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Jen Lucescu

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE PRACTITIONER

Jen is a trauma-informed TCM Practitioner that has been studying meditation, movement and medicine for more than 20 years. Currently offering Acupuncture, Qigong Therapy, Daoist Tea Ceremony and Healing Retreats in the Orangeville/Mono area, she works intuitively with the elements and nature to bring the body/mind/spirit into balance and activate the innate healing capacity within each of her clients so that they can meet life with an open heart.

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Jen will be talking about the brilliant, built-in defence systems that our bodies use to support us while we are trying to change & grow. Sometimes in these transitions, our bodies go into survival mode and push difficult emotions and experiences into the periphery to protect us, creating blockages that can result in chronic issues.  Join Jen to discover more about this process and experience some simple embodied Qigong techniques we can use to safely open up, move through resistance and align into the flow of life to gain energy and authenticity. 

Doris Roll

YOGA TEACHER

Doris is passionate about providing client-centred care for individuals living with persistent physical and mental-emotional pain.  A practitioner and student of yoga for over two decades, she is also a dedicated teacher.  Her interests and studies lie in the field of Yoga Therapy and Pain Management.  With her clients and through her own lived experience she has seen how various multifaceted yoga practices including slow, mindful movement, targeted breathing exercises and various meditation techniques can help individuals re-embody, ground, and successfully counter the negative effects of stress and dis-ease and promote physical and mental health and well-being.

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Join Doris for a mindful movement practice and experience for yourself how you can begin to change your physical/mental-emotional pain.

Sean Kaye

Sean Kaye

Pneuma - Spiritual DJ

In the summer of 2022 Sean decided to listen to his inner child and started to explore the craft of becoming a DJ. He has always loved how House music celebrates love and togetherness and wanted to share that in his own way.

 

He has been on an awakening journey since the latter part of 2020, leaving Canada for Costa Rica in October 2021 to widen his path of self discovery and truth seeking. There he learned to look deeper within and to detach from the many years of conditioned programming. He returned with a new understanding and clearer vision of his dharma - connecting to his inner child and passion for music on a deeper level.

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Music has the power to evoke emotions and facilitate emotional release. Pneuma DJ Sean Kaye will craft a journey through sound that helps participants connect with their inner selves. Having a spiritual DJ at the festival adds a unique and modern twist to the traditional yoga and meditation event. It creates a memorable experience that participants will talk about and cherish, setting the festival apart from others.

Melanie Grime

Holistic Nutritionist, Yoga Teacher and Mindfulness Coach

Mel empowers women to cultivate a peaceful, compassionate and healthy relationship with their body, mind and soul. For many years, Mel lived behind a mask and let the “shoulds,” “supposed tos,” and comparisons dictate her life. She was a perfectionist, people-pleaser, and busy mom, hiding the imperfect side of her life—the burnout, negative self-talk, and lack of self-worth and love. In 2017, she began experiencing health issues that forced her to stop. That was her wake-up call. She realized she needed to seriously reassess her life and well-being so she could live a fulfilled and authentic life. Mel works with women using yoga, mindfulness, nutrition and other practices to build a lifestyle that supports and nourishes them on all levels - the body, mind & soul. She helps them overcome obstacles such as fear, self-doubt and limiting beliefs so they can reach their full potential and live the life of their dreams. Join Mel for an inspirational session where she will be sharing with us how we can all begin to live an aligned life.

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Melanie will explore how aligning your daily actions and decisions with your core values can lead to a more fulfilling and meaningful existence. Melanie will provide practical strategies and exercises to help attendees identify their values, set authentic goals, and overcome obstacles that hinder alignment.

Healer's Panel

Discovering your Spiritual Toolbox

Join three local healers - Nat Kipling (osteopath, energy healer, craniosacral therapist), Amie Edmonds (reiki practitioner, animal communicator) and Carley Johnson (energy healer, mindset coach, mentor) as they talk about how they got started, how they navigated their own dark nights, and created kick-ass toolboxes that helps them better understand how to live a life led by love.

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Nat Kipling

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Amie Pembry

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Carley Johnson

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Amal Benoit

Drum Prayer & Sound Bath

Registered Psychotherapist, Reiki Master, Advanced Theata Healing and a Sound Therapist. With over 15 years of experience in providing therapy and direct services to youth, adults, and families, Amal combines his training in Healing Arts with Psychotherapy to offer an approach that focuses on the mind, body, spirit, and soul by amalgamating philosophies and modalities from the East with the West. As a therapist, he is passionate about guiding others to restore balance and harmony within and stands firmly in the belief that everyone has the capacity to heal themselves.

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Drum prayers and sound baths are increasingly popular practices in the realm of holistic health and wellness. Both practices are rooted in ancient traditions and are valued for their holistic approach to wellness, addressing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of health. His sessions are known for their profound impact, leaving participants feeling rejuvenated and centered.

Orangeville Show Chorus

A chorus of vibrant performers

Under the direction of Master Director Joan Borden, the Orangeville Show Chorus is comprised of 40 women who love to sing and harmonize! Chartered in 1981, the chorus continues to entertain audiences in their home community, and well beyond, with their four-part, a cappella harmony.

Over the years, the Orangeville Show Chorus has taken home many Regional honours from the annual Sweet Adelines International competition in Syracuse, including their 2011 gold-medal performance in their division and 5th-place overall finish (in a contest of 30 choruses). Most proudly, their 2009 performance earned, then co-directors, Pat Vipond and Joan Borden, the distinction of Master Directors, while also earning Joan Borden the Novice Director Award (her first time directing at contest)!

The Orangeville Show Chorus is known for its varied and extensive repertoire, which includes both contemporary tunes and old favourites. On any given stage, the chorus might serenade their audience with a beautiful ballad, get toes a-tapping with a heart-thumping uptune, swing into a familiar jazz favourite, or raise their voices in a good ol' gospel song.

The latest CD released by the Orangeville Show Chorus -All Fired Up - is a great collection of this wonderful variety of music. The chorus is available to entertain for any occasion, with the full chorus, or with smaller groups. Just ask them!

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This talented ensemble has spent countless hours perfecting their craft, honing their vocal skills to deliver a performance that is nothing short of breathtaking. With each note, they weave a sonic tapestry that transcends language, evoking emotions that words alone cannot express.

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