Date: Sunday, June 25, 2017
Location: Chilliwack Corn Maze
About the Event:
Cultivate Wellness is a collaborative wellness mini-retreat benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation’s Workout to Conquer Cancer. Participants will be guided through a series of fitness workshops: featuring boxing with All City Athletics, the Class by Taryn Toomey led by Turf, yoga with Studio B and meditation by Moment Meditation. Our sweaty morning will be complimented by inspirational wellness and nutrition discussions by Mariah Vermeer and Kate Horsman. Our retreat is designed to educate, inspire and provide space for individuals to take time for themselves and to forge new relationships with like minded community members. A nutritious brunch will be provided by Faspa and Co and cold-pressed juice by The Habit Project. The event will take place on Sunday June 25th at The Chilliwack Corn Maze surrounded by corn fields and apple trees. This special event is mindfully curated by Cultivate and Co., Genieve Burley and the BC Cancer Foundation.
Cultivate & Co. was created to enhance the relationships between farmers, businesses and the public – we aim to bring agricultural awareness from farm to plate. Together, we three sisters, also known as The Bruinsma Girls, are the dreamers behind this movement.
We believe in investing in the future of food and to educate others as to why, where and how to eat as locally, seasonally and sustainably as possible. Our purpose is to lead by example and be ambassadors for local businesses and farmers in the Fraser Valley. The Fraser Valley has deep agricultural roots and is known for its rich, fertile land; supporting our local farmers is imperative to keeping this agricultural area sustainable.
We grew up here in Chilliwack on a small farm where we sold bags of apples on the side of the road. Our parents instilled in us a passion for agriculture and took the time to show us the importance of eating and cooking with whole, natural foods. In an era where the art of farming and the understanding of where your food comes from has been lost, we would like to continue this path of education and agricultural awareness. We are so thrilled to host you at our family farm for this special event.
~Danielle, Vanessa & Mariah
Dr. Genieve Burley-Wellness 360
Genieve is a chiropractor and yoga teacher based in Vancouver, BC. Her approach to wellness is a holistic approach, looking at how exercise, food, relationships, intellectual stimulation affects health overall. Genieve noticed that her ability to deliver this information in a chiropractic appointment or yoga class often wasn’t long enough to create lasting change in all facets of health. In 2013 she started developing Wellness 360 retreats to create an immersion in mind, body and spirit. On her retreats she creates a curriculum involving yoga, fitness, meditation, community, goal development, nourishing plant based food in a retreat space that involves nature at its finest, for hiking, surfing and other outdoor activities. The goal is for people to come back into their lives feeling balanced and motivated to keep their Wellness 360 program going.
In 2016 Genieve had the honour of attending Cultivate and Co. dinner, from that night she knew she wanted to collaborate with the Bruisma sisters to create a project that would benefit both the attendees and an organization to donate to. And Cultivate Wellness was born…
About our chef:
Bonnie was born, raised and fed on the beautiful West Coast of British Columbia. Her passion for growing, cooking and eating food grew out of a combination of her mother’s love for cooking and her travels through Europe, which inspired her to enroll in the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver. There she learned the foundations of French gastronomy at the hands of skilled instructors who themselves were inspired by the local fare available at the nearby Granville Island Market. After much training, and a stage at the renowned Vancouver Club during the 2010 Olympics, she graduated with her culinary diploma, the “Best Service Award 2010” and her first year Red Seal certificate. Following her culinary education, she began her training in the field gaining extensive experience at Abbotsford’s Restaurant 62, working her way up from garde manger to Sous Chef to Chef Jeff Massey. In addition to these formative and educational experiences, she has worked hands on at a variety of local farms, and even tried her hand at beekeeping. More recently, 2016 found Bonnie to be the proud recipient of the Young Entrepreneur Award at the Chilliwack Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. She finds her greatest satisfaction channeling all she has learned into creating elegant, locally inspired, multi course dinner parties for Faspa and Company. Bonnie currently resides on a farm in Yarrow, where she loves cooking in cast iron over an open fire by the Chilliwack river with her husband.
About our speakers:
Mariah is a holistic nutritionist born and raised in the Fraser Valley. From a young age sports, along with health, have been a major influence in her life. She started her journey to be a Registered Holistic Nutritionist not long after finishing her Bachelors degree in Land and Food Systems at UBC while playing on the varsity women’s volleyball team. She is passionate about healthy living and finding what food means to individuals on a deeper level. She believes that the food we eat has a major impact on our lives in so many ways; emotionally, physically and socially. It is her goal to connect individuals to their innate power to create the life they want to live.
Currently, Mariah has focused her nutritional knowledge on a cold-pressed juicing business called The Habit Project. She prides her company in sourcing organic produce from local farmers, supporting individuals to help their wellness journey and developing recipes that are designed to help individuals feel alive and energized.
Kate is a Holistic Nutritionist and Natural Foods Chef. She is passionate about being able to help people discover the power of food and its key to wellness in a happy, meaningful and healthy life. Working to inspire, encourage, educate and create change within the world of nutrition and how we treat disease though food to help you create the life you want, with your best body in the process. She believes that to get us to where we want to go we must look at… change, food, and movement, the benefit = the glow.
A born Vancouverite with some worldly experience, that has brought her to this most meaningful place today, now. Ballet dancer turned model, designer and entrepreneur. Trained Clinical Counselor and now Nutritionist and holistic chef. Her training is vast, but not nearly as extensive the life lessons she attributes for both finding her purpose, success and healing. “It is our darker shadows that create the most beautiful light” Utilizing every day, even the hard ones, to be the best you in this beautiful body we get to wear.
Kate works with a variety of clients from private practice to workshop and retreat. She specializes in Women’s Health, Body Image/Eating Disorders, Plant Based Nutrition and Athletics.
About our teachers:
Turf and Angela Hartman
TurF is a studio, shop, kitchen + coffee bar. We bring together the essentials to live a life that’s enormous. Deanne and Delaney Schweitzer are sisters and co-founders of TurF. They came to see that when you follow your passions fully led by purpose, your life just works – fully created, full of balance and joy.
So TurF was born on the foundation of all the things they love: healthy food, thoughtful apparel, a conscious sweat, the best coffee and building community.
An avid athlete her whole life, Angel has spent the last 10 years practicing yoga, running and surfing her way all over the world. Living in NYC, Ange found The Class by Taryn Toomey and was immediately hooked. After training to be a teacher for the past year, Ange is thrilled to finally have her favourite workout in Vancouver.
The Class by Taryn Toomey – Shake, pulse and bounce through this cathartic experience. Release tension as you build a lean, strong body and cleanse the spirit. The Class by Taryn Toomey has a dedicated following in NYC and LA. TurF is excited to premiere The Class by Taryn Toomey in Canada.
Studio B Yoga and More INC. is a social purpose business and has genuine intentions to encourage a mindful and balanced lifestyle by providing yoga and fitness classes that will allow personal growth while giving back. Located in the Garrison Village area of Chilliwack we are proud to offer an inclusive and bright space that is available to everyone in the community
Christie began teaching yoga in 2009 after completing a 200 hour yoga teacher training intensive under the guidance of Daniel Clement of Open Source Yoga. Since then she has completed over 1000 contact and non contact hours of yoga training and education, and has shared over five thousand hours of teaching. In May 2016, Christie became a RYT-500 certified Yoga Teacher under the direction and support of Christine Price Clark at the Vancouver School of Yoga. Christie is fortunate to have received guidance from many, many wonderful teachers. The underlying message in every teaching she has ever received has been that of honest love; of self and of life. She is eternally grateful to all of her teachers for sharing their passion for yoga, and love of life.
Sharing the idea of honest love through asana, through play, through silence, and through holding space for her community is her purpose, and her gift to give. Christie teaches in a way that emphasizes continuous movement and a strong connection to breath. She aspires to help people rediscover their inner light, that once found, can never again be lost nor forgotten.
To follow up the morning’s stimulating strength training session, we will move through a lighter, slower, hatha yoga practice- in which, our focus will be on poses that expand the muscles that have recently been conditioned. Yoga done after a rigorous workout is essential to balancing the body’s energy and recreating a sense of equilibrium. Expect to move through a well rounded, all levels sequence of postures while committing to slow, deep, conscious breathing for a calmer, clearer state of being.
The All-City fitness style is based on the philosophy of inclusivity and accessibility. Believing that everyone can benefit from the positive effects of exercise, classes are built to be fun and challenging.
Anna Farrant co-founded All City Athletics with her partner Jordan Bowers. All City is a boutique boxing fitness brand that offers group fitness classes to those who want to train like a fighter! Anna started boxing in 2008 as a way to relieve stress from work and fell in love with the sport which is one of the most challenging, and arguably therapeutic, workouts possible. Her training philosophy is “your mind will give out before your body does” reminding her clients that boxing is not only physical but will make you mentally strong. Her goal is to make boxing fun and accessible to those who may not have the desire to step in the ring while still keeping it authentic!@vancitybanana @allcityathletics
Giulia is a Training Manager at Lululemon head office in Vancouver, where she has worked for 6 years. Outside of her 9-5pm work life, you can find her at Ride Cycle Club or All City Athletics! Giulia has always been very passionate about teaching and fitness. She grew up dancing competitively and played soccer and volleyball for many years. She has been teaching at Ride Cycle Club ever since it opened 3 years ago and loves every minute of it. Always up for a challenge, Giulia found boxing through All City Athletics. She immediately became hooked on it when she first tried it 2 years ago and knew right away that boxing was something she wanted to eventually teach. You can find her at either of these studios doing what she does best – sweating and supporting others to push themselves in new ways!
Julie’s life is sweating. Her full time gig is working as the Lead Instructor at Ride Cycle Club where she not only teaches classes but also trains any new instructor that hits the podium. Essentially, Julie lives in her workout gear…so it makes sense that All City Athletics would be a perfect fit. Julie started training with All City over 2 years ago and it was love at first punch! Growing up in a big family on a cattle ranch, fitness was the foundation of her youth. Playing sports and being active outdoors was part of her everyday life and so a career in fitness is the perfect fit.
Moment Meditation and Anita Cheung
We are modern meditation. We believe that while enlightenment is great, sure, your inbox is full and you can never find time to clean your home. We get you- and our meditations do too. Designed with over 20 years of clinical experience in neuropsychology, our meditations get you calm, happy, and focused. This is cognitive training for the modern mind and this is a good time to take a moment.
The class will be an introduction to mindfulness meditation based upon our understanding of the brain. How do we use meditation as a tool to train our minds in order to achieve specific results in our lives. Expect a mindful activity and two guided meditations as well as the opportunity to chat and ask questions.
Workout to Conquer Cancer is a month-long movement in pursuit of raising awareness and crucial funds for the BC Cancer Foundation. These funds fuel groundbreaking cancer research and care at the provinces six BC Cancer Agency locations. Funds raised toward Workout to Conquer Cancer will support research initiatives for all cancers, including breast, ovarian and lymphoid—to name a few—where researchers are making major advancements into early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of these diseases. Over the past five years, a number of breakthrough discoveries have catapulted BC Cancer Agency scientists onto the world stage. These discoveries would not be possible without generous people like you.
Tickets for this event go on sale for May 1, we can’t wait to see you there!