Dr. Jared M. McCollum, Dr.Ac., is passionate about guiding people on their path to health and wellness and helping them discover the amazing healing ability they all hold within themselves. Having graduated from the Canadian College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2004 Dr. McCollum has extensive training in Acupuncture, Oriental Diet Therapy, Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, Meditation and Taoist Psychology and Psychotherapy. Jared has spent countless hours serving the communities he has lived in over the last 20 years, offering classes in meditation, Qi Gong and programs he has developed which identify emotional blocks and help others let go of extreme emotions and stress. He is committed to improving the health of his patients as well as their community.
P.Eng., M.Eng Shamir is an international self-help speaker and business growth consultant who has delivered workshops in Canada, the United States, Europe and Mexico. He is passionate about helping others tap into their highest potential by using elegant yet straightforward approaches to shedding limiting beliefs and self- debilitating behaviours. His ability to convey complex scientific and spiritual concepts through allegories and metaphors helps his audience connect more deeply. He hosts a free weekly online group coaching program, “Your Monday Morning Espresso Shot,” where he discusses a different topic each week and practices HeartMath techniques with global participants. Find out more at igniteFromInsideOut.com/espresso
Shelley is gifted, trained and certified in multiple holistic pathways including but not limited to 500hr yoga instructor, Nidra and mindfulness guide, reiki practitioner, myofascial and cranial sacral adjustments, grief recovery specialist, end-of-life doula and Intuitive card readings.
Being drawn to universal alignment has brought Shelley the space and scope to work through her own life journey - “knowing you're not ever alone brings such a sense of peace and gives strength even during the hard parts of life journey” It is from this place that Shelley chooses to share her gifts and healings.
Writer, witch, musician, intuitive reader, yoga teacher, mother, wife,… Tanya has a tendency to follow the pulls of passionate pursuits; integrating as much of life’s learning opportunities as possible.
An appetite for life and learning, she candidly and passionately explores the facets of everyday life, events, emotions, and stories with the intention of finding the lessons and teachings buried in the normalcy of daily living.
“There’s a tremendous amount of wildly fascinating things to uncover in the seeming monotony of daily-life. It’s like playing hide-and-seek… if you’re looking hard enough at something seemingly so simple, you can unearth some truly powerful and complex beauty in places you might not expecT.
Gillian is an initiated Priestess, International Soul Coaching® Trainer, Feng Shui Master, Energy Healer, a Midwife to Wisdom and a Natural Witch. She has an innate ability to unleash one’s own soul’s magick. It is Gillian’s journey to support one in, remembering their heart song and to live a passion-filled, inspired, harmonious and joyful life. Join Gillian in remembering your magickal self.
Originally from Lithuania and with a background in the English Language & Literature, Gita has worked at Sheep River Library (Turner Valley) since February 2009. She currently holds the Assistant Manager's position, coordinates Sheep River Ramblers hiking club and facilitates Community Drumming Circles at the library. Gita took two levels of Integrative Community Circle Facilitator training with Circles of Rhythm and has been facilitating Drumming Circles since late 2016, with a few interruptions during COVID-19.
Whitney is a breathwork and embodiment teacher specializing in teaching people easily accessible techniques to reduce anxiety, connect to their bodies, and heal emotional wounds.
Dianne Doyle-Lynch is the creatrix of Blue Moon Healing & Wellness. You can often find her gathering with her Wild Women Tribe or howling under the Moonlight. She is a holder of healing space and is excited to welcome you to a Crystal Bowl & Drum sound bath meditation where you will be invited to release all that is no longer serving you & reclaim your Magic ✨
Karen Neuls is a Practitioner of Saraswati Healing™️ & The Kuan Yin Transmission™️, Karuna Reiki Master & Akashic Records Practitioner. She dearly loves to capture the essence of each divine soul, recognizing their own truth, learn to dance like the rebel they are, and to hold space in unconditional love with no judgment where each divine soul finds their own voice, their own heart and can feel the presence of Heaven & Earth within them.
The Gut Nerd Holistic Nutrition & Fitness
Anna McGarvie is the face behind The Gut Nerd Holistic Nutrition and Fitness. She is currently in school taking the Natural Nutrition Diploma Program through The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN). Anna is also a fitness instructor of 17 years and teaches online strength classes through membership subscriptions. She is passionate about helping individuals learn the importance of good digestive health. Her goal is to help individuals become more intune with their body's and learn about how their body's function. Through this knowledge it's Anna's hope that individuals and future clients feel empowered and confident to make the necessary nutrition and lifestyle changes to live their BEST life. Anna's motto: Fuel. Function. Freedom. The right fuel will allow the body to function optimally, thus giving you the freedom to reach your goals and really love your life!
Cara is a spiritual teacher, Psychic, Medium,Intuitive, Reiki Master/Teacher, Shaman and ultimately YOUR SOUL FRIEND. She is a former professional Engineer who awakened to her spirituality after the death of her dear sister in 2009. She immersed herself in everything to do with the meaning of life, healing and spirituality. The deeper she went the more of herself she found. Committed to understanding life from a wholistic point of view she explored body, mind and spirit, nutrition, outdoor fitness, reiki, shamanism, spirituality, essential oils, and more. She channeled the drive previously used for success in the engineering world to uncover wholistic ways to truly live. By 2012 she could no longer ignore the intuition and healing capability that was emerging. She boldly left her engineering career behind to "BE the change’ she wanted to see in the world, and to live HER BEST LIFE. Founding Anam Cara – Your Soul Friend in 2012, and Heart Wild Adventures in 2018, she has coached, trained and healed people of all ages. Cara truly is a friend to your soul and she will call you into your best being.
(Siri Hari Kaur) Based in Okotoks, Alberta, 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 & 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. Breathing and moving correctly greatly impacts our ability to understand and manage our emotions, behaviors, stress, trauma and depression and other health related issues.
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. An integral part of this process is to deepen self-awareness of the body and mind, and the most effective tool is the power of conscious and functional breathing. When we connect to the breath, we have a great ability to direct our intentions and improve our health.
Offering a holistic approach to healing from the inside out, 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.
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 self-healing through self-awareness. On this path, she has experienced firsthand what Yoga, Meditation and Wellness Retreats have to offer towards self-awareness. Through passion and personal growth, Lisa obtained her certifications as a Yoga and Yoga Nidra Teacher. Currently she is transitioning from a 25-year office-based career to action her vision for helping the greater community gain invaluable insights to self-awareness and healing through Wellness events.
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. She welcomes you into the Goddess Temple with open arms and an open heart. This is where transformation happens.
Tamara is the founder of Omies Yoga. She has been teaching yoga classes in Okotoks for the past few years. Her own journey on her mat began as a physical practice and evolved into a personal growth journey, learning along the way. The sacred meditative practice of yoga nidra is near to her heart, as limiting beliefs are challenged, supporting transformation. Sharing space in this practice is where her heart is called.
Melanie is a passionate mind/body/spirit educator, offering tools that harness the power of your mind to influence the natural state of your body. As a devoted student of yoga, Melanie has received many profound teachings that have been understood by the ancients, mystics and yogis for hundreds of years. While science is catching up, the world is catching on to the wonders that already exist within us. A well of wisdom is encoded in you, if you understand how to use it. A gifted intuit, she fuses all of her teachings with intelligent insight from the nonphysical.
Taylor is a partner of the Foothills Wellness Retreat. She attended Mount Royal University and obtained a diploma in Social Work studies. She naturally gravitated towards working with children and has over 10 years of Early Childhood experience. Her passions include teaching and supporting children and families and creating connections within her community! Taylor has worked one-on-one with children supporting areas of development and has planned and facilitated many child and family group programs. She truly loves facilitating programs for children and watching them learn and grow!