We've had some pretty amazing things happen at Balance Everywear. If you ever need to go back to get contact information or want information about something we've hosted since moving to Okotoks, scroll down.
Balance Everywear will be OPEN LATE on Friday, November 16 so come visit!
Visit the Town of Okotoks website for more information about this amazing kick off to the Holiday Season.
There is so much going on downtown during the evening. Festivities typically include a visit from Santa, wagon rides, sugar shack, cookie decorating, craft sales, late night shopping, fireworks & much more! Don't forget your Food Bank donations for the 18 Wheels of Christmas.
Don't forget to visit Elma Street!
Event day road closure: Elizabeth Street, McRae Street, and North Railway Street to Lineham Avenue will be closed to vehicles from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, November 16.
Get on your brooms and FLY........in and around Okotoks
Drops of Gratitude is heading to Okotoks!
Aromatherapy Bracelet Workshop
Laura will also educate you on what she is most passionate about - Gratitude and Intention setting. There is so much science behind what Gratitude can do for you when you incorporate it into your life and you will leave the workshop with clear ways on how to create your own practice.
Once you've finished your bracelet, you then choose one of the five amazing essential oil blends. Each one was designed to support a specific emotion. Together, you will infuse your bracelets and before the night closes, you will be guided through a short mediation to set your intentions.
$42 per ticket - available through dropsofgratitude.ca
Friday, October 26 7 - 9 pm (Please arrive at 6:45)
Enjoy private Balance Everywear shopping & snacks
Balance Everywear will be turning into The Fairy Hollow on Saturday, October 27th. Stay tuned for more details about our fairy dust and mythical yoga poses.
Over 45 businesses throughout downtown Okotoks will be participating in this event and the day promises to be full of all things enchanted. Check out the Town of Okotoks' WEBSITE for more info:
"The Group that brought you the Wizarding World of Okotoks last year is going BIGGER AND BETTER with ENCHANTED OKOTOKS!!!! This year all fantasy fans are welcome to swarm Downtown Okotoks as we celebrate medieval culture, witches, wizards, dragons, role-playing, cosplay and ALL THE THINGS YOU LOVE!!!! Stores will be transforming with activities and awesome unique items for sale, shows will take place at the Olde Towne Plaza, artisans will be selling in the magical market at the Elks Hall, the Okotoks Arts Council will be creating a fairy garden for those small kiddies, bigger "kids" can take part in our LIVE ROLEPLAYING GAME. Enjoy our mythical petting zoo, a medieval camp in Ethel Tucker park, and MORE!!!"
CIBC Run for the Cure Fundraiser
Balance Everywear is very excited to be hosting CIBC's 2018 Run for the Cure Fundraising Event at Balance Everywear. Together, with Okotoks' CIBC branch and Calgary's 130th Avenue Branch, we bring you a beautiful afternoon of information and shopping!
Dr. Sarah Wuest, Chiropractic Sports Specialist and owner of Active Balance Health Centre, will have a 15 min presentation on Breast Biomechanics. Enjoy Dr. Sarah's informative twist on living with "the girls".
Ivana, owner of Sweet Skin by Ivana, will be offering demos and a 15 min presentation on Non-Toxic Skin Care.
South Calgary's Drops of Gratitude Gift Co. and Balance Everywear will be donating 15% of sales during the afternoon to Run for the Cure.
Suntree Soaps will be donating $1 per each bar sold of their locally crafted soaps.
Gift with purchase and special shopping bags provided by Lole.
Additional donations will also be accepted at time of purchase.
Thank you for supporting this great cause! We look forward to spending the afternoon with you!
Saturday, September 29, 2018
One of a kinds and ALL kinds including:
and many more at each of the Elma Street businesses during Alberta Culture Days!
Donation $2 (min) participation fee per person. All donations to the Okotoks Arts Council to support artist grant programs, community events and community arts organisations.
Vendor inquires: email@example.com or any Elma Street business.
Beginning this month, we welcome a diverse selection of classes in our Movement Room. Each class type and session guarantee a maximum of six students or participants so you will receive private group attention…every session.
For more detailed information about sessions and classes offered, please visit Movement drop down on the main menu.
Upcoming in August:
Join us for the first ever Alberta Lorna Jane Warehouse Sale. Share with your athleisure-loving girlfriends because all Lorna Jane items will be ON SALE. Balance Everywear is an easy drive, located 15 minutes south of Calgary, located at 19 Elma Street, Okotoks.
Warehouse Shopping Hours are as follows:
VIP SHOPPING EVENT (see below)
Thursday, August 23: You MUST have an event ticket to attend. No ticket. No shopping. This is part of the Elma Street VIP Shopping Event and a fundraiser for local women's shelter, Rowan House Society.
OPEN TO PUBLIC - no event tickets required...just come shopping!
Friday, August 24: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday, August 25: 11 am - 5 pm
Sunday, August 26: 11 am - 3 pm
Here's how the Lorna Jane Wearhouse Sale is going to work.
Thursday night is VIP night and in conjunction with the Elma Street VIP Shopping Event. The only way you can shop the sale Thursday, August 23 is if you have a ticket to the event. Thursday night gives you access to all the retail shops on Elma Street with each of featuring a special of the night. All proceeds from ticket sales go to Rowan House Society. Tickets are $20 and available on Eventbrite. Please feel free to share our Facebook event. You can find it HERE.
Summer Open House introducing Zyia Active
Please join us on Thursday, August 8 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm for our summer open house. We want to introduce you to our new brand of amazing activewear - Zyia Active – and invite you to our Yoga Wine Down Evening.
Complimentary 30 minute Wine Down Yoga sessions will be held in our Movement Room at 4:30, 5:30 and 6:30 pm with a maximum of 6 participants per session. Limited space available so please email us to confirm your yoga time. Drop-in yoga sessions available if space permits.
Take a breath from your busy summer, grab a friend, come see what’s new in-store and enjoy a yoga session on us.
Yoga for little souls - Exploring mindfulness & energy awareness
July 18 for 5-7 year olds
July 25 for 8-12 year olds
This class is a fun, engaging, and creative yoga class. While we honour the spirit within each child and love to foster their creativity we also want them to benefit physically and mentally from yoga. We also believe it is important to teach our children how to start noticing their own energy, bringing awareness to how it feels and letting them explore tools to be able to manage it.
If you are looking for the following for your child…..
*decrease stress and anxiety
*balance brain chemistry and increase children’s focus and concentration
*help gain physical, mental, emotional and spacial awareness of themselves and others
*help learn tools and techniques to use throughout their lives to *maintain health, strength, flexibility, balance, confidence and inner peace
*help teach children about how to use their breath, to quiet the mind and to use their energy more effectively.
Even more benefits of Kids Yoga
*encourages creativity and self-regulation
*promotes strength and flexibility
*safe environment for self-expression
*develop body awareness
*increase confidence and positive self-image
Your child will participate in activities where they will connect with all of their senses through movement in a mind- body connection yoga practice, visual and artistic freedom through art, auditory through music, smell through experiencing essential oils and taste through snacks! This workshop will be a fun and tangible experience to help your child understand themselves as the wonderful individuals that they are!
Investment for your little nugget $30.00.
*****If you are interested in a buddy pass (two children Friends/family) please message Natalie at 403-988-8902. Cost for the buddy pass is $50.00
Ages 8-12. This is a class just for your child to experience on their own, so drop them off and have 2 hours to enjoy to yourself!
**We do ask that an adult comes in with the child to sign a waiver and emergency contact information.
Graydon Skincare DIY Workshop - Sunday, July 8, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
We are hosting a very special entrepreneur, coming from Toronto, on Sunday, July 8 at 5:30 pm. She has a very strong following in Calgary and we are excited to work with Oak & Tonic to bring her out to Okotoks for this special Graydon Skincare DIY Workshop. If you have women (and men) in your life who would be interested in Plant Powered Skincare, please share. https://www.facebook.com/events/630768530613693/
Please click HERE to get your ticket. Tickets are limited!
Please visit her website to learn more information about this unique company: https://graydonskincare.ca/
Saturday, June 30, 2018 11 am - 5 pm
Kick Off to Canada Day
We are so excited to be a part of this special day on Elma Street. We'll have our activewear 15% off and a can't miss draw for a Balance Everywear gift basket (min value of $350), including: a massage from Amy Giordani RMT, a Pilates assessment & private session from Kim Barrett, owner of Okotoks Pilates, a 10 punch pass for drop in yoga classes taught by Balance Everywear owner, Shawna Stienwand and of course, a gift card from Balance Everywear.
Due to the busy-ness of Mother's Day weekend, we have postponed this special event. Watch for a reschedule!
Join the beautiful Natalie Laurin and Brittany Feihle for this Mother's Day Special Soul Limber Event taking place at the beautiful Balance Everywear located on the eclectic Elma Street in Okotoks! Following the class we will have Kombuchas and Treats to celebrate Mother's Day and send some love to all the mothers in our lives!
This Soul Limber class will consist of a yoga sequence designed to truly open up and connect with your heart space, and Sacral Chakra. This combined with the Desire Map principals will help navigate your path to your truest desires, your true self, the woman you were and still are. The beautiful feminine essence that may have gotten lost or often times forgotten if you have been given the sacred gift of being a mother.
Being a woman is a beautiful yet often times a challenging journey that never truly comes to an end. As a woman, especially as a mother you naturally focus so much of your time and energy holding space for others, giving to others and nurturing others. That’s is beautiful, however we often forget about ourselves.
When was the last moment you found time to create space to connect to your roots, ground yourself so you can find balance and harmony within your own being? When was the last time you truly took time to open up and breathe?
Healing in a space full of other women, mothers, sisters and daughters, this class will leave you feeling connected not only to your higher self but to the energy and support of women coming together as one, to support one another. And most importantly you will have given your self time to recharge, allowing yourself time for self love so you may continue on the path of being the wonderful women, mother, daughter, or sister that you are.
Early Bird Pricing until May 4th $30
Regular Pricing following May 4th $40
Buddy Pass - Bring yourself and a friend or loved one for $55
COMING IN APRIL...SIMPLIFIED TAI CHI
WITH ANDREA SIQUEIRA
We are very excited to welcome Andrea and her gift of teaching Simplified Tai Chi to Balance Everywear. She will be instructing on Thursday evenings, with this session running April 12 - May 31, 2018.
For more information and to register, please contact Andrea at 403.999.3398 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SHAMANIC DRUMMING WITH KIMBERLY GARNER
In April, we welcome Kimberly, owner of Pathways to Freedom. If you've every wondered about Shamanic Drumming, this is your opportunity to explore it. Kids' & Youth, Men's/Mixed and Women's classes available.
Pop over to Kimberly's page, listed under "Classes". Super easy, just click HERE.
For more information, please contact Kimberly at email@example.com
Love Your Tribe - Ongoing at Balance Everywear
In our busy lives, the opportunity for women to come together is often limited or neglected. We are the caregivers, the center of our family's life, the supporters in our communities and often feel an emotional gap.
Your "tribe" helps you be a better mother, friend, partner. Simply being with other women is restorative.
Connect with your tribe.
Private, small group yoga sessions are available for your tribe. Gather your tribe of 4-6 friends and schedule your exclusive sessions, taught by Balance Everywear owner, Shawna Stienwand. Punch passes are available and a minimum of four is required for each session.
For available times and rates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pssst....Several daytime sessions are still available. Recharge while your minis are in school.
REIKI MASTER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Reiki Master, Kim Barrett, brings Reiki Master certification to Balance Everywear. Please call Kim at 587.225.5550 or email: Okotokspilates@gmail.com for more information or to register.
LEARN TO MASSAGE YOUR BABY!
Amy offers a single session with parent and infant OR you can round up 4 - 6 other friends with babies and do the course. Here's the best part: covered by massage benefits and direct bill. Please contact Amy for more information and to book in.
Ongoing at Balance Everywear.
Are you looking to do something special with a loved one this year for Mother's Day? Or perhaps you are looking for a unique gift idea?
Join us and enjoy an afternoon of peaceful bonding time with YOUR amazing life bring, or create a beautiful take away with your very own intention.
When: Sunday May 6th, 2018 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Where: Balance Everywear in Okotoks. 19 Elma Street W, Okotoks
What: A lesson on intention setting, Mala building, and a mindful meditation practice.
Who: Mothers, daughters, grandmothers, nieces, wives, aunts, mothers to be, fur-mommas... all are welcome!
Cost: $60.00 per person
Please email: mountainstonejewelry@gmail
Space is limited.
Feel Good Mini Photo Shoot & Shopping Event
When: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Special Shopping: 4 - 8 pm
Photos: 5 - 7 pm
Photographer: Jen, owner of Cotton & Lace Photography
Theme: Feel Good. Come as you are. Come dressed up. Come in whatever makes you feel good.
$20 for two digital images. Pay after appointment, credit card, debit, cash or e-transfer.
$5 cash (or a little more, if you wish) donation to Rowan House. We are going to help those ladies feel good, too.
Book your photos quickly. Spots will sell out. Reserve your spot with easy online booking: CLICK HERE for the link.
Book your photos quickly. Spots will sell out.
Please email email@example.com if you want to be added to the wait list for cancellations. Please respect the photographer's time. If you cannot make your appointment, please cancel within 24 hours.
Shop featured businesses: Our beautiful neighbours on Elma Street will be bringing a special selection from their stores...right into Balance Everywear. You're welcome to come shopping even if you aren't having your photo taken.
Ella Bella Maternity Boutique - 10% off
Mint + Maple -10% off
Twenty Two Collective - 10% off
Balance Everywear - 10% off
We are looking forward to welcoming everyone to our Feel Good evening. If you have any questions, please contact Balance Everywear at 587.438.8299.
INFANT & CHILD CPR AT BALANCE EVERYWEAR Saturday, April 21
This 80 minute infant & child CPR non-certified class is perfect for expectant parents, new parents, grandparents & caregivers of little ones under 3 years old. This class gives you practical hands on infant/child CPR, airway management and choking skills. We also give every attendee a take home package loaded with great information!
Every attendee receives a $50 Gift Certificate to our amazing local photographer, $50 Hello Fresh Gift Card, 20% discount on an in home private car seat inspection/installation, AND one lucky attendee will win a great door prize! Oh, and let us not forget that class is followed by an exclusive shopping event where all attendees receive 20% off of their Ella Bella purchase!!!
Doors will open 15 mins prior to class.
To register, please visit Ella Bella's Facebook page, under INFANT & CHILD CPR event.
We are so excited to finally have our GRAND OPENING at 19 Elma Street, Okotoks.
Ella Bella's first Easter Mini photoshoot in Okotoks sold out in one day!
Follow @ellabellamaternity on Facebook or visit www.ellabella.ca to schedule your mini's photoshoot in April.
We have so many exciting thing coming in March!
Friday mornings in March for parents and babies under 1 year. Covered by most insurance.
(2) New sessions begin for Mat Pilates with Kim Barrett, owner of Okotoks Pilates. Register now for new session beginning March 1. Incredible opportunity with an incredible instructor. Small group format.
Baby Massage Course
Specifically designed for parent and babies!
Learn the benefits of providing baby massage to relax and calm your child. Help improve flexibility and ease tight muscles. Promotes bonding between parent and baby. Learn stretches and techniques to ease colic, digestion, teething and other common childhood discomforts.
Course runs every Friday morning in March, from 9 - 11 am. Each registration includes one parent and one child under the age of one. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket and oil. (Note: When choosing an oil, ask yourself, would I be okay if my child injests this?)
Certificate of Completion will be available. $160 + gst. Covered by most insurance plans. Direct billing available.
Instructor Amy Giordani, RMT. For more information, please call Amy at 403.361.3599 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
KIM BARRETT, owner of Okotoks Pilates, brings you a very special, small group, registered Pilates to Balance Everywear's Movement room. Kim teaches all levels of Mat Pilates, beginning with Essentials and advancing to Intermediate/Advanced levels. She focuses on alignment, spinal strength, core strength, muscle condition, flexibility and building overall strength in the body.
Sessions are taught as a registered course, rather than as a drop-in basis, because of the progressive nature of Pilates instruction.
For more information about her classes and to register, please call Kim at 587.225.5550 or email her at: Okotokspilates@gmail.com
NEW AT BALANCE EVERYWEAR MARCH 2018
We are so excited to welcome Tabitha Thiessen, owner of Fitness Food Freedom. Tabitha is bringing one of her most popular classes to Balance Everywear. With a small group focus, only six participants per class will experience the energy and enthusiasm of Tabitha's unique teaching style.
Strength & Core Schedule at Balance Everywear
THE SALE IS OVER! Congrats to everyone who scored a really great deal!
The next 10 online orders will receive 20% off their purchase with code: first10for20
Remember, free shipping over $150.
Ready. Set. Go.
PS - Share with your friends who live out of province. No PST!
Drop in anytime during the day for mini yoga and pilates sessions. Both Shawna and Kim will be sharing their love for their disciplines and gifting small sessions throughout the days.
Make your own PILLOW spray (which can also be used for room spray, body spray, mat spray, and anything else you want to spray.) Customize your own spray with Stefania, owner of Temper & Lace. She will help you identify what essential oils you should be using in your spray based on what you need to add into your life. Please bring $10 for the cost of the spray.
Amy Giordani is our resident RMT and she will be sharing her gift with mini massages for everyone. Whether you're looking for a new massage therapist or just want a little treat for yourself, please come by for your mini-massage.
With all the popular procedures out there that women are trying to educate themselves with prior to booking in, please come talk with Sarah Hungar, RN and representative with Glo Anti Aging Treatment Bar. This is a great way to fine tune your research regarding injectables, chemical peels, Botox, contouring, fillers, laser treatments and other enhancements. Super interesting stuff so don't miss out on this opportunity if you've been considering treatments.
Thank you to Mint + Maple for the mystery gifts you have provided for our event on Friday. We are looking forward to giving them away to four very deserving women. XOXO
So first, love yourself... See you all Friday!
Take a breath from this crazy season and take a moment just for you. Here's a few things that are going on all day.
Thank you, Monique, owner of Vocare Hair, for the gift bags to help us celebrate! If you're looking for an edgy new stylist, for both men and women, click through to Monique's website and learn more about Okotoks' newest salon.
The Karma Project is Balance Everywear's way to bring people together to support health and community. Karma class format will vary each session with a maximum of six participants per class. Classes are drop-in and paid by donation. We encourage you to bring a friend and support your community
Your donations for 2017 December Karma Project classes are in support of It Takes a Village - Okotoks
We have adopted two families and will be needing the following: diapers for girls (size 3 & 5), gift cards for Walmart & grocery stores, baby bouncer chair, books & toys for 8 month girl. We will also be accepting cash donations and able to purchase the items on your behalf.
Thank you for supporting these families in our community!
December 2017 Karma Class Schedule
Available for lease December 15, 2017
One, two or three unfurnished, large rooms (approx. 145 sq feet each) with south exposure on historic Elma Street in downtown Okotoks.
These professionally renovated and appealing spaces are ideal for small business practitioners such as counsellors, cosmetic service providers, massage therapists, acupuncturists, dietitians, holistic or other multi-disciplinary wellness therapists.
Rent includes utilities and option for shared WIFI or secure network access. Common space includes kitchen area, washrooms and waiting/reception area. Own key and security code provided for flexibility of your schedule. Reserved parking spot negotiable. Free street parking. Wheelchair accessible.
Please introduce yourself by telling us about your practice. Inquiries about this space can be emailed to: email@example.com