Aeryana Castley

Victoria, B.C. Canada

I chose to live in Victoria, B.C. Canada. A city known for its capacity to model creative economy, inclusive cultural expression, and spiritual community bent on purpose.

This year, as founding director of the new Emerge Creative agency, I am experiencing a not so private victory. I am integrating mindbody wisdom from yoga and Ayurveda (as well as hard won insight from independent contract life) into the work culture and the design of each role on our team. The Creatives we represent are examples of deeply consulting designers and interdisciplinary artists who care deeply about the world. Funds from your creativity workshops provide opportunities for local marginalized communities to explore ideas and practices beyond the boundaries of basic survival free of charge.

Two things are shining lately: #stateiseverything and #wegettheretogether