Workshops

Learn something new at Assiniboine Park and Zoo!

Invest in your health and well-being. Get creative and crafty. Join us for some family fun! We offer a variety of classes and seasonal workshops for adults and children throughout the year.

Classes include: yoga, creative arts, DIY, fitness and wellness, painting, children's education, and more! New classes are added regularily.

Members save 10% on program fees!

Flow & Yin Yoga - In Person or Virtual | September - October

Workshop - Flow & Yin Yoga - In Person or Virtual | September - October

At Assiniboine Park, we continue to support our beloved yoga students at home with offering a in-person and virtual yoga series with our instructor, Becky Watson. Becky will be live for her virtual students during her in-person yoga class at the Pavilion.

This series is offered both in-person and virtually. If you are only interested in attending sessions virtually, please call us at 204-927-6070 or email education@assiniboinepark.ca after registering for this class online to help us monitor in-person group size.

Wednesdays, September 1 - October 20 

Fee: $104 + GST
Member Fee: $93.60 + GST
Date: Wednesdays, September 1 - October 20 (8 sessions)
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm OR 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Location: The Pavilion at Assiniboine Park OR Online via Zoom

Register Online

Virtual Yoga Information:
Zoom is an amazing free app. You can practice with your cell phone, on your computer or even hook up to your tv for better viewing if you like. It gives the option to interact before & after class if you choose to. A link and instructions will be sent to your email a few hours before the first class.

Becky will be available 15 minutes before each class to chat, answer questions and support our amazing yoga community at Assiniboine Park. At the start of class, all microphones will be muted and class will begin. If you miss a class or would like to do the class again, a recorded class link is sent out the same evening, so you can practice at a time that suits you best.

To help monitor in-person class sizes with changing health guidelines, registered virtual yoga participants cannot attend a in-person class.

Don't have any yoga props? Get creative with couch cushions, a dog leash or belt for a strap, thick books for a block.

 

Instructor: Becky of Rebecca Watson Yoga

Nature Tots - Autumn Adventures | September - October

Workshop - Nature Tots - Autumn Adventures | September - October

Nature Tots - Autumn Adventures

These wildly interactive classes encourage a child’s natural curiosity about the world. We explore nature, art, plants and animals through hands-on activities and oodles of fun! For children ages 3 – 5 with an adult partner. Please dress for the weather as we will spend time outdoors visiting the areas in the park.

Themes in the Autumn Adventures series include:

  • Pond Life
  • Nature Art
  • Trees and Leaves
  • Chickadees

Fee: $80.00 + GST
Member Fee: $72.00 + GST
Date: Wednesdays, September 22 - October 13 (4 Sessions)
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Acorn Room - Qualico Family Centre

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Covid precautions will be in place.
* To help accommodate social distancing, only one adult per child, please. Babies are welcome. Indoor stroller parking is limited.
* Please use the self screening tool link before each arrival. 
* Prepackaged snacks provided, sterilized art supplies provided for family bubble use only.

Fit Together - Stroller Fitness | September - October

Workshop - Fit Together - Stroller Fitness | September - October

Fit Together - Stroller Fitness

Get a full-body workout with baby in the fresh air with our Stroller Fitness class. Our welcoming easy-going environment allows you to meet other parents and babies and enjoy the benefits of postnatal exercise. Experience more energy, less aches and pains, stronger muscles for parenting, less risk of postpartum depression and more. Stroller Fitness class is a mobile class with cardio, strength, core and stretching segments, plus some fun baby rhymes at the end.

All fitness levels and trimesters are welcome. Postnatal participants should be 4+ weeks postpartum (6 weeks for caesareans). Open to all ages of stroller-aged babies and tots including mobile babies, multiples or mixed age siblings. Mobile babies & tots should remain in their strollers/carriers/arms until core work. All instructors are certified pre/postnatal fitness specialists.

Supplies: Bring a yoga mat, filled water bottle, long resistance band.
 

Mondays, September 13 - October 25

Fee: $84 + GST
Date: Mondays, September 13 - October 25 (no class Oct 11) - 6 classes
Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Location: Duck Pond Shelter

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Wednesdays, September 8 - October 20

Fee: $98 + GST
Date: Wednesdays, September 8 - October 20 (7 classes)
Time: 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Location: Duck Pond Shelter

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Fridays, September 10 - October 22

Fee: $98 + GST
Date: Fridays, September 10 - October 22 (7 classes)
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Duck Pond Shelter

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Online postnatal intake form must be completed before your first class.

Classes take place outdoors, rain or shine. Please meet at the Duck Pond Shelter near the Riley Family Duck Pond. In the event of extreme rain, class location to be determined. Details to follow from instructor.

COVID Precautions: class size will be capped based on provincial health orders

Please Note: Member discount does not apply to programs run by independent third parties.

Journeys Through The Zoo | Tuesdays, Sept 14 - Oct 5

Workshop - Journeys Through The Zoo | Tuesdays, Sept 14 - Oct 5

Journeys Through The Zoo

Journeys Through the Zoo is an engaging program designed for people living with early to moderate symptoms of dementia and their care partners to explore Assiniboine Park Zoo's most famed exhibit: Journey to Churchill.

Led by an Educator Coordinator, we explore arctic animals and earth friendly themes while building community through reminiscing, sensory activities and take home projects. We spend time indoors and outdoor so please dress for the weather and walking.

Themes in the Journey Through the Zoo series include:

  • A Changing Arctic: Polars and Seals
  • Built for a Life on the Tundra: Muskox, Reindeer, Arctic Fox
  • Connections to the Land: Cultural and artistic connections to the arctic animals
  • What can the Zoo Do?: Celebrating conservation and research

Fee: $105.00 + GST per pair
Member Fee: $94.50 + GST per pair
Date: Tuesdays, September 14 - October 5, 2021 (4 sessions)
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Special Events Gate (54 Zoo Drive, old Zoo entrance)

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Journeys Through the Zoo is a joint offering of Assiniboine Park Zoo and the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. It allows people with dementia and their care partners to try new experiences in a supportive environment.

Covid precautions will be in place.

  • To accommodate physical distancing, please only one accompanying care partner per adult participant.
  • Please use the self screening tool before each arrival. 
  • Prepackaged snacks provided; sterilized art supplies and materials provided for care partner / participant bubble use only.

Mindfulness Flow Drawing Class | Thursday, Oct 14

Workshop - Mindfulness Flow Drawing Class | Thursday, Oct 14

Mindfulness Flow Drawing Class with Zephyra Vun

This is so much more than just a drawing class! Not only will you learn technical drawing skills, but also how to harness your flow, the psychological state of being completely present, where intention and intuition are harmoniously balanced and the mind and body are fully connected. This class will train your mind to connect to the present moment through drawing, to become more comfortable just being with yourself without distraction, and most importantly, to build trust in yourself and your instincts. Drawing (especially the two methods of drawing you will learn in this class) can be deeply meditative and therapeutic. By finding and harnessing your flow through drawing, we can learn to apply that same presence and mindfulness in our daily lives, tapping into our intuition and liberating our authentic selves.

There is absolutely NO drawing experience required for this class.

What you’ll learn:

  • Architectural Sketching - finding flow: speed, gesture, & trusting yourself!
  • Journey Drawing - visually manifesting your flow state.

Drawing Supplies Included

Fee: $45.00 + GST
Member Fee: $40.50 + GST
Date: Thursday, October 14
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: The Pavilion (55 Pavilion Crescent, Community Gallery, 2nd Floor)
 

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Click here to learn more about Zephyra Vun.
Instagram: @anarchi_design

 

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Booking & Cancellation Policies

  • Registration fees are non-refundable (unless the program is cancelled by Assiniboine Park Conservancy).
  • Pre-registration and payment is encouraged to ensure we have sufficient staff and materials for attendees. Sorry, we cannot accept walk-ups unless otherwise specified.
  • Workshops are subject to demand. If enrollment is insufficient, Assiniboine Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel a workshop up to one week in advance.

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