Guest Faculty

Jayn Steele BA (IDST), Cert HCS has a background in business and corporate technology sales. She credits participating in the Haven’s “Come Alive” program for winning her company’s “Pinnacle Award” and achieving 314% of her performance target in 2016.

Kathryn moved to Gabriola in 2006.  She has travelled extensively in Indian, Sri Lanka and Bali…all homes of Ayurveda. 

Ken Ouendag invites people to explore new ways of connecting with nature, while opening the door to the healing properties of forests and other natural environments.

Jay Wade is a facilitator who leads transformative programs with youth and adults exploring masculinity, sexuality, gender, sustainable living and nature connection. He is a Youth & Family Worker, Certified Sexual Health Educator and an Intern at the Haven.

Leah Hokanson is a vocalist, pianist, conductor, music educator, facilitator, and vocal sound healer based on Gabriola Island, BC.

Pandit Tejomaya was called to a spiritual life from early on. He holds a bachelors of arts in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota and a masters of science in Health from the University of Wisconsin.

Kristina Wray Baerg MA, Cert ConRes enjoys facilitating work that enables people to learn and grow together and to realize personal and/or organizational goals.

Josee Velsen lives on beautiful Gabriola Island, and is the creater of  La Belle Vie wellness and Bed & Breakfast which offers Ayurvedic aspects.  “Ayurveda came into my life twenty years ago while recovering from breast cancer, since then I continue to learn, practice and share the great teachings of Ayurveda.”   Ayurveda is a way of living that is over 5000 years old, known as the Science of Life.


Jim Edwards BSW, RSW, CCAC has been helping people with Addictions and Mental Health issues for over thirty-five years.  As a gifted facilitator, Jim demonstrates passion and enthusiasm for helping people change.

Judi Oakes MA, CCPA has facilitated workshops for over 35 years in the areas of family of origin, addictions, grief, and trauma.