Dalian Foundation


The Dalian Foundation is a non profit organization that was established in 2006 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Our Vision

Our vision and commitment is to work towards a new humanity where we can each live our unique individuality, strength, creativity and freedom and contribute to a world where love, peace, and joy prevail.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to help improve the quality of people’s personal and professional lives locally, nationally, and internationally. We are commited to helping people raise their consciousness by providing educational opportunities and practical tools so they can take personal responsibility in eradicating their limitations, pain, suffering, and become the ambassadors for the New World.


• To create community projects that support opportunities for transformation into greater health and consciousness.

• To provide scholarships (as per defined selection criteria) to adults and children who wish to participate in personal development workshops, trainings or private sessions offered through the Dalian School of Health & Consciousness.

All offerings are aimed at providing hands-on experience for individuals to access their inner peace, develop self-awareness and facilitate transformation.

Board Members

Through their personal experience of transformation, each member of this board understands the importance and need of healing into consciousness, not only for individuals but for the world at large.


Rick Chehil, MD, President

Rick is a General Practitioner with over 20 years experience. He is an advocate for holistic healing within the mainstream medical system. Rick has witnessed his own personal transformation while working with Mada and the Dalian Method as well as the course offered through the Dalian School for Health & Consciousness and welcomes the opportunity to enable others to gain from Mada’s wisdom and direction.


Madeleine Newkirk, Vice-President

Madeleine is an artist whose concentration is in abstract paintings and metal sculptures that evoke a sense of power and spirit. She enjoys traveling and pursuing educational experiences in awakening the human spirit. She previously considered herself a ‘self-help junky’ searching for answers predominately outside of herself by reading books, attending workshops, retreats, and yoga classes. After experiencing Eliza Mada Dalian’s work at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY in 2012, she understood the truth of the statement “all the answers are already within me.” Since then she has expanded her awareness of her inner power and joy by participated in other courses offered by Mada Eliza Dalian. Madeleine feels inspired to share her experience and contribute in helping others on their healing journey into consciousness.


Kindi Gill, Treasurer

Kindi is a Chartered Accountant from the UK, with 22 years experience in General Management, Human Resources, Corporate Finance, and leadership as a Chief Executive for a private multi-site national corporation. In her early 40s she left the corporate world in search of a deeper meaning. Kindi met Mada Dalian in 2008 and feels extremely fortunate to have experienced life-changing shifts through working with Mada and the Dalian Method. Kindi has been participating in all the programs offered through the Dalian School and has been fortunate to also see a tremendous transformation in her own children who have also been working with Mada and her evolutionary method.


Jessica Gibson, Secretary

Jessica is the personal assistant to Mada Dalian and the creator of BeingSeekers.com. She has a BSc from the University of Victoria. From a young age, she was interested in human psychology, but felt unsatisfied with the level of understanding provided in that field. She was blessed to have come across the teachings of Eliza Mada Dalian in 2008. She has been participating in the programs offered through the Dalian School for Health & Consciousness since and has received invaluable training in navigating the process of personal growth and transformation.


Isabella Scandolari

Isabella has devoted her life to the art of healing and the practice of Yoga. She studied and trained in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and the sciences of breath and meditation in relation to health and wholeness. She works on a deep level with each individual, by designing a treatment plan which includes breath, meditation and personal sessions in a studio in the quiet Kitsilano neighborhood of Vancouver, Canada. Isabella has been training at the Dalian School for Health & Consciousness since 2011 and has been participating in an extensive Self-Healing Dalian Method Teacher Training program with Mada Dalian.


The Dalian Foundation provides scholarships to subsidize courses, teacher trainings, and private sessions offered through the Dalian School for Health & Consciousness. The scholarships are intended for people who have a strong desire to heal into consciousness, but have limited financial resources. Scholarships are only provided to those who are willing to contribute a portion of the cost themselves. Previous participation in a course or private session with Mada Dalian is an asset for applications.



We appreciate your donations and contribution to the Dalian Foundation to help provide a truly life-changing experience to your brothers and sisters on the path of healing into consciousness.

Thank you for your support!