you can call me Dove...
Meadow Dove Lang
BodyMind Coach ~ Registered Massage Therapist ~ Certified Yoga Teacher ~ Retreat Leader ~ Author ~ Sacred Space Holder ~ Hug Giver
Meadow Dove Lang is in awe of the power of the innate healing capabilities of the body & mind.
She knows first-hand what it's like to suffer, to experience severe (suicidal) depression as well as paralyzing anxiety and debilitating insomnia ~ thankfully, she has also found her way through all this (and more), and she is passionate about helping others take charge of their well-being and make peace within themself, so that they have the capacity to participate in the ripple of goodness in the world. "I honestly never thought it would be possible for me to experience such profound harmony, and I know if I can do it, so can you!"
She especially enjoys working with people who love to grow, with an open mind and heart.
Dove is blessed to support your individual inner capabilities to shine forth. This can be a very enjoyable & rewarding process :) While honouring there can be times of challenge amidst growth & healing, she advocates we banish the idea of "no pain, no gain" ~ when we (re-)align (and reconnect with) our true self, the results can be blissful! Dove creates a safe, supportive environment for this nurturing integration to unfold with ease, grace, and joy.
Following a desire to help the people she works with empower themselves on a higher level than ever before, Dove continually expands her repertoire and education (psst - she is a total nerd! Lol), to be able to serve and support the best in everyone. She has a natural talent for holding a loving space, which allows your true self to be seen, and your innate wisdom to shine forth. She is skilled at facilitating this both in person physically, as well as through the magic of technology (zoom, telephone, etc) ~ she feels blessed to work with heart-centred people (like you!), regardless of geographical location (ie, you don't have to live on the same tiny island she does!).
She is certified in the BodyMind Method (studied with founder Laura Wieck & team), and is thrilled to work with you as a BodyMind Coach ~ helping you navigate one step at a time, to move from stress, anxiety, and frustration to joy, authenticity, and fulfillment (in your relationships (including the most important one: the relationship you have with yourself!), with your work, and with your health).
Building upon decades of decoding the language of the body and teaching tools to integrate its' messages (honouring the power of the mind, the wisdom of the heart, the intelligence of the gut, and the alignment of the body with the soul), Dove is buoyed to offer you her most comprehensive level of care yet! This truly transformational tool yields benefits that last a lifetime! Plus, it can be a whole lot of fun! Her clients often remark how much they look forward to these sessions, and how elated and empowered they feel. Dove dives deep, feels what's underneath the words, helps you see (and transmute) with compassion what's been holding you back, and amplifies the unconditional love that is available to us all.
Curious to learn more, and discover what this might look like for you?
Do you want to "level up" feeling fulfillment, joy, and ease in your life? What do you really want? What's holding you back? Let's work together, so you have a trust-worthy companion (and guide when appropriate) while you feel your way forward (illuminating your best (and sometimes surprising!) answers and next steps). No matter what is going on, there IS a way through it! You are wiser than you give yourself credit for, and more courageous than you think. You have the power to rise up (as you root down), and truly live a life you love! We aren't meant to suffer alone ~ we're stronger, together.Click here to book a comp[imentary connection call with Dove
Her first true love in her journey as a wellness professional, Dove has been practicing massage therapy for 25+ years. She started her official studies for the 3000-hour program at the West Coast College of Massage Therapy (Vancouver, BC) in 1998. During that program, she learned a wide variety of modalities, such as Myofascial Release, Swedish massage techniques, NeuroMuscular Release, Lymphatic drainage, CranioSacral Therapy (including Visceral Manipulation), Joint Mobilizations, Orthopedic assessment, Remedial Exercise, Hydrotherapy, and much more. After graduation, she felt like she finally had an "Owmer's Guide to the Body" ~ and henceforth committed to sharing this knowledge, as she believes it would serve EVERYONE to have this understanding (and she recognizes that "When we all do better, we do all better"). She has taken post-graduate studies in a number of topics, including Reiki, Dermo-Neuro Modulation, Feldenkrais fundamentals, Trager Therapy and Mentastics, and also furthered her education in anatomy (especially related to fascia), pain science theory, neurophysiology, and women's health.
After discovering the benefits of yoga during her years at massage therapy school, Dove completed the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga in 2009. Her studies encompassed all eight limbs of classical yoga, including asana (physical poses), pranayama (breathing exercises), and meditation. Her approach to yogasana is informed by her rigorous studies in alignment to maintain safety: preventing injuries, and helping yoga to be accessible no matter the level of physical fitness/ability. Yoga is where she first started to experience the mind-body connection, and how embodiment practices can influence our internal landscape.
Dove has a personal interest in Ayurveda (yoga's sister science), as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is confident these ancient teachings are still very relevant today. Embodiment practices, trauma-informed tools for recovery, and discovering other ways to bring the body & mind into balance also feed her appetite for life-long learning in the realms of self-care and healing (this is more than "just a job" for her ~ this is her life's work).
Combining all of these modalities and more, Dove loves to host retreats! Taking time away from regular day-today responsibilities can be liberating, rejuvinating, and life changing. In addition to group offerings, you are invited to contact her to create a personalized retreat for you (alone, or with a small group of your choice) ~ contact her to discuss details! Location, timing, and programming are all customizable. What do you want? What are you currently struggling with (that you'd like to shift)? How do you want to feel? There are several choices to ponder! Let's do this (yes, you can!)!
In addition to writing her monthly "Dear Body" articles, published in the Maynliner for years, Dove has recently co-authored a book ~ click here to find her on Amazon.
Dove has a special interest in photography. Please contact her if you would like to see more of her photographs, which generally focus on attempting to capture Nature's magnificence.
Having spent most of her life on the West Coast of Canada, Dove has been living on Mayne Island since 2003. She was lured to live nestled in nature, and is rooted to stay because of the wonderful community (including the wildlife of course). While she loves meeting in person, she is also grateful for the magic of technology to help us stay connected (expanding what "in person" looks like) wherever we live. She loves eating from the garden her husband Mike so lovingly tends, riding her electric-assist bicycle (so fun!), dancing, playing in the ocean, and soaking up sun sets/rises. She regularly contributes to charities both locally and globally ~ it's up to us to make a difference!