Life Skills

Develop life skills.

Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to meet with other genealogy researchers/enthusiasts? Join us to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary throughout 2017 by tracing your roots! 

Come to learn and share tips and experiences with using Ancestry.ca Library Edition and other genealogy tools on your journey to “discover what makes you uniquely you” and fill out your family tree! Share your knowledge of researching family histories and stories, and connect with others looking at their histories.

Whether you are beginning or adding to your family trees, come find inspiration from your community members, and learn great tips to help you get from start to finish.

Register online by clicking REGISTER above or at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166. 

This program is also taking place at: 
  • Capilano Library 
    Tuesday, June 27 | 10:30am-11:30am and Wednesday, August 16 | 2:30pm-3:30pm
  • Lynn Valley Library 
    Tuesday, July 4 | 2:30pm-3:30pm & Tuesday, August 15 | 2:30pm-3:30pm 
Location:
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

Back pain, muscle pain, fatigue, anxiety: everyone experiences worry and physical or emotional pain at some point in their lives.

Join us for a workshop to learn about and explore methods to cope with emotional and muscular tension! Hear from a speaker who brings their unique expertise and knowledge to the community. You will learn about recent research and get a glimpse into the effective ways to deal with severe symptoms of pain and anxiety. The speaker will share how we can deal with tension using so called "direct" and “indirect” approaches.

Register online by clicking REGISTER above or at 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

About the Speaker

Alena Minova is CanStat certified Alexander Technique teacher, a postural correction technique which is taught at major performance arts schools across the globe. It is an effective scientific method to work with excessive tension and pain. It is widely known among professional dancers, musicians and actors to cope and reverse repetitive strain injuries and performance anxiety— though there are benefits everybody can experience from applying Alexander skills in everyday life. There are currently 13 CanStat certified practitioners of Alexander Technique in Vancouver.

Location:
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Yoga for Beginners

In this session, you will learn simple but powerful yoga postures to balance and stabilize your system.

  • Can relieve chronic ailments
  • Can relieve back pain, stress, anxiety, and tension
  • Strengthens the spine
  • Takes only 5-10 minutes to practice daily

Designed by Sadhguru, a self- realized yogi and foremost authority in the field of yoga.

This session will be conducted by a trained Isha facilitator, after which ongoing online support will also be available.

No prior experience with yoga is necessary.

Ages 7 and up

This session is brought to you by Isha Foundation, an international non-profit aimed to bring well-being to everyone through yoga and meditation.

Register online or at 604-604-929-3727, ext. 8166

Location:
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

With your intuition well developed, you can make decisions more easily. You have greater access to your creativity and have guidance on where to go in your life and work. With the information overload of today’s society and your mind’s constant chatter, it is hard to focus on insight, direction and clarity. Stop being fearful of making the wrong decision. Expand your inner guidance and let your intuition work for you!

Join Fenneke Tjallingii-Brocken in this workshop to:

  • learn why intuition as a resource is so important
  • learn to recognize and trust your inner wisdom and compass
  • practice practical exercises and mindfulness to connect with your intuition
  • know how to apply your intuition in life and work

This workshop is for everyone who wants to be more intuitive. It is a great workshop if you want to gain access to your inner wisdom, make decisions more easily and gain clarity around the purpose and direction of your life.

 

Presenter Bio: Fenneke Tjallingii-Brocken MSc, CPCC, is a certified professional coach who applies mindfulness and meditation techniques. Fenneke believes that the key to thrive and create success is fully being who you are. She works with clients one-on-one and facilitates workshops to help people create lasting intuition and stress management tools, apply discipline to enhance focus and build authentic relationships. Drawing from her multidisciplinary background as Marine Biologist and Kundalini Yoga Teacher with 17 years of experience with mindfulness and meditation, she provides a holistic approach to come alive and step into your greatness to make a difference in the world. Fenneke is of Dutch origin and has lived in Africa. She is a wife and mother of two wonderful children.

Register online by clicking REGISTER above, or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175.

Location:
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for another session learning Isha Kriya!

In this one hour session, you will learn Isha Kriya, a simple 12-18 minute practice, to help you to become meditative effortlessly.

Attain health, clarity, and joy.  Isha Kriya does not require any previous experience with meditation and can be done sitting in a chair.

 

Designed by Sadhguru, a realized yogi and a foremost authority in the field of yoga.

Sessions will be conducted by a trained instructor, after which going online support will also be available.

 

Ages 12 & up

 

This session is brought to you by Isha foundation, an international non-profit aimed to bring well-being to everyone through yoga and meditation.

 

Register by clicking REGISTER above, or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

 
Location:
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm

In this session, you will learn simple but powerful yoga postures to balance and stabilize your system.

  • Can relieve chronic ailments
  • Can relieve back pain, stress, anxiety, and tension
  • Strengthens the spine
  • Takes only 5-10 minutes to practice daily

Designed by Sadhguru, a self- realized yogi and foremost authority in the field of yoga.

This session will be conducted by a trained Isha facilitator, after which ongoing online support will also be available.

No prior experience with yoga is necessary.

Ages 7 and up

This session is brought to you by Isha Foundation, an international non-profit aimed to bring well-being to everyone through yoga and meditation.

Register online or at 604-604-987-4471, ext. 8175

Location:
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

“Stories are the result of what happens in a writing workshop environment, learning to discover one’s inner voice.” Attend this FREE creative writing workshop!

Join Una Bruhns and Deborah Kelly in a creative writing adventure. Encourage your creativity through prompts, stories, vignettes, poems, musings and haiku. Slices of lives and experiences by topic and tone in everyday living. All levels welcome.

Drop in! Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 for information.

Location:
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Survive Outside—A Guide to Outdoor Safety Augment your basic outdoor survival knowledge by taking the “Survive Outside – A Guide to Outdoor Safety” program offered by AdventureSmart.

This brief presenter-led classroom program is targeted toward novice outdoor enthusiasts, youth groups, and everyone – young and old - interested in learning introductory outdoor survival practices from highly-experienced SAR volunteers and AdventureSmart team members.

In the Survive Outside program, you will learn about SAR in your region; Trip Planning, Training and Taking the Essentials, and other outdoor travel tips. Our seasoned, knowledgeable instructors help you tie everything together with scenarios and analyses of real-life SAR experiences.

Location:
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Are you prepared for a natural disaster? Do you have what you need to survive and recover?

On October 19 at 10:19 a.m., millions of people worldwide will practice how to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. You can register to participate at www.shakeoutbc.ca.

Join North Shore Emergency Management for a special presentation on preparedness, focusing on the specific needs of any individual disaster. You’ll get the information and support you need to create a personal emergency plan and kit to help you survive and recover from a hazard or disaster.

Presented by North Shore Emergency Management.

Register online by clicking register above or at 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Location:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

“Stories are the result of what happens in a writing workshop environment, learning to discover one’s inner voice.” Attend this FREE creative writing workshop!

Join Una Bruhns and Deborah Kelly in a creative writing adventure. Encourage your creativity through prompts, stories, vignettes, poems, musings and haiku. Slices of lives and experiences by topic and tone in everyday living. All levels welcome.

Drop in! Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 for information.

Location:
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
 

Join us for another session learning Isha Kriya!

In this one hour session, you will learn Isha Kriya, a simple 12-18 minute practice, to help you to become meditative effortlessly.

Attain health, clarity, and joy.  Isha Kriya does not require any previous experience with meditation and can be done sitting in a chair.

 

Designed by Sadhguru, a realized yogi and a foremost authority in the field of yoga.

Sessions will be conducted by a trained instructor, after which going online support will also be available.

 

Ages 12 & up

 

This session is brought to you by Isha foundation, an international non-profit aimed to bring well-being to everyone through yoga and meditation.

 

Register by clicking REGISTER above, or call 604-987-4471, ext. 8175. 

Location:
Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Presented by AdventureSmart.

There has been a drastic increase in popularity of recreational paddling. We want to increase the knowledge, skills and abilities of those who want to paddle, and make them better paddlers. 

This presentation is designed for youth and adults who want to paddle, whether it is using stand-up paddleboards, kayaks or canoes. Topics include trip planning, training and taking the essentials for water based activities.

Location:
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

A workshop on how to make your passing easier on those you love.

Join us for an informative workshop on planning your final wishes! Most families are poorly prepared and have little idea of the decisions, the work and the costs for making final arrangements at the time of need.  Funeral and Cemetery Advisor Frederick Margel will share information you can use to reduce your family’s burden, pressure and cost of arranging a funeral, cremation or burial. Cemetery options and costs for North Shore residents.

Checklists and planning forms provided.

Register here online or at 604-929-3727, ext. 8166

Location:
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

With your intuition well developed, you can make decisions more easily. You have greater access to your creativity and have guidance on where to go in your life and work. With the information overload of today’s society and your mind’s constant chatter, it is hard to focus on insight, direction and clarity. Stop being fearful of making the wrong decision.  Expand your inner guidance and let your intuition work for you.

Join Fenneke Tjallingii-Brocken in this workshop to:

•      learn why intuition as a resource is so important

•      learn to recognize and trust your inner wisdom and compass

•      practice practical exercises and mindfulness to connect with your intuition

•      know how to apply your intuition in life and work

 

This workshop is for everyone who wants to be more intuitive. It is a great workshop if you want to gain access to your inner wisdom, make decisions more easily and gain clarity around the purpose and direction of your life.

 

Fenneke Tjallingii-Brocken MSc, CPCC, is a certified professional coach who applies mindfulness and meditation techniques. Fenneke believes that the key to thrive and create success is fully being who you are. She works with clients one-on-one and facilitates workshops to help people create lasting intuition and stress management tools, apply discipline to enhance focus and build authentic relationships. Drawing from her multidisciplinary background as Marine Biologist and Kundalini Yoga Teacher with 17 years of experience with mindfulness and meditation, she provides a holistic approach to come alive and step into your greatness to make a difference in the world. Fenneke is of Dutch origin and has lived in Africa. She is a wife and mother of two wonderful children.

Register online, or call us at 604-929-3727 ext.8166

Location:
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

“Stories are the result of what happens in a writing workshop environment, learning to discover one’s inner voice.” Attend this FREE creative writing workshop!

Join Una Bruhns and Deborah Kelly in a creative writing adventure. Encourage your creativity through prompts, stories, vignettes, poems, musings and haiku. Slices of lives and experiences by topic and tone in everyday living. All levels welcome.

Drop in! Call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 for information.

Location:
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm