Smudging is an indigenous ritual which involves the burning of sage to dispel negative energies. Smudgine can be done on a location or on a person. Jason and Maya will be coming to smudge our office, but are also happy to smudge anyone who is interested in having their energy cleared.
Professionally, Jay is the Supervisor of the Forensics Photo Section for the Toronto Police Service. It is a challenging and very rewarding career which has taught Jay many things about the human psyche and compassion. In his personal life, Jay is an accomplished fine art nature photographer having had many successful exhibitions, taught photo courses at Humber College, authored many columns and articles for various photographic magazines and books, is an ambassador for some large photographic companies and a recognized fine art printer in Ontario. Jay is an avid backcountry trekker with plenty of canoe and backpacking trips under his belt. Jay is also an aspiring electronic music producer with a huge passion for the music. Jay’s spiritual journey is very important to him and he’s a proponent of spreading love and light. Following the path of many paths, Jay is all about inclusivity. Jay enjoys participating in drum circles, making native drums, sweat lodges and participating in and being of service to community. He is an Indigenous ally and is humbled and honoured to be involved in as many aspects of Indigenous culture as he can be. Jay always tries to keep a positive and optimistic outlook on life. He is always willing to help someone if he is able to. He believes that sharing information and skills is vital. We must never forget where we came from or those that helped us along in our journeys. Jay feels very fortunate and counts his blessings that he’s able to do what he loves. Miigwech
Maya is well known as a PSW, End-of-life Doula and community builder through the variety of services she provides to her local community. You can find her in hospice, drumming circles, spirit drum workshops or doing one-on-one mentorship.It’s not uncommon to find her in community events, smudging people’s homes and in a variety of ceremonies which also includes Celebration of Life. She has devoted her life to being of service and is endlessly grateful to Spirit and to the many different forms of teachers who have helped in defining her path and gaining the skills needed to fulfill her passion. Miigwech