- The Founder -
Angelyn Toth – Founder of Xenia
Born and raised in England, Angelyn traveled the world expecting to return to her homeland but there was another plan in store that led her to Vancouver, Canada and a corporate career. After two decades working in advertising and radio, then as a consultant in communications and interpersonal skills, she withdrew to a tree house on an island to re-assess her life. Three months later a profound shift had occurred, and she began her life’s work. Part of this life’s work was the birth of her beautiful daughter Kasara who is a now a partner in her businesses as well as a student of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine.
In 1994, through a tragedy and a miracle, Angelyn was able to fulfill a lifetime dream and established Xenia Creative Development Centre, this magnificent 38-acre Sanctuary on Bowen Island. Today Xenia enjoys an international reputation and is known for its peaceful loving qualities. Nestled amidst hundreds of acres of parkland and lakes, this haven is specially designed to invoke rest, renewal, and the awakening of natural gifts.
Chrystalle Grace, Angelyn’s best friend and co-Founder of Xenia was a major support in saying “yes” to most of Angelyn’s great visions and crazy ideas.
Together they were a solid team in unfolding Xenia’s mission along with Diane, Chrystalle’s sister, other community members (see acknowledgements) as well as hundreds of volunteers.
Sadly Chrystalle left this world on October 1st 2010 and is greatly missed. Her legacy lives on and she still makes contact in a variety of different ways (see more about this later).
In 1999/2000 Angelyn underwent serious financial difficulties and needed a way, a miracle in fact, to save Xenia from going back to the bank. It came disguised as a business opportunity (more about this later).
Answering the call, Angelyn has become one of the top leaders in this home based business. Never in her wildest dreams did she imagine it would enhance her life so radically – financially and purpose. She was honoured with the prestigious Associate of the Year Award for 2008 and has taken the principles she has always used in her workshops and consulting business and applied them in this business. This business has set her free financially and provided funds to sustain her beautiful Sanctuary Xenia. For more information about this company you can visit: www.angelyntoth.myunivera.com
Angelyn is a woman deeply committed to the path of conscious awakening through practical, everyday living. She is passionate about the process of transformation and the sharing of gifts and talents. Another of her lifelong passions is with horses and at Xenia you will find an assortment of delightful 4-legged friends who are very much a part of the culture of Xenia.
Xenia has a community of friends, angels and devoted people who have volunteered since the beginning and remain deeply committed to the full vision of Xenia.
Some live at Xenia, some live on Bowen Island and others live around the world. In particular: Chrystalle Grace, Diane Leclair, Kasara Toth, Andy Huinink, Esther Hart, Tarla Curran, Matthew Smith, Dale Hamilton, Ellen Hayakawa, Ariel Cantin, Cindy and Patrick, Brian Silver, Sylvie Deselliers, Doug Stelling, David Skinner, Saria Cundall and hundreds of Wwoofers- (willing workers on organic farms). Without these people’s contribution of love and support Xenia may not be here today.
~ A Place to Be Inspired ~