Contact / Who We Are



Michele Ley

Michele is a spiritual practitioner who has been refining, evolving and teaching this practice for over 40 years. Her background includes training in psychology, human services and counseling. She is currently the spiritual director for Spiritual Essentials, a multi-level practice community based in Vancouver, and she supports other teachers in BC.

Her work focuses on the spiritual realization of our essential nature, four-language integration (spiritual, mental, emotional and physical), non-duality, and sustainable wellness, all in service of being able to love and be loved, and to work and express our unique gifts in the world.

Note: Michele will be offline from December 11 – February 14.


Jan Fleming

Jan has recently stepped into the role of Spiritual Essentials Director. She currently teaches at all levels – Introductory Sessions, Basic Classes, the Core Training Program, as well as holding center for and teaching the ongoing practice community.

Jan works with people growing truthful clarity, learning space, and dedicated spiritual practice such that they can know themselves essentially, whole and integrated (spiritually, emotionally, physically and mentally), both internally and in their lives.

Jan also has a counselling private practice in Vancouver, where she works with a coaching style of counselling to help people bring greater self-regulation, integration and coherence into their lives.

Contact Jan at 604-202-6307 or janfleming at

Note: Jan is offline on Mondays.

Note: Jan will be offline from December 18 – January 3.


These teachers are Basic Class teachers/staff within this practice. Classes taken from them are accepted as pre-requisites for further training with Jan and Michele or each other (they are actively maintaining alignment with this practice).


Alex Oosterom
Teaching in Vancouver – alex.oosterom at or 604-780-0305.

Alex teaches Introductory Workshops and Basic Classes within Spiritual Essentials. Alex’s first-hand experience of this practice has given her a deep desire to offer these tools and teachings to others, so that people can learn to have greater wellness and clarity. In addition to teaching, Alex is also a Registered Clinical Counsellor. In her counselling practice, Alex works primarily with EMDR and focuses on helping people resolve trauma, helping them remember who they are at their core and live from their innate wholeness. In her spare time, Alex loves to spend time creating art and being in nature.


Beth Fawcett
Teaching in White Rock and Tsawwassen – fawcettbeth at or 604-727-5418.

Beth is both a teacher and member of the leadership team within SE. She teaches Basic classes, Introductory Sessions, Workshops and the Women’s Energy Basic Class. Beth’s interest is in helping people know their intact true nature and learn how to integrate that spiritual awareness in their daily lives. Beth’s training is in Adult Education, with over 15 years having worked as a teacher and program administrator. Now, in addition to teaching, she works supporting small local businesses in grounding their admin and finances.

Note: Beth will be offline from December 18 – 27.


Amanda Carachelo
Teaching in Vancouver – amandacarachelo at or 604-671-7469.

Amanda teaches at the entry level, offering Introductory Workshops and Class 1. Amanda’s passion is helping people thrive and express their full potential. She works with students to cultivate their own direct experience of innate wholeness, and to integrate that clarity of knowing throughout their lives. Amanda is also a registered social worker (MSW) and works in Vancouver providing opportunities for youth and adults to grow wellness, address challenges and build community networks and support.

Note: Amanda is on maternity leave until 2022.


Aiyana Kane
Teaching in Vancouver – aiyanaskane at  or 778-899-5511.

Aiyana is a member of the leadership team within Spiritual Essentials. She has run a restaurant in Vancouver for the past 13 years, after an early career in education. She is passionate about spiritual practice as a way of life, influencing her engagement in all of her interactions, her leadership, her family life, and her business. Aiyana teaches Centering and Grounding Workshops and Introductory Sessions in Vancouver and online.


Brooke Douglas
Teaching in Richmond and Vancouver, BC –  brookemdouglas at

Brooke has been practicing meditation and energy awareness for over 15 years as part of her spiritual practice, and is also  a part of the leadership team within Spiritual Essentials. She has been teaching basic and introductory levels for several years to offer an opportunity to others to learn what has been salvational to her own growth and healing. Brooke is passionate about working with those who are beginners to meditation and energy work, and she teaches both introductory workshops and sessions under the umbrella of Spiritual Essentials, and also to educators in the public sector. Outside of this work, she has been a teacher/administrator in the public system for over 20 years, teaching both educators and children. She truly loves teaching and seeing others learn and grow.



Please direct inquiries to the contact person listed under each event or class (see the News / Special Events page or the Class Schedule Page).

If you have questions that are not related to specific classes or events, please contact Jan Fleming at janfleming at