The likelihood is you’ve never thought too much about the cost of walking.
Your pads absorb alot of walking, running, dancing, jumping with/chasing the little ones over the course of a day or a week. Multiply that by years and you start to grasp how dependent we are on our lower appendages.
Love2YourFeet knows all about the toll taken by your feet. The Barrie based provider offers Drug-Free Wearable Neurological products from VoxxLife to anyone interested in creating a better Quality of Life through Health and Wellness. Among other benefits, the neurotech helps to improve mobility, lower pain and optimize for sports performance.
Intrigued? Check out the video to see how they can help! Then click over to their FB page to learn more.
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Although this summer has been…unique (to say the least) we’ve been fortunate enough to have lots of socially distant events to round out the past month.
Live music returned, the libraries opened up. We even got pro sports back on TV.
And as the leaves change colour, and the nights get a little cooler, there are still plenty of summer themed experiences to be had.
Read on for 5 Things to check out in our last month of summer.
5 Things To Do in Barrie in September
Hit the Farmers Market
There is at least another month of outdoor marketing to enjoy. Packed with a wide range of fresh seasonal produce from local vendors, it’s the absolute best place to stock up on your weekend. Happening Saturdays from 8am – 12pm, right behind city hall in the parking lot.
Take In Live Music
The huge scale concerts might be in dry dock for the rest of the year, but there is are actual, honest to goodness gigs happening across town this month!
Donaleigh’s, the Queen’s, North Country BBQ, the Bull and Barrel and Common Good cafe have all rolled out solo artists and bands to accompany your food and drinks in recent weeks. Considering how fluid the pandemic lockdown regulations could be in the fall, getting out to see a show is a luxury you should not pass up. And you can find a full list of gigs in Barrie every week right here!
Play Online Bingo
Students at Georgian can get the full college experience this month…by competing in online Bingo! Seriously… it’s a thing.
Hosted by LadyVenom on Wed Sept 23 @ 7pm!
There’s a chance to win one of eight $25 Walmart digital gift cards. There are limited spots, so if you’re interested in dabbing digitally, sign up soon via this link https://linktr.ee/GCSA_barrie
If ever there was a year when finding inner peace was a priority…it’s this year.
Barrie Pride and Jampa Ling Buddist Centre are hosting a free guided introduction to meditation in the park. Happening September 19th at 10am.
What did you think of 5 Things To Do in Barrie in September? Did we miss any events? Let us know in the comments!
Those of us fortunate enough to have remote jobs can be grateful for a few things like the lack of a time-sucking commute and more time with the family.
But…anyone who has been doing the work from home thing for a while is probably feeling the mental heat. Chances of a burnout can be high, if you’re not careful.
Over time, even the benefits of working from home can devolve into stressful situations. Without self-imposed boundaries, our time saved on the commute can lead to extra hours poured into work. Without a healthy regiment of self-care throughout the day, anxiety and stress can build up. And that leaves you primed for a meltdown.
Luckily, Barrie is chock full of tools and providers to help navigate Covid, while maintaining productivity.
Three Tips To Avoid Working From Home Burnout
Taking a break from your work to practice self-care will cut down on the aggro, and give you some time to get grounded.
Meditation is a great way to find a bit of peace during the day, even if it’s just 15 minutes. The Barrie Meditiation centre offers online streams of guided meditation every week.
There’s also the Centre For Inner Freedom, which offers meditation alongside other stress reduction programs and mindfulness techniques.
Wellness services provide an integrated approach to addressing whole body ailments.
Through a combination of treatments and practitioners like naturopaths, nutritionists and other holistic and medical approaches to health maintenance, wellness providers can help you feel better.
At a time like this, it’s easy to let your health slide. Additionally, it is all the more important to cope with the challenges of isolation before your body begins to suffer.
Read on for more on 3 Barrie based wellness providers!
Mind, Body & Soul – 3 Wellness Options in Barrie
Pure Vibes by Christina
Think all water is the same? Think again!
Pure Vibes by Christina provides (among other wellness options) water based filtration and treatments that boost your energy and heal your body.
Among their living water options are ionized alkaline, which is an excellent source of healthful hydration. This makes water easier to drink, and you avoid that feeling of being “bloated” which is common with other types of water.
Beyond water, they offer botanical beauty workshops and health and wellness seminars.
Energizing people though these approaches is at the core of Pure Vibe’s wellness philosophy.
Elements Naturopathic is a 3 member team of wellness providers. Their strategy ensures patients are active participants in the process of healing, with a patient centered philosophy. If you are being treated by conventional practitioners (like chiropractors) the Elements team will collaborate with them to form a team approach to your healthcare.
Deploying a combination of bioidentical hormones, dietary adjustments, supplementation, and lifestyle counselling, Elements provides a curated experience to improve your overall health and well-being.
This week in Canada is Mental Illness Awareness Week 2020, it runs from Sunday the 3rd to Saturday the 10th of May. A great way to keep both your mind and body healthy is Yoga. Barrie has several Yoga Studios who have online lessons, tips and exercises you can do at home. Some of the benefits of Yoga include Improve flexibility, strength, and posture, Increase your energy, Reduce stress and much more. These days when we are isolating and the pressure or just boredom is impacting you this is a great way of helping.
We have listed a few Barrie Yoga Studios who are there to help you, they also need your help to continue to operate. We have listed schedules where we could find them, if not contact the individual studios directly. Contact details are provided, so take a look and see where you can start or carry on practicing yoga. Also, for the terms and conditions each studio has its own so check it out on the site.
Anahata has an “Our Pay It Forward Class” that is a community class offered for all. This is because Anahata Yoga comes from the Heart and grew from a place of wanting Yoga to be accessible to EVERYONE. No matter gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity or income. Everyone can use yoga in their life. Pay what you can. If you can afford a cup of coffee then you can afford a yoga class. And hey, if you can’t afford a class this week then it’s on us! For more details see their Facebook Page which is updated regularly https://www.facebook.com/anahatayogafromtheheart/ Below is the schedule of classes updated on the 30th of April, so get your mat ready and join in.
Modo Yoga Barrie
Modo is a community of independent hot yoga studios, united in our dedication to create a more sustainable world. We welcome beginners and experienced students – we are a place for all. Please note the studio is temporarily closed. BUT we know how important it is to get your yoga practice so we have been bringing Modo to your home.
🔥 EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT 🔥
On Wednesday, May 6th, we will be shifting gears! Modo Yoga Barrie is launching a LIVE VIRTUAL STUDIO where you get to practice alongside your favourite teachers. We will be offering a zoom class/workshop 6 days a week, as well as 1 Instagram live.
That’s not it, there is a lot more.
We are grateful to everyone who supported us last month, and those who continue to support us during this time of uncertainty. We look forward to creating community through our online platform and creating more peace and healing 🙏
There are many ways to practice yoga including meditation, study, self-enquiry, chanting and the physical asana practice known as hatha yoga. At home in BLISS, you will find a delightful variety of yoga choices, enhancing your personal inward journey. Every time you step on to your yoga mat, you connect to and become part of an evolving and powerful, ancient tradition. Yoga is the ultimate connector to our interwoven, natural world and spirals our connections to rise to the ripple effect of positivity. Live your yoga on and off the mat into this awesome BLISS filled world! To find out there schedule click onto their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/anngreenyoga/which is updated regularly. Also, see their website https://www.anngreenyoga.com/ . Some classes coming up, A Yoga Workshop for Social Workers! Join us to build self-awareness and an anti-oppressive social work practice on MAY 8, 15.
Flourish Vitality Centre
At Flourish they believe that yoga is for EVERY body!
Whether you’re new to Yoga or have experience, enjoy a relaxing class or a more dynamic one, we’ve got an inspiring class and a welcoming, supportive community where you’ll Flourish! Our teachers carefully construct classes where both beginners and experienced students can learn and grow together, and enjoy the many benefits of regular practice. Explore the inner workings of body, mind, and spirit with classes that are just right for you! Flourish update their Facebook page regularly so click on to see any new classes or updates https://www.facebook.com/flourishvitality/ also see their website https://www.flourishvitality.com/ Below is their latest schedule of classes:
Studio B Yoga
Launching Monday, May 4th! You will be able to access their recorded classes in one place. Watch when it’s convenient for you and enjoy the class style of your choice! They will continue to update as new classes come and will also be streaming LIVE daily. Catch Their LIVE classes daily! They also have Pilates which is a great workout. So if you want to keep up to what’s new with Studio B check out their Facebook page regularly https://www.facebook.com/mystudiobyoga/ also check out their website https://www.mystudiob.ca/ . Below is some of their schedule you can enjoy online:
The Vidya Centre For Yoga & Wellness
They are now offering daily online virtual yoga/meditation/pilates classes and courses for members and anyone wishing to join.
Therefore all classes taught at Vidya are wonderfully unique, offering something different for all. Yoga offers the opportunity to delve deeper into yourself. This is a unique experience for every person who enters a yoga studio. One thing is for certain: yoga has the capacity to change your life for the better. The classes at Vidya range from intense vinyasa flow and classical Hatha, to gentle yoga for all levels, and everything in between. Vidya regularly update their Facebook page so to see what is happening check it out https://www.facebook.com/VIDYAYOGA7/ also their website http://www.yoga-wellness.ca/ Below is their schedule of classes, see if you think you fit into one: