Workshops focus on inner beauty
Nadya Dandurand is sick and tired of it all.
And that’s why she is helping women understand what it really means to be beautiful.
The mom and former public school teacher is hosting a series of sessions called the Inner Beauty Workshop and the Mother-Daughter Inner Beauty Workshop in Abbotsford and Mission.
Dandurand said that she has found that many women are feeling frustrated and pressured by the prevailing media-generated view of beauty, which tells them that it’s all about the way they look.
“From breast implants to Botox treatments to face creams and cosmetics worn by 17-year-old models marketed to 40-year-old women, to the ever-expanding weight-loss industry, women are conditioned to believe that all women are supposed to look like that,” she said.
“While the beauty industry offers some surface-level change, women are telling me that they feel increasingly inadequate with each passing year. They feel continually bombarded by messages that tell them to ‘measure up’ because they are not good enough as they are, especially as they age.”
As the names imply, Inner Beauty Workshops put women back in touch with a deeper sense of their inner beauty and self-worth, Dandurand said.
She also delivers the Inner Peace for Busy People program, which helps people reduce stress and conflict and improve health and relationships, with shifts in attitude.
The next local Inner Beauty Workshops are taking place:
n Saturday, Nov. 10 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Eileen’s Studio for Yoga & Wellness in Abbotsford (604-504-5531);
n Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Busye Bodye Naturals (604-302-6151);
n Saturday, Nov. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Spirit Flight Loft in Mission; and
n Wednesday, Nov. 21 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at City Blends Coffeehouse in Abbotsford (604-557-1091).
For more information, contact Nadya Dandurand at 604-308-4211 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.