Activating bodies, minds and hearts for positive transformation.
The Groove & Grow Team
Dani is an inspiring teacher who is passionate about helping others live an empowered and healthy life through movement and awareness. As an Educator and Presenter for The World GROOVE Movement, Dani travels the world teaching and mentoring GROOVE facilitators.
Since 2011 Dani has been sharing the GROOVE experience in schools all over Ontario and abroad, assisting youth to move past their fears and embrace their unique creative gifts. She also developed a mindfulness teacher workshop and resource to help bring simple and effective meditation techniques and mindfulness practices into the classroom. She firmly believes meditation should be part of the school day and children should be given the time and space to practice.
People say Dani walks the talk. In her late twenties she started building off-grid mobile dwellings because she felt a deep desire to live differently. Currently residing in an upcylced partially off grid construction trailer micro home with her partner in southern Ontario. Prior to her work as a GROOVE facilitator, Dani pursued graduate studies at Queen’s University (PhD ABD) and spent numerous years organizing and delivering community projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America. When she’s not teaching, traveling or grooving, you can find her cuddling with her dog or tearing it up on the salsa dance floor.
Founder of Groove and Grow & GROOVE facilitator
Peter is a visionary and an innovator. He has a keen eye for the future and understands that Curiosity is a must. He knows Things change quickly so It's important to look ahead and build the solutions today.
As Founder of Grow a Seed, Peter enjoys sharing the food growing experience with others and says his work is important. His laid back approach to teaching is a welcome reminder of just how easy it is to grow your own healthy food at home.
Living in a small off grid home in Ontario Canada, Peter's more minimalist lifestyle is inspiring others to think differently and live more consciously.
"Food, clothing and shelter are needs that we have lost a little touch with, we need to reconnect again in new ways peter says, "These are exciting times to grow your own food and I'm here to help make that a reality"
Founder of Grow a Seed & Instructor
Marjonneke loves taking good ideas from conception to reality. A seasoned veteran of the broadcast industry and award-winning, television producer/director, she knows what it takes to make things happen. Using her broad and flexible toolkit of project management skills, she’s committed to the task of helping Grow a Seed become a powerful conduit for change. As an integral team member, her leadership and creative direction help focus company strategy and generate momentum for such exciting initiatives.
A founding partner in Grow a Seed, Marjonneke is fuelled by a personal passion to live more authentically, celebrating health as our true wealth. Using head and heart, she communicates the organization’s overarching vision to inspire action and build a company that’s on the forefront of making good things happen.
Communications Director - Grow a Seed
Even at a young age, Karl demonstrated a talent for art and design. At the age of 3, Karl was able to sketch isometric 3D vehicles. Fast forward two decades, Karl was one of the top graduate of the York Sheridan Specialized Honours Bachelors of Design program.
Since then, Karl has created award winning designs for the world's largest brands including NASA, Coca Cola, Nike, Citi Bank and P&G to name a few. Nearly one in three fortune 500 companies have benefited from Karl's creative vision. Now, nearly a decade later, Karl manages a team of talented designers at Mosaic - North America's largest experiential marketing agency, providing strategic art and creative direction for multi-million dollar programs and executions.
There's only so much creative juices that flow. To recharge, Karl enjoys fruity cocktails in sunny destinations, binge watch Picard trekking through the universe, tinkering with his car and motorcycle, or simply enjoy a good meal at a nice restaurant with his crew. Though you often may find him critiquing the menu design.
Karl is the owner of Unity Boutique, and is also the founding partner and creative director at Shift Creative Studio. Offering insightful and strategic design and development solutions to clients large and small across North America.
Creative Director - Grow a Seed
Misty is one of the World’s most innovative and engaging teachers, choreographers, body Image truth talkers and mind/body specialists. She has been touted as one of the most creative, controversial and influential instructors of our time. Her passion for creativity and authenticity has inspired a DANCE movement revolution of GROOVE communities across the globe. Her unique ability to translate powerful messages through body movement and language is truly unparalleled. Participants report Misty’s sessions to be life changing.
Contributing Artist & GROOVE Facilitator / Creator of THE GROOVE Method™ and the Founder of The World GROOVE Movement™
Maria Gutierrez-Ferrar is a long time community activist. She has over 25 years experience in the non-profit sector bringing Holistic Health to community centers, corporations and schools.
Maria was a Licensed Provider for Lion's Quest Skills for Adolescence (grades 6-8) and Out-of School Time (K -12), as well as program coordinator for The Warwick Valley Community Ctr, NY for over ten years.Creating community programming for kids and teens is her passion. She is currently The NY Ambassador and Facilitator for the World GROOVE Movement.
Community Outreach Coordinator - NYC, New York
Phil Delaire resides and consults in Toronto, Canada. Phil attended York University to complete a Bachelor of Arts as he double majored in Film, and Kinesiology & Health Sciences.
Phil obtained certification under the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) as a CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist). In striving for excellence, he pursued more advanced study at the Chek Institute in California. Here, Phil would receive numerous certifications including Holistic Lifestyle Coaching and Golf Performance Specialist.
Phil has completed two Ironman races (Coeur d’Alene & Lake Placid). After these challenges, Phil reported for a media website while training and competing in the 25th running of the “Marathon des Sables” through the Sahara Desert in Morocco. Phil traveled to Africa to compete in this 6-day 250km self-sufficient footrace. He finished the race, and managed to handle the stresses that the training and the race imposed on him.
Phil continues to coach and share in this lifetime pursuit of quality health and living, and evolving wellness. He continues to follow global developments in health and wellness while maintaining relationships with key leaders. This is done to keep learning functional methods to share and to develop a greater awareness of the art and science of coaching wellness.