They say it takes a village to raise a child. Come find that village at Chorus & Clouds’ MEET-UPS! Professional speakers will join us and elaborate on topics that matter to you. Moms, dads, caregivers, kids, everyone is welcome to attend. Over the weeks, we will cover nutrition, sleep, art therapy, running a small business and more. You drop in for the sessions that interest you most! 

OUR STROLLER BRIGADE!  COME HANG OUT, LISTEN TO OUR GUEST SPEAKERS AND CONNECT WITH LIKE MINDED FAMILIES AT CHORUS & CLOUDS MEET-UPS.

Did we mention that there will also be music and refreshments? After the talk, your little ones will enjoy a special Music & Movement class just for them, time to get know the other little people in their village.

 

PLEASANT MEET-UPS CHORUS & CLOUDS!

Doors open at 1:30PM with speakers beginning at 2PM | $5 PER FAMILY

UPCOMING MEET UPS:   

NOVEMBER 14TH

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CARING FOR YOURSELF WHILE YOU CARE FOR YOUR CHILD: an Attachment-Based Perspective

At the November 14 Meet-Up, Ishtar will talk about parent-child attachment in a clear, concise way that every parent can relate to. Using attachment as a springboard, Ishtar will discuss the importance of parents' self-care while caring for their child or children. Ishtar will provide:

  • evidence-based strategies for nurturing a secure sense of attachment between parent and child through the early years.

  • tried and true ways of balancing between parenting and self-care

  • a discussion about the connection between a secure sense of attachment for the child, and the parents' well-being as adults with some wants and needs that may be unrelated to parenting (yes, it's true!)

Audience examples and questions are welcome in this presentation. 

Ishtar Beck, M.A., RCC, CCC, CPF, is a registered clinical counsellor and mom of four children. She specializes in parent guidance and couples counselling. In Ishtar's counselling practice she helps individuals, couples, and families create optimal conditions for everyone's well-being, growth, and sense of belonging. She can also be found leading Raising the Next Generation parenting workshops in East Van, as well as S.T.E.P. (Systematic Training for Effective Parenting) workshops around the Lower Mainland. Ishtar greatly enjoys speaking with dedicated parents and is excited to meet the big and little people at Chorus and Clouds, and share her knowledge and expertise.

NOVEMBER 21ST:

PLEASE NOTE OUR STUDIO CLOSURE FROM NOVEMBER 17TH-26TH. 

 

NOVEMBER 28TH:

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PEARL CHOW, BSc. OT., Reg. OT(C).  Chorus & Clouds is hosting Meet-Ups with an Occupational Therapist!  Pearl will share a holistic perspective on growing creative children into resilient adults.  Pearl is known for her dynamic teaching style and practical tips. Let’s start some great conversations about parents, children, activities and environments.Join us for an interested view on some of Pearl's focused topics will like:

  • How to guide a picky eater?

 

  • What play activities in the early years pay dividends in school and beyond? 

 

  • When to meet the needs of children that flop, chew or move?

 

  • Why use waiting to teach not only self control, but also flexibility, memory and grit? 

Pearl is a mother of two and an occupational therapist with 20 years experience. For the past decade, she has specialized in intervention, consultation and promotion of inclusion in schools. Beyond advocating for children, she has worked with individuals across the lifespan giving her valuable insight on how foundational skills affect future success.  

 

DECEMBER 5TH:

TO BE ANNOUNCED

 

 

DECEMBER 12TH:

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Did you know that babies language skills begin developing right from birth... well before first words appear ? Join an interactive session to learn about communication development that occurs before words, and as words are developing.    We will chat about infant, toddler, and child communication milestones and talk about play based strategies to encourage communication development at all stages.  

Jessica Sproat has been a Speech Language Pathologist since 2006 and  has specialized in working with early language learners.  She has worked at Alberta Children's Hospital, BC Children's Hospital and this year has started a private clinic, Van Speech in Vancouver.  Jessica loves working with families and children in a play based way to support children's communication development as well as prevent communication delays.

DECEMBER 19TH:

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Jodie completed her Master’s of Physical Therapy in 2012 at UBC and has since had the opportunity to work in a variety of clinical settings. Through her work in public and private practice, and through her own journey into motherhood, Jodie has found a love and passion for Women’s Health. She is excited to have expanded her career through the creation of Full Circle Physiotherapy.                         

In 2014, Jodie became a certified Rost™ therapist, allowing her to externally treat Pelvic Girdle Pain during and after pregnancy. Through simple, gentle, hands-on techniques and education, this approach has helped thousands of women worldwide to regain stability and reduce discomfort in the pelvic girdle.

Since expanding into pelvic health from an external approach, Jodie realized quickly she needed more tools. She has since trained to treat internal pelvic floor conditions, including incontinence and pelvic pain, through Pelvic Health Solutions. This summer, Jodie had fun learning more about the female athlete and connection with the pelvic floor to make sure that you can safely reach all of your activity goals. Jodie is excited to be able to bring an internal approach to your pelvic health. 

Jodie has always believed life is better lived as an open book. While women’s health issues can be incredibly sensitive, Jodie understands the need to speak openly about the intimate details of our pelvic health. You are not alone in your journey to better pelvic health and Jodie tries to create a safe space for any questions, concerns and treatment. Through Jodie’s openness, she encourages and enables others to share their stories and find a more comfortable and empowered life.

Jodie is a passionate educator and believes that it is the duty of a good physiotherapist to work themselves out of a job. Through education, exercise and treatment, Jodie aims to empower you to better understand your body. Her mission is to provide you with long term solutions to maintain your best self, long after you leave her care.