Mandy Trapp worked in the health and wellness industry for 15 years before launching her own meditation company in 2012. Lifestyle Meditation was founded as an education-based, socially conscious company that believes in making stress management and spiritual growth easy and accessible for everyone. As a mother of three and wife to a successful entrepreneur, Mandy understands the demands of juggling a busy life. Although she entered motherhood with a post-secondary education and a full schedule as a personal trainer at a top training studio in Edmonton, Canada, it wasn’t until she began her studies at Chopra University in San Diego, California, that she truly began to understand the importance of a daily meditation practice. In 2008 she graduated from Chopra University with their top distinction of Vedic Master Educator and has brilliantly woven her Chopra education with her athletic training education, various yoga certifications, and several trips to India and Nepal where she has founded the India/Nepal Yoga Project; a non-profit organization that empowers healing in those affected by the devastating effects of human trafficking.
Paula is a natural communicator with a passion for helping others realize their true and full potential.
After spending many years in the corporate sector working in Human Resources and Finance, she made the decision to follow a new path.
Over the past 10 years, she has studied various healing modalities with Reiki being her speciality and has learned how the healing energies truly benefit the human body, mind and soul.
She is a member of the Canadian Reiki Association. In 2015, Paula had the honour of participating in a Pediatric Integrative Medicine Trial at the Stollery Chidren’s Hospital in Edmonton
as a Reiki Practitioner working with sick children.
Volunteering and being in service to others is an integral part of her life and she gives her time to it whenever possible.
“I am a healing hugger, lover of life, connector of community, empowerer of people, mystical meditator and goddess of gratitude.”
Dawn Southey Hills has a huge passion for empowering and inspiring youth. She teaches dance, yoga, and meditation to youth and adults. After overcoming anxiety, depression, and a very challenging childhood, as well as losing a dear friend to suicide in 2010, Dawn decided to become a public speaker and advocate for mental health.
As a child, Dawn loved dance and sports. She taught kids dance and fitness in high school. After working as a nanny in France for a year, Dawn decided to become an English and Physical Education Teacher. She received her Bachelor of Education in 1994 from the University of Alberta and went on to work for the Japanese government from 1995-1997 as an English Language Teacher.
After having her son, who developed epilepsy and special needs, Dawn met Mandy Trapp. Mandy completely rerouted Dawn’s life, introducing her to the healing practices of yoga and meditation.
In 2008, Mandy inspired Dawn to create “Dance Around The World”, a pre-school movement program that incorporates dances from around the world, kids yoga and guided meditation. In 2009, Dawn began working at Edmonton’s Prana Yoga Studio where she continues to teach Dance Around The World, kids yoga and meditation and kids summer camps. In June of 2015, Dawn graduated from the 200 hour Adult Yoga Teacher Training at Prana.
Dawn became a Lifestyle Meditation Teacher in 2014 and now teaches private lessons and group meditations for adults and children. As a caregiver to a child with special needs, meditation is one of her favourite self-care practices and helps her manage her mental and physical health.
Dawn is also the co-founder of The Goddess Network, with her partner, and fellow Lifestyle Meditation Teacher and life coach, Sara Hiebert. The Goddess Network was created in 2013, to provide community, compassion, support, inspiration and connection for women.
If you ask Christine Fraser what ignites her passion she’ll tell you that it’s all about inspiring people to be the best that they can be!
Whether it is teaching meditation, working with children in her yoga practice, facilitating core and cellular transformational healing, or offering sessions of Intuitive guidance; she truly lives and breathes magic into it all. She is funny, enthusiastic and has a gift for touching people’s hearts.
Christine is a mom, partner, teacher, coach, healer and a strong role model for all ages. Her dedication to enhancing the lives of others, which encompasses guiding them to a state of health and well being, has led her to be a practitioner in holistic health therapy with a leading edge focus on spiritual and intuitive development.
This amazing lady has dedicated her life to working with children and youth of all ages in many different areas of their physical, intellectual and spiritual development. She delivers memorable messages that encourage everyone to step into their journeys, and be the best they can be for themselves, their loved ones, their communities and humanity.
Her Transformational Guidance is a channeled session which offers individuals Support, Guidance and Direction in development of deeper connection and realizing health and wellness in all areas of their lives.
“I love my family, an empty house, and the aroma of books and coffee shops. Dark chocolate, sea salt, and caramel. Yoga is my church.
I try to live life like ‘Harold and the purple crayon’, imagining and drawing my world as I see it.”
Tracy Montgomery has been teaching for as long she can remember, but has truly found her passion and purpose through the journey of yoga and meditation. Completing the ‘Learn To Teach’ Training was the beginning of something completely life changing for her!
In addition to being a Certified Lifestyle Meditation Teacher and RYT-200 Yoga Instructor, Tracy is also a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner, has a B.Ed. specializing in Elementary Education and works as a mindfulness teacher and coach in her school. She is working towards bringing mindfulness and meditation into the mainstream education system.
Tracy has a true passion and love for learning; as an educator and a life long student. She has recently completed her 2200 hour Massage Therapy Certification.
“I find great joy in the simple things in life, like walking barefoot in the grass, singing and dancing in the kitchen, and spending time with my family. It is my goal to inspire others to incorporate mindfulness into their everyday lives.”
Since 2014, Faye Stollery has been a performance coach at MacEwan University Conservatory of Music. By using her experience in theatre, yoga, and meditation, she teaches mindfulness to inspire confidence both on and off the stage. Her genuine loving nature creates a warm and inviting atmosphere.
Faye has a BA in Drama and is a certified Lifestyle Meditation Instructor. She is also a RYT-200 Yoga Instructor and a Level II Reiki practitioner. She loves to learn and collaborate, and is always looking for new ways to incorporate mindfulness into her teaching.
“My thirst for knowledge is only surpassed by my eagerness to share it. As a holistic health coach, I’ve turned my passions into my purpose. I am a man of many hats; Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Kitchen Coach & Culinary Colonist, Meditation Maniac, Reiki & Qigong Practitioner, Mystical Musician, Nature Lover and Personal Development Geek. Meditation is the cornerstone of it all and I am blessed to share it with the world!”
Jean-François Dufour is a dedicated dad who has been coaching since 1995. He brings a breadth of knowledge and experience and pulls in many modalities in order to optimize wellness and performance. Jean-François specializes in developing young athletes and has a humorous and holistic approach to life and towards helping people in all walks of life.
When he isn’t moving Qi or hugging trees, he’s probably creating mindful meals, jamming in his music room or planting seeds of intention in his garden of love. Jean-François is “The Man” when it comes to meditation. Join him to breath in some wisdom and share some soulful silence.
“I am a student of life, and a teacher of what I’ve learned. I love yoga, meditation and alternative healing practices. I love to laugh, I enjoy deep connections, I enjoy helping people, and I love to travel.”
In 2014 Kim made a decision to leave the corporate world to dedicate her time to helping people heal. This journey started with teaching yoga and soon incorporated meditation after becoming certified through Lifestyle Meditation. Kim continues to study alternative therapies including reiki and theta healing and uses a combination of these modalities to develop personalized healing sessions for her clients. A population that Kim advocates for and supports through her teachings and services includes individuals diagnosed with PTSD, depression and anxiety. As a mother of two young adults, a wife of a recently retired R.C.M.P. officer, and a spiritual healer, her life experiences and knowledge of alternative therapies, combined with her passion for helping people, open a comfortable and safe environment for anyone to heal.
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