Oakville Wholistic Wellness Expo
2017 Speakers/Practitioners to be announced soon!
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11:15-11:45am Lisbeth Fregonese  

Learn the intimate relationship between your chakra/aura energy field and how they correspond to your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual being. When we learn how to access the information that is stored in our Soul Blueprint, then we can change our lives accordingly.

Here is your opportunity to learn the techniques used to read chakras/auras and master the art of implementing these readings to live a more fulfilled, happy, and balanced life.


12:00 - 12: 30pm Ven. Bhante Saranapala  

In this presentation, Bhante Saranapala is going to tell the audience some powerful ancient and modern stories which will shed light with respect to making Canada the happiest, healthiest, kindest and most mindful and peaceful nation in the world.

In addition, he will also guide the audience with a mindfulness technique: Stop now. Breathe now. Smile and be happy now! Healthy mind promotes a healthy nation!

Known as the "Urban Buddhist Monk", an appropriate nomenclature for a Buddhist Monk for modern times, Bhante Saranapala has been acclaimed as a consummate teacher of meditation by a growing number of seekers of the Buddhist Way of Life in North America and Europe who admire his simple and all-embracing approach in transmitting the universal message of love, understanding and compassion of Buddha.

He has earned an enviable reputation as a motivational speaker and a meditation master par excellence. Born in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Bhante Saranapala, after receiving both his monastic and secular education in Sri Lanka, made his way to Canada to further his studies and soon addressed his mind to the noble task of spreading in the West his own tested approach to Mindfulness and Insight Meditation.

Settling down in the City of Mississauga-Toronto West, he has been a monk in residence at the monastic fraternity of the West End Buddhist Temple and (Monastery) Meditation Centre for the past 23 years.


12:45 - 1:15pm: Michelle Smye Hughes  
A World Transformed: The Healing Power of Plant Foods  

We live in an exciting period of rapid transformation. At this time many people are being guided to take inventory of their lives, to make changes, shedding that which no longer serves them or is unbalanced.

What we consume as food, as physical energy, is no exception. Many are experiencing increased food sensitivities, inexplicable digestive issues or a general feeling of malaise surrounding their diet. Foods which once brought comfort and tradition to our lives, have lost effect.

There is a physical response that can be felt by shifting toward consuming an abundance of whole plant foods which feels cleansing, detoxifying. Beyond beliefs, we are able to respond in ways to food that are felt first in physical experience and then reinforced through our own unique intuitive guidance.

This informative talk will address the ways we can affect positive change, in baby steps, without removing too much from our own path, to cultivate vibrant health in our bodies and minds while leaving our children a healthier planet, assisted back toward alignment with the rhythm of nature.

Michelle loves to share her passion for a whole plant food lifestyle. It has completely transformed her life, in more ways than you can imagine. She is the author of Vegetable Nirvana: The Angel Cure, The Plant-Based Secret and Eat Your Peace. Michelle holds workshops, classes and individual sessions through Luminous Energetic Pathways, Spiritual Centre, in Burlington.


1:30 - 2:00pm Gaisheda Kheawok  
Shamanic Meditation and Kirtan  

Meditation, long established in Tribal traditions, holds a very important place in our approach to spiritual healing. In this workshop we marry the healing aspects of Energy Medicine with the calming and centering modality of Meditation.

Gaisheda Kheawok is a Tribal Elder, Medicine Person, Seer and Healer with over 30 years of experience in Shamanic Soul-Based Energy MedicineTM. A leader in innovated Energy Medicine therapies, Gaisheda is an international speaker and has facilitated over 3,000 workshops and Sacred Site pilgrimages worldwide.

Gaisheda is a Member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology, the Canadian Association for Integrative and Energy Therapies, and the Seneca Historical Society.


2:15 - 2:45pm Eleanor Vandenberg  
Getting out of our Own way - A Womanís Journey to Self Love & Acceptance.  

My journey of discovery went from healing my body to finding my inner strength and ultimately to finding myself and my gifts to help others heal.

After leaving an abusive marriage I didnít know who I was. I didnít know what my purpose was but knew there had to be more. I struggled with self-love as I thought it was selfish.

In 2006 I met my soulmate and thatís when my inner healing truly began. We were introduced to the world of Energy Healing and Spiritual Awakening. It felt as if I was home.

In order to be free of the seeds that had been planted in the form of words that became beliefs I had to get OUT OF MY OWN WAY to allow, accept, trust and Love.

With the acceptance of myself and my intuition, I am guided to help others heal physically and spiritually. I am instinctively drawn to helping Women find self-love and acceptance in themselves and become all they are intended to become.


3:00 - 3:30pm Charleston Dollano  
Decoding the Food Industryís Deception: A Chef unveils the Difference between Living and Lifeless Foods.  

ďLet food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.Ē For centuries we as a species have relied solely on food to sustain, heal, and nourish us. Now we live in a world of abundance and it has left us all in want, becoming more enslaved by cravings that we canít seem to break. Itís no wonder our world suffers from an epidemic of chronic disease.

Allow me to share with you my thoughts, how I use food as medicine in my restaurant, and how I teach our patients to do the same at home with their families. Knowledge is power and education can set you free. Learn how to return power to itís rightful place, your hands!

Charleston Dollano is the Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Whats Good Wellness Centre. He has been in the hospitality industry for over 21 years and specializes in fermenting, sprouting, growing microgreens, and creating foods using Chinese Medicine philosophy.


3:45 - 4:15pm Swamini Bhavya Bharti  
Physically Healthy, Mentally Stable, Spiritually Connected: Brahm Gyan - Ancient Vedic Technique  

Learn how this ancient technique of Brahm Gyan can lift you to a new level of existence. The ancient seers of India used this technique to dive deep within themselves to understand and experience the purpose of life. They however realized that this profound knowledge cannot be taught but must be experienced. After all, we cannot know the taste of honey by a description of it, but only by tasting it!

Today, you can practice Brahm Gyan and feel its electrifying power as it guides you to live a physically healthy life, as it massages your mental faculties for a stable outlook and sharp awareness of your place in this vast universe. Feel your consciousness expand within you, freeing you to walk your path with new vigor, joy and purpose. Come learn howÖ

Sw. Bhavya Bharti is the only ambassador of the Brahm Gyan technique in Canada. She is an Ayurveda and Iridology Practitioner, Yoga and Meditation teacher, and Motivational Speaker.