Program Director
David Hatfield
is the founder and program director of Manology.  He is a leadership David-12consultant and educational facilitator, specializing in masculinity, conflict transformation, rites of passage and improvisational singing.  His program design and delivery have been contracted nationally and internationally since 1998.  David has led workshops and courses with over 20,000 boys and men in Australia, Canada, China, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Spain, USA, and is the Canadian coordinator for International Men’s Day. He is faculty at Citystudio and guest faculty at The Haven.  David holds an M.Ed. in Social Ecology from the University of Western Sydney in Australia, and an M.A. in Process Oriented Facilitation and Conflict Studies at the Process Work Institute in the USA. www.davidhatfield.ca

Guest Leaders for Fall 2017

Neil Ferguson is a Certified Life Coach, he has also trained in various therapy practices including Hakomi Therapy, BBTR-Biodynamic Breath & Trauma Release Therapy and currently studying to become a Practitioner in Somatic Experiencing-SEP. He is also a trained facilitator in Osho Meditations, Pune India.



Lisa_Voth_Facilitator_circle_bubbles_Two1Lisa Voth M.A., RCC
I work with play with individuals and groups interested in increasing lightness, response-ability and flexibility in their lives. With a background in theatre and body-based counselling and over a decade of studying, teaching, performing and apprenticing in the area of Clown, I am weaving them all together. I love the ways we can de-stabilize, play with, and re-create new ways of being and knowing both as individuals and as a society.  www.necessaryshenanigans.com

Jay Wade
is excited and passionate about mentoring youth, exploring wild Jay with nature paintspaces and walking a path of spiritual discovery.  He is an environmental educator, backcountry guide and facilitator of a young men’s group with the Vancouver School Board.  You can find Jay climbing trees, playing guitar, chasing a Frisbee, or watching birds at his sit spot. He is training as a leader at The Haven.


Instructors from previous Manology sessions:

Jeff BalinJeff Balin is a leadership coach, consultant, and faculty member at UBC’s Sauder School of Business, working with socially minded corporate, independent, and non-profit clients since 2002.  Jeff brings over 20 years of business experience to his professional practice of helping professionals and leaders successfully integrate core values and vision into their work.  www.jeffbalin.com

Joe Bickson has stepped into the world of organizational transformation. He has learned that asking people to question their fundamental assumptions about their businesses and themselves requires him to ask these same questions of himself – not easy in a world that values bravado over humility. Joe graduated with a BA in Communications and Dialogue from Simon Fraser University. He has interned at institute B – social impact incubator, participated in CityStudio Innovation Lab, and in Social Ventures Institute. Joe has participated in leadership and development programs with a focus on effective coaching, and co-created a start-up business to recycle wood waste in Vancouver.

Graemme_Manology Bio Picture_2014Graemme Brown, Dip.C, has been associated with The Haven on Gabriola Island for 29 years, with special interest and expertise in the philosophy of Virginia Satir and Jungian shadow work. He has worked closely with Maria Gomori, Linda Nicholls, David Raithby and others in a wide range of programs and is a Haven core programs leader­ in­ training.  Graemme is also a highly regarded recording engineer, whose love of music and the creative process informs much of his approach to personal development training.

GlenCallender_CAN-FAP_3Glen Callender is a Vancouver-based writer, performance artist, and founder of the Canadian Foreskin Awareness Project (CAN-FAP). Glen takes his acclaimed educational-comedy tent show *Foreskin Awareness Booth* to fairs and festivals in Canada and the USA. Glen leads *Foreskin 101*, a regular workshop on the anatomy and pleasure potential of the intact penis at Vancouver’s The Art of Loving.

Shakil ChoudhuryShakil Choudhury is the Program Director at Anima Leadership. He is a diversity and leadership consultant with more than 15 years experience leading and building teams locally, nationally, and internationally.  An award-winning educator and author, he specializes in anti-discrimination and equity issues, conflict resolution as well as emotional intelligence.  www.animaleadership.com

MarliesMarlies Dahler is a bodyworker, body reader, breathing coach and has been helping people embody since 2000. She holds a Diploma in Counseling from The Haven Institute on Gabriola Island, and is a Registered Massage Therapist.


phillipdjwaPhillip Djwa is a social entrepreneur and the founder and President of Agentic Communications.  He is a certified Internet Marketing specialist with 15 years experience in the high-technology industry. He’s worked for Fortune 500 companies, high-tech start-ups, and not-for-profit organizations.  He holds an MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  www.phillipdjwa.com

Camille Dumond has worked at the crossroads of healing and social justice for over 15 camille photoyears.  She currently supports diverse individuals and groups as a trauma counsellor with the Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture.  Camille also serves as faculty with the Inner Activist Project, where she bridges her interests in power relations, marginalization, spirituality and inner work through course offerings such as “Conscious Use of Power” and “Building Strong and Respectful Relationships”.  Her passion and current training is in Process Work – learning to unfold the deepest experiences that arise not only in our bodies, emotions and psychology, but also in our communities, earth and the world.  She holds Masters Degrees in Adult Education and Counselling Psychology.

Don DuttonDr. Don Dutton is a professor of Psychology at UBC.  His research interests include: psychology of violence and applications of social psychology to the criminal justice system, and personality disorders.  He is well known for his research on domestic violence  and has published over 100 papers and 10 books.  www.drdondutton.com


imagesDr. Stacy Elliott is a Sexual Medicine Physician whose interests lie in the sexual and reproductive consequences of medical or surgical problems, particularly neurological disability. She is a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Urologic Sciences, University of British Columbia, Director of the BC Center for Sexual Medicine, Co-Director for the Vancouver Sperm Retrieval Clinic, Medical Director of the Men’s Sexual Assessment and Rehabilitation Service (SARC) at the Prostate Center.

JennyFerryJenny Ferry is an emerging leader in the field of conscious sexuality, creator of the ground-breaking INTRO TO SOUL SEX™ workshop, and author of the forthcoming book, Soul Sex: A Field Guide to Redeeming Our Primal Desire to Connect.   A visionary and dynamic teacher, Jenny is based out of the Pacific Northwest and leads workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada. She is highly regarded for her down-to-earth, compassionate training, speaking and leadership.  jennyferry.com


Greg Gurel has been specializing in anger and conflict work for 15 years in both a private counselling practice and as a workshop facilitator. His interest in anger started many years ago when he began to link his own struggles with control, perfectionism and his desire to be recognized, with the feeling of anger.  www.RightTimetoTalk.ca


Hajnal 2013Dr. Catherine Hajnal completed her doctorate in Human Factors Engineering at the University of Wisconsin.  She explored the connection between occupational stress  the design of work and health and well-being.  Catherine draws on an array of approaches from organization development, experiential learning, improvisational theater, non-violent communication, interpersonal neurobiology, hospice and palliative care, and mindfulness traditions.  As a life coach, speaker, and educator, she creates environments in which individuals feel empowered and enabled, whether that be a corporate setting, classrooms, workshops, one-on-one, or at end-of-life.  www.catherinehajnal.com

photo-111 (1)Tada Hozumi is a movement-based expressive arts therapist, street dancer and artist. In the community, Tad is passionate about working with youth through hip hop dance forms. As a co-founder of Another Space, Tad brings forward his experience as a movement artist to the table. His work primarily focuses on the body as a site for deep self-healing for individual and community. Amongst his interests are breath work, voice, dance, imagination, trauma, performance, improvisation, energetics, connection, sexuality and oppression.

DSCN2992Dawn Howlett is a SoulCollage facilitator based in the Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island. She has a passion for art, music and exploring meaning in those things we are drawn to the most. She has been sharing SoulCollage with groups for 4 years.  www.hearttohome.ca 

Angelo LamAngelo Lam
is President and Co-founder of Jump Start Solutions Inc.  He has a Masters in Social Work and works with non-profits organizations to develop service programs for emerging community trends. Angelo facilitates a program for MOSAIC to increase the successful involvement of immigrant and refugee fathers in their families.

Aaron Malkin
Aaron’s two main passions are to support people in finding their full self-expression and to generate delight. He is the creative force behind Life and Depth’s theatre productions and courses, studied Experiential Education at Queen’s University, Biology at UBC, and clown at Fantastic Space Enterprises and The Clown Farm. Aaron founded Vancouver’s PlayLaughBe festival to build community through creative expression, and co-founded Vancouver’s clown troupe Poupon Parade.  Aaron currently works as a teacher, clown, actor, and dancer. www.lifeanddepth.ca

Sequoia Thom Lundy MA   I facilitate men moving beyond our fears of other men to experience heartful connection, using skills drawn from Life Coaching, movement/breathing/vocalizing, and intentional touch. Since 1987, I have led Men In Touch workshops and retreats throughout North America, bringing men of diverse sexual orientations together in the spirit of nurturing and authentic contact. www.MenInTouch.org

John OliffeDr. John Oliffe is Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, UBC. His research program is primarily focused on gender and health. He has expertise in men’s health and masculinity including men’s mental health, gender relations in the context of men’s depression, smoking cessation and immigrant health.


Ray McGinnis is the author of Writing the Sacred.  He has published poems in a number of chapbooks edited by poet, Patrick Lane, as well Quills Canadian Poetry Magazine.  He has taught over 9,000 people in his workshops across North America.  Living in Vancouver, he takes each day, one poem at a time. www.writetotheheart.com.

Kevin Millsip
 is a founder of Check Your Head. He served as a Trustee on the Vancouver School Board and recently joined the School Board in the new role of Sustainability Coordinator. Kevin is also the director of Next Up: a national leadership program for next generation social change leaders.


East Side Yoga StudioJulie Peters
is a spoken word poet, yoga teacher, studio owner, and workshop facilitator in Vancouver, BC. She has a Master’s in Canadian Poetry from McGill University, teaches poetry workshops to high school students and corporate teams, and has twice represented Vancouver in the Women of the World Poetry Slam.


Raema QuamRaema Quam  Drawing from her background in social work, policy advocacy, consulting and program management, Raema brings a unique and nuanced perspective to gender work.  She holds a BSW from the University of Victoria, Canada and completed the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs in San Francisco.  She is currently studying law at UBC.


Ela-RezmerEla Rezmer-Bach
Ela’s greatest heart’s desire is to invite everyone to create communities that expand consciousness through self inquiry.  To this end, Ela has taken course and initiations with some of the world’s most renowned spiritual leaders including: the Dalai Lama, Dr. Carlos de Leon, Dr. Vernon Wolf, Juan Ruiz Naupari and Mantak Chia. She is a certified Transformative Breath® Facilitator.  www.BlissfulBreathing.com

JohnRichardson_2011John Richardson is a local activist, the founder of Pivot Legal Society, a recipient of an Ashoka Fellowship (2005) and the founder of Party X, a web-based participatory democracy tool.  He is a long-time practitioner of Vipassana meditation who views meditation as an integral part of his social change advocacy, and critical to the paradigm shift necessary for real change.    www.partyx.com


Derek RoelofsenDerek Roelofsen is an RN currently working in Public Health with children and youth.  Derek is involved in a variety of research and programming initiatives related to young men’s health.  He holds a BSc in Nursing from McMaster University, and a BA in Native Studies from Trent University. Derek is currently pursuing his MSc in Nursing at UBC.

Ashley Rose is an Artist & advocate living in Vancouver.

 A Registered Professional Transpersonal Counselor from the Clearmind Institute, she has spent a lot of time exploring different paradigms of healing and consciousness work, even running her own personal growth company, Conscious Living Network for 4 years and mentoring in a Teen Rites of Passage Program called Teen Journey.  Currently she is passionate about training in Process Work & Deep Democracy, is working for RainCity Housing in a family reunification building in the DTES, and is writing a theatre show on the politics of the body and how that relates to our treatment of the planet.

Bio_white_BettinaBettina Rothe is a licensed 5Rhythms® dance teacher and has studied healing movement arts, psychology, meditation, and shamanic practices. She has been teaching movement and meditation workshops internationally since 1998. Bettina is passionate about bringing people together to create soulful gatherings in an open and loving environment. bettinarothe.com

Julia SaundersJulia Saunders, Executive Director of Sex, Love Intelligence Education Inc. holds a Masters in Sexual Health Education and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience about sexuality to her entertaining and informative workshops.  Holistic and innovative, Julia’s sessions focus on dialogue and real tools to apply to health sexuality, over the life span. www.sexloveintelligence.com


Jenn ScharfJenn Scharf is a group process facilitator and the founder of Creative Generation Consulting. She was an Outward Bound Instructor and holds an M.A. in Peace Education from the UN University for Peace in Costa Rica.  Her additional training in systems thinking and the Art of Hosting provide a holistic framework for understanding the challenges that groups and organizations face.  www.creativegeneration.ca


Kyle Shaughnessy is a Metis, trans, queer storyteller and registered social worker who indexgrew up in rural BC. He has supported transgender youth and their families in varying capacities since 2001 and has strong background in youth education and queer and trans community building. Through his enthusiasm for writing, facilitating and public
speaking, Kyle firmly believes in the power of personal narrative to connect queer and trans experiences and create social change.


Jay with nature paintJay Wade is excited and passionate about mentoring youth, exploring wild spaces and walking a path of spiritual discovery.  He is an environmental educator, backcountry guide and facilitator of a young men’s group with the Vancouver School Board.  You can find Jay climbing trees, playing guitar, chasing a Frisbee, or watching birds at his sit spot. He is training as a leader at The Haven.

John Weiss is a Medical Qi Gong practitioner, a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist and a Life/Art Facilitator certified by the Tamalpa Institute in San Francisco, California.  He has been immersed in his love of movement and art of more than 15 years.  His passion is to explore and share the wonderful resources and tools that human movement provides to enrich one’s life. www.movingintoawareness.com


Lucas Wilson is a queeLucas Wilsonr, trans settler living and working on unceded Coast Salish Territories.  He is a passionate LGTBQ Youth Working with a person-centered perspective and a firm believer that individuals are experts of their own lives and entitled to define their own experiences.  Lucas works to support queer and trans youth as well as their peers, families and service providers, through one-on-one support, advocacy and education.


Don Wright MEd is the founder and Executive Director of the Victoria Male Survivors of Sexual Assault Society and the Vancouver Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse, which were consolidated in 1997 to form the British Columbia Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse.  As well as fulfilling his duties as Executive Director, Don travels throughout western Canada providing training to professionals in the sexual abuse field, and consultation to government—both Provincial and Federal—on various projects related to victims of crime and criminal justice. Mr. Wright served on the Board of Directors of the National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization for six years.  In November 2001, the B.C. Human Rights Coalition awarded Mr. Wright with a human rights medal of honor for his pioneering work in this field. http://bc-malesurvivors.com/