Classes and Workshops
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Little Art Explorers – Craft time! – 18 months – 4 years +
Join us for a weekly art project! Painting, cutting, and pasting are just a few of the ways in which our young artists express their creativity and develop fine motor skills. Adult participation is required. Cost is included in Play Pass. Wednesdays at 10:30am.
Infant Massage Workshop:
January 30th 10am-12pm
Cost: $40 + HST Pre-registration is required.
This session includes a full body massage, group discussion, powerpoint presentations, review of baby states and cues, baby soothing techniques (gas, sleep) and more. It is suited for any caregiver that would like to learn or review baby care basics, massage and connect with other parents. We will review the Family Triad Model as the base of this course, including touch, communication and environment.
Powerpoint offerings include Brain Development and the Need for Touch, States and Cues and Triad Model and Epigenetics. Breathwork for parents is a grounding component to this unique offering. This class is taught by certified infant massage instructor Sonja Martin. Participants should bring baby (no matter the state), a blanket and extra clothes. Oil and handouts provided.
Parent + Child Family Paint Nights
DATES: January 18th 6pm (Snowy Owl), February 1st 6pm
Cost: $40.00 plus HST for 1 adult/child pair. extra siblings $10
Ages: 4 years +
It’s all about fun, creativity, and spending time together! No artistic talent required! Step by step instructions from our fantastic art teacher. Paint and learn together with your child. You will both bring home a masterpiece! Pre-Registration is required to book. Payment must be provided in advance to hold your spot. Event is non-refundable but can be transferable.
MOM + BABY GROUP
Wednesday’s from 1:30pm-2:30pm
Next Session starts February 27th – $72.00 + HST (6 weeks) Pre-registration is required, space is limited.
Join us at the Play Cafe for a group just for you! Sit back and relax with your babe and a beverage as we chat, get to know, and cheer each other on. Recommended for parents with babies newborn to pre-crawling.
The group is facilitated by Sarah Susnar who owns/operates Play Cafè and is a birth and postpartum doula and early childhood educator. So you will get some new friends plus support from a doula all in one group <3
We will have guest speakers and discuss various topics each week!
Intro to Solids
Baby Sign Language
Infant Sleep ….. and sometimes a fun Mama and Baby Craft project!
Musical Baby Signs:
Cost: $55 + HST for 6 weeks
Tuesday’s at 10am starts Jan 15th
Together we will explore American Sign Language vocabulary using songs, play, and family and baby connection. This class is a mixture of Sign Language as well as musical Mother Goose program.
Pre-registration is required. Limited space. Classes are geared for families with children up to 18 months (older children would be fine too! We are flexible)
Limited spots for babies 7 months and up. Pre-registration is required. Play before and/or after class! Come and make a craft with baby! Make 2 take home canvases made by you and babe and 2 sensory experiences that are fun and messy! Wonderful opportunity to have fun and help with fine motor and brain development! Pre-registration with payment required. Limited to 4 spots. Cost: $58 + HST
Yoga Play (New)
Loved yoga with your baby? What do you do now that your baby is moving into toddlerhood? This class is the next step. This class includes some gentle stretches for parents and more activity for your explorer. Class includes massage, activity stations, songs, stretches, stories and fun props. Class is suitable for children ages 1 to 4. No previous yoga class required.
Dates: February 14th to March 7th 9:30 to 10:15 (4 weeks)
Cost : $58 plus HST, additional siblings $10
Music and Motion with Martha:
Thursday’s starting January 17th – 6 Weeks
Toddler/Preschooler Age @ 10:30am
Limited Spots Available. Pre-registration is required.
Cost: $90 + HST for 6 week session
(Includes playtime before and/or after)
Toddler Class: Now that your child is a toddler, our focus in this class we will be exploring ways to develop fine motor dexterity; positive social interactions including turn taking; creativity and self expression; and vocabulary through singing. We will play with rhythm sticks, shakers, glockenspiel, and more. I will, of course also bring in my banjo, flute, Irish drum and ukulele.
Parent + Baby Yoga Connection: Tuesday’s 2pm starting Jan. 15th (6 weeks – $72+HST)
This is a gentle, safe, yoga, song and stretch class for new parents. It will focus on parent baby connection through gentle stretches, breath work and massage. It will be a time to honour this important transition time while supporting the needs of new families. This is geared for babies newborn to age two. Facilitated by Sonja Martin of Rooted Lavender. RYT 500. Pre-Registration is required.
Gentle Hatha Adult Yoga: Tuesday’s 7pm starting Jan. 15th (6 weeks $65+HST)
Pre-registration is required.
This is a gentle yoga class suitable for those brand new to yoga or those with added experience. Students will be guided in this time of renewal through a series of gentle postures, breath and mind work aiming to calm the mind and increase alertness. It will be enjoyable for everyone regardless of body type or fitness level. Students will be safely guided through the asanas (postures) and relaxation techniques as we stretch and strengthen our being. Teacher : Sonja Martin, RYT 500
Story Time Yoga (New)
This early evening class is for ages 4+. This is a great way to explore yoga as a family. Come and learn a stretching, massage, and breath work routine with a new interactive story each week. Parents and children will learn to safely perform beginner yoga stretches and mindful breath work to help set the stage for a calming bedtime routine.
Dates: February 19th to March 19th, 6:00pm-6:45pm
Cost : $58 for the session, additional children are only $10
Baby and Me Circle of Support: Friday’s 1pm-2pm This new offering is for parents with babies needing weekly support with feeding/sleep or simply need out of the house! This meet up is facilitated by the Serenity Doula Care Doula’s as well as from Peer Support. Older children are welcome to play at a discounted rate of $5.00 + HST. Please no outside drinks. Our business has a cafe and we appreciate your support.
Supporting Children Through Mindfulness:
Supporting Children Through Mindfulness:
This workshop is suitable for parents and child educators. It is facilitated by Sonja Martin of Rooted Lavender, a behaviourist and meditation teacher. Participants will be given a work book and strategies to introduce and expand mindfulness practices for children. Topics covered include suggestions for movement, art, breath work, sensory, anxiety reduction, relaxation and visualization. Suitable for children of all ages. Excellent for classrooms.
Date: Jan 31st 6:30 to 8:30.
Cost: 28 + HST – Pre-registration is required.
Introducing Attachment Parenting
Curious about what attachment parenting is? What are the benefits? Any risks? Is it right for me? Join behaviourist, La Leche leage leader, doula and fellow attachment parent Sonja Martin for an introduction to attachment parenting. Topics will include breastfeeding, safe bed sharing and co-sleeping, parenting philosophy and baby wearing.
Date: February 8th 9:30 to 10:30
Cost: $10 + HST
Growth Mindset Workshop:
What is a growth mindset? A growth mindset assumes that intelligence and other qualities, abilities and talents can be developed with effort, learning, and dedication. How can it help adults and children? This workshop is for parents and educators working with children of all ages and abilities. It will include hands outs, work sheets, lesson plans, classroom set up, resource lists and book lists. Participants will walk away with tools to bring this mindset into their homes, schools and communities.
Date: 2 Part Series: Feb 15th and 22nd from 6-7:30pm
Cost: $60 + HST – Pre-registration is required.
Bullet Journal 101:
Have you been hearing about the Bullet Journal craze, and wondering if it really is as amazing a system as it appears?
Did you receive a “BuJo” for Christmas but don’t know where to start?
Would you like to learn more about it before investing?
If any of these fit your situation, you are in the right place! Come to this workshop, where you will learn the secrets of why this system works, as well as how to tailor it to meet YOUR unique needs. You will learn the ‘code’ for tracking, see lots of examples of completed pages, and receive handouts to help you practice and plan your very own BuJo.
About the instructor:
Diane Wolf, a professor-turned-psychotherapist is a self-professed organizational junkie who spends more time looking for the perfect planner than most people spend choosing a spouse, and since using her BuJo she never has to worry about lost to-do lists, or trying to remember what colour the exterior paint on her house is. Don’t miss it!
January 30th 6:30pm Cost: $20 + hst ($22.60)
Pre-registration is required, call 705 874 3517 or email Sarah: email@example.com
PALEO 101 WORKSHOP:
Interested in learning more about the Paleo Diet? But not sure exactly what it is or where to begin?
Join Shelley Phillpot, a Certified Nutritionist and Primal Health Coach for an information session to learn what the paleo diet is and how it can help transform your health.
In this session you will learn:
-that this is not a fad diet – this is how our ancestors would have ate and survived
– how the paleo lifestyle will help you lose weight, gain energy and mental clarity, reduce inflammation, manage blood sugar, balance hormones and improve sleep
-which foods to eat more of and which foods should be avoided or minimized
-how to shop and plan a menu
-that you do not have to count calories!!!
Cost: $15 plus hst ($16.95) Date: Jan 24, 7pm
DIY Pom Pom Garland:
Make your own Valentine’s themed felt pom pom garland!
Join Manon (@atelierfrankie) at the Play Café to make your own 5’ Valentine’s themed garland!
Choose your colour palette from the photo on the Facebook event. When you register, be sure to send an email to [firstname.lastname@example.org] with your choice, A-F.
We are delighted to work in collaboration with Victoria (mom boss!) of Feather and Fern Canada, a small business from Waterdown, Ontario!
Victoria graciously handmade these felt pom poms just for you!
Cost of this workshop is 30$ plus tax.
All materials are provided.
It is a one hour workshop.
Date: Monday February 11th
Pre-registration required by Thursday Jan 31st
CPR – AED Training with All Heart CPR (Amy Dechaine)
Dates: Monday Jan. 14th 6pm, Sunday Jan. 27th 2pm
Fee: $55 + HST (includes Student Work Book)
Course Duration: 4hrs
Pre-registration please contact Amy: http://allheartcpr.ca/
“What do I do if my baby stops breathing or what if my child chokes?” These are the most common questions I get from parents and caregivers.
Becoming a parent is an amazing event full of miracles happening every day but it also makes us feel vulnerable and full of new responsibilities. It is all part of this wonderful journey!
There are many things we can do to prepare ourselves and learning how to keep our family safe in the event of an emergency is definitely one of them!
Join me and learn a skill that will save lives!!
With our CPR class you will learn:
• To understand CPR and how best to handle an emergency
• CPR for an adult, child and infant
• CPR with the help of others
• How to use an AED (automated external defibrillator) on an adult, child and infant
• When and how to help a choking adult, child and infant
My classes are interactive and full of fun! We are a breastfeeding and child friendly class and we can be as flexible as you need. Dress comfortably and be ready for a hands on experience!
*Upon successful completion of the course the student will receive a certification valid for 1 year.