Cultivating Compassion Through Movement and Creating with Plants

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In-Person on Guelph Campus. Location TBD. 


Research has shown that engaging in creativity offers a myriad of benefits for both the mind and body, enhancing overall well-being in several key areas such as increased emotional intelligence, personal growth and resilience, enhanced cognitive function, and joy and fulfillment.

Join us for a combined gentle stretching and mindful movement + botanical arts creative activity to help release tension, enhance mental clarity, engage in a meaningful, creative activity. No prior experience in gardening or art is required, just a willingness to explore. Join us to engage with botanical creativity to feel inspired and refreshed.

Note: All materials will be provided. Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for brief gentle movement and bring layers to take on/off as temperature may fluctuate.

Register now! Space is limited. 



About the Facilitator:

Guinevere Kern, Registered Horticultural Therapist

Guinevere is a passionate advocate, educator, and practitioner who strives to encourage curiosity, find nourishment, and build hope through the transformative power of horticulture. Her current roles include working at Homewood Health Center in the Horticultural Therapy Department, teaching with Landscape Ontario’s GROW training program as a Horticulture Technical Instructor, and advocating for the professional development of Horticultural Therapy as a viable therapeutic modality.

Guinevere has completed a 1000-hour Horticultural Therapy Internship specializing in therapeutic gardening and community development, founded a Horticultural Therapy Program in a long-term care facility, and was lead Nature Therapist for people in recovery from Motorized Vehicle Accidents. Her horticulture background includes the University of Guelph in the Department of Plant Agriculture in native wildflower and ornamental plant research, nursery, landscape, and greenhouse work in Canada, and organic agriculture in the United States.

She is an active member of the Canadian and American Horticultural Therapy Associations, and sits on the CHTA Education Committee. Guinevere brings a transdisciplinary approach to health and wellness that invites us to cultivate the precious interconnected relationship between plants, the broader environment, ourselves, and one another.


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