'Without mental health, there is no health'
Without mental health there is no health
'People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel' -
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The path of a Professional dancer to a Mental Health Advocate and Wellness Expert
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A trained competitive dancer (Kathak, Ballet, Jazz, African Dance Styles and more), Iman began performing professionally at the tender age of six. Her tenacious hustle, drive, and resilience led her to embrace opportunities touring with well known artists both locally and internationally and was also a hand-picked performer for elite audiences at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In 2003 this natural born Entrepreneur, launched North America's first leading entertainment company, Kama Entertainment.
A highly sought after Event Curator and Project Manager, Iman transitioned into a full-time career in Toronto's arts and culture sector which led to managing art installations for City of Toronto's largest contemporary art festival Nuit Blanche and Producing events for the world's largest film festival, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).
With a passion to raise unheard voices in her community, Iman paved the way for the first ever South Asian Film Programmer role at TIFF where she has been able to program films and informative community talks on issues and causes closest to her heart affecting the South Asian community such as LGBTQ+ rights, women's rights, mental health and domestic violence.
Mental Health Advocate and
While pursuing a successful career in the arts, Iman experienced multiple burn outs which eventually resulted in a mental health hospitalization. This time in Iman's life forced her to finally take time off from the pursuit of work to reflect on unhealed childhood trauma, a direct result of growing up in a home with mental illness and addictions.
Determined to live a life not defined by her diagnoses, Iman started the journey of mental health education and holistic Eastern healing methods from her motherland, India as a way to heal herself and eventually offer healing to others. Iman has dedicated over 15 years of education and training to the wellness field ranging from Yoga certifications, Ayurveda, Meditation and more.
In 2010, Iman began a career in mental health and is happy to have rejoined the Canadian Mental Health Association in 2020. Iman also serves as a Board Member for one of the leading South Asian mental health agencies in Toronto, SOCH Mental Health. Her commitment to frontline work within mental health organizations earned her a nomination as one of the 6 Mental Health Heroes chosen from a nationwide search featured in the first-ever Reader's Digest article entitled "Hero's of Mental Health".
"This healing platform has truly been a labor of love and I hope you will join me on this journey to self-love and self-devotion."
- Iman Grewal
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