Guest Faculty

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.

Dr. Jennifer Fraser PhD is an award-winning educator, researcher and author.  Her approach to the epidemic of bullying and abuse is to cure it with neuroscientific research that confirms centuries of knowledge about mindfulness, exercise and empathy. 

Myriam Verzat, CNVC Trainer Candidate, is a creative facilitator at ReCONNECT, an arts-based environmental educator and an experienced compassionate communication trainer.  She integrates Nonviolent Communication principles in all dimensions of her work. 

Born in Lac Saint-Jean, Quebec, Canada in 1963, Joël A. Prévost spent a few years on Vancouver Island before moving to Nova Scotia to study Community Development. He then continued his education and worked for a few years in Ottawa before returning to Western Canada in the mid-80's.

An early interest in the connection of the body and mind led Doreen to the study of yoga in her teens and then onto Tai Chi and Chinese Medicine soon after.  Inspired by the big changes that  came to her own health, both mental and physical, Doreen has been practicing and teaching  Bodymind Acupressure for over 35 y

G.V. Loewen is Canada's second social philosopher. The author of over thirty books, he is an internationally recognized scholar in aesthetics, education, ethics and religion. More recently, he has written a 10 volume fantasy adventure saga for young persons.

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

Cheryl L. McLean M.A. is a leading international publisher, researcher and practitioner in the field of the creative arts

Matthew van der Giessen is a massage therapist and educator, and has been a student of embodiment for over 35 years. He brings a passion for biological science to his workshops, using touch, breath and movement to explore the body as a partner in personal growth and transformation.

Kristina Campbell is a multimedia artist who cares deeply about life and intimate connection. She delights in using creative processes to share her playful passion for living life fully.