Shahir Qrishnaswamy

Shahir Qrishnaswamy (he/they) is a multidisciplinary artist and educator with a master’s degree in Contemplative Education from Simon Fraser University, and a bachelor’s degree in Film and Cultural Studies from McGill University. His life focus is aimed at cultivating spiritual development and emotional intelligence within the self and the collective through community-based arts education. His creative practice weaves interdisciplinary expressive arts into a grand cosmic inquiry about trauma, healing and liberation. More recently, he has worked as a sexual assault counsellor for 2SLGBTQ+ survivors, an ecological arts facilitator, a restorative yoga teacher, a holistic educator at a Buddhist wisdom school, and a voice and movement art therapist with refugee youth.