May 13, 2019 3:00 PM

Overview Location: Faroe Islands Dates: May 13 - 18, 2019 If you're looking for an incredible photography destination in 2019, join Paul Zizka and Dave Brosha in the fantastical Faroe Islands for six days (five nights) of exploration and adventure. Come let us help you take your landscape, night, and portrait photography skills to the next level!  You'll get a chance to work closely with both of us as we tackle a variety of topics (primarily in the field, with some classroom learning and critiques) aimed at expanding your technical photo skills and your creative vision, all while soaking in the  splendour of an incredible environment. The Faroe Islands Located between Iceland and Norway - a small archipelago of volcanic islands; a place that looks like someone mashed together Scotland + Greenland + Ireland + Iceland. This will be a six-day workshop with a great group blending daytime landscape/nature (and even portrait!) photography with a night component.  If you're looking to come explore an incredible country with a group of passionate people - well, we'd love to have you there! Itinerary (note: subject to change as we finalize all details) Day 1 - Monday, May 13 -  Workshop starts mid-afternoon at about 3PM at our hotel on Vagar. Group introductions, overview, astrophotography presentations, field sunset session. Day 2 - Tuesday, May 14 -   Sunrise photography around  Vagar, close to hotel, breakfast back at hotel, break, 2-hour classroom sessions just before dinner, dinner at Vagar Hotel, sunset session on Vagar. Day 3 - Wednesday, May 15 -  Transfer day to Gjogv with stop in scenic Saxon. Early dinner at Gjaargardur, sunset in northern Eysturoy, possibility of night session. Day 4 - Thursday, May 16 - Sunrise somewhere near Gjogv, close to hotel, breakfast back at hotel, break, 2-hour classroom sessions just before dinner, early dinner at Gjaargardur, sunset session on northern Streymoy. Day 5 - Friday, May 17 -  Sunrise somewhere near Gjogv, close to hotel, breakfast back at hotel, break, 2-hour classroom sessions just before dinner, early dinner at Gjaargardur, sunset session on northern Streymoy, night session. Day 6 - Saturday, May 18 - Final group breakfast. The finer details: Included:- Daily instruction/mentoring by Paul Zizka and Dave Brosha- All in-country accommodations + breakfast/dinner during the dates of the workshop- In-country transportation during duration of workshop (we have a number of rental vans secured) Not Included:- International Airfare (participants will need to be in Vagar, Faroe Islands for the start date of the workshop)- Lunches. As this will be a workshop around late nights and early mornings, participants will have free time from late morning through late afternoon; as such, lunches aren't with the group and are "on own".- Travel Insurance Price/Payment Schedule: Cost: CAD $4,950  Payment options: Full payment or $1050 non-refundable deposit to secure a space with remaining three payments spread over the year:   Non-Refundable Deposit: CAD $1,050   Payment #2: CAD $1,300 - August 1, 2018  Payment #3: CAD $1,300 - November 1, 2018  Payment #4:  CAD $1,300 - February 1, 2019 Note: failure to pay by payment due date means forfeiting deposit and spot will be freed up and potentially sold to another interested participant (see more in cancellation policy below). If unforeseen circumstances arise, participants are welcome to transfer/sell their space to another interested participant. Accommodations Hotel Vágar Gjáargarður - Guesthouse of Gjógv Important note:  this is not a "luxury" tour.   While we feel you will find it very comfortable, please note that accommodations will be shared (two participants per room).  We will do our best, however, to accomodate friends/spouses traveling together to ensure you room in the same cabin.  All accommodations during the duration of the workshop dates (from kick-off to final group breakfast) included.   Transportation All in-country transportation from the time of the formal workshop kick-off at the hotel in Vagar (details of which to be sent to participants upn registration) to final group breakfast included/covered. What to expectThe workshop is suitable for participants of all levels of experience in photography. Most locations will be readily accessible with drives/short hikes.  This event focuses primarily on landscape and outdoor photography, but participants are free to ask questions about and practice portrait photography as well. It is worth noting that the workshop will be quite intense in order to maximize field time. Participants are not expected to participate in every aspect of the workshop/tour. It’s up to you to get out as much as you like, though of course it is recommended you give it your all. LEAVE NO TRACE Both Dave and Paul preach and live the ethics of "leave no trace" photography, which means that the utmost care is given, while hiking and photographing, to leaving zero impact on the natural environment.  Participants are expected to approach this tour with the same ethics at all times. What to BringAs this event is in May in the Faroes, there is the possibility of some very diverse weather conditions and cool temperatures, especially in the late evening and early mornings.  Please come prepared for a variety of weather conditions as the more comfortable you are, the more enjoyable your experience will be.  Make sure to pack:• suitable and comfortable clothing, which you can layer (including long underwear)• warm jacket.• waterproof jacket and pants• hiking boots (we will be in potentially wet and rocky areas)• warm hat• a headlamp or flashlight• gloves (try to find gloves that still allow you to operate your camera)• your own camera equipment (preferably DSLR, which allows manual control of shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings and a range of lenses, if you have).  Our recommended lenses to bring would be one wide angle lens with a fast aperture (useful for night photography) and a 70-200MM lens.  Other lenses are useful, of course, but those two lenses were our most frequented "go-to" lenses. • a sturdy tripod • a cable (or wireless) shutter release• a laptop for editing (with editing software, preferably Adobe) As well, we optionally recommend: • small first aid kit• blister bandages• water bottle Cancellation Policy Spots are non-refundable but are transferrable (i.e. if the participant is able to find someone else to take their spot and can sell/transfer the spot to a new participant, this is acceptable). Although extremely unlikely, OFFBEAT Photography Ltd reserve the right to cancel the tour at any time for a variety of reasons (i.e. if a  minimum number of participants is not met or if unforeseen circumstances dramatically impacted cost of the tour or global conditions somehow warranted a cancellation).  In the very unlikely event of a cancellation, all monies/deposits made to OFFBEAT Photography Ltd. would be refunded to participants however no compensation would be made for participant flight cancellation fees.  Insurance It is not only advised but required that participants have trip cancellation insurance, including medical/illness insurance and emergency medical transport coverage (proof required within 4 months of departure).  By purchasing a spot you are acknowledging that you accept these conditions. Travel Visa It is the participant's responsibility to ensure they have a valid Travel Visa (if applicable/required) for the duration of the workshop.   About Dave Brosha "Critically acclaimed....spectacular photos." - The Globe and Mail Holding a passion for the world and an eye for the beauty it contains, northern commercial, personal, and landscape photographer Dave Brosha is on a continual journey to seek out and capture the beauty of this world – whether it’s the beauty of some of most extreme and pristine environments in the world, or the beauty of some of a person’s most personal moments. In addition to living throughout northern Canada for much of his life, Dave – along with his wife and children – have also lived in Asia and have traveled extensively through both the many provinces and territories of their native country and numerous countries abroad. Dave’s personal affiliations and representations include the First Light agency, Aurora Images, Offset, Getty Images (stock), National Geographic (stock), and the Canadian Press, for which Dave is a freelance photographer.   About Paul Zizka Specializing in photographing in difficult conditions and hard-to-reach places, Paul has a passion for shooting alpine sports and backcountry experiences, capturing the spirit of adventurers and finding unusual angles of common mountain subjects. As a landscape photographer, he particularly enjoys the challenge of capturing nature’s beauty at night and the unique features that come with a dark sky – stars, Northern Lights and dramatic silhouettes. Paul’s award-winning photos have been featured in a variety of publications, includingIMPACT, Alpinist, Canadian Geographic, Islands, PhotoLife, Fodors.com and explore magazine. In addition to his work for a number of clients, over the past few years Paul has created a signature collection of images for Banff Lake Louise Tourism, which are used to promote Banff National Park throughout the world. In the Canadian Rockies, Paul has hiked extensively in the backcountry and photographed from the summits of countless peaks. His adventures abroad include a 1400-km unsupported double-crossing of Iceland on foot (2004), which is believed to be the first of its kind, and a 1488-km solo crossing of the South Island of New Zealand (2007). Recent travels have taken him backpacking in the Caribbean, exploring tiny insular nations of the Pacific, trekking in remote corners of Scandinavia and Nepal, and ski touring on Baffin Island. For any additional questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Jun 14, 2019 7:00 PM

The 2nd Annual High on Life Retreat - Ecstatic Dance Festival! Portugal June 14th-17th 2019  - An experiential playground for co-creating transformational experiences.  - Life-affirming retreat beyond the old Drug and Alcohol paradigm. - Awaken the dancer within! Dance to feel alive, find your creativity and freedom through conscious dance!  - A weekend of wild dancing, fun and heartful meetings with other lovers of dance, music and healthy living.  Pioneering conscious communities built around music, dance and healthy living, the High on Life Retreat / Ecstatic Dance Festival opens new doorways of possibilities beyond what we dare to dream.   ♥  “Put the body in motion, and the psyche will heal itself” - Gabrielle Roth Ecstatic Dance -  Tribal Trance Dance - Breathwork Initiation - Authentic Movement - Bioenergetics - Osho Active Meditations - Sacred Cacao Ceremony - Heart Circles... and much, much more with amazing people who love music and dance!  URUBU School of Transformational Arts is creating a global health-conscious community, a movement that celebrates life through music and dance.  ♥  ABOUT THE HIGH ON LIFE RETREAT/ ECSTATIC DANCE FESTIVAL: - An experiential playground for co-creating transformational existence.  - Life-affirming retreat beyond the old Drug and Alcohol paradigm. - Awaken the dancer within! Dance to feel alive, find your creativity and freedom through conscious dance!  - A weekend of wild dancing, fun and heartful meetings with other lovers of dance, music and healthy living.  - Connection with ourself and our bodies explored through a cross-section of approaches. - Explore as individuals and a group, a wide variety of ecstatic dance and active meditation processes. - Using music, movement, ritual, and connection to achieve a unified field of being. - Attune to Nature, living energy present in each moment and create a space for that energy to evolve through dancing outdoors, on the beach!  - We welcome beginners and experienced explorers. Please check out our ecstatic dance video on youtube to give you a taste of the journey! ♥  WHAT WORKSHOPS TO EXPECT: As well as a selection of Ecstatic Dance Djs, the following workshops are included: ECSTATIC DANCE - of course!! BIOENERGETICS - Work with our bodies to transform and to heal OSHO ACTIVE MEDITATIONS - Get present with a selection of powerful meditation practices AUTHENTIC MOVEMENT - Dance of awareness  GROUP SHARINGS / HEART CIRCLES - Speak your truth & let yourself be heard in Community SACRED CACAO CEREMONY - Expansion of the Heart and Spirit through Cacao Medicine - Elixir of the Gods. BREATHWORK INITIATION - Transformational Healing - Release Energetic, Emotional & Physical layers of negative imprints & conditioning. TRIBAL TRANCE DANCE - Dive deep into your wild Nature featuring Live musicians! BEACH QUEST - An Initiation of Nature’s Elemental Life-Force - Silent Disco ♥  EXAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE: • 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Good Morning Meditation• 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Yummy Breakfast• 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Morning Session• 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM – Magnificent Lunch & Swim Break• 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM – Evening Session• 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Delicious Dinner• 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM – Late Night Gathering/Activity ♥  VIDEOS OF THE WORK WE WILL BE EXPLORING:  - Outdoor Silent Disco- Ecstatic Dance Temple- Tantric Trance Dance- The Big Love Experience ♥  FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS RETREATS:  “That was a very beautiful experience. An amazing journey inward & out. To express in a free space filled with joyful vibes & gorgeous smiling faces. In sound, in rhythm, in motion, in colour, in sweat, the Dance, the Soul.” Cath “The smiles, the kind eyes, the hugs, the bits when I lost myself in the music, the joy of the moments when it felt as if the whole room was jumping in unison.” Salvo “ What a profound experience! The music was so beautiful ... it carried me effortlessly inward facilitating a deep connection to Spirit, moving my body in a way that I felt I had little control over. It was magical! Thank you ” Ashley ♥  PRACTICAL INFORMATION Where:  The festival takes place on the beautiful property of 33 ha forestland in the midst of a natural reserve, overlooking the endless hills of Southern Alentejo. It is near S. Teotónio, Odemira and Zambujeira do Mar, about 25 km from the beautiful beaches on the west coast of Portugal. Closest Airport is Faro (Easyjet & RyanAir) and a 1-hour train ride to the closest station Santa Clara - Saboia where you will be picked up by the retreat centre (€5). Or get picked up at the Faro airport for an additional cost (€60 or €80 at night time).  When: 7PM Friday, June 14th - 11AM Monday, June 17th 2019 (you are welcome to arrive earlier to set up your tent and settle in).  Cost for the festival program: All prices are excluding food and accommodation.- £50 Super-Duper Earlybird - £75 Earlybird - £100 Regular price ♥  FOOD & ACCOMMODATION COST FOR FOOD (Vegetarian) & CAMPING €105 for 3 nights - includes Teas, Meals & Camping(With your own camping gear) COST FOR TENT & MATTRESS RENTAL €30 for the whole festival  SHARED ROOM (on top of basic fee of Food & Camping €105) €45 p/p for 3 nights Clayhouse 1 (x2) - 2 single beds Clayhouse 2 (x2) - 2 single bedsClayhouse 3 (x2) - 2 single bedsYurt (x2) -  2 single bedsForest Cabin (x2) - double bed (for couple) Trailer (x2) - 2 single beds SHARED ROOM, in the house (on top of basic fee of Food & Camping €105) €60 p/p for 3 nights Large bedroom (x2 or x3) - single bedsSmall bedroom 1 (x2) - double bed (for couple) Small bedroom 2 (x2) - single beds COST FOR TOWEL RENTAL 2€ Euros per event p/p (For those who are camping) PICK UP COSTS - from train station €5 per person (20 min car drive)(PLEASE CHECK FLIGHT ARRIVAL TIME TO ENSURE YOU CAN CATCH ONE OF THE BELOW TRAINS FROM FARO TO THE RETREAT CENTRE) PICK UP TIMES: TRAIN  https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/train-timesFARO - SANTA CLARA SABOIA   Leaving Arrival Duration 07:00    07:58    0:58 08:22    09:25    1:03 13:54    14:57    1:03 17:56    18:59    1:03 Pick up from Faro airport €60 per car, nighttime €80 per car DROP OFF COSTS (EUROS)  5€ per person (20 min car drive)(PLEASE CHECK FLIGHT DEPARTURE TIME TO ENSURE YOU CAN CATCH ONE OF THE BELOW TRAINS FROM THE RETREAT CENTRE TO FARO) DROP OFF TIMES: TRAIN  https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en/train-times SANTA CLARA SABOIA - FARO Leaving Arrival Duration 12:24    13:30    1:06 16:21    17:35.   1:14 20:43    21:50    1:07 Drop off to Faro airport €60 per car, nighttime €80 per car ALL COSTS TO BE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE RETREAT CENTRE (EUROS) VIA BANK TRANSFER (DETAILS WILL BE PROVIDED ONCE YOU'VE BOOKED) If you have any further questions, please send us an email: [email protected] ♥  ABOUT FACILITATOR:  The High on Life Ecstatic Dance Festival was created by Seth Newman, who as well as growing up with the Indian Msytic Osho in India, has trained in Living Tantra, Bioenergetics, Humanistic Psychotherapy and Active Meditation. He is a long-term student at the Open Centre in London, and has trained with Guy Gladston (Bioenergetics), Amadis Cammell (Core-energetics), Michael Gavin (Radix Neo Reichian bodywork), Silke Zeihl (Postural Integration) and Tim Brown (Dance of Awareness). Seth brings a holistic approach to his work with groups and individuals.   ♥  FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS RETREATS:  “Thank you guys. The festival was an exceptional experience of deep healing, awakening, and opening. I feel so light, peaceful, and full of Love. Through the journey we took, I touched some of my wounds, gently but deeply releasing and healing what was ready to be alchemised. Thank you to all the other lovely participants. Please organise the next one soon :-)” Tanja “ The festival gave me the opportunity to go deeper into my body and discover new experiences which I hadn’t been able to tap into before. It was a good mix of different exercises, and I had a really blissful experience with the breathwork.” Vijay ” I feel so grateful I had the opportunity to attend this festival. I felt that Seth, through his presence, allowing, way of being, created a very unique, safe space in which I could release, discover, explore and meet different aspects of myself. I was amazed how during the two days I was – often unexpectedly and gently – led to bring forth and embrace a child, an ancient woman, an animal, a spoiled brat, a mother, a lover, a goddess… Also through Seth’s guidance and suggestions I felt within very short spaces of time both my immense sorrow/yearning/pain and my immense joy/gratitude, realising how close to each other these seemingly opposites are. Today I feel a more solid belonging in the world, and a heightened awareness of the soles of my feet on the floor, like the earth, was more magnetic!” Maria

May 18, 2018 1:00 PM

Last Day To Sign Up: May 14, 2018!   Attention CAIS Campers! Presenting the Spring 2018 edition of CAIS Family Camping at Olema Campground on the weekend of May 18-20, 2018. This is a great opportunity to spend time with the awesome people in the CAIS community! The fun begins as early as Friday afternoon for those who choose to get a head start on the weekend. Other campers will arrive on Saturday morning in time for lots of outdoor activities—such as playing soccer at the campground or visiting nearby beaches and parks. The evening includes a community barbeque, fun around the campfire and s'mores for all.  This Camp will no doubt add its own special events to the growing lore of CAIS Family Camp. Be part of the fun! (password: cais150) No camping gear? No problem! A list of resources is included here or search the internet for local stores (e.g. Sports Basement, Costco, REI) that have camping equipment for purchase and/or rental.  Want to attend AND want to sleep in a cozy bed? Click here for nearby lodging accommodations.  Also, check out www.JucyUSA.com, a mini-van RV equipped with stove, sink, and refrigerator.   Want to lend/borrow camping equipment?  Click here to enter the equipment you're willing to share, or browse to see what's available to borow.  Olema Campground is located on Route 1 in Olema about an hour north of San Francisco. It has well­ maintained bathrooms with hot showers and open areas for playing. We welcome everyone to participate in the Saturday night barbecue; all other meals are on your own.  Pt. Reyes Station, a small town full of eateries (Cowgirl Creamery, Bovine Bakery) is only 5 minutes away.  Two families will share each campsite, and each campsite is equipped with 1 picnic table and 1 fire ring. There is only enough space for two cars per campsite. If you are bringing in an RV, please contact May ([email protected]) prior to purchasing tickets.  Additional cars must be parked at the Campground’s central lot. We also must have the campground cleared by Sunday at 12pm.  The Saturday night communal barbecue will feature snacks, traditional charcoal-grilled meats, baked salmon and veggies, and s'mores for kids of all ages. Special Note: Each adult family member is expected to participate in some way in putting on the communal Saturday night barbecue. Select how you'd like to volunteer during the checkout process and see additional volunteer opportunities as well.  Volunteer opportunities for kids too!

Feb 27, 2019 9:15 AM

THE POWER BRUNCH  Power Brunch - Come on baby light my fire! Sometimes in life we need a little kick-start to help us reassess and then readdress! The power brunch is just that. Not only work-outs, yoga and an experience but a chance to network mindfully and create conscious connections. Plus it is always a lot of fun!  At our prevoius Power Brunch guests left feeling inspired and empowered and new fruitful relatopnships were made.  In November we will be doing an outdoor session with Lulu Lemon Ambassador Rhys Jenkins followed by yoga stretches, poses and warm down with Alicia. Powered with cacao lattes and energy balls pre-workout, and then after all the hard work a beautiful hand-made healthy brunch which you can choose to take away with you.  You can expect gifts and wellness tips & tools to take home with you. Poundon House - Wednesday 28th November  Arrival from 9.15am Coffee & connections - meet your tribe  9.45am Outdoor strength and conditioning session with Ryhs Jenkins  10.30am - 11.15am  Indoor yoga including warm-down, stretch and relax with Alicia  Brunch (take-away available on request)  12.00 Departure  Cost £35 (earlybird £28) "The power brunch at Poundon House was so well organised. We were greeted with delicious cocoa and bliss balls which were enjoyed with a beautiful view across the hills. The combination of classes allowed for both some calorie burning and relaxation and then we had more yummy gluten and dairy free delicacies. As well as meeting some lovely people, I was even introduced to a new food brand who I have ended up having discussions about a possible job. Already booked my place on the next one! Thanks Alicia for putting on such a wonderful event in your wonderful home." Eleanor - Previous guest at The Power Brunch  More about Rhys Rhys Jenkins is a PT/strength and conditioning coach who founded @bscfitness in 2017 and through his passion for Strength and Conditioning, is able to help his clients realise their potential, whatever that may be. Rhys is motivated by being the best version of himself and lives by the quote “Being challenged is inevitable, being defeated is optional”. He is driven by his desire to achieve his maximum potential and perceives challenges as just that – a challenge, a challenge to overcome.‘Without health and fitness I would not be where I am today. It is my place of calm, my escape from other stressors in life. For me, its not about beating the next person in front of me, rather being the best version mf me and present in any other given situation. Rhys is the founder of Bicester Strength and Conditioning. He offers training sessions and consistent Mentorship. A space where you wil be provided with safe and productive programming through leading health, fitness and performance research. More about Alicia  Alicia, founder of &Sister Wellness events originally trained in Ashtanga yoga and has subsequently studied with traditional Hatha yoga teachers, as well as focusing on creative sequencing for vinyasa flow classes. Alicia loves to include philosophy, poetry, pranayama, vinyasa and meditation in her classes and to bring lightness and playfulness wherever possible. Alicia teaches with full presence, humility and an open heart. Gently asking her students to take a break from ‘real’ life and help them open the doors into their true nature and let the light in She is passionate about helping people discover the beauty of the practice of yoga, to live their dreams and realise their full potential to live a happy and harmonic life. Alicia is a LuLu Lemon ambassador and works with the brand to spread wellness in the community in Bicester and beyond. 

Apr 06, 2019 8:30 AM

Course Description: This highly interactive course is designed for clinicians who have already had some experience working with clients with limb loss, but want to further challenge their clients in order to improve their functional outcomes.   Do your clients complain of low back pain when standing and walking? Are your clients confident in their functional abilities? Does your client have a stubborn gait deviation that you just can't resolve? Do you struggle with the role of prosthetic alignment when providing gait training? Are you wanting a better understanding of how prosthetic knees (including microprocessor knees) function? Do you have clients who want to perform at a higher functional level? (Eg running, golfing, skiing, cycling, etc)   Learn how to progress your clients a step above their current function by attending this two day dynamic course with the opportunity to work with patient volunteers and a local prosthetist. The course will cover the following topics:   Low back pain with prosthetic use: why does it happen and how to prevent/resolve  What are realistic outcomes: good enough vs maximal function. Are you underestimating client    potential? Clinical patterns: knowing how to build a good foundation for optimal function; when/how to progress without negatively affecting future outcomes  The importance of single leg stance stability in gait and higher level function   How prosthetic alignment impacts gait training In - depth gait analysis and how to improve gait symmetry Prosthetic knees (including microprocessor knees): how they work and how best to train clients  on various knees Body-resisted exercises for functional core and limb strengthening   This 2-Day course runs from 8:30am-4:30pm each day.   Course Objectives: 1.  Understand basic prosthetic alignment principles and how alignment can affect your gait training    ability; learn to recognize sub-optimal alignment in Trans Tibial and Trans Femoral gait, and how to work with the prosthetist and client in achieving optimal alignment for maximum function   2.  Understand the importance of core strength in contracture management, movement patterns and on all levels of function; learn how to strengthen core and limbs functionally   3.  Understand principles of different prosthetic foot and knee designs, and learn how to maximize gait efficiency and functional use of components. (Training with microprocessor knees will depend on availability of client volunteers with microprocessor knees) **** A local prosthetist, Scott Pearen C.P. (c) from Hodgson Orthopedic Group, will also attend the course. He will answer questions and make alignment changes on volunteer client models if applicable. Instructors Shirlene Campbell  PT Shirlene Campbell has 27 years of experience working in the field of adult and pediatric limb loss rehabilitation. Shirlene is currently working privately in the community providing in-home prosthetic gait training for clients having undergone amputations for many different reasons, including trauma. Shirlene's mission is to help her clients achieve their goals and maximize their function, working closely with prosthetists for best practice in achieving optimal outcomes. Shirlene is experienced with microprocessor knees and teaching clients how to use them. Shirlene is keen to assist other health care professionals to learn more about limb loss rehabilitation, and has been involved in teaching at U of T, UBC and the George Brown College P&O Program. Scott Pearen, C.P.(c) Prosthetist from Hodgson Orthopedic Group Scott is a Certified Prosthetist. He graduated from the BCIT prosthetics and orthotics program in 2004 and received his national certification in 2006. Scott has had the opportunity to experience numerous ventures in the prosthetics field. He has worked in both public and private clinics, as well as providing training for one of the industry’s largest manufacturers. In 2009, he managed a large rehab hospital in northern Pakistan with the Canadian Red Cross, before coming back to Vancouver to start the Hodgson Orthopedic Group. In his spare time, Scott loves to keep active and enjoy all of the great outdoor things that Vancouver offers. Scott enjoys curling in the winter and spring months, and looks forward to continuing improvement of his golf scores and taking his game from double bogies to birdies. Register now as space is limited!   PABC members benefit from significant savings on courses. Not a member yet? Explore membership. Licensing: All participants are responsible for ensuring that they have a current license to practice from the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC). If participants are from out of BC, they must acquire a Courtesy License from CPTBC: http://cptbc.org/applicants/registration-applicants/courtesy-registration/. PABC Course Cancellation Policy: PABC Course refunds are issued for cancellations received two weeks prior to the event,  less a $100 Cancellation fee. No refunds are issued for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the event.

Feb 07, 2019 6:30 PM

Hosted by Jeffrey Platts & Johnny Blackburn Circling or Authentic Relating Is a way of communicating and relating with another or a small group of human being that allows for deeper connection and presence. This unique, beautiful and profound practice, is sort of like a relational meditation, that allows for more connection and awareness. Equal parts improv conversation, art form, and interpersonal meditation, the purpose of Circling is twofold: 1. CONNECTION: The experience of feeling safe, accepted, open & “being seen” as we are expressing our authentic selves is one of the most rewarding experiences we can have as human beings, and Circling provides a safe contain for us to see and celebrate each person for the unique flavor they bring to the world. 2. AWARENESS: Circling provides a container that also supports enhanced awareness deeper and wider aspects of ourselves and others. It helps us see and appreciate more beauty and nuance in others and can reveal “relational blind spots” (places where we may push away the depth of connection and intimacy that’s possible). There are certain dimensions of our personal sevles that can only be seen, felt and known in the safe acceptance of relational presence with others and to this end Circling can be an essential relational practice for greater Awareness & Freedom. Through this fresh, direct-experience, in-the-moment process, we have more choice about how we respond because we’re aware of our blind spots. You may be interested if you are:- in relationship and want to deepen with your partner…- single, and looking to attract someone to explore deeper connection with…- looking to be able to create faster rapport & deeper connection with ANYONE–family, friends, prospective clients… GUIDELINES 1. This event will be capped at a small number of spaces. An advanced ticket is required to reserve your spot: 2. Doors open at 6:30pm. DOORS CLOSE promptly at 7:00pm. Please plan to arrive by 6:45pm to check-in and settle. Plan ahead to allow time traffic and parking. Due to the nature of this event, no one will be admitted after 7pm, so please plan accordingly. 3. Please wear clothes that are comfortable for sitting on the floor. Cushions and some backjacks will be provided. If you would like a little more support, please feel free to bring an additional small pillow or a cushion. 4. Please plan to arrive early/on time and stay for the full duration of the event. There are a limited number of spaces available, so please only purchase a ticket if you are able to arrive on time and attend for the FULL duration of the evening. 5. No food or eating will be allowed during the circling. If you would like to eat at Eve, please plan to arrive earlier to make sure your meal is completed before we start promptly at 7:00pm. 6. This event is for adults 18+. 7. If you received an email purchase confirmation from Eventbrite, you do not need to print out your ticket. Just give your name at the door. 7. ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE.  SCHEDULE 6:30 Arrival/check-inPlease plan to arrive by 6:45pm to check-in and settle. 7:00pm DOORS CLOSE AT 7:00PM *SHARP*7pm to 10pm Circling LOCATION Encinitas. Exact location details will be sent to ticket holders 24 hours before the event.  TICKETS Tickets go on sale starting Tuesday, January 8th at 5pm PT.First 5 tickets available at half-price ($12.50 + fee). First-come, first-serve.$25 Regular Admission Ticket purchase required to reserve a spot. Previous events have sold out well in advance. MORE ABOUT CIRCLING/AUTHENTIC RELATING http://www.jeffreyplatts.com/circling/ http://integralcenter.org/what-is-circling/  HISTORYCircling is an evolving relational practice that has lineages to Authentic World, The Integral Center and other teachers. It has spawned various practice groups and styles across North America, Europe and across the globe. We share these circling events here in San Diego as both a celebration and extension of the practice. For a deeper training and study of the practice, we recommend The Integral Center's intensive T3 Training. ABOUT THE CO-HOSTS Johnny Blackburn is a developmental coach, author, speaker & event facilitator specializing in helping people awaken greater potential & living from deeper presence & connection in work, love & life. Blackburn’s original background in Management Consulting, Master’s degree in Psychology, more than 3000 client-coaching hours as a Professionally Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation & hundreds of hours facilitating groups & live experiential events all combine to provide an integrated approach to embodied transformational experiences and skill-building for practical work, love & life applications. He provides a safe & playfully challenging experiential container with heightened presence & openness enabling participants to experience greater possibilities within themselves & deeper intimacy with others. Personally, Johnny enjoys many forms of movement, martial arts, surfing, dancing Tango, being outdoors, reading, learning, laughing, preparing and eating delicious slow food, local community gatherings, traveling the world, going to festivals, having authentic conversations with friends, loved ones & “strangers”, and being still. More at http//johnnyblackburn.net Jeffrey Platts is a dating & relationship coach with one mission: to help single good men remember that they belong and are worthy of being in a relationship with an amazing, well-matched woman, NO MATTER what flavor of healthy masculinity they embody. With over 24 years of personal study and transformational training, he has led nearly 200 workshops and retreats on personal growth, dating, and communication. Jeffrey's work and writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, Washington Post, ABC News, Authentic Man Program and the Good Men Project. He brings a rich, results-based toolbox of insights and experiences to his facilitation, integrating his adventures as DJ, amateur stand-up comedian, salsa dancer, yoga teacher and world traveler. More at http://jeffreyplatts.com

Mar 30, 2019 7:00 AM

Are you ready for a challenge that will help a great cause? Do you want to see how your team matches up against teams from all branches of our local military, law enforcement, fire & rescue, EMS, ROTC, scouting and local sports teams? Do you want a chance to show your support for our local men and women in uniform? Sheep Dog Impact Assistance - Central AR is proud to present the Fifth Annual Heroes Ruck Challenge on 30 March 2019 at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum in North Little Rock, AR. This is a 15.3 mile, squad level, road march charity race. Teams will consist of five members, each carrying a minimum 35 lb rucksack/duty gear. Winners medals will be awarded to the team with best time in each division. Each mile along the route will honor the sacrifice of a fallen service member or first responder.  (Each mile marker sign will be offered to the surviving family members afterward as our way of letting them know that we haven't forgotten their sacrifice.) All registered perticipants will receive a commemorative t-shirt. All finishers receive a commemorative 2019 HRC medal. Teams are also encouraged to march "in memory of" or "in honor of" an injured or fallen comrade. The race starts at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum, crosses the pedestrian bridge to the Clinton Presidential Center, winds up the Little Rock side of the river to the Big Dam Bridge, across the bridge to Cook’s Landing and back to the museum using the Arkansas River Trail   This event benefits Sheep Dog Impact Assistance - Central AR and its mission to engage, assist and empower our military veterans and first responders in need with continued service opportunities, holiday assistance and outdoor adventures.  NOTE:  We are currently taking nominations for this year's mile marker honorees. Nominations must be for fallen members of our military and first responders who died in combat, in the line of duty or in an act of serving others. To make a nomination, email [email protected] A member of the Alexandria, LA, SWAT team quietly shows respect as he passes by a mile marker at 2016's event. With mile marker 11, we remembered Deputy Sherri Jones of the Bowie County Sheriff's Office, who died in the line of duty on 18 April 2011.     Official Rules Teams will compete in five divisions. The Active Duty Division is open to those who are currently on active duty status in a Military, Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue or EMS unit.  This also includes volunteer firefighters actively serving a community volunteer fire unit.  Four members of the team must meet this guideline. The Former Duty Division is open to those who are former members of active duty military and first responder units to include Veterans Groups and those with Honorable Discharges and Retirees.  Four members of the team must meet this guideline. The Civilian Division is open to anyone who is not a current or former active duty member in any unit who wants to honor those who served. The Civilian Light Division is open to civilian and youth teams who want to support our local heroes and participate without the 35 lb rucksack requirement. The Collegiate Division is open to those students taking any college or junior college course regardless of level (undergraduate, graduate, medical school, law school, etc.), status (part-time or full-time) or degree status.  ROTC units are included in this division.  Four members of the team must be registered college students.     Active Duty Division Division Eligibility - The Active Duty Division is open to those who are currently on active duty status in a Military, Law Enforcement, Fire & Rescue or EMS unit.  This also includes volunteer firefighters actively serving a community volunteer fire unit.  Four members of the team must meet this guideline. Teams will consist of five participants.  All members of the team must cross the finish line within 20 seconds of each other.  Failure to do so will result in disqualification.  Any team finishing with less than five members will be disqualified from placing for winner's medals. Active Duty participants will wear BDU’s, ACUs, or their service equivalent uniform IAW their department/unit standards.  Distinctive unit T-shirts may be worn in place of the regulation T-shirts or in lieu of uniform tops.  All shirts will be tucked and will exhibit a high level of professionalism.  All team members must be in identical uniforms.  PT uniforms are acceptable. Participants must have a minimum of 35 lbs of duty-specific gear, to include their rucksacks/backpacks, which will be weighed and verified before the start of the race.  The weight will be annotated on the waiver form.  Sheep Dog Impact Assistance will not be responsible for injuries sustained from carrying more weight than the minimal requirement. The frame of the ruck/backpack will count towards the 35 lb limit.  Alice Style, Blackhawk, Propper and Molle or civilian packs are authorized.  The 35 lbs cannot include rocks, sandbags (unless securely taped shut), logs, water or other items which could be picked up or discarded along the route.  The rucksacks of the first place winning team will be weighed after the race. Participants with less than 35 lbs at the end of the race will be disqualified from winning the winner's medal, unless that member has a documented physical condition that precludes him from carrying the weight.  In that case, the weight will be distributed among the team and carried throughout the challenge. Fire units may substitute rucksacks with bunker gear and air tanks as long as the weight meets the 35 lb minimum standard. Footwear is limited to military service recognized boots.  Consult your service regulations.  Hi-Tech style boots may be worn only if authorized by individual service regulations or commander. All participants will have a water source along the route at all times.  Water-carrying devices will NOT be weighed as part of the official weight of the duty gear.  If the participant chooses to carry their water source in their rucksack, the water source and all components of water-carrying equipment (LCE, canteens, canteen cup, etc) will be removed prior to weigh in. NO team will abandon or leave behind a member.  If a team member cannot continue, it is the team’s duty to ensure that they’re left in the care of route medical personnel.  The team captain will contact the route staff with a number given to them before the event, and the appropriate medical personnel will respond.  Once a team member is left in the care of medical personnel, the remainder of the team may choose to complete the course; however, the entire team is disqualified from winning. Pioneering poles and hiking sticks are not authorized in the Active Duty division.   Former Duty Division Division Eligibility - The Former Duty Division is open to those who are former members of active duty military and first responder units to include Veterans Groups and those with Honorable Discharges and Retirees.  Four members of the team must meet this guideline. Teams will consist of five participants.  All members of the team must cross the finish line within 20 seconds of each other.  Failure to do so will result in disqualification.  Any team finishing with less than five members will be disqualified from placing for a winner's medal. Former Duty participants may wear BDUs, ACUs or their former service equivalent uniform.  Distinctive unit T-shirts may be worn in place of the regulation T-shirt or in lieu of uniform tops.  All shirts will be tucked and will exhibit a high level of professionalism.  All team members must be in identical uniforms. Participants must have a minimum of 35 lbs of duty-specific gear, to include their rucksacks/backpacks, which will be weighed and verified before the start of the race.  The weight will be annotated on the waiver form.  Sheep Dog Impact Assistance will not be responsible for injuries sustained from carrying more weight than the minimal requirement. The frame of the ruck/backpack will count towards the 35 lb limit.  Alice Style, Blackhawk, Propper and Molle or civilian packs are authorized.  The 35 lbs cannot include rocks, sandbags (unless securely taped shut), logs, water or other items which could be picked up or discarded along the route.  The rucksacks of the first place winning team will be weighed after the race. Participants with less than 35 lbs at the end of the race will be disqualified from winning a winner's medal, unless that member has a documented physical condition that precludes him from carrying the weight.  In that case, the weight will be distributed among the team and carried throughout the challenge. Participants registered in the Former Duty Division may wear any footwear or attire appropriate for road marching.  Individual components of military-type clothing (i.e., BDU trousers, military boots, military headgear, etc.) may be worn, but the participants must be easily distinguishable as a non-military entrants by finish line personnel. All participants will have a water source along the route at all times.  Water-carrying devices will NOT be weighed as part of the official weight of the duty gear.  If the participant chooses to carry their water source in their rucksack, the water source and all components of water-carrying equipment (LCE, canteens, canteen cup, etc) will be removed prior to weigh in. No team will abandon or leave behind a member.  If a team member cannot continue, it is the team’s duty to ensure that they’re left in the care of route medical personnel.  The team captain will contact the route staff with a number given to them before the event, and the appropriate medical personnel will respond.  Once a team member is left in the care of medical personnel, the remainder of the team may choose to complete the course; however, the entire team is disqualified from winning. Pioneering poles and hiking sticks are authorized in the Former Duty division. Civilian Division  Division Eligibility - The Civilian Division is open to anyone who is not a current or former active duty member in any unit who wants to honor those who served.  Teams will consist of five participants.  All members of the team must cross the finish line within 20 seconds of each other.  Failure to do so will result in disqualification.  Any team finishing with less than five members will be disqualified from placing for the winner's medals. Participants must have a minimum of 35 lbs in gear, to include their rucksacks/backpacks, which will be weighed and verified before the start of the race.  The weight will be annotated on the waiver form.  Sheep Dog Impact Assistance will not be responsible for injuries sustained from carrying more weight than the minimal requirement. The frame of the ruck/backpack will count towards the 35 lb limit.  Alice Style, Blackhawk, Propper and Molle or civilian packs are authorized.  The 35 lbs cannot include rocks, sandbags (unless securely taped shut), logs, water or other items which could be picked up or discarded along the route.  The rucksacks of the first place winning team will be weighed after the race.  Participants with less than 35 lbs at the end of the race will be disqualified from winning the trophy, unless that member has a documented physical condition that precludes him from carrying the weight.  In that case, the weight will be distributed among the team and carried throughout the challenge. Participants registered in the Civilian Division may wear any footwear or attire appropriate for road marching.  Individual components of military-type clothing (i.e., BDU trousers, military boots, military headgear, etc.) may be worn, but the participants must be easily distinguishable as a non-military entrants by finish line personnel. All participants will have a water source along the route at all times.  Water-carrying devices will NOT be weighed as part of the official weight of the duty gear.  If the participant chooses to carry their water source in their rucksack, the water source and all components of water-carrying equipment (LCE, canteens, canteen cup, etc) will be removed prior to weigh in. No team will abandon or leave behind a member.  If a team member cannot continue, it is the team’s duty to ensure that they are left in the care of route medical personnel.  The team captain will contact the route staff with a number given to them before the event, and the appropriate medical personnel will respond.  Once a team member is left in the care of medical personnel, the remainder of the team may choose to complete the course; however, the entire team is disqualified from winning. Pioneering poles and hiking sticks are authorized in the civilian division.   Civilian Light Division  Division Eligibility - The Civilian Light Division is open for civilian and youth teams who want to support our local heroes and participate without the 35 lb rucksack requirement.  Teams will consist of five participants.  All members of the team must cross the finish line within 20 seconds of each other.  Failure to do so will result in disqualification.  Any team finishing with less than five members will be disqualified from placing for winner's medals. There is no requirement for any type of rucksack in this division. Participants registered in the Civilian Light Division may wear any footwear or attire appropriate for road marching.  Individual components of military-type clothing (i.e., BDU trousers, military boots, military headgear, etc.) may be worn, but the participants must be easily distinguishable as a non-military entrants by finish line personnel. All participants will have a water source along the route at all times. No team will abandon or leave behind a member.  If a team member cannot continue, it is the team’s duty to ensure that they are left in the care of route medical personnel.  The team captain will contact the route staff with a number given to them before the event, and the appropriate medical personnel will respond.  Once a team member is left in the care of medical personnel, the remainder of the team may choose to complete the course; however, the entire team is disqualified from winning. Pioneering poles and hiking sticks are authorized in the civilian division.      Collegiate Division  Division Eligibility - The Collegiate Division is open to those students taking any college or junior college course regardless of level (undergraduate, graduate, medical school, law school, etc.) or degree status.  ROTC units are included in this division.  Four members of the team must be registered college students. Teams will consist of five participants.  All members of the team must cross the finish line within 20 seconds of each other.  Failure to do so will result in disqualification.  Any team finishing with less than five members will be disqualified from placing for winner's medals. Participants must have a minimum of 35 lbs of duty specific gear to include their rucksacks/backpacks, which will be weighed and verified before the start of the race.  The weight will be annotated on the waiver form.  Sheep Dog Impact Assistance will not be responsible for injuries sustained from carrying more weight than the minimal requirement. The frame of the ruck/backpack will count towards the 35 lb limit.  Alice Style, Blackhawk, Propper and Molle or civilian packs are authorized.  The 35 lbs cannot include rocks, sandbags (unless securely taped shut), logs, water or other items which could be picked up or discarded along the route.  The rucksacks of the first place winning team will be weighed after the race. Participants with less than 35lbs at the end of the race will be disqualified from winning the trophy, unless that member has a documented physical condition that precludes him from carrying the weight.  In that case, the weight will be distributed among the team and carried throughout the challenge. ROTC participants will wear BDU’s, ACUs, or their service equivalent uniform IAW their department/unit standards.  Distinctive unit T-shirts may be worn in place of the regulation T-shirts or in lieu of uniform tops.  All shirts will be tucked and will exhibit a high level of professionalism.  All team members must be in identical uniforms.  PT uniforms are acceptable.  Footwear for ROTC units are limited to military service recognized boots.  Consult your service regulations.  Hi-Tech style boots may be worn only if authorized by individual service regulations or commander. All participants will have a water source along the route at all times.  Water-carrying devices will NOT be weighed as part of the official weight of the duty gear.  If the participant chooses to carry their water source in their rucksack, the water source and all components of water-carrying equipment (LCE, canteens, canteen cup, etc) will be removed prior to weigh in. NO team will abandon or leave behind a member.  If a team member cannot continue, it is the team’s duty to ensure that they’re left in the care of route medical personnel.  The team captain will contact the route staff with a number given to them before the event, and the appropriate medical personnel will respond.  Once a team member is left in the care of medical personnel, the remainder of the team may choose to complete the course; however, the entire team is disqualified from winning. Pioneering poles and hiking sticks are not authorized in the Collegiate ROTC section of the division.    JROTC Units Junior ROTC teams will enter in the Civilian Division. Junior ROTC participants will wear BDU’s, ACUs, or their service equivalent uniform IAW their department/unit standards.  Distinctive unit T-shirts may be worn in place of the regulation T-shirts or in lieu of uniform tops.  All shirts will be tucked and will exhibit a high level of professionalism.  All team members must be in identical uniforms.  PT uniforms are not acceptable.  Footwear for Junior ROTC units are limited to military service recognized boots.  Consult your service regulations.  Hi-Tech style boots may be worn only if authorized by individual service regulations or commander. In the Junior ROTC team category, instructors may march with the cadets as a team member or as a group leader without charge as long as there are five registered members.     Miscellaneous All participants must sign the required event waiver form. Minimum age to participate is 13-years old, providing the individual is registered and marching with a parent/guardian or group leader 18 years or older.  Groups of minors must be accompanied by a group leader/coach.  Group leaders are not required to pay an additional fee as long as the minor group has five registered members.  Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian sign the required waiver form. Each participant’s rucksack will be weighed at check in and the weight entered onto their waiver form.  Any weight over the minimal 35 lbs will be carried at the discretion of the participant and the waiver will state the Sheep Dog Impact Assistance will not be held liable for any injuries sustained by the extra weight. Participants must be in full uniform during the opening ceremony and at the start of the march.  Only uniform tops and headgear may be removed along the route as desired. The route is on a public course and courtesy to other users must be exercised during the course of the event.  Team members are prohibited to walk more than two persons wide while on the trail to allow other runners and bicyclists to pass. No pets, strollers, or roller blades are allowed as part of the event. Headphone use is allowed along the route as long as its usage does not consitute a saftey hazard. All team members must follow and stay on the designated route. Removal of signs or other markers is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification. Any trash must be disposed of in trash cans along the route or held on your person until the race is complete then deposited in a trash can. Refunds will not be given due to inclement weather or cancellation of the march. Numbers will be attached to the front of the uniform only.   Vehicles are not allowed on the course.  Teams may have support vehicles along the route.  The support vehicle cannot trail or lead the marchers but may stage along the route, as safety and common sense allow, and provide the marchers with food or water.  Participants may not enter the support vehicle for any reason or disqualification will result.  Non-participants may be staged along the route to encourage participants, but may not follow participants along the route. If the support vehicle provides equipment (boots, socks, clothing), the participants must remain in the appropriate uniform for the event they are participating.  If a participant completes any portion of the march in any uniform other than the appropriate uniform for their category, they will be disqualified. Only team captains will report to march officials with any discrepancies or grievances prior to the conclusion of the march.  March officials will make final decisions on all discrepancies or grievances.  Good sportsmanship and camaraderie is expected at all times.   Lodging The Wyndham Riverfront Little Rock is once again named as the host hotel for Sheep Dog Central AR's Heroes Ruck Challenge 5 in March!  Teams can fuel up on race day with a complimentary FULL HOT breakfast buffet.  They also offer complimentary parking, WiFi, and a shuttle to Downtown North Little Rock as well as the Little Rock Rivermarket area.  Each guest will enjoy a refrigerator in all sleeping rooms, recently updated pool area, a newly updated exercise room and a staff that is known for their customer service!  Don’t forget about their two resturants, the Riverfront Steakhouse and Benihana are on property with great service and 2 onsite bars. Hurry and book your room. They will go quickly!  Contact Lana Roach at 501-907-4842, e-mail your request to [email protected] or go online and make your reservation:  https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/groups/hr/sheep-dog-impact-assistance-race2     For more information, call 501-712-5514 ext. 704 or email [email protected]  Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that serves the needs of the men and women serving in our military, law enforcement, fire & rescue and EMS services – a community of people we call “Sheep Dogs.”   SDIA exists to ENGAGE, ASSIST & EMPOWER our military veterans and first responders in need, reminding them that they have much to give back and life is worth living. SDIA offers continued service opportunities through disaster response missions, and assistance to fellow Sheep Dogs in need through various programs like Outdoor Adventures and Holiday programs. This “impact assistance” inspires growth and healing for all involved and, for many, fosters a renewed sense of purpose. HELPING IS HEALING.    Check us out at www.sheepdogia.org or our local Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sheepdogcentralar         Sheep Dog Impact Assistance is an IRS-recognized 501(c)3 organization and a Gold member of GuideStar.