The path to self knowledge inspires us to reveal our inner gifts.
Heather Royal B.Ed in Fine Arts, DCH
Heather is a classically trained homeopath at Vancouver School of Homeopathy (2008) and a Professional Art Educator (McGill University Bachelor in the Education in the Arts 1994).
She has studied with many world renown homeopaths: Rajan Sankaran, Sunil Anand, Jan Scholten, Roland Guenter and Laurie Dack to name a few.
She has worked for many schools educating and bringing art and culture into many students lives. Emily Carr Institute, Brackendale Secondary School, Valleycliff Elementary, Squamish Elementary, Cedar Valley Waldorf School, Shamanic Yoga Institute and most recently Salix Naturalist School.
She holds 300hr yoga teacher training at the Shamanic Yoga Institute and has taught in the karma yoga program at Shala Yoga & for the 2016/17 Medicine Wheel. Her yoga practice is deepening into pranayama and meditation techniques.
Heather is a mesa carrier in the Q’ero lineage since 2009. She has led Medicine Wheel workshops both for Squamish Nation/Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw, Tantalus Wellspring Society, Shamanic Yoga Institute & most recently will be offering a full Medicine Wheel intensive at Ayni Farm Retreat Center on Denman Island, BC
Most recently, her travels to Peru manifested a vision of Connecting Mountains-Sharing Wisdom. This is an on-going collective opportunity for Indigenous Nations in BC & Alberta, Q’ero Andean Healers and the larger community to share healing & bridge connections for being active Earthkeepers in today’s society. She currently studies and is mentored by her sweet teachers Don Juan Apaza Quispe from the Village Q'eros and Karina Davalos Concha.
"I honour all the teachers in my life. For you continually shape and show me places I can grow and learn."
"I raise my hands high to respectfully acknowledge that we live, work and play on the unceded traditional territories of the K'omoks, Pentlatch, Qualicum, and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw.
Who am I?
I was raised by fields of strawberries, the cadence of horse hoofbeats in undulating meadows and white birch trees.
I am inspired by my Mohawk/Kanien'kehá:ka family & ancestors, the Bear Clan, the medicine keepers and my Celtic grandfather who taught me to follow the rainbow.
My love of homeopathy, art and shamanism all directly tie to the deep connection and reverence I have to the natural world.
Over many years, I weave together these experiences shared and gifted to me from indigenous traditions and from my career as an educator, artist and homeopath.
It is a honour to work with each person as they step into my practice, to offer the skills and experience taught to me to facilitate a return to balance and well-being for my clients.
My most important act of service is to my family, my three children and loving partner in life and to strive to live more softly upon Mother Earth. This has culminated in the co-creation of Ayni Farm Retreat Center on the South West side of Denman Island where we practice daily giving and care-taking the 12 acres that nourishes our bodies, minds and souls. It is our intention to provide opportunities for others to experience a slower, more mindful approach to living sustainably through various workshops, gatherings, and ceremonies in the practice of 'Ayni' or Tekarihwaienawá:kon (Sacred Reciprocity).
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