Strength, Vitality and Art @ Misiwe Ni Relations Healing Lodge, Ottawa [from 16 July to 20 August]

Strength, Vitality and Art

- 20
10:00 - 15:30

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Misiwe Ni Relations Healing Lodge
1249 Dozois Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K4M 0E2
Warriors of the Light: Strength, Vitality and Art one-day workshop offers a lively introduction to balancing our physical, mental, spiritual and emotional elements.

1. increase physical strength through sword and shield practice
2. increase mental and spiritual vitality by quieting the mind through meditation
3. increase emotional expression through hands on art

The first portion of the workshop starts outdoors amongst the beauty of the Rideau Forest, with a one-hour Sword & Shield Combat class lead by WOTL Founder/Shieldmaiden Beth Sturdevant and WOTL Assistant Director/Kickboxing Instructor Shanna Beauvais Germain, where participants are taught to wield and mobilize Viking-era steel swords & full size shields, interspersed with combat kickboxing exercises and Viking-inspired obstacle course training.

Following the physical component of the workshop, everyone will gather inside the Misiwe Ni Relations Lodge, where they will be guided through mindfulness activities and grounding meditations with WOTL Founder/Healer Beth Sturdevant, aimed at helping each person enhance their warrior-like mental and spiritual strength and vitality.

The final portion of the day will end with 2 hours of expressive art with Fine Artist Mahshid Farhoudi who will help each person channel their emotions through art by creating a visual representation of their energies and natures as warrior. Using colour theory, drawing techniques, or automatic drawing (a process for allowing free movement of the artists medium, while in a meditative or altered state of consciousness), participants will be able to manipulate various art mediums (acrylic paints, pastels, charcoals, ink etc) to create their own piece of take-away art representative of their true warrior spirit and the specific topic of the day.

Open to all Women ages 18+


August 20th: FORGIVENESS; we will examine how forgiveness can free us from our fears and move forward in our lives as warriors.

Investment of $199

$40 A non-refundable deposit must be made to reserve a spot.

Payments can be made by email transfers and PayPal to:
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along with a quick email informing us which workshop you will be attending.

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