My whole life has brought me to this point. Every obstacle and each turn of the path taught me elements of healing and understanding that I can now use to help others find strength, love, and healing.

 

Kari Lesick has worked in mainstream and complementary health and wellness for both people and animals for over twenty years. Having studied a wide variety of topics and practices including massage, nutrition, yoga, animal behaviour and psychology, BodyTalk and Linking Awareness, Kari offers a rare combination of services, products and expertise to bring balance to your life and promote an active, healthy, and grounded lifestyle for both you and your animal companions.

Kari also contributes on a number of international outreach projects for both youth and endangered animals. This has taken her from Indonesia to the Caribbean, from shanties and orphanages to refuges for elephants, orangutans and dolphins.

My Initiation into Traditional Native Teachings (TNT)

Many years ago, when I was searching for my place in the world, feeling lost, looking outside of myself for others to define me and give me direction I found my way to a Cree Elder, Grandmother Doreen Spence – Bald Eagle Woman Who Leads. I vividly remember saying to her that I wanted to be a child of the Earth, have a sense of belonging, and know who I was. She replied by saying, “My dear you already are” and invited me to step through the doors into the world of Traditional Native Teachings Workshop (TNT). This was the beginning of a life changing journey, one that led me through sweat lodges, vision quests, and teachings from Grandmother, the ancestors, nature beings and elementals.

“Changing is not just changing the things outside of us. First of all we need the right view that transcends all notions including of being and non-being, creator and creature, mind and spirit. That kind of insight is crucial for transformation and healing”. - Thich Nhat Hanh