Past Events

poster #22016 NWT Wellness Events

The Art of Delicious Change: A heart-centred approach to change from the inside out Friday, April 1: 7:00-9:30pm, $10

Facilitated by Certified Life Coach Simone Goudreau

This interactive workshop is best suited for participants who are struggling to make ongoing, sustainable changes in their lives: they are struggling to either stop self-sabotaging habits or to start supportive habits – or both!

During this workshop, participants will discover the mindset mistakes that are keeping them stuck in the struggle to change, and they will learn the key mindset shifts that will support them to finally make delicious change!

You can learn more about Simone and the services she provides at

Mindful Mama Wellness Retreat
Saturday, May 28: 1:30-4:00pm, $10

Facilitated by Gaia Integrative Clinic practitioners: Dr. Wright, ND, Dr. Redvers, ND, Dr. Lehman, DC, Kaeleigh Brown, MScPT, Michelle Rees, MSc, CD(DONA)

This workshop is facilitated by Gaia Integrative Clinic practitioners: Dr. Wright, ND, Dr. Redvers, ND, Dr. Lehman, DC, Kaeleigh Brown, MScPT, Michelle Rees, MSc, CD(DONA).

As motherhood involves a lot of giving, in this retreat you can recharge your mind, body and spirit. You will be nurtured and supported, and come away experiencing new knowledge and energy in conscious parenting, a booklet full of mama wellness tips and information, and experience some treatments from licenced healthcare providers in a powerful group setting.

The day will involve things such as a sharing circle, moving and stretching for stress relief, healthy eating habits and how to take care of yourself, community acupuncture and guided imagery. The workshop includes healthy snacks and a booklet of recipes for the snacks so you can make them at home too! Participants will also learn how to make their own teas to help nurish their bodies.

This workshop is geared toward mothers with children who are currently under the age of 18 years. Talks will centre around having children of this age. If you need childcare in order to attend, talk to us and we can help.

Naturally DenePlant Medicine Workshops
Saturday, June 4 and Saturday, July 9, 10:00am – 3:00pm both days, $20

Guided by Lila Erasmus

This two-part workshop is an opportunity to learn and harvest the plants that grow naturally within Denendeh.

In the first part of this workshop, Lila will take participants out on the Ingraham Trail to learn about and collect native species plants that can be used to make teas, salves and even medicines. As a group, you will learn how to infuse plants into oils to extract the medicine properties.

Six-weeks later, participants will return for part two of the workshop and learn how to process the infused oil into a cream, producing naturally derived products that can be used at home.

Growing Healthy Food in the North: A Garden Tour
July 197:00-9:30pm, FREE

The food security garden tour is meant to be an experiential voyage around Yellowknife. Where possible, garden facilitators will be at different places to demonstrate the opportunities to grow healthy food right here in the North. Container food gardens, plots at the community garden, hydroponics, this tour will show a variety of ways to grow healthy food for your family, right here at home.

Health and Wellness Resource Fair
August 2, 9 and 16, at the Yellowknife Farmers Market, Somba K’e Park

The Health and Wellness Resource Fair will be held in conjunction with the Yellowknife Farmers Market. Come visit a selection of local health and wellness practitioners and businesses and learn about the services, programs and products they provide, including:

  • Collective Soul Space
  • Young Living Essential Oils
  • Ayni Conceptions
  • Gaia Integrative Clinic and The Confident Birth
  • Taiga Yoga and Therapy Centre
  • Amber Henry, Postpartum Doula
  • Sara Aloimonos, Holistic Nutritionist
  • Reseau TNO Sante

If you are interested in participating, please email

Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners
Saturday, October 22: 9:00 – 12:00 OR 1:00 – 4:00 (same sessions offered twice), $10

Facilitated by Shawna Martel of Rising Lotus Meditation, Certified Meditation Instructor

Meditation is the practice of focusing on your breath to increase calmness. Through meditation, one is able to find awareness about their inner true self while observing emotions, sensations, and thoughts. Meditation has been used for thousands of years throughout the world by people of every race and culture. While sitting in quiet meditation, one may experience calmness, peace, joy, elation, creativity, forgiveness, love, compassion, and kindness. Meditation has been proven to reduce anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, pain, insomnia, emotional issues, low, self-esteem, and addiction.

During the beginner meditation workshop, attendees will be taught what meditation is, a brief history of how meditation began, the many uses and benefits of meditation and mindfulness, and how to utilize the techniques in our modern day-to-day life. During the workshop, attendees will also learn the basic breathing technique that is the foundation of all meditation practices. Attendees will be able to practice the technique with guidance. A guided meditation on Loving-Kindness will also be taught. Time will be allotted for questions and feedback throughout the workshop. Stand and stretch breaks will be as needed.

During the workshop essential oils may be used to increase calmness and relaxation. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing, bring drinking water, and will need a cushion or pillow to sit on. Chairs will be provided for those that need them.

Basics of Reflexology: Exploring Connections
Saturday, October 22: 9:00 – 12:00 OR 1:00 – 4:00 (same sessions offered twice), $10

Facilitated by Carey Fowler of Solstice Healing Therapies, Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist

Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the hands and feet, which correspond to every part gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology relieves tension improve circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.

The purpose of this session is to increase your knowledge and awareness of the benefits of Reflexology. During this session you will learn the history and purpose of Reflexology. At the end of the session you will be able demonstrate 2 techniques and know how to apply them. Participants must feel comfortable with giving consent to someone touch their feet. Please wear shorts or pants that can be pulled up to your knee. Each participant should bring 2 hand towels each and a bottle of water.

2015 NWT Wellness Conference Panels and Workshops

  • Maternal and Infant Health: The First Two Years
  • Plant Medicine
  • Community Acupuncture
  • Four Gifts of Health and Wellbeing: Body, Mind, Spirit, Emotion
  • Open Up Your Heart – A Taste of Yoga Teachings
  • Living a Life
  • Yoga 101
  • Growing and Harvesting Healthy Food in the North
  • Cooking with Love
  • The Big C: Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Recovery
  • New Models for Medicine…with Energy Healing
  • Meditation for Beginners

2014 NWT Wellness Conference Panels and Workshops

  • Bridging the Gap: Allopathic and Naturopathic Medicine
  • A Taste of Grand Tea Mastery
  • Finding Your North Star: Re-authoring Your Story
  • Demystifying Energy Healing
  • Body Love Yoga
  • Wellness – Connecting Mind, Body, Soul and Spirit
  • Medication Free approaches to Anxiety and Depression
  • Introduction to Wills and Estate Planning
  • Stress and Mental Health in the Workplace
  • Eat to Beat Stress
  • Musical Collaboration

2013 NWT Wellness Conference Panels and Workshops

  • Food, Eating and Wellness
  • Breast Health with a focus on young women and NWT services
  • Becoming Whole and Healthy
  • Complementary Healing Therapies
  • Traditional Aboriginal Medicine
  • Express it!
  • Aboriginal Wellness
  • Stressed Out to Blissed Out: Yoga for Every Body!
  • Colour Your World Your Way
  • Mental Health: Fundamentals of Seeking Help & NWT Services
  • The Rhythm of Wood: From Anger to Benevolence
  • Move Strong: Functional Fitness For Life