iREST with Cheryl Smith

Date: Monday, October 17, 2022
Time:  7:00 - 8:00 pm

We are pleased to have Cheryl Smith back to lead us in this relaxing meditation!

iRest is a meditation practice based on the ancient tradition of Yoga Nidra. When practiced regularly, iRest enables you to meet each moment of your life with peace and wellbeing, no matter how challenging or difficult your situation. It has been shown to be effective for chronic pain, sleep problems, depression and anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


Music Therapy with Adrienne Pringle Discover your Voice / Chanting Workshop

Date:  Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Time:  7:00 - 8:00 pm

We are pleased to offer the first session of our four-part Music Therapy Series with Adrienne Pringle MMT, RP, MTA.

This workshop will begin with breath work, vocal warmups and learning about breath-body-mind connections. Adrienne will teach us chants and about the benefits of chanting as a mindful practice. Then, together, we will create new chants and develop a small collection that may be helpful for you to use in a daily mindful practice.

*mics will be muted during group chanting due to the sound delay
*this will be a safe space where you can choose to participate as much or as little as feels comfortable

About Adrienne Pringle, BA, BMT, MMT, RP, MTA

Adrienne is the Director of Beyond the Studio and Co-Founder of the Sing it Girls! program. She is a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Music Therapist (MTA) with over 20 years of experience working as a therapist, educator, lecturer, researcher, clinical supervisor, and performer. She is a past President of the Canadian Association of Music Therapists (CAMT), and currently provides services with CHM Therapy, Wilfrid Laurier and Concordia Universities. Adrienne’s passion is using voice, song and music to support emotional and physical health across the life span from childhood to end of life. Adrienne created the Singing Well bereavement program, her research in collaboration with Concordia University was published in Bereavement Care, Summer 2018.


Yoga with Karen

Date:  October 23, 2022
Time:  7:00 - 8:00 pm

We are pleased to have Karen Cater lead us in soothing yoga suitable for beginners and seasoned yogis alike. This month we are offering yoga with Karen on a Sunday evening. 

In these sessions Karen aims to generate a deep healing by connecting the breath, body and mind within the poses. This class will focus strongly on alignment, stability, and smooth transitions, and end with longer-held yin postures, moving deeper into relaxation and inducing a state of surrender and inner peace. 


Sibling Loss

Date:  Monday, October 24, 2022
Time:  7:00 - 8:30 pm

Siblings are the individuals who share our childhood and can remember early years with us. Siblings are sometimes called "forgotten mourners" because their grief is often overshadowed by the grief of other family members, such as the parents, spouse, or children of the person who died.

This special Open Group meeting is reserved for individuals to share the unique experiences of losing a sibling and what helps in coping with this grief. Please RSVP to register.