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I am honored to have addressed over half a million people worldwide, and audiences as large as several thousand. I offer keynotes, talks, and healing circles, treating all as sacred community gatherings. I do not lecture or recite from script. I commune, reaching into the transformative hearts and souls of your audience—a nurturing treatment. Participants consistently share that they come away feeling uplifted, renewed, clarified, hopeful, healed, and returned to themselves. I help cultivate a new relationship with one’s true nature, giftedness, passion, and calling; inspiring  life, work, workforce, organization, mission, and community to be renewed and re-envisioned. Together, we harvest new language: the vocabulary of wellness, wholeness, fruitfulness. This work is global. It is imperative and it is time. I am happy to further familiarize you with what this experience looks like, feels like, and where it leads. I invite you to reach me at jaiya@soulwater.org.

Here are some of the areas I can address with your audience. These are only a basis for your vision of what your people need, and can be combined and tailored as necessary:

YOUR CARING HEART. This message is for the healing of healers, offering renewal for helping professionals and systems. It is valuable for staff appreciation and renewal, retreats, for trauma sensitivity and empowerment, and for setting the tone for events and initiatives. Learn more

THE POWER OF STORY. Not the chronological recounting of our life, but the distillation, testimony, and servitude of our personal and collective existence. Story as a communal dynamic of testifying and bearing witness. Story as spark for social change. Striking embers of kinship. Illuminating our divine distinction and sublime commonality. Story as celebration, healing tonic, remembrance, reunion, and edification. Story as noun and verb, seed and produce, method and result. Learn more

YOUTH REVOLUTION. Inspiring young people to see their true nature, purpose, giftedness, beauty, and capacity to heal and shape their lives and world. Hope building. Peace-ability. Sacredness. Particularly for youth exposed to foster care, homelessness, juvenile justice, marginalization, stigma, or trauma.

HEALING YOUR COMMUNITY. Freedom, oppression, womanhood, motherhood, fatherhood, indigenous healing, generational healing, self-determination, and more.

REHUMANIZING THE WORLD. Exploring what it means to be human, the cost of dehumanization, and paths for reclaiming our humanity.

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Your powerful presentations, genuine kindness, and compassion to our students and staff resonated throughout. Personally, it lifted my spirits and energy to continue the quest. I have listened to many presentations in the 20+ years of my educational experience and believe the presentation you gave to our students during the Hunger Banquet exceeded all of them in power, inspiration, and wisdom. I felt I was in the presence of some of the great figures of our global history, and as I reflected on the evening I imagined it must have been similar to hearing Martin Luther King, Jr. or Nelson Mandela. I genuinely mean every word.
— Trent Derrick, Administrator, Lakeland High School, Rathdrum, Idaho
Dr. Jaiya John moved our conference attendees to tears and belly laughs, inspired deep conversation about the spirit of our work and the precious human connection restorative justice practices afford us. His generosity of time and soul continue to weave into reflections of our conference well after the event. Our gratitude for his presence is endless.
— Deb Witzel, Supervisor, Probation & Restorative Justice Practices, State of Colorado
Excitement permeates the atmosphere whenever the community hears that Jaiya John is returning to San Bernardino! This is because we know that Jaiya is not just coming to do a “keynote.” Jaiya’s messages provide validation, inspiration, encouragement, and most of all hope to all who listen. He has the gift of being able to touch the hearts and heal the souls of young and old. Our vast network of educators and human service professionals makes sure that Jaiya John is scheduled to speak at least once per year in San Bernardino, California.
— Bernadette "Bunny" Pinchback, Manager, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools
I absolutely love coming to your seminars and feel that my soul has been nourished when I leave.
— Carolyn Cicotte, Clinical Supervisor, Children and Family Services, Contra Costa County