Inspire! Community Expo Sessions

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Our community has come together in an amazing INSPIRED collaboration! We have a fabulous lineup of sessions for Saturday July 22, 2017 at Wonderland Gardens! This is a great opportunity to experience some of the wonderful options that London has to offer, meet new people, have some fun.

Updated Monday, July 17, 2017

Aiki Budo Centre – Martial Arts

Aikido unites the elements of self defence, physical fitness and nonviolent philosophy into modern martial art. It involves mental training as well as physical, emphasizing the ability to relax mind and body even under stress. As skills develop, so will health, confidence and sense of accomplishment. Discipline that comes from within will change how you see yourself in relation to other people.

See a demo and participate in an introduction.

For more information about Aikido visit their website – Aiki Budo Centre – Martial Arts

BeTeas – Michelle Hamilton

In inspirational presentation by London’s own Certified Tea Sommelier.

Michelle Pierce Hamilton is a Nutritionist and a Certified Tea Sommelier. beTeas is Michelle’s dream that began on a personal journey to lasting health and wellness. Tea is literally the healthiest beverage in the world when prepared with good quality water. When you give your body healthful, nutrient and antioxidant rich beverages, it will begin to crave more things that are nutrient and antioxidant rich.

Teas will be available for you to purchase on Saturday!

Visit The Tea Lounge

Conversations Never Had by Breath in Mvmt

We are a group of people who get together because we feel it’s important to tell these stories, and to do so through dance. We are not uniform, we do not blend in. We are imperfect; we are raw, bold, and unapologetic about what we have to say and how we say it. We are here to light fires from the inside of our audiences and make some people feel their own passion for life through our movement.

…For when we lose people and don’t have the chance – for when we are misunderstood or unheard – our words can be so lost on you, so let us express through movement…

For more information about Breath in Mvmt visit their facebook page – Breath in Mvmt facebook

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Info Session: Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex

An information session presented by Michelle Phillips – Mental Health Worker; Community Wellness Programs.

Information will also be available at our table.

For more information visit the website – Canadian Mental Health Association

Yogi Ninjas (all ages- families encouraged!) by Eastabrook Yoga

Elsa Rose Eastabrook has been practicing, learning from and loving yoga since she was 17 years old, although it was not love at first pose. After injury and motherhood took a toll on her body, yoga took front and centre in rehab, strengthening better than before. Elsa naturally approached Power Yoga like it was a sport, training setting goals and passionately pursuing knowledge and understanding of the functionality of the practice.

Join Elsa in a fun, all ages yoga session.

For more information about Eastabrook Yoga – Eastabrook Yoga – Elsa Eastabrook

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Goodlife Fitness – Bootcamp session

A healthier, happier life is one step away

With 350+ locations, working out at GoodLife Fitness gives you access to everything you need to reach your fitness goals, from free Fitness Classes to certified Personal Trainers. Workout at Canada’s leading gym — you’ll wonder why you didn’t start sooner.

For more information about Goodlife Fitness – Goodlife Fitness 

Ill at Will Crew – Street Dancing

London’s finest street dance crew

Ill at Will Crew – Breakdance Crew

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Inner Insights

Rejuvenate your skin, Ease your mind and Indulge your soul, naturally!

Stephie is a firm believer in a holistic approach to health and wellness and is passionate about empowering individuals to develop to their fullest potential and to live happy, healthy lives.

For information on the range of spa services, workshops, and certification courses offered, visit the website – Inner Insights – Stephie Cyr

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Janie Grand

Janie Grand is a Canadian singer/songwriter. She has written music for local and national radio/TV. A self-taught piano player, well-versed in a variety of musical genres; her own material is an introspective mix of folk and melancholy pop.

Janie Grand – singer/songwriter 

Julia Haggarty

Julia loves putting stories to music. Her fascination with the human condition makes for an array of diverse, thoughtful lyrics. Coupled with her vocal prowess, Julia is pushing the boundaries of contemporary country/folk music.

Learn more about Julia and her amazing career – Julia Haggarty – Singer/Songwriter

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London Salsa Dance Company

London’s first official Salsa Studio. We offer 5 different level Salsa classes; Workshops, Socials and much more. Come and Join our Salsa Family.

See demos and learn some salsa steps!

Learn more about this fun group – London Salsa Dance Company

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Pam Genge – Yoga

This yoga session is special to us as Pam worked with Nathan as a yoga instructor.

The class will be a journey inspired by the beautiful souls that show up on their mat. Through this journey we will explore the earth elements of grounding and strength. The asanas will focus on stability and strength, both physical and emotional. The foundation and rootedness that will develop through the practice will serve not only on the mat but will be translated into grounding and strength off the mat.

Read Pam’s blog post

Yang/Yin yoga by Sarah Jamieson

The first half of the class will warm the body and get us moving, the second half will incorporate deeper stretches.

Shenanigans – play area

Hang out in our fun play area! This is a drop-in free flowing space for shenanigans of all sorts – hoola hoops, bubbles, mega blocks, juggling, etc.

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Spirit Sisters – Amanda Doxtator

A special presentation of Haudenosaunee Social Songs and Dance, Ojibway Hand drum songs.

Tai Chi – Steve Chau

Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. Though originally conceived as a martial art, it is also typically practiced for a variety of other personal reasons.

Come see a demo and learn some introductory moves.

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The Early Morning Band

The Early Morning sound is indie rock with songs defined by its hooks, harmonies and personal lyrics of love and life. As for influences, the band appreciates any music that rocks and rolls, with a twist of soul and country folk. The Early Morning is enthusiastic on stage and inspire a youthful and fun energy. This is a band to watch.

Enjoy the music of Jim MacDonald, Malcolm Scott, Johanna Kaipainen, Sandy MacDonald, Bronson Metcalfe.

To stay posted about the band – The Early Morning Band Facebook – Alternative/Acoustic/Pop Rock

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Breathe Through Grief: Yoga & Support

Grief affects the whole self, our mind, body and spirit. The pain of loss becomes stuck in the body. With gentle movements of yoga, mindfulness and a deep connection to breath we become present to our inner-strength, open to releasing emotions held in the body, and learn to breathe through grief.

A special session for those in grief. Chairs will also be available for those who wish to participate without the yoga.

For more information about the full workshop Katie offers, visit her facebook page – Peaceful Pines Wellness – Katie Van Den Berg

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Joey Barker

Joey Barker is proud to teach a restorative yoga class During Inspire! Community Expo.

The class will be a blend of gentle yoga, calming breath and nurturing meditative sounds from his Singing bowls.

Come and chill!

Yoga with Joey Barker

Yoga Shack

We believe that Yoga is all about you and that Yoga is for everyone! Whether you are young or old, healthy or not at your best, male or female, we know that Yoga can change your life for the better.

Each of us has come to Yoga for our own reasons, to reach our own goals, or to help overcome our own challenges. But regardless of which road we took to get here, we are now on this path together.

A session from Yoga Shack where Nathan instructed.

For full class schedules at Yoga Shack visit their website – Yoga Shack – Lisa Shackelton

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Zumba – Michelle Lam