Fans Recount Their Experiences at ‘Oprah’s Lifeclass’ in Toronto

This week the season finale of "Oprah's Lifeclass: the Tour" will air on OWN. The last episode will once again feature all four of Oprah Winfrey's most trusted advisors - Deepak Chopra, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Tony Robbins, and Iyanla Vanzant. The inspiring panel was filmed in Toronto, marking the first time that Winfrey taped a show in Canada.

For the 17,000 fans that were able to attend the two filmed episodes in Toronoto, the experience was life changing. Here's what some of the lucky fans had to report in an exclusive interview about their personal experiences at "Oprah's Lifeclass."

Misty Germano Was Taken with the Immense Energy at the 'Lifeclass' Taping

Misty Germano, 34, works in the finance department for TELUS in Toronto. She explained what the event meant to her. "Those of us who have had the honor to be amongst such wise individuals, soaking in the immense energy can still feel it inside, at least I can. I can still feel the room itself, almost vibrating with excitement, joy, and gratitude. Love for this woman, her 'Lifeclass' and each and every person involved."

Prasanna Ranganathan Had Multiple 'A-ha, Bing-Bing' Moments at 'Lifeclass'

Prasanna Ranganathan is a 31-year-old lawyer from Ottawa who was recently laid off and is now "searching for work that honors my calling." He summed up the two tapings he attended by saying, "It was filled with multiple a-ha, bing-bing moments every minute of that very special day."

Ranganathan shared what he learned about gratitude, the theme of the morning taping, "Gratitude reorients your life and helps you to look back on your day, every day, with a renewed sense of reverence and purpose. Instead of being stuck in a negative story, gratitude and keeping a gratitude journal allows you to move forward in the world, attentive to the many ways in which the world rises up to meet you, comfort you and bring you moments, however big or small, of joy and light."

Elizabeth Toole, a 47-year-old from Nova Scotia had an equally powerful experience. She remarked, "The greatest lesson I learned at 'Lifeclass' was that we are all responsible for our lives. The story we tell ourselves is a determining factor in how we live. If your life isn't going the way you planned you need to start telling yourself a new story. Re-write your story now. 'Be grateful for what you have, and you will end up having more.' Start you day by saying, 'Thank You.'"

Misty Germano Learned an Important Lesson About Forgiveness at 'Lifeclass'

Germano also had a powerful realization during the taping of the show about forgiveness. She discovered that she's been able to forgive her childhood abuser, but not her father, with whom she has a strained relationship.

During the "Lifeclass" experience she recalls, "I realized in Toronto, sitting in that 'Lifeclass' room, that I was limiting my own life purposes. I was putting limitations on my own successes, basing them on other people. I don't need that apology from [my father]. If he isn't capable of being a supportive father, that is none of my business. I don't need that to be happy and fulfilled. I can make me happy. I can provide what I need to so I can live my most authentic and fulfilling life."

'Lifeclassers' Reveal the Most Important Lessons They've Learned from Oprah

Fellow "Lifeclasser" Nada Mojsilov said the key concept that she's learned from Oprah over the years is "that your past does not define your future. She has taught me to live in the present and move forward regardless of events that happened in my past. I am telling myself a different story now. "

And Germano and Ranganathan also revealed the most important lessons they've learned from Winfrey over the years. Germano has embraced the message, "I am enough."

For Ranganathan the revelation unfolded before his eyes in Toronto, "The biggest lesson Oprah demonstrated that day and everyday is that in the space of gratitude, the magic and possibility of life reveals itself in all its splendor. She showed us the importance of living with an open, grateful heart."

Watch the final episode of season two of "Oprah's Lifeclass: the Tour" on Monday, April 30 at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. Central.

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