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I was born in a village in north-eastern Canada called Sturgeon Falls - a place surrounded by forests, lakes and rivers. I learned to walk and sow seeds at the same time, thanks to my mother's passion for plants and our family-owned nursery business. I spent my childhood working and playing outside, and my teenage years going on adventures in the forest with my brother.
At 14, I had my first encounter with yoga and its philosophy. Practicing postures nourished my body and I was dedicated to teaching myself how to practice on my own. After two years of disciplined daily self-practice, I asked myself "Why do I feel so good when I practice?" I devoured the books I found on the topic. Different Vedas, multiple versions of Baghavad Gita, Vivekananda's writings and other scriptures.
Meanwhile, University happened and I wondered, "Is this really what I want?" It seemed like I was drowning in disconnection with myself and the people around me. I had the impression I was in the wrong place, yet I numbed myself to it because I wanted to be a "good" young woman in Modern Culture. My life got more and more out of sync; I quit University and re-enrolled myself a few times, driven by guilt. I got hit by a car while cycling in April 2017. It was death and rebirth.
I left University and went to India to study Vedic philosophy for 3 months, with no plans to return to Canada. I became a yoga "teacher" and continued my journey with a month-long Permaculture Design Course in southern India. There I taught yoga-asanas and breathing practices for the other participants and connected with many Indian farm owners interested in regenerative practices. I spent the next year travelling to my friends' farms and working on regenerative projects in India.
I came back to Canada in early 2018 to work as a Regenerative Farming Intern in Cache Bay, Ontario. I learned about growing food on a medium-scale with experienced farmers and lived in an off-grid cabin without running water or electricity for the summer. I fell in love with minimalistic living!
I spent the next winter working as an artist in residence for the local french school board, working with creativity and visual art, teaching breathing, yoga and its philosophy. I realized the importance of working with children to co-create the bright future that I long for.
In the season of 2019, I became the farm manager and steward of 2 acres of organic food production. I also collaborated with other farmers to initiate the Ottawa Farm School, creating and facilitating a curriculum for local children to learn about growing food, biodiversity, soil health and farm ecosystems. I fell in love even more with my work with children.
I spent the winter working as a yoga teacher while designing my first two professional permaculture designs. One, a backyard design for attracting pollinators and biodiversity. Second, my own regenerative farming project in Wakefield, Québec. I spent the season creating a biodiverse, productive garden, eating amazingly nutrient-rich vegetables. I made mistakes, and learned a lot along the way.
While listening to Dan Palmer's Making Permaculture Stronger podcast, I stumbled upon Clinton Callahan. He spoke about Radiant Joy Brilliant Love, and I knew that I needed to check out his book. I waited months to receive my first copy. I forgot about it, discovered StartOver.xyz, remembered the book, discovered recordings of the Study Group reading it, and life as I knew it simply blew up.
The more I experimented, read and listened to Next Culture Radio, the more I knew I had found my Village. In January 2021, I started practicing conscious feelings work. I learned to feel through Rage Club, Fear Club, and 333 Initiation. Delving deep into Possibility Management, I gathered the distinctions and the tools that I needed to fully surrender myself to my Destiny. I started holding space for Rage myself, learning and growing faster than ever.
In June 2021 I travelled to Portugal to ...
I am in an ongoing transformational healing process that is allowing me to become a vehicle for Love, Clarity, Transformation, Adventure, Authenticity, and Creation in the world.