Podcast - Anchor Point | Bota Bota, spa-sur-l'eau

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Podcast – Anchor Point

Bota Bota, spa-sur-l’eau’s podcast invites renowned guests in the well-being field to reveal their lives and their accomplishments.

SEASON 1

Episode 1
Surpassing Oneself with Mylène Paquette

As the first woman to row across the Atlantic, Mylène stands out for her playfulness and her thirst for achievement. From a privileged moment in the company of the Queen Mary, to the unprecedented experience of a hurricane in the open ocean, to her ecological fight, Mylène surprises us with the story of a unique life. 

Please note that this podcast episode is only available in French.

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Episode 2
The Language of the Body and the Stars with Vanessa DL

Vanessa, witch and astrology and yoga teacher, intelligently applies the language of esotericism through her daily practices. With the help of her travels in Rwanda and Peru, she meticulously builds her path in the hope of offering tools to those in search of roads of reflection. The use of compasses to navigate the ever-changing waters of life.

Please note that this podcast episode is only available in French.

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Episode 3
Healing Through Touch with Jeannine Vautrin

Jeannine Vautrin was a massage therapist at Bota Bota for about 8 years. She shares her path, her ambitions, her esoteric spirit, and her passion for massage therapy which makes her one of a kind. 

This interview was conducted a day before the lockdown in Montreal. Things are no longer the same. But Jeannine’s heart is in the same place today: filled with love and warmth for those who are lucky enough to cross her path. 

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Episode 4
Acting in Prevention with Aurélie Valois-Francoeur

Aurélie Valois-Francoeur, certified naturopath, is above all a woman who takes the health of others to heart. Because of her past in community work, she seeks to improve everyone’s daily life, through the alternative medicine that is naturopathy. Gentle prevention to counter inner ills.

Please note that this podcast episode is only available in French.

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Episode 5
Excellence, Harmony, and Well-Being with Geneviève Émond

At the dawn of the 10th anniversary of her biggest professional project and at the end of a year full of emotions, Geneviève Émond, General Manager and founder of Bota Bota, spa-sur-l’eau, believes more than ever in the mission of her business: to provide the perfect downtime for every passenger.

The Bota Bota, spa-sur-l’eau, is the adventure of a ferry with a thousand lives and that of a family which recognizes the obvious need for well-being above all else. 

Please note that this podcast episode is only available in French.

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SEASON 2

Episode 1
The Wim Hof Method with Sébastien Zappa

Management of chronic stress, calibration of the body, disconnection and calm during an uncomfortable situation, this is what the Wim Hof Method can offer to those who seek respite from a constantly-changing life.

Sébastien Zappa, instructor of this extraordinary method, joins us today to explain its principles, its benefits, and to demystify this polar universe which today has many followers. Brave the cold to learn to better understand the world, one breath at a time.

Please note that this podcast episode is only available in French.

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Episode 2
Bridging the Historical Gap with Rito Joseph

History is a tale that reminds us of who we are and gives us clues on how to strive for a better future. Bota Bota has been, for 11 years now, part of the Old Port’s scenery and is loved by many worldwide. But to love this part of town is to also understand what it was and how it has changed throughout the years. 

Rito Joseph is a historical walker, shedding light on Montreal’s past. Through his guided walks, he gives us a glimpse and a better understanding of the city- helping us time travel and recognize the role Montreal played in slavery. By navigating the Old Port’s cobblestone streets, he invites us to listen to the city and to look beyond what we know, moving collective consciousness, changing the narrative and slowly bridging a gap between the past the present and the future. 

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Episode 3
Rethinking Sports Culture with Aurélie Rivard

The Paralympic Games, an event often overshadowed by the Olympic Games, bring together many athletes with different disabilities from all over the world. These games invite us to appreciate competitive sports from a new angle while focusing on the strengths of a so-called “classic” sporting event.

Canadian Paralympic swimmer Aurélie Rivard has been making her country shine for several years thanks to her many athletic prowesses. Her physical disability, although minor, will have had a significant impact on her personal and professional life. As a child, she constantly fought against what she projected. Today, she proudly wears the colours of her difference. She takes care of the physical and the mental thanks to her patience combined with the strength of her character and pushes us to redefine the culture of sports as we know it today.

Please note that this podcast episode is only available in French.

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Episode 4
Diving Into the Heart of the Problem with Nathalie Lasselin

At Bota Bota, water is one of the major elements that accompany the relaxation of its passengers. A fragile and powerful resource at the same time, it is vital for people, fauna, and flora which depend heavily on its existence.

Nathalie Lasselin, filmmaker and explorer has been interested in the seabed for many years. From their incredible biodiversity to the accessibility of their water, she swims tirelessly in an effort to take care of the planet, one drop at a time. With intelligence and relevance, she knows how to talk about this subject by accurately intertwining it with the human condition. Taking care of the planet starts with taking care of yourself. Her research and creations allow us to better understand the aquatic world, still unknown by many, and offer a valuable insight into the true value of water.  

Please note that this podcast episode is only available in French.

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Episode 5
Accepting the Body in Its Diversity with Cassandra Cacheiro

The importance of diversity in the media and in the arts is a subject that is increasingly valued today. It is now becoming unthinkable not to mention the importance of inclusion, and the extremely positive impact it can have on a segment of the population that has long been sidelined for its differences.

Photographer and model Cassandra Cacheiro has been at the heart of this subject for several years by exploring intimacy and diversity with accuracy. From the Musée des beaux-arts de Québec, to Safia Nolin’s “Lesbian Break Up Song” clip, and her many personal projects, Cassandra adds a touch of magic and freedom wherever she finds herself. She reminds us that visual diversity is a balm for the heart, a gateway to dialogue, to self-acceptance and acceptance of others.

Please note that this podcast episode is only available in French.

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