Becoming a Resilient Person
1-Day Stress Management Course
with Devinder Kaur, Stephanie Turple and Bruce Minnes
Monday, November 16, 2020


Everyone experiences stress at some level, whether it’s the pressure to perform in school or work, relationship issues, financial concerns, or simply a lot to do in a short amount of time.  The good news – resiliency to stress can be learned!

All stress isn’t bad, but chronic stress can take its toll on our minds, bodies, and how we behave.  Chronic stress causes an activation of your body’s stress-response system. The overexposure to cortisol and other stress hormones can increase the risk of obesity, insomnia, digestive problems, heart disease, depression, burn out, fatigue, memory impairment, and physical illness. It is important to recognize the signs of when we are distress.

Stress can be managed and research has shown that people we can learn and use specific resilience skills and positive routines to better manage stress, to bounce back quicker after a setback, to be more effective in our careers, to develop stronger relationships, to be physically and mentally healthy, and to be more satisfied with our lives.  Simply put, to be happier.

Course Description

Learn skills to manage stress and optimize your wellbeing. In this course we will take a practical approach to understand the science behind stress.

We will learn new skills and routines so that we know how to positively adapt in the face of challenges so that we not only survive but thrive.

In this 1-day course, you will:

  • Understand the basic principles of stress and stress management
  • Recognize and identify your stress triggers and life traps and how to manage them
  • Develop thought awareness and positive responses to stressful situations
  • Gain practical approaches and skills for managing stress
  • Learn to manage stress through diet, sleep, yoga, meditation and other lifestyle changes

This course gives you the permission to take care of yourself in order to effectively manage life stressors.

By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills that you can apply in your life now and into the future.

Dates and Timings

  • Monday, November 16, 2020
  • 9 am to 5 pm with a lunch break from 12 pm to 1 pm and 2 shorter breaks

Due to COVID-19, this course will be offered Live Stream and/or In Person as Ontario and City of Ottawa health authorities permit.

Cost and Registration

SAVE! $395.00 per person before October 16, 2020. $475.00 per person thereafter.

Fee includes the full day course, course booklet, resource list, and slide package.

This course is open to general public.  No prior yoga or meditation experience is required.

In the event you are unable to attend the course after registration, please refer to our Refund Policy.

About Your Teachers

Devinder: Attend a Kundalini class with Devinder, and you’ll experience why students have studied and practiced with her for well over a decade. She is a smart, experienced, and positive yoga teacher, who approaches the practice of yoga and meditation with humour and sensitivity.

Her strong interpersonal approach to teaching helps people reach their individual goals and empower themselves through yoga.

While talented and practiced, Devinder is also thoroughly accredited – she is a 500 Hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher in the Hatha and Kundalini Yoga traditions.  <read more>

Stephanie: Stéphanie’s love affair with yoga began in the fall of 2004 when she attended a Hatha yoga class given at her local community centre. Following this newfound passion, she went on to explore Bikram, Hot, Power, Ashtanga and Yin Yoga.

She is a certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, an E-RYT 200 and YACEP Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, and has been teaching in Ottawa since 2008. She blends yoga asanas with a pinch of philosophy, a touch of humour, and a steady breath.

Throughout her first four years at the PranaShanti Yoga Centre (2008-2012), she taught Yin, Power, Hot and Flow yoga. <read more>

Bruce: For Bruce, yoga began as a physical practice to help balance out the aches, pains and stiffness of years of long-distance running and other impact sports. Since starting yoga in his early 40’s, Bruce has come to know the value of practice on, and off, the mat and considers his relationship with yoga as a long and established friendship.

This friendship cares and challenges, is a place of safety and sanctuary, holds space during struggles, gives joy in successes, brings both change and constancy and has been a solid foundation through many Life “moments”.<read more>