Wellness Retreat Facilitators
We have partnered with some of the Wellness industry’s thought leaders. From Yoga Masters to leading creativity coaches; from mind-body medical doctors to Zen Masters & award-winning wellness authors, our experts will free your creativity, guide you toward greater balance & teach you to live in the moment.
View our facilitator pages to learn about the techniques, tools and methods each facilitator is passionate about.
Life coach and wellness speaker Tracey has been leading mindfulness meditation & yoga retreats and classes since she became a Certified Yoga teacher in 2000. Tracey has been studying with world-renowned Zen and Mindfulness Master Thich Nhat Hanh for the last 15 years and shares his teachings in her mindfulness meditation classes, presentations, and retreats.
Jeff has been teaching for over 15 years and lives at the intersection of art, science and spirit. Based in Canmore, Alberta, he runs the Yoga Lounge, and loves being in the mountains. His classes are a unique blend of bio-mechanics and yoga, and he has a knack for making material relevant for people’s needs.
Kathy is an experienced yoga teacher, breath work coach and meditation guide who specializes in helping people connect to themselves through movement and breath. As a Type-A in Recovery, she has dedicated her life to providing space for people from all over the world to tap into the contentment that exists inside us all. Her classes feature personal attention, creative sequencing and the opportunity to explore, grow, relax and have fun (laughter is encouraged!).
Ronna works with people to help build personal wellbeing and resiliency. She brings together her unique background of forest therapy, hike/snowshoe guiding, naturalist stories, coaching, and yoga/meditation to create a truly unique experience that helps people get grounded, be inspired and empowered to live a life they choose.
MacKenzie is an internationally recognized yoga instructor who has been teaching for over 10 years. Her teaching combines a thorough understanding of alignment and anatomy with the joy of balance and movement. She engages deeply with her students and her classes are thoughtfully sequenced, creating a safe space to have fun and explore, work hard yet find softness.
After years working in cultures where stress and burnout were seemingly the only way to success, Trish suffered a shocking loss that brought clarity: stress is unavoidable, but it doesn’t have to dictate our lives. As a speaker and mindfulness teacher, Trish teaches the skills to live happier, and helps her clients become happier, more effective and successful without the busy badge of honor.
Kathleen is a health and wellness educator with 35+ years of teaching experience. Her approachability, sense of humour and compassion, have made her a much sought-after educator. She is a Certified TRE® Provider (Tension & Trauma Release Exercise), Pilates Rehabilitation – Master Practitioner, Self-Myofascial Release Specialist, a Teacher-Trainer, and a Posture Educator. Kat is an artful teacher who has a one-of-a-kind approach to your wellbeing. She lectures and presents workshops internationally.
Shannon is the bestselling author of five books on the psychology of happiness and fulfillment, including the #1 bestseller, The Self-Love Experiment and Adventures for Your Soul and new book Joy Seeker. International life coach, spiritual teacher, and inspirational speaker, Shannon Kaiser has been named one of the “Top 100 Women to Watch in Wellness” and “Top 25 most influential wellness writers” by MindBodyGreen.
Elizabeth is the Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer of Pinnacle View, a life-enrichment company. For over 25 years, she has helped thousands of clients around the world take steps to live their best life. Elizabeth is the author of Enough Already, Yes You Are, the co-author of Conversations On Success with Deepak Chopra and others.
Wim Hof Method Instructor. Deeply interested in the field of recovery and resiliency as a way to help others increase performance and live a more optimal life.
Kristen is a Canmore-based yoga teacher, spiritual coach and meditation guide. She has spent the last 15 years helping people connect and awaken to their passion, power and presence through movement, meditation and breath. Kristen believes in the power of dedicated practice to build vitality and elevate consciousness.
Carolyn’s mission as a facilitator is to empower folks to use their sacred instruments (bodies) with great awareness and expression as a path to embodying their highest selves.
Cali Brown is a Certified Equine Gestalt Coach/Cosmetologist and Founder of Conscious Effects. She runs leading Equine Retreats / Workshops and Private Sessions. My gift is helping people see their beauty from the inside out. Our horses are our family alongside our two little boys, Hudson and Beckham. What our horses have done for people in their healing is something words cannot explain. I have dedicated my life’s work to honoring horses and their amazing ability to help us heal and be truer to ourselves.
Jeff is an award winning Interpretive Guide and Past President of the Interpretive Guides Association. With 15 years of guiding experience in multiple disciplines and extensive outdoor experience on three continents he is dedicated to lifelong learning and sharing of his experiences. Focused on helping others become more understanding of our shared place and confident and comfortable in outdoor recreation settings, he never misses an opportunity to breathe fresh air.
Living in the awe inspiring Canadian Rockies, Mindy has a love of the outdoors, all things artistic and yoga related. Her home town in Banff is her foundation for teaching art and wellness for the past 20 years. On retreat, prepare to be inspired and nurtured as her strength lies in the ability to cater to groups and individuals needs. Mindy loves to inspire guests to see the delight in their surroundings through art and how we can feel at ‘OM in the world.’
Director of Wellness
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
An eclectic 20 year career with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts has ultimately led Davina to the path of yoga, mindfulness and overall wellness in both her personal and professional lives. Making sure our retreat guests have incredible, life changing experiences is her passion.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Chef Issel brings over 25 years of experience to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. He employs his artistic skills to design culinary creations that showcase our local, farm-fresh Albertan flavours, while ensuring that sustainability remains a focus throughout operations. We hope that Chef Issel’s gastronomic experiences delight you as you enjoy your stay in Lake Louise.
Learn more about Chef Issel here.
Sean is an award-winning author, as well as a recognized Zen meditation teacher and Dharma Holder in the American White Plum Lineage of Zen. He has been a practitioner of Zen meditation for 30 years, and also teaches creative writing, meditation, and literature at the University of New Mexico-Taos, as well as SMU-in-Taos campus at Ft. Burgwin and the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.
Chau has a diverse background as the founder of the Canadian Mindfulness Centre, a psychometrist and as an instructor/student focusing on mindfulness based interventions. She provides a safe, compassionate and non-judgmental space for individuals to be present and to grow physically, psychologically and spiritually.
DR. EVA SELHUB
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Selhub served as an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and as a Clinical Associate and Medical Doctor of the world renowned Benson Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital for over 15 years. She now works with clients, corporations and scientific colleagues to redefine the ways in which we approach health and wellness.
New York Times bestselling author Sophie is a leading expert in the field of natural health and beauty, whose down-to-earth approach focuses on what’s truly healthy. Sophie Uliano, over the past decade, has become a trusted resource in the field of holistic wellness, bringing together a community of like-minded women and providing in-depth, current health-related information.
A trained psychotherapist, experienced teacher and devoted practitioner with over 22 years of experience, Kim spent 15 years living in South Asia leading wellness retreats sharing tools for emotional well-being and mental health. Her book, Ashtanga Yoga for Beginner’s Mind, guides students to an understanding of how to apply practice to daily life. She lives in Crestone, Colorado.
Tania is a writer and editor for magazines in the US and Europe and online media such as Forbes Travel, MSN.com and AOL Travel. Her fiction work has appeared in countless book anthologies, she has taught creative writing workshops for many organizations and is a Pushcart Prize nominee for short fiction.
DR. SUSAN WNUK
Dr. Wnuk is a clinical psychologist who works with people wanting to improve their mental and physical health through tested psychological approaches. She has an accepting, collaborative and encouraging style that involves teaching skills and practices to support clients in uncovering their own wisdom in responding to life’s challenges.