“Authentically You” – Fall Session One Day Girls Workshop

Cultivate your BEST SELF: physically, mentally and emotionally

This powerful one day workshop will educate, empower and inspire girls to love themselves exactly as they are by guiding them through wellness/nutrition workshops, fitness adventure and self esteem building activities. 

Whether you have already done the two day workshop or are brand new to the program – come join us for a day filled with inspiring activities to help you become your best you!

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. They carefully developed the workshop for a maximum of 15 girls, allowing them to pay close attention to each girl and give them the guidance and tools they need to find their best SELF.  To learn more about these instructors and their backgrounds please click on their names.

The girls are welcome to come with a friend or by themselves (which is encouraged as this workshop is to work on themselves). Regardless of their personality (shy/outgoing/introvert/extrovert), this workshop is for ones SELF to grow, learn and improve their self confidence. Moving their bodies, challenging their negative self talk and enjoying the opportunity to work on themselves is the main focus !


Age: 10 years – 13 years (grade 5 – 8)

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

  • Session 1: Sunday, October 16th
  • Session 2: November (TBA)

Class Size: 15 girls maximum

Register: CLICK HERE

Instructor:  Andrea LaMantia & Virginia Gingras

Email: For questions/concerns  thrivingthroughaction@gmail.com

Bring:  water bottle, yoga mat, bike, sneakers and snacks (if needed)

Workshop Itinerary                  

Example Itinerary                                           

9:00 am:                     Arrival/Introductions/Ice Breakers IMG_4970

9:30 am:                      Your Best You Activity

10:00 am:                   Nutrition/Baking Workshop

11:00                            Bike Loop Obstacle Course (Positive Self Talk)

11:30 am:                    Empowering Quotes Activity and Media Awareness

12:00 pm:                   Kitchen Hands: Lunch Prep/Lunch/Nutrition

1:00 pm:                      Window Art: Positive Mental Health (Black & White Thinking: Finding the Grey Extension)

1:30 pm:                      LOG Activities: Building a Teamwork Mentality and Embracing Failure

2:00 pm:                     Restorative YogaIMG_4969

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

3:15 pm                      Fast Food Madness/Making Healthy Smooties

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.

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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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