In-Person Workshops

Land-Based Wellness

Nurturing Mental and Environmental Health

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October 09, 2024
(09:00 AM - 04:00 PM CDT )
$299.00 (regular rate)
$269.00 (*early rate)
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Venue TBA
*early rate expires 09/20/2024
Continuing Education
Credit Hours (CEC)


Land-Based Wellness - Winnipeg - October 09, 2024; 9am-4pm Central Time

Early rate expires 09/19/2024

Quantity: 1 $ 269.00
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Learning how to connect with the land and all living things has profound benefits for our mental and environmental health. It strengthens our personal identity and helps us grow meaningful connections and relationships.

This workshop explores Indigenous and non-Indigenous land-based wellness practices to provide a wholistic, two-eyed seeing approach to wellness. You will learn how to use land-based activities to help others connect with the land and themselves.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Identify who they are, their connections, and where they come from
  • Describe the foundations of land-based wellness practices
  • List key components of land-based healing
  • Illustrate principles of land-based wellness practices
  • Identify steps for developing a land-based wellness practice
  • Summarize the connection to land and its environmental impact

Method of Delivery

Presentation, personal reflection, small group discussions, experiential practice, land-based activities.

Some of the Topics Included

  • Historical Implications and Importance of Connection to the Land
  • Key Components of Land-Based Wellness
  • Benefits of Connection to the Land
  • Impacts on Wholistic Wellness
  • Environmental Impact
  • Limitations of Land-Based Wellness Practices

Target Audience

This is an introductory workshop for social service and health care professionals, counsellors, social workers, and anyone who wants to learn more about their connection to the land and land-based wellness practices.

Terms & Conditions

View our cancellation policy and other information regarding your live virtual workshop or for your in-person workshop.

Trainer: Melanie Bazin


Melanie (she/her) is our Director of Indigenous Services and works alongside the CTRI leadership team to envision the future of our organization and provide direction for our training services. She has a passion for decolonizing social systems and draws from her Metis heritage to incorporate Indigenous ways of being, learning, and helping into training and resources. Melanie works alongside CTRI’s Traditional Elder to guide staff and trainers in our organization’s reconciliation journey. In addition to her work with CTRI, Melanie provides Land-based therapy with Lil’ Steps Wellness Farm. She holds a Master of Social Work degree, with a focus on Indigenous Knowledges, is bilingual, and has over 18 years of experience as a social worker in the fields of child protection, addictions, and education. As a trainer, Melanie believes that learning and development are crucial for helpers to deliver meaningful services based on best practices. She enjoys incorporating collaborative and experiential learning into her workshops, and creates an atmosphere of safety and respect for participants. Melanie embraces diversity and values the wisdom and knowledge gained from life experiences.

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