Presenters at Camp Kawartha 2015

Learn From These AMAZING Women in September!

presenter; practitioner; sex therapy; sex counselling; wellness weekend; women's retreat; women's weekend; spirituality; self helpKaren B. K. Chan is a sex and emotional literacy educator in Toronto. She’s dedicated to cultivating ease, self-acceptance, and empathy. BK works with parents, couples, families, and organizations to improve relationships, resolve conflicts, and reduce relational stress. She has taught empathy and sex ed for 18+ years. BK is known for her quirky sense of humour, and loved for making challenging topics feel easy.

Her 5-minute YouTube video “Jam” (which likens sexuality to musical jamming) has received over 70,000 hits and is used as a teaching resource internationally. She recently authored a chapter on sex and creativity in Carl Franken’s anthology “Secrets of the Sex Masters”, and a number of online articles on gender equity, pleasure, sexuality, and sex-positive parenting. In 2014, BK was awarded “Service Provider of the Year” by Planned Parenthood of Toronto, which both humbled and encouraged her immensely.
Karen’s Workshop & Sessions

Bliss B4 Laundry; Women's Weekend; Women's Retreat; Wellness; Women's Wellness; Weekend; Sacred Fire Ceremony; Workshops; PractitionersJennifer Clark was one of Doreen Virtue’s first certified Angel Therapy Practitioners (1999) & first Professional Spiritual Teachers (2003). She is one of the world’s top Integrated Energy Therapy (Healing With The Angels) Master-Instructors helping people authentically connect and heal with the power of their angels. As an advanced student of shamanism, she facilitates powerful sacred fire healing experiences for women who desire to transmute the mistakes of the past to live fully in the present.

She is the host of the popular “Jen’s Zen” television show on Rogers 22 English Ottawa and the founder of the Ottawa Soul Sistas Networking Group. As an effective Energy Mechanic, Jennifer Clark helps you shift into high gear!
Jennifer’s Workshop & Evening Activity

Candice GallingerCandice Gallinger is a creative writer and natural healer currently learning Reiki and palmistry. After working in the Architecture and Interior Design industry for over 8 years, she felt a deep longing to make a drastic change. During this time she also faced dietary health issues that directed her awareness to the needs of her body.

Upon awakening to her inner wisdom and heart-centered desires, she began a journey of deeper self-discovery. Through healthy eating, spending time in nature, daily meditation and writing, she has been able to overcome her feeling of disconnection and once again feel whole.

One thing Candice can attest to is that these changes take time and we need to be gentle with ourselves in the process. By tuning in to the moments that open your heart and send waves of love pouring out, life once again becomes a magical adventure.

Candice strives to help others tap into their higher wisdom and gain a deeper sense of connection so that they too feel empowered to make the changes they desire.
Candice’s Workshop

presenter; practitioner; writing; journalling; wellness weekend; women's retreat; women's weekend; wellness; women; workshops; self help; spiritualityTreena Hill loves to write and is the co-founder of the Cramahe Community Writers’ Group. When she’s not at her part time job in the kitchen of her local hospital, she is taking care of her husband, her two children and her four fur kids. A new found love of yoga and meditation has become a big part of her life, helping her to find balance between body, mind and soul as she suffers from depression. Treena is currently working on new ideas for other workshops to aid in inspiring and empowering the women around her to help them find their inner light.
Treena’s Workshop

Women's Wellness; Bliss B4 Laundry; Women's Retreat; Women's Getaway; Girls Getaway; Ontario; Women's WellnessLynn LeCorre-Dallaire is a practicing artist, art educator, certified health coach and self-professed tree hugger! The tree is a metaphor for her life – a life filled with many branches (or passions). She grounds herself in good nutrition and soulfully roots herself in art, to fuel her energy and balance the many branches of her life.

Nutrition has cured her many chronic ailments (and her families too) and so after 25 years of teaching art, she studied nutrition to help people transform their lives through nutrition as well as art.

She has a Bachelor of Education Degree in Art, a Visual Arts diploma and a Health Coaching Certificate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

Lynn has presented nutrition talks in her community and has been presenting art workshops at teachers conventions for over 10 years. She has taught in the public schools, community programs, and privately. She offers an artist in the classroom program to schools that integrate the arts with the core curriculum to ensure the arts are alive and well in the school system.

Lynn has been exhibiting and selling her artwork for over 15 years and has been selected as the cover artist for the Art of the Peace Visual Arts Magazine in the Peace Region.
Lynn’s Workshop & Sessions

Bliss B4 Laundry; Women's Weekend; Wellness Weekend; Girls Weekend; Girls RetreatPercussionist Mariana Palhares moved to Toronto from Sao Paulo, Brazil at the age of 19. Her interest in percussion led her to Maracatu (Afro-Brazilian percussion) at 17 years old. In 2007, when she moved to Toronto, she immediately joined Maracatu Baque de Bamba, founded by Aline Morales (lead singer/director of the drumming troupe). Mari has since become co-leader, teacher and producer of Baque de Bamba, as well as a well known artist within and beyond the Brazilian community in Toronto.
Mari’s Workshop

Bliss B4 Laundry; Women's Weekend; Wellness Weekend; Women's Retreat; Girls Getaway; MamacareJess Sherman helps busy mothers simplify their lives by arming them with a powerful understanding of nutrition and the body. She coaches parents in dietary strategies that help infants and children calm down, learn better, feel better, get better sleep, have more energy, have fewer sick days, stay off medication… and simply be more resilient. She also helps mothers reframe and reclaim their own health by helping them identify and understand their needs and take control of their energy.

To better help parents learn to take care of themselves and raise healthy kids Jess has taken deep-dive training in digestive health, autism spectrum disorders, biological approaches to mental health, traditional food preparation, yoga and stress management, functional medicine and has become board certified in practical holistic nutrition.

It is her deepest commitment to help mothers relax, become confident in their parenting, and live vibrant lives while also being amazing mothers.
Jess’ Workshop & Sessions

womens weekend; women's retreat; wellness; practitioner; presenter; women; spirituality; self help; getawayKita Szpak is a professional publicist and writer whose promotion of artists such as Alan Jackson, Jo Dee Messina, Matt Dusk and Andrea Martin, showcases in Memphis and Nashville, and event spectacles like Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson World Tour, have given her first-hand experience with what it takes to be successful.

Ironically, the opposite happened in Kita’s personal life. Two marriage breakdowns and the awful feeling of not being able to fit in anywhere prompted Kita to search out the whole idea of happiness. It certainly wasn’t finding her.

Kita’s two university degrees, studies and research into philosophy, positive psychology, spirituality, and neuroscience led to the writing of You’re Special Wherever You Are, a U.S. award-finalist children’s book (Kita’s three sons first heard her stories) and later the co-written adult-themed Tipping Point to Happiness. Kita’s latest book The SIMPLE Life: Shiny Objects Not Required sums up the key elements contributing to a happy life once the years of clutter are examined and swept away.

Kita continues to write and contribute to various magazines as well as be interviewed by radio and TV as a “happiness expert”. To find her, look outside. She loves the outdoors and is an avid runner – she just ran the Boston Marathon.
Kita’s Workshop & Sessions

presenter; practitioner; wellness weekend; women's retreat; women's weekend; self help; reiki; spirituality; wellness; weekend away; getawayJacynthe (Jaz) Villemaire is a Reiki Master and Spiritual Coach. After graduating from University, she built a successful career in communications and training development with the Government of Canada. But although the salary and benefits were excellent, there was a big piece missing: her creative, caring and intuitive heart could not find a meaningful outlet and got lost in all the paper trails and policies. She painfully discovered that no matter your business drive, your social success or the amount of your knowledge, if you don’t follow the calling of your heart you will feel empty and dissatisfied. Being out of alignment with your heart’s desire brings stress, tension, depression and physical aches and pains. Enough was enough.

In December of 2013, she took the biggest leap of faith and quit her job to create the soulfully inspired life she desired – and she has not regretted it one bit.

Jaz is an avid and constant student of Life. She studied with masters in Canada, the USA and Brazil. She loves to take her dog, Maya, for leisurely walks near the St. Lawrence River, and she travels as often as possible. For her 40th birthday, she celebrated by trekking solo in London, UK to soak up the historical – and modern – vibes of that wonderful city.

Her services include various practices of Reiki, soul coaching, Chakradance, intuitive readings, Akashic records, tarot and oracle readings. Jaz teaches women how to live a joyful and inspired life by tapping into their intuition and clearing the hang-ups based on fear and self-worth issues.
Jaz’s Workshop & Sessions

Women's Weekend; Wellness Weekend; Bliss B4 Laundry; Women's Retreat: OntarioMichelle Vodrazka is a transformational nutrition coach, culinary nutrition expert, personal trainer, yoga instructor, and author of two cookbooks, Smart Snacking for Sports and Help Yourself to Seconds as well  as the proud mother of four children. Michelle’s journey into nutrition started when she was able to help her youngest daughter overcome autism through diet and supplementation. She is a big believer that the way you eat, move, and think is the secret to a healthy, happy life.
Michelle’s Workshop & Sessions

Velvet Williamson; Women's Weekend; Women's Retreat; Bliss B4 Laundry; Camp Kawartha; Wellness WeekendEver since she was a child, Velvet Williamson has been fascinated with the energetic realm. She has been drawn to learn many different types of energetic modalities including reiki, aromatherapy, Tibetan energy massage, crystals, shiatsu and reflexology.

Her interest in past life regression became more than a ‘knowing’ when she saw someone speak on the subject. Having wondered about her own past lives, she underwent her first regression session and never looked back! It impacted her so much that she sought out how to learn this modality so she could help others. Combined with her intuitiveness, Velvet can help clients reach deeper and make sense of the puzzle that we call life.

Along with her spiritual practice, Velvet also creates vegan, organic skin creams that are individually made for each customer according to their skin requirements and emotional needs using all the knowledge she has garnered over the years.

As well as all of the above, her love of writing and helping people made it a natural progression for her to put pen to paper and write a book about what she has learned in her lifetime. Her book is due out this fall.
Velvet’s Workshop & Sessions