Fall Co-Ed Workshop

“Authentically You” Fall Co-Ed Workshop

Cultivate your BEST SELF: physically, mentally and emotionally

This powerful one day workshop will educate and empower girls and boys age 7-9 years old to love themselves exactly as they are! They will be guided through wellness/nutrition workshops, fitness adventure and self esteem building activities. 

At this tender age, it is crucial to focus on how our words and actions affect others. Children are just beginning to learn how much their actions can poke holes in other people’s self esteem. Building their own self esteem is also critical as they begin to worry about what other people think.  It is for these reasons why we focus on how being different, unique and true to oneself is a beautiful thing! Respecting other people’s right to be themselves – just they way they are – is equally important too.

Andrea and VirginiaThis workshop is developed and facilitated by Virginia Gingras and Andrea LaMantia. Both instructors are veteran athletes, school teachers (combined experience of 22 years) and passionate advocates for Positive Mental Health.   To learn more about these instructors and their backgrounds please click on their names.

Children are welcome to come with a friend or by themselves (which is encouraged as this workshop is to work on themselves). Moving their bodies, challenging their negative self talk and being proud of who they are, just as they are is the main focus !


Age: 7-9 years

Location:  53 Fairway Court, Horseshoe Valley (see below)

Cost: $70 (includes lunch/snack, yoga, baking, smoothie, art and positive mental health workshops)

Dates:  9:00 am – 4:00 pm  Friday, November 18th (PA day for many school boards

Class Size: 15 children maximumIMG_4913

Register: CLICK HERE

Instructor:  Andrea LaMantia & Virginia Gingras

Email: For questions/concerns  thrivingthroughaction@gmail.com

Bring:  water bottle, yoga mat, outdoor wear and snacks (if needed)

Workshop Itinerary                  

Example Itinerary                                           

9:00 am:                     Arrival/Introductions/Ice Breakersimg_4116

9:30 am:                      Your Best You Activity

10:00 am:                   Nutrition Workshop: Baking Muffins & pizza dough

11:00                            LOG Games (Teamwork & Encouraging Others)

11:30 am:                    Empowering Thoughts and Super Hero ART

12:00 pm:                   Kitchen Hands: Lunch Prep/Homemade Pizza and Yogurt

1:00 pm:                      Window Art: Black & White Thinking: Finding the Grey ExtensionIMG_4968

1:30 pm:                      LOG Activities: Coping with Stress & Using Your VOICE

2:00 pm:                     Restorative Yoga

2:45 pm                      Dance Like No One is Watching (Comparing to Others)

3:15 pm                      Healthy Smooties

3:30 pm                     Accepting and Including Others

4:00 pm                     Debrief/Departure



PLEASE NOTE: We do offer one and two day custom workshops during the week or on weekends for groups of 10 – 15 should you be interested in a different time/date and have your own group. Contact us to see if we can work around your schedule. 


The workshops will take place in a spacious home with a large backyard that has scenic views, providing a tranquil, relaxed atmosphere. The open concept kitchen/great room will be used for the Nutrition workshops, while most other activities will be held in the backyard/covered porch. The bike and hike portion will be at 4th line park – leaving from the house and heading together on bikes to the park.

Housepic1 fire pit House Great Room Backyard HouseHouse2House Kitchen

Instructors Bio:

To learn more about each instructor below, please click on their names.


IMG_4082Virginia Gingras





Andrea Newspaper Article picAndrea LaMantia







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