ABOUT

For the past 20 years I have been working in the wellness industry. I have had opportunities in Canada and abroad as a yoga and pilates instructor, personal trainer, english teacher, and facilitated yoga and meditation programs privately and for corporate . I continued studies in Massage Therapy and Manual Osteopathy at the Canadian College of Osteopathy (CCO). Over the years, I have enjoyed working at multi-disciplinary clinics as well as having a home based clinical practice. 

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EDUCATION

  • B.A: Health Sciences and French at The University of Western Ontario, (UWO).

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

  • Manual Osteopathy at The Canadian College of Osteopathy: 5 year program plus 3 year thesis. 

  • Endocranial Spasms and Concussions Level 1: Physical (2015)

  • Endocranial Spasms and Concussions Level 2: Fluid (2017)

  • Endocranial Spasms and Concussions Level 3: Grid and matrix (2019)

  • Advanced Pelvic Rehabilitation (2018) 

  • Fascial Treatments (2020)

  • Vipassana Meditation Studies (2006 to current)

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

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

MOVEMENT

I always found 'movement is medicine' by living an active lifestyle with hiking, triathlons, mountain biking, skating, skiing, snowboarding, weight training, yoga and pilates. These activities have built new friendships and have helped me learn about new cultures and health.

 

Additionally, I was born with bilateral club feet and a leg length discrepancy (LLD). Later in life I discovered I was eligible for para-cycling and classified as a C5 para-cyclist in 2016 due to these birth defects. I have a lifetime of experience with manual therapies for club feet and LLD. There are many structural, functional, and rehabilitation options with lifts, shoe modifications, orthotics, braces, exercises, and therapies. Including balancing strength and flexibility for training to avoid injuries. Please email me if you require more information.

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A HEALTHY DIET AND MICROBIOME.

Over the years I have experimented with various diets and learned about the microbiome which is the environment of our digestive system. Knowing the foods that optimize brain power, sustain energy levels, regulate hormones, and reduce pain and inflammation is paramount. Regular cleanses and/or omitting certain foods like sugars, alcohol, and processed foods, can help us all improve our physical and mental health.

 

Listening to the body and seeing what foods help or hinder our energy levels, brain power, and performance can be crucial. Getting help from dieticians, nutritionists, naturopaths, and food testing can also greatly reduce negative side-effects (brain fog, bloating, fatigue, pain, inflammation) when we eat the wrong foods for our individual physiology. We are all unique within our physiology and metabolize differently within the microbiome. The cells within the microbiome completely restore every 7-10 years so our ability to metabolize certain foods will change as we age. 

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food '.

(Hippocrates)