- "Let's Talk Biohacking" Social (Free!) - Summer Edition
Inviting you to the 3rd Toronto biohacking social of the year - in time for the summer season ! What better way to compare experiences, ask questions and learn more about biohacks you've been thinking to try, than to meet and chat with other fellow health and performance optimisation enthusiasts !? We're all about developing a sense of community in the city and making meaningful connections, so we're hosting this FREE meetup event! No speeches, no powerpoints, just real life connections - let's talk BIOHACKING, friends ! Thanks to Old School restaurant for being such an awesome partner and hosting us ! RSVP to get this event on your calendar and don't miss this opportunity to come out and meet other biohackers in the area over a bite and a drink to learn, exchange experiences, questions, and tips. I can't wait to see you ! Oksana Andreiuk, @CanadianBiohacker
- "Smart Drugs" CBC Documentary Launch Party + Panel [FREE]
Can popping a pill make us smarter, stronger, better humans? This is your chance to find out. Oksana Andreiuk (@CanadianBiohacker) will be hosting the "Smart Drugs" CBC documentary launch party on May 10th ! Don't miss out on this event ! Register for FREE on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/smart-drugs-film-launch-party-tickets-60768841240 Get an exclusive early look at the film before its premiere on CBC Docs, and participate in a Q&A with film lead, Nikolas Badminton and award-winning director, Ann Shin. Then join in on a cognitive enhancement panel discussion, “Biohacking Our Futures”, featuring: - Rotem Petranker, Associate Director, University of Toronto Center for Psychedelic Studies - Dr. Lew Lim, CEO and Founder, Vielight Inc. - Natasha Kovacevic, CEO and Founder, xSensa Labs. Bonus: Test the VieLight and xSensa for yourself, grab some refreshments, and join us for a deep dive into #biohacking
- [Guest Speaker!] Upgrade Yourself to Optimize Your Life
Are you ready to optimize your daily energy, health, and vitality ? It's time to Upgrade Yourself. Join this panel discussion with special guest Ben Pakulski and Oksana Andreiuk, who will be sharing their personal experiences with performance optmization, their favourite biohacks and wellness routines. You're invited to join in on the conversation, ask questions, connect with likeminded individuals and leave feeling inspired and motivated to take your wellness practice to the next level. Event tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/upgradeyourself-with-ben-pakulski-oksana-andreiuk-tickets-60104153140 Hosted by: Paul Falkowski, Co-Founder, Neo Retreat Bonus: All attendees will receive a copy of the current Motivation Issue of Inside Fitness Magazine, Canada's #1 fitness magazine, featuring Oksana Andreiuk's guide on "Biohacking 101". Event Agenda: 6:30-7:00pm: Arrive, mingle, grab a seat. The bar will be in service if you'd like to grab a drink. 7:00-7:30pm: Ben Pakulski will speak about his biohacking journey and dive deep into neuro hacking, cognitive enhancement, and upgrading consciousness, using exercise as a vehicle. 7:30-8:00pm: Paul Falkowski will lead a panel with Ben and Oksana Andreiuk, asking all the questions about health and performance optimization. 8:00-8:30pm: Ben and Oksana will answer your quesitons about biohacking and health optimisation. About the Speakers: Ben Pakulski Ben Pakulski (@bpakfitness) is one of the most successful bodybuilders in Canadian history. He grew up in Toronto where his passion for fitness and inspiring others began at 15 at a high park YMCA. After a 9 year career as a professional bodybuilder, Ben has gone on to continue to grow his mission: To empower men and women with the knowledge and skillset to live their greatest life, in a body they love. Ben shares this mission by educating people all around the globe on the benefits of an intelligent and holistic approach to muscle building and its effect on thriving health, longevity, consciousness, self confidence and an overall positive outlook on life. Ben is the father of 3, and owns one of the top gyms in the world and one of most highly recognized muscle building education businesses in the world. Having trained top athletes, bodybuilders, and celebrities since 2005, Ben is known as one of the top trainers and physique coaches on the planet. He also currently hosts one of the top podcasts in fitness on iTunes (@muscleintelligencepodcast) and is recognized as one of the top male influencers in the muscle building and male health categories. Oksana Andreiuk Oksana Andreiuk (@canadianbiohacker) is a biohacker, biotechnology scientist, and speaker. She's on a mission to bring biohacking and anti-aging science to the mainstream and to help individuals optimize their mental and physical performance, with the ultimate vision of extending healthspan and lifespan. She believes everyone deserves to feel 10/10, every single day. It’s this vision that inspired her to found Biohacking & Longevity TO, hosting educational events and providing a platform for live discussions and connections. Oksana has a long-standing interest in the applications of biotechnology, analytics, and the science of aging, holding an HonsBSc in Genetics, a Master of Biotechnology, and Certificate in Management of Enterprise Data Analytics from the University of Toronto. Sponsors: Inside Fitness Magazine Event tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/upgradeyourself-with-ben-pakulski-oksana-andreiuk-tickets-60104153140
- "Let's Talk Biohacking" Social (Free!)
Hi Biohacker ! Our first social of the year had such a great turnout and feedback that it was clear we need to make these events a more frequent occurrence ! I mean, what better way to compare experiences, ask questions and learn more about biohacks you've been thinking to try, than to meet and chat with other fellow biohacking enthusiasts !? We're all about developing a sense of community in the city and making meaningful connections, so we're hosting this FREE meetup event! Let's talk Biohacking, friends ! We'll have the whole place to ourselves, how exciting is that !? Thanks to Old School restaurant for being such an awesome partner ! RSVP to get this event on your calendar and don't miss this opportunity to come out and meet other biohackers in the area over a bite and a drink to learn, exchange experiences, questions, and tips. I can't wait to see you ! Oksana Andreiuk, @CanadianBiohacker
- Biohacking Sleep with Canadian Biohacker @ Neo Retreat
Retreat from the city without leaving Toronto! You will be filled with wellness through a half day of breath, movement, nutrition and self care workshops. ONLY 45 SPOTS. Secure your spot now with a ticket: https://www.universe.com/events/neo-retreat-tickets-toronto-4G09P1 Five wellness experts will lead you through a half day of modern wellness programming to reconnect you with yourself and fill you with wellness at MINDSET Brain Gym in Yorkville: -In Sound Immersion: Live sound, rhythm and frequency to ease emotional imbalance with Michaela Bekenn. -Body Movement Awareness: Fusion flow with Tyler Jackson. -Adaptogens 101: Understanding, finding and using adaptogens for everyday health with MEbyKiki. -Biohacking Better Sleep: What's "Biohacking" and how it turned into a health movement with Oksana Andreiuk (@CanadianBiohacker). -Action Breathwork: "Wim Hof" style breathing to envision and feel how you want to live with Bryan Hardy. You will re-enter city life glowing with wellness, take home tools and new products so your wellness journey can continue:) All-inclusive program includes health drinks and nutritious snacks. IG: https://www.instagram.com/neo.retreat
- "Let's Talk Biohacking" Social (Free!)
Hey Biohacker ! Happy New Year ! So you've started to take action to optimize your health and vitality, through exercise, nutrition changes, improving sleep, etc. Perhaps you've even ran some lab tests to quantify your health. Or you've tried biohacking tools and devices. But, did you ever wish you could just somehow get together with other biohackers and compare experiences, ask questions and learn more about biohacks you've been thinking to try, and talk about new biohacking products on the market ? There just never seems to be enough time to connect and socialize with others at the end of talks, panels, and presentations. Well, we hear you and feel the same way ! We also think that some of the best connections are made over eats and beverages, so...Biohacking & Longevity TO is partnering with Old School restaurant (vegetarian options available) to host a FREE meetup event solely dedicated to facilitating new connections and sharing of biohacking experiences. Let's talk Biohacking, friends ! We'll have the whole place to ourselves, how exciting is that !? RSVP and don't miss this opportunity to come out and meet other biohackers in the area over a bite and a drink to learn, exchange experiences, questions, and tips. I can't wait to see you ! Oksana Andreiuk, @CanadianBiohacker
- Canadian Biohacker on "The Prospect of Immortality" [Free Event!]
For those who missed the "Let's Talk Longevity & Undoing Aging" event in June, here is your chance to come out and learn more about longevity. This week, the Toronto Transhumanism Meetup Group invited me to speak on this topic and I hope to see you there ! Event Description: Guest speaker Oksana Andreiuk (@CanadianBiohacker) will present an overview of longevity industry, covering: * What is aging ? * What are the aging biomarkers? * What is the current state of the longevity industry (companies, non-profits and research institutes) Duane Hewitt will be presenting "The Prospect of Immortality: Radical life extension in advance of the Singularity." We hear about advances in biology all the time: victories in the war on cancer or new treatments for degenerative diseases. However it seems like we have plateaued in terms of extending lifespan and healthspan. This presentation will be a survey of the state of the art combined with my personal journey as a superlongevity enthusiast which began at a young age. About Guest Speakers: Oksana Andreiuk (@CanadianBiohacker) is on a mission to bring biohacking and anti-aging science to the mainstream in Canada and to help individuals optimize their mental and physical performance, with the ultimate vision of extending healthspan and lifespan. It’s this vision that inspired her to found Biohacking & Longevity TO, hosting monthly meetup events to educate and provide a platform for live discussions. Oksana is a futurist with a long-standing interest in the applications of biotechnology and the science of aging, holding an HonsBSc in genetics and a Master of Biotechnology from the University of Toronto. She has a deep knowledge of the healthcare industry having worked with private, non-profit, and public organizations across Canadian and US markets, building her expertise in medical, marketing, and digital strategy. Oksana is currently a Strategist at the world's largest independent health marketing and commercialization agency, where she consults on strategy for healthcare products across a number of therapeutic areas. Duane Hewitt has over twenty years of experience in molecular biology research and life sciences product development. Mr. Hewitt has successfully contributed to many areas of biology during the course of his career including engineering tools to manipulate antibiotic producing bacteria, conducting high throughput screening on cancer stem cells, engineering a universal influenza vaccine and conducting animal studies for proof of concept and for safety for novel immunotherapeutic proteins. His research in these diverse areas has resulted in both patents and papers. During the course of his work he has learned to balance the importance of adding value to products and programs while mitigating risks. Recently Mr. Hewitt worked with Translational Life Sciences, a neuroscience company optimizing cannabinoids for unmet medical needs, to develop nutraceutical products to sit at the interface between the recreational and medical cannabis markets. Mr. Hewitt’s recent focus has been the supplement space where timelines to bring a product to market are much less onerous than therapeutic drug development. Duane has a lifelong passion for longevity research and chose his career as a means to achieve that end.
- A Panel on Biohacking with Canadian Biohacker, Dr. Navaz Habib, & Ash Aly
Yes, you're seeing it right - TWO biohacking events in ONE month this time ! How awesome is that !? Switching it up this time, I'm partnering with Starwell and participating on a biohacking panel as one of the panelists with a couple of awesome guests (see below) ! 5:00pm - Doors will open, come mingle with ***Open Bar and snacks!*** 6:00-8:00pm - Biohacking panel time ! Grab your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-panel-on-biohacking-with-dr-navaz-habib-oksana-andreiuk-and-ash-aly-tickets-52227119721 Event description: There is a new global movement which is seeing people take charge of their context to improve states of wellness and efficiency. Biohacking has evangelist speakers, product and service brands, conferences and a whole ecosystem developing and with this panel we'll seek to explain why people are 'biohacking,' whether it truly helps and the diverse approaches to its application. Panelists: Oksana Andreiuk (@CanadianBiohacker) is on a mission to bring biohacking and anti-aging science to the mainstream in Canada and to help individuals optimize their mental and physical performance, with the ultimate vision of extending healthspan and lifespan. It’s this vision that inspired her to found Biohacking & Longevity TO, hosting monthly events to educate and provide a platform for live discussions. Oksana is a futurist with a long-standing interest in the applications of biotechnology and the science of aging, holding an HonsBSc in genetics and a Master of Biotechnology from the University of Toronto. She has a deep knowledge of the healthcare industry having worked with private, non-profit, and public organizations across Canadian and US markets, building her expertise in medical, marketing, and digital strategy. Oksana is currently a Strategist at the world's largest independent health marketing and commercialization agency, where she consults on strategy for healthcare products across a number of therapeutic areas. Dr. Navaz Habib (@DrNavazHabib), is a Functional Medicine Doctor, Author and Speaker who empowers his patients to make small, sustainable changes to blind spots which may have been overlooked by other health care practitioners. He has found that these are the missing pieces which have a long-lasting impact on energy levels, digestive, metabolic and hormonal health. He has biohacked his own health concerns and transformed his life using the tools of functional and lifestyle medicine, and now works to support his patients in making these changes at the Living Proof Institute in Mississauga. Ash Aly (@ashaly8) is a Quant/Data Scientist who has spent 10 yrs building data-driven analytics and Financial technology and the past 5 yrs advising and consulting for startup and enterprise teams transforming to Agility. He is also a self-professed biohacker + 'peak performance and flow enthusiast.' Don't forget to secure your spot by registering: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-panel-on-biohacking-with-dr-navaz-habib-oksana-andreiuk-and-ash-aly-tickets-52227119721 Look forward to seeing you there !! Oksana Andreiuk (@CanadianBiohacker)
- Biohack Your Body for Longevity
Have you wondered if there are ways to optimize your daily energy, health, and vitality ? Biohacking & Longevity TO brings you a panel discussion and Q&A on anti-aging therapies, ranging from vitamin IV drips, sound frequency healing, and epigenetics. Grab your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biohacking-aging-to-optimize-your-life-tickets-51352012251 Host: Oksana Andreiuk, @CanadianBiohacker Speakers: 1. Kathleen MacDonald - Founder, LifeStyle Med by KateNicole Inc. Topic: Exploring the connection between your genetic makeup, your DNA and potential and capacity for optimization. 2. Rebecca Lester - Program Developer & Practitioner, Soul7 Topic: Restoring balance to physical and mental health through Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Frequency (PEMF) Technology, Sound and Light frequency therapy. 3. Christopher Chapheau - Partner, REVIV Canada Topic: Health and anti-aging therapeutic effects of IV infusions About guest speakers: Kathleen McDonald: Kathleen opened an Anti-aging Lifestyle WellnessCentre in Yorkville to provide a unique and progressive clinic design. Conceptually, her clinic philosophy is based on the principles of Integrative and Regenerative medicine, promoting health, & performance optimization, and all with 5 Star Service, just like Four Seasons. Kathleen moved to Toronto from San Francisco California 5 years ago. She has worked at top academic centers such as University of Michigan Medical Center, University of California San Francisco, Sunnybrook and Toronto General Hospital. Her passion is to help bring the progressive and innovative approach of Anti-Aging & FunctionalMedicine to Toronto and to you. Rebecca Lester: At Soul 7, we use Healing Technologies to get to the root cause of any symptoms or ailments you may be experiencing. We use a combination of PEMF, sound therapy, light therapy and vibro-acoustic therapy to bring the body into a state of coherence. Rebecca has been practicing energy medicine for 8 years. Starting with Reiki, she has studied Shamanic energy medicine, sound therapy, energy psychology, Somatic therapy and is one of the only Ondamed Certified Practitioners in Canada. She strongly believes in the body’s innate ability to heal itself, and with the right and tools, environment, and motivation, anything is possible. Christopher Chapheau: Christopher is the co-owner and Director of Retail Operations for REVIV Canada. REVIV is the global market leader in IV therapy and booster shot wellness treatments with over 35 clinics across the world. Their King West clinic has quickly become the #1 destination for IV therapy treatments in Toronto and they’ll be launching their second location this November in Toronto’s Financial District at the Richmond-Adelaide Centre. Christopher has a long relationship with the health and fitness industry. Playing club, varsity and eventually premiership rugby here in Toronto, as well as competing in fitness competitions, optimizing his health and fitness has consistently been a daily pursuit for the past 10+ years. Now his focus with REVIV is on helping other high performing individuals in business, athletics, and everyday life, reach and maintain their optimal health to be able to maximize their daily output through the use of IV therapy.
- Let's Talk Biohacking Sleep: A How-To Guide + Latest Sleep Tech
Grab your tickets on Eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2xxxVYu Do you have trouble "disconnecting" and falling asleep ? Do you wake up multiple times before your alarm ? Do you wake up feeling groggy, wondering if you got any deep sleep at all ? You're not alone - about half of Canadians struggle with sleep as well, affecting our energy, motivation, mental and physical health. Urban floodlit cities have largely made sleep deprivation a lifestyle, but our need for sleep is encoded in our genes, and studies show that sleep may be more essential to us than food. Turns out that sleeping <6 hrs/night elevates risk of depression, psychosis, stroke, and obesity. The GOOD news ? We now know enough about what affects our sleep to BIOHACK our way to optimal sleep quality and duration. Biohacking & Longevity TO is bringing you a learning session on just that - a how-to guide on biohacking your sleep + a review of current sleep technology on the market to help optimize sleep quality... ...and ultimately get you back to feeling full of energy, motivation, and vitality. What to expect from this session: This will be an interactive seminar and discussion where you'll have the opportunity to learn about: - What is biohacking ? - How much sleep are people really getting today ? - What are the effects of good vs poor sleep ? - How to biohack sleep: environment, nutrition, exercise, light exposure, etc. - Review of current technology to help optimize your sleep If you’ve ever been curious about biohacking your sleep – this event is the perfect opportunity to learn more and ask questions. Chance to WIN a pass to Toronto's Biohacker Summit (Oct 14-16) Biohacking & Longevity TO is excited to have partnered with the Biohacker Summit for this event. The Biohacker Summit is Europe's top optimal human performance conference that's been running annually since 2014 and this is the first year they're bringinig it to Canada - pretty exciting ! We will be doing a random draw for 2 free tickets for Biohacking & Longevity TO group members who register for this event, so make sure you've signed up ! The winners will be announced on October 11th. What to bring: We've already done all the research for you, so bring your enthusiasm and curiosity ! More about the Biohacker Summit A partnership between SPARK Medicine and the largely successful Biohacker Summit in Europe, this inaugural event promises to be an innovative and engaging look into the world of biohacking, and the first of its kind in Canada! Biohacking is the art and science of optimizing your performance and wellbeing with biological & technological tools. The goal of Biohacker Summit Toronto is to gather pioneers interested in digital health, wearables, quantified self, biohacking and optimal human performance together. It is our hope that we will be able to bring forth not only an enhancement of these benefits through teaching, awareness and engagement, but also an open discussion about what the future holds for this industry. Attendees from all over the world will gather in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to learn about all things biohacking on October 14-16. This is something you will not want to miss. Www.SparkBioHack.ca ***** Don't miss the next event ! Join Biohacking & Longevity TO Follow along on Instagram: @CanadianBiohacker ***** Interested in sponsoring, partnering, or getting involved with our event series? Contact me at [masked] & let's chat! ***** Disclaimer: The content of this session is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.