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July 2022
We are happy to present our summer 2022 schedule. We have our annual summer series, workshops, courses and our Open House. It is a fairly comprehensive assortment of subjects which we hope will grab your attention and we will see you at Transformational Arts College this summer.
Enjoy your summer, be well and hope you can include us in your schedule!
Staff and Faculty at TAC.

To make Life easier, here is a Date Listing of this Summer’s Events

Wed. July 6 - Ethics & Vision - TONIGHT

Wed. July 6 – Introduction to Animal Totems with Linda Kuschnir RP -TONIGHT

Sat. July 9- Reiki II Certificate


Tues. July 12 – Total Self-01 − MEDITATION & CHAKRAS

Tues. July 12 - Swedish Massage Basics

Wed. July 13 - Finding Meaning and Purpose in a World of Chaos with Angela MacDonald

Thurs. July 14 – Total Self-04 − EMOTIONAL HEALING

Sat. July 16 – Finding the Possible in What Seems Impossible! With Angela MacDonald

Sat. July 16 - Basic Counselling Skills - Day 1

Wed. July 20 – Why are all these voices in my head? - Gord Riddell RP

Sat. July 23 – Discovering your Roots through the Genogram – Day 1
with Gord Riddell RP

Wed. August 3 - Turning Fear into Hope – with Maria Galle RP

Sat.August 6 - Aromatherapy Product Making – Pat Rigby

Sun. August 7 - Crystal Energy Work – Day 1

Wed. August 10 – Introduction to Abundance-Manifesting Magic with Pauline O’Hanlon

Wed. August 10 – Animal Totems In-Depth - Linda Kuschnir RP

Sat. August 13- Basic Counselling Skills-Day2

Sun.August 14 - Basic Counselling Skills - Day 3

Wed. August 17 - THE WAY OF THE EMPATH: Allowing Your Heightened Senses to Reveal Your Path with Sabastian Glass

Sat. August 20 & Sun. 21 – FORGIVENESS and the Healing of Memories with Sabastian Glass 

Sat. August 27 - Discovering your roots through the Genogram – Day 2 With Gord Riddell

Sun. August 28 - Crystal Energy Work – Day 2


Summer Speaker Series 
Wednesdays 7 PM to 9:45 PM 
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 as well as experience the subject matter. 
Fee: $40 for each Summer Series Evening (includes HST)

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 messenger, healer and protector.
Register Here


July 13 - Finding Meaning and Purpose in a World of Chaos - Angela MacDonald
You will learn how to be your own advocate, listen to your intuition, and not get consumed by the chaos that is happening in this world today. It is about finding light in what may seem like dark times and standing in your own power by clearing out the inner chaos. You will experience an opportunity to design your own destiny and bring out the best in you! It’s time to take back your power and own it which will help you to find meaning and purpose I these crazy times of transformation.
Register Here

July 20 – Why are all these voices in my head? - Gord Riddell RP 
Most people have voices in our head which carry on conversations with us. For some the voice is highly critical and can interfere or out right stop us from doing things. Then there can be the dreaded trio comprised of our Critic, Rebel, and Saboteur usually all three invites our inner Addict to appear.  Tonight is a mini-workshop to help in identifying whose voice is present, what is their role and negotiating a silencing inside our head. Through self-compassion we can see the ego and its turmoil, and the quiet voice of our intuition often overridden by the other loud voices. If you are ready to turn down the volume, and experience self-compassion then you need to be in this evening’s activities. Register Here


July 27 –   SUMMER BREAK 

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. Register Here

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! Register Here


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. Register Here


Summer Workshops
Saturday and/or Sunday

July 16 – Finding the Possible in What Seems Impossible  - Angela MacDonald 
Author, Angela MacDonald is presenting a 1-day workshop based on her self-help book – Absolutely I'm Possible! Lessons Learned from Defying the Odds. Angela will share valuable treasures that will awaken you to identifying the possible in what seems impossible. You will learn the power of positivity through the body, mind, and spirit and how to be your own advocate. You will be guided through exercises that will help you to break through any resistance to change, make vows to yourself (because that’s the one person you are with for your whole life), clear out the negative energies around you, and awaken to what is possible! It’s time to turn the impossible into I’m possible! to really live a life you call your own! 
Length – One Day  (Saturday only)  
Time: 10 – 4 PM      
Fee: $245. Includes HST
Register Here


July 23 – Discovering your Roots through the Genogram - Gord Riddell RP
Day 1
A genogram is a picture of a person's family relationships and history. It goes beyond a traditional family tree allowing the creators to visualize patterns and psychological factors that affect relationships. A genogram is a much more in-depth picture of our family of origin. We can look to see patterns that can be affecting us today, it can also answer questions whose answer seemed so elusive. We can track emigration, education, marriages, births, genders, deaths, diseases patterns, and family rifts. When we stand back we can see that we are not alone in this journey but come from a group whose traits and patterns explain where we came from and how we got here.  
This is a 2-day workshop. Day 1 is held July 23rd and will introduce you to genograms and how we construct them. Part of the day will be spent laying down the parts of your family and the many relationships that exist in your familial group.  Then over the next month you will get as much information as is possible and enter it into your genogram.      Day 2 will be held August 27th
Length – Two Day  (Sat. July 23 & Sat. Aug 27)    
Time: 10 – 5 PM
Fee: $450 includes HST
Register Here

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
Register Here


August 10 –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  (Saturday only)  
Time: 10 – 4 PM  
Fee: $245. Includes HST
Register Here

August 20 & 21– FORGIVENESS and the Healing of Memories - Sabastian Glass 
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
Register Here

August 27 - Discovering your roots through the Genogram - Gord Riddell 
Day 2
On Day 2, after spending the last month in preparing your genogram, you will be asked to bring all your work to the workshop. will have a chance to answer any last-minute questions and have the instructor have a look at them to make sure it is set up in accordance to the rules of the genogram. Then you will be asked to present your genogram and you will have the chance to process any troubling areas as well as share with the participants what you have discovered about your family and what you may have discovered about yourself. 
NOTE: Confidentiality is an important part of creating a safe space to do this kind of work. It is expected of participants and instructors. 
Although you have done this workshop to perhaps access answers to your own questions, you are creating a family heirloom that future members of your family will be able to look at and see who their ancestors are!
Length – Two Day  (Sat. July 23 and Sat. Aug.  27th )  
Time: 10 – 5 PM  
Fee: $450 includes HST
Register Here


Ways to Register

To Register please contact :

Linda Kuschnir at 416-484-0454 ext 23    
Maria Galle at 416-484-0454        ext 25
Talk to us about payment options.
Or     TOLL-FREE – 1 – 888 – 822-7335


Transformational Arts College
Discovering the 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
Note: This Course – July Total Self #1 will be offered on-line via Zoom. 

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

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



                                                                  Register Here


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  Register Here

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.  Register Here

Transformational Arts College

Reiki II Certificate | 16 Hours
Saturday, JULY 9, 2022                 
9:30 am to 5:00 pm                 

The Reiki Usui method of natural healing facilitates hands-on healing that promotes physical, emotional, mental and spiritual balance in a non-invasive and nurturing way. It can be used as a tool for healing, transformation and illumination. Reiki is used to treat chronic and acute physical symptoms and emotional and mental distress. If you have been practicing Reiki and feel you want more, then Reiki II is the next step.

Second Degree Reiki integrates further attunements to allow the practitioner to participate in absentee healing and to deal with mental and emotional healing. Through these energy transmissions your own energy is refined and your ability to channel energy is heightened.

The Reiki II course content includes a method of sending distance healing as well as a method of mental and emotional relaxation for yourself or a client. You will be initiated into the second degree and more of the symbols, language and ethics of Reiki will be explained.

Course Code: HSC-REI2
Pre-Requisite: Reiki I and ongoing practice
Instructor: Sabastian Glass, Reiki Master
Fee: $265+HST if taken as part of the program, 350 + HST if taken as a single course. ($125 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space) Register Here

Sunday, JULY 17, 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.   Register Here

Crystal Energy Work | 15 Hours 
Sunday, August 7, 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; 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.  Register Here 



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, 2022at 7 pm to 9 pm
Meets June 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28  Aug. 4, resume Aug. 25,Sept 1, 8, 15
Fee: $600 + HST per 10-week cycle.  Talk to us about payment options.
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.

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  
 or     Maria Galle at 416-484-0454        ext 25
Talk to us about payment options.

Note: A short chat with Gord Riddell is required before registering for this class.

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.


Time to take control of your future?
A future that includes your Health, Career, Income, and Helping Others? It is all within your grasp!

Program Description:

The Holistic Health Practitioner Training Program is a 910-hour professional training program in holistic healthcare and energetic studies. Created in 1994, it was the first complementary and alternative healthcare program developed in Canada and continues to be the most comprehensive and inclusive program in the country.

The program offers a variety of courses in both Holistic and Energetic Studies: Aromatherapy, Herbal Studies, Homeopathy, Chakra Studies, Reiki, Reflexology, Colour Therapy, Sound Therapy and Medical Intuition to name a few.

Contact -
Maria Galle - 416-484-0454 ext. 25 mail
Linda Kuschnir – 416-484-0454 ext 23 mail

Website Link to see program objectives with the career opportunities
View more here and to Register 


As class sizes may be restricted, registration now will ensure you won't be disappointed.


Next Start date: September

A Part-Time 36 Hour Certificate Program.
An in demand course for an in-demand profession.

Check it out here:


A Full-Time Studies Diploma Program in a very in-demand profession. Full Time Starts: September 12, 2022

On-Going Registration for Part-Time Programs Check it out here via this link:


Starts Dates: We are ready when you are. Multiple entry dates

Certificate programs available:
Energy Work, Body Work, Natural Remedies, Reiki Master


Starts: September 14, 2022

It is never too early to apply for this dynamic program

A Part-Time One Year Diploma Program
Check it out here

More info on the website, schedules are posted, and registration can begin on-line or Call Linda Kuschnir at 416-484-0454 ext. 23 or Maria Galle at 416-484-0454 ext. 25 or 1-888-822-7335 Toll-Free


Friday July 22, 2022
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM 

      The secret to growth is helping others grow

Imagine having a satisfying and a more soulful career, where you have the privilege of accompanying people on a path of spiritual growth, transformation, and self-worth.
Helping people overcome their challenges and improving the quality of their lives is enormously rewarding – and one of the best reasons for embarking on a career in Spiritual Director, or Coaching at Transformational Arts.


“We rise by lifting others”

-Robert Ingersoll

Join us for the Spiritual Director, Coaching Programs and the Mindful Living/ Conscious Dying Certificate Course Open House

The Open House includes not only an overview of the programs but also an opportunity to meet some faculty members who are presenting short lectures so you can sample the programs as well as participate in some simple demos or exercises that reflect the training.

Lecturers include:
Maria Galle :
Fear, Spiritual Wounding and Passions
Linda Kuschnir: Opening to Divine Guidance

Alexia Georgousis: Shares her experiences as a student in End of Life Care Certificate Program and Spiritual Director.
This is a FREE Event 

3300 Yonge Street Suite 301 Toronto, ON. M4N 2L6
Contact Us
Linda Kuschnir at 416-484-0454 ext. 23
Maria Galle at 416-484-0454 ext. 25
1-888-822-7335 Toll-Free





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