World Poetry Celebrates the Enchanting Purnima Gosavi from Canada!

Ariadne’s Notes:  The World Poetry Café Radio Show with hosts Ariadne Sawyer and  Neall Ryon along with super operator, Victor Schwartzman welcomed the delightful Purnima Gosavi to our show on January 17th, CFRO 100.5 FM.  Poetry, music and a special live session on the radio about yoga and laughter!  To hear this valuable show, CLICK HERE!

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Purnima Gosavi & Laughter Yoga
Purnima is a Registered Social Worker, with a Master’s in Social Work and a Bachelor’s in Psychology with more than 25 years of experience providing solution-focussed counselling and support to bio-psycho-socially challenged people in India, UK and Canada
She is also a certified Laughter Yoga Instructor, trained under Dr. Madan Kataria the Laughter Guru himself in 2004! She has created and delivered informative and fun packed Laughter Yoga workshop in National Mental Health conference and for schools, hospitals, corporations, non-profit organizations and community groups in Toronto (ON), Plymouth (UK) and Surrey/Langley/Vancouver/Abbotsford (BC).
Through her workshops, Purnima empowers the participants with handy self-help tools and interesting insights about health and wellness based on her expertise and experience as a personal counsellor. She is a certified Interpreter in Bengali, Hindi and Marathi languages. Fun loving, super friendly and caring, Purnima is passionate about mind-body healing, nature and animals, singing, dancing and meditation. She regularly volunteers with different organizations as she believes in giving back to the community.
Currently, she offers a 7-steps Mind-Body Wellness consultancy teaching self-help techniques of healing by using the power of the mind. This will especially be helpful for those who are coping with chronic or acute pain due to certain health conditions or accident injuries. For more information, please visit: www.wellnessworkshophq.com.

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Laughter Yoga for self-healing and world peace!
Conducted as a group session, Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercises with yogic breathing and stretching. Harnessing the stimulating effects of laughter, we experience the calmness of yoga. It oxygenates our body and we feel energized and rejuvenated. Laughter Yoga is a unique concept, the latest health craze sweeping the world where people are laughing for no reason. For more information on Laughter Yoga, please visit www.laughteryoga.org.
Healing effects of Laughter Yoga:
• Ø Activates the Immune System
• Ø Decreases “Stress” Hormones
• Ø Relaxes Muscles and Joints
• Ø Reduces Pains and Aches
• Ø Stabilizes blood pressure
• Ø Cleanses the Respiratory System
• Ø Physically, psycho-socially and spiritually uplifting
• Ø Releases happy and peaceful energy around us and into the ether

This Laughter Yoga Workshop is specially created for people who love to or wish to come together to have a real healing belly laughter! In addition, all kind of people are welcome: those who do not laugh at all, or smile only or laugh moderately or those who just cannot stop laughing….people who wish to actively participate in the laughter yoga exercises, or maybe just curious to know what it is all about?….people who wish to laugh for fun and people who need laughter to revitalize and heal…come one, come all. Come alone- to make new friends, better still- bring your friends…

Just come! And we all shall heal: Physically, Psychologically and Spiritually!!!

Join us in creating a more joyous and peaceful world through love and laughter!

Text/call Purnima: 778 316 6371 or email: purnima@wellnessworkshophq.com

Welcome to World Poetry Canada International Peace and Human Rights Exhibition!

 

Welcome to World Poetry Canada International Peace and Human Rights Exhibition February 3-March 30th, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, Canada.

http://ikebarberlearningcentre3.sites.olt.ubc.ca/?p=16943

This exhibition features a blend of photography, poetry, and films.  World Poetry began in 1997. Its goal was to give recognition and support to multicultural and multilingual poets and writers and those in artistic disciplines.

It is a special group with the goal of bringing out the voices of those who need to be heard, in respect, honour, support, peace and love. It is a unique society that welcomes and supports more than 10,000 participants from around the world under the umbrella of the World Poetry Reading Series Society:

  • World Poetry New Westminster and World Poetry Vancouver, monthly events at the New Westminster Public Library and the Britannia Branch, Vancouver Public Library
  • World Poetry Youth Team
  • World Poetry Facebook groups
  • World Poetry Canada International Peace and Human Rights Festivals
  • World Poetry Special Events, Film festivals, Peaceathon, Poetathon
  • World Poetry Peaceathon: 52 countries from around the world
  • World Poetry Cafe Radio Show airs every Thursday afternoon from 1-2 PM on Coop Radio (CFRO 102.7 FM) with national and international guests
  • World Poetry website
  • World Poetry Canada International Outreach
  • World Poetry Partnerships in Canada and around the World
  • World Poetry Youth Directors and Advisors

Links from  selected Peaceathon partners on World Peace Day, September 21st when 52 countries participated:

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World Poetry Celebrates Troy Legette from the USA!

Ariadne’s Notes: I have been away on Vancouver Island, BC Canada and have also been so busy with our upcoming display, http://ikebarberlearningcentre3.sites.olt.ubc.ca/?p=16943 that I have not had time to post new poets and creators! Now have 110 waiting to go on this site. I would like to thank Troy for waiting patiently so long.

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Troy Legette is one crafty poet, song writer, and author. His personal tribute is enveloped as an anthology geared towards influencing and inspiring others. Walking down the halls that lead to this door allows many to enter a personal realm only few know and many admire. He is an accountant, originally born in New Jersey and later relocated to Florida, all which fueled the beginning of his career to publish his first set of individual poems. His passions encouraged the introduction of creating a monumental legacy through written expressions to fascinate the minds of many.”

Choices

It’s that moment when the initial focus
erases the conscious thought of reason.

Any unbalance triggers the reaction,

to an action before carefully thinking

 

I wonder if it is the challenge of juggling

a busy schedule of numerous activities.

 

Or if it was a purposeful intent to distract

the path towards an achieving remedy.

 

Success is a matter of choice to settle is lazy

the Go-Getter rest-less.

 

Failure may be an adopted perception accepted only

when the applied action is not the best.

 

For some, one focus maybe limiting, for opportunities

are many and the parent to a Jack-of-all- Trades.

 

Only focus on your performance and let the eyes

of others criticize.

 

There comes a time when your place in the world

becomes an individual thing.

 

Respect the deliverance from social addictions,

mind conversations with self and nourish sanity.

 

Preferably, simple is more complex,

in the mind of intellectuals and scholars.

Perfect and grow, limitations will fall aside,

only to awaken your Giant.

Angels live in space blind within the eyes,

some blessings are forever gone with the wind.

 Troy Legette  (C)