ABOUT

For the past 20 years I have been working in the health industry. I have had opportunities in Canada and abroad as a personal trainer, yoga and pilates instructor, and facilitated yoga and meditation programs. 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. 

   STUDIES

  • Completed studies in Health Sciences and French at The University of Western Ontario, (UWO).

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

  • Completed: Manual Osteopathy at The Canadian College of Osteopathy program: 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 Manipulation (2020)

  • Vipassana Meditation Studies (2006 to current)

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

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

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SPORTS:

I have always found that 'movement is medicine' by living an active and healthy lifestyle swimming, cycling, skating, skiing, snowboarding, weight training, hiking, pilates, and yoga. These activities have helped foster new friendships and brought me to different countries where I could learn about new cultures.

 

I was also born with bilateral club feet and a leg length discrepancy (LLD). I have a lifetime of experience with helpful rehab techniques for club feet and a leg length imbalance. There are many structural, functional, and rehabilitation options for footwear, lifts, shoe modifications, orthotics, braces, and therapy. Email me for more information.

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In 2016 I was classified as a C5-Paracyclist and when I overcome recent neurological injuries, I intend to return to training and racing.

A HEALTHY DIET AND MICROBIOME.

Over the years I have experimented with various diets and learned about the microbiome, 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 for sugar, alcohol, and processed foods can help us live a more balanced lifestyle.

 

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).

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