Health and Wellness Advocate
Kyla Morrison Morgan is a Registered Social Worker with nearly 20 years of experience in the field of human services. She was a hospital Social Worker for Island Health for 10 years. She has an excellent knowledge of the local health care system and various community service providers. Kyla is an active community member and has a deep commitment to social justice. She is also the mother of two wonderful young children. As the Health and Wellness Advocate, Kyla can help you navigate the healthcare system and connect you with the appropriate services. You can meet with Kyla by appointment or on Sundays after church service. Please call 250-388-5188, ext. 226, or email at [email protected]
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Health and Wellness Programs
For more details on Health and Wellness events, see our Events Calendar
To get involved in the community or learn about volunteer opportunities here at First Met, please see Volunteer Opportunities and Community Resources at left side of page.
Mindfulness courses and workshops are often offered in the Fall and Winter. Learning how to incorporate mindfulness into everyday life is an effective way to maintain mental and physical health, as well as cultivate a calm and peaceful mind.
We are currently unable to offer any mindfulness programs. Please see the links below if you would like to learn more on how to cultivate mindfulness into your daily life.
First Met embraces a holistic understanding of wellness that includes six dimensions: physical, spiritual, mental/emotional, intellectual, environmental and social. Promoting personal wellness and healing has been central to Christianity from the beginning.
We offer programs on topics such as healthy eating, end of life care, support groups, and health counselling.
We also support health and wellness events in the community. See Events - Vancouver Island Health Authority; Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health (University of Victoria) for more information.
- Gentle Yoga and Chair Yoga
Join us for low-cost Gentle Yoga with teacher Elaine Duke in the Chapel. Beginners are welcome and the suggested cost is$8-$10 per session. No matter what your ability you will enjoy this gentle yoga practice which improves flexibility and calms the mind. Our teacher is very knowledgeable and can help adapt poses for those with limited mobility. Gentle yoga takes place Mondays (except statutory holidays) and the first, second, third and fifth Thursday of the month from 12:30 - 1:45 pm.
Chair Yoga is held Wednesdays at 10:30 am.
See Events for more information
- Tai Chi
A group meets for Chen-style Tai Chai at First Met on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall to work on balance while also having fun! Participation is on a drop-in basis and donations are welcomed (donations go to supporting the First Met Health and Wellness Bursary Fund). For more information, please contact Edeana Malcolm at 250-412-7682
- Healing Pathways
First Met no longer offers its own Healing Pathways program but healing sessions are offered by Broad View United at the Cadboro Bay Campus, 2625 Arbutus Road. The sessions are offered Monday evenings at 7:00 pm and on the 2nd Monday of the month at 1:00 pm. Appointments can be booked by phoning Meghan at 250-477-2715.
Healing Touch with Atsumi offers sessions at First Met on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 am-3:30 pm. Treatments are 60 minutes with fees ranging from $60-80. Please bring correct change if paying by cash. For information and to book a session, email [email protected].