Team Symbio

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, intuitive dance, breathwork, meditation, nature immersion, and neurolinguistic studies. Trish creates safe and sacred spaces for clients who are ready to heal, grow, and evolve.

Trish hosts transformational events, including retreats, intuitive (ecstatic) dances, women’s circles, 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 intuitively 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’ fascination with food and cooking began at the curious age of seven. At the age of eighteen, she began travelling to explore various cultures and cuisines, including Israel, India, Thailand, Iceland, Italy, Bali, Hawaii, Laos, Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica and many others. This allowed her to expand her palate and develop her craft. Doris’ passion is fuelled by gathering fresh ingredients to create delicious and nutritious meals, then feasting with others, family style.  

While cooking and foraging with various chefs and seasoned foodies and foragers, Doris has garnered a joy for cooking with quality, local, and seasonal ingredients. Through her interactive cooking classes, creative dinner events, and wholesome catered wellness retreats, she makes things fun while educating palates to appreciate natural flavours.

Doris encourages people to connect with themselves, to really understand and explore what they individually require for their body and mind to thrive, rather than follow trends and dogmas. She speaks about the importance of supporting and building relationships with local food producers, and really getting to know your food, from farm to fork. Doris believes unity and connection is better cultivated when we know how, and by whom our food is grown. 

After more than two decades of cooking; traveling; teaching hundreds of people; and feeding thousands, Doris has made it her mission to help people rediscover their love for real cooking.

Locally grown and happily raised ingredients play a major role in her menu development, for which Doris continually searches out the freshest and best ingredients. If she’s not buying directly from the farm or picking from the forest and garden, you’ll find her hopping around farmers markets, joyously discovering new ingredients to experiment with.

Chef Doris also sells her organic frozen treats, including Fin cakes and Fincicles, the “ice cream bar” version of Fin cakes. They happen to be dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, and come in many flavours! You’ll get to experience both treats at Next Chapter!

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

Ariel Benavidez

Ariel creates a safe space and inspires you to dive into the subconscious and connect with your true essence. Through his breathwork facilitation and coaching, he creates experiential opportunities for people to explore their inner reality, and strengthen their intuition. His pallet of tools includes the use of the breath, music, instruments, meditation, and integration exercises. People have shared having had powerful releases of trapped emotional energy through Ariels work. It is common for people to experience such intense emotion that tears flow, yet even more common is a sense of fulfillment upon completion, lightness, and immense gratitude. Some have even expressed how breathwork provided more insight and clarity into their lives than plant medicine teachers like Psilocybin and Ayahuasca.

Dan Andronescu

As a breathwork facilitator, coach and Yoga aspirant Dan has been studying and working with the breath since 2012 through Hatha and Pranayama yoga, Wim Hof Breathing, Elemental Rhythm and BrethHOLD Meditation. As one of the first Elemental Rhythm facilitators and team member, Dan has led hundreds of classes and journeys, in group, 1-on-1, corporate, festival, and retreat settings. He has also trained 100+ breathwork facilitators.

As a personal development and self-empowerment coach Dan is the founder of Omni BEing Ascension. He guides growth & purpose-driven conscious leaders to overcome stress, overwhelm and burnout in order to live a life of vitality, presence, inner peace and freedom. He does this through discipline in expanding self-awareness through the 3 command centers: Body, Breath and Mind as captured in the Omni BEing Self-activation Process.

On a former path Dan used to work as a materials engineer, where he experienced a high stress environment that led him to endure anxiety, depression, and mental fatigue. During one of his first yoga classes in 2012, he experienced a non-ordinary state of consciousness while lengthening his exhale to a breath hold. This experience profoundly activated him on a path of deep self exploration that enabled him to find purpose, vitality and inner peace. He left the engineering field in 2017 to travel around the world in pursuit of Self study through Yoga, breathwork, primal movement and apprenticing with plant medicine.

Liz Defreitas

Liz is deeply passionate about space holding especially within women’s circles. She invites a play of energy for self-love and creative exploration through different healing modalities. Liz has an art background having graduated from OCAD (Ontario College of Art & Design University), she is also a yoga teacher, and a Reiki Master.

“Creativity is a magical way of being. It aligns us to the emotional intelligence and loving essence of the heart. By flowing and playing with this energy we open ourselves up to a greater awareness. It’s not just about creating something material but how we can be present in this energy and reconnect to our sense of receiving.
RADICAL RECEIVING, where we nourish all the love, beauty, sensuality, and pleasure that we are here to experience without fear, guilt, or feeling unworthy. The more we are able to receive and fill ourselves up the more we can give.” – Liz Defreitas

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Red Tent Agreements

• This is a safe and sacred space of non-judgement.

• We honour each person’s physical space and don’t assume hugging or touching is welcomed. It may not feel the same for us as it does for others.

• What is shared here is sacred and in confidence. We recognize it takes a great deal of courage and vulnerability to share in this circle.

• We do not share any stories that we have heard in this sacred space with others.

• We all hold space for one another through active listening. We do not listen to respond, give our opinion or give advice. “Listen” and “Silent” contain the same letters.

• When we are sharing in circle, we let each person speak until they are complete. We do not interrupt even when our intention is to help.

• This is a gathering of women who understand that holding one another with Love and compassionate regard allows us to create a world where we can truly thrive together – nature included.

With Love & Gratitude,

Your Sisters,

Trish, Teena & Liz

RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF ALL RISKS:
 

FIRST & FOREMOST: Your experience here begins in the heart. This is a safe, inclusive space of non-judgment. Guests and participants are expected to hold each other in compassionate regard, and to interact with each other with respect. The intention behind these guidelines helps to create a world where we can truly thrive together – nature included. Oneness consciousness is about being aware and mindful as to how we affect ourselves, others, the space around us and nature.

To organize and advance as human beings, we must first learn to take responsibility for ourselves, our actions and the impact we make on the spaces and individuals we interact with. A clear space within creates a clear space on the outside. Change starts from within.

In consideration of and in exchange for being permitted to participate in the DREAMjunction retreat organized by 2863602 ONTARIO INC. (Symbio) on Saturday, July 29th, 2023 and/or use of the property, facilities and services made available by Morning Dew Meadows (4875 Sideline 12, Claremont, ON, L0H-1H0), I acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that I am voluntarily participating in the events, exercises, and practices of the DREAMjunction retreat, and I agree to all of the following:

  1. AGREEMENT TO FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS. I agree to observe and obey all posted rules and warnings including verbal and further agree to follow any oral instructions or directions given by the employees, associates, facilitators, representatives, agents, or volunteers of 2863602 ONTARIO INC. If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest representative immediately.

    I declare that I will always apply the techniques taught, including but not limited to breathing exercises and physical exercises, in a safe environment and unforced. I understand that the breathing exercise has a profound effect and should be practiced in the way it is explained. I will never practice the techniques before or during driving, diving, swimming, taking a bath or any other environment/place where it might be dangerous to faint.

  2. GUEST RESPONSIBILITY & HOUSEKEEPING RULES. This is a “leave no trace and respect the space” event. Treat this space just like your home. Do not wear outdoor shoes inside. Dress for the weather as we will be spending time in nature. Bring long sleeves and bug spray for dusk and dawn. No weapons, drugs or alcohol permitted.

  3. ASSUMPTION OF THE RISKS. I recognize on behalf of self, spouse, heirs, estate and assigns the risk of injury from the activities involved in this program. I recognize that bodily injuries and/or death, can occur in sports or activities involving height or motion, the activities including but not limited to breath work, meditation, dancing, yoga, training routines, running, climbing, hiking and other physical exercises, and may be caused by terrain, facilities, temperature exposure/changes, weather conditions, forces of nature, civil unrest, condition of participants, equipment, breathing exercises, lack of hydration, injuries inflicted by animals, insects, plants, vehicles, or other factors. While particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of injury still does exist. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF 2863602 ONTARIO INC., and their employees, associates, facilitators, representatives, agents, or volunteers. I assume full responsibility for my participation.

  4. RELEASE. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, agents, administrators, trustees, executors, successors, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS 2863602 ONTARIO INC., their officers, agents, employees, associates, facilitators, representatives, agents, volunteers, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event, for any and all bodily injury, emotional trauma, disability, death, or loss or damage to person or property arising in any way out of my presence upon any facilities where DREAMjunction related programming and/or training is taking place, whether caused by the fault of myself, 2863602 ONTARIO INC., or other associated third parties, to the fullest extent permitted by law. If any portion of this agreement is unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. Under no circumstances shall 2863602 ONTARIO INC. be liable to any guest or participant for more than the cost of the retreat experience. 2863602 ONTARIO INC. shall not be liable, directly or indirectly, for bodily injury or property damage for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to the following causes: acts of God, detention, annoyance, weather, quarantines, strikes, civil disturbance, theft, or negligence. 2863602 ONTARIO INC. reserves the right to substitute accommodations, facilitators, and to alter the itinerary when deemed necessary or advisable; reserves the right to decline, to accept, or to retain any person whose actions, physical or mental health condition impede the welfare or enjoyment of other retreat guests; is not responsible for any physical, mental, emotional, or any other reaction, trauma, or ailment during the retreat or occurring afterwards, that participants may experience from any leaders, workshops, or sessions with employees, associates, facilitators, representatives, agents, or volunteers.

  5. INDEMNIFICATION. I agree to indemnify and save harmless 2863602 ONTARIO INC., their officers, officials, agents and/or employees, their heirs, agents, administrators, trustees, executors, successors, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin from any and all claims of any nature or kind whatsoever, causes of action, suits, and complaints, which may in any way arise from my use of the facilities made available by 2863602 ONTARIO INC. and my participation in any events. I further agree to indemnify 2863602 ONTARIO INC., their officers, officials, agents and/or employees, their successors, heirs and assigns from any legals costs which may be incurred in negotiating, settling, defending, with or without a court action having been commenced, any such claim or claims howsoever arising.

  6. NO DURESS. I agree and acknowledge that I am under no pressure or duress to accept this agreement and that I have been given a reasonable opportunity to review it before agreeing to it.

  7. ARM’S LENGTH AGREEMENT. This Agreement and each of its terms are the product of an arms’ length negotiation between the Parties. In the event any ambiguity is found to exist in the interpretation of this Agreement, or any of its provisions, the Parties, and each of them, explicitly reject the application of any legal or equitable rule of interpretation which would lead to a construction either “for” or “against” a particular party based upon their status as the drafter of a specific term, language, or provision giving rise to such ambiguity.

  8. ENFORCEABILITY/SEVERABILITY. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement, whether standing alone or as applied to a particular occurrence or circumstance, shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement or of any other application of such provision, as the case may be, and such invalid or unenforceable provision shall be deemed not to be a part of this Agreement.

  9. PHOTOGRAPH LICENSE. I understand while participating in this event, I may be filmed or photographed. I grant a license to the activity organizer and affiliates to use my photo, video, or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose, including advertising for 2863602 ONTARIO INC. and acknowledge that I will not make a claim to any profits received in connection thereby.

  10. GOVERNING LAW. This Agreement shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario. In the event of a dispute arising out of or in any way relating to this document or 2863602 ONTARIO INC. activity to which it refers, jurisdiction and venue shall be the Ontario Superior Court of Justice , and only in those courts. I will hereby attorney to the exclusive jurisdiction of this Court for this purpose. The parties irrevocably waive any objections or defences based on lack of personal jurisdiction, improper venue, or forum non convenience. To the extent allowed by law, the parties waive their right(s) to a jury trial in any action arising out of or in connection with this document or 2863602 ONTARIO INC. activity to which it refers. The parties further agree that any claims, disputes, or actions of any kind shall be resolved individually and without resort to any form of class action.

I acknowledge and confirm that I have carefully read this agreement and have had the opportunity to seek the advice of legal counsel as to the nature and effect of this agreement. I understand all of the terms, and agree to it voluntarily and with knowledge of the consequences thereof.

I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS. I ACCEPT THAT THIS AGREEMENT IS EFFECTIVE UPON PURCHASE OF MY TICKET FOR DREAMjunction THROUGH THE SYMBIO WEBSITE AND THAT A DIGITAL SIGNATURE IS NOT REQUIRED.