Lifestyle Wellness

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Lifestyle programs encompass:

  • all of our exercise classes
  • our upcoming nutrition program and cooking classes
  • programs dedicated to the arts, such as:
    • music therapy
    • drumming
    • art therapy

Fun and Games

Set aside your worries and join us for an hour of fun and laughter! Bingo, memory games, broken telephone, card games and more.  Who knows what sort of shenanigans we may get up to?!  It is the perfect antidote to gloomy days.

To register, please call Stephanie at 905-579-4833 or email stephanie@hearthplace.org.

Facilitators: Barb Franks-McNaughton, Sonja Shepherd and Stephanie Hamilton

Aquatic Lymphatic Therapy Program

Description: The Aquatic Lymphatic Therapy Program is designed to teach participants to use the properties of water to assist in the movement of lymphatic fluid in the body. Dorit Tidhar developed a series of movements and exercises proven to soften and mobilize fluid. It is a powerful tool for the patient who wants to become more active and independent. This program will be offered once a week for a 6 week cycle in the pool.

Please note that this program is suspended due to COVID-19.

A doctor’s note is required to participate. 

Facilitator: Jason Mandalentsis

Bouncing Back

A guide to beginning your NEW relationship with work and the workplace after a cancer diagnosis. This program is for anyone who has recently returned to work, or is planning to return to work in the next year. This is a 9 week program facilitated by a Life Coach. Some topics that will be covered include exploring and redefining yourself and your role in the workplace, setting boundaries and ensuring time for self-care, exploring the rewards and challenges of returning to work, finding purpose and meaning in work and following your heart’s calling.

To register, please call Stephanie at 905-579-4833 or email stephanie@hearthplace.org.

Facilitator: Paige Stirling Fox

Brain Fog Workshop

In this 8 session workshop you will improve the way you think by enhancing your memory, planning, organizing, and word finding abilities.  Participants will be asked to make a commitment to attend all of the sessions.

Additional Links : http://www.maximumcapacity.org

To register, please call Stephanie at 905-579-4833 or email stephanie@hearthplace.org.

Facilitator: Andrea Shaw

Breathing Spaces

Breathing Spaces are an ongoing gathering of women dedicated to enriching their own lives and the lives of others by regularly nurturing themselves, mind, body and spirit. Participants are invited to step into a space that is welcoming, warm and nurturing, to experience the peace that lives in the still place within.

To register, please call Stephanie at 905-579-4833 or email stephanie@hearthplace.org.

Facilitator: Paige Stirling Fox

Do It With Ease

An exercise program designed to help regain and maintain range of motion, build core strength and maintain physical fitness. All routines taught in Do It With Ease are designed for those who have had cancer surgery, node dissection, radiation, chemotherapy, or who suffer from chronic fatigue. Designed and led by a physiotherapist.

Please note that this program is suspended due to COVID-19.

To register, please call Stephanie at 905-579-4833 or email stephanie@hearthplace.org.

A doctor’s note is required to participate. 

Facilitator : Treena Terry

Gentle Chair Yoga

This is a gentle exercise program for people living with cancer. Experience all the benefits of gentle yoga in a program designed for bodies under stress.  The meeting begins with a warm welcome and deep breathing, followed by various stretches and movements, and ends with a short meditation

To register, please call Stephanie at 905-579-4833 or email stephanie@hearthplace.org.

A doctor’s note is required to participate. 

Facilitator: Trudie Zavadovics

Look Good Feel Better

The Look Good Feel Better program assists women in learning how to manage appearance-related side effects of cancer and its treatments. Workshops provide a safe and supportive environment where women benefit from the support and shared experiences of other women living with cancer, and also have the opportunity to learn makeup tips, hair alternatives, nail and skin care practices and cosmetic hygiene. Look Good Feel Better workshops are delivered by certified cosmetic industry volunteers, together with host site facilities and caring community partners. A program of the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrances Association Foundation.

Currently there are two online workshops being offered: Skin Care & Cosmetics, and Head Coverings and Wigs.  Both are free!

Register: http://www.lgfb.ca   or call 1-800-914-5665 to register directly.

Please call Stephanie at 905-579-4833 for assistance in registering, or for more information.

Lymphedema Education and Assessment Program LEAP

This is a lymphedema clinic for members who have developed lymphedema as a result of cancer treatments.  Our goal is to provide accessible early assessment, education, and support for people at risk of, or living with lymphedema related to a cancer diagnosis.

Please contact Stephanie at  stephanie@hearthplace.org to schedule an appointment for this program or call 905-579-4833.

Please note that this program is currently suspended due to COVID-19.

Facilitator: Jason Mandalentsis RMT MLD/CDT ALT RYT

Massage Therapy by appointment

Massage therapy is a hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and improves health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved, and physical dysfunction and pain can be relieved or prevented through the use of massage therapy.

Massage Therapy is offered by appointment only. Please call 905-579-4833 or email stephanie@hearthplace.org to make an appointment.

Please note that this program is currently suspended due to COVID-19.

Reflexology by appointment

Foot and hand reflexology is based on the premise that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all body parts. The physical act of applying specific pressures using thumb, finger and hand techniques, results in stress reduction causing a physiological change in the body.

Reflexology is offered by appointment only.  Please call 905-579-4833 or email stephanie@hearthplace.org to make an appointment.

Please note that this program is currently suspended due to COVID-19.

Reiki by appointment

Reiki is a gentle, vibrational/spiritual, hands-on healing practice. It involves a light non-invasive touch on your fully clothed body. It is administered in a sitting or lying down position.

Reiki can help:

  • Aid in healing illness, injury or trauma – decrease levels of stress hormones
  • Energize your body for days -give you a sense of harmony and balance
  • Improve immune response -promote overall health and well-being
  • Regulate blood pressure / heart rate -relax you significantly
  • Relieve stress, depression and fatigue
  • Subjectively improve acute or chronic pain, anxiety, and insomnia
  • Promote a sense of wellness and relaxation by working with the body’s flow of energy.

Reiki is offered by appointment only.  Please call 905-579-4833 or email stephanie@hearthplace.org to make an appointment.

Please note that this program is currently suspended due to COVID-19.

Sharing Circle for Health and Wellness

The Sharing Circle is an Indigenous approach to holistic health and wellness. It is an opportunity for anyone who wants to share their life experiences and learn from others about holistic health approaches. It is interactive and provides an opportunity to connect with others.

Spiritual in nature, the program addresses the emotional needs of all who participate. If you just want to come and listen that is okay too!

To register, please call Stephanie at 905-579-4833 or email stephanie@hearthplace.org.

Facilitator: Kathy MacLeod-Beaver

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a gentle moving meditation of body and spirit.  It is a low impact movement class and suitable for all fitness levels.

Please note that this program is suspended due to COVID-19.

To register, please call Stephanie at 905-579-4833 or email stephanie@hearthplace.org.

A doctor’s note is required to participate. 

Facilitator: Rick Kent

The Flowering House

This program is based on Life Coach Paige Stirling Fox’s book  The Flowering House.  Through a series of exercises including journaling, mindfulness activities, group discussion and more, Paige will help participants increase self-awareness, self-nurturance and inner peace.  The program is intended to assist you to breathe, be present and awaken more fully to your authentic truth.  It provides guidance for those who long to more fully express their purpose.

To register, please call Stephanie at 905-579-4833 or email stephanie@hearthplace.org.

Facilitator: Paige Stirling Fox

Therapuetic Touch for Self-Care Series

Therapeutic Touch® for Self-care – Therapeutic Touch (TT) is a gentle, healing therapy that affects the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Almost 50 years of clinical practice and research support its use in daily life and to complement medical care.

During this 6 week series you will learn several TT techniques that will help you to relax, manage pain, reduce stress, feel calm, sleep better and heal more quickly.

To register, please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.

Therapeutic Touch by appointment

Therapeutic Touch® is a consciously-directed process during which the practitioner uses the hands as a focus to facilitate the healing process. It is administered with the intent to enable people to re-pattern their energy field toward wholeness and health, thereby enhancing the client’s own ability to heal. Therapeutic Touch® can be used as a complement to other interventions. Therapeutic Touch® can be done with no physical touching, or with light touch on the shoulders, arms and legs. Therapeutic Touch® is effective in eliciting a relaxation response, reducing anxiety, changing the perception of pain, facilitating the body’s natural restorative process, bringing about an improved sense of well-being, and providing comfort during distressing circumstances.

Register: Therapeutic Touch® is offered by appointment only. Please call 905-579-4833 or email stephanie@hearthplace.org to make an appointment.

Please note that this program is currently suspended due to COVID-19.

Walk Club

Enjoy the benefits of walking with the companionship of other members of Hearth Place.

To register please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.

Please note that this program is currently suspended due to COVID-19.

A doctor’s note is required to participate. 

Facilitator: Carole Keys

Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a short series of soft movements, followed by a meditation.  The practice focuses on deep relaxation to help promote sleep, and relieve general levels of anxiety by calming the mind.

To register please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.

Facilitator: Amanda Baric

Zumba Gold

Zumba is a dance based fitness class suitable for any fitness level.  Our classes are designed specifically for those in treatment or who have recently completed treatment.  It is intended to be a fun and gentle hour during which we can dance and laugh together.  No experience or dance skills are required.

Please note that this program is suspended due to COVID-19.

To register please contact Stephanie at stephanie@hearthplace.org or call 905-579-4833.

A doctor’s note is required to participate. 

Facilitator: Katie Bonikowsky