Past Events

January/ February 2021 MERA Speaker' Series:

Laurie as guest speaker with AL Howard: 

Restorative Communication Circles / building Community

MERA Schoolhouse

Bereavement Zoom Session. March-July, 2021

MERA Bereavement Zoom Circle/ 7 week Session: November/December 2021

Lanark County Community Justice  

 Restorative Communication. 

Conflict Resolution Circle, March 2021

September & October 2021

Stewart Park Sound Centering Sessions

in the Bandstand.

 Completed Bereavement Certification 

with Maria Kliavkoff -  Basics of Bereavement Support and Complicated, Traumatic

and Pandemic Grief 67 hour Training. May-November, 2021

 

March Break 2021:

Forest Connection Youth Program 

Cancelled due to pandemic

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PA DAY Forest Connection YOUTH Programs in the Lanark HIGHLANDS

November/December 2019 / January 2020

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October 2019 Conscious Dying Institute  

Death Doula Grief Ceremony 

Laurie offered a 3 hour musical sound entering experience in a grief ceremony  for death doulas in the Sacred Passage Doula Certificate program with Conscious Dying Institute/Ottawa. 

Conscious Dying Institute: "Why We Do This Work: To Restore Death To Its Sacred Place in the Beauty, Mystery, And Celebration Life; Creating A Caring Healing Culture of End of Life Doulas Who  Contribute To The Evolution Of Human Consciousness."

 PA DAY YOUTH FOREST PROGRAM in the Highlands

 2016- 2020

MERA SchoolHouse

Sound Centering Workshops 2019 

Drummond Central Elementary School

Outdoor Classroom, September 2019:
Seed saving in the Native Perennial

Mandala Garden's Outdoor Classroom

Laurie facilitates Bereavement Communication  Circle Cafe with Lanark County Home Support. Co-facilitator for 7 week Bereavement Circle Program with LCHS/ 2018-2019

LCHS Volunteer for Hospice Visiting Service -  Companionship, and emotional support to people and their family/caregivers dealing with a

life-threatening illness (2018)

August 2019 Blue Skies Workshop

Holistic Sound Vibration Centering Workshop Facilitator 

Mindful Self-Care for Tweens in nature

Summer Parent/Child

July, 2019 Programs :

Come Wander along Perth's Riverbanks!

Parent and Child River Connection - Summer  Wonder Program

Lanark Highlands Library

Nature Immersion Youth Program at Lanark Library

Children gather to play and explore sensory awareness activities in the playing field behind the library . July 2019

The Table's Community Garden

Elementary students and teachers will meet Laurie in the Community Garden to explore nature's classroom. June 26th

Upper Canada District School Board. Drummond Central Elementary School: Naturalizing the elementary school playground with Cardinal Direction

Mandala gardens. Sept. 2018 - June 2019.

Maple Grove Elementary School:

Nature Immersion and restorative communication in

the outdoor classroom. 

June 14th-21st: All Nations Grand River Water Walk

March 10th, 2019

IInternational Women's Conference 

  Sensory Awareness,

Sound Centering, Knowledge Sharing Circle

March 11th to 15th, 2019:

March Break Nature Immersion Program

February 14th, 2019-

Nature Immersion and Restorative Communication with the Cub Scouts

 

Jan.25th-27th, 2019

Guelph Organics Conference

with Biodynamics Society of Ontario. 

Biodynamic Society Volunteer. Laurie attended the Wild Edible Perennial Workshop with Ben Ceasar co-founder of Fiddlehead Nursery.

Nature Immersion/ Outdoor Learning slow release programs at Drummond Central Elementary School

The outdoor classroom on the Elementary School Playground.  outdoor classroom development : students, teachers and administrators are now more comfortable in taking their learning outdoors. September 2018 - June 2019

Parent and Child Nature Immersion workshops on Elementary School Playground: 

demonstrated on the elementary school playground alongside naturalizing the outdoor  classroom with native and common perennial garden Guilds / 2019

Forest Connection in Lanark Highlands

2019 PA Days: November 30th, 2018. February 1st.

for Limestone District School Board students.

2018 PA Day Programs

Forest Connection in Lanark Highlands

for Upper Canada District School Board students and home-school students

December 2018-January 2019: Conscious Aging Workshop Series. Cultivating Wisdom, Connect with Others, Celebrate Life (Institute of Noetic Sciences). Laurie is attending a Workshop Series of Self Reflection and Conversational Circles, hosted by guest speaker and Life Celebrant Practitioner Patti Koeslag- through Hospice/ Lanark County Home Support. 

 

Summer 2018:

Nature Immersion Programs for Youth 

New Moon Overnight Camp (for Girls ages 9-12).Nature Connection Summer programming (for ages 4-8).

 

Restorative Communication Circle at The TABLE, Perth:

June 2018- Restorative discussions about restoring the soil and the mycelium connection for all ages.

 

Blueskies 2018 Music Festival-Holistic Workshop, Clarendon- July, 2018

Mycelium Wandering and Nature Immersion workshop for all ages.

 

Lanark County Community Justice

 Restorative Communication Circle Facilitator in Elementary Schools. 

2016-2018 

December 4th, 11th 2018:
Creative Writing and Nature Connection Program (for girls ages 8-12)
 

December 2018-January 2019: Conscious Aging Workshop Series. Cultivating Wisdom, Connect with Others, Celebrate Life (Institute of Noetic Sciences). Laurie is attending a Workshop Series of Self Reflection and Conversational Circles, hosted by guest speaker and Life Celebrant Practitioner Patti Koeslag- through Hospice/ Lanark County Home Support. 

Summer 2018 Events:
Nature Immersion Programs for Youth
New Moon Overnight Camp (for Girls ages 9-12).
Nature Connection Summer programming (for ages 4-8).

Restorative Communication Circle at The TABLE, Perth: June 2018- Restorative discussions about restoring the soil and the mycelium connection for all ages.

Blueskies 2018 Music Festival-
Holistic Workshop, Clarendon- July, 2018
Mycelium Wandering and Nature Immersion workshop for all ages.
Lanark County Community Justice 2016-2018 
Restorative Communication Circle Facilitator in Elementary Schools.