My first bread baking experience was at the age of 8 in my grandmother’s farmhouse kitchen learning to make her own recipe for brioche-style rolls. I watched those hands I loved knead the dough and felt connected to her as she shared her skill with me. As a young mother I baked wholegrain breads for my young family, feeding the people I loved as my grandmother had me. Now I greet each day with the quiet contemplative process of feeding my starter, choosing and mixing heritage grain flours into bread, hands in the dough, feeling, smelling and loving every moment. Each step in the beautiful ritual of sourdough baking – slow living in truth – reminds me to be mindful, and invites me to find joy and promise in the magic of life. As I share love through sourdough baking I understand the joy that my grandmother felt as she shared with me that morning.
– Cheri Litchfield

I created Lodestone Leadership because of a deep personal desire to help and empower others to lead strong lives, my career has led me through numerous roles where helping others is the primary goal, including eight years of facilitating grief groups at the Calgary Alberta Children’s Hospital.

I began riding seven years ago, and was personally transformed by the beauty and powerful influence of horses. This inspired me to take advanced training in Equine Facilitated Learning, eventually completing an apprenticeship with the world-renowned author and trainer, Linda Kohanov. Now, as the CEO of Lodestone Leadership, and a certified Eponaquest Instructor, my mission is to share these life-changing experiences with others.

-Janet Murray


The four years of summer camps I attended, as a kid, are the most influential experiences of my life. Soul Health programs, classes and destination experiences are all modelled after my kid camp moments.

I thrill when I get to create the opportunity to offer moments of curiosity, trepidation, frustration, anticipation, determination, and ultimate bravery in a student trying something new!  I love being included in another’s success and celebration of personal achievement. And it is an honour to be vulnerable and surrender to special moments of simply being in compassion and hope with another soul.

Being an IAYT certified yoga therapist, and with over two decades of group and private fitness based yoga experience, I am a confident leader who humbly admits I teach what I need to learn! Life experiences have dealt me a generous hand of diversity that allows me the special gift of integrating groups in a safe and fun environment to recognize and nurture your Soul Health.

– Cori Everett