Do you know that feeling when you find out something really great and you just HAVE to share it with everyone you know?  Well that's kind of how I ended up here!  So what on earth could be so amazing that it caused me to completely transform my life?!!!   Let me tell you...in fact, let me share it with you!!!  

 

I can help you feel better with my unique approach combining psychotherapy and yoga therapy.  By collecting information from you regarding your background, history, lifestyle and health or emotional concerns, I will be able to create a customized program just for you.  I will give you the tools you need to feel better.  

 

How can I be so sure?  Long story short, I have experienced trauma and pain in my life.  I have been through many of the same issues that my clients present including difficulty with sleep, biochemical issues, anxiety and emotional stress.  I have experienced severe adrenal fatigue after almost losing my daughter.  I know what it is like to feel alone and afraid and unsure of what to do to regain control of my health and well being.  I am so passionate about sharing the tools that I found that were so successful for me, that I resigned from my career as an educator in the public school system to go back to school and to study and train in yoga, yoga therapy and psychotherapy.

 

 

I am a 200 + hour Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher

Intensive study of yoga -foundations, traditions, sanskrit, principles of alignment, heart-felt yoga practice, focus on anatomy and therapeutics.

I am a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
The IAYT is the Professional Organization which establishes Yoga as a recognized and respected therapy.  I have completed trainings with various organizations including the Integrated Health and Yoga School.  I am constantly refining and enhancing my knowledge of yoga as therapy for various physical, biochemical, emotional and psychological health issues.  I work privately with clients to provide therapy for your physical body (structural alignment therapy) for weight loss, to alleviate chronic pain, tension and to bring healing from physical illness or injury; and for your emotional and spiritual health (yoga for mood disorders -anxiety, depression, panic, yoga for trauma, yoga for grief and loss, therapy for self-compassion and self-love).

I have both my Bachelor Degree and Masters Degree in Education

I began my professional career as an educator in the public school system.  I am a huge proponent of education and an avid life-long learner.

I have my Bachelor Degree (B.A.) in Psychology
I have always been fascinated by the human mind and behaviour. 

I am a student of the Ontario Psychotherapy and Counseling Program

OPC is both an educational and training program for psychotherapy and mental health counseling and a referral network for registered psychotherapists dedicated to caring for the mind, body, heart and spirit. 

I am dedicated to ongoing professional development and am continually expanding my knowledge and experience by participating in additional certifications and trainings in Yoga, Yoga Therapy, and Psychotherapy and Counseling.

Current and recent study and trainings include:  Humour and Psychotherapy, Yoga for Seniors, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Yoga for Anxiety & Depression, Yoga for Cancer, Restorative Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga Massage and Thai Yoga massage, Anatomy and Therapeutics Immersion

I specialize in working with Seniors

Gentle yoga, Chair yoga, Restorative yoga, Yoga as therapy, Yoga to maintain and increase range of motion, flexibility, and strength. Spirituality of aging.  My clients have a variety of health and wellness issues including osteoporosis, osteopenia, frailty, sarcopenia, obesity, arthritis, back pain, high blood pressure, insomnia, anxiety, depression.

I am an advocate, educator, counselor and trainer for Allergy & Anaphylaxis

Working with individuals, families and businesses to educate and advocate for those with life-threatening, severe allergies, intolerance and anaphylaxis.  Creator of TheAllergyMom.com website and AllergySafetyTraining.com.  I am the Community Advocate for Alliance Health's SevereAllergyConnect website.

I founded Prashamana:  Good Health for Body, Mind, Heart & Spirit to provide an integrated service combining counseling and yoga as therapy for physiological, biochemical, emotional and psychological health and well-being. 

 

What I've learned on this journey as someone so eloquently put it to me ~ "We all have our sh*t"!  I hope you will feel comfortable to share your story with me.