I  offer a wide range of workshops for women of all ages that I facilitate regularly in Toronto and in London, Ontario.  I  post dates of upcoming workshops on my events page and on Facebook.  If you would like to organize a special event for your group, please email me SandraLaya Ruch, at


These 90 minute workshops are designed as an opportunity to explore within ourselves to find out who we really are, what we want and how to make it happen.  They are fun and fabulous.  An opportunity to learn a new skill and discover something new about oneself.  For upcoming events or for group bookings email

Contact me for more information, for private classes, group events, etc.

Personal Journal Writing 101 – Creating your very own discovery journal.



This workshop explores the basic skills of personal journaling or diary keeping.  Each participant receives a book to start writing in.  Journaling is one the most effective methods of self help and self exploration.  It is a useful tool for managing stress.  The key to successful journal writing is not just to record facts but to explore the emotions and feelings around the event.  This workshop teaches different strategies for successful journaling.

Creating a Personal Vision Book – Learning to excavate your yearnings, desires and how to find your way there. 



Important to achieving success is knowing what it is that will provide a sense of fulfillment.  Too often we rush through life without an opportunity to explore who we are and what we love and what we desire.  Creating a vision book allows us to explore our hopes and dreams in order to create a future full of joy and satisfaction.



Aromatherapy is the practice of using the natural oils extracted from flowers, bark, stems, leaves, roots or other parts of a plant to enhance psychological and physical well-being. This workshop explains how essential oils affect us both physically and emotionally.  Each participant will have an opportunity to learn about the healing properties of different oils and how to use them to our advantage in daily life.

Natural house cleaning products


Create a chemical free environment saving money and improving health.  This workshop teaches the participant how to make your own all natural house cleaning products using ingredients that are cheap and readily available.  Learn to make everything to give your home a sparkling, aromatic and safe presentation.

All natural beauty products


Learn to make bath salts and bath bombs, massage oils, personal perfumes, lip balms, facial products and more.  The session uses pure essential oils along with ingredients found in most supermarkets.   Natural products, fabulous scents and a positive effect on the mind, body and spirit.



A relaxing session of guided mediatation where each participant creates a “safe place” to go to within themselves.  It is an excellent self calming technique.  In this safe place we are able to create the world that we deserve to live in.  The participant will have an opportunity to experience a guided meditation and to learn ways to use mediation in their daily life.  This is a proven method of coping with stress.

Dream Pillows

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This workshop studies the emotional and physical healing properties of a variety of herbs.  Using the herbs, the participant makes a dream pillow to enhance the ability to sleep.

Beeswax Candlemaking

Participants learn how to make both tapered and jar candles – an inexpensive and natural way to make your home a special place and to eliminate the dangers of candles made from chemical.


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Reflexology is a popular alternative therapy. It promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and encourages overall healing.  Sandra has been a certified Reflexologist for over 20 years.  Every part of the body is reflected in our feet. Learn to understand what our feet can tell us about ourselves and how we can heal ourselves with this ancient therapy.

Healing, Emotions and Personal Dialogue


For every action there is a re-action.  Learn how both spoken and unspoken dialogue can help to  heal our bodies. This workshop teaches us to listen to our daily language and to make changes in what we are saying to others and also to ourselves.  We explore the power of positive communication and gratitude.

Manicure and Pedicure

A practical guide to a flawless manicure and pedicure.  Taking time to care for ourselves is important to understanding our own self worth.  It is a way of saying that “I am of value”.

Food Budgeting

Grocery store China town Toronto

This workshop is designed to menu plan, budget and shop.  The participant will receive a menu plan, easy recipes and an affordable grocery list  at the end of the session.

Living Life Large


This workshop discusses ideas to keep life fresh and new.  We will discuss ways to enjoy our city without spending a fortune.  Explore ideas to prevent boredom and live life to the fullest.

Wardrobe Planning


This workshop discusses ways to create an inexpensive wardrobe and will provide information on colour coordinating, fabrics, and finding the best look for each individual.  We also explore the resources available in our city to find clothing that is affordable for women with a limited income.

Healing Foods

fresh veggies

In this workshop the participant learns of specific foods that have healing properties and special recipes that are simple, delicious and promote healing within our bodies.