Love is an extreme sport, and we don't skydive without parachutes. We may be told not to "overthink it," but without critical thinking we are left vulnerable and exposed. Understanding what love is, and what it could be, is the essential first step to empowering ourselves in what may be the most important decision of our lives.
Carrie is Canada Research Chair and Professor of Philosophy at University of British Columbia, where she leads a multi-year interdisciplinary research project on the metaphysics of romantic love.
Show me the Love! Love isn't something you say, it's something you express. In Jacky's dialect, there is no word for "love" because you show it through your actions. Love is in the way you raise your children and how you are with the people in your community. Love is all about creating connection.
Jacky Yenga is the founder of Spirit of the Village. She is a performer, speaker and author, who teaches how to use the power of community to create a life of happiness, success, fulfillment and inner joy.
Catching the Love bug. A truly joyful spirit resides in Meenu, but that wasn't always the case. During the tumult of her twenties, she struggled with depression. She'll be sharing a deeply personal story of how Love helped her overcome a dark time in her life. The inevitable conclusion? Love conquers all; let us, too, surrender to Love!
Meenu's joint passion project Living Atman is a channel for her to deliver heart-driven, soul-powered wellness events for those seeking better health, more happiness, and increased fulfillment in their lives.
Meenu and her sister are launching a holistic wellness community for eco-conscious, spiritually inclined, awakened humans. NOW is our time to change the world.
Ray McGinnis | Author & Writing Instructor
Write to the Heart. Meryl Streep said "take your broken heart and make it into art." For Ray, poetry was the doorway to more authentically give voice to what was in his heart. He understands how each of us can move from fear of self-expression to creative self-discovery and ultimately self-love.
Ray is a presenter of journal writing and poetry workshops. Offering spaces to play with words and build community are Ray's quiet ways of helping each of us healthfully move towards one another, one poem at a time.
Bir Kaur Khalsa O'Flaherty | Kundalini Yoga Teacher
Let the world fall in Love with you. For many people, the idea of self-love is better left for the self-help shelf at the bookstore. We are obsessed with our selfies, but not with falling truly, madly, deeply in love with ourselves. What does it mean to nurture self-love in your life? And what would happen if you did?
Bir Kaur has been immersed in the Kundalini yoga tradition for almost 20 years. She serves women during pregnancy and motherhood as a birth doula and childbirth educator.
Bir Kaur will join Guru Kiren to lead the Living Atman Moon Centres Retreat happening on Bowen Island from May 19-22, 2017. Website coming soon.
Preet Marwaha | Life Coach & Founder of OrganicLives
Love is life is a guiding principle that needs to inform our reason for being. Choosing the path of love means you have to be accountable for how your actions affect the planet, the people and your own body. One of the most tangible ways that we can exercise love and compassion is through the food choices we make.
Preet Marwaha understands the healing power of pure, whole foods first-hand and now works to empower others to make healthy choices so they can live happier lives.
Preet will lead the Living Atman plant-based Cooking Immersion happening at Glenbrook Centre from April 13-15, 2017. Website coming soon.