Briya (Rachel) Freeman has been facilitating courses in natural healing, meditation and stress reduction in both private and corporate settings since 2011. She is currently based in Ottawa, Canada.
Briya primarily draws her inspiration from her long-term mentorship under the guidance of Berdhanya Swami Tierra, a female mystic and shaman of South American origin, and from the science of ayurveda, a system of holistic medicine and well-being. She has over 10 years’ experience in the practice of yoga, meditation, ceremony and natural healing. Her work has been published in Ayurveda Mantra, an international magazine on natural healing, yoga and higher awareness.
Briya holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management (2006), studies in international business from l’Ecole Superieure de Commerce (Rouen, France, 2004), and studies in ayurveda (Anjali School of Ayurveda and Panchakarma, 2012-2015),
From 2005 to 2016, Briya served in the Canadian public service with the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada). Since 2015, she has had the honour of serving as Berdhanya Swami Tierra’s Director of International Relations, and regularly supports her work through courses, pilgrimages and retreats around the globe.
Briya has also contributed as an editor to two recent novels — Artisans of the New Earth and The Altar of the Initiate, by Matthew Cosgrove, which describe the stages of spiritual awakening and shamanic birth through a uniquely Canadian lens, blending Celtic, Native American, Vedic and modern perspectives.
Briya can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Briya is one of those rare radiant beings, who is truly there spiritually to support you on your journey. While Briya effectively conveys practical knowledge, this is always done with a joyful smile. Being very generous with her time, Briya is able to frame your thoughts and questions against a tremendous backdrop of experience. Working with Briya I have seen wonderful improvements. Briya is a great teacher!” – Faisal
“For the past four weeks, Briya’s teachings enabled me to jump over a lot of blockages (that I didn’t even know I had). Briya is a truly genuine teacher whose energy and support are essential components on the path of spiritual awakening. Thank you so much for your service!”
“As a teacher, Briya’s lightheartedness and kindness made me feel so at ease. It was a time to learn about myself, in a space of love and joy that I recommend to everyone.
“Thank you, Briya for giving me a better quality of life and for helping to push me through my resistance. I feel now that I am capable of achieving what I want in life. By being true to myself and this practice, I will succeed.”
“Thank you very much for the teaching. I had fun and feel good about it. My husband is also really noticing a difference in my energy levels — and in my cooking!”
“It was a pleasure for me to take this course. You are an excellent instructor. Your passion for what you are teaching inspired me to do my best! Thank you!”