Healthy People – ‘Hasu’ Marney Coulter


Healthy People – ‘Hasu’ Marney Coulter

(Photo by Mark Benson)

My Healthy People (person) this week is ‘Hasu’ Marney Coulter who I had the pleasure of meeting  many years ago when she first moved into Roberts Creek and set up the Yoga by the Sea yoga studio.  There is not much in the heart of the Creek but what is there brings an unique flare as Roberts Creek is pretty unique.

Roberts Creek attracts a certain kind of person – the ones that stay anyways! 🙂  Roberts Creek is known for the Gumboot Cafe (yes when I moved there many people wore gumboots!), beaches and amazing sunsets.

Marney’s yoga studio is a beautiful space.  It was great running into and catching up with Marney and the studio is going strong.  If ever you are on the Sunshine Coast, stop by and take a class at Yoga By the Sea – you will love it!



Q  –  What do you do and how did you get started?

I am the Director and Manager of a Yoga Studio.
I have been teaching Yoga as a lifestyle for 22 years.
I needed a place to continue to offer this service.
There was a space available right in downtown Roberts Creek



Q  –  What does health mean to you?

Being vital and present in day to day life, listening to my body.

When or what got you started down this path?
In 1994, I had a breaking open one night. Which showed me two paths…. A dark one, with suffering and struggle. a light one which was illuminated with vitality and serenity.
I choose the light one.

Q  –  What are some of your favourite health foods (or health products / things)?
Yoga, Meditation, being in nature, Whole foods, bone broth.


Q  –  If you could share some advice for people getting started on the health path what would it be?
Have a honest look at what patterns you have. Then pick one thing to add in, and one thing to remove.

(Photo by Mark Benson)


Q  –  What is part of your daily health routine that you just won’t miss?

Q  –  Anything else you would like to add?
Start now !


Peace comes from Within
‘Hasu’ Marney Coulter
Owner/ Director Yoga by the Sea
604 989 2382


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Healthy People – Troy Edwards

Healthy People – Troy Edwards

Troy Edwards


This weeks post on Healthy People is on Troy Edwards.

I had the fun of running down and taking pictures while the domes were being brought to life and I can’t wait to see them full of life once planting starts!!

It’s been a pleasure getting to know Tory and Sharon over these past few months while coming and going to the coast – the energy that these two people have is very special and I know that it will go into all the plants and food that will be soon growing.  I look forward to getting my own dome one day and seeing many more around!!


Q  –  What got you started on the health path?


I have been on it since I was 21 years old.  I got really sick after using drugs and alcohol, I got offered a job in a health food store and it was like I was born again!

Soon afterwards I got into farming organics and biodynamically and that lasted over 14 years.  Then I trained as a Nutrition Consultant and had my own practice for over 15 years in Vancouver, Hawaii, Colorado and California.

I love the basic and simple things with real food.

Q  –  What does health mean to you?

I’m not interested in good / bad or right / wrong, – I’m interested in what best supports you in food nutrition and of course exercise.

I’ve always had gardens and grown some of my own food.

Q  –  What took you in this direction since Domes are quite unique?

Last summer we stayed with friends that had a huge garden and I realized that I love being with food and growing food, I got tired of doing all the supplement things and wanted to go back to basics.

We  began to wonder how we could do something better in this world.  We also wanted to grow nutrient dense food year round, and we knew we wanted to do that on the Sunshine Coast.   We also wanted to include educating people and encouraging them to have their own year round growing space.

So fast forward and here we are today, we just got two domes set up and we are starting it!!

These are great as we can help anyone do it  even with limited growing space- with the smaller one and the bigger one will be more commercial as it can hold it can hold 20 vertical towers that can grow 880 plants on less than 400 square feet.  It’s a more sustainable model, reduction in water and of course good soil.

We want to help create less of a foot print in the world.  It’s awesome we have organic food available yet it still travels, sometimes 1000’s of miles, packaging, food is usually picked underripe and it’s mass produced.

The domes extend growing times to 9 – 10 months a year with light and heat year round.


Q  –  If you could share some advice for people getting started on the health path what would it be?

I would advise to focus on as much nutrient dense, live, real foods and minimally processed as much as possible.  I would reduce carb intake and increase healthy foods and healthy fats like avocados, coconut oil, hemp oil, flax oil.  Sugar is the biggest culprit followed by salty and crunchy foods that are not good for us – they are usually high in calories, bad fats and low in nutrients.  People these days are eating too much proteins and carbs which convert into fats.

I haven’t had to go to a doctors in 40 years.  When I do go now it’s for diagnostics information so I can then go and research ways through foods, supplementation etc.

I feel brain food is very important – that is highly quality good fats and nutrient dense foods – rich in minerals and trace minerals which most people are low in or don’t even get.  Minerals allow conductivity in the brain and the brain needs that plus good fats and water.  Keeping the body hydrated is also very important – good clean water.

Movement is also important – stretching, breath works, exercise, mindful practice and quiet time in the day.


Q  –  What is part of your daily health routine that you just won’t miss?

I think Vitamin N is very important – Nature – spending time in nature – fresh air and more!

Q  –  Anything else you would like to add?

Supplements are called supplements as they serve a purpose for a time not forever.

Our dome projects just getting started, we don’t even have a website up yet.

(when Troy does I will put it in here or please feel free to contact Troy on FB to ask him any questions).


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Healthy People – Tandi Canterbury Rolen

Healthy People – Tandi Canterbury Rolen

This is starting to be so much fun for me – connecting with healthy, conscious, loving, amazing people and bringing it out to others!!!


Meet Tandi Canterbury Rolen

Tandi Canterbury Rolen


Last week I got to sit with Tandi for al little bit and have an conversation – this beautiful being is so busy as she is out to help people wake up to real health!! As we speak, she is in the process of opening her new and bigger health bar in the city of Wenatchee in Washington as she is expanding.  The Hunter’s Wife (don’t you just love that name!) is a  little outside health bar in East Wenatchee, which serves amazing healthy juices, smoothies and food and is  attached to a Yoga studio. (but is closing as bigger space was needed – yay!! people are waking up and wanting real food!!)

The Hunter’s Wife

Q  –  What does health mean to you?

Health to me is everything. It’s my platform for quality living. I’m worthy to have a fantastic, beautiful life. Health of the mind, body, and spirituality is key.

Q  –  When or what got you started down this path?

I was raised on frozen pizza’s, French toast, and ice cream. I ate this way most of my life. During that time I never was satisfied. I hated my body, I hated my skin, I was the biggest bully to myself. I so badly wanted to glow. I just didn’t know how.
The turning point for me was witnessing my grandmother pass from cancer. She was my best friend. I was depressed, and stuck in toxic habits. It was the darkest time in my life. I knew that it was my own responsibility to take care of myself so that I wouldn’t let my grandma down.
I started juicing. I juiced everyday. It didn’t matter if I was 10 minutes late to work, I stuck to it and it wasn’t long before I witnessed the shift in my body and mind. I started to fall in love with real food. It proved it loved me back. Years of acne scares disappeared, I slept fantastic, I took up yoga, running, biking, everything in my world was improving. There was no way I was going back to that darkness again.
3 years later I married my high school sweetheart in the heart chakra of the world, Maui. It was my happy place. We drank out of coconuts, swam in warm ocean water, and snacked on beautiful acai bowls. It was there that I knew I had to bring this happy place to my home town. And help others heal and change their lives. I’ve elimated all things and don’t serve me, and I created a job for myself to be around like minded people. It’s the best thing I’ve ever

Q  –  What are some of your favourite health foods?

It depends on the day. I LOVE my banana’s. And I never go a day without raw dark leafy greens on my plate. Plant foods make me feel alive.


Q  –  If you could share some advice for people getting started on the health path what would it be?

IT TAKES TIME. Consistency is key to achieving life long healthy habits. You have to ask yourself, what’s important to you? If being comfortable in your own skin is a priority you will make it happen. Don’t over complicate things. There’s a lot of “health plans” out there that confuse us. Some plans work but 9 times out of 10 I witness people going backward. I just heard on the radio today that someone is trying to sell a pro biotic that is “found in skinny people” for weight loss and wellness. Uh? No. Look at nature. Your cells are always working FOR you. Your a living thing. It’s common sense to me, to eat living foods. And then everything else will fall into place. But be patient. Trust your body and nature to heal you on a cellular level. Good things take time.
Being vegan, I can eat as much fruits and vegetables, and healthy fats that I desire. I don’t have to worry about counting calories, portions, my weight. It’s effortless. I love this abundant lifestyle. And it makes me sad to see so many people struggle with getting on tack with their health. No more shots in the belly, or crazy vitamin drinks, working out extensively, or calorie apps. My juice bar – The Hunters Wife Health Bar is my happy place, to share for everyone to feel great and be great in the simplest form. Can I also mention that this lifestyle is cheaper? More convenient? And lifelong health insurance? I hope someday we can all rise above the pollution of negative self talk, bogus advertising, food restrictions, caffeine prone anxiety, and the truth about cancer. We’re all worth it.

I got to have a great conversation with Jessie and Daniel before I got some time with Tandi and they are pretty cool too – what I am finding is most people that are into real food eating, healthy eating, living, being and consciousness  usually are – they walk their talk and are so interested in waking people up!!

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Reach out if you would like to be featured – till the middle of July I am in the Vancouver, Sunshine Coast area – travelling after that!!


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