Pancha Q

An ongoing series asking 5 (Panch) Questions (Q) about personal journeys of spiritual growth.

  • Melissa Schooling
    Melissa Schooling

    As an Esthetician, make-up artist and elementary school teacher Melissa Schooling experienced first hand the challenges and pressure that both women and children were facing …

  • Carolyne Taylor
    Carolyne Taylor

    You might known Carolyne Taylor as an event planner, but really she’s a connector and communitarian. Known for creating experiences where people can make a …

  • Alice Bracegirdle
    Alice Bracegirdle

    Driven by a fierce passion for empowering women through movement, Alice Bracegirdle has presented at conferences, festivals and summits across the continent. As CEO and …

  • Maya Tiwari
    Maya Tiwari

    A spiritual pioneer, Maya Tiwari serves humanity by awakening the spirit of ahimsa, or harmony, in every person whose life she touches. For thirty years, …

  • Suzanne Slocum-Gori
    Suzanne Faith Slocum-Gori

    With a doctorate within Counselling Psychology, a E-RYT 500, Co-Owner of One Yoga for the People Vancouver & the SARA Foundation for Cancer Prevention, Suzanne …

  • Tim Cyr
    Tim Cyr

    Because healing begins at the heart, Tim Cyr’s subtle, yet expansive, approaches of connecting “heart energy” and the beautiful art of slow (Restorative) yoga utilizes …

  • Christine Monaghan
    Christine Monaghan

    Christine Monaghan is a vibrant entrepreneur with incredible generosity and great heart. Christine loves to connect people and watch them flourish through meant-to-be meetings of like-minded …

  • Marina Hubbard
    Marina Hubbard

    Marina Hubbard is a spiritual healer, teacher and creatress. As the Founder of Alchemy of Light, Marina has dedicated her life to the field of …

  • Lindsey Lewis
    Lyndsey Lewis

    Lyndsey Lewis is a seeker of the light within. Liberation. Freedom. Joy. Being uniquely and deeply happy. She offers one-on-one coaching, yoga classes, 30-Day Happiness …

  • Danielle LaPorte
    Danielle LaPorte

    Danielle LaPorte is the outspoken creator of the site that’s been deemed, “the best place online for kick-ass spirituality” and named by Forbes as one …

  • Gwen Nagano
    Gwen Nagano

    Gwen Nagano came to Ayurveda through her explorations of a wider view of personal health. To explore Ayurveda deeper, she embarked upon a …

  • Tori Holmes
    Tori Holmes

    Tori Holmes is an author, entrepreneur, a graduate from the Canadian school of natural nutrition and the youngest woman to have crossed the …

  • Dr. Sukhi Muker
    Dr. Sukhi Muker

    Dr. Sukhi Muker is an award winning doctor, published author and elite ultra-endurance athlete. At 18, he was a high-school dropout immersed in …

  • Kate Muker
    Kate Muker

    Kate Muker is the CEO and founder of Conscious Divas, a company that creates community for conscious women both on and offline.

  • Glynnis Osher
    Glynnis Osher

    Glynnis Osher is a passionate teacher, practitioner, and author with a diverse background in Ayurvedic study, specializing in lifestyle practices, aromatherapy, nutrition and Indian head massage. …

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    Jaisri Lambert

    Jaisri Lambert is an Ayurvedic Consultant and teacher who has been practicing and teaching natural therapies since 1983. She first studied her own debilitating migraine …

  • DK Brainard
    DK Brainard

    D.K Brainard is an astrologer, hypnotherapist, musician and writer with a worldwide audience and clients on six continents. His specialty is working with people …

  • Gloria Latham
    Gloria Latham

    Gloria Latham is the Founder of Semperviva Yoga and the Director of Yoga Teacher Training at Semperviva Yoga College. Gloria is one of …

  • Sabeeha Kurji
    Sabeeha Kurji

    Sabeeha Kurji (MSOM, R.TCM.P. Dipl.Ac, Dipl. C.H. NCCAOM) is owner of GLOW Accupuncture, a Classical Five Element Acupuncturist, a Herbalist, a Hatha Yoga Instructor and …

  • Karen Armand
    Karen Armand

    Dr. Karen Armand, Founder of West Seattle Yoga & Psychotherapy has over a decade of experience as a counselor & Yoga Therapist. She has a …

  • Farah Nazarali
    Farah Nazarali

    Farah Moolji Nazarali is the Founder and Visionary of Drishti Point Yoga Radio, a yoga radio show that features interviews with Masters and Master Teachers …

  • Rina Gongagu
    Rina Gongagu

    Rina Gongagu is Production and Project Manager, and R&D Manager at Wild Earth Nepal, a producer of fine handcrafted Himalayan herbal products. Rina and I …

  • Todd Caldecott
    Todd Caldecott

    Todd Caldecott is a clinical herbalist and Ayurvedic practitioner in Vancouver BC. Todd is also author of the textbook “Ayurveda: The Divine Science of Life”, …

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    Tanis Phillips

    Tanis Phillips is General Manager at Banyen Books and Sound in Vancouver. Tanis embodies what Banyen offers, wisdom through experience, learning and precious objects, sounds …

  • Colleen Fraser
    Colleen Fraser

    Colleen Fraser is one of the developers of Whistler Healing Arts and a co founder and Education trainer of Vida Spas. For over twenty years …

  • Gail Taylor
    Gail Taylor

    Gail Taylor moved to Vancouver eight years ago with her husband Tim and son Pablo after spending more than eighteen years living in Los Angeles. …

  • Pamela Chatry
    Pamela Chatry

    Pamela Chatry is a Personal Business Manager and Executive Managing Director of eWomen Network Vancouver, is a trusted and highly respected advisor within the small …

  • Bliss & Ishqa
    Bliss Prema

    Bliss Prema learned the art of Indian Head Massage in Guatemala, and spent time in Peru with a shaman experiencing ceremonies with a very ancient, …

  • David Anderson
    David Anderson

    David Anderson is a Rennaisance man and the Spice Mistress’ amazing husband. He is presently designing snazzy websites and giving tech tutorials under the name …

  • Myra Kornfeld
    Myra Kornfeld

    Myra Kornfeld is an innovative chef and the author of The Healthy Hedonist Holidays; A Year of Multi-Cultural Vegetarian-Friendly Holiday Feasts, The Healthy Hedonist; More …

  • Wade Morissette
    Wade Morissette

    Wade Imre Morissette has been practicing and teaching yoga for 19 years. He has completed Iyengar, Classical Ashtanga and Ashtanga-Vinyasa yoga teacher training. He has …

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    Madhuri

    Madhuri is a beautiful spirited woman who offers powerful and transformational tools for your healing journey. Madhuri is an internationally known Yoga teacher, certified Clinical Ayurvedic …

  • Shaun Osher
    Shaun Osher

    Shaun Osher is not only the Spice Mistress’ brother, but also an innovative, dynamic, well-loved and respected entrepreneur. Shaun has been on a mission to …

  • Hemalayaa
    Hemalayaa

    Hemalayaa’s playful spirit is animated by a life devoted to yoga and dance. Many of her workshops culminate in a night of dance. Hema’s yoga …

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    Bif Naked

    Bif Naked is an amazing singer, performer, yogini and bright spirit of beauty and creativity! She also happens to be a Juno Award-winning, multi-platinum record selling Canadian …