Bonita has a Master of Arts in Holistic Health Education from John F. Kennedy University in California, and has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Queen's University in Ontario. Bonita has her Permaculture Diploma with l'Université Populaire de Permaculture in France and completed her Reiki Master/Teacher training through Reiki Associates in Perth, Canada. She took her first Permaculture Design Course through Oakland Permaculture Institute and Urban Permaculture Guild. Her studies also include Nonviolent Communication, shamanism, deep ecology, sustainability, Integral Theory, as well as various forms of dance and somatic therapies.
In group or one-on-one sessions, Bonita helps her clients choose the tools that work most for them. Her approaches include: energy work (Reiki), collaborative communication (Nonviolent Communication), ecological design (Permaculture), body and breath awareness, journeys in nature, guided imagery, meditation, expressive movement, dance, games, writing, artwork, ritual, and more.
Bonita has taught in university and college settings, at health centres, conferences, bookstores, a yoga studio, an after-school youth program, and has worked one-on-one in people's homes. Her work is mainly in Canada and the U.S.; it has also taken her to Haiti, South Africa and Hungary. To read more, click here.
"I received the gift of clarity, peace with transition, how to be grounded, how to receive all I need."
"I was reminded to come back to me – my body, my feelings, my thoughts – being a part of a relationship, part of a community, part of Gaia." ~Blessing Kobey
"I appreciate her showing compassion, spunk, love and passion to help bring people back to wholeness."
Bonita's workshops are organised around four themes: Eco-Logical and Earth; Personal and Social Change; Communication; Body and Movement. Click here for workshop titles and descriptions.
Bonita is deeply grateful to many beloved and esteemed teachers, elders, guides and "pioneers". These include: David Sherwood and Lucie Brunet, Nancy Sherwood, Martha Webber, Chad Clifford, Hava Eva Jonai, Wendy Palmer, Joanna Macy, Vernice Solimar, Aric Bodin, Masankho Banda,
Jamie McHugh, Kimmy Johnson, Fred Wahpepah, Brock Dolman, Dave Jacke, Howard Clifford, Robert and Carol Mouck, and her grandparents, Pon Pak Kwong, Fok Hue Gee, Ng Sui Chee and Foy Foo See.