Health & Wellness Coaches
Our talented team of wellness professionals create experiences designed to draw out what you really want, along with creating an individual action plan to start beginning your dream life immediately.
Holistic health and wellness is all about balancing and taking care of the different aspects of your life which is why we work with a variety of coaches at each of our retreats. Each of our coaches is an expert in their area and brings a unique take on achieving your goals and being happy.
Interested in becoming a Marpole Retreats coach? Contact us.
Meet the Coaches
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Marpole Retreats Founder
Marie is a certified Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
Her goal is to help motivated individuals reach their dreams, whatever they may be, by; providing a space to meet likeminded people, learn about breaking goals down into manageable stepping stones, and learning how to look after your body and mind to be your best self.
FUN FACT: Marie came to Canada almost 3 years ago with her travel buddy, Bertie - a blind Yorkshire Terrier with a strong desire to do nothing but sleep.
Sugar Freedom Expert
Danielle Daem is a Sugar Freedom Expert & Somatic Embodiment Coach who is passionate about helping people heal their relationship with sugar and themselves so they can reclaim control over their health and energy once and for all!
Using her extensive knowledge in nutrition, somatic healing, trauma, and coaching, Dani helps you discover a new way of living in which sugar cravings and guilt no longer controls your health and life. Her root cause approach to addiction understands that our relationship with food ultimately stems from our relationship with ourselves.
Mindset and Manifestation Coach
Jennifer is a Mindset and Manifestation Coach for entrepreneurs and has helped overwhelmed people become successful, empowered CEOs.
Her education in Psychology and, together with more than two decades of self-development and being a Yoga and Meditation teacher, has created a coaching practice to help driven people overcome limiting beliefs, accelerate their success and bring their dreams to reality.
Communication & Performance Coach
Valerie became an executive coach, first as a partner in Amsterdam based Executive Performance Training, then with her own coaching practice, Stand & Deliver. She is a founding co-director of Breathexperience Canada and a certified Clean Coach. Valerie believes the quality of our lives hinges on our capacity to be present – first to ourselves, then to others and the world. ‘Being present’ starts with sensing the simple movement of our allowed breath. That choice opens the door to a wellspring of creativity, trust, clarity, and vitality.
Wendy helps entrepreneurs connect with their ideal clients online, with relationship-building content, audience research and SEO techniques. She has two decades of communication experience in corporate and non-profit marketing, and trade-journal publishing.
After working through her own mental health challenges, she became passionate about connecting wellness seekers with coaches, yoga teachers, counsellors and other wellness providers.
Karen is a BCRPA-certified fitness instructor, Special Education Teaching Assistant, Public Speaker and an award-winning author.
She specializes in Yoga, Stretch, Pilates, and Cycle Fit classes. Karen is the recipient of the 2018 BCRPA Fitness Instructor of the Year Award.
It is Karen's philosophy that we must exercise to reap the benefits of good health but to heal the mind, body and spirit collectively, we must do Yoga.
Goal Setting Coach
Laura is the lady we all want to talk to when we have tiny doubts creeping in and we need that voice of reason to help navigate our way back to our unique purpose and gifts.
Many of us have forgotten what these are, Laura helps us realign in ways which give lasting effects
FUN FACT: Laura is a mom of 3 and rocks her own business too.
After graduating from Western University in Nutritional Sciences, Maddie taught yoga around the world. Eventually, she landed in Vancouver where she became a Registered Massage Therapist and recently opened her own clinic in her favourite neighbourhood, East Vancouver!
Maddie has completed various trainings including her 200hr YTT, 500hr YTT and SUP Paddleboard Yoga certification.
Yoga Instructor & Conflict Mediator
Farah has been teaching yoga for over 20 years in a variety of settings - yoga studios, public schools, non-profits, corporate classes, and in retreat settings. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her studies in Tibetan Buddhism, Lineage-based yoga, conflict resolution, and non-violent communication.
She is also a pioneer in integrating conflict resolution skills with yogic practices and Buddhist wisdom; bringing a somatic approach to communication and conflict.
Horticulturist & Yoga Teacher
Ingrid van Oostrom
Ingrid assists people with creating sanctuary within themselves through traditional yoga and nature. She is a horticulturist, yoga teacher, author, and life coach who loves life, laughter, and ice cream! Plants are her passion too and she provides horticultural advice on creating garden spaces to retreat to. She also carries out the garden work or provides training or workshops for the best results. Outdoor spaces are healing for body, mind, and spirit and should be available to anyone. Where better to practise yoga than in the outdoors, when the weather is nice of course!
Ewa is an Irish Registered Dietitian, who graduated with a BSc in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Dublin Institute of Technology & Trinity College Dublin.
She worked in a clinical setting for 2 years, where she realized that what she really wanted to do, is to help people get healthy early in their lives, and help prevent admission to hospital in the first place.
Ewa has a special interest in plant based nutrition, and is the cofounder of the Plant Based Diets And Food Sustainability Special Interest Group.
Tannis Ross is an Intuitive Artist, Teacher and Retreat Facilitator living in beautiful Maple Ridge, BC.
Tannis' love of painting is an extension of her desire to connect, teach and gather with others to practice the art of being in a state of creative flow. Tannis is a dreamer, a doer, a badass believer in people! For nearly 10 years through her company A Pinch of Creativity, she has encouraged the people in her classes and circle to explore their deepest selves so that they can be witness to their own greatness.
Dreams & Goals Guide
Kristi is an international retreat leader, author, lecturer, private meditation coach for busy executives and creator of the My ParaVita Circle, an online meditation membership program. She helps busy people find balance, wellness and contentment in their daily lives.
Kristi is a certified as Miracle Choice Facilitator and Guide for the Gene Keys Program. In addition, she holds a diploma in Mindfulness Study by the NLP Centre of Excellence and completed the three-year BTB Feng Shui Masters Training Program™.
Registered Massage Therapist
& Yoga Teacher
Angela Thompson is a registered massage therapist and yoga teacher living on Galiano Island, BC.
Her passion for anatomy and physiology has greatly influenced her teaching style. She encourages you to slow down and get curious about how it feels to be YOU as you connect mind, body and spirit.
Angela creates a safe space where all bodies are welcome.
Beau’s songs and life are inseparable. Experience and loss have forged an indomitably positive spirit that is most powerfully communicated in a live performance.
If the essence of rock n' roll is about taking the leap and risking everything to be yourself, Beau is certainly one of the most honest performers in popular music today. As a queer artist, he pulls no punches as he risks everything in a ‘without a net’ high wire act of a live show that has few equals.
From a VERY young age, Cheyenne's parents' walls were her first canvas! With trusty crayons in tow, she would spend hours creating. As she grew it became apparent to all those around her that Cheyenne's future would be lived as an artist.
In 2014 Cheyenne created her business - Paint Star Party - to share with others the great feeling of accomplishment you have when you create something beautiful. Cheyenne wanted this feeling to be available to everyone, even if they don't consider themselves creative at all.