Date: May 17 – June 21, 2022

Time Sessions: Every Tuesday night from 7:30pm to 9:00pm (6 sessions)

Language: English

Fee: $99

Location: Centre

Spaces are limited

Questions? We love to hear from you. Please contact Amy:

Registration Deadline: May 14, 2022

Each session we will be exploring one sense at a time.

A word from Joseph Wong (Director of Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre)

What does rest mean to you?



In this program you will:

  • Redefine “rest” and Sabbath
  • Learn practices to create space to ground ourselves and calm our nerves
  • Discover Christian contemplative practices to find rest in daily life and Sabbath
  • Become more aware of our emotions and bodily sensations through our senses
  • Using colours, patterns, and layouts as your storytellers through their creative expressions
  • Become more objective and reflect on your situation as a third person where you learn to be more gentle and self-compassionate to yourself.


In each session, we will be exploring one sense at a time:

  1. Introduction: What is rest, emotions, sabbath
  2. Sight: Self-awareness, emotions, and identity
  3. Touch: Connection to the creation and the divine clay activity: either finger painting / clay making
  4. Hearing: Slowing down to listen to the world song, flowing with the rhythm of life, and inner voice
  5. Smell:  Being in the present and finding grace in the darkness
  6. Taste: Practice of celebration and enjoyment of life


Sample Materials Included:

  • Colour Makers & Pencils
  • Clay
  • Candle Making Materials
  • and much more!

Instructors Bio:

Joseph Wong, M.Div.

Joseph Wong is the Director of the Tyndale Spiritual Formation Centre. He is also the Executive Director of Cascadia Living Wisdom. Joseph is a Spiritual Director and serves as a Pastor at Mosaic Baptist Church in Markham. He is passionate in bringing together theology and social justice, spirituality with culture and arts, and walking with fellow Christians to rediscover God’s presence and calling in their lives. Joseph has done missional work in China, South Africa and the First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario.

ChrisB Liu, M.Sc., RP

ChrisB is a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, and registered art psychotherapist in the UK. She earned her the Master of Science in Art Psychotherapy in Edinburgh, Scotland. ChrisB has always been fascinated by the potential of images in bringing people together, and to evoke a range of feelings and reflections. ChrisB specializes in working with the immigrant populations and Indigenous communities who are living with trauma and other mental health issues. She also worked with adult male inmates and provided spiritual art therapy groups in Toronto. Through her experience in art therapy and workshops, she witnessed God’s mercy and love as she helped people explore their spirituality through art-making.

Ching Sum Leung, M.Div.

Ching Sum is a Spiritual Director who worked in interdenominational and cross-cultural contexts in Asia, Africa, and Europe. She is passionate about social justice issues and devoted to living a life of simplicity.

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