www.dblack.com

 

Web design and development, brochure design, graphic design, logo design, promotional material design, trade show displays, letterhead and business card design, we do that and more. We work from our beautiful heritage building in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, and serve our valued clients around the globe.

 

Our focus? We create integrated communication solutions. Our fresh, effective, audience-focused strategies provide a strategic edge in the market place while contributing to your bottom line impact.

 

What’s important to you is important to us. No project is too big or too small. When we design and develop websites, we’re in it for the long haul – we were the first company in the province to have created websites! Need help with your website marketing, strategy and promotion? We’re here! Maximizing your site’s success is priority one. We’ll design your corporate logo, business card, and stationery, to reflect the uniqueness of your message and mission. Stand out in this busy world.

 

At dblack communications, we effectively marry best practices in design, communications and technology. We’re flexible, responsive, highly skilled and will work within your budget.

 

Have a look at our portfolio, get to know us better and connect with us.

 

Let us increase the value of your advertising and promotional dollars across all media by putting our design expertise to work for you. Whether it’s building a website, creating corporate identity materials, or designing displays, your message is our mission.



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http://www.prairiehospice.org

 

The Prairie Hospice Society is a group of volunteers who are committed to enhancing the quality of life for those facing advancing illness, death, and bereavement. Our first two groups of volunteers have been matched with those in need. We provide compassionate, patient- and family-centered care for these individuals and their families in the comfort of their homes.

 

This Saskatchewan not-for-profit corporation provides a non-medical model that complements and augments existing services, including alternative heath care. The model we have implemented allows maximum flexibility in staff, healthcare practitioners, and volunteers.

 

716 Queen Street
Saskatoon SK S7K 0M9
Phone 306.249.5554
www.prairiehospice.org
inquiry@prairiehospice.org



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http://www.pdewar.com

 

A Primary Course in Energy Medicine Yoga: Energy Never Ages.

 

Cost $180 (no gst)

Tuesday March 31st to May 19th  10:15-11:45 am.

 

The awesome discovery in emyoga and confirmed by scientists (as well as Ancient Chinese medicine and Ayurveda) is that every individual is a small pulsating energy source; an earth creature born from star-dust and dwelling in a Field of Vibrations which extend and interact throughout the universe.

 

https://www.facebook.com/ZachBushMD/videos/232992781193171/?eid=ARBTYYBafpHzKQ5VWRQIbDaL11sUeUmUqS5lkglLfVW1qEz4y2MCGj5BW4brQqi1SbXvhrxVxMwBTW7I

 

Conscious Movement: An Integrated Approach to Trusting the Subtle Intelligences of the Body/Mind/Heart Matrix.

 

Cost $180 (no gst)
Wednesday April 1st to May 20th

5:30-7:00 pm.

 

Not unlike a Julia Child’s recipe, what’s cooking in class is “a little of this and a little of that,” as well as being spiced with energetic techniques used in EMYoga, when deemed appropriate.

 

Cash, or cheque made out to Patricia Dewar, #503-730 Spadina Crescent East, S7K 4H7. Registrations closes March 24th

Class size is limited.

Sorry, no drop ins.

 

Essential Requirement: An Open Mind. No Expectations

All props provided. Free Street Parking.

PS If you wish to preview what emyoga entails please watch for an email from Linda Hiebert advertising 3 core curriculum topics. The first 2 topics we will be workshopping together, and the last one Linda will do on her own.

 

Patricia's Yoga Certifications

  • Master’s Certificate EMYoga, (L.Walker, Whitefish), Graduate of Advanced Yoga Studies, (D.Moyer and M.L.Weprin, Berkeley California ) Relax and Renew, (J. Lasater) Yin yoga, (B. Clarke) Critical Alignment, (G. Van Leeuwen) E-RYT-500 etc.

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D, MSc. BA, BPE
  • Type A teaching Certification (Saskatchewan and Ontario)

To contact Patricia: pdewar@sasktel.net , or call 306-371-6638



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2019 Yoga Classes  with Lesley Sutherland

 

Yoga for Everyone

Dates: Tuesday, January 7 to March 31, 2020 (no class Fe.18) 2019 (12 classes) Cost: $216 for 12 classes; $20 per class drop-in Time: 5:30 to 7:00 pm Location: McFarland House – 716 Queen Street, use 8th Ave. door Class size: Restricted to 12    

Yoga for 50+

Dates: Friday, January 10 to April 3, 2020 (no class Feb.21) 2019 (12 classes) Cost: $216 for 12 classes; $20 per class drop-in Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am Location: McFarland House – 716 Queen Street, use 8th Ave. door Class size: Restricted to 12   Program: Classes include gentle yoga postures using props, restorative (deep relaxation) practices, mindful movement, and breathing exercises. Students of all ages, sizes and abilities are welcome, even those who cannot get on the floor. You will leave classes feeling relaxed and energized, with tools to begin a home practice.   About Lesley:  Lesley has been teaching Yoga since 2002, and has been practicing since 1992.  She received her Teacher Training Certificate from the Helen Duquette Yoga Studio in Ontario.  Lesley continues to study Yoga and mindful movement practices with various teachers.  Lesley’s Yoga practice and teaching is inspired by Vanda Scaravelli, who focused on using gravity and the wave-like movement of the breath to release the spine.   If you have any questions about this yoga class and/or to make arrangements to pre-register, please E-mail: lesleysutherland.yoga@gmail.com or phone Lesley Sutherland at 306-652-2509  

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Sunday Morning Insight Meditation Study Group

If you are interested in deepening your meditation practice and understanding of the Buddha’s teachings, we invite you to join us in a study and discussion of talks by esteemed and dedicated Buddhist teachers in the Insight Meditation tradition.


 

We meet Sunday mornings at McFarland House, 716 Queen Street, in Saskatoon, SK, from 10 to 11 am, for 30 minutes of meditation followed by 30 minutes of sharing ideas generated by an audio talk we listened to in the previous week. The session is facilitated by one of the six members of the guiding collaborative. We round out the morning with conversation and tea. It’s a time for us to get to know each other and share on another level.


 

This group is an off-shoot of the Prairie Insight Meditation Community, founded and led by Jennifer Keane from 2007 to 2015. We are grateful for the clear path she left for us.


 

For more information: https://smimsg.wordpress.com/



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Meditation with Jeanne Corrigal

 

Introduction to Meditation: Free session

Dates: Monday, January 22 , 2018 (1 session) Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm Cost: Free. Please contact Jeanne, below Class size: Restricted to 20 Questions or registrations:  please contact E-mail: jeannecorrigal@sasktel.net or phone (306) 653-2325    REGISTER HERE   Program: Mindfulness Meditation nurtures balance and a presence of heart, for ourselves, our experience, and others.  This class introduces mindfulness of the body, thoughts, and emotions and cultivates peace and contentment in our lives. This class will introduce the heart practises of kindness, compassion, and joy, and also mindfulness of the body, thoughts, and emotions.    

Mindfulness Meditation: Presence of Heart

Dates: 8 Thursdays, February 1 - March 22, 2018 Time: Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm Cost: $160 Questions:  please contact E-mail: jeannecorrigal@sasktel.net or phone (306) 653-2325  REGISTER HERE Class size: Restricted to 20   Program: Mindfulness Meditation nurtures balance and a presence of heart, for ourselves, our experience, and others.  This class introduces mindfulness of the body, thoughts, and emotions and cultivates peace and contentment in our lives.  

Mindfulness and Self Compassion

Dates: 2 Mondays, March 19 and 26, 2018 Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm Cost: $50 Questions:  please contact E-mail: jeannecorrigal@sasktel.net or phone (306) 653-2325  REGISTER HERE Class size: Restricted to 20   Program: Self compassion is an inner resource that can help us develop emotional resiliency.  Through meditations and gentle experiential exercises, we will learn practical ways of bringing self compassion into our lives.     About Jeanne Corrigal: Jeanne has practiced mindfulness for 16 years, and has completed the Nine Day MBSR Facilitation Practicum with the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Boston. She is a certified Mindful Schools Trainer and Life Skills Coach Trainer, and an Insight Meditation teacher who has studied with many prominent teachers including Thich Nhat Hanh. She is also a filmmaker and her nationally broadcast documentary, “Jim Settee: The Way Home”, honours a Cree elder’s approach to mindfulness.   To register contact: Jeanne Corrigal, (306) 653-2325 E-mail: jeannecorrigal@sasktel.net  

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Saskatoon Qigong Practice Group

What is Qigong?      Qi = life force energy      Gong = to work, to transform or transmute


The Healing Qigong exercises shared in these practice groups is based Spring Forest Qigong. An easy to learn practice that is open to all. Maximum 10 participants.


In this practice, you are guided through mindful breath work, visualization and gentle movement. Qi energy moves through you to release blockages and open the energy meridians of the body. It nurtures you on all levels of mind, body and spirit. Do not be fooled by its simplicity! It is very powerful!

 

The benefits of Qigong are innumerable. It helps to ease stress, reduce anxiety and discomfort on all levels of mind, body and spirit.

 

For myself, Qigong has been instrumental in different stages of my life to relieve anxiety and depression. It has helped to amplify my energy levels and connect me to my inner guidance in a profound way. I use this practice as part of my daily care regime. It brings light into my life! As a sound healer, I also use the wonderful components of sound healing with crystal singing bowls in the closing meditation. This added benefit helps to deepen relaxation, peace and harmony.

 

$130 + GST for 10 classes or $15 drop in

 

For further information contact:
 

Katherine Dempsey * Level 1 Spring Forest Qigong Trainer * Level II Sacred Sound Practitioner

katherine@amythyst.ca    www.amythyst.ca

 

Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Bath with Katherine Dempsey

Date: Feb 28, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Enjoy the gift of sound in a Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Bath. Feel stress, tension and worry fall away as sounds of crystal singing bowls wash over you. Very quickly the beta brainwave frequency of active alertness shifts to meditative alpha. In this relaxed state the body opens and responds to sound at a cellular level.

 

Everything in the Universe, including our body, is composed of vibrations. Every organ and every cell in our body vibrates a particular frequency. Sound and vibration travels up to five times more effectively through water. As the body is made up of over 70% water, we can understand that sound and vibration can affect us at a cellular level. It has the capacity to gently release old pockets of blockage, old stories, discomfort and things things that no longer serve.

 

Katherine uses crystal singing bowls and the sounds of vocal toning and spirit song as she guides you in a meditative journey in this special event. As you relax and open you create more spaciousness within, more room to breathe and reconnect with your light within. You do not need to know how to meditate. The sounds and the guided meditation naturally ease you into a relaxed state. All you have to do is lie there and allow the healing sounds and vibrations wash over you. Effortlessly the Body, Mind, Spirit returns to peace and harmony.

 

Feb 28 and April 4th Both Thursdays 7 pm to 800pm

Cost $15 per session

As space is limited - Preregistration is required

Email Katherine katherine@amythyst.ca Payment by etransfer confirms your booking.



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Heart-centered Rest: a Restorative Yoga Exploration with Marie Brown Berg

Dates: Mondays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 12, 26, 2019 (6 classes) Cost: $108 + 5% GST ($5.40) = $113.40 non refundable after July 8, 2019. Time: 7:30 pm - 9 pm Location: McFarland House – 716 Queen Street, use 8th Ave. door Class size:Open to all levels and limited to 12 participants. Program: This 6 week restorative yoga class will combine deeply supported, space-creating postures with breath-work, poetry and the radiant sounds of singing bowls to provide a restful and meditative experience. All equipment supplied. About Marie: Marie Brown Berg is an International Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher.  She has been studying yoga since 1999 and teaching full time in Saskatoon since 2005. She received her preliminary 200 hour teacher training from the Sivananda Vedanta Yoga Ashram in the Bahamas and also completed a 4 year training in the Yoga Sutras with senior teachers of the Sivananda lineage. She is an Advanced Certified Relax & Renew Restorative yoga teacher trained by Judith Hanson Lasater P.h.D. With a love for learning, Marie continues to study with master teachers from the Jivamukti, Yin, Kundalini, Iyengar and Tibetan Heart Yoga lineages.  With over 10,000 hours of teaching experience, Marie’s classes integrate Asana (both active and restorative yoga postures), Vinyasa (mindful flow), Meditation, Pranayama (deepening one’s relationship to breath) and Sanskrit Mantras (the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali) and her classes have been described as authentic, gentle and meditative. She believes that yoga should be accessible for everybody.  Marie is currently teaching yoga throughout the city of Saskatoon, including classes at the YWCA, for Saskatoon’s Community Associations, for teachers of the Saskatoon Public Schools and for the students of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools.  She serves as the President of the Yoga Association of Saskatchewan and stands committed to serving the sacred teachings of yoga with integrity, to all those who want peace. To register, contact Marie at mariebrownberg@hotmail.com, or call 306-380-4794  Your spot is confirmed upon payment.  All fees made payable to Marie Brown Berg via cash, check or e-transfer. Checks can be mailed to 1709 Prince of Wales Ave, Saskatoon, S7K 3E6

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Nurtured Foundations

Nurtured Foundations offers a variety of classes, workshops and retreats that are gentle and informative. Our welcoming space is in the heart of Saskatoon. The integrative presenters are registered experts in their fields, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to their teachings. We are here to offer innovative topics currently in short supply. Stay tuned to learn more about events scheduled for 2020! Contact: Nurtured Foundations Francie Millar RMT, LD E-mail: nurturedfoundations@gmail.com Phone: 1-306-280-9196

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What are Feldenkrais ATM classes?
Feldenkrais group classes are known as Awareness Through Movement® (ATM®) lessons. Similar to Tai Chi or gentle yoga, Awareness Through Movement classes use slow, mindful movements to achieve powerful effects in terms of strength, flexibility, and holistic integration of body and mind. Unique to the Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education is that these lessons tie directly into functional movements of daily life, such as walking efficiently, safely lifting objects, and improving one’s posture in sitting or standing.

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What can I expect from a class?
You can expect a class to last somewhere between 30 and 60 minutes. You might walk, stand, or sit in a chair, although usually, you will lie on the floor in a variety of comfortable positions: either on your back, front, or side. The teacher guides students through a sequence of movements, encouraging them to move with gentle attention within a comfortable range. You may become aware of unexpected and interesting connections within and between the movements. As you attend to the improving quality of movement, unnecessary muscular tensions throughout the body can reorganize and release. Students are often amazed at the quick and clear changes that occur through the neuromuscular repatterning that happens in an Awareness Through Movement lesson!

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Where are the classes being held?
- McFarland House, Lower floor.  

Class time & dates (theme to be explored):
- Wednesdays in February 2020, 10:30-11:30 am (5th, 12th, 19th, 26th)
- If it is your first class, plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early to provide an opportunity to meet in person and get an outline in further detail what to expect in the class ahead. 

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Cost for classes:
- $10 drop-in rate per class, $30 to join for all 4 sessions.
- cash or e-transfer preferred

Other details:
- maximum of 12 people per class  
- Yoga mats are available at the facility, please consider bringing an extra mat, blanket or towel to support your head for back and side-lying positions as required.
- please be prepared to turn off your device's ringers/alarms for the session.

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For more information on the Feldenkrais Method™ please visit https://feldenkrais.com/

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Heidi's Bio
Heidi Kerr is a local visual artist and practitioner-in-training in the Feldenkrais™.  She is completing her final & 4th year of the San Diego 4 Feldenkrais Professional Training program and is already an Authorized Trainee Awareness Through Movement® teacher.  Outside of her Feldenkrais studies and emerging Awareness Through Movement (ATM) class offerings, Heidi is establishing a ceramic studio practice.  She is a graduate of Vancouver’s Emily Carr University of Art + Design, completing a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in 2013 with a focus in sculpture.  

Text her at 1.778.938.4054 to register. ETransfers or cash preferred.

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