Living Well Integrative Health Center

2176 Windsor Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (902) 406-1500

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The Joy of ...30 minutes of Free Yoga with Stefanie Winters Tuesdays at 6pm Thursdays 8am via ZOOM

Welcome to "The Joy of…" series hosted by Dr. Maria Patriquin. This FREE series was established in an effort to help our community cultivate joy, wonder and connection during the very stressful time of the Covid pandemic. The classes and workshops are led by an extraordinary team of collaborative professionals who are committed personally and professionally to fostering healing, resilience, growth and wellbeing. Not exclusively, the series includes yoga, movement, meditation, breath work, journaling, art, painting, music and mindfulness. This on line series (similar to programming offered pre-pandemic at Living Well) is intended to facilitate equitable access to resources, education and instruction enabling participants the opportunity to reduce stress, learn new skillshave fun and nurture their sense of health and wellbeing while forming community.  Collaboration cultivates community and now more than ever we need each other. Please see our website for future programming and please join us for the Joy of yoga Tuesdays at 6pm & Thursdays 8am for a half hour on zoom with Stefanie Winters  followed by a guided mindfulness meditation with Dr. Maria Patriquin  Participation requires completion of a short anonymous questionnaire. See below for details. Zoom links will be sent out weekly for participation. Please email if you have any questions. 

Love Dr. Maria Patriquin MD CCFP FCFP

Founder of Living Well Integrative Health Center



When I was growing up I was physically active from a young age, influenced by my parents who were involved in the fitness industry and I became a certified personal trainer in 2008 and have been working one on one with clients ever since. However, it was not until I met Coeli Marsh and was introduced to Baptiste Power Yoga that I found my true passion. After studying with her I studied under Baron Baptiste.

This was a transformative experience that opened up my world. I saw that my belief system, and my self-imposed limitations had been holding me back; I was playing small

I continued to explore yoga and tended to my inner world, and later completed and assisted another 200-hour yoga teacher training with Coeli Marsh. I diversified my teaching by studying yoga for PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) with the Warriors at Ease programme at Kripalu in Massachusetts.

Shortly thereafter I became a Reiki Master. In 2019 I was a co-facilitator in my first Reiki Level 1 training. I was fortunate to sharpen my advanced vinyasa training skills with Ana Forrest with in Ottawa. There we delved into many traditional Native American ceremonies and broke down advanced postures, sequencing, and assisting. Additionally I have recently practiced with Sadie Nardini and Magan Curry and attribute much of my teaching style to them. I have co-facilitated several yoga retreats in Central America. My current focus is to instruct online to help students deepen their practice outside the studio.



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