Lara Longo

Compassionate Inquiry Facilitator

Lara’s journey as a counsellor and psychotherapist began in 2003. She holds a Master of Social Work with a specialization in psychotherapy and a post graduate diploma in art psychotherapy. Lara specializes in holistic psychotherapy in the treatment of trauma and addictions with adults. She has worked in residential treatment facilities, shelters with youth experiencing homelessness, Indigenous community, addictions treatment and within a harm reduction health centre. Lara’s approach is somatically based and attachment-oriented. She integrates psycho-dynamic and cognitive therapy, EMDR, Compassionate Inquiry, arts-based methods, yoga-mindfulness, and ancient wisdom teachings. Lara currently works alongside the Indigenous community and has a private practice in Owen Sound, Ontario.

Location: Annan, Ontario

Dr. Wendy Harris (Livtar Kaur)

Compassionate Inquiry Facilitator

Dr. Wendy Harris (Livtar Kaur) is a KRI Level II Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher and International Trainer for Beyond Addiction: The Yogic Path to Recovery. She is also the Director of the Addiction and Recovery Specialization at Antioch University in Los Angeles where she trains therapists in a compassionate, multi-dimensional approach to understanding and healing the pain and trauma that seeds self-defeating patterns. Along with her passion for supporting clients in gaining insight to heal core issues for sustainable recovery, she is dedicated to bridging the gap between Kundalini Yoga, academia, clinical settings, and the community.

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Vimalasara (Valerie Mason-John)

Compassionate Inquiry Facilitator

Dr Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John M.A (hon.doc) is an award-winning author of 8 books, including her debut fictional memoir Novel, Borrowed Body, and  Detox Your Heart, Meditations for Emotional Trauma, and Eight Step Recovery Using The Buddha’s teachings to Overcome Addiction. She is co-founder of the secular 8-week course Mindfulness-Based Addiction Recovery MBAR and is one of the new leading  African Descent Voices in the field of Mindfulness Approaches for Addiction. She is the current president of the international organization Buddhist Recovery Network, which promotes Mindfulness and Buddhism as a complementary approach working with addiction, craving, recovery, and abstinence. Valerie has been working in the field of inquiry over the past 15 years, as a trainer in conflict resolution and restorative justice, and as a guide with Liberation Unleashed, and a mentor in Direct Pointing. She lives in British Columbia.

Location: British Columbia

Dr. Maria Egervari (Manjeet Adi)

Compassionate Inquiry Facilitator

Maria (Manjeet Adi) is an MD trained in Hungary and an ND in Canada. She uses counselling in her naturopathic practice and in working with LOFT community services with older adults who have mental health and addiction issues. She is an associate trainer in the Beyond Addiction program.

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Rhonda Nelson

Compassionate Inquiry Facilitator

Rhonda is a holistic psychotherapist who has been working in the field of addiction, mental/emotional health, and trauma for 15 years. She utilizes somatic-based therapies including Hakomi and Internal Family Systems (IFS). She is also trained in Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) and the Compassionate Inquiry approach, which has been instrumental in her own healing and management of an inherited neuromuscular disorder. She utilizes the above modalities to support others in their mental, emotional, and physical healing process in and outside of integrating plant medicine work. Rhonda has a private practice in Athabasca, Alberta. 

Location: Athabasca, Alberta

Sat Charan Simran Kaur

Compassionate Inquiry Facilitator

Sat Charan Simran is a KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, a professional Beyond Addiction Instructor, Trainer,  and Mental Health lead.  She is a Registered Social Worker, with training and 30 years experience in counselling in the areas of addiction, mental health, and trauma.  She currently has a private practice in Vancouver.

Location: Vancouver, BC

Beth Ebers

Compassionate Inquiry Facilitator

Beth is a Registered Midwife who approaches the experiences of pregnancy, childbirth and early parenting as pathways to healing. For over 20 years Beth has been counselling and providing care to a diverse clientele including youth, immigrant, queer and indigenous families; with a focus on people marginalized by society. Apart from her work as a Midwife, Beth is a Master Herbalist who has worked extensively with plant medicines in ceremonial context. In her capacity as facilitator in plant medicine work, she assists clients to prepare for, process and integrate their experiences; drawing on various approaches including Compassionate Inquiry. Beth has worked with Gabor Maté in numerous plant medicine healing retreats.

Location: Comox, BC

Sheila Ann Tyacke

Compassionate Inquiry Facilitator

Sheila is trained as a lawyer and is an accredited mediator with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) in the United Kingdom. She teaches Kundalini Yoga for addiction recovery in South Africa when she isn’t occupied with diversity and inclusion work and mentoring lawyers.  She is also trained in Family Life counselling and Addiction counselling, and is a trainer in the Beyond Addiction program.  She studied and teaches non-violent communication.

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Sat Dharam Kaur ND

Compassionate Inquiry Facilitator

Sat Dharam is a naturopathic doctor and has supported Dr. Gabor Maté in structuring the Compassionate Inquiry approach so that others can learn it. She created the Beyond Addiction program, a yogic path to recovery. She trains people in Kundalini Yoga and has a private practice in Owen Sound, Ontario.

Location: Owen Sound, Ontario

Sanjog Kaur

Compassionate Inquiry Facilitator

Sanjog currently lives in Spain, where she is completing training in Art Therapy and Somatic Experiencing. She is also an anthropologist (New York University), translator and interpreter, and has translated Dr. Gabor Maté’s work and videos into Spanish in support of the Beyond Addiction program. She is a Kundalini Yoga Instructor (Kundalini Research Institute) and lead trainer in the Beyond Addiction program and has been facilitating groups of women who are in recovery from eating disorders for three years. Her past experience of having an eating disorder inspired her to use Kundalini Yoga and the Beyond Addiction program to recover her connection with her Self and live a healthier and more creative life. Sanjog is currently serving to create a community of yogis that can improve the understanding and treatment of addiction in Spanish speaking countries using the Beyond Addiction program and Compassionate Inquiry.

Location: Barcelona