wellness comes from within
After a 20-year career as an international opera singer and an award-winning entrepreneur and teacher, Michelle Minke's life took a rapid shift with a spiritual awakening through the loss of her stillborn son. Quickly recalling the abilities she had as a child and only with a short time in the industry, she has done over one thousand readings and is one of the most sought-after Psychic Mediums. She now has a passion to heal people through their loss and offering another perspective on life. It is her desire that everyone knows and talks about life after life.
Originally from Lithuania and with a background in the English Language and Literature, Gita has worked at Sheep River Library (Diamond Valley) since February 2009. Gita has taken two levels of Integrative Community Circle Facilitator training with Circles of Rhythm and has been facilitating drumming circles at the library and elsewhere in the community since late 2016.
Sam is an Energy Therapist and a Joy Enthusiast. She is passionate about helping people who are seeking clarity, connection and a deeper understanding of themselves through Reiki Healing and the Akashic Records. Sam is a certified Usui, Holy Fire and Crystal Reiki Master and Teacher, an advanced Crystal Practitioner, Akashic Records Reader and holds her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. Sam is an international best selling author in the book, Heal Volume 4. After dealing with a high stress personal event, Sam developed a few health issues that couldn’t be ignored. She felt let down by traditional health services and decided to explore alternative healing modalities. This was when Sam discovered Reiki and when her healing journey began.
Tanya is a Mindset and Empowerment Coach, NLP Master Practitioner and Instructor, EFT (tapping), Hypnotherapy and Reiki Practitioner and the founder of Tanya Lleigh Coaching. She is on a mission to guide and support you in discovering and embodying your authentic voice by removing the limiting beliefs, self-sabotaging behaviours, and self-defeating habits that are keeping you feeling stuck so that you can truly live your best life.
Kristell Court is a Coach, Human Design Guide, Certified Yoga Teacher, Reiki Practitioner and Dance Instructor. Using these modalities, Kristell aims to align others with their true authenticity, embodying all sides of their being. One of Kristell’s greatest joys has been supporting individuals in their development. She has been fortunate to do so in the corporate world, in the classroom, and in the yoga and dance studio. She is a natural cheerleader, bringing joy and positivity to all she does. Kristell offers one-on-one coaching, Human Design sessions, and hosts workshops and small group classes. Additionally, Kristell holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary and is a Certified Child Development Assistant. In her downtime you will find Kristell cooking healthy meals for her loved ones, reading with her dog, spending time in nature, enjoying live music and travelling with her family…especially near the ocean.
Amanda is a Wellness/Spiritual Life Coach who focuses on turning moments of trauma and pain into transformational moments of purpose and growth. After spending years searching for fulfillment, and enduring a few "dark nights of the soul", Amanda was able to find meaning in one of her most difficult experiences to date- an abortion that left her feeling alone, judged, and ashamed. It set her on a path of spiritual healing and self improvement that she desperately needed. Through her healing she found that sharing her experiences, modalities, and insights was uplifting those around her and inspiring them to also move forward on their journey. She quickly saw that she was being called to contribute to the greater good in coaching/helping others. Professionally, Amanda has spent years in coaching roles working in management, human resources, and personal training. She brings a well rounded approach calling in both spirituality and doses of reality to help others move through their blocks towards wholeness, authenticity, and purpose.
Being a Breathwork Facilitator, Akashic Records Practitioner, Vibrational Consultant, and Reiki Master, Emily lives for the magic of creating space to witness deep transformation and Soul remembrance. She is not one to swim in the shallow end. To those who seek it, she desires to give the permission slip they need to explore their Soul’s true essence beyond human conditioning, trauma and programming.
Stuart holds the vision of raising the vibration of our planet one breath at a time. He is devoted to sharing how to fully harness the breath and awakening to endless possibilities. Breathwork has allowed Stu to overcome many life challenges and release deep lingering emotions, conditioning, and traumas that he didn't even realize were holding him back from reaching his Highest Potential.
Samantha Baldwin, founder of Goddess Temple of the Healing Arts, is a Pussy-Power Priestess whose mission is to guide women back to their sacred centers and to connect them to their birth rights of pleasure, sovereignty and joy. A homeschooling mother of 3, Sam has also been a Doula since 2004, a Yoga Teacher, Sound Healer, Tarot Reader and Holy Fire Reiki Master Teacher for almost a decade. In 2013, her healer/mentor introduced her to Crystal Alchemy singing bowls. Samantha has gone on to study the science of sound and teach people how the power of their own voices is the most powerful sound healing tool! She teaches how sound and our pelvic floors relate and that if we release trauma, we free our voices. She welcomes you into the Goddess Temple with open arms and an open heart. This is where transformation happens.
Theresa is a Kundalini Yoga Lead Teacher Trainer and Oxygen Advantage Advanced Breathing Instructor. With over 20 years of experience, she focuses on the science of breath (pranayama), functional alignment and movement, meditation, and sound therapy, including yoga-based programs for addiction recovery. Theresa offers a unique approach and style to her teachings. With a deeper understanding of the physiology of breath, functional alignment, and posture, she unifies yogic teaching with science-based evidence. Theresa’s passion has always been to assist people to initiate and trust their own capacity to self-heal and live to their full potential. Theresa has had the privilege of helping many clients of all ages and walks of life (in person or online) with conditions ranging from stress, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, ADD, depression, grief, addiction, insomnia, asthma, and physical restrictions.
Michelle Agopsowicz has a Masters in Social Work, a Bachelors in Disability Studies and is a Reiki Master. Michelle offers counselling and education opportunities from a holistic, trauma informed perspective. She aims to create wellness and balance through the integration of traditional counselling and mindfulness techniques. This approach has developed through her own journey of having an autoimmune condition, trauma, and anxiety. She offers practices and discussions that can guide us to live a more fulfilled and authentic experience with self compassion. She believes strongly that trauma is a universal human experience that affects the body, mind, and spirit. She believes that addressing our suffering leads to a journey that is beautiful, painful and ultimately reconstructs our fundamental meaning of compassion, humanity and our place in the world.
Todd is passionate about guiding people on their path to health and wellness through meditation and sound to help release physical and mental stress while embracing a holistically spiritual path. After spending several years practicing meditation as a means to balance his own life and manage personal traumas which plagued him throughout his life, he sought to learn more as a means to share this gift with others. This led him to recently completing his Meditation Instruction and Holistic Counselling Tools course, along with a Reiki Practitioner. Todd is currently embracing this gift and sharing with many others by initiating meditation clubs at work and being a leader in emotional intelligence. In addition, he is also a huge advocate of shedding the stigma on men’s mental and emotional health and is leading a Men’s Meditation and Wellness Club, The ShaMen Tribe.
Lisa is the founder and owner of the Foothills Wellness Retreat. She began her wellness journey in 2018 which led to realizing a need for healing through self-awareness. On this path, she has experienced firsthand what Yoga, Meditation and Wellness Retreats have to offer towards self-awareness and healing. Yoga Nidra was foundational for allowing stillness to be present, which was the medicine for awareness, curiosity, healing and change, to ultimately live a happier and healthier life. Through passion and personal growth, Lisa obtained her certifications as a Yoga and Yoga Nidra Teacher. Currently she teaches Rest and Restore Yoga/Nidra classes as a way to give back to others what truly helped create her own healing journey.