Paddle Squamish – Intro to Stoke May 2

Date: May 2, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Squamish Paddling Club
Community Engagement | Wellness Workshop

Your Introduction to Ocean Paddling, Safety & Skills on Howe Sound

The goal of our Intro to Stoke lesson is to introduce you to the sport of standup paddleboarding on the ocean. We focus on three things during this lesson, ocean safety and awareness, technical paddling skills and an opportunity to build the skill set necessary for ocean exploration and touring. Led by certified Paddle Canada instructors and coaches this 2 hour introduction is perfect for those who have never paddled before or for those who have paddled but want to tune up and improve their skills while building comfort on the ocean. The Intro to Stoke class is mandatory for those wanting to join our exploratory Coastal Stoke Tours.  Don’t worry about gear, we have all paddling and safety equipment  ready to go for you on your arrival for the Intro To Stoke Lesson.

PRICING: Suggested cost is $80 – $100; Charitable receipts will be issued for amounts over $80 and can be made using the donation feature on the registration page. TWS is committed to ensuring accessibility. Contact if a subsidy is required.


Connection to natural spaces can bring many benefits, including mental health and wellbeing. Norm Hann Expeditions has partnered with Tantalus Wellspring Society to provide some exciting SUP opportunities. The following sessions are open to everyone. Fees are sliding scale to ensure that cost is not an obstacle to participation. To learn more about Norm Hann Expeditions visit

New Moon Circles of EFT Tapping and Yoga Nidra

Start date: February 11, 2021
End date: April 11, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
Community Engagement | Wellness Workshop

Anchor potent affirmations for the upcoming month with Shannon Kerr and Annie Martinello.

A circle will be held each new moon in February, March and April

Registration is required using the following links.

Thursday February 11

Saturday March 13

Sunday April 11

Parent-Child Nurturing Massage Program

Start date: February 3, 2021
End date: February 24, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
Community Engagement | Wellness Workshop

Based on the “Massage in Schools” program, with Chantal Black, RMT

Evidence based neuroscientific studies have shown that many physical, mental and emotional benefits of healthy, nurturing touch in human beings, including decrease in stress and anxiety levels, improved cognitive abilities and improved sleep to name a few.

Starting February 3, 2020 join Chantal Wednesday evenings from 6:45 7:30 for this 4 week series to learn the techniques of this practice.

Cost is $80-100 suggested donation (for all 4 sessions),
We do not want to cost to be a barrier to attending, and sliding scale option is available. Please contact Chantal for registration, payment and questions:

Chantal introduces the MISP

A brief video explaining the MISP

New Years EFT and Yoga Nidra

Date: January 2, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
Community Engagement | Wellness Workshop

Happy New Year!

If this past year has left you feeling too overwhelmed, you crave to release the past and step forward into 2021 with JOY, join us for this unique workshop.

You will be led through a session of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) tapping to release limiting beliefs and step into positive affirmations. EFT helps to relax the sympathetic nervous system and break down old beliefs in the subconscious mind. We will journal about 2020 and bring clarity about what you want to manifest in 2021.

Next, you’ll be guided through a yoga Nidra practice, to take these new intentions deep into your inner core. Yoga Nidra is a state in which the body is completely relaxed, and the practitioner becomes systematically and increasingly aware of the inner world by following a set of verbal instructions.

What you’ll need for this Zoom session:

* a comfortable seat and somewhere to stretch out for the Nidra

* a journal and pen

* a mug of something delicious to drink

* a blanket to stay cozy for the Nidra

* an open mind and heart

The session will be recorded and emailed to you afterwards.

Suggested donation: $25-35

Shannon Kerr and Annie Martinello are pleased to bring this event together, as a partial fundraiser for the Tantalus Wellspring Society.

Shannon Kerr is an EFT practitioner who specializes in teaching stressed out moms how to reduce their anxiety and improve self love.

Annie Martinello is a community-based yoga teacher, guide & therapist with a strong intuitive sense of people’s needs and desires.

Tantalus Wellspring Society (TWS) is a Squamish-based Not-for-Profit organization, striving to facilitate affordable therapeutic services to individuals, couples, and families, to bridge gaps and remove barriers.

Community Engagement Session

Date: December 1, 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online
Community Engagement


Tantalus Wellspring Society will be hosting an online Community Engagement Session on Tuesday December 1st from 12:00-12:45pm. There will be a brief presentation followed by discussion. Please mark your calendars and join for the Zoom event

Do you care about mental health and wellness?

Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to strengthening a system of wellness support in our community?

Tantalus Wellspring Society is Non-Profit, and recently received charitable status. We are seeking board members, non-voting members, volunteers, partners and supporters to continue growing the society.

If you are looking for an immediate opportunity to contribute your skills and energy to making a positive impact in our community, or know someone who could benefit from Wellness services, please join us to learn more. This is also an opportunity for Practitioners with a passion for Health and Wellness to get involved in this meaningful work, and gain exposure as people seek support for themselves and their loved ones.

We are excited to connect with the community!!

Walking The Medicine Wheel With Heather Royal – April 16 2018

Date: April 18, 2018
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Squamish Public Library


Date: April 16, 2018

Time: 5-8pm

Location: Squamish Public Library

Presented by Heather Royal

Join the circle!  We invite you to experience an introduction of how the Medicine Wheel, an ancient tool, is used to create sacred space, bring in vision and manifest change.

Engage in building a medicine wheel in community and learn how to incorporate these teachings to create your own personal medicine wheel.

In this workshop you will gain insight into the sacred teachings of Earth Based Wisdom and ways to assist your own path towards physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance and enlightenment.

The teachings of the medicine wheel offers a map to open us up to self awareness; pointing like a compass towards both our strengths and to what needs healing/transforming. We are the authors of our life. As we strengthen our relationship to ourselves, to nature and to others we learn to take responsibility for our lives and live in a co-creative, harmonious and authentic relationship with all beings.

N.B. Though there may be therapeutic benefits, this workshop is not intended as a substitute for therapy conducted by a qualified mental health professional.

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Attachment and the Caregiver-Child Relationship in the Early Years – Mar 6

Date: March 6, 2018
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: 1731 Chief Billy Drive

Attachment and the caregiver-child relationship in the early years.

An education workshop for caregivers with children 0-6 years.

Facilitated by Victoria Challies and Carmen Hartle.

Having a secure safe base allows young children the confidence to explore their world, try new things, and trust that their primary caregivers will help sooth distress when needed.  This workshop will explore how caregivers can use the most important tool – themselves – to understand and respond to their children’s cues.  In understanding and responding to children’s cues, caregivers use their relationship as the foundation to promote their child’s mental health.

Victoria Challies is an Infant, Child, and Adolescent Mental Health Clinician with the Ministry of Children and Family Development in Squamish.  Carmen Hartle is an Aboriginal Supported Child Development Consultant with Ayas Men Men Child and Family Services in Squamish Valley.

March 6 5:30-7  at The Program House, Squamish Nation,

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Mindful Movement and Deep Rest – Sunday February 18

Date: February 18, 2018
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: The Yoga Studio
Mindful Movement and Deep Rest
Sunday February 18 10am-12 The Yoga Studio 37776, 2nd Avenue, Squamish
Presented By: Annie Martinello C-IAYT & CYA-ERYT500 Teacher of Yoga Therapy
Our mind, body, and energy spends most of our days in go mode and staying in the sympathetic nervous system where even our choices for relaxation are still actually stimulating for  our nervous system. What we need to add into our lives truly is to learn how to tap into the relaxation mode (the parasympathetic nervous system) and create balance in our minds, bodies, and energy. Learning simple movement techniques (Yoga Therapy and Somatics) along with a guided relaxation technique known as Yoga Nidra can take you into a deep relaxation and help you release the many held tensions (mental, physical, and energetic) through the many layers of self. Come experience and discover these techniques for yourself guided by local experienced Yoga Teacher/Therapist Annie Martinello. 


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Spring 2018 Connect Parenting

Date: February 6, 2018
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
A no cost, 10-week, evening parenting education series.
Based on attachment and child development research and theory, and clinical practice.
Connect Parenting is for caregivers with children ages 12-18.
Registration is required, see poster for details


Improve Your Mood – Jan 31

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Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Squamish Public Library

Join Dr. Matthew Greenwood, ND, for an evening discussion on how to improve your mood in a sustainable, proactive way. We will go over how to identify if you or your loved ones may be suffering from mood problems, as well as things you can do about it immediately to change the course. The talk is meant to be interactive so there will be plenty of time for questions and case discussion. If you have never worked with a naturopathic doctor before, and even if you have, this is an opportunity to discover how naturopathic medicine can help you and your loved ones balance and improve your mood, sleep, energy, and outlook through realistic and meaningful ways.

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