Working with Milagro has been amazing; to work in an environment that truly nourishes your whole self ~ body, mind & soul. It has been an incredible awakening.

- Melody Walford, Bodyworker

Shani Cranston, Founder & Momma Bear

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Aspiring towards a Balanced Life

I was recently asked to speak about Self Care and how to live a Balanced Life. Who Me? Seriously? Sometimes I feel like a Fish out of Water or like I am swimming upstream. But then I remember...

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Shani Cranston

Who Are You?

I am a Student of Life, Lover, Grower, Mermaid and much MORE

Where Do You Call hOMe?

My hOMe is nestled in the Cowichan Valley forest on Vancouver Island and along the shores of the West Coast

How Do You Nourish Others?

With FOOD, TOUCH and PRESENCE

How Do You Nourish Yourself?

Being in service to others is deeply nourishing to me. I also LOVE to have my Hands in the Dirt, Frolic with Mother Ocean and Dance on the Hilltops!

What Can Others Depend On You For?

An eternal sense of OPTIMISM and Deep Nourishment on many levels.

What Do You Love About Yourself?

My ability to think outside the box and see ideas through to Fruition.

Nicole Gagnon, Connection Fairy

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Very Hempy Cherry Green Smoothie Recipe

As the Summer Olympics come to a close, I am praising Natalie Coughlin's Recovery Smoothie, adding my own green flair to make it extra delicious & nutritious. Adding Powerful Ingredients including Kale & Hemp Protein from The Good Seed...

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Nicole Gagnon

Who Are You?

Connection Fairy at Milagro Living & Making Musical Magic with my Voice & Acoustic Guitar

Where Do You Call hOMe?

Nomad Traveling the World

How Do You Nourish Others?

I am a part of the Collective so I can bring light to people and answer questions others have about the world.

How Do You Nourish Yourself?

Outlets and expressions include songwriting, singing, laughing and exploring the great outdoors

What Can Others Depend On You For?

Others can depend on me to be a positive reinforcement of JOY! I'm here to help people see the bright side of life.

What Do You Love About Yourself?

I love my spontaneous creativity, my compassion for all living beings, my openness to new experiences. I love my dedication to love, music and movement.

Jill Sawchuk, Yoga Instructor and Cranio Sacral Therapist

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Be Yourself

Do you ever find yourself questioning "Who Am I?" It's a tricky question, and our amazing Collective member Jill Sawchuk, who is also the Inspiring Yoga Teacher on our Reclaim Your Sacred Nature Retreat, shares a few beautiful words...

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Jill Sawchuk

Who Are You?

I am Lover of nature and life. I thrive when I have space and time to play and also get nourished through my work. I feel blessed to be on this path of yoga. My goal is simple: to live in a way that brings joy to both me and others. My dream is for all beings to be happy.

Where Do You Call hOMe?

I live on Vancouver Island, but my second home is Sayulita, Mexico.

How Do You Nourish Others?

I nourish others by reminding them of their true nature. I love to reflect the love we each have inside. I find it easy to see the best in people and love to encourage everyone to see the best in themselves. I can also see places where people are stuck and through movement and breath and awareness help them to liberate themselves from these limitations.

How Do You Nourish Yourself?

I nourish myself by playing with my kids, being outdoors, swimming in the ocean, or a lake or river. I love to eat healthy food. My yoga and meditation practice are a huge part of my life and what really keeps me grounded and whole.

What Can Others Depend On You For?

Others can trust me to listen without judgement. I am honest and gentle.

What Do You Love About Yourself?

I love me for who I am. I like the way I live life without fear of the future or regret about the past. I feel grateful for the many lessons that have brought me here and think I am living out my dharma and am exactly where I need to be.

Melissa Hardy, Massage Goddess/Lover of Life/West Coast Mermaid

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Super New Moon in Aries

The Super NEW MOON in Aries is here! The mantra for this new moon ~ “The more pleasure I can take, The more I move emotion, The more power I will have, To manifest creation."    

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Melissa Hardy

Who Are You?

Milagro came into to my life about 5 years ago, the day I met Shani founder of this beautiful collective. It was a hot Mexican day at the market in Baja.
In my life and for Milagro I am devoted to massage and bodywork, my helping hands in the garden, kitchen, with an open heart and laughter. I am a graduate of The Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage. I have spent the last 8 years traveling and living in beautiful places on the shores of Mexico, Hawaii, Central America, Haida Gwaii, Tofino, Ucluelet and in the remote Mountains of Northern BC.

My work is a combination of many modalities I have learned over the years. The tools of Deep Flow (http://deepflow.ca/) Deep tissue, Marma therapy, Reflexology, Lomi lomi, and Thai Stem massage to name a few. Working with the body to release holding patterns of tension and emotion. Holistic healing approaches that focus on our growth ~ connecting with our natural world, the body, the mind and the things that make us vibrant ~ our Seeds of Vitality ~

Where Do You Call hOMe?

I have many places I call hOMe, the ocean is always close by.

How Do You Nourish Others?

I nourish others with connection and laughter. My hands and my skills with touch. Lots of love <3

How Do You Nourish Yourself?

I nourish myself with nature, hot baths, saunas, massages, yoga to name a few beautiful things.....

What Can Others Depend On You For?

People can depend on me for a listening ear and a good laugh. A passionate activist for Social and Environmental causes.

What Do You Love About Yourself?

I love that I find to happiness giving to others. I love that I am always up for an adventure.

Kari Mathieson, Cullinary Alchemist and sensual delights artist

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Delightful Nori Salad Rolls

These little yummy guys are one of my favourite recipes that we make on Milagro retreats. I was inspired by this recipe and served them at a Medicine Woman’s retreat this past October and everyone loved them. Served...

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Kari Mathieson

Who Are You?

Kari Mathieson

Where Do You Call hOMe?

Salt Spring Island

How Do You Nourish Others?

Well as a Mother I am always in the midst of nourishing my family in some way or another . I also nourish others as I travel here and there offering mobile catering services for retreats and heart-centered gatherings. Another way I love to share my nourishing wisdom is through teaching intimate cooking classes and in offering personal nutritional coaching focused on plant-based diets for optimal health, vitality and longevity. I love to share the power of deep nourishment through real wholesome vibrant mindful relationship with our food.

Over that past 15 years I have been on a deep and intimate journey of exploring healing and nourishment through the art of culinary alchemy. I have gathered many gems and wisdom gifts along the way and my offering is to share these with the world.

How Do You Nourish Yourself?

I am deeply nourished by nature. I spend so much time in nature as i live in the a beautiful emerald green forest nestled between lakes and streams and the ocean. I replenish and nourish myself with long hikes with my dog "Bella" and playful trips with my children to swim and play by the water. I also take lots of time for deep play and rejuvination with my "sisters" through dance, relaxation, beauty and spiritual reflection. I also have a passionate relationship with chocolate and I nourish myself with RAW CHOCOLATE regularly.

What Can Others Depend On You For?

My calm grounded presence and my honesty.

What Do You Love About Yourself?

I love my love of beauty.

Dana Hook, Herbalist, Yogi, Mompreneur

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Natural Summer Care with Healing Bliss

Our Collective Member Dana shares helpful tools for Natural Summer Care ~ the Healing Bliss Rescue Salve & Sunscreen, to ensure you stay healthy and happy this summer! These products are the cornerstone of her business, and with...

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Dana Hook

Who Are You?

I have been a practicing herbalist for 20 years and am in love with all things nourishing from herbal medicine to whole foods and aligning the body, mind and spirit through yoga and a daily gratitude practice.

Where Do You Call hOMe?

Courtenay, BC

How Do You Nourish Others?

I offer nourishment to others through teaching a gentle, yet strengthening yoga practice, offering an open heart and attention through listening, and by inspiring people to heal themselves and the planet through the use of natural, herbal products and holistic practices.

How Do You Nourish Yourself?

I nourish myself through maintaining a regular yoga practice, taking time for meditation and prayer, spending time with my family and creating space for myself to replenish and recharge so that I may come back to them full of love for myself and with love bursting from my heart for them.

What Can Others Depend On You For?

People can count on me to be compassionate, positive and to look for the silver lining in all things, to be an avid cheerleader for others and to always try to be better today than I was yesterday

What Do You Love About Yourself?

What I love about myself is that it is easy for me to see the best in others and to stay positive in challenging situations, knowing and trusting that there is a higher vision and purpose that we’re all striving for in order to make the world a better place.

Melody Walford, Healing Bodywork

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An Embodied Life

What does it mean to live an Embodied Life in society today? A question I ask myself often. How do I stay connected to my values, to my body and heart in a time of technological compulsion, over...

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Melody Walford

Who Are You?

My name is Melody. I am a women who believes fully in each person’s capacity to heal. I am continually reminded as I walk my path of the power of breath, movement, and self-expression. Through the practices of yoga, massage, dance, and connection with nature. I am a Hatha yoga teacher and therapist as well as a massage professional. At present I am studying to be a Doctor of Chinese Medicine.

Where Do You Call hOMe?

Beautiful Victoria, British Columbia

How Do You Nourish Others?

Through conscious touch and guiding breath and movement in the form of Hatha yoga.

How Do You Nourish Yourself?

Through a commitment to taking care of the vessel of my body with wholesome food, connection to nature, movement therapy, sunshine and laughter!

What Can Others Depend On You For?

A smile and an open heart willing to witness another.

What Do You Love About Yourself?

My ability to inspire others.

Natalie Rousseau, Yoga Teacher

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Solstice Musings On Ritual And The Meaning of 108

Every year for the last seven years I have celebrated the Winter Solstice by doing 108 rounds of Surya Namaskar with my local community here in Tofino. In eastern philosophy the number 108 is considered a number that...

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Natalie Rousseau

Who Are You?

Passionate student of life, mother of one, teacher of yogic arts, bookworm

Where Do You Call hOMe?

Whistler BC

How Do You Nourish Others?

I aim to nourish others by offering inspiration, education, and encouragement on the path of practice

How Do You Nourish Yourself?

Reading, being with my family and my dogs, spending time in the woods, learning new things

What Can Others Depend On You For?

To show up on time and to always be learning something new

What Do You Love About Yourself?

My curiosity

Christy Greenwood, Healing Artist • 'Rewilding From Within' Dance Facilitator • E-Course Creator • Co-Founder of WEAVE Clothing

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Adjusting To Change

Adjusting To Change Change continues to roll through our lives like the weather through this valley. Some winds of change require us to dig deep as we lean in to integrate new experiences, process loss, recover from trauma...

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Christy Greenwood

Who Are You?

I am a devotee to the Great Mystery. I live as a woman, mother, wife, friend, daughter, granddaughter, sister, animal lover, devotee to the herbal allies, healing artist, rewilding dance facilitator and community member who dances on the evolutionary edge to super deep bass and harmonious sounds.

Where Do You Call hOMe?

Rainbow Pool, Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, Canada

How Do You Nourish Others?

I nourish others by offering deep listening, extending healthy boundaries, creating beautiful spaces, writing, playing music, offering nourishing food, encouraging others, practicing acceptance, cultivating humour & play to bring fun into the experience of life, yet I hold deep space for the most challenging of emotions to be felt, witnessed and released. I believe I nourish others by being as genuine & real as I possibly can. I nourish others by sharing the love in my heart.

How Do You Nourish Yourself?

Through the medicine of presence, breath, yoga, dancing and more dancing, reading, going to bed super early, being with the plant and nature allies, expressing my creativity through a multitude of passions, creating a beautiful home space, eating nourishing food, juicing, wildcrafting, making teas, self massage, medicine baths, playing music, cultivating loving relationships with family, sisters, brothers and community members.

What Can Others Depend On You For?

Deep listening, authentic sharing, healthy boundaries, killer music collection.

What Do You Love About Yourself?

I love the creative energy of spirit that flows through me. I am honoured to be a vessel for the magic we all share. I love my connection with animals and nature in addition to my willingness to keep showing up authentically with reverence for life. I love that I am shedding the self-criticism that crippled my natural confidence for years. I love that I am really loving myself these days. I love the way I love others and express it.

Michelle Ayau, Yoga teacher/ & Massage therapist

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Spring poem

Our dear Milagro Collective Member Michelle shares with us her spring poem 'Garden of Life.' Take the opportunity to read and be inspired by her words. Perhaps reflect on them as you reach into the dirt and re-connect...

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Michelle Ayau

Who Are You?

I am Michelle!

Where Do You Call hOMe?

HOMe for the past 16 has been Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, but I still call Canada HoMe as well.

How Do You Nourish Others?

I nourish myself by getting in the ocean almost everyday-surfing, swimming and SUP paddling. Also by spending as much time in nature as possible and by having a regular meditation and yoga practice.

How Do You Nourish Yourself?

I nourish others by sharing my knowledge, giving them my loving touch, and by being present and listening.

What Can Others Depend On You For?

Others can depend on me to be authentic, kind and ready for anything!!

What Do You Love About Yourself?

I love that I am strong, confident, healthy and adventurous!!