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Men's Club

Facilitator: Peter Madore

Dates:  8 Tuesdays, October 10 – December 5, 2023 (No group October 31)

Time: 6:30pm-8pm

Cost: $450 (includes tax)

Where: 126 Hurontario Street, Suite 201 – 8 places available

What: Men have rules that we follow with respect to our emotions and how we express them. Mostly, we don’t express, we mask with stoicism, we perform courage and quietly we bottle up all the hard stuff. The intention behind our performances are noble; I’ve heard men say that they are supposed to be the ones who keep it together, they…

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…have told me that they don’t want to be a burden to their families, and they have expressed that they fear being seen as “weak”. The “rules” can shackle us from our true selves. Men feel deeply.

I see my individual male clients stepping into who they really are by exploring their emotions. They are leading their own revolutions to be fully connected to themselves, their families and their communities. They are becoming whole.I am inviting the clients of CPYC to take part and encouraging more of us to take this risk to really know ourselves and each other.

It is in connection to others that we heal. It is in groups where we find the courage to share and be supports for others. The Men’s Club is an opportunity to express ourselves more fully, to create meaningful connections and to support each other to grow into our greater selves. 


  • Must be in regular psychotherapy
  • Ready to participate fully in group (listening, taking feedback, repairing relational breaks, sharing with vulnerability, owning our mistakes)
  • Willing to commit to all 8 sessions

If you are unsure or would like more information, please email [email protected] 

Parenting From Within: Working with your Challenging Teen by Working with You

Facilitator: Tara McGee

Dates: 6 Wednesdays, October 4- December 13, 2023 EVERY OTHER WEEK

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Cost: $350/person (includes tax)

Where: 126 Huronatio Street, Suite 201

What: A combination of seminar, experiential exercises and therapeutic group process focused on the principles and practices of parenting for maturity. It is requested that all people involved in parenting attend.

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  • To teach the principles and practices involved in parenting teens for maturity 
  • To provide the opportunity for parents/caregivers to internalize and embody these principles and practices through self-reflection, role play,  group processing, and feedback. 
  • To support parents as they try out these principles and practices at home.
  • To help parents/caregivers address common teen anxieties and behaviours as well as more extreme teen issues such as self harm, suicidal ideation, truancy, drug and alcohol use, and other mental health issues.
  • To work with your “stuff” to help you understand more fully how you shape the dynamics between you and your teen and how you can use this powerful truth to help them mature. Be prepared to do your own therapeutic work.

What you will Learn:

  • How to develop maturity in your teen
  • How to respond rather than react
  • How to influence rather than control
  • To set limits to teach rather than punish
  • To develop boundaries from values and connection to yourself
  • To improve your relationship with your teen and your self
  • To improve your relationship with your self and how that helps your teen
 increase the respect they have for you
  • To increase the respect you have for yourself and how that helps your teen
  • To be open to the messages your teen is sending that you don’t want to hear, but need to
  • The importance being on the same page if you have a co-parent/caregiver
  • How to embrace the parenting journey no matter what it looks like


Week 1: What is Maturity and how to shape it?
Week 2: Attunement as a key to shaping maturity
Week 3: Limits as the other key to shaping maturity
Week 4: Taking steps: Putting attunement and limits together
Week 5: The importance of your Self
Week 6: Parenting with others – avoiding splitting


Seminar followed by group process and/or experiential exercise.

Readings and podcasts will be assigned

Yoga and Therapeutic Intensive: Healing Trauma Imprints Retreat

Facilitator: Tara McGee

Dates:  (Please choose one session week)

Intensive #2: July 15-19, 2024

Time: 8:30am-6:oopm

Cost: $2500 (includes tax) – Covers workshop, lunches, snacks and accommodations

Where: Creemore Area

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This intensive is for people:

  • With trauma symptoms (depression, anxiety, chronic pain/migraines/headaches, autoimmune disorders, emotional overwhelm etc.)
  • Who are looking to do some deep work in a short period of time
  • Who feel they can handle a powerful week of healing in a group setting. 


Healing practices throughout the intensive will include:

  • Developing group cohesion and support
  • Connecting to nature/outdoors/elements as resources for healing trauma imprints – we will go outside
  • Psychoeducation
  • Daily Yoga therapy practices (movement/poses (asana), breath work (pranayama), meditation and visualization practices
  • Intensive psychotherapy sessions based on the Comprehensive Resource Model. Psychotherapy sessions will be held in a group space where the energy of the group supports the individual’s work and the individual’s work supports the group.
  • Energy work
  • Healthy lunches


  • To develop a small community of support around healing work – we all need community to heal with
  • To develop your connection to nature as a re-Source in your healing work – we will go outside
  • To develop your internal resources to help you manage on a daily basis
  • To develop a personal, daily yoga therapy practice that will allow you to continue to discover and grow beyond the intensive
  • To develop your cognitive understanding of the ways in which trauma symptoms and neurobiology impact your day to day life, relationships, and decisions
  • To help you discover the choices available to you that your trauma symptoms may be masking
  • To dismantle neurobiological trauma structures that are causing triggering of trauma symptoms from this lifetime, and throughout the lineages so that you can live free of these distressing symptoms
  • To cultivate new truths/new neurobiological structures that are enlivening, empowering and can result in greater contentment and peace in your life.
  • To offer a significant, powerful healing experience that can spark a deep curiosity, energy and interest in continuing on the healing path towards embodying your higher Self.

Informed Consent and Risks:

  • This healing work can be confronting, enlivening, painful, joyful, frightening, triggering, clarifying, confusing, lightening, loving, angering, compassionate and so much more; please be prepared for anything to emerge and come to the intensive with the intention to remain available to working through your defence responses, to be open to new ways of experiencing yourself and the world and to be open to healing and growth.


  • This therapeutic experience is facilitated by a Registered Social Worker – can be claimed on insurance if your insurance covers Social workers.

Daily schedule:

  • 8:30am-6:00pm Monday-Thursday
  • 8:30am-8:00pm Friday
  • What we do will be determined based on what is happening in the process so it will change as needed – please book off the entire time and keep evening responsibilities light for integrating the day and to allow for a longer afternoon session if we need to go over time.
  • Yoga practice will always start the day and will end the day as needed. Please be on the mat in the morning promptly at 8:30am.

Cell phones: are to be used ONLY for music during sessions. Please make a conscious effort not to busy yourself with cell phone use during breaks or lunches. The purpose is to be present with yourself and the group and often we dissociate by engaging the phone instead of our lives.

To register or for more information, please email [email protected] . Once you have been accepted into the intensive, please send $1000 non-refundable e-transfer to [email protected] to secure your spot.


Treading a Path to the Self: An experiential Yoga Psychology Course for Self Healing and Growth (ONLINE)

 Facilitator: Tara McGee 

Dates: 10 Saturdays,  October 21-December 30, 2023(No class November 18). Recording will be available after the class. 

Time: 7:45am – 9:00am 

Cost: $200/person (includes tax) REDUCED from $350.00!


Who: This course is suitable for anyone interested in understanding and embodying yoga philosophy and psychology at a deeper level. It may be of particular interest to yoga instructors and psychotherapists.

What: 10 weeks of Online, live yoga classes with short seminar on yoga psychology topic. – must register for all 10 classes –  Recordings will be sent out after class is over and yoga practices that were recorded can be used throughout the week to help you develop a personal practice.

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You will learn:

  • How to experientially integrate and embody some theories and philosophies of yoga psychology, and yoga therapy that relate to mental health.
  • Introduction to working with the subtle bodies
  • How to travel this wisdom path towards health, higher levels of consciousness and wellbeing on a daily basis


    • 15-30 minute theory seminar
    • 1 hour – 1 hour 15 minute yoga practice to embody the theory
    • Yoga techniques include asana, pranayama, pratiahara, meditation, internal journeys, visualization, bhavana, mantra, mudra, sound and more. 
    • Because the seminar is so short and there is a lot of information to cover, there will be no discussion or questions during class
    • Please send questions after via email. They will be responded to and answers sent to whole class.
    • Thorough notes will be sent after class to help you integrate the material
    • You may access the recording after the session and use the practices to develop your own daily practice
    • Intro to the energetic layers or Panca Maya surrounding Self 
    • Using yogic tools to work with the Mayas: annamaya (physical sheath) and pranamaya (life force sheath), manomaya (mental sheath) and vijnanamaya (wisdom sheath) to clear energetic blocks and move you closer to becoming established in Anandamaya (Bliss)
    • Working with the subtle bodies (Vayus, Agni, Nadis, Cakra)
    • Understanding the Vayus –  energetic forces that move in a specific direction to control bodily functions, mental functions and activities.
    • Understanding how the primary vayus  have an impact on mental health and how to work with them
    • Understanding the Gunas and how they relate to neurobiology
    • Ashtanga Yoga as a systematic path for healing at all levels of the being
    • Comparing, contrasting and integrating psychotherapeutic theories into Yogic tools, practices and philosophies 
    • Etiquette:    
    • Please have audio off and chats will not be responded to.
    • Please have video ON (you will not be recorded). Video being on allows me to be able to adjust the practice as needed because I can watch you practice and see if the practice is having the effect that is intended or if I need to alter it to address class needs.

    Our Mission

    To provide clients with an accepting, friendly space to discover their healing path and to develop therapeutic relationships that sustain, inspire and guide them.

    To provide clients with highly skilled, self responsible and self aware psychotherapists and yoga therapists who are always striving to learn about advancements in their fields and to continually develop themselves.

    To create psychoeducational opportunities for clients to empower them to learn about their symptoms and how they can move towards healing and growth.

    To provide innovative training programs that develop highly competent, self aware, self responsible, and inspiring psychotherapists and yoga therapists.