Women's Only Self Defence

Empowerment Workshops for teenage girls and boys

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Teen Warrior Workshops for Girls and Boys  |  Ages 11+

Empowerment workshops geared towards helping strengthen the warrior spirit inside our youth today, giving them a deeper sense of confidence, self-worth and self-respect.

Warriors of the Light is a Not-For-Profit organization that has been working to empower Ottawa’s youth since 2016, teaching youth the concepts of noble strength and what it means to be a "Warrior" every day. We aim to reach as many young people as possible, especially those who couldn’t access our programs by other means. our inclusive, accessible, and fun workshops aim to strengthen both the Inner and Outer Warrior spirit of each youth as they learn to set clear boundaries, manage stress in healthy ways, while learning to protect themselves from the mental, emotional and physical effects of bullying.  Through the use of mindfulness and meditation, we help youth learn key components of what it means to be "strong" through the use of compassion and kindness, thus being more understanding of the differences in those around us.   The Outer Warrior portion of our workshop teaches practical self-defense skills while reinforcing their warrior-like energies through the safe and controlled use of practice Viking inspired swords and shields. We have had much success offering our workshops to a variety of schools and programs around Ottawa, and seek to increase the accessibility of what we do, in order to help more people.

Workshops include (but are not limited to);
* mindfulness tips and tools on managing negative emotions, setting clear boundaries, while being confident and assertive mentally, emotionally, and physically
* meditations to help process fears and anxieties, and promote healthy self-esteem
* "real-life" self-defence skills to protect youth against grooming predators and stranger dangers
* (safe) sword and shield training to further connect them with the warrior-like energies needed to feel fiercer and walk more confidently throughout life

Accommodations are available to help make these workshops accessible for all teenage warriors.


 Teen Warrior Workshops are great for:

* High Schools

* Secondary Schools

* Girl Guides

* Scouts

* Pathfinders

* Youth Groups

* and more...

 * Warriors of the Light strives to create an environment that is inclusive, safe and welcoming to everyone. Our vision is to give all Canadians the opportunity to live a safe and empowered life. We have a zero tolerance approach to abusive and aggressive behaviour.

Beth Sturdevant

Beth Sturdevant

Empowerment / Mindfullness / Self-Defence Faciliitator


WOTL Founder Beth Sturdevant found her Warrior spirit by facing various hardships and learning to tap into the power and courage she held inside her heart and soul.  Beth has been working with youth as an educator for over a decade, both as a music teacher and fitness educator, and as an empowerment and self-defence facilitator.

Like many people, Beth's adolescence was wrought with various difficulties - struggles with bulemia/anorexia, managing disagnosed learning disabilities and ADHD, bullying and physical assault, and difficulties finding her own (healthy) idenity as an impressionable teenage girl. Yet through it all—even the darkest of times—her inner warrior kept her fighting for the best parts of herself and gave her strength to keep moving beyond everything that tried to steer her off course.

​It was this inner Warrior Spirit that led Beth to pursue her soul’s passion and purpose in helping others embrace and enhance their warrior spirits, through teaching, empowerment/mindfulness coaching, and in founding Warriors of the Light.

Credentials and Experience:

  • Strong Orange Violence Prevention Facilitator 2019

  • Sword and Shield, Teacher & Training (2016-2018)

  • Teaching Assistant, AngelFire Healing Training Program, The 8th Fire School of Shamanism (2018-2020)

  • Professional 2-year Shamanism Training Program, The 8th Fire School of Shamanism (2017-2019)

  • 2-year Angelfire Healing Training Program, The 8th Fire School of Shamanism (2015-2017)

  • Reiki Practitioner, Master Certification

  • Bachelor of Education, Cum Laude, University of Ottawa (2010)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (2003-2018)​

Warriors of the Light  offers programming designed to connect men, women and children with their inner-warrior spirit, establishing true authentic power, confidence and purpose from the inside-out. 

Street : 9 Capella Court, Nepean

Email : warriors@warriorsofthelight.ca

Phone : +613.851-3524

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