Our mission is to alleviate suffering and improve health outcomes through heartfelt connection and the exchange of learning, practice and insight.
At Garuda we focus on the integration of behavioral medicine, evidence-based modalities and ancient wisdom traditions. We do not subscribe to celebrity medical advice nor do we dismiss the value of mantra + meditation as medicine.
- Expertise + Experience
- Humour + Laughter
- Ahimsa + Respect
- Truth + Wisdom
- Culture + Context
- Mud + Shadow
- Poke, Provoke, Confront + Elevate
To alleviate suffering through heartfelt connection and the exchange of learning, practice and insight.
We are proud to be connected to the First Nations Health Authority and serve Indigenous people both in-person and online. Stump Lake is named for the stumps of the former forest that can be seen through the water. It is important in local native history as one of the original settlement sites of the alliance of Okanagan and Nlaka’pamux people today known as the Nicola people.
We value depth, quality, education and experience. Our team members are all passionate, inspired professionals and life-long learners.
Garuda Centre was born from a dream. A place of transformation where Knowledge + Knowing come together at the highest level to bring profound insight in a grounded and heartfelt way.
Mythologically the Garuda is a divine, eagle-like sun bird that has many far-reaching parallels across traditions from the Vedic/Hindu + Buddhist to the First Nation Supernatural Eagle/Thunderbird as well as the Phoenix of Greek mythology. It is the personification of courage and a metaphor for the Atman (Self, deepest level of consciousness) and has the universal attributes of bringing Heaven to Earth, Renewal of the Spirit, Protector of the Dharma (Truth/Nature) and Remover of Toxins.