About me

Raine Sillito, MA Transformative Learning

Hello, I’m Raine – mother, writer, educator.  I realized early on that I care deeply about the well being of children and families. 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 nature and 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 prebirth experiences shape our lives and realized how important those earliest of experiences are to how we grow and learn. Then I became a mother and I realized how much care families need to raise both their children and themselves. Home Roots is my love for slow living, conscious parenting, holistic health and natural learning rooted in a desire to support emerging families.  This is home. 

Continually Learning

Classes, Courses, Qualifications


 

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.

Completed

  • 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

Ongoing

  • Holistic Herbalism Course
  • Food Handler’s Certificate Course

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