Meet our facilitators
We value depth, quality, education and experience.
Passionate, inspired professionals and life-long learners.
Dr. John Álvarez de Lorenzana
Founder + Medical Director

Dr. John Álvarez de Lorenzana is leading the way to a deeper understanding of addiction and mental health. He received his Medical Doctorate from McMaster University and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia.

His clinical counselling practice specializes in supporting men searching for transformation and meaning. He addresses concerns such as anger, jealousy, burnout, stress and addiction. Learn more about his credentials here.

Prior to his medical career Dr. John completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and his Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia. He conducted + authored original research on the effects of Mindfulness Meditation in mental health providers as part of his graduate thesis. In addition he is a dedicated Dharma practitioner, Certified Group Psychotherapist, Registered Clinical Counsellor and Kundalini Insight® Teacher.

Ren Fukushima
Founder + MOA

Ren manages the centre and facilitates groups as a Kundalini Insight teacher. Her groups provide a transformational container for people to access their true power and release the trapped emotion holding them back. Skillful at holding space to navigate and explore grief, deep-seated rage, intimacy blocks and fear, Ren makes deep work as artful and enjoyable as humanly possible.

Ren has taken a break from teaching at the moment and will be returning to teach men and couples in the fall.

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