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My life’s purpose centers around facilitating journeys of self-discovery through ceremonial plant medicine and entheogenic offerings. The essence of Vipassana, a meditation practice taught over a 10-day silent course, involves observing reality as it is, within the body’s framework, moment to moment.
Since 2008, I have sat in a dozen courses, deepening my awareness and equanimity about suffering and its causes. As an initiated Sufi and leader in the Dances of Universal Peace, I relate with the wisdom of all the great traditions and serve from a place of integrity, caring, curiosity, understanding, and empathetic intuition. In 2010, my first plant medicine ceremony set into motion a pivotal motorcycle journey across South America and a lifelong relationship of healing and wisdom from the Plant Teachers.
My regular visits to the Amazon continue to inform me deeply about the interconnectivity of all things. With great respect, humility, and gratitude, I continue my work with entheogens. The lineage of Mestizo shamanism flowing from respected healers, such as Don Solon Tello, Dona Cristina, Don Jose Campos, and Don Nissan is where I primarily hang my medicine hat. I also draw inspiration from the Sacred Valley Tribe and Diego Palma’s teachings.
Ultimately, my approach is syncretic and held through the lens of non-duality. You may find me devotedly serving ayahuasca, jaguar (5-MeO-DMT), or a few other sacraments from the entheogenic pantheon. With a B.Sc. in Kinesiology and trained as a CHEK Practitioner, I am well connected in the holistic elements of human health and fitness as a certified addictions recovery and psycho-spiritual integration coach with Being True To You.
As a husband and father living in the mountains of British Columbia, I retired from a long career as a crew leader in wildfire suppression in order to follow the fire in my heart to serve those who feel called to growth and transformation and to help them recognize the shaman in each of us.
Discovery - You have discovered us and courageously reached out. Now we explore if it's a fit for both of us to move forward with a therapeutic process or coaching.
Intake - You fill out a questionnaire that will begin to prepare you and provide us with the background required for us to ensure that it's appropriate to move forward with the therapeutic process.
Preparation - We continue to build rapport as we explore, refine, and clarify your intentions. The set and setting is defined. Any questions are brought forward. The journey is now well on its way.
Experience - This is the moment where profound healing, learning, and spiritual connection unfolds. Transformation catalyzed. Gifts realized. Well played, brave heart.
Integration - Now the rubber hits the road and you are navigating the ceremony of life with a new orientation. We work together to cultivate the gifts of your experience like a garden. Nurturing holistic growth of the ever-unfolding transformative process with coaching and practices.
The Experience was not a magic bullet meant to fix all your problems but it was an invitation into the intimate and wondrous journey of self-discovery. With curiosity and self-inquiry we invite the higher purpose to surprise us as the beauty of our destiny plays out and we return home to innocence.
- B.Sc. Kinesiology
- Addictions Recovery and Psycho-spiritual Integration Coach
- Being True To You Integration Specialist
- Chiron Psychedelic Somatic Therapist (Bradley Foster)
- Ahimsa Psychedelic Training Program (Sasha Cuff)
Programs and Workshops
"Chris offers a beautiful blend of care, gentleness, strength and presence that is humble, wise and grounded. I felt trusting and comforted by Chris’ support and really held through some pretty painful moments. I appreciate how Chris listens with his heart, attunes with mine and connects in with the unseen healing forces surrounding this work. I am so grateful!"
“Chris is a fantastic Coach/Guide. He creates a space that has allowed me to go off in any direction I need to. With an attentive ear, he always guides me back home and has helped me do the work that has been most important for my growth. Chris has helped me write and clearly explore thoughts. He’s a beautiful soul with the experience and knowledge to keep you on track and accomplish your goals.”
”Chris helped me to navigate through a challenging time in my life, and gave me much needed clarity about my future goals. He helped me to figure out where I need to go and how to get there. Chris really motivated me to pursue my dreams, and I can't thank him enough for all the help he has given me.”
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