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Women & Wellness Seminar Series

1:45 PM - Low Thyroid - Have You Been Told Your Thyroid is Normal

with Dr. Kelly Farnsworth, DC, Naturopathic Doctor

Sponsored by: EnerChanges Optimal Aging Clinic

Up to 20% or 30 million North American women with low thyroid are misdiagnosed. Everyday thousands of hypothyroid women commonly leave their doctors office told that their thyroid is normal. The thyroid produces thyroid hormone that controls many essential metabolic functions in the body. Even small decreases in this vital hormone can dramatically change a person's health and lifespan. EnerChanges is recommended by Suzanne Somers in her bestselling book, "Breakthrough".

Dr. Kelly Farnsworth, DC, ND, is an expert on inflammation and known as the Doctor of Fire. He and EnerChanges Clinic have helped thousands of patients improve their overall health and treat their stress through optimizing their hormones for more than 30 years. EnerChanges Clinic is recommended by Suzanne Somers in her best-selling book, "Breakthrough."

2:45 PM - Perspective Changes Everything

with Steely Springham, Confidence Coach

Sponsored by: Fresh Magazine

The pursuit of beauty is constant. People are willing to do just about anything to fix their perceived outer flaws believing this will make them feel happier and more confident. "Fixing" the outside does NOT lead to confidence and fulfillment. If it does it is only temporary. Learn how to change your perspective and your negative self talk, and transform your old program into a healthy inner dialogue. Your thinking controls the body. Cultivate self-love that supports a person to achieve any goal they have.

What do 47, fitness & empowerment have in common? Steely Springham. Defying the boundaries of age and overcoming food addiction, this former Top10 recording artist turned National Athlete & PowHER TV host has triumphed over life long paralyzing fear and lack of confidence. She is a successful confidence coach who will tell you that she is just a girl who shifted her perspective and that if she can do it so can you.

3:45 PM - Rhythmic Cycle of Women's Health

with Yarrow Willard, Clinical/Master Herbalist

Sponsored by: Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary

This class offers a range of wisdom that covers universal feminine health principles. Learn how women's bodies react to life's variables and optimal choices we can make in response. Understand how to sync a woman's lifestyle with current times to optimize her wellbeing.

Yarrow Willard is a Clinical/Master Herbalist and co-visionary of the Harmonic Arts Botanical Dispensary. Raised by herbalist parents, he has been immersed in the world of plant medicine since before he was born. He is continually updating his knowledge with the growing edge science of re-claiming wellness.

4:45 PM - How to Naturally Boost Your Energy

with Ariana Fotinakis, Certified Personal Trainer, Nadya Pecherskaya, Certified Holistic Nutritionist & Kimmy Xiao, Founder, Whisk Premium Matcha

Sponsored by: Whisk Premium Matcha

Three wellness specialists come together in this live workshop to talk about the natural ways of staying energized throughout the day without crashes, sleepless nights, or having to reach for that venti mocha-something 1/2 way through the day.

Ariana Fotinakis is passionate about helping people move their bodies in a way that excites them and makes them feel good. As a Personal Trainer and Holistic Lifestyle Coach, she believes there is no such thing as a one-size fits all approach when it comes to health and wellness.

Nadya Pecherskaya loves to share her knowledge and passion for healthy living. The success of Nadya's clients can be mainly attributed to the educational process and individual approach that Nadya always focuses on.

Kimmy Xiao envisions a matcha community for people who value leading a healthy and active lifestyle. As a busy mother of two young children, Kimmy struggled with low energy and caffeine overdose until she found her perfect cup of matcha, balanced diet and workout routine.

5:45 PM - Women and Burnout- A Soul Mind Body Solution

with Dr. Peter Hudoba, Medical Doctor and Dr. Monique Giard, Clinical Counsellor

Sponsored by: Universal Soul Service

Dr. Peter Hudoba MD, Neurosurgeon, and Dr. Monique Giard, PhD Counsellor in Psychology, demonstrate simple and powerful practices using the soul, mind and body to heal and prevent burnout for women trying to navigate life in today's high-stress 'super-woman' culture.

Dr. Peter Hudoba, MD has been a medical practitioner since 1982, specializing in neurology and neurosurgery, chronic pain and spinal surgery. He is a multiple award-winning University Professor and researcher, and now splits his time between his medical practice, teaching for the Institute of Soul Enlightenment and conducting research at the Sha Research Foundation.

Dr. Monique Giard, PhD. is a clinical counsellor in psychology with 25 years experience teaching, designing and implementing education programs. Specializing in trauma recovery, depression and youth challenges, Dr.Giard uses a holistic approach to her private practice in Vancouver, and in her work with First Nations youth at the Richmond School Board. In 2016 she received the National Aboriginal Teacher Award.

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