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A message from Michele ~

Hello –

I’m delighted to announce that effective July 2020, I have passed the mantle of organizational and clinical directorship of Spiritual Essentials to Jan Fleming. The practice year of 2020-21 will be a transitional year for all of us involved in training and administration.

This year I’ll step into exploring and cultivating my role as Spiritual Director in Spiritual Essentials. I’ll teach my last full Core Training Program, and will adjust to no longer being the central point person for the practice. I’ll also be having dedicated blocks of time offline for meditation retreats and writing projects.

Although this means the expression of my engagement will change, I’ll continue to play an active role in teaching, mentoring and coaching. I’ll also be active on Council in an advisory and planning role.

All blessings on the Spiritual Essentials Council, on Jan’s and others’ leadership, and on our rare gem of a sangha.

Gratitude for all of the last 41 years of engagement and shared practice and YES to what’s ahead.




– Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our classes will be held remotely in the fall and until further notice. There will be a few workshops or classes held in person with limited class size. These will have physical distancing and appropriate safety precautions in place.

– The next Class I Review series will be starting on Tuesday, November 17th, taught remotely on Zoom.

– Our first Women’s & Men’s Healing Clinic of this academic year will be held on Friday, Nov. 20th. This will be held remotely on Zoom. We will be offering energy healings specific to the female or male energy system. See below for details.

– The next Individual Sessions will be held on Friday Nov. 20th, preceding the Women’s and Men’s Healing Clinic. These will also be held remotely on Zoom. These sessions tend to book up ahead of time, so if you’re interested be sure to contact us soon. See below for more information.

– The next Class I  series will begin on January 12th, taught remotely on Zoom.

© Deanna Thompson, Seiki Photography
© Deanna Thompson, Seiki Photography


In these clinics, trained practitioners offer 15-minute energy healings specific to the male or female energy system (and for people new to the practice, a 10-minute regular energy healing beforehand) to assist you in having more presence, grounding and flow. Open to everyone.

Due to the pandemic and the current restrictions on in-person gatherings, these clinics will be held remotely. Pre-registration will be required.

Dates: Friday, Nov. 20, 2020
Friday, Feb. 26, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021
Time: 6:10 – 6:45pm  (log in at 6:05)
Cost: By donation (to cover administrative costs) – by e-transfer.
Location: Will be held remotely via Zoom until further notice.
Pre-registration is required. Contact Jan for information and for registration: or 604-202-6307.

Please contact Jan to sign up for the Healing Clinic.


As spiritual beings, we express in our lives spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically through our energetic patterning. When our expression is undistorted, we are able to offer our unique gifts and voice clearly and cleanly, and to love and be loved. When our expression is compromised by distorted patterning, our engagement in life, wellness and relationships suffers from issues of fear, reactivity, conflict and misalignment. Healing misalignment requires us to have an accurate apprehension of our current patterning.

In an individual session, a senior practitioner who is trained to view your energy pathways and connections will assess patterning that blocks or disrupts innate healthy flow and inhabitation. An individual session ideally supports you in bringing kind attention to these areas so that you can repair and realign with who you are essentially. These sessions will be held in different screened-off areas of one large room, and there may be another trained practitioner at each session. Sessions of this format are open to both those who have taken basic classes and those who have not.

Due to the pandemic, the Individual Sessions will be held remotely until further notice.

These sessions will be followed by the Women’s and Men’s Healing Clinic. Staying on for a healing at the healing clinic is recommended, as it offers a supported way to integrate after an individual session.

There are only a few of these sessions available. Pre-registration is required. Please note that due to the nature of scheduling this day, timeliness and last-minute changes are highly consequential.

Dates: Friday, Nov. 20, 2020
Friday, Feb. 26, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021
Time: 5:00 – 5:45pm (log in at 4:55)
Cost: $75  (by e-transfer)
Location: These will be held remotely via Zoom until further notice.
Pre-registration is required. Contact Jan for information and for registration: or 604-202-6307.