Briya Freeman is a spiritual facilitator and teacher based in Ottawa, Canada.
She is dedicated to helping people find greater meaning, healing and inspiration in their lives, and to supporting a community of conscious leaders, healers, and visionaries.
Briya began her journey of awakening in her early teens, and taught her first yoga class at 13.
At 23, she found herself facing a seemingly incurable "mystery illness" and began an in-depth exploration of natural healing modalities including yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, ancestral ceremony, depth psychology, herbalism, dreamwork, and Eastern philosophy.
In 2010, she was blessed to meet South American shaman, mystic and spiritual teacher Berdhanya Swami Tierra, under whose guidance she undertook an intensive study of mysticism, mind-body healing, and human consciousness, and whose work remains her main inspiration to this day.
Briya is committed to creating powerful, fun, enlivening and transformative opportunities to help others discover their innate powers for healing, creativity and self-realization.
She is also an active advocate for ancient ways of knowing to modern audiences, including Ayurveda, meditation, ceremony and mysticism.
CAREER & CREATIVITY
Briya is the creator of Ayurveda for Vibrant Living, a practical exploration of the ancient yogic science of self-care and self-healing.
She is also the co-founder of Eagle Feather Books, a small publication dedicated to the evolution of consciousness, and has published works in Ayurveda Mantra and Blissful Magazine.
She is a graduate of The Bioenergetics Institute of Ottawa (2012), holds studies from Anjali School of Ayurveda and Panchakarma (Kerala, India 2012-2016), a Bachelor's degree from The Telfer School of Management (2006) and studies in International Business at L'Ecole Supérieure de Rouen (France, 2004).
In her former career, Briya served as an independent business consultant and senior economic analyst in the Canadian public service, and has facilitated numerous courses in stress-resilience and creativity for private, public and corporate audiences.
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Briya is an enthusiast for exploring the potentials of human consciousness in a way that respects, unites and transcends global culture and tradition.
She has traveled extensively across Europe, Asia and the Americas for spiritual pilgrimages, retreats and personal adventures.
To date, Briya has given meditation courses in 6 countries.
From 2015-2019, she also had the honour of supporting the work of shaman and mystic Berdhanya Swami Tierra facilitating international courses, pilgrimages and retreats.