Health and Wellness

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 Programs

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.

Mindful Self-Compassion

Wellness Programs

Broad View United 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 at Broad View United, 3703 St. Aidan's St. 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) 10:30 am. 

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 Broad View United, 3703 St. Aidan's St., on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 p.m. 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

  • Tai Chi Chih

Tai Chi Chih is a gentle form of Tai Chi which concentrates on health and balance rather that the martial aspects of Tai Chi. There are only twenty positions in this form, so it is easy to pick up. The group meets on Tuesdays at 9:30 am and sessions begin with a self-massage, a few stretches, then followed by the form. The class ends at 10:30 and is free.

If you would like more information contact Eileen Campbell:

Healing Pathways

For more information contact Eileen Campbell at