Wellness Community

Kara Sorensen R.M.T.

 yoga retreatRegistered Massage Therapist; Janzu Aquatic Therapist; Certified Pilates Instructor, UVIC -Dept of Anthropology (cross-cultural healing) & WCCMT – Massage Therapy. Kara has been practicing massage for over 20 years and has trained in numerous bodywork modalities including Thai Yoga Massage and Janzu Aquatic Therapy. She is the owner of and practicer at Atman Massage Therapy Clinic in Metchosin, British Columbia.  Her work is appreciated for it’s calm, therapeutic and attentive rhythmic quality.  When Kara is not busy helping her clients breathe more deeply and enter blissful states, you will find her sharing her restorative practices with participants on her retreats in Bali and other parts of the world.   


Cedar Sorensen E-RYT

yoga retreatRegistered Yoga Instructor & Yoga Therapist, Member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, DipED (Art)
Cedar is owner of  DevaDaru Yoga & Healing Arts in Victoria BC, she is also a trained Aletheia Breathworker and has completed several training courses in Bali with Shakti Spirit Yoga & Sama Yoga. Cedar is dedicated to assisting others on a joyous journey home to self, and shares her vast knowledge of this ancient healing practice to touch & bless every aspect of one’ s being. 


 Susan Mead, Master Herbalist/Essentrics Instructor

Susan Mead 2Susan has been in private practice as a certified Master Herbalist since 1996, after spending the first 20 years of her career in business—most recently as Director of Marketing for an internet start-up company in the mid-1990’s.   She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, and has been a Certified Yoga Instructor since 2000. But her biggest passion is Essentrics which she has been teaching since 2013 after it helped Susan heal from double frozen shoulders, as well as a torn meniscus (back of the knee).

Susan’s first book, Take Back Your Body, was released in January, 2009, with a glowing endorsement by Christiane Northrup, M.D. In addition, Take Back Your Body won two First Place EVVY Awards, and has been featured in many publications, including the Rocky Mountain News.

Blending these skills and experiences, Susan is dedicated to helping others move and heal. Still writing and speaking on occasion, Susan spends most of her time teaching Essentrics classes and workshops around the world. She lives in Colorado with her husband where she teaches Essentrics classes, is a volunteer with the Steamboat Springs Ski Patrol and now mentoring other Essentrics instructors. To learn more about Susan please stop by her website Susan Mead

Rebecca Wood

IMG_3341Hopewood Holistic Health director Rebecca Wood, is a Certified Natural Health Professional (CNHP), AromaTouch Therapist, E-RYT 500 Yoga Instructor, Advanced Myofascial Release (MFR) practitioner, Herbalist and Reiki Master. Coupled with her work in yoga and herbal education, Rebecca has spent the last 22 years teaching Natural Resources and Sustainable Design at the college level and 10 years coordinating international study-abroad and eco-wellness journeys to Central America. Read more about Rebecca’s extensive background in the healing arts on her website here

If you are interested in being a part of this fun community of creative nurturers we’d love to hear from you! 


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