Lauren became an IASP-certified Kambo practitioner in March 2021 and is honoured to serve this sacred medicine at the enchanted healing center with a gentle and heart-centered approach.
For the last few years, Lauren has been working deeply with plant medicines and other healing modalities to work through grief, anxiety, depression, addiction, low self-worth, and lots of inner child healing.
She fell in love with Kambo for its ability to clear the physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies, as well as how its use can significantly raise your vibrations and align you to your soul’s true purpose.
She calls on this experience, her intuition, her connection to angels and spirit, and various healing tools to connect you back to your heart song and to help you remember who you are.
Vanessa has a long career (over 20 years) in fitness and Pilates, and in 2020 completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training. In 2017, Vanessa added gnostic teachings to her deep dive into spirituality, shamanism, and plant medicine work. At this time Vanessa will be offering yoga/conscious movement only.
Community Summer Volunteer & Guardian of the Lands
Monty serves as a summer community gathering volunteer, tending to the gardens & maintaining the lands at the enchanted healing center. You will see him caring for the animals through daily walks, feeding, and lots of play. He also prepares food and assists with community gatherings by cleaning the ceremony space before and after gatherings in addition to ensuring sleeping spaces are well prepared for family and friends to enjoy.
Monty Zonis was born in Israel and raised in Toronto. His passions in life are self-growth and discovery and immersing himself in nature. He is always smiling and laughing. His intention in life is to be of service to others by working in communities and volunteering with organizations that resonate with his values of environmental sustainability and healing. He now lives full time in the beautiful jungle of Costa Rica, and returns to Canada during the summer months to visit family and help volunteer with conscious organizations. Monty is currently learning Spanish and speaks English, Hebrew, and some Russian.
Juan Zuniga is the Owner of Novalis in Peru and has been good friends with Colleen since 2011.
Juan Zuniga harvests and supplies Colleen with many different medicinal plants from his lands in Peru to help assist Colleen to hold Silent Dietas on her lands.
Juan Zuniga is Peruvian, he is the Inspiration and Owner Of Novalis. He is in charge of all the daily operations and logistics and oversee's community outreach projects. He also holds deep heart-felt space as an assistant guide in plant ceremonies with Ayahuasca and Wachuma. Juan was born and raised in Peru. He studied linguistics at PUCP (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru) specializing in Quechua. Juan has been living in the region of Madre de Dios for over 12 years and has extensive experience in working with local communities.
Novalis is located on 2,000 hectares of Brazil Nut Concession in the district Bajo Piedras of Madre de Dios region, close to the triple border of Peru, Brazil, and Bolivia. Surrounded by primary and secondary tropical rainforests in what is considered to be the bio-diversity capital of the world.
Novalis is a habitat for many animal species such as Jaguar, Tapir, White-lipped peccary, black spider monkey, and many other animals. Novalis offers Ayahuasca retreats and nature plant dieta retreats with very experienced shipibo medicine women & men facilitators offering decades of experience who work in this region, and are eager to continue to support the local and global tribe people initiatives that help support to make this region so beautiful!.
Medicine Dog and Professional Cuddler
Caspera is one of Colleen's beautiful dogs at the Enchanted healing center. She was originally a stray dog from Peru found by Colleen and later taken back to Canada after her travels. Caspera is a Mama of 4 puppies from Peru. Her brother has Caspera's first born puppy now, and her other girlfriends have the three other puppies safe and sound and out of danger from the rough life in the streets of Peru. Caspera has been with Colleen for many years and brings so much joy and love to the center. You will find her coming up for pets and cuddles and eating the cat's food. She sometimes sits in community gatherings serving as a medicine dog. Caspera is 11yrs old now.
Medicine Dog and Hiking Companion
Echo is another one of Colleen's beautiful dogs at the Enchanted healing center. When you first meet Echo, you notice her friendly and playful nature. She loves going out for walks with guests and being in the outdoors.
Pearl is an 11 yr old rescued abused cat, who is from B.C. She loves the outdoors and has matured very nicely over the years and now gets along with all the animals in the home. She has a very warm loving purrr-resence and loves when you turn on the tap for her to drink fresh water.