Jason Watkin (Saturday 1:00pm-1:30pm)
Co-Founder and Chief Formulator for PURICA
Talk Title: SHROOMS EVERYDAY – Ancient Wisdom meets Modern Science
Jason is a passionate speaker trained in pathophysiology, pharmacology, nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine. What makes for a gripping presentation style is that he has also completed formal studies and meditative yogic practices in the Indo-Tibetan Tradition. His intent is to share modern and ancient wisdom to get at the root of what makes us unwell, and how to recover well-being.
The integration of traditional eastern medicine and modern-day western practices can be a powerful ally in the fight against daily stress, dis”ease” and aging. PURICA Founder, CEO and Chief Formulator Jason Watkin gives you a strong game plan and winning strategy based on the power of nutrition, lifestyles and
- How stress is the true culprit behind aging
- How stress initiates the most serious of ailments & disease
- How stress affects your gut & bone health
- How stress is at the root of inflammation
- How to mitigate stress, inflammation & aging by incorporating positive lifestyle solutions • How to boost your energy and stamina
Paul Henczel (Saturday 2:00pm-2:30pm)
International Speaker, Published Author
Talk Title: Change Your Story, Change Your Life
Paul will share his journey and tips on how he went from an injured mill-worker to an international speaker. Learn the steps he took from invisible to impactful using Paul’s map for ascending to your highest apex in your life and business.
Paul Henczel, BBA is Author of “Crushed Alive!” and a volunteer community speaker near Vancouver, BC, Canada. Paul has gone from an injured mill worker to an international speaker. While he has extensive injuries and disabilities to navigate each day his near-death accident and obstacles have not stopped him from sharing his story, because he believes opportunities create stories and stories create opportunities. He uses his story and experiences from overcoming adversity and daily challenges to inspire and empower others to tell their stories.
Dr. Ryan Lewis (Sunday 1:00pm-1:30pm)
Talk Title: ‘Pain Free Living Made Simple’
Pain is the most common reason for a visit to the physician’s office. For many, the pain eventually becomes a constant and unwanted companion interfering with all aspects of their lives. This is in essence the nature of chronic pain. In this talk, Dr. Ryan Lewis, Naturopathic Physician, will discuss natural approaches to living pain free and regaining
your quality of life.
Tanessa Shears (Sunday 11:30am-12:00pm)
Kinesiologist, Certified Sleep Science Coach
Talk Title: ‘How to Eliminate Brain Fog & Boost Your Energy in 30 Days‘
Dreaming of waking up well rested and having the energy to be more productive, clear and focussed during the day? Struggling to go to bed on time or fitting it all in? You’re in the right place. Tanessa will share the top 3 brain boosting sleep biohacks you’ll want to up level so you can increase your energy and eliminate brain fog. With actionable steps that you can implement the same day that you learn them, you’ll leave knowing exactly what to do so you never have to rely on Google for your feel better strategy again.
Tanessa Shears is a Kinesiologist, Certified Sleep Science Coach, health consultant and host of the Becoming Limitless Podcast. She helps entrepreneurs scale their business by optimizing their health, focus & productivity with science and biohacking. Tanessa works closely with business owners to implement effective sleep, nutrition, movement and out of the box stress management strategies so they can eliminate brain fog and wake up feeling well rested, energized and focussed. She optimizes the performance capacity of your body & brain using a combination of wearable technology & coaching so you can produce more impactful work output and scale your business faster.
a) What is brain fog and where does it come from?
b) How to go to bed on time, get enough sleep and stop feeling so tired during the day.
c) The brain science behind crafting your perfect wind down routine so you fall asleep quickly and stay asleep.
Dr. Vanessa Forstbauer (Sunday 2:00pm-2:30pm)
Talk Title: ‘Thriving postpartum – Preparing Your Team’
During pregnancy so much emphasis is on the pregnancy itself and birth. There is excitement about the new baby, baby showers, birth classes and preparing a space for the baby etc. but what about the parents? Rarely are we, as mothers, given much of a thought. It is important to remember: when a baby is born, so is a mother!
Many things can be prepared ahead of time (not just freezer meals) to help you thrive after baby is born, not simply survive. Come learn about some key supporters that can be added to the team to help you thrive!
Jolene Sharpe (Friday 6:30pm-7:30pm)
Founder, Precision Pilates Studio
When we think of wellness we often think of the food we eat, our mental health and the activities we do to keep our bodies active. When we think of exercise…do we see it as a chore or something we look forward to?
Pilates has been completely life changing for myself and many of my clients. Too often we are slaves to our bodies ailments, dredge going to workouts or simply don’t see results. Pilates is an overall body workout that tones, shapes, strengthens not just the mind but body and soul.
Pilates is a completely different way at looking at how the body moves and engages and for my presentation, I want to show you how health and wellness can be achieved by practising Pilates. When you properly align the spine and engage your core muscles, you will already notice the difference and feel more intune with your body. There is value and energy of being in a class setting with like minded people, working to move the body efficiently, and that is what you will get from my classes. I hope to share that with you with a mini-session with some of my clients during my presentation. Pilates truly is for every-body as you will see from the all levels all ages clients on stage.
Kayzie Sutton (Saturday 11:30am-12:00pm)
Health and Wellness Coach
Talk Title: ‘Be Burnout Proof!’
In a world dealing with the impact of COVID-19: hybrid work spaces, blurred lines between family and work time, parent as teacher, teacher as caregiver. Multi-tasking is now the way of life, regardless of age, job, or social economic status. Health and wellbeing is declining while chronic disease is climbing, we are all at risk for burning out.
Post pandemic, health markers indicate burnout has reached levels we as a country have never seen before.
Yes or No
1. Do you wake up feeling tired and unrefreshed?
2. Do you want to improve your health and wellbeing?
3. Do you like free giveaways?
If you’ve answered yes to at least 1 of these questions this is the 20min conversation you must attend.
To learn how to protect yourself and family from burnout, be sure you attend the talk given by Kayzie Sutton titled “Be Burnout Proof!”.
Kathryn & Fiona Hepher (Sunday 3:00pm-3:30pm)
Talk Title: ‘Living Your Life Deliciously, Alcohol-Free‘
A look into the movement that’s making top 10 trend lists around the globe two years in a row: drinking without alcohol. Co-Founders of Sansorium, Kathryn & Fiona Hepher, will take you through their own journey with alcohol, it’s impact on the body and brain, changes that people are making to their relationship with alcohol and the benefits of choosing to go alcohol-free and how it can bring more life, more energy and more well-being.
Fatima Zaidi (Saturday 12:15pm-12:45pm)
Motivational Speaker | Leadership Strategist, Project Instigate
Fatima is a leadership strategist and expert, motivational and two times TEDx Speaker, and the Founder of Project Instigate. Most comfortable and “in her element” on stage, as a storyteller Fatima discovered her passion for public speaking at age 7. From magic shows to inspirational talks, she discovered the power of influence through her stage presence. Having lived in three continents and four countries, Fatima experienced both barriers and opportunities in each culture and lifestyle and used public speaking as an avenue to shatter glass ceilings and to push the envelope on what is considered “possible” quickly gaining the reputation of being “unstoppable”.
Most recently, Fatima has developed a ground-breaking program called Biotope Leadership that she facilitates at schools, organizations and businesses teaching how to create a thriving environment for us and those around us and lead a purposeful and fulfilling life.
Watch Fatimas inspiring TEDx talk here!
Robert Wilson (Saturday 10:45am-11:15am)
President, Bridal Veil Mountain Resort (BVMR)
Talk Title: Bridal Veil Mountain Resort – BC’s next great all-season mountain resort
We all need more playgrounds that contribute to a healthy lifestyle, and Bridal Veil Mountain Resort is creating a recreation destination that will offer affordable year-round outdoor activities for families just minutes from Chilliwack. Join us as we share information about the project’s proposed design, recreational village, two sightseeing gondolas, economic and tourism benefits, and the many exciting, world-class activities it will offer in summer and winter. Following the brief presentation, everyone will have an opportunity to ask questions and meet the ownership team. Located in S’ólh Téméxw, the ancestral, traditional and unceded lands of the Stó:lō people since time immemorial, BVMR’s goal is to be the first mountain resort in Canada, owned, designed, managed and governed with First Nations. Learn more at www.BVMR.ca
Patricia Fantillo (Sunday 10:45pm-11:15am)
Talk Title: Science and Art of Tea Blending
Patricia is an Herbalist, business owner, tea connoisseur, and forever a student of nature.
Patricia’s interest and love for plants began in her great grandmothers garden when Patricia was a little girl. Everything grew in the garden from tomatoes, various salad greens, fruit trees and herbs. One of those herbs was Chamomile. Because of that garden and the Chamomile tea Patricia’s great grandmother would make, Patricia’s journey into herbal healing began.
Patricia has completed two courses at BCIT on plant identification and soil assessment and is currently studying herbal medicine with Commonwealth Centre for Holistic Herbalism. She also volunteers at a local community garden.
To help people along their healing journey, Patricia established her business Spirit Herbs: Body and Home and creates herbal tea blends and aromatherapy bath soaks. Her passion for plants and need to help people is intertwined.
Patricia lives in Mission, BC with her partner, two bengal cats, and a jungle of house and garden plants.
Kimberley Thompson (Sunday 12:15pm-12:45pm)
Certified L.E.A.N. Health Coach
Talk Title: Take Control of Your Food Supply: How Growing Your Own Chemical Free Produce Can Help Cut Food Costs.
Given the changes in the past couple of years to how we behave and feel about work/life balance, health and wellness, and the quality (and quantity) of food found in grocery stores, more people than ever have taken up gardening in an effort to take control of their food supply. Kimberley wants to share a little insight about how indoor gardening can help ensure that you have access to healthy, high-quality food without the grocery store price tag.
Mariana Reis (Saturday 2:45pm-3:15pm)
Holistic Nutrition Coach
Kelly Mallinson (Saturday 3:30pm-4:00pm)
Essential Oils Specialist, Access Bars Facilitator