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Sweat Therapy

Nov 1+ 2 

6:00-8:30pm

Festival Hall 

1215 10 Ave SE, Inglewood  

MOVEMENT | BREATHWORK | MEDITATION | EDUCATION | REGULATION | REFLECTION

What is Sweat Therapy?

In this two and half hour workshop, you will be provided education, a fitness class for all levels, and an opportunity for self-reflection and learning.  

 

Our facilitators, Amber Brodziak MSW RSW and Marlo Brausse are highly specialized in the area of wellness, fitness, mental health, somatic healing, and mind/body connection, to bring you an opportunity to take part in this elevated form of self-care. Expect two different sections of the workshop: Amber begins the evening with a presentation on Feeling Our Feelings: What is the difference between feelings and emotions, what is emotional regulation, where we learn what to feel and how to feel, and how the mind and the body store and process our feelings. Amber will also provide strategies for identifying, processing and responding to our emotions in healthy ways.

 

This is not group therapy and you will not be asked to share, disclose or talk with anyone else at this workshop. We know that this work can feel vulnerable and scary, so we will be honouring your own private learning style. 

 

Following the learning portion of the event, Amber and Marlo will lead you through a fitness class designed for all ages and levels. We start slow and move between slow controlled movement, and higher more energetic movement, ensuring that there are many modifications and options offered throughout.

Marlo will then close the evening with a gentle somatic healing session by leading us through mindfulness and breath work exercises that support calming the body and opening the heart to create more joy, peace, self-compassion, and love. Bring a yoga mat, clean indoor running shoes, and clothes and layers that you will comfortable moving in. 

The Space

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Festival Hall

The Team

amber brodziak

Amber is the owner of Calgary Therapy Services as well as two other private practice clinics in Saskatoon and Edmonton. She has her Master’s in Social Work, and has been counselling individuals, couples and families for 18 years specializing in attachment, relationships, anxiety and family systems work. 

 

Amber also has been a group fitness instructor for 9 years in Calgary which included a nomination for Calgary’s Top Fitness Awards for a Barre Instructor in 2019.

 

“Sweat Therapy has been a project that is near to my heart where my worlds of therapy, wellness and fitness come together. I wanted to provide an elevated experience giving participants access to instructors with specialized and dedicated training and certifications in wellness”.

 

Amber brings passion, intensity, energy and a certain groundedness in the information she shares. Her teaching style is to challenge you, while encouraging you to move and learn at your own pace. Her goal is to help you focus on how things feel, rather than being fixated on results.

Marlo Brausse

Marlo Brausse is an AFLCA group fitness leader and has taught classes of varying modalities such as yoga, barre, boot camp, and HIIT since 2009. 

For over a decade, Marlo owned and operated Barre Body Studio in Calgary, Alberta, where she specialized in barre fitness. 

 

During the pandemic, Marlo created Barre Body Studio On Demand which grew to become a successful online fitness platform that she still operates today. 

 

Marlo has recently completed Level 3 of Integrative Somatic Therapy Practice and shares this knowledge in the retreats, workshops, and classes she leads. She also owns and operates a private somatic healing wellness practice here in Calgary.

Marlo is the recipient of the Women of Inspiration and Top Fitness Instructor award, a two-time Women of Influence finalist, and an EY Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. 

 

 

Marlo is passionate about helping others to uncover the best version of themselves. She is an avid reader, runner, and mother of three children.

Event Outline

Welcome + Opening Message - 6:00pm


Education + Learning - 6:15pm

Presenter: Amber Brodziak MSW RSW

Education: Feeling Our Feelings
In this presentation, Amber is going to provide education and information on  our emotions and feelings and explain what emotional regulation is exactly. Amber will discuss how we learn to feel some emotions more easily than others, why it's difficult to control how we feel, where our feelings get stored in the body, and strategies to help us live our most regulated and best self. 

Movement: Let's Sweat, Let's Move - Fitness Class

Amber and Marlo will team teach a fitness class that includes many types of exercises (squats, lunges, jumping jacks, core work, floor work). This class supports all fitness levels, and plenty of modifications will be provided.

Marlo will end the class with a gentle somatic healing session by leading us through mindfulness and breath work exercises that support calming the body and opening the heart to create more joy, peace, self-compassion, and love.

Bring a yoga mat, clean indoor running shoes, and clothes and layers that you will comfortable moving in. 

 

Goodbye + Giveaways

 

Is this group therapy? 

This is not group therapy, and you will not be asked to share, disclose, or discuss anything with any other community member during the event. This event is designed for you to work privately and anonymously in your own mind and body.

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