"The only prerequisite for spiritual awakening is an innocent curiosity, and the openness to recognize that what we are all seeking for is always already here".
~ Gregory Marian
Greg Marian is a professional Life Coach, Presence-Centered counselor, & a contemporary Non-dual Satsang teacher who shares the direct
path to Spiritual Awakening, Self Realization, and freedom from suffering. He is a Robbins-Madanes trained, Strategic Interventionist (SI) life coach, having graduated from the renowned RMT Core 100 professional life coach training program. He has a university degree from the University of Alberta, double majoring in psychology & biological sciences, and has worked professionally as a family counselor for over 5 years. He also has a professional massage therapy diploma, and has worked as a deep tissue massage therapist and Reiki practitioner for over 15 years.
After a series of ever deepening spiritual awakenings was set into motion, Greg began offering the space for deep spiritual inquiry, and has been offering non-dual Satsang events and individual life coaching sessions since 2008. His intuitive guidance and counseling are offered as invitations to awaken to our True Nature, and to abide and live as our this non-dual Consciousness and Presence. From this Space, he meets people exactly where they're at, supporting them in their challenges, difficulties, and realizations, and helping them find more of what they want in all dimensions of their life. This spans from the realm of life goals, work, and relationships, to people's desire for freedom, Spiritual Awakening, and enlightenment.
As a Satsang teacher, Greg shares the timeless wisdom of Non-Duality and the direct approach to Self Realization and freedom from suffering in a simple and straightforward way. His intention is to help people directly experience their True Nature in this moment, and to find more peace and contentment in their lives, within whichever psycho-spiritual framework they find meaningful. He has a vast openness and availability to be with whatever arises for people, intuitively meeting each person with his varied experience and knowledge as needed.
of Greg's unique gifts is his ability to bring a seamless integration of the Non-dual spiritual wisdom with contemporary insights from psychology, mind-body medicine, and the trauma healing field. He uses simple and approachable language to express a synthesis of direct spiritual insight with gritty life experience, balancing clarity of the spiritual awakening process with a compassionate understanding of the psychological healing process. Greg also works with many people who have already had spiritual awakenings, supporting them in integrating and embodying their deepest Realizations into their everyday lives and relationships.
Greg's spiritual path and exploration was broad in scope, always being guided by what was most deeply alive for him in the moment. He learned several meditation techniques, including Buddhist Vipassana, TM, Kriya Yoga, and Zen flavored zazen, and has had a committed meditation practice for over 15 years. He's studied several spiritual teachings and traditions, and has over 15 years of deep emotional work within various psychotherapies. Major resting places in his spiritual journey included Zen and various other schools of Buddhism, various schools of Raja Yoga, and the Non-dual teachings of Advaita Vedanta. His search also included spending time in several ashrams and retreat centers, and two life changing trips to India.
The most profound influence in his unfoldment however was the teachings and time spent in the
Presence of several contemporary spiritual teachers. A deep gratitude and love is especially felt for the spiritual teacher Adyashanti, whose clarity and insight continues to be a guiding light and inspiration for him. Greg has also been profoundly
influenced by the teachings of Ramana
Maharishi, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Eckhart Tolle, Jeannie Zandi, Lorne & Lucia Hoff, the Buddha, & Christ.
Greg offers Non-dual Satsang events and retreats across Canada and the US, individual sessions, and online courses and programs. He currently lives near Victoria, Canada.