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WELCOME!
For the past 25 years I have been working in the wellness industry. In the early 2000's I was drawn to Asia; I lived in India where I studied and practiced yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda. I also lived in Thailand where I taught English, worked with Shamans, and Yogis, and learned Thai Massage and Reflexology. In 2006, I began Vipassana Meditation and have continued a daily meditation practice since then.

My academic background includes
 Health Sciences and French from The University of Western, Swedish Massage Therapy, and Manual Osteopathy from the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Montreal and Toronto.

Over the years, I have enjoyed working at multi-disciplinary clinics. Currently I work from home surrounded by the beauty of the Thousand Islands. I live an active lifestyle and continue to make physical and mental health a priority. I have always felt connected in Nature and continue to wonder how we all fit into the BIGGER PICTURE...

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences and French from The University of Western Ontario, (UWO).

  • Massage Therapy Diploma from The Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH).

  • Manual Osteopathy from The Canadian College of Osteopathy: 5 year program with 3 year thesis. 

  • Endo-Cranial Spasms and Concussions, Level 1: Physical Imprints (2015)

  • Endo-Cranial Spasms, Level 2: Fluid Imprints (2017)

  • Endo-Cranial Spasms, Level 3: Grid and Matrix Imprints (2019)

  • Endo-Cranial Spasms Level 4: Civilization & Morphogenic Fields (2023)

  • Fascial Treatments (2020)

  • Quantum Healing (2020-2023)

  • Vipassana Meditation Practitioner (2006 to current)

  • Advanced Pelvic Rehabilitation (2018) 

  • Yoga Teacher Training: Sivananda (Beginner & Advanced), Ashtanga Mysore India and others...

  • Pilates Teacher Training: Body Harmonics Mat and Reformer Teacher Training and others. 

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​MOVEMENT

For me "Movement is medicine"; from para-cycling, triathlons, swimming, mountain biking, skating, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, weight training, yoga, pilates, and hiking. These activities have helped build new friendships and learn about new cultures.

 

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Additionally, I was born with bilateral club feet and a leg length discrepancy (LLD). The image above shows the corrective boots worn by myself and many other infants with club feet to support structural and functional changes as we grow. 

 

Later in life I discovered I was eligible for para-cycling and in 2016 I was classified as a C5 para-cyclist.

 

Due to injuries, my para-cycling career was cut short but I am forever grateful for the hard-work and determination it helped cultivate, as well as the great coaches, and athletes I was able to meet along the way...

A HEALTHY DIET AND MICROBIOME.

We all have a unique microbiome (the environment of our digestive system). Learning about foods that optimizes our brain power, sustain energy levels, regulate hormones, and reduce pain and inflammation is paramount for physical and mental performance.

Stress, emotions, and aging will alter our bio-chemistry and micro-biome. Having your doctor Naturopath and/or Medical doctor perform baseline testing (blood, urine, saliva) can help identify problems with our diet, hormones, vitamins or minerals. By taking time to listen to the body, we can feel what affects our physical, mental, and energetic health as we age and make changes as needed.

 

Since the cells within our microbiome restore every 7-10 years, regular food testing can help rule-out problems from the diet. Plus our ability to metabolize certain foods will also change with aging; regular cleanses and intermittent fasting has been proven scientifically to be important for a healthy micro-biome as we age. 

 

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"

(Hippocrates). 

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