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About Briya

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Briya Freeman is a spiritual teacher and mentor based in Ottawa, Canada.

Her work is dedicated to helping others on their journey of healing and spiritual awakening. Briya is known for an approach that is down-to-earth, intuitive and deeply compassionate.

Briya's primary inspiration comes from 20+ years of study and practice in mystic science, Hatha yoga, meditation, shamanism, energy healing and Ayurveda, a holistic science of self-healing. 

She is a long-term student of Berdhanya Swami Tierra, a South American shaman, mystic and spiritual teacher (2010-present) who remains a foundational influence in her work.

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Briya began her journey of awakening in her early teens with

an in-depth exploration of ancient wisdom traditions including hatha yoga, depth psychology, Eastern philosophy, meditation, indigenous healing, astrology, ancestral ceremony, dreamwork and herbalism.

She is a graduate of The Bioenergetics Institute of Ottawa (2012), holds studies from Anjali School of Ayurveda and Panchakarma (Kerala, India 2012-2016) and Dhawanthari Ayurveda (2019-present),  a Bachelor's degree from The Telfer School of Management (2006), and studies in International Business at L'Ecole Supérieure de Rouen (France, 2004).  She is also a certified Breathontology Coach (2021-22).

Briya is the creator of Ayurveda for Vibrant Living, a course exploring principles of natural 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.

Briya has also served as an independent business consultant and senior economic analyst in the Canadian public service, and as a facilitator for Disruptive Art Canada. Briya has facilitated numerous courses in stress-resilience, mental health and creativity for private, public and corporate audiences.

About Briya: About Me

International Work

Briya is passionate about 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 studies, pilgrimages and retreats.

For the past 10 years, she has also had the honour of working closely with Berdhanya Swami Tierra, a female mystic and shaman with whom she has facilitated numerous international retreats and pilgrimages.  

Today, Briya continues her work through 1:1 mentorship and group courses for self-healing and inner transformation.

"I'm only on Week 2 of this program and it has already made such a difference in my life.  I feel more relaxed, more energized and have a totally different perspective on the world around me. I also feel more connected to my breath and body. It's hard to describe because it's so subtle, yet I feel a fundamental shift is happening.

In my first session, Briya shared some perspectives that helped me understand what I'm facing in my life from a totally different vantage point -- I honestly can't even remember what it was that she said but it almost brought me to tears. Thank you so much for the work you do. I'm going to keep practicing and look forward to learning more.”

DS, Media Relations

Curious to Start?

Let's start by getting to know you.

Your first step is to reach out to Briya for an introductory assessment.

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