Tiffany Dean, founder of The GoldenLine Spiritual Studio in Warkworth, defines herself as a Spiritual Seeker.
“My journey began at a young age when I innately knew that I had an immense passion to delve into the study of world religion and spirituality,” she explains. “Since then, I have been on a quest to quench my thirst for knowledge and understanding of universal beliefs.”
Inspired by an opportunity to hear the sacred teachings of the Dali Lama at a convocation ceremony at the University of Toronto, Tiffany enrolled at York University in 2006 and successfully completed an honours degree in Religious Studies, providing her with a strong foundation in world religion and culture. After graduation, she moved to Taiwan to teach English as a second language while deepening her understanding of Eastern based religious practice. She subsequently completed her Masters degree in Humanities at York University in 2016, specializing in Religion, Mysticism and Spirituality.
These varied experiences, she says, have allowed her to develop “a heightened sense of compassion and empathy for all fellow human beings, and believe deeply that we are all intrinsically connected through divine love, which knows no race, religion or culture.”
The time she spent in Asia led her to the practice of Reiki, a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being. She offers Reiki healing sessions through her studio as well as offering Level 1 and 2 practitioner training courses.
Originally from Cobourg, Tiffany moved to Warkworth in June 2016 with her husband, Rick, and opened her studio shortly thereafter. She also started teaching for the Interdisciplinary Studies Department at Durham College in September 2016. The couple have two young daughters, Avila and Zoe.
“This is where I find myself now,” she posted on her social media page just before the grand opening of GoldenLine Spiritual Studio in October 2016, “embarking on new budding adventure where I can passionately assist others in their own personal journey towards emotional, physical and spiritual enlightenment. I am now offering Reiki to those who are interested in receiving a treatment. I am also available for spiritual counselling, guidance in affirmations and positive thinking, meditation, and sacred smudging practices. Please be a part of my new venture so that we can grow and learn through each other.”
The studio has grown exponentially since then. Despite taking a sabbatical in 2017 to give birth to her youngest daughter, Tiffany has been actively offering outreach programs as well as a number of in-studio initiatives since the beginning of 2018. She completed renovations on her studio space and compiled an extensive lending library for clients. In February, she launched her spiritual store, offering healing crystals, jewellery, malas, sage smudging and meditation aids. She led a Spiritual Workshop at The Natural in Warkworth in February and, the following month, launched Spiritual Saturdays at GoldenLine.
“Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday for the first Spiritual Saturday Event at The GoldenLine Studio,” she posted afterwards. “I had a great time talking to everyone about mindfulness, meditation, energy healing and spiritual ceremonies. I was left feeling full of love, energy, and high vibrations.”
Her Spiritual Saturdays are now fully booked, often months in advance. In May, she offered a “Woke Women and Wine” workshop, “a fun night to celebrate all things fierce and female.” She presented a workshop at the Fertility Wellness Retreat at The Willow Studio in Peterborough last November, addressing the ways in which energy healing, affirmations, and mindfulness can assist mentally, spiritually, and physically.
She began creating her own healing jewellery in October 2018. “I finally gave myself permission to embrace my inner creatrix; in order to manifest these divine wrist malas,” she announced. “Each mala has been handcrafted with genuine healing crystals, and infused with healing energy and love.”
Each crystal has unique healing and spiritual properties, she explains. Rose Quartz, for example, carries a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, while Moonstone ignites intuition and promotes creativity. Other crystals may alleviate stress and induce tranquility, attract abundance and prosperity, or facilitate understanding of alternatives in one’s life.
Tiffany will be leading the first Forte Presents workshop at The West School on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The workshop will offer the opportunity to learn more about the healing power of crystals and the purpose of wearing a mala. Tiffany will also assist each person in choosing the right crystals. “It’s fun for me to do some intuitive energy seeking for those who might like to know what crystals best align with their current path,” she says. Attendees will then be able to create their own mala bracelet in the company and community of like-minded women. Registration is limited to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable and empowering experience.
Mala Bracelet Workshop with Tiffany Dean, Event Link
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