2018 Workshop Facilitators

Anne Ryan
Anne Ryan

Anne Ryan, Inner Quiet Yoga

Anne Ryan is a seasoned practitioner and teacher of yoga as well as a certified yoga therapist. She owns her own yoga studio, Inner Quiet Yoga, located in downtown Peterborough. She has practiced yoga and healing arts for over twenty-five years. Anne continues to actively pursue her education in yoga and healing arts and is always expanding on her healing philosophy which includes some of the following thoughts:

  • stress as the underlying factor in disease
  • relaxation allows the body to heal itself
  • health and well-being happens as we bring the body back to balance
  • Yoga and Integrative Yoga Therapy – identify and treat body imbalances, stretch, strengthen, increase focus and concentration, engage all five layers of being; body, energy/breath, emotions, mind/thoughts and spirit.

Colleen Carruthers
Colleen Carruthers

Colleen Carruthers, The T-R Group 

Colleen Carruthers is a workplace facilitator and registered psychotherapist.  With a passion for personal growth, reflection and self-development she works with clients to instill a passion for positive living through self-discovery, self-expression and self-support – tools for building resilience.

Trained at The Gestalt Institute of Toronto, Colleen is a proponent of taking responsibility for self while integrating a positive approach into everyday living.  She combines the best of Victor Frankl’s logotherapy, Fritz Pearl’s Gestalt and Martin Seligman’s Positive Psychology.


Jennifer Poon
Jennifer Poon

Jennifer Poon, Sun Life Financial

Jennifer Poon, CPA, CA, CFP, Director, Tax and Estate Planning Wealth, Sun Life Financial, has 16 years of experience in financial services and a proven record of delivering results through innovative strategies and process improvement, thriving on new challenges and embracing change. A strong technical professional that can cater the communication to her audience to garnish buy-in. A passionate public speaker that can motivate her audience and explain complicated concepts in simple, relative terms.


Lori McKee
Lori McKee

Lori McKee, Christian Horizons

Lori McKee is a Program Manager for Christian Horizons with a career spanning 24 years. She empowers staff and advocates for people with disabilities to reach their fullest potential within the communities in which they live and work.

Lori is also a certified Fierce Conversations Facilitator where she coaches groups to improve their communication, delegation and conflict management skills. Lori continues to advance her own learning at any given opportunity and loves to add courses to her continuing education portfolio.


Tara Seon
Tara Seon

Tara Seon 

Tara Seon believes she is blessed to be living exactly the life she wants, due in large part to the circles of kinship to which she belongs, circles which she has consciously created and earnestly nurtured over the years. A retired HR consultant and a true life-time learner in every sense of the word (volunteered overseas after retirement; earned a Master’s degree at 64, etc.,) Tara credits her rich life to the circles and communities with which she continues to create her life.


Myriam Llano
Myriam Llano

Myriam Llano, Divine Renewal

Myriam Llano is an expert on the relationship between women and food; she teaches women globally about nourishing the sacred feminine first as a way to honor themselves, bridging the gap between emotional eating, nutrition, and spirituality.

She is the creator of the Divine Renewal™ program and Divine Renewal Radio, a revolutionary program which supports women to create an intimate connection with food and their body through feeding what they’re truly hungry for in life with spiritual nutrition.

After many decades of being on a personal quest to heal her relationship with food, Myriam realized that the journey starts with honoring both our divine essence and our humanness.

Myriam is a registered nutritionist, an emotional eating coach, and devoted to the oath of the Divine Feminine.