Women’s Circle: A place of connection, self-care and support, where women can come together to have fun, engage, and empower one another.


Announcing New Dates for Women’s Circle!


All sessions will be held at the Masonic Hall in Banff, courtesy of the Whyte Museum.

Women’s Circle is free, but registration is required. 

Yoga & the Relationship to Self

Thursday, September 17 at 6:00PM

Expect to move, meditate and reflect throughout the class.  If you have journal & pen you’d like to bring you are more than welcome to write during the session.

Tara Koenig has been teaching in the Bow Valley for 7 years & enjoys the mindfulness connection to breath and body. Her classes focus on alignment and mindful movements, and thinking of how to apply these patterns into your everyday life. With her background in movement, biomechanics and anatomy she knows the importance of creating mobility in the body, balancing flexibility with strength. She has a knack at getting each student to step into their own power, no matter their age or ability.

Honour Your Body

Thursday, September 24 at 7:30PM

In this hour-long workshop, we will listen intently to our bodies. Your body is infinitely wise and has much to tell you. Through movement and stillness, we will tune in and take care of ourselves. We’ll explore gentle movement to see where you feel stiff, what feels good, and what could use more love. We’ll use dance-based movement to bring fluidity and flow to all your joints and grace to your spirit; we’ll use yoga to encourage flexibility and relaxation; and we’ll use self-massage and journaling to care deeply for ourselves. Please bring a yoga mat, journal and pen, and some water.

Kim Mayberry is a dance, yoga, and fitness instructor based in Banff. She is also a Reiki Master who gives treatments and leads certifications. Kim has danced professionally for over 15 years. She loves sharing movement with people of all ages. 

Pottery Workshop

Wednesday, September 30 at 6:00PM

Explore, play and build with clay! In this two-hour session with local potter Jennifer Poirier, you will design and create your own functional ceramic piece to treasure forever! All materials and tools will be provided, and your work will be glazed and fired for you at Artsplace. Pottery will be available for pick up 2-3 weeks after program.  No experience necessary!

Jennifer Poirier has been a Canmore resident since 2003 and currently creates and teaches at the ArtsPlace. Jenn has extensive education and teaching skills, and uses this to help encourage new artists of pretty much any age and skill level! Jennifer has been honing in on her ceramics skills for almost two decades. 

Paint Night with Mindy

Wednesday, October 7 at 6:00PM

Join Art & Soul with Mindy for a reflective and colourful two-hour PAINT NIGHT. Our theme for the evening is ‘ THE TREE GODDESS’ that celebrates the nurturing qualities of the divine feminine. Reignite your creativity with this guided paint session using colourful acrylics on canvas.

No previous painting experience is necessary to join. All art material is included with a take home canvas to keep.

Mindy Johnstone is a yoga and art instructor that lives in Banff, Alberta. Mindy has been painting since she could hold a pencil. She studied at Mount Royal College, and then pursued her passion around the World-Morocco, Italy, Tuscany and Provence are some of the places she practices and teaches.  When she’s not painting, Mindy loves to cook, cozy up with a book or enjoy the mountains or adventure with her family.


Registration for all four sessions is now full!  To be placed on the wait list, please contact tandia@ywcabanff.ca.