Michael Gayner lived at Drala Mountain Center from 2010 until early 2023, serving as the COO and Executive Director. One of the first, and perhaps the most valuable pieces of advice he received from a previous ED was to allow the land to support him. This led to over a decade of hiking the land and developing a deep appreciation for the many ways in which the flora, fauna and less tangible presences illuminated and enriched his life. In his previous incarnations, Michael co-owned a benefits management company, taught and studied in Japan and China for five years and earned a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Toronto.
Upcoming Programs by Michael Gayner
Walking the Land: an Introduction to the Fengshui of Drala Mountain Center
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Have you visited Drala Mountain Center and experienced the rejuvenating and inspiring power of our secluded mountain valley? This program draws on a traditional Fengshui understanding of the vibrant, communicative presences available when we open ourselves to possibilities beyond a purely functional, mechanistic worldview. The land of Drala Mountain Center will be used as a […]