Briya (Rachel) Freeman draws on over 15 years’ practice and study in yoga, meditation and mind-body healing.
Her primary inspiration draws from a long-term mentorship under the guidance of Berdhanya Swami Tierra, a female mystic and shaman of South American origin, and from the science of ayurveda, a system of holistic medicine and self-care.
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).
Briya is the creator of The Bloom Project, an 8-week online course in self-care and radiant living for women and the co-founder of Eagle Feather Books. Her writing has been published in several magazines including Ayurveda Mantra and Blissful Magazine.
Briya is currently based in Ottawa, Canada and also offers courses online.
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.
Since 2015, she has also had the honour of serving as Berdhanya Swami Tierra’s Director of International Relations, and regularly supports her work by facilitating international courses, pilgrimages and retreats.
To date, Briya has given meditation courses in 6 countries.