SUMMER Series 2022

Courses, Workshops and Summer Speaker Series are available at Transformational Arts College


NEW-Coming this September

We are living in a unique and unprecedented time in human history. In a few years, one in four people in Canada will be 65 years of age and older. The post-World War ll era created a surge in child births and those children, the last of the Baby-Boomers are arriving, over the next decade, at their elder life phase.

Innovations in medicine, standards of living, education and employment have all contributed to extending our life span. However they also have contributed to a world of denial about aging and also denial of dying. While we are blessed to reach such ages, many of us didn’t, we really are not prepared for the time we have as an elder. This course addresses areas we can learn from, explore differing ideas and discover the personal power of our years as an elder.

This course is for everyone who are/will age and for anyone in denial about aging. This course is for anyone who works with elders or have family entering their Elder years.

This course is for people at any point in their Lifespan, consider it advance planning! It is for Therapists, Counsellors, Caregivers and anyone involved with an aging population. It is for people who are aging and wish to learn what to expect and cultivate their own energy to be an Energetic Elder.

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The Oracle of Delphi, the Witch of Endor and the woman at the well meeting Jesus, all are examples of mediumship whose stories have survived for thousands of years. Our belief in and fascination with mediumship and the after-life is as prevalent today as it was centuries, even millennia ago.

However, British King (James l (England)/James 6 (Scotland)), based on gossip and rumours, would launch a devastating witch hunt throughout Great Britain, that would eventually spill over into the New World colonies, known as the witch trials at Salem, Massachusetts. The arrests in England resulted in about 600 trials but in Scotland as many as 4,000 to 6,000 people, mostly women, were tried and many were executed, the exact numbers are unknown.

These events stigmatized any expression of mediumship including healing work for decades. The mid-1800’s saw 4 women follow their inner guidance and showed their abilities to the world. Namely the Fox Sisters who brought Spiritualism and mediumship into the forefront in the English-speaking world, Madame Blavatsky (a former Spiritualist) gave us Theosophy and Mary Baker Eddy would found the Christian Science Church and their belief in healing through prayer. These women overcame the social stigma of spiritual abilities.

In some ways, the same stigma is still with us. People are hesitant to admit that they know things about others even before the other person does. Fear has been fostered by religious organizations affiliating mediumship with evil spirits. When we don’t understand something, must we condemn it first??

This course is experiential and will lift the participants up from a place of hiding their abilities to owning and embracing those abilities. Mediumship expressed through healing, clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, psychometry, inspirational speaking, writing and art will all be worked with. Overcoming fears that may be present and moving through any blockages that may be holding your mediumship abilities back.

Who is this course for? – Anyone with a committed interest in developing their mediumship skills. Best for those who have already had experiences but find them hit and miss and/or have trouble regulating the flow of energy and information. Anyone with experiences that were frightening and may be holding you back.

Course length: 10 weeks with a 2-week break in August. No class August 11 or 18.
When- Starts Thursday, June 30, 2022, at 7 pm to 9 pm
Meets June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28 Aug. 4, resume Aug. 25, Sept 1, 8, 15
Note: At the end of the first 10 weeks, those that wish to continue will have first right of refusal, if all is in balance, and if there are vacancies, new people will be invited.
Fee: $600 + HST per 10-week cycle. Talk to us about payment options.

Instructor: Gord Riddell- is President and Co-Founder of Transformational Arts. He was raised in a Spiritualist family and began working with energies at age 8. Under the mentorship of his Grandmother, a Church Pastor he worked in the churches, lecturing and then giving messages from Spirit in the various Church services. By age 21 he was running development circles taking over from his grandmother during her serious illness. He has travelled internationally as a lecturer as well as a medium, from Toronto to Vancouver, Buffalo to Lilydale and over to the UK. Even working in the French language in Montreal. Humourous and astute, he can assist you in development.

To Apply please contact :
Linda Kuschnir at 416-484-0454 ext 23 [email protected] or Maria Galle at 416-484-0454 ext 25 [email protected]
Talk to us about payment options.
Note: A short chat with Gord Riddell is required before registering for this class.

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Every Summer on most Wednesday evenings we invite teachers to present short mini-workshops for the public.

A Great way to discover who Transformational Arts is and meet other people with your interests as well as instructors.
                             Wednesdays- 7 PM to 9:45 PM
                             Fee: $40 for each Summer Series Evening (includes HST)

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July 6 – Introduction to Animal Totems – Linda Kuschnir RP
Every society has taught that the way to the Divine was through Nature – especially the animals.  Animal totems are interwoven into the spiritual traditions of a many diverse cultures and date back to pre-history.   There is great wisdom in the world of animals and animal spirits that leads us to a better understanding of ourselves.  Learn how to begin the communication process with our animal totems and establish a conscious relationship with our animal allies as powerful messengers, healers and protector.


August 3 – Turning Fear into Hope – Maria Galle RP
Embracing our fears can direct us to the limiting beliefs we are holding on to.  There are some fears that are very real and we need to be cautious of but most of our fears are only projections of the limiting beliefs that we are holding on to since childhood. We keep holding on to the voice of the inner critic that reinforces our fears. These limiting beliefs keep us locked into our safety zone and impedes our growth.  Working with our fears allows us to transform into hope, trust and courage.

August 10 – Introduction to Abundance-Manifesting Magic – Pauline O’Hanlon
This intro evening begins to lay the framework for the in-depth workshop of Manifesting Magic. Even if you will only attend this 3-hour mini-workshop you will have many take-aways to help you move towards your goals and dreams. Ideas like Be aware of what you are thinking and saying as this creates your reality. This is all about energy and how we use energy, direct energy and attitudes and intent about energy will be bell weathers in your success. Join Pauline for this evening experiential class, you don’t want to be late to your own success!

August 17 – THE WAY OF THE EMPATH: Allowing Your Heightened Senses to Reveal Your Path – Sabastian Glass
The journey of an Empath is often a lonely one. It is challenging enough just to manage one’s own internal experience, but when our experiences become overly entangled with the environments around us the effect can be overwhelming. To cope, the Empath tends to retreat into perceived safety. Yet what if the antidote to such overwhelming experiences is not to shrink away but rather to actively engage with the energies being experienced? What would that look like? And how would that change your life?
This workshop will explore the kinds of experiences common to Empaths, that is, those with heightened senses. We will consider the importance of lifestyle, the need for community, and explore strategies for discernment so that the Empath can thrive. An emphasis will be placed on how the Empath’s abilities, whatever form these take, can be of service to others.    The objective is to take seriously heightened sensitivities and to practice discernment when engaging with the energies of others such that life begins to make sense.

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Saturday and/or Sunday


July 30 – Simcoe Day Holiday

August 6 – Aromatherapy Product Making – Pat Rigby
This experiential workshop will provide the opportunity to learn how to make your own aromatherapy products for family and friends, and for clients. Create and adapt base carriers such as lotions, creams, ointments and water-soluble solutions for use with essential oil blends. Since the carriers used are just as important as the essential oils chosen, making your own from “scratch” gives you complete control over your formulas and the and the flexibility to adapt recipes for treatment of many conditions. Construct and adapt your own base carriers to accommodate essential oil blends while also addressing many skin and environmental sensitivities. Become an informed consumer with regards to ingredients found in most topical solutions found in common products.
Length – One Day (Saturday only) Time: 10 – 5 PM Fee: $245. Includes HST

August 14–Animal Totems In Depth– Linda Kuschnir RP- Uncover how observing and learning from animals is an ancient art that reflects divine forces speaking to humans through the natural world.  Explore how animal totems reflect our own attributes and serve as models for the full potential of the human spirit. Connect in depth with the magical gift of animal totems – teachings filled with metaphors and symbols that contain a wealth of patterns and powers to enhance our transformational journey. Learn how to understand and interpret animals’ archetypal energies and behaviours for extensive spiritual growth.
Length – One Day (Sunday only) Time: 10 – 4 PM Fee: $245. Includes HST

October 2022 , TBA– Abundance – Manifesting Magic – Pauline O’ Hanlon
We are experiencing things that match with our limited perception.
Everything starts with intent. What are we wanting to happen?
Energy is the fuel, and it sends probability waves into the force of potential from our desire. Another way of understanding this is to think of your energy, frequency and vibration. Giving it attention adds mass. The minute you set your intention it exits. This workshop takes us into the in-depth magic of manifesting.

Be aware of what you are thinking and saying as this creates your reality. Florence Shinn wrote ‘your word is your wand.’ The words you speak create your own destiny. If you are not where you want to be at this moment do not dwell on the experience you do not want, start thinking of what you do want as if it is already happening. If you dwell on what you don’t want it will persist in your life. Join Pauline for this one-day workshop and discover the incredible magic you hold to manifest your destiny.
Length – One Day (Saturday only) Time: 10 – 4 PM Fee: $245. Includes HST

October 9/10– FORGIVENESS and the Healing of Memories – Sabastian Glass and Maria Galle

Do you have someone to forgive? Do you struggle with self-forgiveness? If so, this workshop will help you learn how to release the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual effects of holding onto a past that no longer serves you.
Through lecture and experiential exercises this workshop will support you on your journey toward the forgiveness of others, self-forgiveness, and if you are a therapist, also help you to better support your clients with forgiveness. Forgiveness does not mean that we excuse or condone the hurts we experienced; rather, we are seeking peace so that we can be free to move forward with the lives that we truly desire.

Join us for a 2-day workshop where we will gently attend to the difficult memories of our pasts and explore how holding onto these memories keeps us from enjoying the fullness of life that we deserve.
Length – Two Day (Saturday & Sunday) Time: 10 – 5 PM Fee: $450 includes HST

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Discovering Total Self Program

Evening Classes
All modules are 8 Classes 20 Hours

Starting Tuesday, July 12
Tuesdays, 7:00 to 9:30 pm
Tuition Fee $325 + HST
Course code TS-01

This course going to be held online for this time only.

Starting Thursday, July 14
Thursday, 7:00 to 9:30 PM
Tuition Fee: $325 + HST
Course Code TS-04

Starting Mondays July 11
Mondays, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Tuition Fee :$325 + HST
Course Code TS-05

Holistic Health Courses

Swedish Massage Basics | 33 Hours 

Tuesday,  JULY 5, 2022  -7:00 pm to 10:00 pm                                                       

Along with being pleasurable and relaxing to experience, massage assists the body’s natural regenerative capacity. Through massage, the body releases endorphins; pain and tension are lessened. interactive course focuses on motivating students to complete their case studies while addressing challenges that may be experienced with launching a successful practice. 
This 33-hour course covers:
• The muscular/skeletal system and the art of massage
• Strokes and massage techniques— effleurage and petrissage Routine for a basic, full body massage
• Benefits, uses and contraindications for massage
• Specific treatments to release muscular tension
• Routines for relief of headaches, general ailments, aches and pains
• Basics case history procedures

Course Code: HSC-PRA

Fee: $315 + HST

Instructor: Joe Palumbo, R.M.T

Ethics & Vision | 21 Hours

Wednesday, JULY 6, 2022                                         7:00 pm to 10:00 pm 

This course was created to give students the necessary information to open and maintain an independent practice in the field of holistic health.

Course Code: HSC-ETH

Instructor (Ethics): Maria Gallé, Registered Psychotherapist, Spiritual Director, Reiki Master and Life Coach

Fee: $285 if taken as part of program, $410+HST if taken as single course

Basic Counselling Skills and Holistic Coaching | 22 Hours 
Saturday, JULY 16, 2022 AND Saturday AUG. 13 and Sunday AUG 14, 2022
9:30 am to 5:00 pm

The mark of a good holistic practitioner is their ability to support the client in setting and reaching goals for physical well-being; to discern when clients need a sympathetic ear, emotional support to deal with their ailments; and to offer a safe and comfortable environment for clients which allows for honest exploration of the emotional connections to ailments.
This 22-hour course covers:

  • The art of listening and empathy
  • Focusing as a tool to let the body talk
  • Setting appropriate professional boundaries and professional communication tools
  • Referring a client for psychological/ psychotherapeutic support
  • An overview on common psychospiritual issues
  • Dealing with emotional release as it may occur during body or energy work
  • Tools for setting realistic goals
  • Follow-up and motivating your client
  • Through massage, the body releases endorphins; pain and tension are lessened

Course Code: HSC-COU
Instructors: Maria Gallé, Registered Psychotherapist, Spiritual Director, Reiki Master and Life Coach.
Fee: $300 if taken as part of program, $475+HST if taken as single course.

Crystal Energy Work | 15 Hours 
Sunday, August  7 and Sunday, August 28, 2022
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

As gifts from the earth resonating with multidimensional frequencies, crystals can be used for many purposes — balancing energies, assisting with healing, and expanding awareness. Crystals transmit and receive energy bringing our life force into alignment with our full potential.

This 15-hour course covers:

  • The psychospiritual qualities of quartz and coloured crystals
  • Activating crystals for emotional release, mental clarity, grounding, balancing, transforming and amplifying energies
  • Crystal colour frequencies and how they resonate to the 7 chakras through hands-on exercises
  • Creating harmony and flow in the physical body and subtle energy fields

Course Code: HSC-CRY
Pre-Requisite: Course #1 and #5 from the Discovering the Total Self Program or comparable experience is recommended.
Instructors: Linda Kuschnir, Registered Psychotherapist, Reiki Master, Spiritual Director, Holistic Energy Practitioner and Life Coach;  AND

              Maria Gallé, Registered Psychotherapist, Reiki Master, Spiritual Director and  Life Coach
              Fee: $280 if taken as part of program, $385+HST if taken as single course

Ways to Register

To Register please contact :

Linda Kuschnir at 416-484-0454 ext 23 [email protected]
Maria Galle at 416-484-0454 ext 25 [email protected]

Talk to us about payment options.
Or TOLL-FREE – 1 – 888 – 822-7335
OR [email protected]

Website: https://www.transformationalarts.