Wellness Program

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The Friends’ Wellness Program is designed to engage community members and foster overall wellness.

Don’t we all simply feel better when we are outside?  There are many health benefits associated with spending time in the outdoors, and Fish Creek Provincial Park is a perfect venue to take part in activities that support a balanced, healthy lifestyle.  The Friends’ Wellness Program was conceived as a way of encouraging people to take advantage of this amazing opportunity, and provides a variety of programming in support of health and wellness.   Over the past five years, these sessions have provided many opportunities for people to engage their senses in the outdoors,  allowing the beauty of the park’s natural surroundings to nurture and support their physical/mental/spiritual health and creativity. 

Our Wellness Program typically runs from June until mid-September and offers sessions in outdoor yoga, meditation, Spring Forest Qi-Gong, plein-air painting and our newest session called Good Grief: Nature Walking Through Grief and Loss.  Planning for our 2018 season of Wellness programming is currently underway; stay tuned for more information.

Find out more about becoming a Wellness Program volunteer here.

Here’s what people are saying about these programs:

“I loved learning a variety of techniques, the license to experiment and play, and enjoyed the surroundings.  Thank you, thank you, thank you, please repeat this class!”

“Excellent class, I hope you do more!”

“Wonderful instruction, relaxing, excellent, FUN!”

We are hoping to expand our Wellness Program offerings in 2018 and are looking for people with a deep connection to Fish Creek Provincial Park who might be interested in teaching a plein-air painting workshop, drumming circle or other activity that can promote personal wellness by engaging people in the outdoors. 

If you have an idea that could help to expand this program or would be interested in discussing becoming an instructor, please contact Shana Barbour, Program Coordinator, at shana@friendsoffishcreek.org

Photo Credit: Ronnel Chua