Sara at heart is a storyteller. Her passion for life and the belief in the magic of our ever evolving human condition is the foundation from which she contributes. She understands that the intricacies of each individual’s story are the seeds that can grow into a beautiful garden but we must first unpack some of the muck those seeds were planted in for them to germinate and bloom.
Raised in a Doukhobor community rich in oral tradition and mentoring, Sara explored her connection to the natural arts. She learned about plants, sound, creativity and the physical and subtle energy bodies. She also learned about the shadow side of communities and has grown to understand mechanisms of coersion. To her, Doukhobor roots mean she has a strong sense of community and an inherent desire to explore the human condition.
She has lived in a number of countries in Europe studying Russian Pedagogy in Moscow and Central European Politics and Art History in Prague. She has an undergraduate degree from SFU in Sociology and has completed an intensive 3-year training program as an Ontogonic Body-Mind Practitioner and an extension year in Ontogonic Hypnotherapy.
Her career trajectory has been as varied as her interests, this laid the foundation for Sara’s unique set of tools and whole person approach to the work that she does. She began with community development in her own community, and expanded to capacity building in other areas. Eventually Sara developed programs for local youth leadership and became involved in international youth and elders conferences growing in diverse cultural awareness. Sara always looks for ways to build community and is an advocate for young people. She has a quirky passion for life.