SandraLaya Ruch offers a wide range of workshops that appeal to everyone. They are great for night out for a group of friends or colleagues or an employee appreciation event. These workshops have been very popular with agencies that work with those who are rebuilding their lives after personal crisis.

  She  posts dates of upcoming workshops on her events page and on Facebook.  If you would like to organize a special event for your group, please email SandraLaya at

Here’s what people are saying:

AILENE WITTSTEIN- Sandra was able to build trust and she was empowering for many of our families. Ailene Wittstein, Executive Director, Merrymount,Family Support and Crisis Centre

LAURA SPEROSandra ran a series of workshops from reflexology to aromatherapy for the women of our community. She has such a warm positive aura about her and the women immediately took to her and her teachings. Her knowledge about holistic healing through natural remedy was embraced by many members of the community and she has become a valuable resource for future programming.Laura Spero
Education Counsellor, Oneida Community

STEPHANIE WATTSandra led an inspiring group at a non-profit organization, which involved creating vision books. Sandra was able to engage all of the participants in a friendly and empathic manner. Creating the vision books proved to be a very motivating exercise for the participants – Sandra was an excellent facilitator. Thank you!

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.

Today I feel like…………..

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. 

My day feels worthwhile when I…………

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.

Creating a Ritual

Creating a Ritual

In this workshop we will look at the reasons for creating a ritual and how to have a meaningful experience. We will consider the intentions for this practice and craft the right one for you. Do you need to let something go? Do you need to call something to you? Do you have a deity or ancestor to connect with? Is there a date or time you need to remember?



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

Cheap, Easy, Healthy and Chemical Free

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

Homemade 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.


Relax Mind, Body and Soul

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

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.


Reflexology promotes relaxation

Reflexology is a popular alternative therapy. It promotes relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and encourages overall healing.  SandraLaya 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

I love me

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

Take time to care for yourself

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

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.  Explore ideas to prevent boredom and live life to the fullest. #livingmybestlife #livinglifemyway #anythingispossible

Wardrobe Planning

4 genuine cashmere sweaters for $53 total. I love thrift shopping.

Looking great and fashionable doesn’t have to cost a fortune. 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

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. Take home a recipe for a healing broth and so much more.