Meet Simon.


Hello, I’m Simon Thomson and I’m the founder of Essential Inquiry. I’d like to tell you a bit about my story.


I was always curious about the world around me, which led me to an honors degree and career in the field of environmental science. However, over time my curiosity of the natural world would ultimately lead right back to me, and to the question that would take me on a new path: Who am I?

From youth into adulthood I faced severe challenges as a result of living with dyslexia. Though I’d learned to ‘manage’ myself, I struggled relating to the world around me. My unique set of coping strategies allowed me to be in the world while, to quote some poignant words by poet and author, David Whyte, leaving large parts of myself behind.

In my early twenties I travelled to more than forty countries over a span of seven years. I was not only witness to, but also experienced bliss, expansiveness, beauty, peace, majesty, and oneness. One of the wonders of traveling so much is that it helped me understand that wherever I went, no matter how far I journeyed, there I still was.

After ending up on Canada’s West Coast, I attended my first retreat, an Enlightenment Intensive, which changed everything I knew to be true. It opened up a world that has continued to unfold over the past fifteen years in the most amazing ways.

Since then, I have studied with teachers using traditional Eastern philosophies as well as those using modern-day therapeutic models. I trained to become a Master of Enlightenment Intensives and have since lead approximately 50 retreats in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.

Now I share what I have learned with others by giving retreats, workshops and one-to-one sessions. It does not matter to me if you are just starting out or if you have been seeking for many years.

If you want:

  • more energy
  • deeper connecting with yourself and others
  • more love, joy, peace in your day-to-day experience
  • less anxiety and fear
  • freedom from your inner critic
  • to connect to and understanding your own deep inner wisdom

I offer a limited number of free introductory private sessions.

I would love to hear from you.