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Muay Thai with Ajahn Suchart






Visionary, humanitarian, developer of systems, programs, and people, Ajahn Suchart Yodkerepauprai has influenced the development of Muay Thai around the world. Ajahn Suchart introduced and developed the sport of Muay Thai in Canada when he immigrated in the late 1980s and is responsible for the development of serveral organizations including Muaythai Ontario and Muaythai Canada.

Through his academy, Siam No.1 he spreads Thai culture and heritage.

Muay Thai is a national sport of Thailand which is also known as the “art of eight limbs.” Muay Thai is unparalleled when it comes to self-defense, but Muay Thai also helps with stress, confidence, focus and creates a deep connection to community.

Ajahn Suchart has developed several community service programs and has experience working with street-involved youth, many who have become Muay Thai champions.  He also supports people in recuperating their physical and mental health.

Keywords: Movement, community, mental health, connection

Dance with ZahraMoves







ZahraMoves’ mission is to live your best life through dance. In all her classes and/or workshops Zahra’s goal is to educate people about the Diaspora, while promoting happiness, togetherness, self-expression and confidence building. She specializes in Traditional West African, Afro-Carribean Folklore, Afro Fusion, and Soca.

Besides being an opportunity for improved physical health, this movement allows people to connect with or learn about cultural heritage and to share personal gifts.

Keywords: Movement, community, mental health, connection, culture

Zumba with Silvie Anderson

Silvie Anderson has been teaching Zumba since 2007. She is also a certified Can Fit Pro instructor and a ballroom dance champion both here in Canada and in her home country, Czech Republic. She loves sharing her passion for dance and movement. You can find Silvie on YouTube and Facebook at SilvieFitness or join her high-energy, fun Zumba© classes in Etobicoke and Mississauga.

Keywords: Movement, community, mental health, connection

Art with Josie Ricciardi


Through this hands-on session Josie will provide evidence to support the use of art groups to reduce isolation, promote health and to enhance health service especially to extremely vulnerable women.

Throughout the pandemic Josie and her team found innovative ways to continue art interventions.

Art therapy can help people express themselves more freely, improve their mental health, and improve interpersonal relationships.

Keywords: Art, community, mental health, connection