Unity Summit is an experience many of us remember as initially frightening and intimidating but quickly became inspiring, welcoming, and lots of fun! The September intake of the Class of 2020 went to YMCA’s Geneva Park in the first week of September, and got to hear from several speakers, participate in games and an Amazing Race, and get to know their classmates before starting their CCNM journey. The generous speakers included CCNM’s President Bob Bernhardt, Dr. Elvis Ali, Dr. Turk, Dr. Sharma & Dr.Jamal, each of whom provided a thoughtful perspective on our school and profession. Special thank you to the Naturopathic Student’s Association (NSA), and the VP Socials, Karlee Handy & Courtney Clayson, for organizing an amazing event!
Below are some photos and comments from the Class of 2020, our newest members of CCNM and the naturopathic community.
"This type of event is not something I would normally do. However, after attending I have only positive things to say about unity summit. It is a great way to get out of your shell, meet fellow classmates and reinforce why we chose this excellent profession." - Cameron
“Thanks so much for the all the info during Unity Summit! Unity Summit was an amazing experience, and I'm glad I was part of it! I think the most memorable thing for me was the amazing speakers. I will continue to remember their words, especially if I need a reminder of why I am here.” - Dolores
"I'm so happy I got to know my class this year at the Unity Summit. My favorite part was participating in Watsu (water + shiatsu) with Dr. Francis Turk, ND, and a few other students early in the morning at the lake, which helped me to get out of my comfort zone. My experience with watsu was incredible, life-changing, and a perfect way to start the first year at CCNM." - With Gratitude, Valerie
"Unity Summit was an absolutely amazing experience which signified that I made the best decision of my life (so far) to come to CCNM. In just two days I felt more myself than I have in 22 years. Great people, great energy, and an exceptionally welcoming environment." - Marissa
“Sitting at night by the campfire with a bunch of people you just met and singing Wonderwall together. That, is unity.” - Noah
“The first year class at CCNM participated in a session of Watsu (Water + Shiatsu) at sunrise at the annual Unity Summit (Geneva Park). It is a form of aquatic bodywork that involves gentle moves and stretches to promote deep relaxation.” - Kieran
See more photos at Facebook.com/kieranwongimages (KW Images)
Check out the NSA’s facebook page to see photos, and keep an eye out for future NSA events!