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Special! The Art of Self Care Weekend in Westport



You are cordially invited to join us in beautiful Westport at the Grist Mill this weekend, July 15-17, for three days of transformation — and fun!

Yoga ~ Meditation ~ Thai Massage ~ Dream Analysis ~Fitness ~ Expressive Arts

Enrol for the entire weekend for only $75 or choose Self Care à la carte and attend any single session for $15.

See the full schedule below and the attached brochure for more information.

To register, respond here or to, or visit us at

We’d love to see you!

The Art of Self Care: a transformational weekend in Westport

Friday July 15
7:00 – 8:00 Welcome social

8:00 – 9:00 Fun with Zumba

Saturday July16
All – 9:30 – 10:30
Cheryl Shurtliffe
Relax and Remember (Body Memory)
We begin the day with this brief workshop to get your energy flowing through gentle movement and complete it with a meditative memory retention exercise.

10:30 – 10:45 – Break

10:45 – 12:30
Cheryl Shurtliffe and Zach Weese
The Courage of Compassion
In this workshop you will learn the correlations between courage and self-compassion. With this key component life flows with passion and excitement. Without out it… anxiety and depression. You will come away with strategies and tips to help renew your hope that change is not only attainable but occurs in ways you least expect.
Some of the key points will be having the courage to take a chance and having the courage to be who you are. You will benefit by being inspired and confident to practice self care on a regular basis.


10:45 – 12:30
Andrea Myers
Embodied Goddess – Connecting with Our Bodies
In this workshop you will learn how to reconnect with your body and why it is so critical to our health, especially as women. In the second half of the workshop we will move our bodies in a wonderfully invigorating fusion fitness class that includes dance, yoga-style stretching and Pilates! No experience necessary and appropriate for all fitness levels. Please bring a yoga mat (if you have one), workout clothes, water and running shoes.

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 3:30
Ginger Pharand and Angela Elster
Journeying: Your Dreams and Creativity
We will guide you to a deeper understanding of the power of dreams as the voice of your unconscious – how dreams serve as a guide to reaching your potential and finding your purpose. You will be provided with tools to help you remember and document your dreams. Then, through music and other forms of creative expression, we will have fun discovering new ways to tap into and actualize the personalized resources of our nightminds while awake.


1:30 – 3:30
Individual 30 minute sessions with
Zach – Nutrition
Andrea – Thai Massage
Cheryl – Hypnosis

4:00 – 7:00
Boat Tour

Sunday July 17
10:00 – 12:00
Andrea Myers & Zach Weese
Yoga & Meditation to Help You Survive Modern Life
In this two-hour workshop, learn why meditation is so important in today’s hectic world, and learn meditation techniques that you can use in your everyday life. In the second half of the workshop, experience a wonderfully restorative yoga-style stretching and relaxation class. Please bring workout clothes and a yoga mat if you have one.


10:00 – 12:00
Cheryl Shurtliffe
The High Cost of Burnout
In this workshop Cheryl Shurtliffe shares her personal journey through the depths of burnout, the signs and symptoms, the price one pays when ignoring these signs, tips for regaining control and strategies for recovery to a happier and healthier future because of burnout.

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch and break

2:00 – 3:30
Laughter Yoga!
End the weekend with this exploration of joy!!!

When ?
July 15 – 17, 2016

Where ?
Grist Mill, Westport, ON

Contact :

Stories and Songs | Westport Arts Council



Come join us for Stories & Songs at the Spring June 12 at 7pm. Free hour of storytelling by Jeff Friesen and music by Stephanie Doornekamp. Sponsored by Centre for Creative Learning.

Date :
June 12th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Location event:
Westport, ON

Wellness at the Centre for Creative Learning June 19-21


June 19-21

Be revitalized and refreshed at this weekend retreat. Join us and relax your body and mind. We will offer you a variety of treatments. Care will be given towards muscle, skin and soul. Topics and treatments will be yoga, massage, facials and much more. Healthy, delicious meals are included. This unique Spa Weekend is taking place at the centre amongst a beautiful natural setting, gorgeous gardens, a pool and serene pond with waterfalls. For those who require accommodation we offer unique luxury rooms with private ensuite. Open to couples, friends or individuals.

No accommodation 125 per person
Double occupancy with ensuite 350 per person
Single occupancy with ensuite 450 per person

Wellness at the Centre for Creative Learning


When: May 29-31

*Feel better about yourself and let go of that lethargy!*

Spring has finally arrived. With spring comes our inevitable sense of
rejuvenation and renewal. Just in time you have the opportunity to attend
our Wellness Weekend, May 29 – 31. Fast forward your intention to increase
your fitness level, or to lose weight, or to discover ways to eat more
healthily, or all of the above! Be prepared to be inspired and to totally
amaze your beautiful self.

This weekend will include accommodation, home-cooked, healthy meals and all
activities, discussions and topics covered during the weekend. There will
be relaxation time each day to unwind, relax or visit the nearby shops in
the village of Westport.

*No accommodation 125 per person *
*Double occupancy with ensuite 350 per person *
*Single occupancy with ensuite 450 per person*

More information regarding this weekend can be found at: … vents.html

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Centre for Creative Learning Summer Workshops

ID-10034681The Centre for Creative Learning has a series of summer workshops that will bring out the artist in you. If you’ve always dreamed of pursuing an artistic passion, now’s your chance with one of these fantastic symposiums. There are a large variety of workshops to choose from, and your enrollment includes a free lunch.

Here’s a complete list of this summer’s activities:

Collage Creation with Carol Lee Riley
June 14 9am-12pm
Immerse yourself into the world of intuitive art through a free form combination of collage & assemblage. Explore the possibilities when materials collide – fabric, paper, paint, wood, metal, found objects and more. Use them with wild abandon to embrace your inner artist. There will be plenty of materials and tools available. Bring a few of your favourite materials if you wish to. Inspiration, techniques, design and use of tools will be explored. All levels welcome.

Breakfast No-Bake Pies with Lynn Daniluk
June 14, 1-4pm
Come and enjoy an afternoon of healthy baking!! In this workshop you willhave the opportunity to learn to make 3 of the desserts from Julie Daniluk’s “Anti-Inflammatory Live-it”. Julie, Lynn’s sister, has written 2 cookbooks which are run-away Canadian best sellers. Lynn often collaborates with Julie so you will be benefit from both of their inspiring expertise. By removing gluten, dairy and sugar from their diet many people are able to reduce pain, inflammation and weight. This workshop will give you an idea of how you can have a pain-free life and have your cake too!

Picture It! Photography with John Scully
June 21, 10am-4pm
Come and enjoy learning new photography techniques! Surrounded by the beautiful landscapes of Westport’s own backyard you will enhance your skills in composition and photographic design, technical aspects, the language of photography, self-expression, basic editing and much more!

Pen and Ink Drawing with Scott Wilson
June 28, 10am-4pm
Have you always wanted to draw? This workshop will introduce you to the techniques and possibilities of working with ink on paper. Come and enjoy the glories of this medium. We will start with the black and white basics and then introduce jewel-like colours in the second half of the day. This discipline is particularly fantastic for illustration. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

En-Plein-Air Workshop – Summer with Nicole McGrath
July 12
The pleasure of painting outdoors will reward you with increased observation skills, improved colour identification and mixing, quick decision making, and provide you with lots of fresh air! Using traditional and time-saving techniques, Nicole will provide group instruction and one on one coaching. Using only oil colours (pigment & linseed oil) remains the best option for painting in various weather conditions, and is the most eco-friendly option for self and nature. Valuable information to prepare you for the elements when painting outdoors is also provided. When prepared, the challenge is easy and fun!

Learn to Dance! with Motus O Dance Theatre
July 27, 10am-4pm
This workshop is an introduction to movement, designed for self-expression and storytelling. A variety of motifs will be learned and explored investigating time, space, shapes and flow always working within the realm of one’s natural abilities. Individual, partner and group work will be explored, inspiring moments of community and creativity. All skill levels welcomed.

Music by the Pond

Westport Ontario

This summer the Centre for Creative Learning is presenting Music by the Pond, a series of sunning musical and dance performances by renowned Canadian and international artists, including students from The Royal Conservatory of Music.

All performances take place at the Stepping Stones Garden and Ponds, a beautiful setting for some of the summer’s most inspiring concert and dance series. Buy your tickets ahead of time and enjoy a special rate: Students-$10, Adults-$15, and Family-$25. Tickets available at the door for: Students-$15, Adults-$20, and Families-$30.

Here’s a complete list of this summer’s acts:
King of the Swingers
June 29, 2-3:30pm
You’ll enjoy watching the lively and entertaining musical performances of the King of the Swingers! Their inspiring group includes a tenor banjo, upright bass, accordion, clarinet and more. Audiences love their up-beat, swing feel and energy that will get you groovin’. Allow the King of the Swingers to elevate your spirit and entertain you through the entire show! Light refreshments are included with ticket prices.

CCLCirrcus Terrifico by Motus O Dance Theatre
July 27, 2-3:30pm
The whole family will enjoy the hilarious show by the nationally recognized Motus O. Cirrus Terrifico, a comedy about three circus performers boarding the train to their next show. However, a case of vanishing tickets thwarts their plans and strands them on the platform. It takes every trick in the book (and their suitcases!) to create an impromptu show to raise money for new tickets. This is a hilariously energetic micro-version interpretations of the ballets, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake. Bring the family! Light refreshments are included with ticket prices.

Performed with the signature MOTUS O physicality and humor, see for yourself how a little magic, some juggling, tight-rope walking and fortune-telling can entertain the whole family!

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