Lianna Walden -
Lianna Walden is a Sex and Relationship Coach, Professional Speaker, and Movie Producer. She shared her intimate exploration of non-monogamy with her husband and how it brought them closer together.
Charllotte & Sophena Kwon
Mother and daughter team, Charllotte and Sophena Kwon of Maiwa, shared their story and perspective on family business, and creating a life where there is no distinction between living your life and your work and the benefits of working and wearing natural fabrics and dyes.
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers is a Filmmaker, Writer, Actor, and Activist. She is both Blackfoot from the Kainai First Nation as well as Sámi from Norway. Maija shared her experience of living as a First Nations woman in Canada and how her artwork is an expression of decolonization.
Tori Holmes is the Co-Founder of Nectar Juicery, a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, Professional Speaker, and a Business Mentor. At the age of 21, Tori was youngest woman ever to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, after completing her journey she co-authored Crossing the Swell: An Atlantic Journey by Rowboat. Through Tori’s life-changing journey on the Atlantic, she discovered her gift, passion and purpose – to help others heal themselves through wellness. Tori shared her incredibly inspiring and courageous journey of why she decided to study holistic nutrition and how that lead her to co-found Nectar Juicery in Vancouver, BC.
Keighty Gallagher is the Founder and Director of Tight Club Athletics, as well as a Lululemon fit model. Keighty loves to workout and stay active and believes that physical activity fuels creativity. As much as Keighty loves staying fit, she also loves great food, beer and desserts and believes in achieving a balanced and fun lifestyle. For Feisty Feast No.4, Keighty spoke about creating a balanced lifestyle and how she grow Tight Club Athletics into one of the most successful and unique ways to keep fit in Vancouver.
Ja Pace is a dancer, jewellery designer, photographer and musician. Ja and her parents have travelled and performed all over the world in their family band, Rio Samaya. For Feisty Feast No.6, Ja shared her deeply personal story of how she lives with a terminal illness and how she has used trauma in her life as a form of renewal to live a life unapologetically her own.
Marian Goodell is a Founding Board Member and the CEO of the Burning Man Project. Marian oversees Burning Man’s year-round staff of 70+ employees and its annual operating budget of approximately $30 million. For Feisty Feast No.8, San Francisco Edition, Marian spoke about the life and career challenges that lead to her success and challenged the traditional understanding of what it means to be a woman in your 'prime'.
Chloe Edgar Chloe Elgar is a Holistic Nutritionist, Author, Speaker and the founder of Chloe‘s Countertop, a platform to support women around the world who are suffering from disordered eating, inauthentic living and body image issues. Chloe’s universal mission to change our relationship to pain and to create space for vulnerability and truth. At Feisty Feast No.12 on Body Image, Chloe shared her very powerful relationship with an eating disorder and how she has worked through her eating disorder by sharing her story.
Myrah Penaloza is the Co-Founder of It’s Time To Bloom (a yoga festival in Edmonton, Alberta), a kundalini yoga teacher and an all around beautiful hearted human. For Feisty Feast No.9, Calgary Edition, Myrah lead three kriya meditations at New Age Crystals and shared her thoughts and experiences on what living authentically means to her.
Andrea Hill Is the founder of The Dinner Party, an intimate dating service where she hand selects singles and brings them together over a dinner party. For Feisty Feast No.11, she invited a participatory conversation with guests about female sexual empowerment.
Sonia Chhingji is the Co-Owner of the Woodlot, a Vancouver based soap and candle company, which she founded with her fiancée, Fouad. Before making the shift to working with her hands and starting her own company, Sonia worked in hospitality and digital marketing. For Feisty Feast No.10, Sonia lead a workshop on beauty treatments and shared how her upbringing making candles for special family events inspired her to start Woodlot. Using Woodlot’s natural ingredients guests created their own take-home beauty treat.
Krista Novakowski has over twenty years experience in the world of yoga, meditation, counseling in the healing arts and tantric counseling. She has studied extensively in Southeast Asia and now lives and teaches workshops, classes, retreats, and private clients about tantra. For Feisty Feast No. 11, Krista shared what female sexual empowerment meant to hear through the ancient wisdom and practice of tantra.