This Years Facilitators
Colleen is the founder and creatrix of WILD WELLNESS and SHE IS WILD FEST, a women’s festival held in both BC and Alberta. SHE IS WILD FEST was created so that womxn have a place to re-connect with ceremony and sacred play, to build their tribe of sisters and to re-member their wild essence through the expansive workshops.
Colleen holds monthly wild woman gatherings in BC as well as weekend retreats throughout the year in various locations around the province. She is a lifelong student of the shamanic arts and will be holding her first MEDICINE WHEEL in 2023. She has trained with Christine Selda of the Shamanic Yoga Institute in Squamish, the FSS and has studied nordic shamanism, with the intention to honour and connect with her ancestors and blood lineage. Her guides and her council are her main teachers, working with them daily to build their relationship.
Her work’s intention is to wake the wild within and break open the cages that keep so many confined. She stands for liberation and freedom from societal pressures, guiding those who come to her workshops and events back home to themselves. Her medicine is to help you remember who you are and to know that it is enough.
Colleen is most at home in the wildest of places, with only nature surrounding her. Her most empowering moment was running her first ultra-marathon, which took her on a 125km trail run through the northern Alberta mountains.
She is a mother to two wild hearts and a wild rescue dog. She is a partner to a loving and supportive heart-centred man.
Shae is a Kinesiologist, Ceremonialist and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, with over 500 additional hours of continuing education.
She uses techniques from earth medicine practices, somatic healing and rewilding principles for an awakening into the divine.
Shae specializes her teachings in the transformative Yoga of Kundalini: An awakening practice that strengthens the body, regulates emotions, controls the mind and enlivens you.
“In my teachings, I guide you on an explorative journey through the layers and identities that you’ve cultivated. We travel into the subconscious realms through movement and breath, healing the perpetuating habits and behaviours that leave you stagnant and unfulfilled in your life. This process unravels the untruths that have pulled you away from your natural blueprint of lightness on your path to liberation.
You gain tangible tools to navigate and use the personal medicine deep within you to awaken yourself to your highest potential.” -Shae
Shoneena Lee Loss
I, Shoneena Lee Loss of Cree descent and owner of Body Mind Soul Holistics am a First Nations Healer. A “Modern” Certified Holistic Practitioner and Indigenous Doula I am so blessed to call my home, home “off the Grid” in the pristine Nahatlatch Valley where living with Nature and the Medicines of the land is a way of life.
My two boys Cedar and River and I, live a sustainable lifestyle.
I humbly gather medicines “in a good way” and utilize what Creator offers in all my Medicines and Products. Most Products that are Hand made by me will take up to 6 months to a Year to Produce. All ingredients are %100 Natural and Free from any harmful Chemicals and Preservatives. I have the honour of offering Workshops and Retreats as well as Offering my services through my private Practice at my Clinic in Boston Bar BC
Jada Fire was born and raised in New York. After two decades of world travel, she followed an intuitive calling to awaken her inner healer through a multicultural blend of native ways. She has been leading a diverse union of embodied movement and yoga practices for over 20 years. An artist, herbalist and sacred dancer, Jada is a fire artist ~ as she finds the healing element fire a spirit ally to co-infuse all the work she creates. Her greatest strengths are in performing arts, creative direction, teaching, healing and inspiring community connectivity.
Jada has travelled the globe studying indigenous people, culture and expressive art forms, shamanic healing modalities and also the art of circus. She has performed in Las Vegas with various productions including specialty events with Cirque du Soleil.
Jada is a certified expressive art educator with a degree from New York State + Queensland Australia. She is well versed and passionate in art and yoga/dance medicine therapies, anthroposophical study, sustainable wildcrafting, plant spirit healing and the wild woman archetype. Jada is the author of “Relinquish the Armor, 14 Ways to Illuminate Your Inner Fire” and the illustration artist and co-creator of the Ancient Animal Wisdom, Oracle Deck. Jada is also the creative director and founder of Wolf Kin, a locally cultivated performance art troupe in the North Okanagan.
Jada lives off-grid in Mabel Lake Valley, BC with her vibrant family who all share a strong desire to foster creative and healthy community connections from the heart of the forest. Barefoot Sanctuary is her home lair where all the embodiment medicine she has to offer thrives. Jada Fire~ Heal + Inspire.
Keli is no stranger to mind, body and spirit awareness, having been introduced to transcendent meditation at 6 years old. She has also raised three children with meditation, mindfulness and ceremony. Keli is a trauma-informed Chopra Certiﬁed Transcendent Meditation Teacher (PSM®), Breathwork Facilitator and Mentor, Conscious Healing Coach, and founder of “The Other Side of Average – Therapy for the Soul“
Keli’s goal is to help conscious women and families learn and master the 3 most essential tools that help align you with your soul’s purpose — and the truest expression of yourself — all whilst healing and transcending past resentments and stories that have kept you stuck and in pain. It is then that you experience the miracles and fulﬁllment of life in every moment.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:
“The workshop was transformational! I felt safe, seen and supported in a loving, gentle environment. Being held and witnessed in this nonjudgmental, safe space allowed me to take a deeper dive into my healing journey, into myself to gain greater understanding awareness.”
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Rochelle McFarlane is the founder of ESP Wellness Learning Centre, the space where families learn about Engaged Sacred Play.
She’s an energetic medicine woman, certified International Kinesiology College Instructor, bio-energetic practitioner, an international best selling author and a sought after wellness speaker. For the last 25 years she has formulated a system that helps activate your innate healing ability so that you can live holistically happy. She’s a passionate playful mother of 4 homeschooled children and a wife of 18 years
For the last 25 years, she has formulated a system that helps activate your innate healing ability so that you can live holistically happy. She’s a passionate playful mother of four homeschooled children and a wife of eighteen years who loves to make drums & sacred medicine tools.
You will often find her collecting sticks, vines, roots and flowers for nature art, drum mallets, and dream catchers or drumming at the water’s edge honouring the moon & Mother Gaia.
Hi! I’m Kessa! My journey has taken me on a lifetime of movement. This was my road to the healing of chronic back pain and residual physical memories of traumas with addiction and the shame that followed. This led to an incredibly intimate connection with the body and an exploration of healing through movement. With over 30 years of experience leading dance, yoga, movement and coaching, I’m excited to share this transformative workshop that will leave you feeling more connected to the feedback your body provides and how to move energy in a self-guided exploration of therapeutic movement birthed from your innate wisdom.
With a gently guided framework exploring natural movement from within, you will develop a felt sense of what you’re feeling, where you feel it and what kind of movement is therapeutic for you.
Kessa brings with her a lifetime of:
- -RAD Ballet and teaching, jazz, tap. MAINdance Private Dance Conservatory of Contemporary Dance, Continuum Movement Studies.
- – RYT 200 Vinyasa, Therapeutics of Vinyasa, Vimana Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Yin Yoga, P-RYT prenatal Yoga, Basic Mat Pilates.
- – Surf instructor, deep water ocean rescue
- – Student of Applied Counselling and Psychotherapy (graduate Nov 2022)
- – Crisis Intervention (2021)
“Nature is not the opposite of nurture; in fact, they are inseparable and interact interdependently”
Marissa Young was born + raised in the prairies with skies of blue and fields of gold.
She has lived many lifetimes and has landed in this body to help serve her community + the beautiful people she meets along the way.
She have worked in the wellness industry for many moons. Studying, learning and educating herself with different medicines to heal the body, mind + spirit. Her current offerings are tarot, reiki, environmental space cleansings + sacred gatherings.
All of her work is based on both education + her own personal practice over the past 11+ years. She incorporates working with spirit, or mediumship, into all of her offerings. This is her greatest gift.
Spending most of her days within the majestic mountains and river beds, Anita practices solitude within the grasp of Earth’s people that softly whisper sweet nothings into her ears. A lover of life, health and happiness, Anita spends many days a week practicing ancient movements of the physical; creating body, mind and soul connection through the art of Yoga. She completed her 200 hour Yoga teacher training at Yoga in Vancouver in 2012 and has been teaching yoga passionately ever since. In 2014, she completed her first Medicine Wheel with the Shamanic Yoga Institute; where she created her shaman’s altar (mesa) from the ancient practices of the Q’ero people in Peru. Anita has been an assistant in Shamanic Yoga teacher trainings and Medicine Wheel every year since then. She has completed her White Stone Mastery in 2015 and Black Stone Mastery of Shamanism in 2017. Keeping her heart within the mystery schools, she offers her teachings and practices through the art of yoga, mountain shamanism and energy healing from the Raising Spirits for Humanity School of Light along with her Reiki Level 11.
Her ancestral bloodline of the Cree Dene Nations in Northern Alberta offers her the sweet nectar of life and prophecies that are offered by her Elders and family. Since 2015 she has become the organizer for the International Indigenous Leadership Gathering which brings in speakers and teachings from the Indigenous people from all corners of the Earth; where they speak of 20,000-year-old prophecies. This gathering offers ceremony for all people to witness and partake every June. She also shares and holds space for other ceremonies such as the Lakota Sundance and sweat lodges throughout BC.
Anita attains a diploma in Ch’nook Business and the Destination Resort Management program; whilst almost completing her business degree at Capilano University she left to work on health and well-being by going through an intensive teacher training in Yoga. Since then she has managed a Yoga studio, restaurants and freelanced as a business consultant and marketing designer. Her passions include art, sewing, beading, multimedia and constructing native tools for ceremony.
As a lover of life, she believes that through many lifetimes we attain goodness in all things. “Why not practice many things to find true passion for all things in life”. You can find her teaching yoga, in workshops, hiking the mountains, swimming in glacier waters and singing her heart out anywhere on the West Coast of Canada.
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Nikkicole’s work includes Kundalini Yoga, Tantra, Bellyfit and Puppet Animation Art Therapy. She is inspired by the science of positive psychology, superfoods and holistic wellness practices. Movewithnikki has been running powerful workshops, classes and experiences for over 10 years. She uses tools of creativity, Art, music, dance, mudras, and visualizations. At She Is Wild Fest Nikkicole will be offering a signature 60 minute experience called TKBF Yoga, “The Sacred n Sovereign”. Stands for Tantra Kundalini Bellyfit Flow Yoga. This will be a powerful experience where we connect to our Gut, Heart and head Brain to activate the Vegas nerve/kundalini and experience our blissful value of our unique medicine and how to boldly shine out. Come in your comfy dance/yoga gear, bring your mat, water and a journal with a blanket to cover over you when we take a short savasana & integrate this amazing magik into our daily lives.
Micaela is a passionate spirit woman with a lust for life, freedom and authentic joy. She was introduced to the wellness world in 2014 through her yoga training, and since then has been exploring how we can become more connected to our humanness – starting with a foundation of loving, caring for, listening to and celebrating our bodies. She is especially committed to reclaiming and honouring the feminine through deep listening, sensuality and wildness. The practice of ecstatic dance has been transformational for Micaela; she has seen an increase in confidence and joy, and a sense of freedom in being able to express herself without fear of being judged. The impact this had on her life and relationships was so significant that she made it her mission to learn the art and share it with others.
Micaela’s DJ set will guide us on a journey through the 5 elements, and through the depths of our being as we alchemize emotions and trauma from the past. Letting go of old patterns, shame, fear and anything that is holding us back, burning them away and inviting in a new way of being in this world – opening up to the truth of who we are. Her music choices will delight your senses and make you want to move, shake, breathe, dance, sing and scream. Rawness is encouraged, unapologetic authenticity is celebrated and vulnerability is seen and held in great reverence. Micaela is honoured to walk this journey together. She cannot wait to get down with you all.
Farrah found piano and poetry as a means of expression growing up in the hilly mountainsides and dusty ‘bushveld’ of South Africa, inspired by the acacia thorn trees, warm rain, multiple languages and livelihoods and the abundance of the Southern African landscape. Later in life guitar strings and rhythm helped her put her poetry into motion and her song-bird archetype came alive in 2010.
11 years later in 2021 she is recording music at home in Squamish, BC, singing in forests with her guitar and handpan and weaving song-poetry for others whilst building her eco-therapy informed practice with non-profits and social entrepreneurs in town and abroad.
Her song-poetry & channelling is offered as a means of reflection, integration and music-therapy informed magick for individuals and groups alike; anything is possible through the magic of sound.
Lorena has been practicing & living yoga for 12 years & offers classes, workshops, ceremonies & retreats internationally. She’s a passionate, creative woman with a wild heart who believes her purpose is to share what she’s learned in her path of yoga, shamanism & healing arts with the world. Lorena aims to share these ancient practices as sacred medicine to nurture our bodies, minds & spirits. To be in right relationship with others & our Earth, reconnect with our true nature, experience life from a space of love, courage, truth & create the change we want to see in the world.
Gin is a multidisciplinary artist with modalities ranging from visual art to music and spoken word. Sound Alchemy is energetic medicine where different sounds and frequencies are used to bring your energetic, spiritual and physical body into harmony. As a yoga teacher, she began to bring sound medicine into her classes and experienced first hand the impact it can have. She uses a mixture of sound bowls, chimes, flutes, drums and her powerful singing voice to create soothing soundscapes designed to help you fully surrender to relaxation. She offers her sound baths both privately and publicly throughout the sea to sky corridor.
Amber is a creative photographer that specializes in empowerment sessions for women. Her creative eye and passion for capturing the feminine essence has led her down the path of helping women to step into their greatest empowerment, their wild woman, and their confidence. She combines her knowledge as a forest therapy guide with her passion for photography to create a deeply connecting & powerful experience for all the women she works with in her sessions.
Alex has been practicing spiritual arts for about 15 years. I am a medium, tarot reader, and has studied through the spiritualist Church of Canada, attended and facilitated many workshops, expos, as well as hosting a radio show.
Pearl is a color enthusiast and as such has lived a colorful life spanning many careers all in the name of color. It was this intense passion that helped her tune into the connection between her emotion/mood and the colors that she wore. It wasn’t until an encounter with an acupuncturist that confirmed her theory and helped to explain why. His brief description of the chakras was enough to spark a fire that lead to many years of research, self discovery, and guided meditations. Since discovering the healing properties of this meditation she has endeavored to share it with as many people as possible.