About The Teacher

Kelley  Burry

B.PE., B.Ed. ,Adv. CBI, BAT, Adv. CBP, Shaman, owner of Namaste Esperanza Integrated Wellness Retreat.

What does the alphabet soup behind the name mean?

B.PE: Baccalaureate of Physical Education from Dalhousie UniversityB.Ed.: Baccalaureate of EducationAdv. CBI: Advanced Certified BodyTalk InstructorBAT: BodyTalk Access TrainerAdv. CBP: Advanced Certified BodyTalk Practitioner

Kelley has a Bachelor of Kinesiology and an Education degree from Dalhousie University and have taught elementary school for many years. About 16 years ago Kelley retired from teaching Public School to work with people and animals in Equine Facilitated Investigative Healing. Body Talk fits right in! The BodyTalk System and its philosophy is a wonderful way to deepen our training and healing results with all animals, and their humans! Kelley calls BodyTalk our path to peace starting from the inside out!

Kelley’s healing journey began in 2006 after suffering for years with lower back and knee pain. She came full force into discovering a variety of healing practices including BodyTalk and Shamanism, which changed her life forever. She continually reviews the works of a variety of authors dedicated to understanding consciousness and awareness to improve her own practice, as well as to use as a platform for self-discovery. A few of Kelley’s favourites include: John Veltheim, Esther Veltheim, Alberto Villoldo, Byron Katie, Linda Kohanov, Chris Erwin, Brenda Miller, Osho, Lao-Tzu, Ma Deva Padma, Robert Lanza, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Manjir Samanta-Laughton, Sylvia Muiznieks, EckhartTolle, Byron Katie, Matrix Energetics, Reconnection, and Reiki.

 In January 2009 Kelley was very excited to become a BodyTalk Access Trainer, a program which has had a powerful impact on animals and humans alike. In 2010 she completed her Advanced Practitioner certification in BodyTalk to serve her clients better and deepen her own healing and awareness practice. 2010 also found Kelley busy training to be a BodyTalk Fundamentals Instructor which she completed in December of that year.  In September 2013, Kelley certified to instruct Macrocosmic Mind- Mod 6 and in early 2016 added Principles of Consciousness- Mod 3 to her course offerings. Also during the last 7 years, she immersed herself in studying PaRama BodyTalk, Breakthough System, as well as becoming a full mesa shaman.

 In her ever expanding private BodyTalk practice Kelley offers all of her clients (two-legged and four-legged) private sessions in BodyTalk and how to live consciously. Namaste Esperanza Retreat offers its students and community a wide range of BodyTalk classes including BodyTalk Access,  Fundamentals 1 & 2, and all of the advanced modules by hosting various international  instructors.  

Namaste Esperanza Integrated Wellness Retreat, in Nova Scotia, begins its 6th season in 2017 with a  focus on Living Consciously and teaching people how to create a conscious life by discovering who you are NOT!

At Namaste Esperanza Integrated Wellness Retreat the science and philosophy of BodyTalk provide the foundation, and a way of life, for integration, experiential healing and training opportunities as well as wellness programs for both humans and animals.

Namaste Esperanza Retreat also offers a full service community living/training/recovery retreat, as well as 4 classrooms onsite, and so much more.  Make your way to Namaste Esperanza Retreat soon and enjoy a course, a session, or just a getaway!


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