Upcoming Events

Trauma Center – Trauma Sensitive Yoga Workshop

with Nicola Mosley MSW, RSW, E-RYT, TCTSY-F

This 20 hr (15 contact hours) workshop is designed for yoga teachers, mental health care professionals, and health care providers who want to apply a trauma informed lens using the evidence-based techniques of Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY). This training is beneficial for healing professions supporting trauma survivors in journey of recovery.

* Note: you DO NOT need to be a certified yoga instructor to attend.

This anti-oppressive approach to healing supports recovery from individual and collective long-term trauma through movement, present moment experiences and choice.

The generative training will provide tools for understanding the impacts of stress and trauma on the nervous system and how this practice could facilitate peace building from within, through mending bodies and nervous systems. Participants will learn to foster this anti-oppressive approach to healing through the application of a trauma-informed lens. Developing an understanding of complex trauma, attachment theory, and the neuroscience underpinning the TCTSY methodology, participants foster skills to facilitate a movement and breath practice that could support healing from long term trauma.

TCTSY is an adjunct treatment grounded in the western medical model with robust research demonstrating successful outcomes for those with treatment resistant Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This is the only yoga technique registered as an evidence based practice with Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA) in the United States.

This training is the pre-requisite required to apply for the 300-hr TCTSY Certification Program with the Trauma Center.


Please prioritize a plan for self care throughout the weekend of the training. This training is being offered in a location where connection with nature is accessible which can supportive for one’s nervous system. This connection is valuable because the training can be demanding and it is supportive to create space for integration and digestion of material. There is the possibility of being triggered by material or content that might come up in discussions, therefore please come prepared with tools and resources that support your nervous system.

Friday February 8, 2019. 6pm-9pm
Saturday February 9, 2019. 9am-4pm
Sunday February 10, 2019. 9am-4pm
*Please note this includes a 1 hour lunch break and breaks throughout the day.

Nourish Wellness, Comox, BC
Unit C (upstairs) 1822 Comox Avenue

Nicola Mosley MSW, RSW, E-RYT, TCTSY-F and Faculty Member of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment.

As a passionate yoga practitioner, Nicola integrated yoga with her Masters in Social Work. Her practicum led to studying Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) in Boston at the Trauma Center. Learning with David Emerson, Director of Yoga Services and co-author of the book ‘Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga’ inspired her to keep developing her understanding and teaching this technique. She become a certified TCTSY Facilitator after the 300 hr certification in 2014 and has had the fortunate opportunity to work as a Faculty Member of the Trauma Center since then.

Nicola is a registered social worker (RSW) offering trainings within Western North America and Canada, as well as private TCTSY sessions and classes. In addition, she integrates yoga into wilderness expeditions to support therapeutic experiences and opportunities for healing, as well as within clinical settings.

Abundant access to resources: $440
Sufficient access to resources: $410
Limited access to resources: $380
*The value of the training is $440 and we are offering a self-determined way to invest in the training.

The scale is based on your self-determined access to resources, privilege, & social capital. In your self-determination, please consider your positionality of privilege. You are encouraged to self-assess your positionality based on aspects of your personhood that do, or do not, grant you privilege/access to social capital e.g. race, gender & sexual identity, socio-economic status, educational background, able-bodied-ness, etc.

Please register and make your payment of the self determined amount to Jennifer Mansell at this email address: jennifer@nourishwellnesscomox.com

*If providing a lump sum payment is not accessible for you at this time, payment plans are available.
*One work-study opportunity is available that supports accessing a 50% discount
*One scholarship is available providing a 50% discount. The scholarship is available to an individual who locates themselves within circumstances of complex positionality and who are actively engaged in anti-oppressive, trauma-sensitive work.

If you are interested in any of these financial opportunities, please email Nicola at mosleynicki@gmail.com with either:
1. Payment plan schedule (all payments must be received prior to the course start date)
2. Your interest in the work-study opportunity
3. Regarding the scholarship request – please outline your circumstances for this request.

Please register by emailing Jennifer Mansell at info@nourishwellnesscomox.com.

If you have any questions regarding payment plans or have an interest in work-study opportunities, please contact Jennifer Mansell at info@nourishwellnesscomox.com.






Enter the World of Memoir

Dust off your notebook and join us as we share and create fresh writing with ease. Whether you’re writing a family legacy, personal stories or a something for publication, let us guide you to finally make it happen. No previous experience necessary. Leave equipped with a regular writing practice that suits your time and energy. Discover your strengths in writing. Get started on that writing project you’ve been dreaming of. 

Four Tuesday afternoons, beginning January 15, ending February 5, 1:00 – 3:00 pm. 

Nourish Wellness, Comox, BC
Unit C (upstairs) 1822 Comox Avenue

Class size limited to ten people; waiting list will be created. 

COST: $90 for the session; deposit $30 to reserve your space.

For any questions, and to register please contact Marie Maccagno at this email address: maccagno.marie@gmail.com


As the author of the creative memoir, The Chocolate Pilgrim, Marie Maccagno uses her knowledge of storytelling to help you write the tales you’ve been longing to tell. Her ability to nurture each person and encourage sharing helps you find and develop your writing voice. The process is creative, fun and energizing. Whether you are a complete beginner, or have more experience, you will learn practices that take you the next step toward your writing dreams. 

For more information about Marie, go to www.mariemaccagno.com




For information on renting the studio space, please  email info@nourishwellnesscomox.com


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November 04 - November 10
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    Postpartum Support Group 11-12:30

    11:00 am-12:30 pm

    This 12 week groups is for moms with a child under 2 years old, struggling with postpartum depression/anxiety/adjustment. This is a self-help support group in which different topics such as depression, anxiety, anger, healthy boundaries, relationships and transition/adjustment will be addressed. The group is closed (not open to drop-ins) and confidential. It is limited to 10 participants.

    Co-facilitated by Jennifer Mansell, Registered Social Worker and Carla Taylor Black, Registered Midwife


    Contact jennifer@nourishwellnesscomox.com


    Beginning Modern Dance with Heather Evans 7:30-9:00pm

    7:30 pm-9:00 pm

    Instructor: Heather Evans

    Beginning Modern Dance for Adults
    Move. Flow. Explore! 

    Together we will explore the basic concepts of modern dance including proper warming up, strengthening techniques, alignment, movement vocabulary, and rhythm.  Each class will build on the one prior.  This modern dance session is designed to be fun and engaging for everyone, regardless of experience.  Please wear comfortable clothing (layers suggested) with bare feet or socks.

    This class is limited to 10 participants.  Pre-registration is required.  Please note that a minimum of 5 participants is required for the session to run.
    6 Classes | Wednesdays | November 7 – December 19 (NO CLASS DECEMBER 5th)
    with Heather Evans, BA Dance, Denison University
    To register or for more information, contact journeysonthemat@gmail.com

    Investment: $90/Session

    Contact: journeysonthemat@gmail.com

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    Spring Forest Qigong 5-6pm

    5:00 pm-6:00 pm

    Spring Forest Qigong is a simple practice using the mind, breath, simple movements and sound to balance your own internal energy for better health and vitality. Some of the benefits of SFQ include:

    • Reduced stress, tension
    • Less fatigue, more energy
    • Sense of contentment and peace
    • Increased mental clarity & focus

    Starting Oct.18/18, join Barb for her weekly Spring Forest Qigong practice, ‘Transform Your Energy, Transform Your Life!’.  Every Thursday afternoon from 5:00 to 6:00pm at Nourish Wellness in Comox,  join other ‘Qi Transformers’ as you practice the simple, gentle movements of this meditative practice.

    You will find that practicing in a group magnifies the energy and furthers the healing!

    Drop-in rate is $12/practice.  6-visit cards available for a special rate of $50. Drop-in can be paid at the class. Registration is required for the special rate.  After registration, you will receive your card at the class.

    All are welcome! No experience necessary. Dress comfortably. Chairs are provided for the seated meditation at the end but you are welcome to bring a cushion, blanket or your own yoga mat if you would like to do the meditation lying down.

    with Barb Timmer

    contact barb@co-creationalself-healing.com

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    Reiki Training 9:00am-6:30pm

    9:00 am-6:30 pm

    This is a 2-day class! It is a 2-level training (First and Second Degree) of the Usui/Holy Fire II system of Reiki from the International Center for Reiki Training and is considered to be one of the most comprehensive beginner trainings of its kind! All are welcome. No prior experience is necessary for First Degree on Day #1, however, registration for both days is required to receive the weekend rate.

    It is taught by Barb Timmer, 15-year veteran of all things Reiki, Usui/Holy Fire II, Karuna Reiki®Master/Teacher and Professional Member of the Reiki Membership Association. She has been practicing for 15 years, more than 12 of those as a Master/Teacher having received her first Master training in the Usui/Tibetan tradition in 2006, her Holy Fire II Karuna Master training in March 2016 and again, another Usui/Holy Fire II Master training in August 2017. She is also a certified reflexologist and avid spreader of Qi joy through the practice of Spring Forest Qigong.


    Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique for relaxation, stress reduction and inner balance that can also promote healing on many levels including physical, mental and emotional. It works with Universal Life Force Energy to clear and balance the energy fields of your body bringing calm to body/mind and clarity to your thinking. Reiki increases a person’s own supply of life force energy and provides a deep relaxation to the mind/body which can add to the healing process.

    Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki is a new Reiki for today’s stressful times. This newer system of Reiki combines the original system of Usui Reiki with a newer, more refined Reiki that is of a higher, vibrational energy. It heals through purification, healing, empowerment and guidance. The complete system includes the four Reiki symbols from the Usui tradition as well as the Holy Fire master symbol. Enlightenment and powerful transformation can be two side effects of learning to channel this beautiful, gentle yet powerful energy!

    The use of the word holy in the name Holy Fire II is not intended to have a religious meaning. The word holy has as its root meaning to be whole and complete and this is how it is used in Holy Fire II. Therefore, Holy Fire II is a spiritual energy that creates wholeness through purification, healing, empowerment and guidance.

    Some Reiki Benefits include:

    • More calm to the body and mind
    • Increased clarity
    • Improved decision-making
    • Reduction of overwhelm and anxiety
    • Reduction of stress and pain
    • Opening to more love & compassion
    • Shifting of old perceptions
    • Dissolving of old habits/beliefs
    • Increased intuition and trust in life

    It can also help with many other physical symptoms of the body such as:
    • Panic attacks
    • Bruises
    • Broken bones
    • Sprains
    • Sore knees, hips
    • Neck pain
    • Headaches
    • Insomnia & fatigue
    • PMS & menstrual symptoms
    • Cold & flu symptoms


    Contact barb@co-creationalself-healing.com