Through creativity and laughter we have an opportunity to heal on deeper levels. Part of your program including, art, body care, art classes and fun outings are designed to allow this type of healing.
Mindfulness and Creativity
Each week we offer an hour and a half to relax, explore and discover. We begin with a short visualization with a particular focus for that day designed to assist you in exploring your inner landscape through the creative process using an assortment of art materials and found objects. Class will be held both indoor and outdoors weather permitting.
This class is for everyone, no one needs to know anything about art, the materials or how to make a product. The focus is entirely on the relaxing experience of playfulness and spontaneity. All materials are provided and assistance is readily available. Each class will attempt to capture some of what you are experiencing during the process of your healing journey for reflection and moving forward.
Arriving on time will mean you get the full benefit of the introduction and the meditation that sets up the experience. Sharing your experience with the group is welcomed but optional. We hold a space of non-judgement, with no interpretation or critiquing of our creations. This is a free expression opportunity.
Fun Hands-on Body Care Classes on Saturday Evenings
A fun, one hour, interactive facial experience like no other. Even the men have heaps of fun!! Perfect for those who desire to learn about facial treatments to relieve stress while creating younger-looking, healthier skin or for those who just want to simply revel in the experience. You will also learn the proper sequence and application methods for cleansing, exfoliation, facial massage, mask and moisturizing. Each natural product creates different sensations on the face and it’s a pleasure to feel their effects and benefits. Don’t lick your face, please! Nurturing, educational and uplifting.
For Men: please do not shave this day.
Hair Mask Class
Do you want a healthy scalp and strong, shiny and lustrous hair? Would you like to pamper yourself? Then come and learn a simple way how to look after your hair with home-based ingredients. This is an informative class with lots of fun thrown in!
Natural Cosmetics Class
Have you ever tried making your own cosmetics? Are you tired of paying a lot of money for make-up that may be in fact harming your skin and even internal organs? Then this class is for you.
In this class we will discuss how to mix your ingredients, you can experiment with some pre-made make up, and there will be some hands-on play, as well as recipes to take home. All of the ingredients are free of synthetics, lead, paraben, aluminum, petroleum, mineral oil, parasitic beetles, propylene glycol, fish scales, choloroflurorocarbon, chloroform, halogenated salicylanilides, hexachlorphene, mercury, ethylene chloride, bithionol, tallow and its bi-products from cattle material, trichloroethane, and zirconium.
You can eat most of the ingredients. We will use all natural products including; cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clays, arrowroot, vitamin e, coconut oil, cacao powder, bee’s wax. Make-up products we’ll create at the class may include: a wonderful lip gloss, shimmering eyeshadows, thickening and lengthening mascara, and flattering foundations to make your skin sparkle.
(admission and relevant expenses are extra)
Drive to Painters Lodge (no cost):
Neighbouring Vancouver Island’s Campbell River community, on the banks of Discovery Passage, stands the legendary Painter’s Lodge – a fishing resort welcoming international visitors since 1929. You’ll find what you’re looking for at this world-famous resort in beautiful British Columbia. We’ll take the free boat from Painters Lodge to April Point Resort. April Point Resort & Spa’s history is deeply rooted in the local salmon fishing traditions of Discovery Passage, and while the other fishing resorts catered to tourists, April Point operated as a camp for commercial fishermen in the 1940s. It is now a world recognized Hotel.
Kingfisher Hydropath (cost: $100)
Visit Kingfisher grotto with swiss shower jets carved into the sandstone, mineral massage pool jets, waterfall massage, steam cave, glacial waterfall, river walk (Kneipp therapy), sea mineral soak and tidal baths carved out of rock.
Kayak Tour with Grey Wolf Expeditions (cost: $40)
Whether you are looking for an adrenaline-packed adventure or a fun trip to BC’s wilderness camping, hiking and kayaking, Grey Wolf Expeditions is the Kayak Adventure Tour Company in BC that ensures you will leave with memories that will last a lifetime. 100% Authentic. 100% Local. 100% Unique. No mass tourism. Small group sizes. Great prices. You’ll be picked-up and returned right from/to the Resort property, so no need to drive for this trip.
Helicopter Tour (cost: $150-300+ tax)
**Fresh Start will drive you to the Airport; extra costs directly to vendor apply. Enjoy 20-45-min trip over magnificent flight along the Strait Of Georgia, through the Discovery Passage and around Quadra Island with a good view of the Surge Narrows; Stunning mountain flight over the beautiful Vancouver Island Mountain Range to the famous Comox Glacier or Spectacular flight over our alluring terrain from the Discovery Islands to Desolation Sound. Enjoy the view on a variety of mountains, inlets and wildlife.
In Winter Outdoor Outings may be replaced with (sample):
- Aquafit Class
- Game Night
- Campbell River Museum
- Comox Valley Driving Tour
- Snow Shoeing
Note: All outings are subject to cancellations due to weather and potential route closures. Please accept our apologies in advance if this becomes the case due to variables beyond our control. Outings change depending on season and availability. Classes/outings are subject to change/may be cancelled without notice.