SATURDAY MORNING MAY 12, 2017

You've woken up energized and inspired. Take a risk, challenge yourself, but most importantly, have fun! {subject to change}

SATURDAY | 8 AM

Relax, breathe and be guided into meditation chanting using the wonderful forgiving healing energy of Mother Mary. We will allow time for healing and natural restoration with a focus of letting go, forgiveness and healing relationships and all issues pertaining to love. You'll leave with a small gift.

BRING: Yoga mat, water bottle

Author and Clinical Hypnotherapist, Rosa Livingstone, enlightens you about what self-sabotage is based on. She helps you understand how we do it to ourselves, where it appears in our lives, when we do it and most importantly, why we do it in the first place.

Using examples from her personal journey and from stories of her hypnotherapy clients, she offers simple tools and ideas on how to shift from being self-critical to self-accepting. Rosa shows you how to face your self-defeating thoughts and habits, take responsibility for them and stop the cycle of self-abuse and sabotage.

Should I rest? Mobilize? Stretch? Doing the wrong thing at the wrong time can set you back from healing and optimizing your performance, whether you're working out for the first time or a seasoned athlete. This is a common sense approach to body mechanics. Learn when and how to incorporate these strategies to maximize your performance.

Bring an open mind and a full heart to this yoga experience. Through movement and meditation we will go on a journey to experience the joy and beauty of being alive.

BRING: Yoga mat, water bottle

Come and master the safe approach to CORE TRAINING! What can this little green ball do for you? Do you have lower back problems? Wanting to strengthen your core? Connecting with and strengthening your deep stabilizing muscles is critical for spinal health and core strength.

The unique combination of pilates-based exercises and functional movement patterns using the Bender Ball will teach you how to strengthen your body from the inside out. This awesome core workout will not only stimulate and strengthen your core, but will strengthen the back, pelvic and shoulder girdle to obtain maximum core stability while improving your posture for a healthier lifestyle. By learning simple exercises, you will become more aware of your body and will have the ability to release it of any tension.

BRING: Yoga mat, water bottle, something for the back of your head if needed for support

Learn tips and tricks to maximize the time you take to put one foot in front of the other. Longer is not necessarily better, harder does not always make the difference. The fact that you make the time to build your cardio is the first step, now you'll be able to make the most if it!

BRING: Sturdy runners, outerwear for rain or shine

SATURDAY | 9 AM

There's an epidemic of people with overwhelmed nerves and if it's not affecting you, it is affecting someone you know. What does it look like when someone's nervous system is frazzled? Anxiety, irritability, a defeatist attitude, obsessive, compulsive behaviours, distorted thinking, difficulty resting or sleeping, hypersensitivity to touch, light, sounds, clumsiness, frequent or prolonged illness, allergies and food sensitivities, body aches, auto-immune issues, difficulty concentrating? Learn what can be done to restore normal nervous system health for overall health and well-being!

Hypnotherapy is a wonderful way to start creating positive changes in your life. The root of ALL of our negative thinking patterns and behaviors are subconscious. And hypnotherapy is the quickest way to access the subconscious mind in order to shift outdated belief systems and create the ones you want. Learn about how and why your subconscious mind is the power behind what you seek and what holds you back.

Crunches have been around for over a decade now and the promises of flatter abs and no more back pain have never been met. It's time to move on to modern core movement that WILL ease back pain, that WILL flatten your abs and that WILL strengthen your core for good.

BRING: Yoga mat, water bottle

Kayak across Alta Lake to Rainbow Park and visit Whistler’s original homestead. Then paddle to the flower filled mouth of the River of Golden Dreams. Lily pads for everyone. Enjoy the breath taking views that accompany you all the way on this scenic lake. All levels welcome, no experience necessary, instruction will be available for beginners. All equipment provided including dry bags for belongings. Round-trip transportation from the Fairmont Chateau Whistler provided.

LEVEL: All
COST: $42
BRING: Dress comfortably and in items that can get wet, water bottle, camera necessary!

A Latin inspired dance fitness class that is great for everybody. It is the perfect combination of fun and fitness. Zumba takes the "work" out of workout by mixing low and high intensity moves for an interval style, calorie burning dance fitness party.

Once the Latin and world rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise. Super effective and fun! Zumba is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility. Boosted energy and a serious dose of awesome every time you leave a class. 

Laughter Yoga is a unique exercise routine that combines unconditional laughter with yogic breathing (pranayama). Laughter is initially simulated as a physical exercise while maintaining eye contact with others in the group and promoting childlike playfulness. Science had proved that the body cannot differentiate between simulated and real laughter.

Laughter Yoga sessions start with gentle warm-up techniques which include stretching, chanting, clapping and body movement. These help break down inhibitions and develop feelings of playfulness. Breathing exercises are used to prepare the lungs for laughter followed by a series of "laughter exercises". Laughter exercises are interspersed with breathing exercises. Then there is a wind down with mat exercises.

The main benefits include:

  • Elevated Mood: Laughter Yoga releases endorphins from your brain cells. It makes you cheerful throughout the day.
  • Stress Reduction: It strengthens the immune system.
  • Business Benefit: 25% more oxygen to the brain improves efficiency and performance.
  • Social Connection: Laughter is a great connector of people in a caring and sharing environment.
  • Laughing Through Challenges: Laughter Yoga teaches people to love unconditionally so they can laugh even when times are hard.
  • Strength in adversity.

BRING: Yoga mat, water bottle

Cultivate more peace and presence through simple breath and mindfulness techniques. We will draw inspiration from the natural environment around us and enjoy both seated and walking meditation. No experience necessary! Dress in layers to ensure you’re comfortable.

BRING: Yoga mat, water bottle, outerwear for rain or shine

This is one of the fasted growing forms of fitness. Learn to use urban poles for an incredible core and cardio workout burning up to 46% more calories. Enjoy a low impact walk exploring the Upper Village with Sharon. Poles will be provided.

LEVEL: All

BRING: Sturdy shoes, outerwear for rain or shine

SATURDAY | 10 AM

This is a dynamic lecture on how hormones work in the female body and how profoundly they impact your mental wellbeing, physical health and even your GUT. Dr. Pawa will address different phases in a woman’s life from puberty, PMS, perimenopause and menopause. She will also talk about the role of stress hormones and how they affect your female hormones and the aging process.

Many women complain of fatigue, insomnia, mood swings and weight gain, by optimizing your hormone health you will experience much better health outcomes. Creating vibrant health and vitality is the goal. Dr. Pawa will provide take home messages and a tool kit to better look after your hormones so you can experience optimal health and wellness.

Join Roxanne, who with 30+ years experience in palmistry, healing and psychic awareness, as she guides you in various methods to enhance your already gifted souls. You'll learn about these ancient teachings and have exercises to take home with you. A grounding meditation will be covered in this powerful workshop.

Come and discover your artist within. In this class I will guide you through a series of shapes and lines that will work their way into patterns. The art of tangling is a zen and mindful approach to drawing and design. Everyone leaves with a Micron pen and a drawing that will inspire.

COST: $5

This class will combine the structure of yoga postures with the freedom of dance! We will flow, dance and play! No yoga or dance experience necessary.

LEVEL: All

BRING: Yoga mat, water bottle

Are you looking for a way to strengthen your yoga practice? Core connection is usually the missing link in mastering many poses. Neutral spine will be taught helping you build core stability.

Connecting to your core will help you become more in tuned with the body. When you also connect the breath, bandhas and drishti together, your practice will flourish! You will become stronger and taller, connecting body and mind so much easier while building strength from within and learning to connect breath with movement. Learning the art of lateral breathing will increase your lung capacity which, in turn, will help you hold poses longer and breathe easier! No longer will your vrksasana (tree pose) be a bendy willow...but a strong and mighty oak!

LEVEL: All

BRING: Yoga mat, water bottle

There is a key to success that you have been carrying around with you all along. Wish you could know what is was and access it easily? If you do, then you'll be able to get more time, energy and balance! Being overworked, overwhelmed and pulled in a million directions is not the desire of professionals. Instead most women would prefer success and financial and time freedom. While these are often the initial or the underlying reason for why we do what we do, they can feel very elusive. IT IS possible to have a quick shift and have more happiness now without it taking long years of hard work.

We're taking it to the benchlands. This power walk will get you into the poling groove. Your cardio and core will burn 46% more caleries now that you have poles in hand. Poles will be provided.

LEVEL: Intermediate

BRING: Sturdy shoes, outerwear for rain or shine

The pool is calling. Work it out in the lap pool or meditate in the hot pools.

SATURDAY | 11 AM

This session will educate attendees on different types of debt (good and bad). Women who attend will learn the debts that they should consider eliminating and in what order those shoudl be paid off. Strategies to pay bills off will be explored and everyone will leave with tools to attack and eliminate the bad debt in their lives.

The workshop will provide all the tools and ideas for moving forward. Attendees will leave with a 12 - 36 month plan and will be invited to participate in group coaching after the event in order to stay on track.

Prevention and protection of your health through chakra balancing. Deepen your awareness to energetic self-care. Open your chakras for increased energy flow. Plus, balance your chakras to protect ourselves from toxic energies.

Sarah Shular, founder of Energy Living Network™, will guide you through the chakra energy system. Discover effective ways to boost your chakras with various modalities such as aromatherapy, crystals, yoga poses, music and more. Actively restore your energy levels to a natural healthy balance leaving you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. You will walk away with three amazing benefits:

  • You will have the ability to assess where your energy levels are at and how to create balance.
  • Determine how best to activate your chakras.
  • You will be provided with a chakra map to heal the most common problems.

BONUS: Attend this workshop and receive a gift of a 30-day membership to Energy Living Network™ where you’ll discover many amazing secrets to live life to the fullest.

Learn about the smudge ceremony to clear and cleanse yourself and space with plant medicine: sage, sweetgrass, cedar, lavender and juniper. You will make your own smudge stick to burn at home. These are medicine tools to protect you and clear your energy of any negative things that are around you or your space.

COST: $10

No matter what you may hear, leaking urine during exercise is not a badge of honour or a sign that you are really working hard. It is a signal that your core is not working as it should. Find out how to re-train your core and pelvic floor so you can lift, laugh, run or jump without leaking.

LEVEL: All

BRING: Yoga mat, water bottle

The newest way to get in shape using a good old-fashioned hula hoop! Improve balance, agility, grace and hand/eye coordination in this alternative exercise class. Learn various hoop tricks and how to combine them together into creative routines while burning calories and increasing flexibility. Explore core, arm, knee and chest hooping, vortex variations, tosses, rolls, isolation's and transitions. No experience necessary. Hoops provided or bring your own. 

LEVEL: All

Done to diverse and inspiring music, Nia is a transformational practice that teaches you to be more JOYFUL, EXPRESSIVE, and ALIVE in your body, both inside and outside the studio. It will elevate your movement skill by increasing flexibility, mobility, agility, stability and strength. Nia’s unique movement style is founded in 35 years of program development, focusing on aspects of martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts. Nia truly delivers a holistic experience that touches you - body, mind and spirit. And IT'S SO MUCH FUN!

LEVEL: All

Trek training is an outdoor adventure fitness program designed to get women walking in nature. Take your hiking to the next level and discover what trek training is all about! This provides women of various fitness levels an opportunity to engage and trek train in nature. This program will invigorate mind and body. Women of all fitness abilities are welcome - it is suggested that you should be able to complete a 45 minute walk.

You'll be lead by Claire Madin, Certified Personal Trainer, who is passionate about women's fitness and seeing women achieve their personal fitness goals. This workshop will comprise of endurance walking, interval training, core strength training and stretching. By the end of this trek you will walk away with:

  • Three training tips to assist you in achieving your personal adventure and fitness goals.
  • The golden rules of West Women Trekkers Inc.
  • An appreciation for nature and a great feeling of comradary (and maybe you'll make a new friend).

Come and see what all the excitement is about!

LEVEL: All

BRING: Sturdy shoes, outerwear for rain or shine

Legs Diamond is one of Whistler's boutique supper clubs and best kept secrets. Owner and Chef Greg Pettit will include you in this interactive class on how to make duck confit and mastering the artistry of making spring and veggie rolls, then you'll enjoy them for lunch!

COST: $25

Hit the gym. Sweat it out.  Pedal, lift, elliptical, or steam. This is fitness for every BODY.