Noelle Bovon is hoping to outfit newcomers with tools to thrive in new situations.
The life coach, who owns Balu Yoga & Wellness will be offering a free talk on Nov. 27 as part of Welcome Week events.
The talk, called Thriving in New Experiences is designed to help those who are new to town feel more comfortable.
“So many people move to new communities and aren’t quite sure how to integrate,” says Bovon.
“It’s even harder as an introvert and so my intention is to give tools to help people ease themselves into a community.”
Bovon moved to Revelstoke more than 10 years ago and notices a shift in people’s attitudes towards newcomers after the ski hill was built.
“I think that being inclusive will grow a stronger community and that’s really important,” says Bovon. “If we get super divisive, then we lose any essence of a community.”
Bovon says she’s been involved with Welcome Week activities since their start, but this is the first year she’s offered a talk using her life coach experience for the City-sponsored event.
With the grey November weather welcoming many to town, Bovon says the climate can have an affect on people too.
“If you’re not used to this climate, it can feel pretty dreary and so if you’re not getting out there and meeting people and feeling more isolated, it can feel lonely,” she says. “We want to find ways for people to thrive.”
Her talk is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. at Balu Yoga Studio.
Part of her talk will cover how people can make meaningful connections in a “sober fashion”.
She says there are lots of different communities within the community that people can tap into based on their interests.
There are lots of fitness groups, volunteer opportunities and free events in Revelstoke.
“The free events help people connect and that’s really fantastic,” she says.
Bovon hopes people feel supported after her talk.
“And have some tools that they can put into their day to day life,” she says.
Balu Yoga is also offering a free yoga class for skiers and boarders on Nov. 29 from 4 to 5:15 p.m.
The full schedule of Welcome Week events can be seen at www.revelstokereview.com.