Weaving The Threads Of Our Breast Health Through Our Whole Body Wellness
I want to very gently remind you that you matter; every part of you matters – your beautiful whole matters, and you are deserving of care and supportive attention.
There are many things we can do to optimize the health of our breasts and our overall wellness, as well as empower ourselves, this is a step on that path.
Our breasts feed and nurture life in our infants, have an extensive role in our lymphatic system and offer us wisdom and insight into our hormonal health. When we look specifically at our breasts, they have a simple anatomical design and quite straightforward needs; however they are often neglected in the overall care of our bodies. This neglect can create; pain, discomfort, lowered self-confidence and often fear. Emotionally our breasts, with their proximity to our heart and our lungs, hold some of our most profound emotions.
Statistics show that many people experience breast concerns at some point in their lifetimes, and that the number of folks that will report these concerns to their primary care giver, or to anyone, is quite low…why? Perhaps because most of the time breasts don’t receive healthy attention as an important consideration in a persons overall care. Breasts are often sexualized rather than respected, which gives many people a decreased sense of confidence in voicing any concerns they may have about their breasts.
As human beings, I was reminded during a program I completed with Sat Dharam Kaur, we have the capacity to tune into our higher consciousness and use our inner light and wisdom to guide our thoughts, words and deeds. We can choose to be stewards of our health, the health of our families, the earth, other species and future generations, or we can misuse and contaminate our bodies and the resources we’ve been so generously given.
It is an honour to weave the teachings of Debra Curties and her work with breast massage, the work of Sat Dharam Kaur, teachings on self compassion and mindfulness, and my 20 years of learning through workshop facilitation, one – on-one care, yoga and massage with people on their breast health and overall self care journey, into this empowering 6 week experiential program.
Through this process may you become a little more conscious, and walk with greater appreciation, harmony and care in your sacred body on this precious planet, our home.
I would like to acknowledge that as a little girl I lost one of the most important and special women in my life, my Nana, to breast cancer, I also lost one of my dear friends to breast cancer in February of 2022, at the tender age of 37. This offering is created in their honour, and in honour of all the women I’ve been privileged to work with over the past 20 years – your strength and courage are my biggest call to action.
I’m super excited to announce the next session for this 6 week Integrative program will be offered this October, 2022.
Why should you mark your calendars? Because you matter, your whole body matters.
This program is primarily geared towards breast health, but explores different facets of our overall health and the ways we are woven together through body, mind and spirit. There is an accessible movement and yoga practice recording sent out each week, in depth handouts for self study, meditations, and a different discussion focus at each live session over the course of the full program.
What can you expect? 6 weeks of focused self care and self love! Our live sessions will be offered virtually though the zoom platform.
- We’ll also be discussing the connections between your breast health and your whole body
- Learn and practice yoga and stretching specifically for your hormone and breast health
- Learn self breast massage and other self care techniques you can put into practice immediately
- Learn about different oils that help to support your breast health
- We’ll explore the lymphatic system and how you can optimize the ways it supports you
- Explore nutritional considerations for our breast health (with a guest speaker)
- Discuss the emotional aspects of this sacred part of our bodies
- Connect with community in a safe way
- Weekly check in/practice sessions
- Support through reflective practices, exclusive weekly downloadable videos, electronic worksheets, and handouts, and a live 90 minute (optional) weekly discussion where we’ll move our bodies and dive deeper into the material.
- Ongoing support during the 6 weeks, as well as unlimited access to Amber’s live zoom classes for the duration of the program.
Enrollment in the full program is necessary, as each week we build on the previous weeks material..
There are a maximum number of spots for each session, to maintain a safe space supporting you to show up exactly as you are.
Amber is beyond excited to be offering this very important program and she looks forward to this journey with you…..
Fall Registration open
October 17 – November 21st, 2022 – Monday mornings from 10:30am – 12:00pm EST
Book your spot by clicking on this link
Optional evening offering and next cycle will be held March/April 2023 – Dates will be posted soon
Cost: $180 (+HST) Includes all materials, downloadable practice videos, handouts and worksheets, weekly live sessions, an unlimited pass for access to Amber’s Live zoom yoga classes valid during the program dates.
Payment is due on registration to hold your spot as spaces are limited.
Refunds (minus 20%) available up to 7 days before program start date, and subject to a 20% admin fee.
In an effort to make this support accessible for all women, I am offering 1 full Scholarship and 1 spot at 50% off of full cost in each session (needs based). Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and to find out how to apply.
Please help spread the word!
Optional day retreat: A full day of self care practices and time in nature; Saturday, October 1st 10:00 – 4:00 (more details to come)
Cost: $65 (+HST) for paid participants of full program.
$95 (+HST) If space is available, for day retreat only.
Would you like to practice yoga together? My next session (both in person and on zoom) is scheduled for Saturday mornings; July 9th – 23rd,from 9:00 – 10:15 am EST. We’ll be exploring heart focused sequences, and self care to support us through the busier summer months. Registration is necessary, head on over to my schedule and simply click on the dates you’d like to join to reserve your spot!
Testimonials from past participants of Because You Matter
” I can’t sing the praises of this course enough! It has transformed the way I treat myself and my health, not only through motivating me to take on healthier practices and habits, but also through establishing a stronger mindset on the importance of self care. I truly looked forward each week to seeing Amber and the others in my group, and cherished that time I could spend with them. After each class, I always felt rejuvenated, relaxed, and happy. The reading materials were informative and extremely helpful in incorporating Amber’s teachings and explanations, and the videos helped me to practice at other times. I’m grateful for this because it allows for the feeling that it doesn’t have to end – that I can continue these healthy habits and involve them in my daily life for a long time to come. “
Jasmin, Almonte, Ontario
“We need more of this!”
“This is a robust course with so much valuable information to digest, and after 6 weeks of looking forward to seeing Amber, practicing breathing techniques, and learning how I can improve my habits to nourish my own health and well being, I didn’t want it to end! Needless to say, it was not long enough! During the class, she is patient and kind, she teaches and also listens, and offers a safe and trusting environment to allow all the members to feel totally comfortable. But for all intensive purposes, the overall balance of the teaching material, mixed with meaningful discussion and practice, created the perfect environment for me to start some excellent habits and motivate me into caring for myself! I believe the long term benefits will be immense!”