Raine Sillito, MA Transformative Learning

Hello, I’m Raine – mother, writer, educator.  At a young age I knew I wanted to support young learners, so I  decided to pursue a career in education.  After an internship at a democratic free school in the UK, I returned home to Canada and jumped into early childhood education where I focused on creating nature & arts based learning experiences in preschools, kindergarten and out of school care. While working on my masters degree I took an elective course on how our birth and pre-birth experiences shape our lives. Then I became a mother and I realized how much care families need to raise both their children and themselves. Now I write about and create resources on slow living, conscious parenting, holistic health and natural learning – rooted in a desire to nourish emerging families. 

Learning is a lifelong process and integral to the work that I do.  Here is a list of the classes and courses I have completed so far in my process of learning that support and inform my work.  Feel free to contact me with questions about any of my qualifications or courses.


  • The Vitalist Herbalist Mini Course, 2021
  • Holistic Herbalism, 2021
  • The Ayurveda Experience, 2020
  • Basic Skills in Perinatal Mental Health, 2020
  • Exploring Birth Psychology, 2020
  • Mindfulness Life Coach Training, 2020
  • MA Transformative Learning, 2019
  • Forest School Introductory Training, 2014
  • Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate, 2013
  • ATCL Teaching Speech and Drama, 2012
  • Childcare Worker Certification, 2011
  • Internship at The Family School, 2011


  • Ayurvedic Practitioner Diploma

Lectures, Workshops & Conferences

  • How childhood and family history affect our happiness, 2020
  • Wild Rose Herb Walk, 2020
  • HeartMath Experience, 2020
  • Maternal Mental Health 101, 2020
  • The Family Field, How Our Ancestors Unhealed Wounds Can Span Generations, 2019
  • Introduction to Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology, 2017
  • Intergenerational Theatre Workshop, 2016
  • Agile Learning Workshop, 2015
  • Teaching for a Positive Future, 2014
  • International Democratic Education Conference, 2013
  • Alternative Education Resource Organization Conference, 2012