Classes and Courses 2018

Classes and Courses on offer in 2018. Stay tuned for updates!

  • Cardio Fitness Dance, Ages 16+ 
    When:  Wednesdays 5:15PM-6:15PM, January 10th – March 14th
    Where:  Robert Lee YMCA
    955 Burrard Street
    Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y2
    What: Get a great cardio workout while dancing to popular music and having a whole lot of fun! You’ll sweat, groove and most importantly, move as you learn new choreography and practice regular routines.
    Cardio dance is also a great way to improve coordination and memory through inspiring choreography and moves, some original and some from popular pop-culture dance routines! All levels welcome, the only requirement is loving to dance!
    January Joiner-Fee Free Special:

    When: February start
    Where: TBA
    What: STRONG by Zumba® is a revolutionary high-intensity workout where every move is synced to a beat, pushing you harder to give it everything you’ve got, and then some. Be prepared to sweat!

  • Fun, Femme, Fierce Fitness, Ages 14+, childcare available
    When: February start, 85 minutes per class, weekly drop-in series
    Where: TBA
    What: Banish winter blues and shake off school, work and life stress in the company of fabulous, friendly, fun-loving company. Build your strength, fitness and dance confidence while building one another up through the very best power ballads and pop pump-up tracks. We will be doing some body weight resistance exercises and no weight lifting. Dressing up or coming straight from work in alternative work out clothes and accessories such as skirts and boots welcomed. All bodies and abilities are embraced and accommodated as best as currently possible. Please email or call for further accessibility inquiries and requests.

  • Dancing in the Dark, Ages 18+
    When: March start, 90 minute sessions, 1-2 times/month
    Where: TBA
    What: Explore dance and movement in a space for expression and stress release. Lights are dimmed, mirrors are covered, phones and cameras are put away in a substance use-abstaining, supportive and safe(-r) setting. Find room for freedom of being just as one is and can be with a compassionate bunch of individuals. Eclectic music sets the soundtrack of the session, ranging from old jazz hits to Top 40 to R&B to global beats without borders. Attendance capped at 40 participants. Partial proceeds to frontline communities and reparations, TBD.
    *In search of a suitable facility, preferably low-cost, low-barriered. Please send me an email if you offer such a home for these sessions.*


Welcome to Emergent Education Consulting Services (EECS). I’m Aiden Lum Sisler, a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (ACCT #2199), coach, consultant, trainer, facilitator, and dancer, who lives and loves to infuse the ideal and the divine into everyday practicalities of life. Thanks to the support of long-time relationships, a re-examination and reclaiming of my own history, and newly forged bonds in communities who either newly embraced me or never gave up on me, I’ve worked hard – which I’ve discovered doesn’t always mean working more! – to find ways of carving out space to allow wellness and self-healing to take the lead.

I truly believe that you possess the power to transform yourself and your world for the better and have been fortunate enough to experience and witness these deep healing processes. I want to share some of these approaches and tools, techniques and teachings, offering up resources and energies that empower you to live in wellness and get back on track during and after stumbling blocks and natural ‘diversions’ stemming from resisting and surviving life and the world’s challenges. If you take one thing from my words here, know that you are not alone. No matter how seemingly small, it’s incredibly important to take steps towards building up power for yourself, your relationships, your life and your well-being. Having a rallying yet compassionate companion throughout the process of change can be beneficial for many individuals on the path to ‘bodymind‘ wellness. So let’s get started – we got this!

I provide a range of holistic complementary services including professionally certified counselling as a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC), consulting, coaching, facilitation, research, and program development to diverse groups of individuals, groups, and the community at-large. Book a session to get going right away with a free 20 minute consult: Schedule Appointment

If you’d like to book a session, hire other Emergent Education Consulting services or contribute to this collaborative work, you can schedule a time with me here: You can also get in touch by email and ask for my phone number for a call:

Credit cards, cash, cheques, and electronic transfer accepted. Low-cost slot(s) and sliding scale based on need and availability. *Low Cost Slot Currently Available*



As a therapist, educator, researcher, consultant and author, you’ll find an assortment of works on innovative, inclusive trainings and projects aimed toward individual and community-based well-being, liberation and freedom. I adopt a broadly ecologically-oriented mind, body and spirit-aligned approach to topics such as self- and cultural- acceptance, awareness, and compassion; embodied learning and complementary holistic health; and social ecology across the lifespan.

I believe that as living beings in complex social arrangements, we are all tasked with numerous complex challenges throughout our personal lives and on a grand scale. It’s 2018, after all, and a lot of serious stuff threatens to plague not just our attempts at cultivating wellness, peace, and presence but our loved ones, our communities, our world. It can be overwhelming to stay engaged and believe and work for that which we value. In this way, my work focuses on drawing upon your inner wellspring of gifts and unique characteristics; identifying, developing and practicing new skills; and expanding our wider network of resources. This can be achieved and cultivated in particular through social connections like the therapeutic relationship, as we find ways of peaceably and harmoniously existing with ourselves and others.

When working with clients, I take a blended and complementary practitioner-, theoretical-, and research-backed approach for the individualized, comprehensive, and long-lasting results. Informed scientific evidence placed alongside ancient and modern personal and collective wisdoms offers up emergent solutions toward flourishing at the personal, global, and local level. Each of us, united and multiplied together, may choose to contribute our uniqueness to the liberatory project of true democracy, freedom and well-being for ourselves and for all.

I strive to see the beauty and potential in the everyday and in everyone. It’s been a challenge and continues to be a juicy journey. By continuing to be enamoured with the immense potential and uniqueness of each and every person, the beauty of the natural world, and opportunity in the moment and beyond, clients find I don’t shy away from discussing their greatest hopes and innermost dreams, encouraging them to live vibrantly, deeply and passionately without burning out. Let’s connect.


Sergei, 24, says: Aiden was professional, personable and caring, her counselling services were very valuable to me. Aiden helped me better understand myself and how to cope with the challenges I have been facing. I would recommend her to anyone.”


Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

– Rumi


If still more education is to save us, it would have to be education of a different kind: An education that takes us into the depth of things.”

– E. F. Schumacher


“A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. The true value of a human being is determined by the measure and the sense in which they have obtained liberation from the self. We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if humanity is to survive.”

– Albert Einstein


I am grateful to live and work on the occupied, unceded and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Coast Salish Nations.