Amy,, is the Founder of Renew. She came up with the concept after a traumatizing breakup seven years ago and was searching for a getaway that could help her heal from her heartbreak. She is also the Chief Executive Storyteller of JustMyType.ca – an online magazine that focuses on the psychology behind lust, love and desire. The Observer refers to her work as “that of a scientific Carrie Bradshaw.”
Colette Pervette, PH.D
Colette is an educatrix. She is a professional dominatrix, where she has been practicing the art of intimacy and power exchange for over 13 years. She holds a PhD in education from UC Berkeley, where her research focuses on conceptual change. Colette will guide a session on unlocking the application of power dynamics. And she will teach you how to ‘channel your inner Domme‘ so you can live, love and connect from a place of power.
Trish has been a life coach for over a decade and a facilitator of positive change specializing in anxiety and breakups. She graduated from Hofstra University with a B.A. in Psychology and received her Life Coaching Master’s Certification at NYU. She is also the author of A Face of Anxiety – an autobiography of her journey living with anxiety disorder.
Dr. Erica Matluck is a Naturopathic Doctor, Nurse Practitioner and holistic coach. With nearly 20 years of experience working in conventional and alternative medicine, Erica brings a truly holistic lens to health, addressing the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual obstacles to healing. She has a private practice in NYC and is the founder of Seven Senses, where she leads transformational experiences throughout the world.
Eileen is a certified sound therapy practitioner and tantric meditation teacher. She has been offering several healing arts modalities around the world for the last two decades. She is a GWU Business School graduate, has studied with masters of sonotherapy and curanderas at the Universidad Intercultural del Estado de México, and has trained with shamans in Guatemala to study the ancient practice of facilitating cacao ceremonies.
Chef Erika Laurion
Erika has a Masters degree from the Institute of Human Nutrition at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. She is certified by the Board for Nutrition Specialists. Erika uses organic and locally sourced ingredients wherever possible and nourishes Renew guests with an epicurean experience that transports them far beyond simply “healthy” food.
Adah has over 25 years of experience using movement as a therapeutic tool to help clients move anger, depression and anxiety through and out of the body. Her class will utilize techniques derived from sacred and secular Caribbean and African movement techniques. Adah is also a certified divorce mediator.
Susan Solovay, CHT
Susan Solovay, CHt, has over two decades of experience helping clients change limiting beliefs, release past issues and develop healthier habits of thought and behavior. A Master Practitioner of NLP Ericksonian Hypnosis, and certified in medical hypnosis and somatic healing, she will help Renew guests release old subconscious programming to move towards creating the life and relationships they desire.
A former Renew alumni, Nicole is a mentor who helps women identify unhealthy addictions, and move from love addicted to love connected. After deep diving into her personal journey healing from love addiction and inspired by Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, Nicole uses mindfulness and embodiment techniques to guide people to replace addictive love habits.
Research shows that humor therapy is effective in relieving emotional distress by decreasing stress hormones and triggering the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Alyce Chan, a stand up comedian who’s performed around the world from the Comedy Cellar, Caroline’s, to Broadway Comedy Club, will be performing at Renew.
Guarapriya is a prana vinyasa flow yoga teacher who trained under Shiva Rea. She will take Renew guests on an intuitive journey using a combination of meditation and yoga. She is also a certified a clinical and transpersonal hypnotherapist (CHt, CCHt, CTHt).
Carolyn is a Spiritual Mediator and Intuitive Counsellor who has been practicing divine mediumship for
35 years. She was ordained as a metaphysical minister in 2014 with United Metaphysical Churches. She will be offering private, one-on-one sessions to provide insights that encompass the past, present and future.