Location: Inner Studio at Healthy Village Wellness Center

Feel Lighter Physically, Mentally & Emotionally.
*Pre-registration required.
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Your 3-Month Nutrition/Lifestyle/Support Program to help you feel Lighter Physically, Mentally & Emotionally.

This Program Includes

  • Four Private Appointments with a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor:

    • Initial Appointment -1 hour  

    • Three 1-hour Office Follow-up Appointments including a Physical Exam with 2 Basic Fitness Tests (One in the beginning of the program and at the end.)

  • Weekly Menu Plans/Recipes/Grocery Lists 

  • Six Small Group sessions (6-8 people to a group) every 2 Weeks (1.0 hr. sessions) for Education, Inspiration, Support, Problem Solving, Accountability, Weigh-in, Friendship and to Celebrate Your Success.

  • Private Facebook group.

  • Weekly Online Support: Videos/Lessons/ Exercises /Fun Mental-Emotional Worksheets.


Support Material


Throughout the program, in each group session, you will be given links to support material for you to review between group sessions. For example, this may be a recorded mini lecture on glycemic index, portion control, stress management, exercise or helpful information on Emotional Eating. The support material will be added by us for you as we determine what would be most helpful for you and your group. You are welcome to make suggestions as to what you would like extra support with. Private Face Book Group: It’s fun to make new friends. Stay connected through your program private face book group. This is also a great way to connect with exercise buddies.



Deadline to register is Friday, June 7, 2019.


Group Sessions Start in July. If you are on holidays during one of your group sessions you will still be sent all the information you need.


Groups Session Times: Tuesdays and Wed mornings (10:00 am to 11:00 am), afternoons  (1:00 pm to 2:00 pm) or evenings (6:30 pm to 7:30 pm) every other week for 3 months.

To pre-book call Healthy Village Wellness Center (780 832-4012) or email us at

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How it Works


Step 1: Pre-Book

Call Healthy Village Wellness Center (780 832-4012) or email us ( and pre-book into The Lighten Up Program

​At this point we will send you a Medical Intake Form and book you for your Initial Appointment. Initial Appointment: a licensed Naturopathic Doctor will go over your Comprehensive Medical History to make sure this program is appropriate for you (medically and with your health optimization goals.) Time: This appointment typically takes an hour. At this appointment you may be given a Release of Records Form so we can obtain copies of previous lab tests that your MD may have done on you (or we may recommend that you update certain lab tests if appropriate to assess your current health or an existing medical condition.) Once your medical history, medication history and any current or past lab reports are reviewed, your Naturopathic Doctor will approve or not approve you for this program and make appropriate recommendations for you if you are not approved.


Step 2: Physical Exam / Fitness Test

If you are approved for this program, you will be booked for your screening physical exam and basic fitness test. In this appointment we will take your blood pressure, weight, height, listen to your heart and lungs and do some basic fitness, flexibility tests and make note of your hip-to-waist measurements. This appointment takes about an hour and you need to bring a tee shirt and workout shorts/yoga pants to wear for the basic fitness test. At this point you will be given a diet diary and booked into your group sessions that best match your schedule and starting fitness/weight point.

Step 3: Group Sessions

Come to your group sessions every other week at the time you are booked into. This way you will stay with the same group.


Group Session Options: Tuesdays and Wed mornings (10:00 am to 11:00 am), afternoons  (1:00 pm to 2:00 pm) or evenings (6:30 pm to 7:30 pm) every other week for 3 months.


In these sessions you will start by weighing in and handing in your Diet Diary including notes (if you haven’t already sent it the night before to the Naturopathic Doctor in charge of your group.)


Then we will quickly go around the group and check in with how everyone has done in the past two weeks, acknowledge positive progress, problem solve any challenges or issues encountered and answer questions. Next you will be given the menu plans, recipes and shopping lists for the next two weeks, general instructions and links to the support material you will be reviewing online between group sessions.  


You will connect with your group friends and review your exercise plans for the next two weeks and possibly make some exercise plans with some of your new friends in your group. (example an hour get-together 2 to 3 times per week for a walk). Your Naturopathic Doctor will be making exercise recommendations for you in your private appointments.

Step 4: Private Appointments

Throughout the program you will be booked for three private Office Follow-Up Appointments with your Naturopathic Doctor to discuss/revise your personal plan and your progress as well as reassess your fitness, weight and overall Well Being. These appointments are dispersed 1 each month and we schedule your fourth appointment before your last group session so we can celebrate successes and acknowledge personal progress that you may wish to share as a group graduation so to speak. In your fourth Private Office Follow Up, a general maintenance plan will be given to you with appropriate recommendations.

Cost Information

The cost for the Lighten Up Program is $500.00.  For many of you, this fee may be covered by your Extended Health Care for Naturopathic Services. We will be distributing the cost over the four private appointments you have in this program. This way, if you have Extended Health Benefits that include Naturopathic Medicine Coverage, we can direct bill at each of your Private appointments. Here is how we have broken down the program cost: Initial Appointment $200.00, Three Office Follow-up Appointments are 100.00 each. Group Sessions & Online Support are all included in this price. Please check your Extended Health Care to confirm your coverage before booking. No GST.