Yoga Classes, Wellness Workshops and Meet Ups


Trauma-Informed Art – Manifesting Healing

Explore therapeutic art processes to support your physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Everyone can be creative! In this 2 hour workshop, you will experience a short Trauma-informed meditation and explore self-expression through creating Mandala art.

Therapeutic art processes can be helpful to reduce stress, overcome limiting thoughts and create new healthy coping habits.

All art materials and yoga props will be supplied at a introductory investment of $50.

*Please note that this Workshop is not intended to diagnose or treat mental health issues or replace the formal care of an Art Therapist.


Instructor: Shari Arial

Sunday, Jan 26th – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Cost: $50

Beginners Course: Prescribe Homeopathy at Home

Would you like to use less over-the-counter drugs? Come to this 2 hour workshop and be introduced to the basic principles of homeopathy.

About this Event
Would you like to use fewer over-the-counter drugs? Would you like to learn how to treat common ailments at home with natural remedies? Would you like to be a provider of health in your family?

Come to this two hour workshop and be introduced to the basic principles behind homeopathy. Get hands-on advice on how to apply homeopathy at home and learn some simple tools that will enable you to implement what you have learned straight away.

In the two hours we are together, you will learn about 36 homeopathic remedies that are collected in the kit called ‘Basic 36 kit’ (from Helios). This kit is a staple in any home interested in alternative medicine. The kit comes with a booklet that explains each remedy and we learn how to use the booklet as a prescribing tool. In the workshop we will use real life situations from the participants, to demonstrate how we can apply homeopathy at home.

It is a good idea to have the kit when joining the course, but not a necessity. There are plenty of kits for all to look at on this day.
Participants will gain access to the online version of this course, so it can be enjoyed over and over again. The online version of the course has 3 hours of video, 2 presentations in pdf-form, practical links and an invitation to join an online community on Facebook where we help and support each other in our use of homeopathy.

This course is facilitated by homeopath Mette Mitchell. Mette was trained at Centre for Homeopathic Education in London. Mette has her clinic in Welling Centre, which she is also a co-owner of. Mette also sees patients online.
Tea and water will be provided; feel free to bring a snack.
Kit and flashcards can be bought separately, and are not included in the course fee. There will be an opportunity to buy both on this day.




Instructor: Mette Mitchell

Sunday, Jan 26th – 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Sunday, Feb 23rd – 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Cost: $25

 Sunday Movie: Just One Drop (a movie about homeopathy)

Homeopath Mette Mitchell from Welling Centre is inviting you to watch this brilliant movie about homeopathy together with her.

After the movie Mette will host a Q&A where you can ask all your questions about homeopathy and her practice.

Healthy snacks, water and tea will be provided.


Host & Instructor: Mette Mitchell

Sunday, Feb 9th – 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Cost: Free

Spring Forest Qigong – Level 1 Workshop

You will learn techniques to help heal yourself.

  • Spring Forest Qigong (SFQ) movements to help you relieve and help heal physical pain, stress, depression and so much more.
  • Increase self-awareness and build internal energy.
  • Raise your energy vibration.
  • Learn a meditation which uses sound extensively to raise energy vibration.
  • And More…

EARLY BIRD $195 before February 29, 2020, thereafter $235 (includes all handouts and Level 1 Certificate as well as tea and light snacks).

For more information and to register go to

Register soon to secure your spot! Bring a friend!

I look forward to sharing this ancient wisdom with you and guiding you to your inner healer.



Instructor: Carolynne Melnyk

Sunday, Mar 8th – 9 AM to 5 PM

Cost: Early Bird $195 (purchase by Feb 29th)

Regular Cost $235

Forgotten Ecology -A Meditation and Mindfulness Journey

Does meditation seem impossible? Does the idea of sitting still, void of thought seem impossible? You might be surprised to learn that meditation isn’t just sitting cross-legged in silence. Have you ever walked in the woods or river valley and just lost yourself in the beauty around you? Or watched the water flowing in a river? Then you already have meditated. This is a natural action, a natural way for us to be. Stepping away from our busy lives in the urban landscape back to the natural environment we all seem to forget.

During this 8-week series we will explore several forms of meditation while using nature and the guidance it can provide. We will focus on the ecology of humans with their natural world, using the lessons of the ever changing seasons to guide us through various techniques and styles. You will be the scientist of your own life, creating experiments that help guide you to the best methodology of meditation for yourself.

We will reclaim our forgotten ecology.

Each class will be a blend of a lesson, mindfulness activity and a meditation to integrate it all. All that is required is a cushion to sit on and a pen and paper/journal to write down your reflections.

To join the course please contact Jennifer directly via email at

A bit about Jennifer Semeniuk of BAO Massage

For the last 19 years Jennifer has dedicated herself to the study of anatomy through her practice of massage therapy and holistic manual therapies. Only through a personal health struggle did she truly understand that true health comes from integrated approach of both the mind and body. She furthered her own practice of meditation and sought out a better way of creating harmony for herself. Only realizing the answers where always right in front of her through the whispers in the leaves and the dirt under her fingernails.

Instructor: Jennifer Semeniuk of BAO Massage

8 week course – runs Jan 12th to Mar 1st. Sundays from 7:00 to 8:00 PM 

Cost: $80


Trauma-Informed Yoga

Many people struggle with anxiety, stress, and addiction issues. Because we know that these difficulties are often associated with traumatic histories, we would like to offer some help – for free.

Introducing, Trauma-Informed Yoga!

Trauma-Informed Yoga is a monthly free activity hosted by Welling Centre. It is an opportunity to get together in a safe environment with other people on a journey to health.

Trauma-informed yoga is an evidence-based practice using gentle movement, natural breathing techniques and interoception (the feeling of being you).

The focus is on empowering, invitational language using choice as a guide to emphasize self-awareness and self-regulation.

Wording that may be used includes: “when you are ready”, “If you like”, “I invite you to”, knowing that anything that is suggested is only that, a suggestion, and that you are always in control of your practice. In fact, if there was one posture that you connected with and wanted to stay in for the entire time, that would be perfect and supported.

Trauma-Informed yoga supports resilience building, creating new healthy neuropathways, as well as self-care and coping skills that can transfer off the mat to support management of daily symptoms and cravings. Verbal cuing is used and there are no physical adjustments.

Join us for free the first Sunday of every month. No registration required – first come, first served up to 15 people.

Remember to bring a yoga mat.

Instructor: Shari Arial

First Sunday of each month – 11:30 to 12:30 PM 

No registration required – first come, first served up to 15 people.

Cost: FREE

Eco-Grief Support Circle Meet Up

We are just people like yourself: hurt, damaged, sensing that the future is shriveling, and suffering from a grief that we can name but that we do not know how to express. We are concerned about human existence on planet earth and about the lack of action regarding climate change, in particular. These meetings are for people suffering from Eco-Grief. Talking about it, sharing our grief, listening to others, can help. We will not try and fix each other, but we will listen and collectively embrace our shared grief. Sharing, listening, and talking is healing just by itself. You can take action elsewhere since that is one of the other steps in the process.

Check out this article on CBC to learn more about this group: Edmontonians share experiences with ecological grief.

This is a self-help group. It is not run by professionals. Professional help is available separately from therapists at Welling Centre.

Be gentle with yourself.

A couple of rules:

– No violence.
– Be respectful of others in the circle.

We can start with these and people can decide whether any other rules need to be created.

Hot beverages will be available but you must bring your own travel mug.

Moderator: Michael James

First Sunday of each month – 2:30 to 4:30 PM

Cost: FREE

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Strengthen the feeling of community within your group while inviting healing for individual members. Hold a staff (group, team, etc.) meeting in our workshop space that includes a one hour trauma-informed yoga class led by Shari Arial.

We see this as especially valuable for those working in social work, first responder, health care, education and other high stress fields where trauma, burnout, and fatigue are common. It may also be appropriate for support groups and the like.

Trauma-Informed Yoga is an evidence based practice involving breath-work, gentle movement and interoception (the feeling of being you). The yoga portion of your group’s event is available for up to 15 people with space for many more during your meeting.

If you are interested in learning more or booking your event you can e-mail Shari at


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