Burke Cleland – Personal trainer and role model

Burke Cleland is a respected personal trainer and a successful entrepreneur from Ottawa – Canada.  What some of his clients don’t know is that having a healthy lifestyle wasn’t always Burke’s reality. Read his success story of overcoming...

Anxiety, compassion, and achievement: a personal journey

At the age of twenty-four, I left my parents at the Ottawa airport with a promise that I would be back in eight months after completing my masters’ coursework at the University of Helsinki. Ten years onward, I completed my masters, got married, had two children, and...

The Black Panther of Lau Gar

  This blog post is part of a series entitled the ‘embodiment of stories’, where we focus on stories that relate to identity and the use of the human body. At this time, we address the story of Darren Eli, a certified kickboxing instructor with a black belt in Lau...

Reflections on turning 60

This post is part of the series entitled “The embodiment of stories”. Beth Cleland, a certified yoga instructor, invested some time to reflect on her story. We were honoured to mediate Beth’s story and as a result, a set of 3 blog posts were materialised in our...

Re-connecting with my body and my story – with Beth Cleland

This post is part of the series entitled “The embodiment of stories”. The 3 first posts of this series were written in collaboration with Beth Cleland, a certified yoga instructor who recently turned 60. In the second post of this series, Beth Cleland shares how her...