Schedule
Saturday March 2, 2019
Schedule updates available January 2020

The Mighty Kettlebell

Victoria Hardstyle Kettle Bell

March 02, 2019

10:25 am – 10:45 am

Topic: The Mighty Kettlebell - The Fitness Tool That Will Make You More Resilient!

Description: Learn how training with the Kettlebell can increase your strength and bone density, relieve stress and burn body fat, as well as improve your posture, greater endurance and create a more resilient you!

Bio: Both Matt and Sylvain are Certified Kettlebell instructors as well as Certified Personal Trainers. Their passion for fitness, health and wellness paired with the important that they place on using correct form and technique allows them to provide an extremely safe and effective environment for you to see the results you’re looking for.

www.victoriahardstylekettlebellclub.com

You CAN Do Yoga

Jill Moran

March 02, 2019

10:55 am – 11:20 am

Topic: You CAN Do Yoga

Description: Jill and a few of her XL-Yoga participants will demonstrate poses that can be done from your chair and you'll take away some moves that you can do at the office or at home. Take a yoga break - touching your toes is not required.

Bio: As a larger bodied woman herself, Jill is an ideal yoga teacher to show students modifications and new ways to make yoga work for them. Yoga is fabulous for achieving better balance, strength and flexibility as well as reducing stress. You can

do yoga.

www.xl-yoga.ca

Online Dating Safety: The Do’s, the Don'ts, and the Never's of Online Dating!

Kristin Greffard - Owner & Lead Instructor of Sheepdog Self-Protection Inc.

March 02, 2019

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Topic: Online Dating Safety: The Do’s, the Don'ts, and the Never's of Online Dating!

Description: The days of “that will never happen to me” are gone! Own your personal safety online and in person. We discuss a wide range of “red flags”. Let us help you become the best filter against creeps, jerks, stalkers, killers, psychopaths, and the guys who are outright weird. Let us help you put your best cyber foot forward while maintaining your personal safety. 

Bio: Kristin is the owner and lead instructor for Sheepdog Self-Protection Inc. She is a full-time law enforcement officer. Kristin is a provincially certified law enforcement control tactics instructor and has been training in the area of self-protection for 13 years. Kris specializes in reality-based training, safety and self-protection training geared toward real-world encounters.

www.sheepdogselfprotection.com

Earth’s Shifting Energy & What it Means to You & Why

Glenda Faye Thornton, PhD

March 02, 2019

12:15 pm – 12:45 pm

Topic: Earth’s Shifting Energy & What it Means to You & Why

Description: The new feminine energy is rising. Why this is so important at this time, how it will affect everything, what to watch for and how to benefit!

Bio: Glenda has a PhD in metaphysical transpersonal psychology. She is an author, spiritual teacher and energy healer.

https://aweinspirednetwork.com/

Female Hormone Balancing 101

Dr. Rachael Lovink, ND

March 02, 2019

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Topic: Female Hormone Balancing 101

Description: In this presentation, Dr. Lovink will explain what hormones are, what they do in your body, what causes them to become imbalanced, and what you can do to correct them. This is for any woman who experiences PMS, mood disorders, fatigue, heavy or irregular bleeding, difficulties with weight, bothersome peri or menopausal symptoms, insomnia, anxiety, depression, hot flashes, night sweats, loss of libido, fibroids/cystic/endometriosis, acne and/or infertility. You will walk away with key insights into your health that will empower you to make necessary changes.

Bio: Dr. Lovink is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with a clinical focus on female hormonal imbalances and gastrointestinal disorders. She focused on finding the root cause of your symptoms and using non-invasive, evidence-informed treatments to guide you back towards your optimal health. She is able to do this through the use of functional laboratory testing (such as hormone testing), individualized supplementation, therapeutic diets, lifestyle counselling, botanical medicine, intravenous injections and bioidentical hormone restoration.

www.drlovink.com

How Instagram Taught Me To Love Myself, & You Can Too!

Michelle Rogers

March 02, 2019

1:40 pm – 2:20 pm

Topic: How Instagram Taught Me To Love Myself, & You Can Too!

Description: Michelle will share her story of coming from a tough childhood full of bullying, to rising up and speaking out about mental health and body positivity on Instagram. She will also share her own personal tips and tricks to starting up a blog, as well as chat about setting goals and affirmations.

Bio: Michelle Rogers is a 21 year old blogger, activist, and plus size model. She was born and raised in beautiful Penticton, British Columbia and started her Instagram/blog “BodyPosiPower” back in 2016. Since then, she's been featured in outlets such as the TODAY show, Yahoo, FabUplus Magazine, and more.

https://www.instagram.com/bodyposipower/

Tired of Feeling Tired? One of the most googled health topics of 2018!

Mireille Lafrance

March 02, 2019

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Topic: Tired of Feeling Tired?  One of the most googled health topics of 2018!

Description: Are you feeling brain-dead, emotionally stressed out, or just plain pooped? Even if you feel like you get enough sleep, you may find yourself yawning in the middle of the day and craving coffee, a nap or a snack. A stress-driven body and mind is the major cause of fatigue, and unfortunately, for many people this is a normal state of living in today’s hectic world.
Learn the causes and what you can do!

Bio: Mireille studied with great teachers such as Deepak Chopra, Dr. Siva Varma, Dr. Varsant Lad and Sadhguru. For the past 20 years, she has embraced an Ayurvedic Lifestyle and has been led upon a path to be of assistance in sharing the amazing science of Ayurveda. She created the Wellbeing Education Centre to promote wellbeing

https://www.wellbeingeducationcentre.com/

The Importance Of Nutrition And Detoxifying Your Home

Carrie Whalley

March 02, 2019

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Topic: The Importance Of Nutrition And Detoxifying Your Home

Description: Carrie is excited to help bring some light to the consumer industry.   Her journey in educating herself and creating a healthy living space has turned into a passion of helping others live safer, healthier lives. She will be giving some holistic approaches on a lot today's major health concerns like allergies, asthma, eczema, diabetes, chrons, ADD, ADHD, Anxiety and Depression. She will also be touching on the importance of detoxifying your home.

Bio: Carrie Whalley is a wife and mother of two young boys.  She is also a makeup artists that loves being able to use safe products on her clients.  Her passion, though, is helping families detoxify their homes, helping individuals look for holistic approaches to a lot of today's health concerns as well as educating others on the consumer industry. She uses an online wellness company as her vessel to do all of this and more.

www.melaleuca.com

Moon Medicine & Why You Want To Know About It

Kali Moon

March 02, 2019

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Topic: Moon Medicine & Why You Want To Know About It

Description: Women and the Moon. Maybe you've heard the hype. Maybe it's new to you. But somewhere, deep inside, there is a resonance. A truth. A knowing. A calling. Join Kali Moon, owner of Medicine Nest, Victoria's home of holistic healing and sacred gathering, for a brief introduction on the reason behind the hype around the lunar cycles and women's gatherings. Kali has created a growing Moon Sister community here in Victoria to help inform, nurture, and support women in becoming the fullest versions of themselves. Based on a unique cultivation of Elemental Astrology, Kali weaves together a collective story between us and the moon with special attention towards the archetypes of the divine feminine, eco-psychology, traditional Chinese Medicine, a Shamanistic relationship with Nature’s 5 elements, and a deep love for ceremony.

Come to learn, ask, share and receive.

You will leave this talk knowing how to be best prepared for the New Moon in Pisces this upcoming Wednesday! 

Bio: Kali Moon is the founder of Medicine Nest, Victoria's home of holistic healing and sacred gathering. What started as a curiosity for the human experience, soon led Kali down a spiritual path of self-discovery and conscious living that captured her mind, body, heart and soul. She began to live a life of ceremony and prayer, allowing herself to become an offering to life and those around her. Her vision at Medicine Nest is to inspire conscious exploration and self-inquiry in a beautiful, safe and intentional space for our community. Her work in this world is to curate nurturing experiences for others to come and authentically feel, heal and transform, allowing all to become the most radiant versions of themselves! 

www.medicinenest.ca

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Sunday March 3, 2019

You CAN Do Yoga

Jill Moran

March 03, 2019

10:20 am – 10:40 am

Topic: You CAN Do Yoga

Description: Jill and a few of her XL-Yoga participants will demonstrate poses that can be done from your chair and you'll take away some moves that you can do at the office or at home. Take a yoga break - touching your toes is not required.

Bio: As a larger bodied woman herself, Jill is an ideal yoga teacher to show students modifications and new ways to make yoga work for them. Yoga is fabulous for achieving better balance, strength and flexibility as well as reducing stress. You can

do yoga.

www.xl-yoga.ca

Compression – Not Just for your Granny

Cary Grant

March 03, 2019

10:50 am – 11:20 am

Topic: Compression – Not Just for your Granny

Description: What are Varicose veins and how do Compression Stockings work to lessen their effects in Daily Life. The Pros of wearing Compression in Active Lifestyles, such as hiking, playing sports, and running… regardless of your age!

Bio: Western Canada Account Manager for Medi Canada. BKin (Ex Phys) from University of Calgary, Associates Degree in Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal College. Former WHL and AJHL Athletic Therapist. Through my time working with Athletic teams and working in Physio Clinics, I have seen the benefits of including compression garments and therapy into the athletic teams and general population that I have worked with. Within the last 7 years, there has been a huge increase in the implementation of Compression throughout many sectors due to the benefits of lower muscle fatigue, quicker recovery from being active, and increased athletic Output.

www.shoppershomehealthcare.ca

Women's Safety: Self Protection

Kristin Greffard - Owner & Lead Instructor of Sheepdog Self-Protection Inc.

March 03, 2019

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Topic: Women's Safety: Self Protection

Description: Learn the tools and techniques to empower you to own your personal safety. Learn the top 3 trends specific to female attacks, how to address those trends to avoid being a target, and how to protect yourself if all else fails. Simple strategies are reality-based, easy to apply, and easy to retain under stress.

Bio: Kristin is the owner and lead instructor for Sheepdog Self-Protection Inc. She is a full-time law enforcement officer. Kristin is a provincially certified law enforcement control tactics instructor and has been training in the area of self-protection for 13 years. Kris specializes in reality-based training, safety and self-protection training geared toward real-world encounters.

www.sheepdogselfprotection.com

Balance for Beauty, Overcoming Beauty Blocks, and The Journey of Beauty & Aging Well

Rachel Varga BScN, RN, Advanced Aesthetic Nurse since 2011

March 03, 2019

12:10 pm – 12:40 pm

Topic: Balance for Beauty, Overcoming Beauty Blocks, and The Journey of Beauty & Aging Well

Description: Learn about lifestyle modifications, modern day skin and laser treatments to bring you the most beautiful and healthy version of yourself for many years to come. When you feel good, you look good & when you look good you feel good!

Bio: With over 10,000+ hours of experience, and 15,000+ procedures performed, Rachel is expertly versed in medical rejuvenation. Rejuvenation treatments include skin care, skin/laser treatments, injectables, body sculpting and managing a thriving oculoplastic surgery clinic with Dr. Stephen Baker M.D., FRCS (c), Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon. Rachel is an expert provider when it comes to aging well, and is passionate about education and helping guide others towards helpful products and procedures.

www.bakerrejuvenation.com

What Every Woman Deserves to Know (but is rarely told) About Her Minerals and How They Impact Her Health

Rick Fischer C.H.H.C., h.T.M.A.P., Nutritional Educator

March 03, 2019

12:50 pm – 1:20 pm

Topic: What Every Woman Deserves to Know (but is rarely told) About Her Minerals and How They Impact Her Health

Description: What do thyroid issues, fatigue, adrenal burnout, depression, hair loss, leaky gut, anxiety, brain fog, mood swings, stiff joints, and osteoporosis all have in common? Hidden mineral imbalances - missed in blood tests and not mentioned by most doctors.

Bio: Rick Fischer is one of today's leading experts in mineral education and addressing health concerns through the rebalancing of the body's mineral system. He is at the global forefront of copper toxicity research and education - a health epidemic that silently affects the vast majority of women - and is founder of the world's leading support website on the topic (coppertoxic.com). His education course Mineral Mastery helps bring vital nutrition education to the public, while also training physicians and nutritionists in this specialized field. He works in clinical health practice out of Vancouver, serving clients locally and worldwide.

www.integrativehealthcoaching.ca

Let's Talk Pelvic Floor: Chronic Pain, Migraines, Digestive Issues and its Relationship to the Pelvic Floor

Ashley Leong-Lewer

March 03, 2019

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Topic: Let's Talk Pelvic Floor: Chronic Pain, Migraines, Digestive Issues and its Relationship to the Pelvic Floor

Description: Find out what painful periods, chronic migraines, PCOS, endometriosis, fertility issues, incontinence, frequent bladder infections, constipation, fibroids, digestive issues, painful intercourse, prolapse, diastasis and chronic pain have in common. The pelvic floor is one of the most neglected parts of the women's body but yet the abdomen and pelvis is one of the most important parts of the body. Join pelvic floor specialist, Ashley Leong-Lewer, and learn how these issues that plague women can easily be improved.

Bio: Ashley Leong-Lewer is a pelvic floor personal trainer who has specialized as an injury therapist for over 15 years. She focuses on healing the body as a whole. She focuses on an integrated system of the whole body (muscular, skeletal, digestive, reproductive, lymphatic, circulatory and nervous systems) play a roll in injury and healing." 

www.bodybydesign.ca

Women's Circle + Ceremony

Kali Moon

March 03, 2019

2:50 pm – 3:30 pm

Topic: Women's Circle + Ceremony

Description: Join Kali Moon, founder of Moongate Gatherings at Medicine NEST, Victoria's home of holistic healing & sacred gathering, for an intimate gathering of intention, connection, and sisterhood. Come to meet new friends and explore together the mystery behind healing through ceremony as we align our hearts and wombs with the stars and moon! With the moon waning in Aquarius, we will call upon our social rebel to be seen and heard in an out-of-the-norm kind of way! We will gather in a fun and quirky circle dance, sharing circle, shamanic drum journey, and rite of passage ritual. You will leave with a new perspective on how to be intuitively guided to making changes for the better in your life. 

Bio: Kali Moon is the founder of Medicine Nest, Victoria's home of holistic healing and sacred gathering. What started as a curiosity for the human experience, soon led Kali down a spiritual path of self-discovery and conscious living that captured her mind, body, heart and soul. She began to live a life of ceremony and prayer, allowing herself to become an offering to life and those around her. Her vision at Medicine Nest is to inspire conscious exploration and self-inquiry in a beautiful, safe and intentional space for our community. Her work in this world is to curate nurturing experiences for others to come and authentically feel, heal and transform, allowing all to become the most radiant versions of themselves! 

www.medicinenest.ca

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- Phylicia Rashad

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