Team Symbio

Christian Zero

Christian is passionate about creating profound immersive experiences for people. With a reverence for design in the broadest sense, his particular area of work integrates music, storytelling, ecology, “synaesthetics” and dance.

“The practice of ‘stepping back’ to feel out my own intentions has been a purifying gift, which keeps on giving. It reminds me of this desire to nourish in others the most magnificent of feelings!”

Versed in an array of technology, Christian began performing with some of the first real-time audio-video performance systems. He was fortunate to have worked with a number of prominent brands at a young age, performing at the launch of HBO Canada, and the first Nuit Blanche to be held in Toronto. This lead to supporting various corporate event productions for brands like National Geographic, Yahoo, Heineken, and holding residencies at some of Toronto’s biggest Nightclubs (Lucid, Muzik). Christian then created an interactive ‘choose-your-own-adventure’ DVD in 2006, which earned him a scholarship to The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). While centred in the department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation (FVNMA), he utilized the multi-disciplinary freedom made available at SAIC to pursue courses in the Humanities; Animation; and Performance.

After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Christian worked on concert visuals for the Toronto summer series ‘Electric Island’. There, he was fortunate to support the performances of artists like Sven Väth, Maya Jane Coles, and Dixon, while experimenting with his own custom performance technology called ‘Gysr’ (geyser). This is a software interface which facilitates mapping aesthetic natural language to media and information, for flexible retrieval in a live setting. Continuing its development, Christian founded a creative collective called INNERST8, who put forth a number of productions prioritizing mixed media. This involved collaboration with artists of varied discipline, including Paul Kwitek; Petar Dundov; Stephanie Payne; and Natasha Kudashkina. Further inspired by holistic health modalities, and an ongoing environmentalist drive, the vision for Symbio was born.

Trish Carriera

Trish is a maternal soul doing the work to live her human experience to the fullest. She loves dancing, singing, food, and communing with nature. As a holistic health and wellness practitioner since 2015, most of her work has involved supporting women seeking mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. She does this using an array of holistic lifestyle practices and modalities such as nutrition, ecstatic dance, breathwork, and neurolinguistic studies. Trish creates safe and sacred spaces for clients who are ready to heal, grow, and evolve.

“The greatest love story we will ever be a part of is the one which leads us back to our own heart.” – Trish

Trish hosts transformational events, including retreats, ecstatic dances, and sacred healing ceremonies. Her experience includes one-on-one client coaching and a foundational 12-week online program to empower women. Her path was inspired by a desire to heal her body and mind after years of neglect and depletion. This all came to the surface after the birth of her youngest son. Once she began her healing journey she felt a deep calling to support others on their own journeys.

“When holding space, I naturally provide what is needed for my clients to feel seen, heard, and supported on all levels. My purpose and passion in this life is to be of service through the supreme state of Love. All the years of work I’ve invested into creating a magnanimous life are culminating in the work I’m doing through Symbio.” -Trish

Doris Fin

Doris Fin

Global Chef Doris Fin specializes in plant-based (mostly plants, not plant-only) culinary arts, caters retreats, teaches interactive culinary classes and created Fin Cakes, her beloved organic plant based ice cream cakes and Fincicles, the ice cream bar version of Fin Cakes, both of which you’ll get to experience at the retreat.

Vincenzo Caputo

Vince found deep internal healing through breathwork in 2018, and felt a strong inner calling to share this modality. He has been honing in on his craft, facilitating Elemental Rhythm Breathwork classes on a weekly basis since 2020.

With his passion for different styles of music, and warmhearted approach to facilitating breathwork, Vince has created a unique synergy which helps to achieve breakthrough experiences for those he guides.

The 90-minute Elemental Rhythm Breathwork class can help you achieve inner healing and profound transformation, if you’re willing to trust yourself and breathe.

Teena Derderian

I have always intuitively held space for others and innately fostered inclusive environments everywhere I go. As I have moved through my own journey of awakening I have felt a calling to shift this offering with a greater intention of supporting others on their own journeys. I see you and am honoured to share space with you.

-Teena Derderian