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Dr. Cheryl Fisher

Est ne quaeque singulis facilisis, duo modo recusabo ne. Augue mediocrem nam ei, no illud nulla recusabo est, eos discere feugiat et. Et qui quod alia iriure. Has ex enim soleat, ad quem quas reque vim, sit ignota suscipiantur ad. Id per deserunt dignissim. Ad viris aperiam eos, per te augue incorrupte accommodare, illud labitur alterum sea ei. Ex fugit numquam mentitum sit, quo tamquam malorum ea, duo ne libris patrioque. Est ferri omnes sapientem ad. Eum eius definiebas in, veritus blandit hendrerit an cum. Nam stet doming aperiri ea, ei tale postea placerat nam. Salutatus interesset cu per. Vix…

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Emily Bennett

Emily Bennett completed her Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Intensive Teacher Training with the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in 2019 and is passionate about supporting the integration of mindful living. Emily practices clinically as an Occupational Therapist in Nanaimo and throughout Vancouver Island. Emily approaches mindfulness practice with a trauma-informed lens and a focus on supporting quality of life and well-being. Emily is passionate about health promotion and quality of life, mental health and wellness, community integration, and providing holistic and evidence-based care.

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Fr. Ron Rolheiser

Ron Rolheiser was born in Macklin, Saskatchewan, in 1947, into a large family, to George and Matilda (Gartner) Rolheiser. As a young child, Ron’s father George, along with his family, and other German- Russian families, immigrated from Saratov, Russia, and settled, as homesteaders, near the Alberta border where they established a community centered around St. Donatus Church in Cactus Lake, Saskatchewan. Ron’s mother Matilda was from a family of homesteaders in a nearby area. After meeting George at a parish picnic, they married, acquired a farm, near Cactus Lake, within 4 miles of the original Rolheiser homestead. Fr. Ron frequently writes…

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Glenn Inglis

Glenn Inglis is an ordained Clergy who has served parishes in BC plus serving as a mission partner for 16 years in Malawi. There he served the Church as a Pastor, later as the Director of a Church and Society advocacy organization, and for the final 5 years as the Church’s Director of its Development Programme. Glenn has worked with Elly Bradley for many years and is trained in Ignatian spiritual practice.

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Jay Suttonbrown

For over a decade, Jay Suttonbrown has been a Yoga Teacher, Studio Owner and Yoga Teacher Trainer in beautiful British Columbia. From Vancouver to Victoria, Haida Gwaii to Nanaimo, Jay’s mission is to empower individuals to connect with their inner wisdom, share their joy, and awaken their power and light. Yoga connects us to our truth, power, and worthiness. Practice is an opportunity to reflect on how our lives work, and how it feels to rise above our habits into our true vibrant state. Yoga is the practice of waking up, coming home to ourselves, and embracing our authenticity. We offer…

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Murray Groom

Murray Groom is a graduate, former staff member, and one-time interim Director of the Pacific Jubilee Program in Spiritual Direction. He is a practiced spiritual director and regularly co-conducts extended silent retreats at Naramata Centre in the Okanagan Valley.  

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Nan Goodship

Nan is an artist, spiritual director, retreat leader, and thorough Vancouver Islander. She is interested in the adaptations and evolutions we make in our lives to find joy, understand suffering, and ponder our own hearts and minds. She considers herself a  contemplative and finds a daily connection to the natural world both a significant source of inspiration for art-making and a spiritual home. As far as academic training goes she holds a BA in Japanese and Asian studies from UBC, Waldorf teacher training, certification from the Pacific Jubilee Program for spiritual direction, and a Masters in interdisciplinary arts from Goddard…

Russel McNeil

Chair Yoga instructor

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The Rev. Mary Earle

Mary Earle is an Episcopal Priest, Author, Poet, Retreat Leader and Spiritual Director. Until her retirement, she taught classes in spirituality for the Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. Mary has authored ten books; the subjects include the spirituality of living with illness, rule of life, Celtic Christian spirituality, the Desert Mothers, and Julian of Norwich. Her latest is a book of her poetry. Mary has offered presentations and retreats in a variety of ecumenical settings, including conferences of the Academy for Spiritual Formation, Spiritual Directors International, the International Thomas Merton Society, Oblate School of Theology and hospice organizations.…