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First Steps

Here I am in 1948 with my beautiful mother Ruth taking some of my first steps.
In rewriting my Bio for the web site I realized how important each step on my path was and how it prepared me for the next step.
My friend Janice M. Mason-Hodes really brings my pieces together in her vintage collage of how she sees me.
Janice was one of my Circle of Women that met once a week at Maarnada.
We were interested in Women's Spirituality and Healing and we invited women from the healing arts in to assist us.
Our first mentor was Ann of Scotland a Mystic Healer who was visiting her brother in Victoria.
The moment Ann's amazing crystal pale blue eyes connected with mine it was like coming home.
Ann of Scotland
I had always been sensitive to people's energies but I desired guidance in understanding and using the gifts.
Artist, Poet, Spiritual Guide Catherine King shared many healing practices. 
The Circle began with Glasgow pal Karine, JoAnne Hoffman, my great friend, hairdresser, fitness leader, interior decorator.
Dolphin Group
Glass Artist Kathy Griffiths who had studied 'Positive Thought' with Emma Smiley from the Victoria Truth Centre, Kathy brought in Janice, a talented photographer, computer wiz, who had deep sensitivities for Native American Spirituality.
Rhona Hume Konnelly had been Speaking at a Seminar in 1990 when I met her.
Rhona formed the Alexandra Women's Services Association International and brought in gifted women speakers for workshops.

Alexandra Women's Services Association Workshop Brochure


We called ourselves the 'Dolphin Group' as we sat around the circular Dolphin Table in our lower living room.
Dolphin Group
There were others that came and went including my niece Sheralynn but we were the core group.
The main time frame was between 1990 - 2000
We are still wonderful friends.

Mentors and Books

Louise L. Hay 'Heal Your Life'
Anthropologist Barbara G. Walker 'Women's Rituals'
Shakti Gawain 'Creative Visualization' 'Living In the Light'
Jamie Sams 'The 13 Original Clan Mothers'
Sams and Carson 'Medicine Cards'
Peace Pilgrim
Caroline Myss 'Anatomy of the Spirit'

 

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To Contact Nadina please use her email nadina@maarnada.ca

 

 

 

 

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To Contact Nadina please use her email nadinas@telus.net

 

 

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Currently

Nadina is the Director of Maarnada Studios, Gallery and Sculpture Garden.
She launched her husband Maarten's Art career in 199l and the couple continue to work together.
Maarten creating sculptures and Nadina creating stories.
www.maarnada.ca

Nadine Agnes Stewart Schaddelee was born and raised in Victoria. B.C., Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990 - 2000

1990-1993 Nadine became a member of the CARTEL (Centre for Assessment Rehabilitation and Enhanced Life Style) team of outstanding professionals.  She was with Cartel for three years as well as a coordinator of the fitness club for SMUS, with Cartel at the Racquet Club.

Nadine's fitness accreditations include B.C.R.P.A. fitness instructor, and trainer of fitness leaders. 

In February 1992 Nadine traveled to Dallas Texas and received a Health Promotion Director's Certification from the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research. http://www.cooperinst.org/

'ALTERNATIVES IN FITNESS' was the company Nadine created for Lifestyle Fitness... Body Mind Emotions Spirit...she worked as a Speaker - Seminar Leader - Consultant - Trainer. which included "Wellthy" Workplace. 

Appeared on Television's 'BODY MOVES' FITNESS SHOW with Dr. Lara Lauzon http://www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/llauzon/ to show alternative ways to exercise also birthed a Body Moves Bike Video. Nad the Nag link

Studying Eastern Wisdom of relaxation techniques, reflexology, massage, and obtaining certification as a teacher in Tai'Chi Chih enabled Nadine to balance the best of Western and Eastern tools in stress survival.

Served for four years on the Board of Directors of Victoria Hospice http://www.victoriahospice.org/

 Trained with Linda Kavelin Popov of the Virtues Project and practices the Art of Spiritual Companioning http://www.virtuesproject.com/profiles.html It was at a workshop by Linda, when in a guided meditation Nadine's future self came to her and introduced herself as Nadina. It brings the first and second name together. Nadine means Hope....Agnes means Sacred.  Her name means Steward of Sacred Hope.

1992 Nadina trained with The Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress, Creator of the Labyrinth Project and is an official Veriditas Facilitator. http://www.laurenartress.com/ In Victoria Nadina was known for some time as 'The Labyrinth Lady' as she introduced people to the Labyrinth and assisted in their creation. She created her own Labyrinth that was 30 feet in diameter in the Maarnada driveway. She also gave workshops at UVIC and assisted in talks on the creation of the canvas Labyrinth for the Interfaith Chapel. She gave workshops for the 'Sisters of Saint Ann' at St. Ann's Academy and also on the Labyrinth at Queenswood http://www.queenswoodcentre.com/

In 1994 Nadina authored the book "Insprations From Maarnada".

Learning to Sail - "Power Squadron" training.

In 1999 Nadina and Maarten journeyed across Canada to deliver a sculpture in Nova Scotia for the Robert Pope Foundation. http://humanities.medicine.dal.ca/pope_foundation.htm They fell in love with this amazing country of ours and wanted to give something back.

On Earth Day 2000 'Millennium Peace' was installed at Clover Point overlooking Victoria's Waterfront. A Touchstone of Peace for the New Millennium link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1968 - 1990

Nadine married Maarten Schaddelee in 1968 When the Princess Met Her Prince link

1969 -1991  She worked with the Schaddelee family, owners and managers of the Dutch Bakery and Coffee Shop Ltd. http://thedutchbakery.com/

1970 - 1990 As a Mother of two boys Trevor and Troy she loved her role being in home management, counseling and care giving.  When the boys were older and needed her less, a serious full-time career in wellness education became her passion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1968 - Earlier

Nadine's Background. ~ Beginning at the age of eight, Nadine became a well known dancer and performer. She continued as a professional dance teacher and choreographer with Sherry Black's Broadstreet Dance.   http://www.broadstreetdance.com/home.html

Nadine delighted audiences as part of the famous Jerry Gosley "Smile Show" British Music Hall.

1967 - 1969   A successful business background started at the B.C. Hospital Insurance Service from where she moved to one of the first extended care facilities, St. Mary's Priory Hospital, as part of the administration team. It was there during the innovation of rehabilitation with the bedridden elderly that Nadine realized it was never too late to improve the quality of life. The support and guidance of 'The Sisters of the Society of the Love of Jesus' who ran St. Mary's Priory was a great gift of feminine spirit and compassion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nadina's Bio

Nadine Agnes Stewart Schaddelee was born and raised in Victoria. B.C., Canada.

 

Nadine's Background. ~ Beginning at the age of eight, Nadine became a well known dancer and performer. She continued as a professional dance teacher and choreographer with Sherry Black's Broadstreet Dance.   http://www.broadstreetdance.com/home.html

Nadine delighted audiences as part of the famous Jerry Gosley "Smile Show" British Music Hall.

1967 - 1969   A successful business background started at the B.C. Hospital Insurance Service from where she moved to one of the first extended care facilities, St. Mary's Priory Hospital, as part of the administration team. It was there during the innovation of rehabilitation with the bedridden elderly that Nadine realized it was never too late to improve the quality of life. The support and guidance of 'The Sisters of the Society of the Love of Jesus' who ran St. Mary's Priory was a great gift of feminine spirit and compassion.

1968 Nadine married Maarten Schaddelee When the Princess Met Her Prince link

1969 -1991  She worked with the Schaddelee family, owners and managers of the Dutch Bakery and Coffee Shop Ltd. http://thedutchbakery.com/

1970 - 1990
As a Mother of two boys Trevor and Troy she loved her role being in home management, counseling and care giving.  When the boys were older and needed her less, a serious full-time career in wellness education became her passion.

1990-1993 Nadine became a member of the CARTEL (Centre for Assessment Rehabilitation and Enhanced Life Style) team of outstanding professionals.  She was with Cartel for three years as well as a coordinator of the fitness club for SMUS, with Cartel at the Racquet Club.

Nadine's fitness accreditations include B.C.R.P.A. fitness instructor, and trainer of fitness leaders. 

In February 1992 Nadine traveled to Dallas Texas and received a Health Promotion Director's Certification from the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research. http://www.cooperinst.org/

'ALTERNATIVES IN FITNESS' was the company Nadine created for Lifestyle Fitness... Body Mind Emotions Spirit...she worked as a Speaker - Seminar Leader - Consultant - Trainer. which included "Wellthy" Workplace. 

Appeared on Television's 'BODY MOVES' FITNESS SHOW with Dr. Lara Lauzon http://www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/llauzon/ to show alternative ways to exercise also birthed a Body Moves Bike Video. Nad the Nag link

Studying Eastern Wisdom of relaxation techniques, reflexology, massage, and obtaining certification as a teacher in Tai'Chi Chih enabled Nadine to balance the best of Western and Eastern tools in stress survival.

Served for four years on the Board of Directors of Victoria Hospice http://www.victoriahospice.org/

 Trained with Linda Kavelin Popov of the Virtues Project and practices the Art of Spiritual Companioning http://www.virtuesproject.com/profiles.html It was at a workshop by Linda, when in a guided meditation Nadine's future self came to her and introduced herself as Nadina. It brings the first and second name together. Nadine means Hope....Agnes means Sacred.  Her name means Steward of Sacred Hope.

1992 Nadina trained with The Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress, Creator of the Labyrinth Project and is an official Veriditas Facilitator. http://www.laurenartress.com/ In Victoria Nadina was known for some time as 'The Labyrinth Lady' as she introduced people to the Labyrinth and assisted in their creation. She created her own Labyrinth that was 30 feet in diameter in the Maarnada driveway. She also gave workshops at UVIC and assisted in talks on the creation of the canvas Labyrinth for the Interfaith Chapel. She gave workshops for the 'Sisters of Saint Ann' at St. Ann's Academy and also on the Labyrinth at Queenswood http://www.queenswoodcentre.com/

In 1994 Nadina authored the book "Insprations From Maarnada". Learning to Sail - "Power Squadron" training. In 1999 Nadina and Maarten journeyed across Canada to deliver a sculpture in Nova Scotia for the Robert Pope Foundation. http://humanities.medicine.dal.ca/pope_foundation.htm They fell in love with this amazing country of ours and wanted to give something back.

On Earth Day 2000 'Millennium Peace' was installed at Clover Point overlooking Victoria's Waterfront. A Touchstone of Peace for the New Millennium link

Nadina is the Director of Maarnada Studios, Gallery and Sculpture Garden.
She launched her husband Maarten's Art career in 199l and the couple continue to
work together. Maarten creating sculptures and Nadina creating stories.
www.maarnada.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary of Links

Sherry Black's Broadstreet Dance.   http://www.broadstreetdance.com/home.html

Dutch Bakery and Coffee Shop Ltd. http://thedutchbakery.com/

Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research. http://www.cooperinst.org/

Dr. Lara Lauzon http://www.educ.uvic.ca/faculty/llauzon/

Nad the Nag link

Victoria Hospice http://www.victoriahospice.org/

Linda Kavelin Popov http://www.virtuesproject.com/profiles.html

Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress http://www.laurenartress.com/

Labyrinth at Queenswood http://www.queenswoodcentre.com/

Robert Pope Foundation. http://humanities.medicine.dal.ca/pope_foundation.htm

A Touchstone of Peace for the New Millennium link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vintage collage created for Nadina by
Janice