Energize + Renew: Indigenous Approaches to Wellness

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969 Rue Saint Timothée #102, , Montreal , Quebec , H2L 3N2, Canada


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Individual Partial Approval -$220.00

Includes the day of workshops, materials as well as refreshments and light fare in the morning.

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Multiple Dates

About the Event

Spring is the season of new beginnings and growth. In this two-day training we will integrate teachings from the Medicine Wheel to assess balance and direction in our life. We will examine stress, fatigue and dis-ease from an Indigenous healing perspective. We will integrate elements from the natural World, gifts from Mother Earth to help cleanse and strengthen our mind, body and spirit. 

We offer an inclusive space to all participants seeking connection, self-care and an embodied understanding of well-being exploring Indigenous healing models.





Saturday May 28th, 2016 - 11am – 5pm

Sunday May 29th, 2016 - 10am – 5pm



samedi 4 juin - 11H à 17H

dimanche 5 juin - 10H à 17H 5 juin – 10H a` 17H 



§  Non-Indigenous peoples working in the public and private sector, with Indigenous clientele or within Indigenous organizations

§  Health care professionals, service providers and frontline workers

§  Community and organizational leaders

§  Educators, researchers and students



  • Improve understanding of Indigenous approaches to balance, ancestral nutrition, stress management and communication.
  • Acquire new insights of Indigenous ways of knowing and multigenerational learning and healing.
  • Learn traditional self-care techniques to reduce burnout and stress.
  • Integrate practical skills for individual and collective well-being.



May 28th, 2016 - Day 1:

11:00 am Introductions and Opening Circle

12:00 pm Am I in balance? Self-Evaluation, practices and teachings of the Medicine Wheel

1:30-2:00 pm Lunch Social

2:00 pm Stress and Emotional Balance Workshop

·2:30pmCreating Connections through Lateral Kindness

3:15 pm Cleansing Yoga and Meditation Practice

4:30 pm Closing Circle and Prayer

May 29th, 2016 - Day 2:

10:00 am Morning Meditation and Opening Circle

11 am Ancestral Nutrition, teas and plant medicines workshop

1:00 pm Goal-setting Workshop with teachings of the Medicine Wheel

2:30 pm Restorative Yoga workshop + practice

4:00 Closing Circle and Gratitude Ceremony 


Jessica Barudin - Kwakwaka'wakw from the Namgis First Nation. Co-founder at Cedar and Gold, a family-run organization dedicated to enhancing health and wellness of Indigenous communities and individuals. Proud mother, yoga teacher and yoga therapist with Masters of Physical Therapy from McGill University.


Wanda Gabriel - a citizen of the Kaniek'ha:ke Nation of Oka, a social worker, community organizer as well as a national trainer who draws on a bi-cultural approach to facilitate family and community healing. She is a graduate from McGill University Master of Social work program with 25 years of experience working on healing models.




    A family-run, Indigenous organization that creates culturally-rooted wellness programs, events and workshops for Indigenous communities and professional allies across Turtle Island.



    Back to the Source is a family social enterprise offering consultation and workshop services. We draw on individual strengths within our family system to provide quality services to corporations, community organizations, individuals and families. Our skill set comes from our own life experiences, healing journey and fields of studies; such as First Nations healing methodology, horticulture, social work, and community development.


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Cedar and Gold creates culturally-rooted wellness programs, events and workshops for Indigenous peoples, organizations and professional allies across Turtle Island. We integrate teachings from Indigenous wisdom, research and an evolving lifestyle to promote balance in body, mind and spirit.

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