Annyse Balkwill, PEng
I have a joyful passion for changing the world through meaningful human connection, and I birthed the LuminUS Group as a way of bringing this vision to life. I love sharing stories and knowledge with curiosity of what is possible. I have a background in the corporate world as a chemical and biochemical engineer where I was able to practice my facilitation methods. It was here that I began to see the greater need for this work and decided to create my own vision resulting in The LuminUS Group! As The LuminUS Group evolved, we quickly discovered that the methodologies and practices that we used were applicable to homes, classrooms and all of US! From here the four divisions of LuminUS (Group, Spaces, Academy and Faces) were created. I have had the opportunity to incorporate my other passions by including yoga, mediation and energy healing as a weaving thread throughout all of my work.
You can find me at the LuminUS Retreat Centre in Lynden, Ontario where I live with my husband and 2 daughters. I am so thrilled that you have found us and can't wait to collaborate with more people that are curious about life!
LuminUS Spaces and Academy Consultant
Kathy is a dynamic and integral part of LuminUS Group. Her innate ability to declutter a home while holding space for the client is extraordinary. She has been mastering this skillset and practice her entire life from rearranging furniture and organizing the spaces she lived in since she was a young girl. Kathy has brought this practice into her kindergarten classroom along with LuminUS frameworks and methods to build community with her students. She has experienced first hand the impact that tending to the space and the community in her classroom has had on the students. She has seen an increase confidence, personal awareness, independence and overall kindness in her students making them more available for learning.
Kathy lives in Dorchester with her three children and has over 10 years experience teaching elementary students and special education programming. She has been with LuminUS group since its inception and lives the core values of LuminUS in her everyday life.
LuminUS Academy Consultant
Kate is a master at creating and tending to a community within the classroom that allows for learning and growth to occur on many levels. She loves working with teenagers and considers many of her students as some of her greatest personal teachers. Kate believes a teacher’s role is to co-create with her students to serve the learning needs of all.
Kate lives in Brantford with her husband and two sons and has been teaching highschool for over 10 years and has seen first hand the incredible impact that the LuminUS framework and methods can have in a classroom. She joyfully shares her experiences and is passionate about supporting educators in creating their own LuminUS classrooms.
LuminUS Spaces Consultant
Kate Quigley is passionate about supporting our clients to mindfully declutter and unveil the special pieces and places that already exist in their home. With her unique capacity to observe and listen, Kate uses her intuition to guide her clients in curating spaces they love. By consciously choosing what to keep and what to release, clients transform their homes and elevate their lives.
Kate is a musician and music educator who lives in Hamilton, ON with her husband and two children. Kate is committed to illuminating the world around her. Her positivity and zest for life makes her a joy to work with.