The Manitoba Astrology Association started meeting as early as 1975 and has been holding educational seminars in Winnipeg since 1997. To enhance our own understanding and practice as astrologers we are dedicated to hosting leading national and international astrologers yearly.
We affirm, as the Manitoba Astrology Association, that we commit to using our personal and collective resources in the advancement of astrology at the highest potential in a dynamic, inspiring and creative way.
The association is kept going by a group of dedicated volunteers, if you have ideas that you would like to put forward or a desire to get involved please contact us!
PROGRAM CHAIR: CHRISTINA RAI WHEELWRIGHT
Christina is a mother of four, certified Evolutionary Astrologer, published author, energy worker & retired Reflexologist. She spent her secular life in the business world & maintains that her understanding of astrology & its mysterious cycles enabled her to survive that period in her life. Where will you most likely find her in the summer months? Somewhere in her backyard where she grows flowers & veggies & chases bees & butterflies.
SECRETARY: KYRIE AXFORD
Kyrie is passionate about helping people discover their potential for joy, harmony and healing. Through her bodywork and the teachings of Ayurveda and astrology, she is eager to educate others on healthy lifestyle practices that will help them to find wellness in their daily lives.
Kyrie has spent two years studying at the California College of Ayurveda. Here she completed both her Ayurvedic Health Educator and Clinical Ayurvedic Theory certificates. It is through this college as well, that she completed her training as an Ayurvedic Massage and Body Therapist. Kyrie has also studied western herbs and alchemy through The School of Evolutionary Herbalism and interned at the United Plant Savers herbal sanctuary in Rutland, Ohio.
From these experiences she has realized the disconnect to the rhythms of nature that exist in our society and the strong need to tune ourselves back in. Looking to nature, the planets and Ayurveda, it is her hope to help people rediscover their connection.
TREASURER: SHELLY CHLAN
Shelly Chlan is an avid student of astrology, interested in how astrology can inform, guide, and teach us about ourselves and our place in this cosmic world. She is an instructor of accounting, organizational behaviour, and workplace diversity. A mother of two young children, her astrology studies often happen in stolen hours spent at Starbucks.
IT/EDUCATION/LIBRARY: SHANNON RAE
Shannon is a long-time member of the Manitoba Astrology Association. She is a qualified Manitoba teacher and was involved in the establishment of an alternative elementary program here in Winnipeg.
While teaching in central London, she studied with Frank Clifford at the London School of Astrology. She has received her certification from the Mayo School of Astrology and is currently completing her Advanced Diploma under Wendy Stacey.
A mother of two intrepid children, she currently works with clients of all ages here in Winnipeg and teaches Level 1 & 2 Astrology. Check out her website at www.unwillingmystic.com
JULIE C.: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Julie has long been exploring astrology for the understanding of the natal self and the evolution through circumstances/transits in life. Professionally, Julie applies her analytical expertise to study biological questions pertaining to health. Driven by her extensive background in analytical science, an ongoing project of hers involves statistical testing of astrological hypotheses. Her eventual goal lies in enhancing personalized well-being of body, mind and soul.
MARGE CHOMOWAY: LIBRARY RESOURCES
Marge spent her secular life as a Social Worker, working with families and children. She now enjoys spending her time as a Mixed Media Artisan, exploring science, spirituality and astrology. She is the trusty Librarian and tends to the extensive MAA library. She is always happy to have a member drop in and spend some time with ‘the books’.
VERONIKA ELIASOVA: HOSPITALITY& MEMBER SERVICES
Veronika is an ardent researcher and loves nothing more than to dig a little deeper into all things metaphysical. She is currently working on her post graduate degree and figuring out a way to integrate astrology into academic practice.
CHRISTINE WASNIE: HOSPITALITY & MEMBER SERVICES
Christine considers herself a “seeker of knowledge” to answer the questions of life and living through Astrology. After a career as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, she once again picked up her camera, paint brush and pen. Author of “The Singing Soul” Book of Blogs, a Watercolor landscape artist, nature photographer and a Reiki Practitioner she expresses her soul passions through her creativity.
Our monthly meeting location
St. Boniface Library: 131 Provencher Blvd #100, Winnipeg, MB R2H 0G2