OUR FESTIVAL PRESENTERS
Prince George, B.C.
August 28, 2022
CHANT YOUR HEART OPEN!
"Chant Your Heart Open!" is a warmly embracing and participatory sound experience that offers healing songs and melodic mantras to open your heart and enliven your spirit. It's for everyone!
Led by Wendy DeMos on vocals and guitar, her songs deeply celebrate life and support the body and heart to go within.
“By repeating the mantras and uplifting lyrics, we increase their power,” she says. "When we express our souls with these sounds, we tune into specific frequencies of consciousness — like a radio tuning into different stations — and we vibrate at the frequency of love."
Chant Your Heart Open gatherings support community, healing, compassion, and joy, dedicated not only to our own uplifting but to healing Mother Earth and to our larger human family.
CHANT YOUR HEART OPEN! 2:40 pm
Christina is a Registered Professional Counsellor, relationship expert, international speaker, and personal development workshop facilitator.
Founder of Repiphany Counselling, Christina is passionate about igniting individuals to realize their full potential to create connected, fun, and healthy relationships.
As a speaker, she is dynamic, humorous, and engaging. She powerfully connects to her audience on an intimate level.
As a relationship therapist, Christina invites individuals and couples to connect with their divine sexual expression.
"Our sexuality and sensuality is a gateway to a full and vibrant life, and an embodied expression of our aliveness. As we rediscover ourselves, we transform our relationships."
In her workshop, we will answer these important questions and learn to communicate them with our partner(s):
What is pleasurable for me? How do I like to express joy and playfulness? When do I feel most empowered?
POWER, PLAY, & PLEASURE 3:35 pm
A Creatrix, Priestess, and Embodied Yoga and Breathwork facilitator, Carla says that since delving into the profound power of sacred sexuality she is more embodied than ever.
After years of challenges from trauma resulting in depression and shame, she now works in service to women and the Divine Feminine.
"I assist others to feel more ease, grace, nourishment, turn-on and celebrate all the parts of herself."
Carla says she is grateful to be guided by Source on this journey and has so much appreciation and reverence for YOU. The YOU who is curious, searching, and ready to open into the mysteries of love and life.
With more than 25 years of teaching experience both here in Prince George and around the globe, Carla's workshop offering will help you connect to your innate capacity to experience flow and pleasure and promises to be amazing!
To learn more about her, visit https://carlawainwright.com
THE DIVINE FEMININE AND PLEASURE 4:20 pm
Originally from Northern Alberta, Lisa grew up on a farm surrounded by animals and nature.
She’s a trained therapist and Equine Facilitated Wellness practitioner.
Lisa has been an artist since the time she could hold a pencil and believes very deeply in the healing and explorative power of art.
Some of Lisa’s artwork can be seen hanging at her place of work at Bedford Integrative Therapeutic Services Ltd., (BITS) in Prince George.
YONI AND LINGAM PAINTING 2 pm
Krista is based in Vancouver, Canada, where she lives her heart’s calling to share the gifts of the Tantric Arts.
She coaches 1-on-1 clients and couples as well as teaching workshops, classes, and retreats to support her students in expanding beyond their limitations and in awakening their fullest potential.
In 2014, she co-founded the Heart of Tantra Festival, which occurs each summer in the Squamish Valley in British Columbia.
She typically spends winters in Rishikesh, India, sitting with her beloved teacher Prem Baba of the Saccha lineage and continuing her own inner work. She is currently committed to her training in Relational Somatic Therapy.
Krista’s vision is to create a deeply connected, open-hearted humanity. Her students often arrive unfulfilled in their mediocre sexual connections. However, under her guidance Krista teaches how to reach pure bliss: the highest state of meditative ecstasy.
SOUL GAZING EXPERIENCE 3:15 pm
Kaila is a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association as well as a Registered Sex Therapist.
While completing her undergrad at UBC-O she studied both sexual deviance and sexual dysfunctions. While attending UNBC she researched hyper-sexuality (sex addiction) and eventually published a manual on the facilitation of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy groups for adults with sex addiction.
"Sex and intimacy make up to 80% of a relationship, so it's important to embrace and communicate to make sex a positive experience."
With so few counsellors practicing sex therapy in the North, Kaila closes the gap on services for sex and relationship issues by offering Skype sessions as well as office space in Prince George to provide face-to-face services.
FEMALE SEXUALITY: WHAT MEN (and women) NEED TO KNOW 6:30 pm
PRINCE GEORGE COMMUNITY KIRTAN
The Prince George Community Kirtan singers repeat beautiful mantras to lighten the spirit and quiet the rambunctious mind.
By repeating mantras, we transcend the illusion of separation, and use sounds to connect to the divine presence within the universe and ourselves.
Kirtan can be both "call and response" singing style or in unison.
The Sangha or "spiritual community" has been singing Kirtan together in Prince George regularly for many years.
"We never know exactly who will join in and everyone from all walks of life are welcome to join in song."
PRINCE GEORGE COMMUNITY KIRTAN 12 pm & 1 pm
April knows that dance is transformative and that it can be therapeutic. She studied at SFU and practised various dance forms from ballet to modern to African
She says, "Through dance we transform our suffering and pain to connect with the divine within."
"Now, more than ever," April continues, "is the time of the rising Shakti -- of the healing of the divine feminine energy of the planet and of us all. We need to awaken our sacred sexual energy, our creative force, to become our most powerful and authentic selves."
It seems there has never been a more profound time to shake our blessed booties!
BODY PRAYER 12:40 pm
BLESSED BOOTY SHAKE 7:30 pm
BODY PRAYER 8:45 pm
Jaia is an ecstatic poet, singer-songwriter, dancer, facilitator, and community organizer based in Vancouver, BC.
A practitioner of The Artist's Way and a student and teacher of voice, his drive in life is to share his tools of full expression.
He regularly shares his original lyrics and improvised vocals with DJs and producers of electronic music at festivals around the world and recently released his debut studio EP, "Shake yr Sunshine."
WANDERING IMPROV POET