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Dr. Jared McCollum

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.

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Ashley Jones

Karissa is a Meditation Teacher, Yoga Instructor and Shamanic Practitioner. She encourages alignment with our most authentic self through shamanic journeying and practices. Her earthly guided meditations and shamanic circles connect us to the potential of our own power through breathwork, energy work, meditation and movement. Her work emphasizes the integration of the shamanic journey into our everyday lives through symbolism and alignment practices that cultivate positive change for a life rooted in ease and joy.

Karissa McKenna

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Amber Pavey

Amber is an experienced educator, with certifications in Reiki, Mindfulness, Youth Yoga and Yin Yoga. Amber honors her conventional training and also embraces wisdom traditions, mind-body practices, and training from alternative fields which include; Yoga, Shamanic Traditions, Crystal Healing and Reiki. Having personally benefited from both conventional and ancient wisdom to create a sense of peace and balance within her life, Amber now shares these teachings with others. As a Practitioner, Speaker, Writer, and Facilitator Amber loves to share her knowledge with others.

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Lisa Rose

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.

Tanya Lleigh

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Gillian White

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.

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Gita Grahame

Originally from Lithuania and with a background in the English Language and 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.

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Sam Kirouac

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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 AkashicRecords. 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.

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Amanda Blaire

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.

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Kristell Court is a Coach, Human Design Guide, Certified Yoga Teacher, Reiki Practitioner and Dance Instructor. Using these modalities, Kristell aims to alignothers 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. 

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Susanne Heaton

Susanne Heaton is a passionate advocate of the importance of connecting with nature for individual well-being as well as the health of our planet. This passion was born through growing up on her family farm, having a degree in Physical Education and Recreation Studies, as well as her own life-changing wake-up calls of cancer, burnout and loss. She is constantly researching and sharing the latest science-backed healing benefits of mindful nature connection.  Susanne offers monthly online Wild About Nature Challenges, Inspirational Speaking, as well as an award-winning children’s book. Susanne is Motivated by Nature.

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Emily Gladys-Toll

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.

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Stuart Tibbetts

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.

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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 oftheir 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.

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Theresa White

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.

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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.

Lisa Moroz

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Meditation Facilitator

Shawna Whitlock 

Healing and wellness transpire through connection to, not only the body, but the mind and spirit.  Shawna is trained in Hatha, Yin and Kids yoga, Meditation, Breath Work, Yoga Nidra and is currently completing Embodied Yoga and Somatic Yoga Therapy Practitioner Training. She is a Soul Coaching ® Practitioner, Terra Wyrrd Healing Practitioner, trained in Cranial Sacral and Thai Massage techniques. She is passionate about and deeply connected to earth and universal energies. Combining these modalities enables Shawna to honor individuals where they are at, explore body/emotional connections, and be a co-walker on the path to healing and wellness

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