Faculty Member

Lynette Jackson

Lynette is an adult educator, spiritual spelunker, and program ‘midwife,’ with over forty years’ experience helping to breathe life into budding opportunities. Gabriola has provided a sweet home base for her family for the past two decades.

Lynette’s early years focused on scholarship, music, and immersion in both conventional and less orthodox expressions of spirituality: initiation into a mystical tradition at age 12, confirmation in the United Church at age 14, and receipt of the Governor General’s Medal for academic achievement at age 17. She studied classical piano and music theory with the Royal Conservatory of Toronto for a dozen of those years, and participated in many choirs, capped by a summer of travel and competition in international music festivals.
After completing a degree in English literature, she devoted eleven years to living and teaching at a Canadian spiritual centre, where she explored both Eastern and Western maps of consciousness with leading-edge teachers, and was formally initiated into the spiritual lineage of esteemed yogi Swami Sivananda.

Lynette’s career as a facilitator includes multiple graduate-level leadership training programs delivered in Africa and the Middle East, as well as innovative collaborations with tribal councils, federal and provincial governments, non-profit organizations, personal and professional growth centres, and post-secondary institutions. She delights in exploring the intertidal zone where science and spirituality overlap, and in applying spiritual principles to innovative contexts.

Along the way Lynette has accrued graduate courses in the disciplines of Child and Youth Care and International and Intercultural Communications, and certification as a clinical hypnotherapist. This mulligan stew of adventures over decades has served to deepen her appreciation of the silence, stillness, and space enfolding the vibratory nature of reality. Lynette feels honoured to partner in this vibrational offering with Leah, and remain curious to explore whatever wants to happen next.