• "Release Your Inner Writer" Mondays 4pm pacific, 5pm mountain, 7pm Eastern time

    Release Your Inner Writer
    Release Your Inner Writer is a writing group for anyone who feels they are a writer, wants to be a writer, or those who want to explore writing in a comfortable and supportive setting. We’ll set the stage for you to write creatively with opportunities to share with the group, or not, whatever you’re comfortable with.

    Have you ever thought: “I have an interesting story, but I don’t know how to start sharing it with people”? Have you ever thought of writing a book? Do you simply want to start journaling? Every person has a story to share, and all of them are transformational for ourselves and sometimes for others. When we write our thoughts and ideas down, we move internal content to an external device like a notebook or a laptop. By doing this we’re able to clear our heads and uncover one layer after another.

    “Creating connection” is a welcoming community and a safe space to uncover within some things you might even be aware of. We invite you to join our “Release Your Inner Writer” group Mondays at 4pm pacific, 5pm mountain and 7pm eastern time.

    Hosted by Alyona Brivkina

    *Please ensure your 'Zoom Name' matches the one you RSVP with here.
    ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, follow the link to the right under "Online event" (after clicking "Attend") to join the video conference on your phone, tablet, or PC. ===============>>>
    NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

    NOTE: The RSVPs here only represent some who might attend as we advertise on many platforms.

    CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. People of every walk of life, culture, faith, or tradition, participate in a myriad of connection groups, forming meaningful community within this diversity. As a result, these communities are multi-faceted - expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices, and blessing of all. While we encourage you to share openly, we ask that you do so in a kind and considerate manner.
    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts are provided.
    CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
    E-TRANSFER: donations@creatingconnection.ca

  • Conversations on Spirituality - 4th Tuesday of the month @ 7 PM EDT (CAN/US)

    Come see what Awakening Spirituality is all about and the kinds of things we like to discuss.

    We will explore lots of fun spiritual topics with various guests and the night will flow wherever people want to go with their discussions and questions. Sessions will include small breakout groups for discussion.

    Please feel free to make suggestions for topics that will be discussed. Bring all your questions. We love questions!! Check out the Awakening Spirituality website for scheduled topics.

    May 24 - Topic: The Existence of God

    Description: Many perspectives circulate about the existence of God, and many people are shunned for their beliefs. This month we will explore where we hold common thoughts AND where we differ, with questions like "Does God exist?", "What if we are wrong?", and "Why does it matter?" We look forward to sharing this discussion together and how it will shape our spiritual journey and worldview.

    Rules of Play
    Openly share your thoughts and perspective
    Accept that others will have different thoughts
    Watch for your own internal resistance to ideas that are different than yours
    Self reflect on how your mind prefers your own opinion
    Practice listening without judgment of right or wrong
    Have fun and help to create a supportive and accepting environment

    Presented by AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY, an online gathering for spiritual seekers to openly explore various spiritual topics, share knowledge, experience, understandings and even question in a safe, non-judgmental space. The focus is on dialogue and guidance rather than dogma or restricted thinking.

    www.awakeningspirituality.ca
    https://anchor.fm/awakening-spirituality
    www.facebook.com/awakeningspirituality.ca/
    www.youtu.be/dlJXcyCxybE

    DATE/TIME: Fourth Tuesday of the month @ 7 PM EDT (CAN/US)

    ZOOM ONLINE: Attendees will receive a link to this session after selecting an RSVP ticket (as well as 48 hours prior, 2 hours prior, and 10 minutes before the event begins) for you to join the video conference from the comfort of your own space.

    NOTE: Please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

    DIAL-IN AUDIO: Can't do video? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number from your order notification email.

    Phone: *[masked] (Toronto and area)

    *Long distance charges may apply

    Outside Ontario: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/koqvNHHWU

    Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

    NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may join since this event is advertised across multiple media platforms.

    Phone: *[masked] (local to Toronto and area)
    *Long distance charges may apply

    Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/koqvNHHWU

    Meeting ID: (see 9 digits in link to the right under "Online event")

    NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some folks who may join since this event is advertised across multiple media platforms.

  • An Evening of Nurturing Spirit @ 6:00 PM Introduction to Meditation with Barbara

    You have heard about meditation for years. Perhaps you have even tried it. But it seems with all the chaos of the world right now you are looking for a process to calm down. Anxiety may be part of your everyday world, something that never happened before. You find yourself noticing a shortness of breath, perhaps heart racing and all this is just to get prepared to enter a grocery store. As you run your checklist of face mask, hand sanitizer and noticing if there is enough distance between you and the other shoppers. Your breath starts coming fast and shallow, your heart races and you just feel like everything is hyper-sensitive. Then you come home and try to settle your nerves. It seems like it takes longer and longer.

    Join me in a 1 hour discussion on how meditation can help you regain calm. How you can reset your nervous system and take it off high alert. You do not need to travel to Nepal and sit with Monks to learn this easy technique. You might be thinking I tried this before, and it didn’t work. That was me. I thought guided meditations were cheating and it didn’t count if I couldn’t reach some altered state. I imagined I had to have a special place and a special chair to sit on if I was to truly meditate. I discovered this was just not true!

    SESSION FORMAT

    • Welcome and Introductions
    • Opening Meditation
    • Guest Speaker followed by Q&A
    • Closing Meditation

    Join an inspiring and informational conversation with others who are going through the same emotions as you, and who crave the same uplifting support. Feel free to bring along your questions too.

    You will hear experts in mental health, nutrition, essential oils, yoga, physiotherapy, meditation, dream analysis and more.

    DATE/TIME: Wednesdays @ 6:00 PM Eastern Time (Ontario, Canada)

    ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, follow the link to the right under "Online event" (after clicking "Attend") to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC. ===============>>>

    NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

    NOTE: The RSVPs here only represent some who might attend.

    CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts are provided.

    CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
    E-TRANSFER: [masked]

    You can also visit our PRODUCTS 4 PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations.

    Or support us by shopping on Amazon with this link: https://amzn.to/3gpHjo9

    Your kind generosity is gratefully appreciated!

    Website: http://www.creatingconnection.ca
    Facebook: http://facebook.creatingconnection.ca
    YouTube: http://youtube.creatingconnection.ca
    Instagram: http://instagram.creatingconnection.ca
    Twitter: http://twitter.creatingconnection.ca
    Meetup: http://meetup.creatingconnection.ca
    Eventbrite: http://eventbrite.creatingconnection.ca
    Retreats: https://www.connectionretreat.com

  • Energy Management & Integrity @ 7 PM EDT (CAN/US)

    Needs a location

    We are in the passionate, adventurous, and lively season of Aries, which can help us accomplish things but can also quickly lead to burnout! Many of us are also going through many changes, both with endings and new beginnings.

    Come learn about how to manage your energy as a spiritual being, so that you can feel your best no matter what season you're in.

    Facilitated by Christine Balarezo

    Hosted by AWAKENING SPIRITUALITY, an online community of seekers interested in personal development and spiritual exploration. The focus is on dialogue and guidance rather than dogma or restricted thinking.

    Website: https://www.awakeningspirituality.ca
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/awakeningspirituality.ca/
    Youtube: youtu.be/dlJXcyCxybE

    DATE/TIME:
    Monday, May 30th @ 7 pm EDT (CAN/US)

    ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, click the link under "Online event" to the right (after you've RSVP'd) to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC.

    CLOSED CAPTIONING: Live Transcription will be available for this meeting. Learn more here https://tinyurl.com/4ebyn2ht

    NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

    DIAL-IN AUDIO: Issues with your device audio? Just dial-in from your home/cell phone and punch in the meeting ID number[masked]. Find your local number here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-dial
    (*long distance charges may apply).

    Be sure to sign in a few minutes early as class will start promptly on the hour. Hope to see you there.

    NOTE: The RSVPs here represent only some who may attend as this event is advertised on multiple platforms.

  • "Release Your Inner Writer" Mondays 4pm pacific, 5pm mountain, 7pm Eastern time

    Release Your Inner Writer
    Release Your Inner Writer is a writing group for anyone who feels they are a writer, wants to be a writer, or those who want to explore writing in a comfortable and supportive setting. We’ll set the stage for you to write creatively with opportunities to share with the group, or not, whatever you’re comfortable with.

    Have you ever thought: “I have an interesting story, but I don’t know how to start sharing it with people”? Have you ever thought of writing a book? Do you simply want to start journaling? Every person has a story to share, and all of them are transformational for ourselves and sometimes for others. When we write our thoughts and ideas down, we move internal content to an external device like a notebook or a laptop. By doing this we’re able to clear our heads and uncover one layer after another.

    “Creating connection” is a welcoming community and a safe space to uncover within some things you might even be aware of. We invite you to join our “Release Your Inner Writer” group Mondays at 4pm pacific, 5pm mountain and 7pm eastern time.

    Hosted by Alyona Brivkina

    *Please ensure your 'Zoom Name' matches the one you RSVP with here.
    ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, follow the link to the right under "Online event" (after clicking "Attend") to join the video conference on your phone, tablet, or PC. ===============>>>
    NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

    NOTE: The RSVPs here only represent some who might attend as we advertise on many platforms.

    CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. People of every walk of life, culture, faith, or tradition, participate in a myriad of connection groups, forming meaningful community within this diversity. As a result, these communities are multi-faceted - expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices, and blessing of all. While we encourage you to share openly, we ask that you do so in a kind and considerate manner.
    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts are provided.
    CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
    E-TRANSFER: donations@creatingconnection.ca

  • An Evening of Nurturing Spirit @ 6:00 PM EDT (ON, CAN)

    Needs a location

    In this time of physical distancing and social isolation, Creating Connection Vancouver invites you to an hour (or so) of meaningful community as a pick me up in the middle of the week to learn a little bit more about how to care for ourselves from home.

    SESSION FORMAT

    • Welcome and Introductions
    • Opening Meditation
    • Guest Speaker followed by Q&A
    • Closing Meditation

    Join an inspiring and informational conversation with others who are going through the same emotions as you, and who crave the same uplifting support. Feel free to bring along your questions too.

    You will hear experts in mental health, nutrition, essential oils, yoga, physiotherapy, meditation, dream analysis and more.

    DATE/TIME: Wednesdays @ 6:00 PM Eastern Time (Ontario, Canada)

    ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, follow the link to the right under "Online event" (after clicking "Attend") to join the video conference on your phone, tablet or PC. ===============>>>

    NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

    NOTE: The RSVPs here only represent some who might attend.

    CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action. We are LGBTQ+ affirming.

    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts are provided.

    CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
    E-TRANSFER: [masked]

    You can also visit our PRODUCTS 4 PURPOSE online store (http://www.products4purpose.ca) and make a purchase that benefits our meaningful partner organizations, gifted artisans and local operations.

    Or support us by shopping on Amazon with this link: https://amzn.to/3gpHjo9

    Your kind generosity is gratefully appreciated!

    Website: http://www.creatingconnection.ca
    Facebook: http://facebook.creatingconnection.ca
    YouTube: http://youtube.creatingconnection.ca
    Instagram: http://instagram.creatingconnection.ca
    Twitter: http://twitter.creatingconnection.ca
    Meetup: http://meetup.creatingconnection.ca
    Eventbrite: http://eventbrite.creatingconnection.ca
    Retreats: https://www.connectionretreat.com

  • Nature and Nurture Retreat, June 3-5, Samish Island Washington, USA

    Needs a location

    Nature and Nurture Retreat June 3-5, 2022
    Samish Island Retreat Centre, Washington, USA

    $250 Canadian per person

    Join us for a Nurturing weekend with lots of outdoor Nature time, and plenty of time for socializing. We’ll be doing activities like Qui Gong, Dancing the Labyrinth, Games, Gentle Yoga, A Dark Walk, Blue Mind Water, Forest Bath, Restorative Yoga, Music Jam and more. For more information or to register, follow this link nurturingspirit.creatingconnection.ca

    See our post on Facebook. https://fb.watch/cbfrV1c0I4/

    Nurture and Nature Retreat June 3-5
    Samish Island, Washington, USA

    All times are Pacific Time
    Friday
    4pm Arrive anytime after 4pm to set up your cabin and explore
    6pm Dinner
    7:30 Dancing the Labyrinth
    8:30 Meaningful Conversation Groups
    9:30 Games Night!
    Music Jam – Bring your instruments

    Saturday
    8:00 Gentle Yoga
    9:00 Breakfast
    11:00 Forest Bath
    12:30 Lunch
    2:30 Qui Gong
    3:00 Blue Mind Water - we’re off to Lake Freestaad!
    5:00 Pack up water activities
    5:30 Dinner
    7:30 Dancing the Labyrinth
    8:30 Music Jam and Restorative Yoga – Yup in the same room!
    9:30 Dark walk

    Sunday
    8:00 Gentle Yoga
    9:00 Breakfast
    11:00 5 Rhythms at the Labyrinth
    Goodbyes
    12:00 Pack up Cabins

    Full Session Descriptions are available here:
    nurturingspirit.creatingconnection.ca
    Have questions? Email [masked]

    We will follow all Covid protocols. Please watch for updates.

  • "Release Your Inner Writer" Mondays 4pm pacific, 5pm mountain, 7pm Eastern time

    Release Your Inner Writer
    Release Your Inner Writer is a writing group for anyone who feels they are a writer, wants to be a writer, or those who want to explore writing in a comfortable and supportive setting. We’ll set the stage for you to write creatively with opportunities to share with the group, or not, whatever you’re comfortable with.

    Have you ever thought: “I have an interesting story, but I don’t know how to start sharing it with people”? Have you ever thought of writing a book? Do you simply want to start journaling? Every person has a story to share, and all of them are transformational for ourselves and sometimes for others. When we write our thoughts and ideas down, we move internal content to an external device like a notebook or a laptop. By doing this we’re able to clear our heads and uncover one layer after another.

    “Creating connection” is a welcoming community and a safe space to uncover within some things you might even be aware of. We invite you to join our “Release Your Inner Writer” group Mondays at 4pm pacific, 5pm mountain and 7pm eastern time.

    Hosted by Alyona Brivkina

    *Please ensure your 'Zoom Name' matches the one you RSVP with here.
    ZOOM ONLINE: From the comfort of your own space, follow the link to the right under "Online event" (after clicking "Attend") to join the video conference on your phone, tablet, or PC. ===============>>>
    NOTE: For the best experience, please be sure you have the latest version of ZOOM by checking here https://tinyurl.com/zoom-up

    NOTE: The RSVPs here only represent some who might attend as we advertise on many platforms.

    CREATING CONNECTION CANADA is a network of welcoming and inclusive communities committed to sharing authentic conversation, nurturing meaningful activities, promoting holistic wellness practices, and fostering compassionate action. We are LGBTQ+ affirming. People of every walk of life, culture, faith, or tradition, participate in a myriad of connection groups, forming meaningful community within this diversity. As a result, these communities are multi-faceted - expressing the inspirations, aspirations, wisdom, practices, and blessing of all. While we encourage you to share openly, we ask that you do so in a kind and considerate manner.
    As a REGISTERED NON-PROFIT charity working to bring community together through like-minded interests, we welcome and gratefully appreciate any financial support. Tax receipts are provided.
    CREDIT CARD: http://donations.creatingconnection.ca
    E-TRANSFER: donations@creatingconnection.ca