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Founding Partner, Consultant, Certified Coach, Shiatsu Therapist, Yoga Teacher (300 RYS)

Eliana has been immersed in studies of Western philosophy, literature, and medicine as well as studies of Buddhism and Vedanta for over 30 years. Eliana's professional background includes several professional for-profits and non-profit senior strategic and management roles in non-profits and social enterprises, concerning social purpose, social impact, innovation, and coaching "purpose at work". 

​Eliana is a Certified Executive and Mindfulness Coach, Shiatsu therapist, and Certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher (300-RYS), abundantly blessed with access to renowned mentors and teachers such as late Sri Krishan Mantriji, Dr. Robert Svoboda, Margaret Mahan, and Lama Tsultrim Allione. She also has a graduate degree in Slavic Languages and Literature (Croatia), a Master's Degree in Library Sciences and Information and Environmental Sciences (University of Toronto) as well as several professional certificates related to social economy, impact, and purpose e.g. Social Impact Measurement, Change, and Project Management (professional portfolio here), Social Purpose Innovator (2022) and Social Purpose Implementer Certificate (2023). She is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Cognitive Sciences and the Mind at the University of Rijeka.

Eliana is available for consulting, speaking, and teaching mostly through the Toronto, Ontario-based Dharma Associates and, occasionally, by facilitating in-person Dharma Journey retreats from Croatia.



Founding Partner, Registered Massage Therapist, Wellness Coach 

For over three remarkable decades, Slaven has dedicated his professional life to the art and science of therapy, coaching, and education. Slaven is a seasoned and passionate practitioner whose journey has been one of unwavering commitment to fostering well-being and empowering individuals to live healthier, happier, fuller lives.

Slaven’s story begins with his profound fascination with the human body's innate capacity to heal itself. Driven by curiosity to understand the intricate connections between the mind, body, and spirit he created treatments that are a harmonious blend of art and science. With an intuitive touch and depth of expertise, Slaven tailors sessions to the unique needs of clients providing relief from the impact of chronic pain or ongoing stress. As a graduate of one of the most respectful massage Therapy schools in Canada, the Toronto Kikkawa Massage Therapy College, Recognizing the importance of sharing knowledge and nurturing the next generation of therapists, Slaven has transitioned into the role of an educator in 2012 providing certified educational courses in Hot Stone Therapy, Swedish and Perinatal Massage, to name a few. His teaching style is described as a harmonious blend of theory and practice, and "an immersive learning experience that transcends the limitations of textbooks". His students describe him as a compassionate mentor, willing to go the extra mile to ensure that the intricacies of body-mind medicine will be thoroughly grasped. 

Slaven's holistic approach to wellness extended to the field of health and life coaching.  As true well-being encompasses a healthy body, mind and spirit, Slaven see his privilege in being able to guide his clients on a transformative journey toward optimal health. Through personalized coaching sessions, Slaven empowers individuals to make sustainable lifestyle choices that increase vitality, improve critical decision-making and make life more enjoyable.

Deeply engaged in his community, Slaven remains as passionate as ever about his mission to nurture inner harmony and wellness for optimum health. He continues to inspire, serve and educate with a practice that is a testament to the enduring power of compassionate, healing touch.

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