A Kitchener native, Christine can commonly be found in the kitchen cooking up a storm or at her favourite fitness studios getting her sweat on. Christine is passionate about green living, inspiring her students during barre class, and is known to always pack snacks (hello coconut chips!). Balance is something she practices and preaches in all aspects of life.
She loves to share her favourite finds and recipes via Instagram and truly believes leading a clean and healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be complicated with the right support and mindset.
Christina is our lifestyle guru. She loves everything from food to fashion to fitness. Not only is she an amazing mom to son Orlando, she is on her way to becoming a certified Holistic Health Coach!
Christina shares her passion for healthy eating on her Instagram page and is happiest sweating in a yoga class or relaxing in her speciality bubble bath – a few drops of lavender oil, a scoop of coconut oil and a handful of Himalayan rock salt (a must try!)
An enthusiast of all things happy and healthy. Don’t be fooled by this little one's sweet and smiley vibes - when life gets tough, so does Emily. She's an instructor at Spin Society spinning studio, but when she's not teaching you can find her at UBC studying Kinesiology, running sweaty bootcamps at RYU Apparel, practicing yoga, hiking, or hanging at the beach.
Top three goals in life? Lots of smiles + healthy on inside and out + aspiring to inspire.
“Life is simple. Your passion is your power - Your power to turn your dreams into a reality.” — Emily L
Shannon is our west coast mama to sweet baby boy Kingston. Jump on a bike and go for a ride with Shannon in one of her classes at Spin Society in North Vancouver.
She's got a huge passion for fitness, fashion and health – which to her all go hand in hand. You can read all about her passions on her blog The Modern Hustle. She wants to promote self-image of being comfortable in your own skin... if you love it, own it and wear it; your true beauty will shine through.
Always in search of the next big adventure or adrenaline rush, Zachary is fueled by Buddha Brands, and his love of travel, to find and film the most beautiful destinations the world over. A filmmaker since age 12, his passion for directing, photography and action sports is perfectly paired with his dedication to living well and staying active.
Sareena is a recipe-developer extraordinaire. Through her blog, Sareena’s Food, she shares all the plant-based and vegan recipes that helped her to take control of her own health, manage her pain and sickness, and find balance in all aspects of life. Her recipes are healthy (and often coconut-y) creations that will inspire even the pickiest of eaters that plant-based can still mean delicious!
Michelle Garland is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner with a Raw Food Chef Certification based out of Vancouver, BC. She launched her private practice, Plentyfullme with a focus to restore balance back into her clients’ lives and coordinate the re-building of healthy relationships between food, nutrition and emotional well-being. She has dedicated her practice to creating optimal lifestyles through a whole food, plant-based approach that educates and empowers her clients' to make lasting change.
Outside of her business hours, Michelle works as professional Sign Language Interpreter. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with family and friends and experiencing nature with outdoor activities. She also loves to travel, practice yoga, and create delicious whole food recipes in her kitchen.
A holistic nutritionist in the making, you can catch Justine on Instagram giving wellness advice and sharing nourishing recipes that work with all kinds of dietary restrictions. Beyond making Instagram-worthy recipe inspo, she’s passionate about making healthy eating accessible to everyone.
Jass Stupak is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CNP), Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner (ROHP) and a graduate from Brock University. Wellness, fitness and positivity obsessed, Jass focuses on nourishing from within. She has been dedicated to living a healthy lifestyle for several years now after experiencing the powerful effects that holistic nutrition has on the body. She is a true believer in natural healing, balance and life long health
Our Buddha Brands Company ambassadors are part of our extended team of coconut lovers. They’re a diverse bunch of life enthusiasts who live the Buddha Brands way: they live healthy, seek balance and find happiness in the small things, like a day in the great outdoors, or a taste of a coconut-y snack
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