Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Workshop: Discover the Key to Great Relationships with Your Child! November 27

Discover the Key to Great Relationships with Your Child, TAOL workshop for parents
Poster: The ART of LIFE Community Health Centre seminar for Parents
Discover the Key to Great Relationships with Your Child!
Friday, November 27, 2015 at 6:00pm

The ART of LIFE Community Health Centre
would like to invite you to the Life Seminar for Parents


"Opening the Door to Healthier Relationships with Your Children through a Better Understanding of Yourselves"


This practical workshop will give you the opportunity to identify and understand the meaning behind the most important relationships in your life - your children!

We have invited an expert in the field of family counseling, Stephen Dubrofsky M.A., M.ED, Family Counselor and Educational Therapist, to share his wisdom and experience in a 4-hour workshop.

Essential topics include:
  • Identifying your Parenting Style and the Temperament of your child;
  • Discovering how the Power of Change can alter your life;
  • Communication as the seed of relationships;
  • The "Hear/Mind Connection" that allows for a deeper understanding of who you are and what is your "Life Lesson".
The workshop will be fun, informative, engaging and very helpful in the discovery of those hidden dimensions of relationships that make our lives truly happy and satisfying!

Step-Forward Learning Center, logo
Image: Step-Forward Learning Center
"Step-Forward Learning Center: Positive Direction in Education

is a fully integrated program designed to meet the family needs of children with ADHD, 
Learning Disabilities, Autism & Developmental Disabilities.


Stephen Dubrofsky, M.A., M.ED. is an educator, psychologist and a practicing family consultant working with parents, children and individuals to promote healthy relationships within the home, workplace, school and community. He is also the author of practical guides for parents: "There Is No Magic", "Wisdom in the Family" and "I Knew I Shouldn't have Done It….but I did.”

The 4-hour seminar will take place on Friday, November 27, 2015 at 6:00pm
At The Art of Life Community Health Centre
885 Don Mills Road, Suite 121
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3C 1V9
directions: 885 Don Mills Road
at the North-East corner of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East

Join us if you wish to find the key to great relationships!

Registration:
Spacing is limited, please reserve your seat by November 25, 2015.
Cost is $40 per person or $70 per couple.
Tickets can be purchased online

For more information:
Call 647-293-8906
or send an e-mail at office@theartlife.ca
or check web-site: http://www.theartlife.ca/events

The Art of Life Community Health Centre: Stephen Dubrofsky's Life Seminar
Discover the Key to a Great Relationship with Your Child!
Friday, November 27, 2015 @ 6-10 PM
The Art of Life Community Health Centre


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Experience the Art of Music at its best with the masterpieces of Tchaikovsky!

The Art of Life Community Health Centre: Charity Concert 
Marking the 175th Birth Anniversary of Tchaikovsky, November 14, 2015


The Art of Life invites you to experience the Art of Music at its best with the masterpieces of Tchaikovsky!

Awakening Your Heart with the Art of Music: A Tchaikovsky Charity Concert
Three talented musicians: Rena Amiralieva, Rufat Amiraliev and Janusz Borowiec, will perform the masterpieces of Tchaikovsky on Saturday, November 14th at 7pm.


The Art of Life Community Health Centre is an non-profit organization aiming to further develop their Centre's music programs for kids.

In this day and age, video games, television and the internet are dominating society's, specifically our kids' perceptions and ideals.

One of the biggest streams of negative influences on society is through today's music. Popular topics include sex, drugs and alcohol. Music has a great effect on a person. Even philosophers from thousands of years ago such as Plato, Aristotle and Socrates spoke of this. Aristotle says in this quote how music has an effect on the negative and positive emotional states of a person:

"Music directly imitates the passions or states of the soul...when one listens to music that imitates a certain passion, he becomes imbued with the same passion; and if over a long time he habitually listens to music that rouses ignoble passions, his whole character will be shaped to an ignoble form."


Even with today's research especially in the effects of music therapy, why are schools not giving enough funding for their musical curriculum?  Kids are therefore only influenced by the music they hear on the radio.

Our goal is to spread awareness of other kinds of music, specifically the Classical genre. The effects of Classical music on the brain in general are phenomenally positive. A simple internet search will give us literally millions of results that on this topic. Influences such as memory, concentration and productivity are listed often.

We are left with a decision to educate our kids and ourselves in a genre with the ability to impact us positively in our everyday activities, or one that restricts us.

Help support our vision.

By attending our charity concert you will be helping!

The proceeds of ticket sales and any additional donations will be directly given to The Art of Life Community Health Centre to support the development of music programs for kids.

This is a "Charity Concert Marking the 175th Birth Anniversary of Tchaikovsky", one of the most influential composers of the Classical genre. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is a 19th century Russian composer. Some of the music he is most famous for include his ballets such as The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.

The concert is called "Awakening your Heart with the Art of Music". It will take place on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 7 pm in the Lawrence Park Community Church.

Tickets Price: General admission: $25; Students: $10; Children under 12: FREE

Find Tickets and More Information on www.theartoflife.ca/tchaikovsky.

Find the event on Facebook by searching "Charity Concert Marking the 175th Birth Anniversary of Tchaikovsky".

We hope you bring your friends and family and not only help to create widely accessible art-based programs for younger generations, but hopefully develop a new or growing interest for classical music.

This charity concert is dedicated to children and youth in an aspiration to create widely accessible art-based programs for younger generations, helping them develop the gift of creativity.

About the Concert

"Awakening your Heart with the Art of Music"

Our concert is dedicated to the 175th anniversary of the birth of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsy, one of the most beloved and popular composers of all time. He is famous for The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. His music always had great appeal to the general public. Compositions full of tuneful, open-hearted melodies, impressive harmonies, and colourful, picturesque orchestration, all evoke a profound emotional response from audience of all ages.

Tchaikovsy began to improvise on the piano at the tender age of 5. It seemed to him that he began to compose the minute he heard music for the first time. Being so young, Tchaikovsky simply considered music a way of expression and communication. His early compositions revealed everything that occupied the young composer's mind, which words could not describe. His first works were about youthful aspirations and hopes, pains of loss and suffering, happiness, joy and love.

With age, the composer had no doubt that "music is indeed the most beautiful of all Heaven's gifts to humanity". Music fills the gaps in communication, teaches compassion, acceptance and understanding of each other. Tchaikovsky's deep sensitivity and sincerity saturated his music, producing lush melodies that have enamored listeners for almost two centuries. His melodies touched listeners' hearts and hummed in their heads.

Tchaikovsky's final Symphony, is not only an expression of fully uncovered talent, highest expertise in melody, orchestration, and other forms of expression; in all sincerity, Tchaikovsky gave us his heart, and there is not a person in the world whose heart strings would not resonate and echo in return.

His music, being genuine, helps us to open our hearts and hear the sounds of the Universe through the background noise of our civilization and feel Love elevating our practical minds, that’s why it has enchanted listeners all over the world for almost 200 years.

This charity concert is dedicated to children and youth in an aspiration to create widely accessible art-based programs for younger generations, helping them develop the gift of creativity.

Performer Biographies:

Pianist, Rena Amiralieva, and violinist, Rufat Amiraliev, were born-as sister and brother-into an acclaimed musical family in Baku, Azerbaijan. Their mother was their first, very exacting, music teacher and they were seasoned performers by the age of ten. Garnering academic accolades and winning prestigious prizes in Russia and Europe, they were well known in their native country before immigrating to Canada some twenty years ago. Since then these accomplished artists have delighted Ontario summer festival audiences with their “polished and astonishingly brilliant playing” while their solo and ensemble work and unique repertoire have won the hearts of discerning Toronto and Ottawa audiences. The inspired collaboration of two outstanding musicians is guaranteed to attune the souls of listeners to burgeoning, life giving forces of inspiration that rejoice the audience.

Rena started to take piano lessons at the age of three. After completing Baku Central Music School for gifted children, in 1980 Rena continued her study at Tchaikovsky’s State Conservatory (Moscow, Russia) and took lessons from Yakov Milstein (second generation students of Franz List). She graduated from Moscow State Conservatory with a master degree in 1984. Among her teachers were Boris Bekhterev and Vladimir Krainev (winner of 1stprize of Tchaikovsky’s International Competition in 1970). Rena completed her PhD in 1989. Rena’s appearances included the most prestigious concert halls in the former Soviet Union, including White Hall, Rachmaninov Hall and Bolshoy Hall of Conservatory in Moscow. She also appeared on television and radio.

Rufat started violin lessons at the age of seven under guidance of Yefim Barshtak and Gayane Pogosova. In 1981, Rufat won first prize in the category of solo violin performance in the republic Music Competition. Rufat took lessons from professor of Moscow State Conservatory Igor Bezrodny. These accomplished artists have delighted audiences with their “polished and astonishingly brilliant playing”

Janusz Borowiec, cellist, graduated from the Frederic Chopin Academy of Music in Warsaw and from the University of Toronto. He performed in Europe with the Polish Radio and TV Chamber Orchestra and with Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria in Mexico City. In Canada, he has been the principal cellist of Toronto Sinfonietta, Peterborough Symphony Orchestra, the Sacred Music Society, and Opera Bel Canto. As a soloist, he has performed with the Toronto Sinfonietta, Peterborough Symphony Orchestra, Trinity Chamber Ensemble, and Orchestra da Camera Toronto. Moreover, he performs regularly in chamber ensembles, has participated in several music festivals in Ontario, and was heard on the CBC.

Concert Program:
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 50 (1882);
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Sérénade mélancolique in B-flat minor, Op. 26 (1875);
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Valse-Scherzo in C major, Op. 34 (1877).

YouTube Video: Awakening Your Heart with the Art of Music: A Tchaikovsky Charity Concert 
Three talented musicians: Rena Amiralieva, Rufat Amiraliev and Janusz Borowiec, 
will perform the masterpieces of Tchaikovsky on Saturday, November 14th at 7pm. 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Art of Music: Awakening Your Heart, Charity Concert, Novemter 14

Experience the Art of Music with masterpieces of Tchaikovsky!
Poster: Charity Concert: Awakening Your Heart with the Art of Music, November 14, 2015, 7 pm
Lawrence Park Community Church, 2180 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4N 3K7

The ART of LIFE Community Health Center proudly presents
Together with Rufat Amiraliev - violin, Rena Amiraliev - piano,
Janusz Borowiec - cello, young musicians Sharon Jin and Mike Jin

Classical Music Charity Concert Marking the 175th Birth Anniversary of Tchaikovsky


In support of the further development the Centre's music programs for kids

Awakening Your Heart with the Art of Music

When: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Where: Lawrence Park Community Church
Location: 2180 Bayview Ave, Toronto, ON M4N 3K7
[the corner of Dawlish Ave near Sunnybrook Hospital]
Free parking available


Directions by TTC: A TTC bus stop is located just in front of the church at Dawlish Ave.
Take the #124 Sunnybrook Hospital bus from Lawrence Station or the southbound #11 bus on Bayview.
You can also take the northbound #11 from Davisville station to Valleyanna Dr. just past Sunnybrook Hospital and cross at the lights.

Program:
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 50 (1882)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Sérénade mélancolique in B-flat minor, Op. 26 (1875)
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Valse-Scherzo in C major, Op. 34 (1877)

Tickets Price: 

General: $25
Students: $10
Children under 12: Free

For Information and Tickets:
web: theartlife.ca
call: 416-449-6747
email: office@theartlife.ca

Please join us for this Classical music charity concert.


We hope you bring your friends and family and not only help to create widely accessible art-based programs for younger generations, but hopefully to help children develop their interest for Classical music.

YouTube Video: Awakening Your Heart with the Art of Music: A Tchaikovsky Charity Concert 
Three talented musicians: Rena Amiralieva, Rufat Amiraliev and Janusz Borowiec, 
will perform the masterpieces of Tchaikovsky on Saturday, November 14th at 7pm. 

The Art of Life invites you to experience the Art of Music at its best with the masterpieces of Tchaikovsky!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Physiotherapy: Preventing and Curing Computer-Related Injuries: Open House October 15

Poster: Preventing and Curing Computer-Related Injuries
TAOL Community Health Centre Open House, October 15, 2015

The ART of LIFE Community Health Centre

Invites you to attend our

Open House

Preventing and Curing Computer-Related Injuries (CRIs)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other musculoskeletal problems

Day: Thursday, October 15, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Lecturer: Alireza Aminlari, M.Sc., Registered Physiotherapist (RPT)

This lecture will cover:
  • Musculoskeletal problems and repetitive stress injuries (RSIs);
  • Headaches and fatigue: practical tips to prevent and cure;
  • Fast and effective cure with the modern and innovative physiotherapy devices.
Come and win a FREE initial Physical Therapy (PT) assessment!

We look forward to meeting you!

If you need more information,
give a call to Ludmila at 416-449-6747
send us an e-mail at office@theartlife.ca
check our web-site: www.TheArtLife.ca

join us on facebook: The Art of Life Community Health Centre
connect to our meetup group: The School of Healthy Living
follow us on twitter: @TAOLHealth

Get a map and/or directions:
The Art of Life Community Health Centre
885 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3C 1V9
At the North-East corner of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East
Entrance to the free parking is from Gervais Drive via Wynford Drive

Taking public transit?
Take the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line to the Eglinton station and transfer to the Eglinton East (route 34) bus. Get off at Don Mills Road.
Or, take the Bloor-Danforth subway line to the Pape station and transfer to the Don Mills (route 25) bus. Get off at Wynford Drive.

Our neigbours are the Ontario Science Centre and Celestica International Inc. manufacturing site in Toronto, Ontario.

Please come, meet our doctors, ask questions and learn about our Centre!


Capture: PREVENTING AND CURING COMPUTER-RELATED INJURIES
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other musculoskeletal problems, October 15
Meetup: The School of Healthy Living

Check out our The School of Healthy Living Meetup group:

PREVENTING AND CURING COMPUTER-RELATED INJURIES

Thursday, October 15, 2015
6:30 PM
The Art of Life Community Health Centre
885 Don Mills Rd #121, M3C 1V9Toronto, ON


Dear friends!


Lately we try to be active and productive, and already have planned another meet-up for you!

The other reason though is that we want to see you again, especially those of you who couldn’t make it to our last meet-up session on cardiac exercises.

This time, we will host a lecture about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and other musculoskeletal problems.

For those of you, who work at the computer for the majority of the day and experience musculoskeletal issues, this lecture would be very beneficial. 

It will be facilitated by our lovely physiotherapist Ali Aminlari, whom some of you had a pleasure meeting during our previous meet-ups.

This lecture will cover:

1) Musculoskeletal problems and repetitive stress injuries,
2) Headaches and fatigue: practical tips to prevention and cure (very important!),

AND

3) Overview of modern and innovative physiotherapy devices.

I hope to see you all there!

Also, I will be more than happy to share my success story on curing carpel tunnel syndrome only after 10 sessions of physiotherapy.

Take care!


National Physiotherapy Month poster: Never Stop Living - Get Back to Work Sooner PhysioCanHelp.ca

Monday, August 31, 2015

Open House Invitation: Heart Physiotherapy: Cardiac exercises: September 17, 2015

Heart Physiotherapy: Cardiac exercises: TAOL Open House
Poster: Heart Physiotherapy: Cardiac exercises will bring you back to active life!
TAOL Community Health Centre Open House, September 17, 2015

The ART of LIFE Community Health Centre

Invites you to attend our

Open House

Heart Physiotherapy: 
Cardiac exercises will bring you back to active life!

Day: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Feeling shortness of breath while using stairs?

Feeling palpitations while walking fast?

It is not all about aging...

You need cardiac rehabilitation to get back to your normal.


Lecturer: Ali Aminlari, M.Sc., Registered Physiotherapist (RPT)


Lecture will be followed by a Q and A session, as well as tea and coffee.


Come and win FREE initial Physical Therapy (PT) assessment!


We look forward to meeting you!

If you need more information,
give a call to Ludmila at 416-449-6747
send us an e-mail at office@theartlife.ca
check our web-site: www.TheArtLife.ca

join us on facebook: The Art of Life Community Health Centre
connect to our meetup group: The School of Healthy Living
follow us on twitter: @TAOLHealth

Get a map and/or directions:
The Art of Life Community Health Centre
885 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3C 1V9
At the North-East corner of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East
Entrance to the free parking is from Gervais Drive via Wynford Drive

Taking public transit?
Take the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line to the Eglinton station and transfer to the Eglinton East (route 34) bus. Get off at Don Mills Road.
Or, take the Bloor-Danforth subway line to the Pape station and transfer to the Don Mills (route 25) bus. Get off at Wynford Drive.

Our neigbours are the Ontario Science Centre and Celestica International Inc. manufacturing site in Toronto, Ontario.

Please come, meet our doctors, ask questions and learn about our Centre!

 
Meetup: The School of Healthy Living
Capture: HEART PHYSIOTHERAPY: Cardiac exercise will bring you back to active life!
Meetup: The School of Healthy Living

Check out our The School of Healthy Living Meetup group:

HEART PHYSIOTHERAPY: Cardiac exercise will bring you back to active life!

Thursday, September 17, 2015
6:30 PM
The Art of Life Community Health Centre
885 Don Mills Rd #121, M3C 1V9Toronto, ON


Dear friends!

This time we would like to offer you a unique opportunity to join us for the lecture on cardiac health.

The lecture will focus mainly on cardiac rehabilitation and how to address the symptoms of shortness of breath and palpitations during such activities as walking, using stairs, and exercising.

If you or your loved ones are experiencing any of the above symptoms, this lecture would be highly beneficial, as not only our muscles need exercises to be healthy, our heart needs it too :)

Learn more: Featured Meetup: HEART PHYSIOTHERAPY: Cardiac exercise will bring you back to active life!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Holistic Approach to Healthy and Beautiful Skin: FREE Lecture August 13

Radiant skin starts with healthy cells, lecture August 13, 2015
The School of Healthy Living FREE Lecture
Radiant skin starts with healthy cells
Thursday, August 13, 2015  at  6:30 pm

The Art of Life Community Health Centre

The School of Healthy Living

Invites you for a free lecture about

A Holistic Approach to Beauty 

Radiant skin starts with healthy cells

when: Thursday, August 13, 2015
time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
venue:
The ART of LIFE Community Health Centre
address: Suite 121, 885 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3C 1V9

Entrance to the free parking is from Gervais Drive via Wynford Drive

Kyrill Biba, Homeopathy, Acupuncture  and
Olga Rodina, Acupuncture,  Advanced Cosmetology

will be glad to answer your questions after the lecture that covers:

  • A holistic approach to skin problems;
  • Naturopathic and homeopathic treatments based on Voll's Diagnostic;
  • The role of diet and lifestyle in healthy skin;
  • Mesotherapy: Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins, Dermal Fillers;
  • Cosmetic Acupuncture, Lymph Drainage, Advanced Cosmetology and more

Come and WIN a FREE 1 hour FACIAL session!

If you need more information,
give a call to Ludmila at 416-449-6747
send us an e-mail at office@theartlife.ca
check our web-site: www.TheArtLife.ca
join us on facebook: The Art of Life Community Health Centre
connect to our meetup group: The School of Healthy Living
follow us on twitter: @TAOLHealth


TAOL Health School of Healthy Living event
TAOL Health Centre: The School of Healthy Living:
Radiant skin starts with healthy cells
Thursday, August 13, 2015  at  6:30 pm


In the School of Healthy Living

FREE Lecture "Radiant Skin Starts with Healthy Cells"
Thursday, August 13, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
TAOL Health Community Centre at 885 Don Mills Road, Toronto 

Join Us and Discover a
Holistic Approach to Beauty!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tired from Chronic Pain? Shockwave Therapy Discount 50% OFF until August 31, 2015

Tired from Chronic Pain? Shockwave Therapy Discount Offer TAOL Health
Tired from Chronic Pain? Let Us Help You.
Shockwave Therapy 50% OFF Discount
Discount Offer expires August 31, 2015
 Call Now: 416-449-6747
The Art of Life Community Health Centre

Are you looking for some great deals on Physiotherapy treatments in Toronto?

Tired from chronic pain?
Let us help you.

The ART of LIFE Community Health Centre

would like to offer you
the biggest discount
in our 10 years practice for
Shockwave Therapy
50% OFF until August 31, 2015
with this flyer!

We offer Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT) treatment for effective, safe and non-surgical relief of:
  • Achilles, Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs;
  • Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper's Knee);
  • Rotator Cuff or Calcific Tendonitis;
  • Painful Trigger Points in muscles;
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome and Bursitis;
  • Tennis Elbow and Golfer's Elbow;
  • Calcification of Muscles (Myositis Ossificans);
  • Non-healing ulcers and Morton's Neuroma;
  • Stress Fractures and Non-union Fractures.
Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT) Treatments
 What Does RSWT Treat?

At The Art of Life Community Health Centre, we use the best original Swiss DolorClast® Radial Shockwave Therapy technology.

All of our medical staff have obtained professional training from The Swiss DolorClast® Academy.

The employment of additional physiotherapy modalities available at our centre will make your healing process even more powerful and successful.

Check out our Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT) Webpage online:

Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT) TAOL Health, screenshot
Radial Shockwave Therapy (RSWT) Treatments
The Art of Life Community Health Centre

Spring back into your active life style, feeling young and pain free!

Call us now at  416-449-6747

The Art of Life Community Health Centre
Location: Suite 121, 885 Don Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3C 1V9

Entrance to the free parking is from Gervais Drive via Wynford Drive

If you need more information,

Send us an e-mail at office@theartlife.ca
Check our web-site: www.TheArtLife.ca
Join us on facebook: The Art of Life Community Health Centre
Connect to our meetup group: The School of Healthy Living
Follow us on twitter: @TAOLHealth

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Invitation: Meditative Art Program for Expecting Mothers: July 9 at Warden Hill Top Community Centre

Meditative Art Program for Expecting Moms and for Those Who are just Planning to be Loving Parents
Interactive Lecture by The Art of Life CHC,  July 9, 2015
at Warden Hill Top Community Centre, 25 Mendelssohn Street, Toronto, ON, M1L 0G6

The ART of LIFE Community Health Centre

Invites you to join us for

The School of Healthy Living event:

Meditative Art Program for Expecting Moms  
and for Those Who are just Planning to be Loving Parents

This program is for those who are either planning to become loving parents or are already expecting a new addition to the family.

when: Thursday, July 9, 2015
time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
venue: Warden Hill Top Community Centre
address: 25 Mendelssohn Street, Toronto, ON, M1L 0G6
near St Clair Ave E and Warden Ave. (Mendelssohn St and Tranter Trail)

TTC Information: Travel from Warden Station.
Walk north on Warden to Roper Rd.
Walk east on Roper to the community centre.
 
This free interactive introductory lecture will be facilitated by the professional artist and will provide detailed information about the program based on Meditative Art for future moms-to-be.

During the lecture, we will cover:
 

1) How to explore pregnancy through art;
2) How to reveal your inner creativity;
3) How to build loving and caring relationships between a mother and a child while still pregnant which helps to build a bond between mother and child;

4) Hot to foster happiness for you and your baby by thinking and acting with creativity.  

Do not miss this exciting opportunity to explore one of the newest community programs for expecting mothers!

About School of Healthy Living -
an interactive meet-up group dedicated to people!


The School of Healthy Living Meet-up page

We are the Art of Life! A Community Health Centre and a non-for-profit organization which strives to provide programs and resources tailored towards helping individuals, groups and communities stay connected and achieve a state of health on all levels of being.

Here you will find meet-up groups and invitations to our unique holistically designed programs, workshops, seminars and lectures geared towards health promotion, illness prevention and healing. The goal of the Art of Life is to provide loving care and compassion to all people who look to heal and improve their quality of life.

*Join us, stay connected, and visit our Discussions Board*

Connect to Our Eventbrite page:


The School of Healthy Living Eventbrite page

Check out the links for reliable information on pregnancy


phac-aspc.gc.ca: Public Health Agency of Canada: Sensible Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy [PDF] 
phac-aspc.gc.ca: Public Health Agency of Canada: A Healthy Pregnancy is in Your Hands 
healthycanadians.gc.ca: Government of Canada: Healthy pregnancy
servicecanada.gc.ca: Service Canada: Portal for New Parents
toronto.ca: Toronto Public Health: Child and Family Health: Pregnancy

Looking forward to see you!

If you need more information,
give a call to Ludmila at 416-449-6747
send us an e-mail at office@theartlife.ca
check our web-site: www.TheArtLife.ca
join us on facebook: The Art of Life Community Health Centre
connect to our meetup group: The School of Healthy Living
follow us on twitter: @TAOLHealth

Meditative Art Class for Expecting Mothers
TAOL Health School of Healthy Living:   
Meditative Art Class for Expecting Mothers

In the School of Healthy Living

FREE Meditative Art Class for Expecting Mothers
Thursday, July 9, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
Warden Hilltop Community Centre at 25 Mendelssohn St., Toronto 

Join Us and Discover How Art Can Enrich Your Life and The Life of Your Baby!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Massage Therapy at Home: Get an Expert Advice: Free Lecture June 11

Massage at Home, Interactive presentation by Nodar Zaridze, RMT, Toronto
How to Help Your Loved Ones with Massage at Home
Interactive Lecture by Nodar Zaridze, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT),  June 11, 2015
at Warden Hill Top Community Centre, 25 Mendelssohn Street, Toronto, ON, M1L 0G6

The ART of LIFE Community Health Centre

Invites you to join us for

The School of Healthy Living event:

How to Help Your Loved Ones with Massage at Home

when: Thursday, June 11, 2015
time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
venue: Warden Hill Top Community Centre
address: 25 Mendelssohn Street, Toronto, ON, M1L 0G6
near St Clair Ave E and Warden Ave. (Mendelssohn St and Tranter Trail)

TTC Information: Travel from Warden Station.
Walk north on Warden to Roper Rd.
Walk east on Roper to the community centre.
 
Join us for a free interactive lecture on how to do massage at home for your loved ones.

During the lecture, we will cover:

1) Why massage helps to relieve stress at all levels?

2) What kind of massage you can do for your family members"

3) Simple practical massage techniques for use in the home;

4) When is it safe to massage and when you shouldn't do massage at home and leave it to professionals?

Your presenter  - Nodar Zaridze, RMT, an experienced massage therapist - will show you different massage techniques and will be happy to answer all your questions related to massage therapy.


Please come and learn how relaxation with massage may improve your family relationships!

About School of Healthy Living -
an interactive meet-up group dedicated to people!

School of Healthy Living at the Art of Life Community Health Centre, Toronto, meetup

We are the Art of Life! A Community Health Centre and a non-for-profit organization which strives to provide programs and resources tailored towards helping individuals, groups and communities stay connected and achieve a state of health on all levels of being.

Here you will find meet-up groups and invitations to our unique holistically designed programs, workshops, seminars and lectures geared towards health promotion, illness prevention and healing. The goal of the Art of Life is to provide loving care and compassion to all people who look to heal and improve their quality of life.

*Join us, stay connected, and visit our Discussions Board*

Connect to Our Eventbrite page:


About Lecturer - Nodar Zaridze, Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)

Nodar Zaridze, RMT, experienced registered massage therapist Toronto
Nodar Zaridze is a highly trained and experienced registered massage therapist. He was originally educated as a massage practitioner in Europe, where he worked for my years before coming to Canada.
Nodar attended and graduated with high honours from ICT Kikkawa College in Toronto. Nodar was been registered as a massage therapist in Ontario since 2007.

Nodar has extensive experience treating sports injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation (ex. shoulders, hips, neck), post-traumatic chronic pain and special populations including expectant mothers, seniors with MS, Parkinson's Disease and ALS, and those individuals who recovering from stroke and neurodegenerative disorders.


Please come to our lecture, get an expert advice you need and connect with professionals who can help.

As an extra bonus, you will have the chance to win 5 FREE sessions of Compression Therapy!


Looking forward to see you!

If you need more information,
give a call to Ludmila at 416-449-6747
send us an e-mail at office@theartlife.ca
check our web-site: www.TheArtLife.ca
join us on facebook: The Art of Life Community Health Centre
connect to our meetup group: The School of Healthy Living
follow us on twitter: @TAOLHealth

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Naturopathic Medicine Week Open House: Natural Detoxification; May 13

Detoxify Your Body Naturally, Lecture by Liudmyla Gerus, ND
Detoxify Your Body Naturally
The Art of Life Open House May 13, 2015
Lecture by Liudmyla Gerus, ND, Registered Naturopathic Doctor

The ART of LIFE Community Health Centre

Invites you to attend our

Open House

Natural Detoxification
Detoxify your body naturally to regain your health and confidence

Day: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

During this educational lecture you will learn about:

[ V ] Identifying symptoms of elevated toxicity in the body.
[ V ] Natural ways to detox organs most susceptible to accumulating toxins.
[ V ] Comprehensive detox plans involving nutrition, natural supplements and state-of-the-art therapeutic equipment.

Lecturer: Liudmyla Gerus, Registered Naturopathic Doctor


Lecture will be followed by a Q and A session, as well as tea and coffee.

Experience rejuvenation for your health!

Come and win 5 FREE Compression Therapy Treatments up to $270 value!


We look forward to meeting you!

If you need more information,
give a call to Ludmila at 416-449-6747
send us an e-mail at office@theartlife.ca
check our web-site: www.TheArtLife.ca

join us on facebook: The Art of Life Community Health Centre
connect to our meetup group: The School of Healthy Living
follow us on twitter: @TAOLHealth

Get a map and/or directions:
The Art of Life Community Health Centre
885 Don Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3C 1V9
At the North-East corner of Don Mills Road and Eglinton Avenue East
Entrance to the free parking is from Gervais Drive via Wynford Drive

Taking public transit?
Take the Yonge-University-Spadina subway line to the Eglinton station and transfer to the Eglinton East (route 34) bus. Get off at Don Mills Road.
Or, take the Bloor-Danforth subway line to the Pape station and transfer to the Don Mills (route 25) bus. Get off at Wynford Drive.

Our neigbours are the Ontario Science Centre and Celestica International Inc. manufacturing site in Toronto, Ontario.

Please come, meet our doctors, ask questions and learn about our Centre!

Check out The School of Healthy Living Meetup Group
Free Educational Lecture: Natural Detoxification


Natural Detoxification Open House: Art of Life Community Health Centre
Screenshot: Natural Detoxification 
The Art of Life Community Health Centre: School of Healthy Living


May 11-17, 2015 - Naturopathic Medicine Week

During Naturopathic Medicine Week (May 11-17, 2015) naturopathic doctors across Canada will be teaching members of their community about the value of naturopathic medicine, healthy living and disease prevention.

Join naturopathic doctors in your area for free events and meet & greet sessions held at local book stores, community hubs and health clinics. Topics will include: a naturopathic doctor’s approach to stress, eating for energy and health, pregnancy, peri-menopause, digestive issues, and the benefits of naturopathic medicine.

Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors
Naturopathic Medicine Week (May 11-17, 2015)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Thank You All Performers and Supporters for Youth for Kids Charity Concert

Youth for Kids Classical Music Charity Concert, The Art of Life; SNAP North Toronto
SNAP North Toronto: Youth for Kids Classical Music Charity Concert
Photos by Bruce Redstone

A big thank you to all performers and supporters for being a part of the Youth for Kids Classical Music Charity Concert!


The Art of Life Community Health Centre, together with young, talented performers Charlotte Alexander, Evelina Zoubareva, Martina Myskohlid, Artun Miskciyan, Jessika Nunes and Jonathan Poenn proudly presented a Classical Music Charity Concert: Youth for Kids: Classical Music for All Ages on March 14, 2015 at the Lawrence Park Community Church, in support of programs aimed at nurturing the creative potential of kids.


SNAP North York covered the event with great photos by Bruce Redstone. To view them, click northtoronto.snapd.com: Events: Youth for Kids Classical Music Charity Concert

Thank you for all your help in making this concert so special and memorable!

facebook.com: The Art of Life Community Health Centre: Thank you all for a wonderful concert!


Monday, March 9, 2015

Youth for Kids: Classical Music Charity Concert: March 14

Youth for Kids: Classical Music Charity Concert
Poster: Youth for Kids: Classical Music Charity Concert

The ART of LIFE Community Health Center,
together with Young Canadian Artists
proudly present

Classical Music Charity Concert for All Ages
in support of programs aimed at nurturing the creative potential of kids

Youth for Kids

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm

Where: Lawrence Park Community Church
Location: 2180 Bayview Avenue
[South of Lawrence], Toronto, Ontario M4N 3K7
Directions: Traveling by car
Traveling by TTC: Take the subway to Lawrence station and catch bus #124 eastbound on Lawrence Ave. to Bayview Ave. The church is less than a 10 minute bus ride from the subway station.
Parking: Lawrence Park Church has ample parking located both immediately south of the church.

TAOL Health presents: Youth for Kids: Classical Music Charity Concert
Youth for Kids: Classical Music Charity Concert

Youth for Kids: Classical Music for All Ages

Did you ever find yourself seating at Roy Thomson Hall, enjoying a spectacular classical performance thinking about how you would later try with mere words to convey something so remarkable and inexpressible? How you wished then to share this inspirational moment with your children, friends and family... especially, the children, so that the next generation would be just as inspired as you were at that moment. Inspired to live, to create, to reach for something greater... Have you ever wondered about how it all started for those remarkable talents that pull thousands of people into a massive hall magically transformed by their music? It started with the little decisions you and I make every day: a smile, a word of encouragement, even mere presence.

“Youth for Kids” is a Classical Music Charity Concert, hosted by the Art of Life Community Health Centre, featuring young talents who may one day transform entire music halls into harmony. Wouldn't you want to see how it all started?


The performance will feature young talented students of Faculty of Music from the University of Toronto: Martina Myskohlid (Soprano), Artun Miskciyan (Piano), Jessica Nunes (Clarinet), Jonathan Poenn (Cello), Charlotte Alexander (French Horn), and Evelina Zoubareva (Soprano).

Read full performers bios

Art of Life CHC Proudly Presents Talented Youth
Poster: The Art of Life CHC Proudly Presents Talented Youth


For information and tickets:
phone: 416-449-6747
email: office@theartlife.ca
buy online:  http://www.theartlife.ca/events.php

Youth for Kids Concert Program

    RICHARD STRAUSS (1864 – 1949) Horn Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat major, op. 11, 1-st movement
    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685 – 1759) “How beautiful are the feet”
    GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL (1685 – 1759) “Come Unto Him”
    ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI (1660 -1725) “Gia il sole dal gange”
    WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756 – 1791) “Ridente la calma”
    LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN (1770 – 1827) Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
    FRANZ PETER SCHUBERT (1797 - 1828) “Die forelle”
    FRANZ PETER SCHUBERT (1797 - 1828) “Ave Maria”
    SERGEI RACHMANINOFF (1873 – 1943) Moment Musicaux in E minor, Op. 16, No. 4
    ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV (1865 - 1936) Reveries Op. 24
    FREDERIC CHOPIN (1810 – 1849) Scherzo in B-Flat minor, Op. 31 No. 2
    GABRIEL FAURE (1845 – 1924) “Le Secret”
    GABRIEL FAURE (1845 – 1924) “Le Papillon et la Fleur”
    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872 – 1958) “The New Ghost”
    AARON COPLAND (1900 – 1990) Laurie’s Song
    Heinrich Sutermeister (1910 – 1995) Capriccio for solo clarinet
    ERNEST BLOCH (1880 – 1959) "From Jewish Life"
    ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK (1854 – 1921) “The Evening Prayer”

The Art of Life is an non-for-profit organization devoted to the creative realization of children. Whether it's music, art or dance, we offer programs that continuously evolve to serve the needs of children.

Become Part of the Youth Inspiring Kids  Circle to:
Learn and Grow;
Follow Their Dreams;
Work Together;
Be Creative;
Look for Meaning;

Update:  A big thanks to all performers and supporters for being a part of the Youth for Kids Classical Music Charity Concert! Check out the photos!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Open House Invitation: Natural Methods for Treating Diabetes: March 19, 2015

Natural Methods for Treating Diabetes: Open House TAOL Health
School of Healthy Living: Natural Methods for Treating Diabetes
The Art of Life Open House March 19, 2015
Lecture by Liudmyla Gerus, ND, Registered Naturopathic Doctor
and Ali Aminlari, RPT, MSc, Registered Physiotherapist

The ART of LIFE Community Health Centre

Invites you to attend our

Open House

Cure Diabetes with Natural and Physiotherapy Treatments
Benefits of Natural Medicine and Physiotherapy Integration in Diabetes Prevention and Control

Day: Thursday, March 19, 2015
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

During this educational lecture you will learn about:

[ V ] Diabetes Mellitus and its types.
[ V ] Proper nutrition to reach optimal blood glucose levels.
[ V ] Key herbs and supplements for diabetes prevention and control.
[ V ] Essential role of physiotherapy for management of vascular problems due to diabetes complications.

Lecturers: Liudmyla Gerus, Registered Naturopathic Doctor
Ali Aminlari, Registered Physiotherapist, M.Sc. 

There is a solution to your problem!

Come and win 5 FREE Compression Therapy Treatments up to $270 value!


We look forward to meeting you!

If you need more information,
give a call to Ludmila at 416-449-6747
send us an e-mail at office@theartlife.ca
check our web-site: www.TheArtLife.ca

join us on facebook: The Art of Life Community Health Centre
connect to our meetup group: The School of Healthy Living
follow us on twitter: @TAOLHealth

Please come, meet our doctors, ask questions and learn about our Centre!

Check out The School of Healthy Living Meetup Group
Free Educational Lecture: Benefits of Natural Medicine in Diabetes Treatment


Screenshot: The School of Healthy Living Meetup Group


Monday, March 2, 2015

Nia Class: Experience Healing, Freedom, Connection and Joy in Movement: March 4

Nia Class: Experience Healing, Freedom, Connection and Joy in Movement: March 4
Nia with Canadian Nia Trainer Martha Randall: Move Your Body Class to Celebrate the Dance of Nia
The Art of Life Community Centre, March 4, 2015


The School of Healthy Living Presents

Nia: Move Your Body
A Class to Celebrate the Dance of Nia with Canadian Nia Trainer Martha Randall

When:  Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

Venue: The Art of Life Community Health Centre

Address: 885 Don Mills Rd #121, Toronto, ON M3C 1V9 (map)

PLEASE NOTE THAT DRIVE THROUGH TO THE BUILDING IS VIA GERVAIS DRIVE.
THERE IS NO ENTRANCE TO THE PARKING LOT VIA DON MILLS RD.
OUR CENTRE IS LOCATED BESIDE THE CANADIAN CHRISTIAN COLLEGE.
PLEASE CALL (416)[masked] IF YOU GOT LOST.
PARKING IS FREE.



Price: CAD15.00/per person

Join us for Nia Class!

Nia is a sensory-based movement activity, celebrating the harmony of body, mind and spirit expressed through the joy of movement. Nia incorporates philosophy and body movements of the most advanced Eastern and Western arts, including dance, martial and healing arts. It is based on joy, empowerment, self-awareness, mental clarity, emotion balancing, self-harmonization and self-healing!

Nia is designed for everyone! You do not need any experience in dance, fitness or martial arts to enjoy Nia and benefit from it. There are three levels of intensity in Nia dances, so that you can jump and dance in whatever way your body chooses. It is ageless and limitless, transformational and effective for all people everywhere, from athletes, dancers and fitness instructors, to children, special needs groups and the elderly.

During this session, we will dance together, laugh together and build a connection with each other, our inner self and the world around.

The class will be facilitated by Martha Randall, Nia Black Belt holder.

Some info about Martha:

Martha is one of the leading Nia teachers in Canada. Martha’s 35 years of experience as a movement artist and teacher ensures that the classes and training sessions she leads are thoughtful, energetic and playful.

Throughout her movement career, starting with her formal dance training at York University, Martha has studied and performed an eclectic range of dance forms, including modern, ballet, contact improvisation and Gabrielle Roth’s 5 Sacred Rhythms. She has also studied Tai Chi, Karate, yoga, and clowning (with Mump & Smoot’s John Turner).

Martha’s teaching venues have included: SoulPepper Theatre’s Youth Outreach program, Second City’s educational division, the Toronto Board of Education’s Conference for Music and Drama teachers and the Haliburton School of the Arts Expressive Arts Programme. She has also volunteered Nia classes at Gilda’s Club – a support service for women with cancer. In 2013 she led the One Billion Rising flashmob at the Gardiner Museum on February 14 to support Eve Ensler’s initiative to stop violence against women and girls.

We are VERY happy to have Martha here with us for this class and hope you all can make it!

Find more:
meetup.com: The School of Healthy Living: Nia Class: Experience Healing, Freedom, Connection and Joy in Movement.
TAOLhealth/blog: Nia Jam Fundraiser Supporting Treatment Programs for Children
TAOLhealth/blog: The Art of NIA Dance with Jane



Monday, February 9, 2015

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8-week Program Starts February 12

Poster: TAOL 8-week MBSR cource: Mindfulness – The Art of Living in the Moment
This program will have a special focus on improving relationships within the family.
February 12, 2015; 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm; North York Civic Centre,  Room 2, 5100 Yonge St, Toronto
Image credit: www.canstockphoto.com


The ART of LIFE Community Health Centre

Invites you to join us for

8-week MBSR course

starting: Thursday, February 5, 2015
ending: Thursday, April 2, 2015
time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
venue: North York Civic Centre,  Committee Room 2
address: 5100 Yonge St, North York, ON M2N 5V7

Mindfulness – The Art of Living in the Moment
This program will have a special focus on improving relationships within the family.

Instructor: Lou Carcasole, B.Cs, M.B.A., M.Ed.

Practicing and Learning the Art of Mindfulness


Stress is at the root of all disease and it can be stopped from damaging your life and the lives of your children. Practicing Mindfulness regularly can improve your ability to cope with life’s challenges and enjoy life and parenting without struggling to change the people around you.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8–week Program will help you:
  • increase resiliency towards stressors and eliminate the pain weather it’s physical or caused by life’s challenges,
  • enhance the skill of concentration, patience and personal performance,
  • tap into your inner resources to improve every aspect of your life.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program is designed for those who experience:
  • anxiety and depression, 
  • chronic pain and illness, 
  • grief, 
  • spiritual emptiness,
  • and difficulty finding balance in current cultural lifestyles.

This program will have a special focus on improving relationships within the family. It will help cultivate a greater sense of calm and well-being in every member of the family.

To sign up, please call us at (416) 449-6747 or email office@theartlife.ca                      


Whether you want to expand your abilities or learn how to cope with stress, pain and suffering – this Program is for you!

The ART of LIFE Community Health Centre
885 Don Mills Road, Suite # 121
Toronto, Ontario M3C 1V9

web-site: www.TheArtLife.ca
facebook: The Art of Life Community Health Centre
meetup: The School of Healthy Living
twitter: @TAOLHealth

The School of Healthy Living
LIVING IN A MOMENT: 8 Weeks Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program


Mindfulness: The Art of Living in the Moment
Thursday, February 12 - Thursday, April 2, 2015; 7:30-9:00 PM
North York Civic Centre, Community Room 2

Invitation

The School of Healthy Living event

8 Weeks MBSR Program

Mindfulness: The Art of Living in the Moment

starts: Thursday, February 12, 2015; 7:30-9:00 PM
ends:  Thursday, April 2, 2015; 7:30-9:00 PM
North York Civic Centre, ROOM 1/2

Please note that FIRST SESSION will be held in ROOM 1, and all future ones will be held in ROOM 2. Rooms are located on the basement floor. Thank you!

Introduction to the 8 Weeks Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program 

The program consists of 8 sessions, lasting between 1.5-2 hours and focuses on letting go of resistance towards life challenges and building resilience to stressful stimuli.

What does really cause pain in our lives? Most would think that it is something happening around that negatively affects us (that nosy neighbor on the street, that car that run me over today, that government increasing taxes, etc.)

But mindfulness states the opposite: what actually causes stress and pain in our lives is a resistance!

Have you ever wondered how it is like to live a life without resistance? Can you only imagine being resilient to physical pain, or that unpleasant feedback given at work, or that painful word said to you by a family member? It is all possible!

Mindfulness can help us drastically change our stereotypical/conditioned reactions to the outside world and bring joy to our relationships.

Current research on Mindfulness shows evidence that this practice can not only reduce stress, but also change the brain "wiring" and help people become happier!

Check out this brief video on Mindfulness and research done by Professor and neuroscientist Richard Davidson.


YouTube: One Happy Brain: Khachab Rinpoche Showcases Meditative Skills on CBC News
(2:30) Younge Khachab Rinpoche, a Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Master based in US, astounded the renowned neuroscientist Richard Davidson with the extraordinary neuroplasticity of his brain.
Uploaded by hkrimeshedrubling

Please join us for this wonderful experience on Mindfulness Meditation.

The cost of the course is 250$ for 8 sessions.

The sessions will be hosted by Lou Carcasole, B.Cs, M.B.A., M.Ed.

Link:meetup.com: School of Healthy Living: events: LIVING IN A MOMENT

8 Weeks Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program
Mindfulness: The Art of Living in the Moment
Thursday, February 12 - Thursday, April 2, 2015
North York Civic Centre, Community Room 1/2


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